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Glossop Creates… Networks, Events and Opportunities🌄





August Creative Network Meeting



You’re invited to our next Creative Network Meeting

  • Wednesday the 30th of August
  • From 7pm
  • At the Partington Theatre.

We’re bringing creatives of all disciplines, from right across Glossopdale, together again this August!

The meeting will be a chance for you, the creative community to share your work, projects and ideas with the network in a show and tell format. The evening will begin with a short presentation from the Glossop Creates team, announcing our upcoming partnership and exciting initiatives with Reubens Retreat, a wonderful charity doing incredibly important work right from the heart of Glossop. In partnership with Reuben’s Retreat, we are looking to develop free studio spaces for local artists and are looking for expressions of interest from the creative community… We’re expecting a lot!


Book your free ticket!


The Glossop Living Room will also be making an appearance for the evening, offering creatives a chance to submit to our local, digital archive. The Living Room is your space to share ideas, memories, celebrate our community and shape Glossop’s story, together.


Explore The Living Room here!


If you would like to present, share or announce anything at the event, please do get in touch with us!  Similarly, if you’d like to perform for the network (particularly musicians or theatrical performers) then contact us!


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Food & Beverage Network Meeting



Also on the horizon is our F&B Network Meeting!

  • Monday 2nd of October
  • From 7pm
  • Cask and Kitchen, Glossop

Glossop’s local culinary businesses and F&B professionals are invited to come together, share news and discuss sector specific issues. The evening will give you the opportunity to forge new connections and introduce you to other local businesses. We want to discuss potential opportunities at the new look Town Hall and encourage new collaborations and support across the network.

If you would like to share or announce anything at the event, please do get in touch with us at


Book your free ticket!



Many thanks to Gaz Edwards of Partington Theatre Bar and Cask & Kitchen for his team’s generous and continued support for the Glossop Creates campaign.

Having such eclectic and quality venues as a home for our Networks provides Glossop Creates and our community with a platform for sharing ideas and supporting each other during a difficult time for many. This partnership shows the importance of collaboration in a town full of creatives where accessible and affordable space is at a premium.   


Have you discovered the
Glossop Hop yet?

This Network Meeting is your chance to feedback on Glossop’s brand new Ale Trail, and share your ideas for how else we can promote Glossop as the perfect destination for a grand day (or night) out!



Be the voice of Glossop Creates!



Our 2023 poster campaign – which sees large scale, impactful posters placed in key locations in Glossop, Manchester and the surrounding areas – focuses on the many, many things that our wonderful town creates.

We kick-started the initiative by asking our incredible network of ambassadors for their feelings on what they think Glossop Creates! Our first round of posters included quotes from notable local people including arts, culture, food and drink maestro, Thom Hetherington, culture expert, Dr Virginia Tandy OBE, internationally renowned artist, Ghislaine Howard, actor Julie Hesmondhalgh and many more.

Now we want to know what YOU, our incredible community of creatives, think Glossop creates… from amazing eateries and great live music venues, to a passion for nature, grassroots makers and local legends – let us know your thoughts!

To submit your quote, click the button below, or email with a short phrase (max 10 words) and a few words about your practice/business.


Submit your quote!



Glossop’s Local Living Room



Do you have something to share about Glossop? Well now you can in The Living Room, where all the content and stories are created by you, the people of Glossop.

Think of The Living Room as a kind of living history of your hometown, created by you. It’s a place to preserve the past, capture the present and share your hopes and ideas for the future of your town. And it’s really easy to get involved. Just visit the website, explore the different sections and upload or email your story.

So come on in, make yourself at home and add your story to The Living Room:


The Living Room doesn’t exist without you, so we’d love for you to get involved. You can send us a link, share a photo or even leave a recording. If it tells the story of our town, it belongs in The Living Room.

Simply visit the website and click Submit. Then fill in a few details, tell us the story of your contribution, and add a link or file. That’s it!


Visit the Living Room!


Not sure what to share? 

Here are some quick ideas to get you started – but we’re sure you’ll have your own suggestions!

  • Share your old photos of the high street.
  • Upload a film of a local event.
  • Write down your memories of a place you used to work in or visit locally.
  • Add a link to your favourite song by a local band.
  • Upload pictures of your own artworks and projects.
  • Share a link to an interesting local blog.




Creative Drop-In sessions at Glossop Library



We’re hosting monthly drop-in sessions at Glossop Library for creative people and businesses in our town!

The next drop-in session will take place on the 14th of August. Either turn up at any time, or email us at and let us know when you’re dropping by!

These are a chance for you to drop in and share your creative ideas, questions, proposals, and practice with us. Introduce yourself, have a chat and find out how Glossop Creates and our networks might support you!

For more information on our Monday Drop-in sessions, click here.




Glossop Creates… A local musicians playlist!


We have created a collaborative Spotify playlist to discover and showcase local musicians, bands and sound artists!

Listen here!
We welcome contributions to the playlist, either email us at, or click the link here to add to the playlist yourself.



What’s on in and around Glossop


14/08 – Creative Drop-In Session at Glossop Library
Weekly – Glossop Actors Forum
06/08 – Stage Craft Workshop with Glossop Improv and Partington Players Theatre
13/08 – Physicality workshop with Glossop Improv and Partington Players Theatre
27/08 – Scenework Workshop with Glossop Improv and Partington Players Theatre
31/08 – Glossop Improv Show
02/09 – Matt Hill: Live in concert
07/09 – Novel Writing Course
We’d love to feature your event on our website! To view all of our listings or add your own click here.


Funding and Creative Business Support


East Midlands Create Growth Support
Glossopdale SOUP: Community Fundraising Event
Arts Council England
Foundation Derbyshire
PF Grants and Opportunities
Developing your creative practice (DYCP)






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