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Museum of Making official opening to take place amongst weekend of city-wide celebrations and special events

On Friday 24 September the Museum of Making is holding its official opening ceremony led by the Duke of Devonshire, Patron of Derby Museums, who has been a great supporter of the Museum of Making throughout its development. Derby Silk Mill – widely regarded as the site of the world’s first modern factory – opened as the new Museum of Making in May, and since then has been going from strength to strength. 

Come and celebrate Eyam Village Bonfire and Firework Display 2021

Join the celebrations at the Eyam Village Bonfire and Firework Display on Saturday 6th November 2021, with entertainment starting in the village square from 5.30pm.

The torch-lit, music-led procession of the infamous ‘Willow RAT’ leaves at 6.15pm and is carried through the village to the chants of ‘Burn the Rat’ up to the playing fields. The RAT is laid on the spectacular bonfire which is then followed by our fabulous firework display.

Chapel Arts annual short story competition goes National!

This year, Chapel Arts seventh annual short story competition is open to everyone resident in the UK.

Winners in each of three age categories will receive prizes as follows:

  • Year groups 3-6: £50 / Runner-up: £25
  • Year groups 7-11: £75 / Runner-up: £25
  • Adult (year group 11+) first place: £100
  • Adult (year group 11+) second place: £50
  • Adult (year group 11+) third place: £25

This year's title is Isolation.

Glassball Studio – GUIDEline events


Explore the Park boundary through 35mm photography and sound, with artists from Glassball Studio and artist Alison Lloyd. On the 25th September we are holding our final photo and sound walk from a series led by Alison Lloyd, that have followed the boundary as closely as possible.

Junction Arts – WORK Film Screening with Q+A (FREE)


Free screening of four short films created by artists made with workers across the Midlands. Featuring 'A Role to Play' based in Bolsover.


About this work

Junction Arts in partnership with Animate Projects present four short documentary films on the subject of 'work'. All four films were made by artists in collaboration with communities and organisations across the Midlands.

Derby Ram Trail Auction raises over £300,000!

Image: Rameses, Derby Ram Trail Auction - Credit Derby Telegraph

Thirty colourful large ram sculptures from the popular Derby Ram trail went under the hammer last Thursday night at the Museum of Making. The trail has raised over £150,000 and this will be matched by The National Lottery Heritage Fund contribute over £300,000 for Derby Museums’ Endowment.

Loughborough poets publish lockdown-inspired zine

A group of Loughborough-based women who wrote poems to help them get through the lockdowns have published a zine of their work. Songbirds and Sirens, a collection of 11 poems, will be launched at a free event at All Saints Parish Church, Loughborough on Saturday 25th September, 4pm-7pm.

Share Your Views On Delayed Hospital Care

Healthwatch Derbyshire, the county’s health and social care watchdog, is asking local people for feedback about their experience of waiting for hospital care in order to advocate for service improvements.

Six Figure Investment Leads to Increased Flexible Office Space

Oberoi Business Hub has completed an extensive upgrade and refurbishment on another building in Pride Park due to the increased demand for high quality and flexible office space.
The Business Hub’s fifth building in St Christopher’s Way offers 7,500 sq ft of space over three floors.  
The ground floor has been designed as serviced offices with different sizes available from single occupancy to 12 person suites including meeting rooms.