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High Peak Community Arts

High Peak Community Arts provides opportunities for people to participate in high quality creative arts projects, enhancing their quality of life through self-expression. High Peak focus on those who have least access to arts and culture, benefiting some of the most hard to reach and isolated individuals and groups in the community. Their participants include those affected by disability, lack of resources or encouragement, rural isolation and other personal or social circumstances.

Their three main strands of activity are youth arts, arts and well-being, and responding to community needs in local project activity.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £53,100
  • 2013-2014: £54,321
  • 2014-2015: £55,734

Video feed

Gamesley Summer Sessions 2013

Just a medley of samples from the summer sessions coupled with some scenic views of Gamesley!

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Darkness Scene 3

The second performance from the Youth Arts Network High Peak. Drama and performance from the young people of the Fairfield Dreamscheme, the Buxton Opera House Kaleidoscope Youth Theatre and young people from Three Gables and College Road Family Centres. All coming together at Peak Cavern, Castleton, High Peak. More info at: www.highpeakarts.org/i-had-a-dream-which-was-not-all-a-dream/

Darkness Scene 5

The second performance from the Youth Arts Network High Peak. Drama and performance from the young people of the Fairfield Dreamscheme, the Buxton Opera House Kaleidoscope Youth Theatre and young people from Three Gables and College Road Family Centres. All coming together at Peak Cavern, Castleton, High Peak. More info at: www.highpeakarts.org/i-had-a-dream-which-was-not-all-a-dream/

Darkness Scene 4

The second performance from the Youth Arts Network High Peak. Drama and performance from the young people of the Fairfield Dreamscheme, the Buxton Opera House Kaleidoscope Youth Theatre and young people from Three Gables and College Road Family Centres. All coming together at Peak Cavern, Castleton, High Peak. More info at: www.highpeakarts.org/i-had-a-dream-which-was-not-all-a-dream/

Darkness Scene 2

The second performance from the Youth Arts Network High Peak. Drama and performance from the young people of the Fairfield Dreamscheme, the Buxton Opera House Kaleidoscope Youth Theatre and young people from Three Gables and College Road Family Centres. All coming together at Peak Cavern, Castleton, High Peak. More info at: www.highpeakarts.org/i-had-a-dream-which-was-not-all-a-dream/

Darkness Scene 1

The second performance from the Youth Arts Network High Peak. Drama and performance from the young people of the Fairfield Dreamscheme, the Buxton Opera House Kaleidoscope Youth Theatre and young people from Three Gables and College Road Family Centres. All coming together at Peak Cavern, Castleton, High Peak. More info at: www.highpeakarts.org/i-had-a-dream-which-was-not-all-a-dream/

What's in a Box?

Buxton Project eARTh did a project from January -- March 2013, called 'What's in a Box?' with artist Katy McCall. After exploring with a wide range of media, each participant started with an empty box...and then created anything they wanted. To inspire us, we visited the First Cut Exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery, where we also held our own workshop in one of the gallery's studios. We finished with a wide variety of art work -- from a Dragon's nest to pop up universe.. - See more at: http://www.highpeakarts.org/buxton-project-earth-whats-in-a-box/?preview=true&preview_id=1815&preview_nonce=1eb67f44e2#sthash.w7yIwdej.dpuf

Darkness - 2 November 2012 - Peak Cavern - Scene 2

Youth Arts Network High Peak came together again for their second collaboration. They worked with themes of 'trapped', 'lost and found' and the performance takes its name from the Byron poem, 'Darkness'. On 2nd November three audiences were taken through the chambers of Peak Cavern, led through a dystopic world of uncertainty, panic and thoughts of the future. Scene 2 features mainly young people from the Fairfield Dreamscheme, finishing with the Kaleidoscope Youth Theatre group from Buxton Opera House. In a change of tone, Scene 2 follows the personal story of Eve who has gone missing in mysterious circumstances Her friends question where, why and how she has gone and search for clues to her whereabouts - although not everyone is taking the disappearance seriously...

Darkness - 2 November 2012 - Peak Cavern - Scene 1

Youth Arts Network High Peak came together again for their second collaboration. They worked with themes of 'trapped', 'lost and found' and the performance takes its name from the Byron poem, 'Darkness'. On 2nd November three audiences were taken through the chambers of Peak Cavern, led through a dystopic world of uncertainty, panic and thoughts of the future. Scene 1 features the Kaleidoscope Youth Theatre group from Buxton Opera House and one member of Fairfield Dreamscheme. Inspired by the poem, Darkness, Scene 1 uses physical theatre and performance art techniques to convey the emotions and visual imagery of "the year without summer" (2012). The poem begins with its famous and ambiguous opening line "I had a dream, which was not all a dream". What follows is a collection of images portraying the end of the world through a series of natural, social and supernatural events. "The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars Did wander darkling in the eternal space"

Turning Screw at Torrs Hydro

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Contact details

High Lee Hall
St Marys Road
New Mills
High Peak
SK22 3BW

53.366508, -2.00425

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