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News Release, 8th May 2014

Subject: Peak District Artisans’ award-winning exhibition

Peak District Artisans’ most prestigious event of the year, the Great Dome Art

Fair will take place on 19th and 20th July in Buxtons Devonshire Dome.

The award-winning event - part of Buxtons Festival Fringe - showcases the

eclectic range of talent within the group including artists, ceramicists, furniture

makers, designer makers and artisans.

Throughout the weekend a selection of members will be delivering a range of

demonstrations and talks giving insightful examples whilst focusing on their

individual styles. The winner of the groups’ Young Artist of the Year

competition (who will be revealed during the preview event) will also be

exhibiting their winning pieces.

The group’s Chairman, Jane Cummins said: The demonstrations are always

very popular, whilst the talks are a great opportunity for visitors to meet the

artists and appreciate the range of skills we have to offer.

Another popular feature is the silent auction. This year 16 members are

donating ether a piece of work some designed and created specifically for

the auction or a place at one of their unique workshops, to raise money for

local charity Helen’s Trust which supports people with terminal illnesses and

their families.

The Silent Art Auction will run exclusively for the duration of the Fair,

commencing at 6pm on the special Friday night preview evening and closing

at 3pm Sunday afternoon.

The exhibition runs 10am 4.30pm 19th and 20th July. Admission is free.

For more information and to view a selection of members’ work visit


For more information, please contact Sally Edgar, Tel: 01695572779 or email

Note to Editors - About PDA

Established in 1991, Peak District Artisans is an professional association that

represents some the very best artists, designer-makers and artisans based in

the Peak District and beyond.

The aim of the group is to promote individual creative businesses through

various channels including an annual brochure, joint exhibitions and on-line

activity. The group provides a supportive network of contacts and information

for established and developing professional practitioners within the Peak

District and surrounding areas.

PDA is a registered business and a limited company. They are a co-operative

run and funded by members. The Earl of Burlington has been the group’s

President since 2006.

For more information on PDA please visit or

follow us on Twitter @pdartisans or like us on Facebook at

About Helen’s Trust

Helen’s Trust is a registered charity 1142370 which helps people with incurable

illness to have the choice to stay in their own home at the end of their life.

Helen’s Trust fund care and equipment but will also consider all genuine

requests for help which are about helping a person to stay at home when

they are near the end of their life.

Helen’s Trust has a strong reputation for being responsive and flexible, our

uniqueness can be seen in the creative ways in which we support people;

bringing much relief to beneficiaries, their families and carers.

Helen’s Trust support is currently available in North Derbyshire and Sheffield.

Dominic West became the Charitys Patron in 2011 after we helped his

mother die at home in 2009.The Duchess of Devonshire is the charitys


For more information on Helen's Trust please visit or

follow us on Twitter @helenstrust or like us on Facebook at