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"a stone at a time…"

Mick Peat
Mick Peat 1940 - 2021

It is with deep sadness we announce the death of our dear friend and founding President Mick Peat after a short illness. Mick left us on January 22nd aged 80. We extend our sympathy and love to Celia, the family and his countless friends across the world of music. He will forever be our guide and inspiration and always in our thoughts.

R.I.P. me duck.

A Drystone Tribute to Mick Peat

To contribute to the Mick Peat Drystone Bursary, please visit the JustGiving campaign.

We have collected some of the many kind words, stories and memories about Mick on his tribute page. We will be continuing to add them, so if you would like to share your own, please Get in touch.


Building community and the arts throughout Derbyshire and beyond

A Stone At A Time

A not-for-profit initiative to celebrate the County through creativity, heritage and sharing

The Drystone Chronicles

Last year (2019) the arts and culture sector grew by £390 million, a record in any industry, contributing £10.8 billion to the UK economy.

Then the curtain fell. The lights went out. Coronavirus hit.

Four friends from Derbyshire set about finding what they could do to help their creative communities. Sidestepping the issue was not an option when building and re-building are so needed.

Drystone, unanimously agreed from the outset, was to be a not-for-profit initiative aimed at harnessing and encouraging creativity throughout Derbyshire and beyond. The ambition is to make Drystone as central a part of our communities as the walls themselves.

However perceived the cultural landscape has shifted with recovery best served by building from the ground up – “a stone at a time,” recognising the roles of writers, actors, musicians and all like-minded players to better our wellbeing and bring communities together.

Drystone is striving to make good those shared experiences currently in suspension.

Drystone is:

Sir Michael Morpurgo
Mick Peat
Bob Rushton
Artistic Director
John Tams
Music Producer and Sound Recordist
Barry Coope
Pete Bullock
John Leonard, Katy Coope, Janet Bostock, Fury Wildfire, Jack Shepherd, Paul Broesmith, Ben Adwick, Narthen, Wesley Mallin

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