Six Streets residents stage art trail

Residents in and around the Six Streets area of Derby will open up their homes and gardens once again for the fifth biennial Arts Trail this month.

There will be 50 artists and makers displaying their work at homes and community venues in the area to the north of Kedleston Road. 

“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,” said Harriet Thompson, one of the local residents organising the event. 

“Our last trail in 2017 attracted a great crowd and I think we delivered something for every taste at affordable prices. There’s also the area’s period architecture – and for many of us, half the fun is looking around other people’s homes,” she added.

Exhibitors will include painters, printers, textile artists, ceramicists, photographers and jewellery makers. They are not all from Derby and among those taking part are magazine collage artist Giles Davies, painter Lor Bird, sculptor Roger Davies, textile artist Abigail Wastie and photographer David Edge.

There will also be impromptu performances from local buskers and bands, a choir, pop-up cafés and trees yarn bombed with handmade knitted decorations.

This year yarn bombers can choose their own theme and anyone wanting to take part should email tinalhampton262@gmail.com to book themselves a tree.

The Six Streets Arts Trail is open from 10am-5pm on June 22 and 23. A guide listing artists and where to find them will be on sale throughout the event.

 The Six Streets area includes Bromley Street, Park Grove, Wheeldon Avenue, Statham Street, White Street and Parkfields Drive. The community venues are at Markeaton School in Bromley Street and the Broadway Baptist Church.

Six Streets is a not-for-profit community group aiming to make life better by encouraging friendship and a spirit or neighbourliness. It is run by local residents, and they always interested in new people getting involved.

n Full details about the artists and locations will be available closer to the event at http://www.sixstreetsderby.org, on Facebook @SixStreets and Twitter @SixStreetsArts.