National Writers’ Day 21 June 2017

Poetry Workshop: Words are Windows

Celebrate the first ever National Writing Day with a fun and friendly workshop hosted by Fleet Arts.

Join former Derbyshire Poet Laureate River Wolton to explore real and imagined views, and discover new perspectives with pen and paper. Newcomers to writing are welcome.

Free parking and fully accessible.

Date: Wednesday 21st June

Time: 1pm-3pm

Place: Fleet Arts

The Fleet


DE56 1NU


Cost: £5 waged, £2 unwaged

To book: Email or phone 01773 820484




A New Direction for Fleet Arts

Fleet Arts is changing. This spring, under a new Arts Director, the organisation is moving in a new direction led by Jane Hardstaff. An artist, curator and community arts project leader, Jane worked at Derby Museums for 10 years, and is founder and co-director of  Common Threads arts and health organisation.

Fleet Arts will still be doing all the great things we have done for many years  – children’s  arts workshops, creative projects, music projects, hosting community activities – but we will be developing to become more representative of the creative momentum in the area. We are planning to refresh the building, create a new image and develop into an arts centre – a gallery space with workshops, artists’ studios, classes, courses and events.

We want to become a creative centre for the area. We’ll focus on visual arts, participatory arts, music, health and well-being. To do this, we are working collaboratively with artists, makers organisations and communities in the area.

If you would be interested in getting involved with Fleet Arts, as a volunteer, a Management Committee member, or to share your ideas about what you’d like to see happening at Fleets Arts., email

We’d love to hear from you.