City’s Six Streets open up for Arts Trail

Six Streets by Rebecca Morledge

Residents of the Six Streets area of Derby will open up their homes and gardens once again for the third Six Streets Arts Trail on June 24 and 25.

The Arts Trail will see more than 30 artists and makers displaying work in their own homes or those of friends and neighbours.

Exhibitors include painters, printers, textile artists, ceramicists, photographers and jewellery makers.

The Trail is free and open from 10am-5pm on both days. Homes taking part in the trail will display balloons.

Refreshments will be available from pop-up cafes around the trail and local musicians will provide impromptu entertainment along the way.

Trees along Wheeldon Avenue will be ‘yarn bombed’ – decorated with colourful knitted and crocheted decorations created by local residents and groups.

Rachel Clarke, one of residents organising the event said: “The Arts Trail is a fantastic way for us to celebrate the creativity and real sense of community which has built up in the Six Streets area.

“Our last  trail in 2015 attracted a great crowd and I think we delivered something for every taste at affordable prices. Visitors can expect a similar mix this year with artists from both Six Streets and the wider Derby and Derbyshire areas.

“There’s also the area’s local period architecture – and for many of us, half the fun is looking around other people’s homes.”

The Six Streets area is off Kedleston Road, Derby DE22, and includes Bromley Street, Park Grove, Wheeldon Avenue, White Streets and Parkfields Drive.

Six Streets is a not-for-profit residents’ community group which exists to increase neighbourliness and friendship.

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