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VAO 2021 - Artist Application Closing Soon

Artists applications closing midnight Tuesday 15th December  -  Join the 5th Visual Art Open Competition.   Apply Now

All UK & International artists are invited to apply for the Visual Art Open Prize 2021. Presented by the Visual Artists Association, the prestigious VAO 2021 Prize is now celebrating its fifth edition and offers an £8,000 Prize Fund.

Moments of hope amidst the loneliness of lockdown captured in moving photographs

A professional photographer has beautifully captured moments of hope amidst the loneliness and isolation felt by many during the coronavirus lockdowns.

Tony Fisher, 66, from Riddings, Derbyshire, came up with the idea for a photography exhibition on loneliness before lockdown, and was given the go-ahead from the Arts Council to take a series of portraits and nature photographs exploring the theme of isolation.

Safe and Sound CEO’s Achievements Recognised

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound has finished an award-winning year with news that the charity’s chief executive 

Tracy Harrison has been recognised in the Derbyshire Live Heroes awards.

Tracy was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Safe and Sound’s chair of Trustees Allen Graham.

Matlock Music - online concert

This concert is kindly supported by the Making Music Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists Scheme.

To watch go to Youtube "Matlock Music" Channel. Recording will be available for at least 48 hours afterwards.

Sunday 20th December at 6 pm
Eleanor Corr and Emil Duncumb will play Grieg Piano Sonata No 2, Ravel Szigane and Massenet Meditation.

'A Natural Christmas' at gallerytop

As the lockdown ends tomorrow, you can visit the gallery and see our festive exhibition 'A Natural Christmas'. Work has been online since the middle of November but from tomorrow it's possible for you to visit the gallery and see the work in the flesh.

Our opening times are Wednesday to Saturday from 10.00 until 5.00 and on Sundays from 11.00 until 4.00.

Oddsocks Productions lifeline CRF grant from Arts Council England

Oddsocks Productions receive a lifeline grant and are on the road with “A Christmas Carol”

At a time of uncertainty for theatres companies and venues, with live performances few and far between, it is exciting to be able to announce that Oddsocks Productions is about to tour to a selection of venues across the UK who are under Tier 2 Covid-19 restrictions.

Dave Butcher Black and White Photographs - News December 2020

What a year 2020 has been so far and we hope you are all keeping well despite the virus risk and all of the restrictions.

The year started as normal when we went skiing to Schladming, Austria in January, then followed a week in the Lake District walking the hills and taking photos in February, then from early March the world became a different place. Covid-19 arrived and we had to cancel and make refunds for all of the photography courses and darkroom workshops booked through the year. I also cancelled all of my lectures through to April 2021.


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