Winter lights, public event

Winter Lights

“drive the cold winter away”

free events in Buxton

bottle lanterns on a dark night….
a lantern full of fish…

1. Saturday 18th January

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

1 – 4pm

Terrace Rd, Buxton, SK17 6DA

2. Sunday 19th January

Cavendish Arcade, Buxton,

12 – 3pm

Terrace Rd, Buxton, SK17 6BQ



Winter Lights

“… a little light to drive the cold winter away”

a window panel

As the New Year begins and January feels long and cold and dark, why not join us at a session to celebrate the promise of a returning spring and make your own little lantern to light a window sill


We’ll be recycling old plastic bottles (so bring one or two along if you have some) into delicate lanterns or making laminated pictures of wintry scenes to sit in a window


  • No tickets or booking needed – just come along and join in (allow at least 30 minutes for making)
  • Free
  • Materials provided
  • Children under 8 years need to bring an adult

This event is one of the Year In Our Town events organised by Stone and Water. There will be at least one event a month through to June so keep an eye here, on the Creeping Toad blog or on our facebook page “Stone and Water”

Pompoms and boxes!

Pompoms and boxes

Winter scenes at the Green Man Gallery

a reindeer sky

A gentle afternoon as the festive season starts. The Green 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 (later this week) 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!

owl and deer box
the fox and the snowman
there’s a penguin here….
can you find the lobster pot?
reindeer sky
midwinter hare
one pompom all alone….
….a pompom cluster