Dronfield Hall Barn celebrates being open to the public ….

We invite you to join us for a celebration of the project to restore Dronfield Hall Barn for the community from Friday 15th April to Sunday 17th April.

Friday night: resident artist John Sutcliffe will be showing a projection onto the historic timber beams in the upstairs gallery of the Barn at 8pm. Places are limited so please book your spot

Saturday: Lizzie Dripping, a women’s dance team, will be performing. The group was formed in 1982 and have appeared at various locations around the country, and have even danced as far afield as New York. They will also joined by the U3A International Dance Troupe who will perform in the Barn courtyard – weather permitting!

Sunday: Visitors will be able to hear the Dronfield Ladies Recorder Ensemble with a medieval set to reflect The Barn’s musical roots, and on the same day a local Medieval choir ‘Sunday Best’ will be on hand to sing a selection of church and secular music, creating a unique atmosphere in the gallery.

Across the Weekend…

There will also be plenty to see and do for younger visitors, with self-led indoor and outdoor crafts and games running throughout the weekend. Volunteers will be wearing period costumes to help set the scene!

A group of five local artists will also be showing their work in the education room of the barn. The group, known as This Painting Malarkey, have previously exhibited at regional art shows. Their work is a mix of styles and media, and original artwork and cards will be on sale.

Visitors over the weekend will be able to become members of the Dronfield Heritage Trust membership scheme. As well as discounted prices in the café, membership entitles people to attend upcoming walks, talks and other special events.

Provisional Timings:

Friday Night:  8pm John Sutcliffe: Projection (Gallery) (PLEASE BOOK)

Saturday morning: 11am U3A International Dance Troupe (Outside)

Saturday afternoon:  2pm Lizzie Dripping Dance Group (Outside)

Sunday: 11am Dronfield Handbell Ringers

1pm and 3pm: Medieval Recorder Ensemble (Gallery)

Sunday afternoon:  2.30pm – Medieval Choir ‘Sunday Best’ (Gallery)