On my way to Leeds on Saturday, I popped into the International Print Exhibition in the Arboretum, England's oldest public park.
The International Print Exhibition has been running for three years now, bringing great art from around the world right into Derby. It's run by Green Door Printmaking which is based in Normanton, the area where I was born and bred.
Green Door doesn't receive the plaudits or subsidy that are given to other arts organisations in the city, but they're doing international work, and have been doing it for just as long. Not they're under threat with rising costs—I'm hoping the city doesn't forget about them... but I am not so sure.
Anyway, I was looking at the work while I was waiting for an appropriate time to head to the train station; and they asked me to play for a bit while I was there—so I did, with great pleasure.
If you get chance pop to the Arboretum, see the exhibition; and learn about an arts group that brings the world to Derby. The exhibition ends on 31st May.