This year Derby is set for its best ever Christmas festive spectacular, with seasonal fun for everyone over the festive season.
News from producers around Derbyshire
Mandy Payne is a Sheffield artist who is part of the Colour and Form exhibition which runs until 5 November. You can see a range of work in the exhibition here.
Many Payne is inspired by urban landscape and is drawn to locations that are often overlooked or derided. She is interested in the spaces people inhabit, the traces they leave and the capacity of places to absorb memories and experiences.
Sunday 3rd Dec 10-1 & 2-5pm
A workshop of festive glass making with Jane Littlefield, learning new techniques, using beautiful coloured glass , to create your own decorations. The decorations will need to be fired in the kiln, so will be available to collect a few days later.
Cost of the workshop is £40 includes all
materials and festive refreshments.
Contact Jane on 01629 640943 to book your place or email
Derbyshire artist Tony Fisher has been selected to represent England at the Brussels Exhibition of Mental Health and Art in November. Read more about Tony and his work here:
Luminate Lantern & Light Festival in the Derby Arboretum, Saturday 4th November 2017
Free lantern-making workshops in October Half Term; Tuesday 24 Oct & Thursday 26 Oct, 10am-3pm
The Orangery, Derby Arboretum
Lady Maisery plus Harri Endersby Special candle lit performance at St George's Church, New Mills. Tickets £12 early bird, £10 concessions, £15 full price. Real ale bar! Full details and online booking - www.newmillsfestival.co.uk
Lady Misery - the Feminist Twist in the Tale
Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.
Alzheimer’s Society has worked with the UK Cinema Association and the British Film Institute to create a Dementia Friendly Screenings guide for cinemas. Arts Derbyshire was pleased to contribute to the fact-finding process through our dementia-friendly screenings programme, Matinée.
It aims to spread awareness of dementia-friendly screenings and encourages cinemas of all sizes to get involved. It also gives best practice advice on the practicalities of dementia-friendly screenings alongside some helpful case studies.
Could your business or community group benefit from a grant of up to £35,000?
Find out more here: http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/council/news_events/news-updates/2017/octob...
Following its success earlier this year, Writing On The Wall returns to the streets of Belper in December.
It is a simple concept... local writers contribute poetry based around Christmas themes and they are displayed throughout Belper town centre on shops, offices, public buildings and, oh yes, walls.
Writing On The Wall is part of the Belper Christmas Arts Trail and local writers are invited to forward contributions to George Gunby by email firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 November.