Stay Home

Go the Distance was a festival designed to evolve throughout the Covid-19 situation, taking place in chapters across 2020/21 – think of it as a bit like a pick n’ mix.
It was our way to bring communities together to experience and be part of some great cultural things, both on and offline, and much of it remotely.

The festival was a chance to have some creative fun, try some new cultural things, and to hopefully for people to feel a bit more connected with their community.

Chapter Three

The third and final chapter of Go the Distance was filled with a series of fantastic light-related projects.

Shine a Light

Celebrating community Covid heroes

Let them shine

Light Up

Brightening peoples' day across Ashfield, Mansfield, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire

What we did

Lights Out

Be surprised and delighted with a series of light pieces and installations

Take a look

Chapter Two

Chapter Two took place as the first lockdown measures were eased and social distancing was most definitely name of the game.

The Secret Picnic

Ashfield and Mansfield played host to a series of invite-only, super socially distanced picnics with a twist.

What was served up

Chapter One

Chapter One was made up of two aspects, creativity delivered to your door and the chance to experience fun and exciting art from home during the first lockdown

Everybody's Home

A specially curated kit for those in the First Art area to get creative without leaving home.

How did it work?

Remote Access

A series of specially commissioned works from a wide range of artists to experience using digital platforms.

Tune in

Peace of Mind

We take online safety and security very seriously. All our online events run in accordance with our online working and safeguarding policy.

Online Safety

View our policy