Arts Derbyshire


Talks at the Barn

Talks at the Barn


£6 (£4 Friends)



Wednesday 11 – The Art of Bee Keeping


Join Mary and Mike Richards as they talk through the The Art of Bee Keeping.

The talk will be perfect for those looking to start, have been beekeeping for years or are just interested in the hobby. The talk will cover the colony itself, who they are and what they do. The composition of the hive. What the beekeeping year looks like and honey.

They will be bringing a hive and some honey to taste and buy.

Thursday 26 – 10 Years a Chatsworth Guide

Dave Morley has been a Chatsworth guide for more the 10 Years and has many a story to tell.

Join Dave, as he recounts stories about being a Chatsworth guide for 10 years. There will be plenty of humorous anecdotes, name-dropping, and history involved in this wonderful talk.



Wednesday 1 – The Chesterfield Canal, past and present

Join Rod Auton from the Chesterfield Canal Trust.

Find out about the three terminal basins in Chesterfield, the fight to rescue the canal from dereliction, the amazing work of volunteers, the ambitious restoration plans, the current opportunities on the water and the wonderful wildlife.


Wednesday 1 – The History of the Ducal Gardens of Chatsworth, Chiswick, Syon and Alnwick


Join Camilla Anderson from Visit Gardens, in this illustrated talk as she explores the history of the ducal gardens at Chatsworth, Chiswick, Syon and Alnwick.

She will discuss how successive generations have developed the sites to reflect the changing fashions and include photographs of the gardens today.

Thursday 30 – The General history of juggling from ancient Egypt to Philip Astley.


Join Matthew Tiffany from Greentop Circus in this talk on how the circus was invented and where jugglers eventually fit.

It was during the mid-Victorian period that a revolution of juggling, courtesy of a visitor from the east 20th century enabled the developments in European juggling, that was know and love today. And yes, there will be plenty of live demonstrations!



Wednesday 5 – The Goboka Rwanda


Join Heather Thomas from The Goboka Rwanda Trust. The Trust fundraises in this country and then works with two partners in Rwanda who identify suitable projects.

All are community projects – but many concentrate on the youth in poorer areas – giving skills training in things like sewing, carpentry, welding etc – but also by the giving of livestock and training in bee-keeping.


Wednesday 3 – Garden and Woodland Birds.


Join Helen Ensor from RSPB Sheffield as she gives a talk about Garden and Woodland Birds.

Find out what makes a garden bird and some interesting facts about them, and birds that you might see on a walk in your local woodland. Helen is the group Leader of the RSPB Sheffield Local Group and this year they are celebrating 40 years.

Thursday 25 – The Murders that Shook Dronfield.

Join Alan Hurndall as he delves into the murderous past of Chesterfield.

Alan has written two books on the subject and this fascinating history is a glimpse into a dark past.


Wednesday 7 – A Wild Photopgraphic tour of Utah, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park

Join Sam Reavey as he takes you on his first trip to America.

This photographic talk will focus on his first trip to America where he visits Utah, Grand Teton and Yellowstone national park.




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