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The Old Lock Up Gallery: Gallery News

We wanted to create a short newsletter for you all with some latest news and a brief update. All being well the gallery will re-open on 24th April with a group show - From the Land.

We will be in touch near to this with further info once re-opening is confirmed.

                   

One Week To Go! Dronfield Hall Barn Re-Opens From Monday 12th April

After many months of restrictions and lockdowns, we can't wait to start welcoming you back to the Barn from next Monday.

Outdoor hospitality venues are permitted to re-open from Monday 12th April, and in preparation for this, we are delighted to announce that we are now taking bookings for our outdoor courtyard space, where you will be seated under gazebos. Indoor seating will become available again at a later date, subject to official confirmation from the government. 

April News from Derbyshire County Council

Our opening hours this Easter

We'd like to wish you a Happy Easter from all at Derbyshire County Council. 

If you need us over the Easter period we're still here for things like community testing, libraries online, our Community Response Unit, household waste recycling centres, and for urgent social care calls.

Not all services are available on bank holidays, of course, and you can get more details about Easter services on the link below.

Derby Museum: We want to hear from you!

Have you engaged with Derby Museums online over the past year? If so, we'd love to hear your thoughts!

Derby Museums would like to find out how you have engaged with our digital activity over the past year and what motivated you to do so. This interaction could be as simple as visiting our website or social media, or even attending an online event. Your answers will help us to better understand who's engaging with our activities and to shape future programmes.

City Pools Re-open to Public

The charitable trust which manages two swimming pools in the city is starting a phased re-opening of both facilities to the public from April 12.

Lonsdale Swimming & Sports Trust manages Gayton Pool in Littleover on behalf of Derby City Council and also runs Lonsdale Pool in Mickleover, which it is currently hoping to replace with a new facility nearby.

Pre-lockdown, more than 3,000 people a week used the pools ranging from parent and baby sessions and children’s lessons to adult swim sessions and aqua fit classes.  

Safe and Sound Launches Wider Exploitation Programme

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound, has launched a new far-reaching programme in response to the increased vulnerabilities amongst children and young people to wider exploitation.

The charity says that increased isolation, online grooming and pressure on family finances during the pandemic has led to a rise in the number of children and young people becoming vulnerable to exploitation. 

Safe and Sound’s own workload has increased 50% in the past year and this, it fears, is only the tip of the iceberg.

Haarlem Artspace: The Entanglement

The Entanglement, a new Haarlem Periodical, features work by Victoria Lucas inviting us to the non-human world.

Lucas uses technology to remap, embody and entangle the material strata of landscape, a process where female subjectivity is reimagined and reclaimed in place. This new multimedia Periodical will be live from 28/03/21 -27/04/21 only. 

Dronfield Heritage Trust: Thank you, Maria!

Saying a fond farewell to our Activities and Interpretations Manager...

As some of you may have already heard, we’re sad to announce that our long-time Activities and Interpretations Manager, Maria Smith, is leaving the Dronfield Heritage Trust this week after seven highly successful years.

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