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Upcoming Events at the Barn

Happy Chinese New Year – Sunday 22 is the start of the Lunar Festival and is the year of the Rabbit.
Xīnnián hǎo (
新年好) or Gong hei fat choy (恭喜发财)

Upcoming at the Barn



Warm Spaces – Board Games at the Barn


Every Monday

10 – 4pm

Free to all


Every Monday throughout January  we will be offer a warm space for all. We will have a wide selection of board games, cards and jigsaws to use. Or if you just want an area to do work, read a book or have a chat then come to the Barn. There will also be refreshments on offer.

Shelagh’s Sewing Circle Exhibition

Wednesday – Sunday (subject to closure)

10 – 4pm

‘Saving Lives’


A Community Response to the Pandemic.

The story of how our local communities came together to make and deliver facemasks to key workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic 2020

During 2020, the world went through the terrible COVID pandemic which changed the way society lived. Everyone was affected and no one escaped its consequences, it is still being felt today. However, through this suffering and hardship, human spirit, kindness and love shone through. Shelagh’s Sewing Circle were one such group, that did amazing work and this exhibition showcases their amazing story and achievements.

Chatsworth guide for more then 10 Years – Talk

Thursday 26


1:30 – 3pm

£6 (£4)


Dave Morley has been a Chatsworth guide for more than 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 anecdo

The Chesterfield Canal Project – Past, Present and Future – Talk

Wednesday, February 1



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.

Children’s Craft Workshop

Thursday 23

£2.50 per child

10 – 12 and 1- 3pm


Join our volunteers for our ever-popular craft activities in the February half-term.

All material provided.



Gardens at the Barn – Bulb and Perennial Plant Sale


Sunday 5

10 – 3pm

The Barn gardens are having a bulb and perennial plant sale.

We will be selling a wide range of plants and bulbs perfect for brightening up your spring and summer garden.

Dronfield Hall Barn Archive Open Day


Saturday 18


Dronfield Library




We are opening our archives up at the Dronfield Library.

We hold a fantastic collection of local Dronfield and the surrounding villages records, 10,000 photographs and a map and wills collection. Come talk to our extremely knowledgeable staff who will be able to answer your queries.


A Jig for a Kiss Music Concert

Wednesday 29

7 – 8:30pm

£10 (£8 Friends)

Join Chesterfield-based Jig for a Kiss who are an eight-piece multi-instrumental band

With six voices, playing foot-stomping, heart-warming, uplifting music from traditional roots around the world. Our aim is for you to have a great time (we always do!), be it listening, singing along, dancing or just raising a glass, you’ll be in for a great night.


The Barn Quilters Exhibition


Friday 24 – Sunday 26


10 – 4pm

The Barn Quilters will be exhibiting their fantastic collection of quilts and other items made.

We will also be drawing the winners for our quilting raffle. If you would like a chance to win 1 of 2 quilts, please see a Front of House member for details.

Live and Local – Essex Girl


Tuesday 28

7 -8.30pm


Join us as poet and performer Maria Ferguson brings us her one women show.

‘Essex Girl’ – A young working-class woman from the Essex area, typically considered as being unintelligent, materialistic, devoid of taste and sexually promiscuous. – Collins English Dictionary.

Kirsty is a sixteen-year-old girl growing up in 2000s Brentwood. She likes WKD, Elton John, Pie and Mash and Charlie Red body spray. She’s on a quest to win Sexy Ricky’s heart and pass her GCSEs. She also has a secret to tell you. One she can’t tell anyone else. Follow Kirsty’s story through the house parties and Irish pubs of Essex.

From West Ham matches to choir practice, pre-drinks to registration, she will tell you what it’s really like to be an Essex Girl. Essex Girl was awarded Show of the Week, Vault 2019 and Shortlisted for the Tony Craze Award 2018.



Children’s Craft Workshop

Thursday 6

£2.50 per child

10 – 12 and 1- 3pm


Join our volunteers for our ever-popular craft activities this Easter holiday

All material provided.



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