Rock guitar and apples….

Apple Day Dove Valley Centre, 14th October 2018 Small feet flapping on a tablecloth, small hands wave with fruity good cheer, an angel flutters wings and a strawberry fish and an Appllyfish* swam together through the waters of the Dove….   This was a Creeping Toad event for Stone and Water, I do hope no-oneContinue reading “Rock guitar and apples….”

Field, flowers, fruit and picnics

Fields, flowers and fruit A day of art and picnics Dove Valley Centre, Staffordshire Tuesday 4th September   Join the Stone and Water team at the Dove Valley Centre for a relaxed session making the most of late summer sunshine (we hope!) At this beautiful setting in the Upper Dove Valley, there will be timeContinue reading “Field, flowers, fruit and picnics”

a sea of grasshopper sound

sinking into a sea of grasshopper sound National Meadows Day 6th July 2018 National Meadow Day (Saturday 6th July) found the Stone and Water team loitering in the dry but beautiful meadows of the Upper Dove Valley, revelling in the sweep of grass, sudden flutters of butterflies and swallows flickering overhead. In a partnership withContinue reading “a sea of grasshopper sound”

Summer adventures

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 ourContinue reading “Summer adventures”

A Wild Day Out!

A Wild Day Out (& plant swap) Sunday June 7th 12 noon – 4pm The Dove Valley Centre, Under Whitle Farm Sheen, Longnor, Buxton, SK17 0PR email: walker @ This is an annual event that has grown and changed over the eyars but remains a delightful start to the summer. Beautiful fields toContinue reading “A Wild Day Out!”

Summer events and other excitements!

Leek: once again New display and event moments Our Leek: once, now and next project has been a great success. From a “Birthday Party for a Lost Abbey” to far more sensible history talks, embroidery and appliqué sessions and a pop-up street from the lost years of Leek, project ideas and activities have engaged andContinue reading “Summer events and other excitements!”

Owls, flowers and waterfalls

Owls, flowers and waterfalls a relief-printing workshop in Dovedale with Maria Strutz Sunday 17th May 2015 10am – 4pm   drawing inspiration from the beautiful Upper Dove Valley, spend a day experimenting with techniques, and take home your own finished prints Free, materials provided Provided as training for adults looking to extend their own skillsContinue reading “Owls, flowers and waterfalls”

Apple Day, 2014

Apple Day Sunday 12th October Dove Valley Centre Where: Dove, Valley Centre, Under Whitle, nr Longnor, 7 miles south of Buxton SK17 0PR When: 11am – 3.30pm Cost: a free event but donations are appreciated! More information: a day of apple, orchard and Staffordshire Moorland fun Apple tasting & identification  Orchard wildlife Apple juicing with LeekContinue reading “Apple Day, 2014”

Leek: once, now and next, Events

Events in October a month of livelinesses Events list (all events are free, no booking is required but if numbers get too big we may have to ask you to go and have a find yourself of cake somewhere for a little while)   Sunday 12th: Apple Day, visit this farm in the Upper DoveContinue reading “Leek: once, now and next, Events”

Fossils, Art and Inspiration

  Fossils, Art and Inspiration 2 days of art for grown-ups Sunday 10th and Sunday 17ht March 2013 at the Dove Valley Centre, nr Longnor two days of activities with artists from Stone and Water     These days are partly training for our existing volunteers, training for possible new volunteers and also just daysContinue reading “Fossils, Art and Inspiration”