Lark in the Park

04 August 2016


Lark in the Park - Derby Arboretum Summer Celebration.

On Sunday 21 August 2016 12pm- 4pm, the newly formed Friends of Derby Arboretum, Spiral Arts, The Rotary Club of Derby, Sustrans, Arboretum Cafe and Derby City Council Parks are hosting a Summer Celebration event on the historic Derby Arboretum Park.

The event will start around 12noon with an invitation for people to bring along a picnic and enjoy the activities taking place in the park. The Mayor, Councillor Linda Winter will be attending the event around 1.30pm.

The new 'Friends of Derby Arboretum' will be looking for more members to help with future events planned for the park, and also showcasing their latest project the Community Garden. There will be an information and activity stall on the community garden run by members of the gardening group.

During the day there will be over 35 stalls of various organisations from around the local area, running tombola stalls, art and crafts activities, refreshments, cakes, sweets, storytelling, sports games, tug of war, Derbyshire Fire Service, Photography Competition of the park, Paper Rockets, Owl Display, RSPB, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and performances from:

Baba Lula Arts Singing Group,

Phil Tomlinson - Klezmer Band,

Derby Poet Dave Sudbury,

Eastern European Band - Muha,

African Band - Arimba Arts,

Danaes Dance Academy,

Jayde Dakin singer/guitarist,

Stephanie Tunnicliffe pianist,

Shakti Arts - Bhangra Dancing

Susan Warren who is also the MC.

Workshops from

Singing - Baba Lula Arts

Drumming - Nikki Fenwick Tribal Vibes


Derby WW1

Green Spaces in the Orangery

Photography Competition - on the Rotary Club Stall

Derby Arboretum is a Grade II listed landscape that was gifted to the people of Derby by local mill owner and benefactor Joseph Strutt on 16 and 17 September 1840. It is the oldest public park in the country and it inspired the design of Central Park in New York. On its opening day in 1840, brass bands marched from the town centre with crowds following. It was a wonderful day for the people of Derby; when they arrived at the park there were entertainers and a hot air balloon was floating high.

For further details please contact Spiral Arts - 0776 5870266