**IMPORTANT NOTE** The Necklace of Stars will not be on display on the 3rd of September at Erewash Museum as originally planned. The opening date is now Tuesday the 6th of September
Visit Erewash Museum to view a beautifully crafted quilt that has been contributed by people in Derbyshire.
On display 3rd September – 28th September 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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