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  • Peter Charles Shelton died from cancer aged 61 at home in Tansley, Derbyshire on 7 September 2014.
    Added: 16 September 2014
  • It is with great sadness that I have to let members of Arts Derbyshire know of the death of Peter Shelton.
    Added: 15 September 2014
  • Places are available on free, creative workshops in the community for birth partners to explore their birth experiences.

    Introductory day: 13th September, Derby University

    Added: 9 September 2014
  • Peak District Artisans’ Autumn Extravaganza will take place at the Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, showcasing the work of a wide-ranging selection of artists, designer-makers and craftspeople.
    Added: 9 September 2014
  • Part of the vast historic archive held by one of the longest running photographers’ studio in the UK is to be catalogued and displayed to the public for the first time.
    Added: 9 September 2014
  • Derbyshire’s River Derwent will be lit up this autumn in an ambitious arts project that will see hundreds of lights floating down the 66-mile waterway between 11th October and 5th November.
    Added: 9 September 2014
  • At Chesterfield Library this autumn there are three music concerts - and there is an Early Bird tickets booking offer too!
    Added: 27 August 2014
  • Beth's Poetry trail's 'picture poem' is now restored to its original glory, thanks to glass artist Janice Ayers. There is a guided walk around the trail on Sun 28th Sept so you can see for yourself how beautiful it is!
    Added: 20 August 2014
  • Fresh from the success of Peppa Pig's Party and Peppa Pig's Treasure Hunt the brand new all-singing, all-dancing adventure Peppa Pig's Big Splash will be entertaining children at Buxton Opera House on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September.
    Added: 28 August 2014
  • In Derbyshire's longest artwork, hundreds of light spheres, shepherded by riverside communities, flow the length of the River Derwent. Resonating with the ancient pulse of the first ever factories, the lights weave together past, present and future histories of Derbyshire, its landscape and its people.
    Added: 19 August 2014
  • It has been bad news across the board both for the arts and for learning disability services this year, with swingeing cuts in both areas regionally and nationally. Yet for national arts charity First Movement based at the Level Centre, Rowsley (the National Research Centre of Excellence in innovative cultural practice in the area of learning disability), there were two pieces of good news to celebrate this summer. 
    Added: 12 August 2014
  • Calling all 1623 partners, supporters and associates: Ben Spiller will be having a chat with Dame Janet Suzman, one of the greatest living Shakespeareans, at QUAD on Friday 12 September, 6.30-8.30pm, as part of the Shakespeare Night programme (which is part of 1623 participation).
    Added: 12 August 2014
  • In collaboration with Derbyshire ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper, the Tower of London’s installation of thousands of ceramic poppies was unveiled on 5th August, one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War.

    Added: 5 August 2014
  • Earlier this year Mandy-Jayne Ahlfors was invited to take part in a prestigious art exhibition commemorating the centenary of World War 1.
    Added: 28 July 2014
  • A whole range of events is coming up as part of a Derbyshire project to commemorate the First World War.
    Added: 28 July 2014
  • Derbyshire Literature Festival is offering up to eight artists the opportunity to display their work in libraries across Derbyshire.    
    Added: 18 July 2014
  • Derby Festé has announced the names of the two local companies who will be creating new work especially for this year’s festival.
    Performing during the Festé weekend will be Lost Boys Productions and the Babbling Vagabonds.

    Added: 7 July 2014
  • Do you have cine film at home? You know what I mean. The footage you took at your sister's wedding or the images you shot on holiday – anything at all connected to Belper.  Maybe it's all tucked away in the loft or the garage. Maybe you have reels boxed up at the back of the shed. Wherever they are it's time to dig them out.
    Added: 26 June 2014
  • Winners of the  ‘The Margaret Bonsall Art Challenge’ run by Heage Windmill
    Added: 11 June 2014
  • Building Site: Contemporary Art celebrating the 400th anniversary of Robert Smythson and the men who built Hardwick - A Meadow Arts & National Trust Project

    Exhibition Dates: 11 June – 16 November 2014

    Added: 23 June 2014

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