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Chesterfield College students stage art exhibition at Cromford Mills

Chesterfield College visual arts students visit Cromford Mill.
Chesterfield College visual arts students visit Cromford Mill.

Students from Chesterfield College are presenting their work in a free exhibition at Sir Richard Arkwright’s Mill in Cromford this week.

Around 120 students have visited the historic site in recent months and have been inspired to create art work based on their observations and experiences, and what they have learned about the historic importance of the area.

Cromford mills education officer Michael Ledger said: “This is a tremendous opportunity for young people to interpret the story of Cromford Mills in their own way and we are very excited to see what they have produced.”

The range of work includes fine and applied arts as well as photography, visual communications and fashion.

The work will be on display from Wednesday until Friday, April 13, when there will be the added bonus of performance arts students presenting original pieces of drama at 12noon and 2pm, suitable for all ages.

For visitor information, see www.cromfordmills.org.uk.