Sunday, 21 August 2016

Lark in the Park - A wonderful community celebration

On Sunday 21 August, we held a summer celebration in the Derby Arboretum. We had over 25 stalls with various activities and items to buy, musical bands in the music tent and a free refreshments tent.
We were funded by the Health Lottery, Healthcalm through the People's Health Trust.

Derby Green Spaces in WW1 Launch Party

We were commissioned by History Professor Paul Elliott, from the University of Derby to partner with him on a research project of how Derby Parks and green spaces were used during World War One. 
We worked with a team of researchers to gather the information which we used to create a large textile banner and information banners. We worked with members of a local refugee group, the GoldsQUAD group and held drop in sessions over the summer to design and sew the textile banner.
The banner was exhibited in the Orangery in Derby Arboretum as part of the 'Lark in the Park' celebrations.
The exhibition was opened by Councillor Jangir Khan, and speeches were given by Professor Paul, history student Stuart Bagley and Jenny and Maureen from Spiral Arts.
The banners were exhibited for 2 weeks in the Orangery. We hope to have further displays of the banners in the next few months.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Summer Sessions @ The Orangery

We worked with families over the summer on birds, masks and wooden houses in the Orangery. We had a busy time!

Monday, 8 August 2016

Friends of Derby Arboretum talk to Andy Potter at Radio Derby

The Friends of Derby Arboretum chatted to Andy Potter of Radio Derby in the Orangery at the park.
They told Andy their plans for the group and how local people could get involved.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

'Lark in the Park' @ Derby Arboretum

Come along and enjoy the summer celebration
'Lark in the Park' at the Derby Arboretum
Sunday 21 August 12 noon til 4pm

Stalls, activities, music performances, games, refreshments, cakes, owls, paper rockets, RSPB, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, storytelling, sports, Derbyshire Fire Service, Photography competition, WW1 Green Spaces Exhibition and more...

Hope to see you there