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West Studios Exhibition

White Light White Peak – The Live Experience. Written, photographed and performed by Simon Corble, stage direction by Alice Bartlett.

The award-winning playwright, poet, photographer and performer, Simon Corble, pulls together his varied talents into a unique evening of Peak District experiences, which is touring across the region and beyond, alongside the publication of his book, White Light White Peak.

West Studios Theatre Space, 10 October 7:30pm.

Starting in the depths of a snowy winter, both book and live performance are a journey through a Peak District year, including encounters with the weather, wildlife and people; some amusing, some thought-provoking and many involving a Springer Spaniel...or two. Simon delivers his poems from memory and in a conversational style. More like miniature short stories, complete with twists and some happy endings, or, as Buxton Festival Fringe reviewer, Jim Marriott wrote, “this is a conversation he is holding with you in a quiet corner of a local pub on a Winter’s evening. Words and metaphors flow delightfully and with ease. Spellbinding writing…”

The White Light is all in monochrome photography: Atmospheric landscapes, wildlife shots and enigmatic moments, reflecting the images and moods heard in the poems and projected onto a large screen throughout the performance with an accompanying soundscape, captured locally - and in all weathers.

The hardback book, (signed copies of which will be on sale after each performance) with a colourful foreword by fellow White Peak poet, F. Philip Holland, has already had some fantastic reviews. One is by Helen Moat, well known Peak District author, travel writer and book reviewer: “A joyous book - one to be slowly savoured…Simon Corble produces a little bit of magic in White Light White Peak…This is a book to keep and cherish.”

West Studios in Chesterfield are also hosting the travelling exhibition from 3 to 10 October of prints from White Light White Peak. This is a found Theatre production, in association with Rotherham Underground.

Chesterfield ACCA

Chesterfield African and Caribbean Communities Association are a voluntary organisation operating in the centre of Chesterfield. They provide support, groups and activities for the African & Caribbean communities of Chesterfield & District, all people from all ethnic backgrounds are welcome, but African & Caribbean communities are their focus.

They open Mon to Fri 9am to 4:30pm and have a number of weekly groups. Monday at 11am they have a Social, keep fit & games session, Tuesday @11am the Social connection offers help, support & advice, Wednesday at 12:30pm the Arts & Crafts / Sewing & Knitting, discussion groups and social connection meets and Thursday at 11am the Walking group & social get together.

They also run a monthly Luncheon Club serving the finest authentic Caribbean cuisine held in the Assembly Rooms of the Market Hall between midday and 2pm. Cost is £7 for members £8 for non-members. The Luncheon consists of a main meal, unlimited hot & cold beverages and a dessert. To find out more please get in touch on 01246 208052 (M: 07940 285534), email at or FB: Acca Chesterfield


Chesterfield local, Luke Terry wil be taking part in a charity sky dive on 7 September to raise much needed funds Alzheimers Research UK.

“I’m wanting to raise as much funds as possible for this great charity which is aiming to find a way to beat dementia” explains Luke. “The jump is part of Iceland Food Warehouse’s yearly target to raise £100,000 for Alzheimers UK through their fund raising activities across the year.”

To donate and help Luke towards his target please visit his Just Giving page.


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