DerwentWISE, now in it’s final year, will be holding three events in 2018/19 to celebrate the Lower Derwent Valley, the Partnership and place the people who have made it happen at the heart of each event.
Upcoming events to look out for
Saturday 19th January 2019
DerwentWISE have commissioned composer John Crossley, University of Derby to produce a piece of music inspired by the Lower Derwent Valley as part of the Bringing DerwentWISE to Life Project.
The piece will be performed with Derwent Brass at 500 seater Derby Theatre alongside creative displays and art exhibitions.
Tickets will be released soon – watch this space
Arkwright Mills – Cromford
Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd March 2019
The grand finale at the impressive Arkwright Mills, Cromford. Organisations including partners, community groups and grant recipients, will be invited to promote their offer and share DerwentWISE projects.
Friday 22nd March: Schools and Networking Day
Local schools and community groups will be invited to attend organised sessions throughout the day. With stalls, exhibitions and participatory activities.
Landscape Partnership Schemes will be invited from around the country to meet up, join our discussions and experience our project.
Friday 22nd March 2019 Evening: Celebration Dinner
A celebration evening event will take place in the courtyard marquee for around 80 invited guests. Including key volunteers, participants, partners, decision-makers and local businesses. A buffet style menu will be served, a few speeches and thank yous, followed by a performance of music commission by composer John Crossley (University of Derby).
Saturday 23rd March 2019 Day: Family Fun Day
Public event and family day with drop in workshops, exhibitions, stalls, participatory activities, stands, walks, and talks. A performance of the community engagement dance commission for DerwentWISE, themed around Maps and Mapping. John Crossley will also be performing an acoustic version of his composition in St Mary’s Church, Cromford
Darley Love Parks Superhero Picnic in the Park
Our first celebration took place on Thursday 2nd August 2018.
We teamed up with Derby Parks for a superhero themed picnic in Darley Park. Part of Derby City Council’s Love Parks week.
”The event was a huge success: We had story-telling, weaving, nature power bands and mosaic making inside the big-top. There was also bug hunts, river dipping, land art, a labyrinth and an augmented reality sand table in the park. DerwentWISE activities were free to take part in thanks to Heritage Lottery Funds. The activities were themed to inspire young people about the Derwent Valley landscape, World Heritage Site and wildlife found in the area.” Tania Pells, DerwentWISE Scheme Manager
DerwentWISE has made several links to Darley Park by working with the Derby Parks team, local community group Friends of Darley Open Spaces and Walter Evans School. Projects include: