Arts Derbyshire


Meet the caterer for our fundraiser event at Masson Mills on April 25th!


We are super excited to welcome Ambes to Masson Mills in Cromford on the 25th April, as he cooks up a storm for us all!

Food from Ambes Lion Kitchen

Originally from Eritrea, Ambes Abraha is a young professional chef who has been building a career in hospitality, both as a chef de partie in a classical French restaurant and through growing his own business supplying delicious globally influenced food for one off events, parties and festivals.

As well as producing the authentic cuisine of his own Habesha culture, Ambes creates dishes influenced by flavours from across the globe, and is also strongly influenced by modern vegan cooking.

For the Arts Derbyshire event Ambes will be serving snacks and finger food (included in the ticket price) with flavours from South America, Africa, and Asia, as well as light supper plates of Eritrean Injera with Berbera spiced sauces and vegetable accompaniment.

Not only will the incredible Ambes be keeping us well fed with incredible food, but we also have much more to look forward to at the fundraiser. Join us on the 25th for spoken-word performance, dance, live band, raffle and much more.

Buy tickets here.


Meet the artists who will be exhibiting!

It is due to be a great evening, as well as a great weekend as the artists will be exhibiting for a further two days on the 26th and 27th of April.

Amanda Hughes Art – Amanda is a free-spirited artist who enjoys creating bold and vibrant artworks in my Off-grid, Eco-barn in historic Melbourne, in Derbyshire.

Andrea Hytch – Originally from the wind-swept North Atlantic coast of N.Ireland, she now works mainly in oil and cold wax medium, with occasional forays into acrylic, watercolour, mono printing and mixed media collage.

Bernie RutterBernie is a visual artist and work with Printmaking, Sculpture and Photography.

David William Sampson – David is a full time Artist working from The Long Eaton Art Rooms.

Elaine Lim Newton – Is a Derby and Long Eaton based visual Artist specialising in contemporary ceramics, Sculpture and Design.

Jenny Neale – Jenny’s work is mainly an eclectic mix of images taken from all walks of life and she has a particular interest in the purity of black and white.

Jenny Stevenson – Jenny is a contemporary award winning book artist based in Derby UK.

Linda Dent – Linda is an internationally acclaimed artist who has been creating awe-inspiring paintings and designs for years.

Paul Johnstone – Paul is a contemporary artists who mainly deals in ink prints, pottery and oil paintings. He is also part of the Raindogs who will be performing on the fundraiser evening!

Ray Gumbley – Is a photographer specialising in fine art portraiture and landscape commissions, he also dedicates his work to guiding individuals on a transformative journey of self-expression.

Sarah SkinnerSarah is an artist combining upholstery skills and art-history knowledge to create unique art-informed chairs and chair-based works.

Steph Trethowan – Steph is a contemporary artist based in the Midlands in the UK. I paint in oil and am drawn to using colour to convey my relationship to my subject.

Stevie Davis – Stevie is a Contemporary glass artist and tutor based in Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

Sue Allanson – Sue has been working as a sculptor for the last 20 years. She is passionate about carving in stone and usually takes inspiration from the stone itself.

Chris Barker / The Smallprint Company – The Smallprint Company is a traditional letterpress and design studio in Derby, Derbyshire. The heritage print shop specialises in Wedding Stationery and teaching the craft of letterpress through their workshops.

Vitor Azevedo – Vitor is now based in his own art gallery in the centre of Derby and is keen to work with other artists to develop new and exciting projects that reach boundaries that will inspire and enthrall audiences.

ZaZa Lewis –  ZaZa is a freelance graphic designer but has also specialised in historical map making for publishers worldwide.


Come along on the 25th for a great evening of food, drink, entertainment and to meet these artists! If you can’t make it on this day, then make sure to come along on the 26th and 27th!

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