Arts Derbyshire


Upcoming in March – Dronfield Heritage Trust

Gardening at the Barn – Propagation for Beginners

Wednesday 15, 22 and 29

10 – 12pm

£20 (£18 Friends)

Join Janet Gears, one of our expert gardeners on this step-by step workshop on propagating.

Week 1 (Wednesday 15) will focus on seeds

Week 2 (Wednesday 22) taking cuttings

Week 3 (Wednesday 29) division.

All materials provided

The Dronfield Heritage Trust – Archive Open Day

Saturday 18

10:30 – 1pm

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

Live and Local – Essex Girl

Tuesday 28

7:00 – 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

Jig for a Kiss Music Show

Wednesday 29

7:00 – 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 History of Juggling and Circus Skills

Thursday 30

1:30 – 3pm

£6 (£11 Drink and a cake ticket), £4 Friends (£9 Drink and a cake ticket)

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!


Spring Fabric Wreath Making Workshop

Monday 27 and April 3

10 – 12pm, 1 – 3pm, 6 – 8pm

£15 (£13 Friends)


Join our garden volunteers and learn to make your own fabric Spring wreath!

Back by popular return, these workshops always fill up quickly, so be sure to book your place soon to avoid missing out.

All material provided, however please bring anything to personalise your wreath.

Six sessions to choose from, taking place over two days.


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