Invisible Boundaries focuses on the rich diversity of communities that call Derby their home and explores what they have contributed to the country of their adoption as well the efforts made by England to offer them the embrace of equal opportunity and democratic living.

The Invisible Boundaries has many levels of engagement locally, for community members and artists, focusing on The Arboretum Park in Derby. The project engages the community in celebrating the history of the Arboretum Park and the visible and invisible boundaries surrounding it over the 175 years.

Invisible Boundaries includes the celebration of the 175 years of Arboretum Park, in Normanton, Derby, which is the first publicly owned, landscaped, urban, recreational park in England.

Past Sessions

As part of the sharing heritage side of the invisible boundaries project, there was a research and find the fact session. In this session participants went to the Derby Local Studies and Family History Library to go through old documents, books and newspapers to discover interesting facts and news about the park.

Invisible Boundaries: Research 18/12/2015

Members of the Invisible Boundaries Project visited Derby Local Studies and Family History Library in order to gather information about the incredible heritage of the Arboretum Park. It was a great journey into the past and it was a new experience for everyone. The Arboretum Park has more than 175 years of history and it was interesting

Invisible Boundaries: Heritage 12/02/2016

Participants engage in meaningful creative activities interpreting their learning from research. One of the creative tasks was to design cards for loved ones.
This celebratory event marked 175 years of the Arboretum Park. There were various activities for young people and children to engage in based on the findings and research. Using the research, one girl decided to imagine what it would be like to be at the opening of the park 150 years back and based her
As part of ‪#‎InvisibleBoundaries‬ come along and take part in our FREE Oral History Training Session and Walk on: Friday 26th February from: 12am-2pm at: Heart of the Park Building, Arboretum Park DE23 8FZ We will be joined by special guest researcher Colin Hyde from the East Midlands Oral History Archive in the University of
As part of the Sharing Heritage side of the Invisible Boundaries Project, on the 11th February 2016 we went to the Derby Local Studies and Family History Library to carry out a Research and Find the Fact session. We had a chance to go through old documents, books and newspapers and discover interesting facts and
COME ALONG and join us TODAY to learn the history of one Britain’s first public parks – Arboretum, located in the Rose Hill area near Derby City Centre. You can come and join us on this research session by coming along to our ArtCore studios on Charnwood Street or join us at the Derby Local
On the 11th February 2016 from 11am onward, Artcore invites you to join an exciting opportunity to explore and learn the history of the Arboretum Park in Derby. Participants will visit the Derby Local Studies and Family History Library where they can go through old documents and books to find out what the Arboretum Park
Another year has gone by and Artcore is back to its usual busy schedule. 2016 is full of different interesting projects you can take part in and right now we are organising events and activities as part of our project Invisible Boundaries – Sharing Heritage. What to expect? More themed walks and talks in the

Invisible Boundaries – 7 January 2016

Join us for the new research season of “Invisible Boundaries” during the new year starting 22 January 2016, 10am – 12 pm Engage in an exciting journey while exploring the past & present heritage of the Arboretum Park! It’s free and all are welcome. For more information please contact us: 01332 384561
On Friday 20th November 2015, Artcore’s team members took part in a lovely walk in the Arboretum Park in Derby as part of the project Invisible Boundaries Sharing Heritage. What better way to enjoy the wonderful landscape of the park than on foot while enjoying some good fresh air? It was interesting to note how

Invisible Boundaries – 11 August 2015

The Invisible Boundaries Project Launch was held at the Orangery in Arboretum Park on Friday, 7th August 2015. Several artists, local councillors, community members and Artcore’s staff & volunteers gathered together to celebrate the beginning of the project, underlying the theme of being good neighbours, the idea of neighbourhood and giving back to the community.