A Touring Exhibition from The Civic, Barnsley


From: 17 June 2017 to 17 September 2017

Open: As per opening times at Pickford's House

Admission cost: Give what you think

Suitable for: Everyone

A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes, this ultimate indulgence shows how a private collector has built this collection over the last 15 years, choosing them for their innovative attitude towards design and most importantly their passion.

Vivienne Westwood is best known as the creator of punk and new wave fashions as well as for opening the Sex boutique with Malcolm McLaren in the 1970s. This collection of shoes spans the decades from that time.

Image: © John McIntire


From: 23 June 2017 to 3 September 2017

Open: As per opening times at Museum and Art Gallery

Admission cost: GIVE WHAT YOU THINK

Suitable for: Everyone

Currently living and working in California, Derby born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim. This exhibition charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating household names like Judge Dredd, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience. This exhibition would not have been possible without the support of DC Entertainment.

Image: ™ & © DC Comics

Poppies: Weeping Window - Derby Days Out Attraction

Poppies: Weeping Window

Date: 9th June - 23rd July 2017

Open: 7 days The Silk Mill is open 10am - 5pm (Thursdays 10am - 8pm)

Location: The Silk Mill, Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF 01332 641901

Price: Free

Suitable for: Everyone

Website: www.derbymuseums.org/whats-on/poppies

Description: Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below; Wave is a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks. These two sculptures, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, marking the centenary of the outbreak of war, are now brought to audiences at venues across the country by 14-18 NOW as part of the Poppies tour. As with all 14-18 NOW projects, the presentation of these sculptures to new audiences across the UK aims to prompt a new, nationwide dialogue around the legacy of the First World War.

Poppies Tour - Weeping Window

The breath-taking sculptures were initially conceived as the key dramatic sculptural elements in the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London in the summer and autumn of 2014. Over the course of their time at the Tower, the two sculptures were gradually surrounded by a vast field of ceramic poppies, each one planted by a volunteer in memory of the life of a British and Colonial soldier lost during the First World War. In their original setting they captured the public imagination and were visited by over five million people.

Weeping Window is from the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ – poppies and original concept by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper – by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces, originally at HM Tower of London 2014.

Artist Paul Cummins and Designer Tom Piper

Pictured: Artist Paul Cummins and Designer Tom Piper

Images credit: © DerbyDaysOut.co.uk

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Explore how we remember those lost in conflict.


From: 9 June 2017 to 23 July 2017

Open: As per opening times at The Silk Mill - Open 7 days 10am – 5pm (Thursdays 10am – 8pm)


Suitable for: Everyone

This exhibition draws on personal stories of commemoration from the collections of Derby Museums, the 9th/12th Lancers Regimental Museum and the Midland Railway Study Centre to explore how we remember those who were lost in conflict over the last 100 years. Learn more about the objects on display by picking up an exhibition family trail guide.

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