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Derwent Pulse was a celebration of the Derbyshire Derwent and the Derwent Valley Mills. It wove together past, present and future histories of the river, its history and its people. Its pulsating Light Flow travelled from the river’s source on Bleaklow to its mouth on the Trent. The Light Flow was shepherded by local schools and riverside communities who were often adorned with an electric parade.
Devised and led by Charles Monkhouse, Derwent Pulse was commissioned by the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and funded by the Arts Council, the Peak District National Park Authority and local mills.