Derbyshire Day

Derbyshire Day

20th May 2017

10am - 4pm

Number 28

An event celebrating Derbyshire through art and words featuring Matlock based travel writer Helen Moat and her book 'Slow Travel - The Peak District'. Local authors will be reading from their books alongside an exhibition of Derbyshire images by photographers and artists. Helen Moat will be speaking in conjuction with Marie Kreft.

Marie Kreft

A former winner of the Independent on Sunday travel-writing competition, Marie Kreft scuppered her plans for international travel when she decided to have a baby. Reluctant to leave her young son while jetting off on press trips, Marie began pursuing a closer-to-home passion instead: researching and writing Slow Travel: Shropshire for Bradt Travel Guides. Now a mother of two Marie is re-learning the art of travel with small children in tow.

Helen Moat

Helen Moat moved to Derbyshire in 2000 and fell in love with the landscapes and the people and places shaped by the Peak District. A keen walker and cyclist, she's happiest when outdoors and on the move - whether it's in the Peak or further afield. In recent years, she has walked Wainwright's Coast to Coast and cycled across a continent from Rotterdam to Istanbul. As a travel and fiction writer, she's constantly on the hunt for a good story. The Peak District gives her plenty of material.

Helen and Marie became firm friends when writing their Slow guides. There's nothing they like better than to come together to chat, joke and share stories about the writing process for their 'Slow' guides - preferably with a cup of tea and a slice of cake in hand.

Join them at Number 28 - and join in with the conversation.

Helen Moat interview 2pm

Free Admission

Sponsored by Bridge Hill House B & B.

George Gunby