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St John Street Gallery - A Feast for Summer

You are invited to the opening of this colourful and fun exhibition by three of our favourite artist. Preview: Friday June 18th from 5-8pm. The exhibition will run From June 18th until July 17th 2021.


Broadcaster urges pause for thought at Buxton

The key to defusing all those blazing internet rows is right there on your computer — and it’s labelled “pause”, says radio presenter and political blogger Iain Dale, who will be urging us all to calm down when he comes to Buxton International Festival in July.

No stranger to taking sides, Iain is not only a former Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, but also a football fan whose West Ham Till I Die blog says it all about tribalism just in its title.

Buxton in same arts league as UK capital cities

Buxton International Festival has won the town a place in the arts world on a par with two of the UK’s capital cities after being chosen to showcase a new work by one of Britain’s finest contemporary musicians.

The Festival (BIF) has been chosen for the first live production of a new opera, Dido’s Ghost, following its online premiere in London’s Barbican and before its run in Edinburgh.

We're Reopening the LEVEL Centre!

We’re so excited to announce that we will be back in our amazing, fully accessible arts centre from the 28th June.

We are beginning our reopening with the two interactive exhibitions that, due to the impact of Covid-19, had a limited run in 2020/2021.

Quantum Space by Kuflex and Degradation by Martyn Stonehouse will be available for view until the end of August 2021.


Innovative Learning Service Supports Child Safety Week

An innovative Derby-based video teaching and learning service for children and young people of all ages and abilities has released more than 500 child safety videos which are available to watch online free of charge as part of national Child Safety Week (June 7 to 13).

Wathall’s Activity Book Helps Children Come To Terms With Loss

Family-owned Wathall’s, which is Derby’s longest established independent funeral directors, has created a beautifully illustrated activity book to support children and young people who have lost a loved one.

Wathall’s Bereavement Support Coordinator and qualified counsellor Fay Bloor has worked with University of Derby graduate and freelance illustrator Michael Ashley to create the book entitled ‘Missing Someone Special – working your way through loss’.