Category: Events

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.

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.

Up the Rams! Up the Theatre!

After a trying year, we’re sure you’re thankful that football has finally returned to the stadium. But we’re here to tell you it’s also playing on the stage at the Theatre in a must-see, unique show for football fans and theatregoers alike! 
This October, Derby Theatre are producing and presenting Extra Time – a show created by DCFC’s poet, Jamie Thrasivoulou, football fans and theatre makers across the city.

Sinfonia Viva Returns to Nottingham for NYE Gala Concert

Sinfonia Viva are back to put the glamour, glitz and flare back into New Year’s Eve with their popular performance at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall which has been a mainstay with local audiences for more than 25 years.
Promising a night of classical and popular favourites, the Grammy-nominated orchestra of the East Midlands will be under the baton again of Nicholas Kok – a firm favourite with New Year’s Eve audiences.


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