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New QUAD Exhibition - Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley: 'Haunting Alongside Our Shadows'

              Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley Haunting Alongside Our Shadows - image courtesy of the Artist

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley’s Haunting Alongside Our Shadows will be on display at QUAD from September 2021.

Danielle’s work is based in historical happening’s, creating video-game inspired artworks that form part of her Black Trans archive to, as the artist states, “record the lives of Black Trans People in the present to imagine our existence in the past through immersive storytelling.”


New Mills Festival 2021

New Mills Festival 2021 brings you ... 

A newsletter!

The first of a 2021 series.

There is so much going on from 10th to 26th September that we've had to split the information across a few newsletters just so we can cover every type of entertainment that's coming to town this year. This newsletter is devoted to the big events, but we'll be covering (or trying to) everything as we go so you don't miss out on a thing!


New Mills Festival Weekender

Artist Residency Call Out

About Level

LEVEL is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and is also supported by Derbyshire County Council. We produce and promote art that is powerful and of relevance to all of our society – art that is not afraid to be different.


About LEVEL’s Residencies

Residencies are planned to take place between November 2021 and March 2022. We will select 4 Artists or companies to complete a 1 to 2 week residency with LEVEL.

Co-Lab at the Museum of Making

Co-Lab (Collaborative Laboratory) is an opportunity for creative organisations, makers, artists, and practitioners from across the region to meet, network and learn more about the upcoming collaborative opportunities at Derby Museums.

We’ll be discussing, creating, and sharing ideas for ‘First Fridays’, a series of proposed monthly after-hours talks, workshops and performance-based events at the Museum of Making, which will be co-produced with local creative organisations, makers and artists.

Cinderella Panto Auditions at New Mills Art Theatre

Could this be your chance to tread the boards on the Art Theatre stage? Our next panto is Cinderella by Alan Frayn – a classic tale given the full pantomime treatment!

To find out more about our panto and meet the production team - come along to our Get-Together on Monday, 6 September at 7.30pm at New Mills Art Theatre, Jodrell Street, SK22 3HJ.

Artcore Newsflash

On behalf of Artcore Gallery, the team would like to invite you to the launch of Error & Power, an exhibition featuring the work of artists in residence Naho Matsuda (@naho.matsuda) and Neale Willis (@nealewillis).

Naho and Neale began their residency with Artcore in May 2020. For Error & Power, both artists explore the strategy of creating space for chance, and the potential for mistakes and errors to shape their work, whether by design or accident.

Garden Design Planned For GWL Return

Horticulture students at Derby College Group (DCG) are ploughing ahead with their entry into this year’s Gardeners World Live exhibition and competition at the NEC later this month.

The mature students are on the Level 3 study programme which has been specially devised by DCG Horticulture lecturer Mike Baldwin to bring together skills and knowledge in surveying, design, plantsmanship and construction - ideal for students who want to establish a gardening business.