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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.

YAAS QUEENS! RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Tour is coming to Derby Arena

Hot on the very high heels of Season 2 of the must-watch TV show, Derby LIVE is delighted to spill the T and announce that the RuPaul’s Drag Race UK: The Official Tour is coming to Derby on Friday 25th March 2022 at 7.30pm!

Join the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK for an evening of endless eleganza extravaganza, and witness all the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of your favourite queens LIVE on stage as they sashay into Derby Arena.

Dronfield Hall Barn: Spring 2021 Newsletter - Available Now!

We're officially into spring, which means our first newsletter of the year is available now!

Whilst the Barn has been closed to the public since January, you can still find out what we've been up to recently in this newsletter. Just some of the stories available in this issue include a look back at the snow we had at the beginning of the year, usual features including 'From the Archive', memories of the first five years since the Barn first opened, and a tribute to Maria, who is leaving the Dronfield Heritage Trust after seven years.

Timms Solicitors Strengthen University Links For The Derby Ram Trail

Long-established law firm Timms Solicitors have expanded their relationship with the University of Derby by teaming up with a former graduate as part of The Derby Ram Trail.

Timms are sponsoring one of the ram sculptures which will create a walking tour of the city centre this summer. Rescheduled from last summer, The Derby Ram Trail is being brought to the city by Derby Museums, in partnership with Wild in Art and is an amazing public art sculpture event with 30 individually painted 5ft tall Rams, threading through the city centre between May 27 and August 22.

FORMAT News: How to build a photography festival in 10 weeks

Photo by Federico Estol

FORMAT21 is open all day, every day so do come along and browse through the virtual galleries and discover the amazing photography curated for this year's festival. You can access the virtual exhibitions on any desktop, tablet or mobile device, in any web browser, without registering, downloading or configuring anything.

Dronfield Heritage Trust: One year on...

It is strange to think that this week marks one year since the Barn had to close its doors to the public as a result of the first national lockdown in March 2020. But, whilst the last 12 months may not have gone as we planned, we have continued to remain busy, and we would just like to thank you for your continued dedicated support of the project.

Job Opportunity at Dronfield Hall Barn

Creative Manager (Events, Interpretation, Volunteers)

Dronfield Hall Barn

The Dronfield Heritage Trust, Dronfield Hall Barn, High Street, Dronfield, S18 1PX 

£24,000-£28,000 per annum dependent on experience. 

Full-time, permanent 

Flexible working available. 

Some weekend/evening work required.

The closing date is 11th April.