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The latest news from producers, makers, venues and events organisers from around Derby and Derbyshire. If you have news to add to this page, then email us to let us know about it:

New Sculptural ceramics by Elaine Peto

The gallery is open again after three months of lockdown and we're delighted to be back. There is a wealth of artwork in the gallery from before the closure and artists have been busy during the period of isolation. We have new work arriving and we'll put it on the website as soon as it arrives.

Dronfield Hall Barn: Reopening on Monday 6th July!

Following government guidelines, we're delighted to announce that we're back open to the public from Monday! It has been a long few months, so if you have been looking forward to one of our freshly baked scones, a slice of cake or even for a look around the beautiful gardens, there isn't much longer to wait.

We're so excited to welcome you back, and we hope that you will help us share the following information with your friends and family:

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Sheffield Live Radio presenter Sheridan Shacklethwaite will be leading a tour of Poole’s Cavern as part of this year’s Buxton Fringe (July 1-19) – but this year you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home!

Sheridan Shacklethwaite’s Stalactites Secrets is a brand new online tour of Poole’s Cavern, which will be available to view on YouTube throughout the fringe.

Ton Up for Buxton Fringe!

Buxton Festival Fringe looked set to be a soaring success after organisers announced a whopping 100 entries! Fringe Committee member Viv Marriott (behind), Marketing Officer Stephanie Billen, Floella Flap-a-lot from the Sculpture Trail at Buxton Fringe, and Floella's creator, Andrea Lewis, posed outside Hawkshead in Buxton's Spring Gardens to mark the opening day of the Fringe on July 1st.


BEAT WRITER'S BLOCK - Online workshops 14th July 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Donation only to attend. 
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 kickstart your imagination. Fun writing prompts, creative tasks and tricks and tips for beating writer’s block. 

Damn Cheek bring Gogol to Buxton - second chance to see

Damn Cheek are delighted to be repeating our successful Zoom production of ‘Diary of a Madman. As part of Buxton Fringe’s on line year. Building on our run of lockdown successes, Damn Cheek’s contribution is a reading of Kelvin Segger’s dramatisation of Gogol’s celebrated short story. Disturbing, dark and funny by turns, this one-man show follows our protagonist’s diarised descent into insanity. ‘Diary of a Madman’ portrays a savage fall through anxiety, paranoia, hallucination and delusion into the depths of psychotic breakdown.