Banks Mill opens its studios

For one weekend a year Banks Mill Studios in Derby opens its doors to let us in to see how the resident artists, designers and makers create their unique products.

As well as looking around their individual studios in the historic mill in Bridge Street, you will also be able to visit an Artisan Fair just a minutes’ walk away at the University of Derby’s Enterprise Centre where the Peak District Artisans, who are partnering the event will also be present.

There is so much to see that you could easily spend the whole day on your visit and obviously it’s the perfect place for a bit of early festive shopping.

There will be an array of unique items including fine art, printmaking, woodwork, jewellery, glass art and sculpture. On show will be paintings by Mark Gordon (pictured) and Roger Allen as well as the jewellery of Romayne Curzon and Hannah Lobley’s ceramics.

They will have an arts trail to keep younger visitors amused and you can also enter a prize draw to win an item donated by one of the artists. Entry is free and there is limited free car parking at the Enterprise Centre

The events are open from November 24-26, from 5pm-8pm on Friday and 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.To find out more visit