Category: Events

FORMAT News: New PhotoForum Programme Announced

FORMAT is delighted to announce our upcoming programme of PhotoForum talks from August through January 2022

Taking place throughout August and then every last Tuesday of the month, we will be in conversation with some of the most exciting industry professionals who will be sharing their work, insights and stories.

Artcore Exhibition Launch - Present Tense Future Perfect?

You are invited to the launch of Present Tense Future Perfect? An exhibition featuring the work of two of our brilliant artists in residence: Thomas Wynne and Kelly O'Brien.

In October 2020, Kelly O'Brien and Thomas Wynne undertook an artist residency with Artcore for a duration of two months titled Present Tense Future Perfect? Through this residency, we wanted to give the artists an opportunity to make new work dealing with the tensions caused by current uncertainties, whilst looking forward to a brighter future.

Last Call! Top prizes up-for-grabs in new talent show contest

Talented residents from across north Derbyshire are invited to show us their skills to help raise money for charity and bag themselves a top prize!

North Derbyshire's Got Talent has been organised by North East Derbyshire District Council, to raise money and awareness for our Chair's Appeal for Ashgate Hospicecare.

As well as helping the charity, all those who enter will be in with the chance of winning a £250 cash prize, trophy and the chance to perform at a Chesterfield Football Club match day!

Wirksworth Festival Launch Online Art Prize

Wirksworth Festival launches its first online art prize – a vibrant platform for artists to showcase their work and win one of six prizes, including a People’s Vote.

Wirksworth Festival has launched its first Online Art Prize – bringing artists and audiences together from the comfort of their own sofas to exhibit, browse and buy art from August – September 2021.

Panto is back at New Mills Art Theatre

Oh no it isn’t, Oh Yes It Is! – The Friends of New Mills Art Theatre are so pleased to be able to announce their next pantomime is Cinderella – probably the best panto story of all time.

After the production was sadly postponed last year, they have chosen the classic Cinderella story, script by Alan P Frayn, that is packed with all the wonderful panto characters, jokes and slapstick business, putting pantomime back where it belongs – in its home, on the Art Theatre stage in January and February 2022.

Launching today: The UK Creative Industries report & #WeAreCreative

This morning, Creative Industries Federation and Creative England have jointly published our major new report, The UK Creative Industries: unleashing the power and potential of creativity. It is the first publication from us as the Creative UK Group and we're really excited to share it with you.  Alongside this, we have launched our new member-led campaign,  #WeAreCreative.  

Summer Reading Challenge

Pack your bags, we’re headed for Wilderville! It’s a pretty cool place, but there are lots of things that the Wild World Heroes can do to make their town even better for the people and animals that live there

This year’s challenge is “Wild World Heroes” and will begin on Saturday 10th July 2021, running throughout the summer holidays until Saturday 11th September. All our libraries will be taking part!



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