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Festival starts with showstoppers

Buxton International Festival raises the curtain on its 2019 programme with a gala concert of opera’s greatest hits.

Artistic Director Adrian Kelly has lined up showstoppers to start the two weeks of music, song and book talks with some of the world’s favourite numbers from Bizet’s Carmen, Strauss’ Die Fledermaus and Mozart’s The Magic Flute to name but three.

Croots Farm Shop takes part in Open Farm Sunday on 9th June

Derbyshire farm shop Croots will be opening the gates to the farm on Sunday 9th June as part of a nationwide event to showcase British farming.

LEAF Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s national open day, with hundreds of farms throwing open their gates to give the public the chance to find out more about where their food comes from.

Among them is Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road near Duffield - the home of the award-winning Croots Farm Shop.

Garden Volunteers Receive Prestigious Award...

Barn Gardeners Receive Prestigious
Civic Society Award


Dronfield Heritage Trust would like to congratulate our team of garden volunteers for receiving a prestigious John Robert Clough award at Dronfield Civic Society’s AGM last night.

Upcoming Artist Talks & Residencies

Friday 24th May
Artcore, 3 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GT

In conversation with Green Party’s Imtiaz Choonara and our Artists in Residence- Gareth Bunting and Victoria Sharples.

April Young at Gormleys Art in Garden Exhibition

Gormleys Art In Garden Exhibition will host some of the greatest names in the Art world including Salvador Dali.
April's work will be displayed alongside these incredible pieces of surrealist sculpture to be appreciated by visitors from around the world.
The full pictorial representation of the exhibition will be available to see online from Sunday 19th May.
Please do take a look and see how wonderful April's work is viewed out in the wonderful Irish parklands.

Anvil Gallery

18 Sadler Gate

Derby, DE13NH

Derventio arts project events at Derby Book Festival and Haarlem Artspace

Out of the Box is part of a three-year arts programme working with people at Derventio Housing Trust’s Growing Lives project in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.


From generously shared personal stories, artist Jan Flamank condensed gentle conversations into haiku-style poems, using only people’s own words. The poems are presented alongside personal photographs in a book and a display of small boxes. The project gives a glimpse into the real lives of local people who have been through tough times.


Out of the Box will feature at the following venues:


Singing star goes from saint to sinner

Rising opera star Samantha Clarke has gone from saint to sinner for her latest leading role.

London-born but raised in Australia and South Africa, Samantha is taking the lead role in Buxton International Festival’s world premiere of Georgiana, about the life and loves of the wife of the Fifth Duke of Devonshire who fascinated and scandalised high society in Georgian England.