Rocks, fossils and cheerful puppets

Rocks, fossils and cheerful puppets Derwent Stories at the Altitude Festival 16th Sept 2018   First there were rocks. And some lovely stones. And fossils. Chalk and limestone, granite and gabbro. Rocks to hold and think about. Trilobites, goniatites, crinoids and teeth.  We thought these would feed into lovely puppet and word activities inspiring quietContinue reading “Rocks, fossils and cheerful puppets”

Leaf-wolves and danger-rabbits

Leaf-wolves and Danger-rabbits Corbar Woods, Buxton Corbar Woods are one of the oldest woodlands in Buxton. For Victorian visitors there were walks and elegant arbours, curving bridges and beautiful vistas. All that is gone, but the older heart of the wood remains with some wonderful trees, bluebells in spring and a whole community of theContinue reading “Leaf-wolves and danger-rabbits”

Errwood Autumn event

Errwood Autumn Sunday 23rd September Errwood Car Park Goyt Valley 1 – 4pm     Summer birds are leaving Summer lives sinking into winter stillness, But rosehips are shining, Delicate toadstools sprout in the leaf litter, Conkers drop on unguarded heads And squirrels are busy burying nuts While jays dig them up again and hideContinue reading “Errwood Autumn event”

Autumn art and stories

Autumn art and stories Saturday 22nd September 1 – 4pm High Peak Junction car park a Derwent Stories event Summer birds are leaving, Summer lives sinking into winter stillness, But Rosehips are shining, Delicate toadstools sprout in the leaf litter, Conkers drop on unguarded heads, And squirrels are busy burying acorns While jays dig themContinue reading “Autumn art and stories”

Summer stories and dangerous rabbits

Summer stories at Carsington Water  A Derwent Stories event shape your own stories With all our DS events, we are following up the actual event with reports like this – with notes about where we went – so you could go again yourself – and what we did – so you could do it yourself!Continue reading “Summer stories and dangerous rabbits”

Talking Stones!

Talking stones! Sunday 16th September 12 – 4pm Mt Cook Adventure Centre Wirksworth DE4 4LS Derwent Stories  at Altitude Youth Music and Arts Festival   Do you like rocks? Do you investigate stones and enjoy fossils? Join us for a different take on some familiar minerals! We’re going to be making puppets inspired by theContinue reading “Talking Stones!”

The Wonderwoods of Buxton

Deep in the Wonderwoods What will we find? What will we see? Who lives in the wonderwoods? Saturday 15th September 2018 Corbar Woods, Buxton 1 – 4 pm Join us for an afternoon of making, laughing and inventing adventures in Corbar Woods, one of Buxton’s oldest woods. There, under the spreading branches of the beechContinue reading “The Wonderwoods of Buxton”