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The latest news from producers, makers, venues and events organisers from around Derby and Derbyshire. If you have news to add to this page, then email us to let us know about it:

Derbyshire author Leonie Martin is offering a choice of four September dates on Zoom for her latest Writing for Wellbeing workshop

Derbyshire author Leonie Martin is offering a choice of four September dates on Zoom for her latest Writing for Wellbeing workshop on the theme of Kindness. All four workshops will include the same engaging writing activities and an opportunity to share your work within a safe and relaxing ‘virtual’ space.  You’ll need access to Zoom along with writing materials.  Early booking is advised as the number of places has been reduced to suit the online environment.

Dandelion: An Exhibition by Ed Burkes

Dandelion is a striking exhibition of paintings by artist Ed Burkes, winner of the eighth Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award. This body of new work has been inspired by the people, heritage and landscape of Derbyshire.
Opens Friday 11 September at the Museum & Art Gallery

Supersonic deals for Rolls-Royce

Bondholder Rolls-Royce has signed with Virgin Galactic to design engines that would power the world’s first supersonic jet since Concorde was retired in 2003.

Moreover, the Derby-based technology company has also announced an engagement agreement to explore the pairing of one of its propulsion systems with aerospace company Boom Supersonic’s flagship supersonic passenger aircraft, Overture, aiming to build the world’s fastest civil aircraft.

Green light for rail deal

Bondholder Bombardier's merger deal, valued at more than six billion euros, with French company Alstom has received the green light, subject to EU conditions.

The combined Bombardier/Alstom business will create the world’s second largest train manufacturer, with the capacity to take on the top manufacturer, China’s CRRC Corp, and preserves a joint bid with Hitachi for the £2.75 billion contract to build new high-speed trains for HS2.

£6.85m nuclear win for Derby

The Government has agreed a £6.85m investment to help create a new permanent home for the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre on Infinity Park Derby, creating 70 new roles.

4,500 jobs boost for Derby

A huge new inward investment, creating 4,500 jobs, has been announced today.

The £300m SmartParc - a 140-acre campus on the former Celanese site - will combine world-class food production facilities with shared utilities, amenities and services to provide a highly sustainable production base for food manufacturers.

The announcement has been hailed by city leaders as a “massive boost” to Derby’s post-Covid recovery plan.