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Free online platform for Derbyshire Artists and Makers to promote and sell work.

Derbyshire County Council, working with District and Borough partners, is supporting the roll out of new one-stop local shopping website across towns and villages in Derbyshire by offering 1 year free subscription to local businesses, including artists and makers. We understand how difficult it has been for so many artists and makers who have been unable to sell their work at markets and fairs, so are we’re really keen to encourage as many as possible to join and benefit from the no commission on sales platform.

Artcore November Newsletter

We are thrilled to say that throughout October we were able to open up Charnwood Street further to accommodate face to face sessions. Sessions such as Playful Changes with Clay and the Rise and Fall Autumn Art sessions ran from the building and visitors were able to interact and take part in person.

Peer to Peer: UK/HK Online Exhibition


Ft. over 30 artists based in UK and Hong Kong. Exhibiting from 11 November - 13 December 2020.

To celebrate international cultural exchange between the UK and Hong Kong, the Peer to Peer: UK/HK Online Festival will be launching an online exhibition of new and existing digital artwork from UK and Hong Kong based artists from Wed 11 November to Sun 13 December 2020. The exhibition will be free to access and will accompany an online events programme discussing topical themes and issues affecting visual arts sectors across the world.

Writers' News: Derbyshire Writing School Workshop: Beating Writer’s Block

We’ve all felt stuck. Spending hours staring at a blank page. Watching the cursor torment us with its unending, repetitive blink. But it doesn’t have to be this way. This workshop will kick-start your imagination as we explore where writer’s block comes from and how you can overcome it. This is an online workshop delivered live via Zoom. This session was previously delivered as part of the Buxton Fringe Festival and is a repeat session.  

Date: Monday 7th December, 2020.  

Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm  

Price - £12 

Behind the Scenes with BIF

While we plan for 2021, we are delighted to share the first in a series of conversations with creative team members who are helping to bring our productions to life. Our freelancers' skills are essential to our artistic endeavours and although their work largely happens behind the scenes, they contribute a huge amount of energy and talent to the Festival.

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