Tiny! Treasure Hunters

Treasure Hunters a Tiny! workshop Sunday 12th July 1 – 4pm Pavilion Gardens, Buxton What treasures would you hoard? Where would you keep them? Who would keep them safe? Join us for this year’s Tiny! activity. Decorate your own treasure box! Find some natural treasures! Mermaid, monster, pirate or dragon, who will guard your treasure?Continue reading “Tiny! Treasure Hunters”

Fingerfulls of trilobites

FINGERFULS OF TRILOBITES This is another of a number of posts replacing activity sessions which we have had to cancel. Fingerfossils is a Creeping Toad event in conjunction with Buxton Museum and Art Gallery and Stone and Water. Based in Buxton in the Peak District, we all collaborate and support each other as we can,Continue reading “Fingerfulls of trilobites”

Light in a winter darkness

Winter Lights 18, 19 January 2020   This weekend saw two gentle events in Buxton Museum and Art Gallery and in the Cavendish Arcade as part of our “A Year in Our Town” project. Recycling plastic bottles (or odd bits of plastic and plastic cups), we made either small lanterns, tiny lanterns (think of theContinue reading “Light in a winter darkness”

Winter lights, public event

Winter Lights “drive the cold winter away” free events in Buxton 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 coldContinue reading “Winter lights, public event”

Pompoms and boxes!

Pompoms and boxes Winter scenes at the Green Man Gallery 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 partContinue reading “Pompoms and boxes!”

Apple Day in Buxton

Apple Day Sunday 13th October 11am – 3pm Serpentine Community Farm, Buxton*   Autumn and ’tis the season for apples and fruit and the richness that comes before the frost….Apple Day in Buxton   Our Stone and Water artists are joining the Serpentine Farm team for a day of Apple-related excitements!   There will beContinue reading “Apple Day in Buxton”

Strange and wonderful creatures

Strange and wonderful creatures free family event Saturday 21st September 12:00 – 16:00 Buxton Country Park, Green Lane, Buxton, SK17 9DH Mice, moles, minibeasts? Who knows? We want to populate the woods with animals that might, that should or, in our wildest dreams, really ought to live there. Make your own tiny puppets with ourContinue reading “Strange and wonderful creatures”

Buxton’s Big Gay Cake Off

Buxton’s Big Gay Bake Off The Buxton Pride Picnic Saturday 20th July 2 – 5pm Pavilion Gardens, on the lawns in front of the Swimming Pool free and wonderful bring soft drinks, a rug to sit and some sandwiches if you need emergency sustainance Following two previously successful years, and a Spirit Of The FringeContinue reading “Buxton’s Big Gay Cake Off”

The Lost Beasts of Buxton

The Lost Beasts of Buxton make a mask, a hat, a monster 1 – 4pm, Saturday 29th June Buxton Museum and Art Gallery   Make a carnival mask or hat inspired by our very own sabre-tooth cats, cave lions, wild horses and mammoths. Once upon a time, and not so long ago, there were wolvesContinue reading “The Lost Beasts of Buxton”

Colouring the canal at Cromford

Mills, canals and creatures Drawing the canal   Back in November as part of the Derwent Mills Heritage Site Discovery Days programme, we took the Derwent Stories project to Cromford for a final event There, between the Canal and the Mill we invited people – and their dogs – to add to a long, unrolling,Continue reading “Colouring the canal at Cromford”