Jubilee arts extravaganza

OPEN ART: Derbyshire Open Arts participants Tim Hensel, Ruth Marsden, Helen Brocklehurst and Jenny Rothwell, who are all exhibiting at 67 Mellor Road in New Mills. Photo: Tim Hensel Photography.
OPEN ART: Derbyshire Open Arts participants Tim Hensel, Ruth Marsden, Helen Brocklehurst and Jenny Rothwell, who are all exhibiting at 67 Mellor Road in New Mills. Photo: Tim Hensel Photography.

Derbyshire Open Arts returns for a four-day festival to take advantage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee holiday weekend.

Over 100 artists and craftspeople across the county will be displaying their finest work for the public to peruse, with free entry for all.

This is the festival’s seventh year, and will take place from Saturday June 2 to Tuesday June 5, across a variety of venues throughout Derbyshire.

One group of artists involved in this year’s event are Ruth Marsden, David Hoodith, Helen Brocklehurst, Jenny Rothwell and Tim Hensel, who will be displaying a variety of work including paintings, photography, ceramics and jewellery at 67 Mellor Road, New Mills.

This venue has the added bonus of live music performances at 12pm and 3pm every day.

Other participating venues include: Spring Bank Arts Centre, Spring Bank, New Mills; The Textile House, 8 Stafford Street, New Mills; 200B Hayfield Road, Birch Vale; 20 New Horwich Road, Whaley Bridge; Blackberry Barn Studio, Bamford; Longnor Media Centre, Unit 2, Buxton Road, Longnor; and Moorland, Earl Sterndale, Buxton.

For further details of all events, visit www.derbyshireopenarts.co.uk.