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Pompoms and boxes

Pompoms, boxes and laughter

Winter scenes at the Green Man Gallery

Low Card box reindeer

a gallop across the skies above cheerful animals….

A gentle afternoon as the festive season starts. TheGreen Man Gallery’s Christmas sale all around us, a tree of glowing colour and rich green, and pompoms bouncing off the tables in an uncontrolled sort of a way…..

The afternoon of decoration making as part of our A Year In Our Town (AYIOT) project was a great success with 30 people going home with little wintry scenes to hang in trees and, (more) pompoms. There is even a story taking shape of a snowman a star, heart and a fox but that will keep for another day.
Our next post (soon! soon!) will show you how to make these little boxes yourself. Otherwise, our next AYIOT events will be in January (18th – Buxton Museum, 19th – upstairs in the Cavendish Arcade) where we will be making little lanterns to keep the cold winter at bay…..Details to follow very soon!

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A summer of creative excitements

Over the summer months, Stone and Water are hoping to arrange exciting events in different places as part of several projects

We cannot release definite dates and times yet as we are still waiting for funding to confirm but as the summer unfolds around us and flowers open and butterflies flutter, we wanted our friends out there to know that we haven’t forgotten you and to keep your eyes open for news!

Most of these workshops happen in conjunction with Creeping Toad so events will also appear on Toad pages

Derwent Stories

HLC 2012Events across the Derwentwise area – more or less along valley of the River Derwent from Cromford to Derby

Events will range from art and storywalks to picnic days with time to make, think, draw and explore

These events will be free and open to everyone but their structure and activities will be aimed at young people with additional needs and their families

Partners: Umbrella and Derwentwise

Detail, sticky-01Summer excitements

Events in the Southwest Peak area ranging from haymeadows in the Upper Dove Valley to picnics in Taxal and ghost stories and old buildings in the Moorlands

Partners: Southwest Peak, Dove Valley Centre

With the Derwent Stories and Summer excitements projects, we will post definite dates and details as soon as we can. These will be posted here and also on our facebook page


And in Buxton, we will be part of the Festival Fringe again

Reef detail-95Sunday 15th July TINY! AN UNDERWATER WORLD
We are back as the Tiny! team is back for another day of making and laughter. Join us in creating a whole submarine world in our sea tent. Mermaids and monsters, sharks, dolphins and seahorses: who knows what will be wriggling in our seaweed? Join us in the Gardens near the young children’s playground.
11am to 3pm Free, Ages 2+

Thursday 19th July LOST STORIES OF BUXTON Buxton secrets: help us invent the lost stories of Buxton. Join storyteller Gordon MacLellan for a morning (or afternoon) of secret passages, treasures, ghosts and adventures. Hear old stories and make up new ones, turning stories into storycastles and wonderwoods. No tickets needed. Drop by and join in. All materials provided.
Buxton Library 10:30am to 12:30pm, 1:30pm to 3:30pm Free

Saturday 21st THE BUXTON PRIDE PICNIC Celebrate Queer Buxton (LGBT+ and friends!) with an afternoon of graceful silliness and frivolous strength. Bring your own exquisite nibbles, an umbrella or parasol if appropriate, and join us for a picnic as elegant as we can make it. Winner of last year’s Spirit of the Fringe Award.
Pavilion Gardens – Swimming Pool Lawns 2pm to 5pm Free

With all our summer events, we gratefully acknowledge support from The Bingham Trust


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