May Newsletter

Its May!

Here's the rundown of whats going on at west studios.

Upcoming Events

Young Contemporaries 2019

 10.5.19 - 24.5.19 10am till 4pm
The young contemporaries are a collective of students from Chesterfield College. They have planned and set up their own professional contemporary exhibition held at west studios. Previous young contemporaries have done their pieces in many different styles of art varying from sculpture, photography, prints and ceramics.
Closing date for all entries: 12pm, 10 June 2019.

Click here to find out more and see previous young contemporaries!


Derbyshire Young Artist of the year 2019

14.6.19 – 28.6.19
Chesterfield College have launched their yearly competition to find the next Derbyshire young artist of the year, students from year 4 to year 13 are invited to have some fun and produce a painting, collage, photography or sculpture on the theme of “environment and me”. The finalists’ artwork, across a range of age and competition categories, will be exhibited in West studios gallery as part of our Arts Festival taking place from 14- 28 June 2019. The young artists will be invited to a special ceremony where the winners will be announced and presented with prizes!
Click here to find out more information and how to apply.


'Without Malice Or Ill Will' Play by Ray Castleton

19/06/19 7:30pm
Come and join to see a heart-warming yet  humorous story come to life.
The story of a man gripped by the dilemma of facing the choice between family, friends, community and the duty to his oath and uniform.
Tickets are £10 each, which will definitely be worth the experience!


Location: Recital Room
Give us a call if you need any further information or to hopefully buy some tickets!
Contact & Tickets: 01246 500799

 Summer Event 2019


 This will be a workshop style event similar to the Christmas event. Announcements will be made in the coming month about the workshops available.


Courses starting in September 2019

Whether you just want to pick up a new skill or you have been working in the industry for years. These courses are for anyone at any level. Beginner, intermediate or advanced.

Click below to find out the dates, prices and any additional information.
Video Editing
Visual Effects
Studio Photography
Clothing Making and Design

Chesterfield Grammar school exhibition

9.11.19 – 13.12.19 10am till 4pm
The building of west studios used to be the Chesterfield Boys Grammar School. There have already been a few projects that have been worked on over the past few years with the Old Cesterfieldian Society, a group of ex-students from the school. The latest collaboration together is an exhibition of artefacts from the school that varies from an old school magazine to silverware to elements of the uniforms like hats and ties. More information about this exhibition will be coming soon!


Exploding Boxes



Zipped Pouches-£8.50
Clip Purses-£15


Kumihimo Jewellery

Necklaces - £10
Earrings - £5
(Made using a traditional marudai which is made from smooth, close-grained wood).