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Filming for the All Our Stories Project apps.
All Our Stories

The World Heritage Site secured £7,300 of Heritage Lottery Fund grant money for a project to bring our many volunteers closer together.

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The Developer
The Developer 2013

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Barley Beale school workshop
Vickers Fine Art Award: St Mondays

During 2012/13 the World Heritage Site worked with the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award to support the fifth resident artist tasked with responding to a sense of place within Derbyshire. The award is one of the most generous art prizes within the United Kingdom and this time decided to centre on the Derwent Valley as the inspiration for the artist.

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Derwent Pulse Light Flow passage
Derwent Pulse

Derwent Pulse, a Derwent Valley Mill World Heritage Site commission by Charles Monkhouse, was a light flow the length of the Derwent that explored the river and its heritage.

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One item of ephemera and now part of the Enlightenment! collection.

'Enlightenment! Derbyshire Setting the Pace in the 18th Century', was a partnership between Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, Derby Museums & Art Gallery and Strutt's North Mill, Belper.

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Masson Mills machinery

The Threads project was set up to capture the oral history, memories and reminiscences of people who used to work in the Derwent Valley Mills, or lived nearby. These memories date from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, up until the late 80s, when the last mills in Belper closed.

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One of the resources from the Re:connaissance project.

re:connaissance was a one-year project which re-interpreted, through visual art and oral history, the wartime stories of Belper and the wider Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, as well as unearthing memories and memorabilia.

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Bindings project

The Bindings project took place during 2004 with artists Tan Draig (textiles) and Lucy Banwell (writing). It was run by Fleet Arts.

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Industry Artistry Project
Industry Artistry

Q Arts were commissioned to produce a digital, projection based, installation piece at mills within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

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Watch this Space
Watch this Space

Watch This Space was a unique programme of arts events created for unusual spaces. Combining multi media installation, exhibition and performance, each project unlocked the doors to areas of historic buildings not often visited by the public.

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Water Powered Sculptural Automata
Waterpowered Sculpture Automata

Focusing on the reasons for the mills being built within the Derwent Valley - the power of the River Derwent and its tributaries – this project brough in artist Johnny White to work with a wide range of communities and age groups to produce moving water-powered sculptures.

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Sites and Visions Project
Sites and Visions

The Sites and Visions activities offer an insight into potential ways of engaging in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site through creativity.

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