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2020 Peak District – Treasure Hunt – The Outcome

The Hunt for the Golden Ticket Just a few words on the Treasure Hunt and where we got to. As nobody has found the Golden Ticket as of March, and now we are fully in lock down as a result of the Corona Virus for several months, it makes sense to give the answer away and raffle the prize, the Golden Teapot, to April's Peak District Design's customers and put a little bit more joy back out there. What was the answer? Nobody cracked the clues and in all fairness there wasn't that much time from gaining all the clue [...]

New Exhibition – NOW – The Nature of Wellbeing

September 2020 N.O.W. - The Nature of Wellbeing. Starting new and important conversations… Right now we are in a state of change, everything is being challenged, our home is under threat and understanding our mental health is as vitally important as it has ever been, if not more so. Central to maintaining healthy personal balance is an appreciation of all the various aspects we need to juggle. This exhibition delivers an artistic insight into our ‘understanding of’ and ‘relationship with’ wellbeing. The work explores an all round inspection of the personal areas of a balanced healthy life. Specifically ’n.o.w.’ looks [...]

2020 Peak District – Treasure Hunt

Starts January 6th. Hunt for the Golden Ticket. There will be 25 days of word clues, ending on the last day of January. A quiz featuring interesting facts about the Peak District will unfold every day on Facebook and Instagram. All you have to do to win, is piece together the 25 clues to reveal the secret location of the Golden Ticket. The winner gets £250 worth of prize, the 11th Stanage Pot of Gold. Free to enter. Every correct entry wins a limited edition print of the peak district treasure map. Simply follow us and share a [...]

By |2019-12-16T11:20:22+00:00December 15th, 2019|Competition|0 Comments

1st Birthday Evening and Prize Draw

November 7th 2019 What an evening. It rained, it blew, it flooded. Roads were closed. It was dark outside and yet it was very sunny and light inside for those who attended. Thanks to everyone who made it, thanks to everyone who tried and couldn't get through as roads were closed, blocked or had turned into rivers. Thank you everyone - it was a lovely and a very well attended evening. Prize Draw Results We had the draw as promised at the end of the night and Anne and Ben Robson kindly drew the raffle tickets. The winners were £20 [...]

By |2020-04-01T11:20:49+00:00November 13th, 2019|Competition, Open Evening, Peak District, Prize Draw|0 Comments

Happy Birthday – an invitation to party!

First Birthday evening celebration at Peak District Design in Hathersage. An INVITATION to party 7pm - Thursday November 7th 2019 We are delighted to invite friends customers and interested people to celebrate the end of our first year and share in a little of the success we have quietly enjoyed all year. Without your help, this would never have happened. So as ever it's a big thank you from Si. On the night: Everybody is welcome. 7pm onwards at the Peak District Design Gallery in Hathersage. • Drinks and nibbles will be supplied by Colemans Deli • Music • Raffle [...]

Peak District Design – a NEW Exhibition – Legend – INVITATION – launches May 16th 2019

a NEW Exhibition Legend An INVITATION to the launch - Thursday May 16th 2019 All welcome. Time: 7 pm onwards Introduction: Si Homfray will make a short introduction about the work and talk about the motivation behind this project on the evening 7.45pm. Drinks and nibbles will be available. Venue: Peak District Design - Gallery and Workshop ( 2a Hathersage Business Park, Hathersage, next door to the gym opposite the railway station, S32 1DP ). This colourful exhibition of artwork from Si Homfray features new ways of looking at and mapping out our Peak District. It is a celebration of [...]

A happy marriage and an unusually loving relationship

The Peak District makes a great loving partner. One way of looking at my relationship with the Peak District, may be that I am married to it. Well at least it feels a bit like that. A Ruby Anniversary... 40 years on. It all started at the age of 13 when I would be dropped off at the farm at the top of Winnats Pass with a tent, a geological hammer and some food for a few days. Armed with Geological Survey maps I would hunt out mine workings and try to find Blue John hydrothermal seams as well as [...]

Peak District Design – Gallery Launch – An open INVITATION

Peak District Design is opening its doors, officially, for the first time on... Thursday November 1st. 7pm - 10pm. All are welcome. Si Homfray has been busy, and now, is proud to show off the first products, as well as a few more that will come later, from Peak District Design. On the evening... There will be artworks, giftware, and the start of the home furnishings collections underway to browse and to buy, at a special price for the day, of course. 'It'll be great to see you, to catch up and to hear all your suggestions and feedback on [...]

By |2019-01-16T17:14:11+00:00October 15th, 2018|Exhibition, Giclée Print, graphic design, Peak District|0 Comments

mapping emotion a new inspiring and surprisingly rejuvenating experience/

For most of last year I was obsessed with the special places in the world that meant something to me. I was looking for places that may mean something similar to other people and how best to convey these sentiments and these places. After a great deal of trial and a herculean amount of time creating ideas, testing designs, chopping and mixing ideas, colours, textures and patterns I finally settled on the simplest of all the ideas, the concept of showing the ground relief as contours and then utilising this in a number of products. It was emotional, the places [...]

By |2018-05-02T15:36:46+00:00February 4th, 2018|Contour, creative ideas, Original Art, Peak District|0 Comments

Home is where the heart is…

Grindleford was my home for 20 years... wow! I was a lucky fella. It's a place packed full of happy memories, great views, fresh air and above all a regular run up onto Froggatt and Curbar back along the White Edge and back down the woods, occasionally full of Bluebells. A very lucky man! I've been trying to find a piece of work that sums up my positive feelings and happy memories of this run for quite a while. Craig had been nagging me for work that works in two colours as we are so keen to start work on [...]

By |2018-05-02T15:38:57+00:00January 20th, 2018|Contour, graphic design, inspiration, Peak District|0 Comments