New partner at Beetroot Tree gallery

beetroot treeA new partner has joined the Beetroot Tree Gallery in Draycott – securing the future of the Derbyshire venue.

Paul Storer, a Nottingham based photographer, has joined Alysn Midgelow-Marsden as she has left the UK for a fresh life in New Zealand. Alysn will be back from time to time and will be staying in constant touch to co-run the business but it will be Paul who is taking day to day care of the gallery.

He has been a regular visitor to The Beetroot Tree for several years and jumped at the chance to bring his dream of running a gallery to fruition. He has many years experience in management and his creative flair will enable him to develop The Beetroot Tree further.

Paul said in a recent Beetroot Tree blog: “Alysn will be popping back now and then to run workshops and exhibit her work.  Her first visit back will be in June next year, but in the mean time Alysn and I will be in close contact by e-mail and Skype as she helps me get to grips with things.

“I am learning lots and lots from the fantastic team here at the Beetroot Tree and will share some of the exciting things that I’m learning over the coming weeks.”

The current solo exhibition at the gallery is by Neil Bottle, who focuses on the creative interaction between traditional textile design and new digital technologies. and the featured artist until January 10 is Ruth Lynne, who works with layers of colour and texture in glass to evoke seaside-scapes.

The South Street gallery is open every day between 10am and 5pm an the cafe is open until 4.30pm. For more details go to