Feb 20, 2021
Chesterfield Canal

Two Canal Pioneers

The original idea for the canal was put forward by businessmen in and around Chesterfield. They wanted to find a more reliable and efficient way of moving their produce to other markets. Chief amongst these were heavy goods like lead, from the Peak District mines, and coal from Staveley and Killamarsh. By far the best way to carry such goods was by river, but the nearest port was Bawtry on the River Idle, over 30 miles away.

Feb 20, 2021
Artist: Susan Isaac

A Stroke Of Love

Over the course of history, the way artists have painted—and the mediums they use—has evolved. New technology and changing tastes mean that the paints used have inevitably continued to diversify. For artist Susan Isaac, her loose figurative style with bold use of colour and application of texture are the product of several mediums, but always with oil at the heart of her work.

Feb 20, 2021
Pilgrim Roots

Pilgrim Trails & Online History

Despite being closed due to current restrictions, the staff at the Pilgrims Gallery in Bassetlaw Museum are working hard to share stories about the Pilgrims and their lives 400 years ago.

Feb 20, 2021
The Harley Gallery

New Exhibitions & Events At Welbeck

Modern and contemporary art from the celebrated Jerwood Collection will be making its way to The Harley Gallery on Nottinghamshire’s rural Welbeck estate for an exclusive exhibition to open at the end of March.

Jan 1, 2021
Artist Julian Bray

Exhibition

Julian continuously develops new ways to perceive the world through his artworks. He celebrates shape and colour, which he uses to influence the viewers’ perception of their surroundings, skillfully transforming and reimaging architecture into eye-catching compositions.

Jan 1, 2021
National Arts Society Association

Do You Have An Interest In The Arts?

Take a look at the local group of a national arts society association, known as the art society dukeries. Usually the art society has monthly lecture meetings at the civic centre, carlton, two extra special interest days trips out to places of interest, newsletters, a national magazine and a holiday for members.

Jan 1, 2021
Pilgrims’ anniversary commemorations extend into 2021

Pilgrim Roots

Some of the events planned as part of local efforts to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Pilgrims’ story will now happen in 2021, so there is plenty more to look forward to and take part in. Many activities shifted online last year in response to the pandemic, including a successful stay-at-home Illuminate event.

Jan 1, 2021
Into Sherwood

The Major & The Oak

The Major Oak can be found at the heart of what was Birklands and Bilhaugh Woods - crown woods situated in the ‘High Forest’ area of Sherwood in Medieval times - which today form part of Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, Edwinstowe. Crowds flock to the 450-acre forest all year round eager to see this ancient and magnificent oak landmark. In fact such is its popularity that it was voted ‘Britain’s Favourite Tree’ in a 2002 national survey, and crowned ‘England’s Tree of the Year’ in the Woodland Trust’s public poll in 2014. At an estimated 23 tons, with a girth of 33 feet (10 metres) ...

Jan 1, 2021
Welbeck Estate

Welcome To Historical Welbeck

Set in 15,000 acres of rolling parkland on the edge of Sherwood Forest, the estate surrounding the historic Welbeck Abbey is no stranger to reinvention and change. From its foundations as a monastery in 1153, it became a Cavalier residence before its later role as the country seat to a succession of Dukes of Portland. For a short time, the estate formed a base for an army hospital during the First World War and it became an army training college from the 1950s through to 2005.
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