Fools & Angels in Belper

'Presents' flyer (front)2

Its been two years since Fools and Angels had a winter show and this year we are going to the beautiful Derbyshire Dales.  This is the first time we’ve been out of Lincolnshire for our festive season event (can’t use the C word as it upsets me too much!).

Fools & Angels are delighted to welcome our invited artists for this event at No 28, Maggie Cullen, Alison Read, Carole Beavis, Carlos Dare, Barbara Coulam, Pauline Lancaster and Ruth Gray in this collaboration of art from Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

Invited Artists

For those who don’t know, or for those who have forgotten, this is what Fools & Angels are all about.

Mission Statement 2015

Fools& Angels are a non-profit making, self funding collective of five practising professional artists:  Richard BettKevin Wallhead, Jane Wright, Suzi L. Smith and founder Ba Wheeler.  With other invited artists we promote high quality arts holding two successful exhibitions annually.  Our reputation and patronage has continually and considerably grown over the last twenty years.

As an organisation we are consensual, selective, home grown, practical and autonomous, with a commitment to other artists.  We each take on different roles and responsibilities throughout the year in order to make these exhibitions a success.  We have learned a great deal from this process of personally attending to every detail and aspect of promoting and staging our events – from the minutiae of everyday practicalities, to the developing and clarifying of our ethos.

This exhibition is a high quality, trusted and privileged event, in a domestic setting.  As artists and craftspeople we are a dedicated group, selling direct to the public.  People are invited to share our passion for the work and the event itself, which is hospitable, accessible, celebratory, mysterious and fun.


This is our new logo …………………. for our new website, we’ve only been waiting twenty years.

It should be up and running soon …………………………but don’t hold your breath!

To see what sort of work Kevin will be taking to Belper visit

“We’re going to Wirksworth 2013!”

If you’ve never been to the Wirksworth Festival then it’s time you did. We went last year after being told by Richard Bett a jeweller and sculptor from Lincoln what a fantastic weekend could be had in this beautiful part of Derbyshire.  Every September the historic market town throws open its doors and warmly invites you to see great art in a truly wonderful place.  Inspirational work from both international and local artists fill the streets, houses and historic buildings of this fascinating town.

We were very lucky to be invited to stay with Maggie and Tim Cullen for the weekend and what a great time we had.  Maggie is a sculptor, this is one of her pieces that stands in our back room, brilliant stuff!


Made out of The Common Book of Prayer would you believe?

The Festival runs for just over two weeks and kicks off with The Opening Trails weekend. There’s so much to see and do over the weekend, it’s a job to fit it all in.  What with art, street performance, music, eateries, micro breweries and good real ale pubs (mmm….marvellous), all in this gorgeous setting called Wirksworth.

Well, this year we’re going again, this time after being selected to participate in the Opening Trails Weekend, and I can’t wait! So have a look at the Wirksworth Festival 2013  website, pop some dates in your diary and hopefully we’ll see you there.

If you would like to see what sort of stuff Kevin will be taking to Wirksworth visit