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Dronfield Hall Barn: Autumn 2021 Newsletter

We're pleased to report that the latest edition of our quarterly newsletters is now available for you to download.

This Autumn 2021 is packed full of news and features, including:

  • A photo feature on this year's busy wedding season
  • An update on the Old Dronfield Society's archive move
  • Exciting news about a new sculpture that will be at the Barn from next year
  • All the usual updates, including a summer report from the gardeners

And much more!

FORMAT News: Historic England - Leicester Artist in Residence

FORMAT is delighted to announce the appointment of Khatun as the Historic England's artist in residence in Leicester.

The residency is for Picturing England’s High Streets, a three-year project as part of the national cultural programme for Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zones.

Khatun will work with local people to reimagine the high street, creating a contemporary portrait of Leicester and producing images which will become part of the Historic England Archive.

Everything you can see at Chesterfield’s 1940s Market

Chesterfield’s 1940s Market returns during half term with lots of entertainers for the whole family to enjoy.

Taking place on Thursday 28 October between 10am and 4pm, visitors can enjoy 40s music, entertainment, exhibits and meet the stall holders in period dress.

Fun for the whole family at Chesterfield Christmas Lights Switch On

Residents and visitors can get into the festive spirit as Chesterfield’s annual Christmas Lights Switch On returns for 2021.

There will be a variety of entertainers performing throughout the day and a market that will allow shoppers to grab a Christmas bargain. The event takes place on Sunday 21 November from 12 noon to early evening, with the switch on happening at 4.45pm.

Events coming soon in Belper

In association with Live & Local, Belper Strutts Society proudly presents……

Hefted, by the Multi Story Theatre Company

Saturday 13th November 2021 at 7.30pm | Doors open at 7.15 pm.

Makers Assemble as Derby’s Making Festival returns

                                      Image: Making workshops at Assemble [c] Derby Museums

On Saturday 23 October, the Museum of Making opens its doors to celebrate makers and all things making with Assemble, Derby’s Making Festival.