Community Participation

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B1 The Website

New community focussed website providing information on what the Derwent Valley has to offer. The site will provide a focus for community activity, inspire and attract visitors, and provide information on what there is to do and where they go.

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Heritage at Risk (B2)

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B2 Heritage at Risk

The Heritage at Risk programme consists of a condition audit of known heritage assets undertaken by volunteers who are recruited, trained and supported to carry out the surveys. The survey of historic buildings, archaeological sites and open spaces within the project area is based on the extant data, held by Derbyshire County Council and the Historic Environment Records (HER).

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B3 Underwater and Water Life

A participatory arts project linking into water related conservation projects by using water and water-life as a theme and a choice of art-forms. The project will consist of taster sessions and workshops consisting of the following art forms: dance or drama, underwater photography and 3D modelling of giant wetlands and pond-life.

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B4 Sedimentation

A participatory arts project linking into rocks/geology theme of different proposed projects – but bringing what can be seen as a dry subject to life. Seeks to draw in different age-groups and promote itself to people with a craft interest as much as heritage. Using clay as a medium and accessible techniques this will enable the involvement of people with a wide range of abilities

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B5 Darley Park Walled Garden

The Darley Park Walled Garden will celebrate Ada Evan’s donation of the Evans family house and park to the people of Derby in 1929. It will also highlight the importance of wealthy landowners within the DerwentWISE area - the changes they made to parts of the landscape and the use of these localities by the public both then and now. The programme will be run workshops, ranging from design, through setting techniques and finishing.

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B6 The Under Storey Story

A participatory arts project continued from that links into landscape clearance and grassland management projects in two ways. This project is made up of two elements, acting as an introduction to indigenous under-storey and grassland flora being re-introduced and the historic and modern uses of some of the natural materials now being cleared, as they would have been in historic land-management cycles.

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B7 Anatomy of the landscape

A two part photography and painting project - Both parts of this project are linked to iconic and important views and sites, linked to projects within DerwentWISE. The projects will be chosen and then tailored to fit specific target groups. The two parts to the project are painting geography and photographing geography.

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B8 Story-telling Walks

A participatory arts project taking place in Yr1 (2014/15) and in Yr3 (2016/17) around the Cromford Canal access restoration projects. But also relating to other walks/access improvement projects within the DerwentWISE area. The project aims to encourage people to use the canal paths in a safe way whilst engaging in the historic environment.

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B9 LIDAR Link

A participatory arts project that engages University students and school/college students in a practical and research project to interpret the LIDAR data through textiles, fashion and photography. Based within University of Derby and linked to other arts organisations, through partners, including QUAD and the FORMAT International Photography Festival

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B10 Film & Photography Monitoring Project

The project will record some of the many DerwentWISE projects from beginning to end and will provide a valuable record of what has taken place. It will cover both photography and film making and will be linked to storytelling as a means of communicating and understanding the history of the area.

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Historic and different cultural use of maps
B11 Maps & Mapping

This is a Participatory Arts project on the theme of Maps and Mapping.  It will be a project that embraces several art-forms, but also acts as an overarching theme to tie them together other projects, and provide a linked format or visual identity for presentations and displays at the Final Celebration in Yr5 (2018/19).  

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B13 Lost Stories Photography

Lost Stories Photography is designed to attract participants from the locality as well as nationally and internationally. Based at University of Derby it will offer a modular mix of heritage, landscape/geology and environmental aspects within a range of photography techniques.

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Celebration events

Three events across the Lower Derwent Valley to celebrate the landscape, the Partnership and place the people who have made it happen at the heart of each event.

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B15 Lea Wood and Bow Wood Archaeological Survey

This project is an example of a targeted woodland/field survey undertaken to identify and record surviving archaeological remains that are not formally recorded. At Lea Wood/Meadow (owned by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust) a proposed community project is planned to investigate the nature and extent of archaeological remains/features present in the area.

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B18 Community Engagement Programme

The community engagement grant scheme will provide small grants of up to £1,000. It will focus on creating new or helping existing ‘friends groups’, or community groups, and provide a fund for any community initiatives which arise. The grants will also assist in communities in becoming more aware of their landscape, for example through walks and talks.

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B19 LIDAR Survey

This project will undertake a Lidar Survey (by way of a bespoke flight) of approximately 21 square km of wooded area on both sites of the Derwent Valley north of Ambergate and south of Matlock Bath. The new data help to identify unrecorded heritage assets, update Historic Environment Records (HER) and contribute towards the future management of the assets.

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