creative mentor network event

Creative Mentor Network: Sharing Best Practice with Creative Mentor Chris Lewis-Jones – Music and the Outdoors & Christmas Meal! (14th December 2024)

  • Thursday 14th December 2023 at 3:45pm - 6:45pm
  • Town Hall, Wirksworth, Matlock, UK
  • FREE for Creative Mentors
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This session is only for Creative Mentors on The Mighty Creatives’ Creative Mentoring Pool.

In response to the Creative Mentoring Support Survey, we have worked hard to craft a networking programme that responds to the needs of the Creative Mentors. We hope you find the sessions inspiring.

Join us and Creative Mentor Chris Lewis Jones for an in-person creative practice sharing session in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. Dean is not only an experienced Creative Mentor with us at TMC and Derbyshire Virtual School, but he is also a fine artist, educator, performer and lecturer. To find out more about Chris, you can visit his website here.

We will also be going to a restaurant nearby for a Christmas meal, courtesy of TMC.

He has many areas of expertise when working with Children and Young People, including music, art, film writing, gardening, theatre, education and working outdoors. However, this session will focus mainly on Chris’ musical and performance practice and how he uses this with Children and Young People.


What can I expect from the session?

The session will be in-person at Wirksworth Town Hall, in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. The session will take place in doors from 3.45-6.45, beginning with a 15 minute lost of informal networking and a ‘getting to know each other’ space.

Followed by this, Chris will share an insight into his own practice and work to date, followed by a practical session for Creative Mentors to partake in, including some techniques around music and performance.

This practical session is designed to provide inspiration and ideas for Creative Mentor activity and to provide an extra ‘string to your bow’ when working with your own Creative Mentees.

It’s also a great opportunity to connect in person and meet likeminded Creative Mentors.

After the session finishes at 6.45pm, we will be going to a local restaurant in or around Wirksworth for a Christmas meal which will go from 7pm until late. Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be paid for by TMC as a thank you to all your hard work.

Any questions, please email


14th December 2023



Attendee requirements

The first part of the event will be taking place at Wirksworth Town Hall, Town Hall, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4EU.

Arriving by Car:

There is limited parking around Wirksworth. However, additional to street parking, there’s several small carparks near by either Barmcote Croft Car Park or Market Place Car Park.

Arriving by Train:

The nearest train stations are Cromford or Matlock. If you have issues getting to the venue, please let us know and we could arrange car-share where possible.

Booking for this will close on 7th December. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

We will also do a Christmas meals around other areas of the Midlands.