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Chesterfield Art

Art in Chesterfield comes in all shapes and sizes – from watercolour paintings to huge outdoors metal sculptures.

Being on the edge of the Peak District National Park creates an amazing opportunity for any landscape painter or photographer – with the countryside’s diverse scenery and the year’s changing seasons there are many, many pictures to be made.

But most prevalent in the town these days are sculptures commissioned by the council.

A full list can be seen here

snail sculpture

 

Links

Arts Derbyshire – Chesterfield’s Arts: artists, events, arts organisations, venues and information for artists and audiences.

David Charlesworth – Local artist and designer

Steph Dix – Chesterfield artist’s site

Sheila Gill – Chesterfield based watercolourist

Chesterfield Arts Group – the website of Chesterfield’s Step by Step Art Group

If you are involved in art in Chesterfield in any way and wish to add your details/link – please email us.

Winding Wheel Theatre

Entertainment & Conference Centre

The Winding Wheel is a Grade II-listed entertainment and conference centre, built in 1923 as a cinema.

The building consists of three rooms: the Auditorium, the Ballroom, and the Function Room. Each of these rooms has its own private bar and catering area. All rooms are fully accessible.

History

The Winding Wheel was built to the design of Sheffield architect Harold J Shepherd. Originally a cinema called The Picture House, it first opened its doors on 10th September 1923, seating 1,300 and showing a double bill of Heart’s Affair and The Play House starring Buster Keaton. The building was extended in 1930, adding a large ballroom and extra seating. It was in continual use as a cinema until its closure in 1981.

In 1987, Chesterfield Borough Council purchased and refurbished the building, keeping the internal decor intact, but removing the fixed seating and constructing a dance floor above the stalls. The building reopened as the Winding Wheel and was later Grade II-listed in 2000.

Since reopening it has hosted thousands of events, political conferences, wedding receptions, banquets and has been used for many television programmes.

The Winding Wheel
13 Holywell Street
Chesterfield
S41 7SA

01246 345333

Visit the Winding Wheel website – click here

Pomegranate Theatre

The Pomegranate is a delightful Victorian 546-seat proscenium arch theatre housed in the Grade II listed [George] Stephenson Memorial Hall. Established in 1949 this is the country’s oldest civic theatre with Chesterfield Borough Council continuing the proud tradition of providing a year round programme of professional touring theatre and high quality local amateur productions.

Over the course of a theatregoing year we aim to make audiences laugh, cry and debate so why not ring the Box Office or investigate our website for details of the current season.

Our developing Arts programme offers small-scale music events, craft demonstrations, drama workshops, and a burgeoning New Playwrights’ scheme. These events are organised by our Arts Projects Officer, Carole Copeland who also runs the successful Pomegranate Youth Theatre.

And whatever draws you in the first time, it won’t be the last so why not investigate our great deals for regular customers and join the Friends of the Pomegranate?

History

The building which now houses Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre and Museum was built in 1879 with funds raised entirely by public subscription. Built as a tribute to George Stephenson, the Stephenson Memorial Hall remained in private hands for ten years, before being purchased by Chesterfield Corporation.

It became Britain’s first Civic Theatre in 1949. In February 1982 Chesterfield Theatre Limited was created to house incoming touring companies. In June of the same year, following a public appeal for suggestions, the Civic became the Pomegranate Theatre, taking up the image from the town’s original Coat of Arms, copies of which can still be seen in the stained glass windows of the top of the circle stairs.

Pomegranate Theatre
Corporation Street
Chesterfield
S41 7TX

01246 345222

Visit the Pomegranate website – click here

Painters & Decorators

Chesterfield Painters & DecoratorsLooking for Painters & Decorators in Chesterfield is made easy with our online guide to local craftsmen. Our free listings ensure that you have the widest choice of tradesmen in Chesterfield.

However, when choosing a painter and decorator, ask for a few references that you can call to ensure that they have a good track record – a good tradesman will have no problem with this – beware the ones who shy away!
 

David Shore01246 205710
High Class Painter & Decorator.
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Andy Topping07979 363222
Professional Painter & Decorator. Interior/Exterior.
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James Haggarty01246 862338
Painting & decorating, paper hanging, coving, dry wall lining, interior/exterior, spraying, special effects. All work undertaken by Painter of the Year 2006. Fully Insured. Free quotes.
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JN Adams01246 559170 or 07719 764651
Chesterfield painters and decorators, private or commercial, interior and exterior work undertaken.
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AH Painting & Decorating01246 207606 or 07718 336969
Professional painter and decorator.
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Castle Decor01246 822840
High class interior and exterior decorating.
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H&M Decorators0845 239 7724
Interior and exterior decorating – Free estimates.
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Wall to Wall01246 202592
Experienced interior and exterior painting and decorating – Private and commercial.
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Electricians & Electrical Repairs

Chesterfield Plumbers & Heating EngineersLooking for Electricians or electrical repairs in Chesterfield is made easy with our online guide to local craftsmen. Our free listings ensure that you have the widest choice of tradesmen in Chesterfield.

However, when choosing an electrician, ask for a few references that you can call to ensure that they have a good track record – a good tradesman will have no problem with this – beware the ones who shy away!
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Builders, Plasterers & Roofers

Chesterfield Builders & RoofersLooking for Builders or Plasterers in Chesterfield is made easy with our online guide to local craftsmen. Our free listings ensure that you have the widest choice of quality tradesmen in Chesterfield.

However, when choosing a builder, ask for a few references that you can call to ensure that they have a good track record – a good tradesman will have no problem with this – beware the ones who shy away!
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Dolphin Plumbing & Heating

Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineers

Established in 1966, Dolphin Plumbing and Heating is a family firm with a reputation for professionalism and value-for-money.

The company offers a wide range of services to the domestic and commercial markets, including:

  • Central Heating Installation
  • Boiler Replacement
  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Wall & Floor Tiling

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Please call us on 01246 278793, 230592, 07791 742122 or 07970 920026 for a free quotation.