Visit Ashbourne Library to view a beautifully crafted quilt that has been contributed by people in Derbyshire.
Now on display 27th – 31st May 2022.
A Necklace of Stars celebrates childhood and the night sky in words, song and stitches. The project is a testimony to the power of human connection and creativity in the face of lockdowns and isolation. All of the embroidered stars have now been brought together to create a beautiful quilt
which is being exhibited around Derbyshire’s cultural venues, alongside a catalogue of poems and a lullaby soundtrack.
Exhibition dates and venues:
Lois Blackburn, artist: https://loisblackburnartist.uk/
Matt Hill, songwriter: https://matthillsongwriter.com/
Poet Phil Davenport’s reflections on the project:
Images and writing from the project: https://arthur-martha.com/category/necklace-of-
A Necklace of Stars is an Arts Council England supported collaboration between Arts
Derbyshire, DCC Public Health, Derbyshire Library Services and artists Lois Blackburn,
Philip Davenport and Matt Hill.
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