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Thread by Seiko Kinoshita

A new contemporary textiles installation and atmospheric lantern lit walk is being created for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. This major commission, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England for the World Heritage Site’s Great Place Scheme is the second of 3 programmed arts commissions. Entitled “Thread” and the creation […]

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Mr Arkwright by Jo Fairfax

At Cromford Mills, where innovation changed the world is now hosting an art installation which takes those innovations in a whole new direction! The interactive art installation, designed by artist Jo Fairfax, is a water and cycle-powered drawing machine which takes inspiration from Sir Richard Arkwright’s early career as he started out his journey as […]

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Arts at Strutt House

Strutt’s North Mill Museum, Belper,  hosted an exciting event showcasing arts and music inspired by the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site on 19th May 2019.  This event offered a unique opportunity to see inside the Grade II* listed Strutt House and enjoy a range of specially crafted pieces of music, poetry, performances and activities […]

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Platelayer’s Walk

On Sunday August 4th  recording artist Jay Dean, (lead singer of Wirksworth based Goddesses and founder of Dubrek Studios in Derby), played for the first time a new sound composition in the historic railway workshops at High Peak Junction. This was the result of months of creative activity and collaboration, working with the team at […]

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