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Spire Writes October special: Alan Buckley & John Mills, 28 October

Join this special online version of Spire Writes, Chesterfield’s vibrant spoken word night!

This event is a Zoom spectacular, featuring open mic and not one but two guest poets.

Our guest readers will be performing work from their brand new, brilliant collections, both published since the lockdown: ‘Touched’ by Alan Buckley and ‘No Guiding Star’ by John Mills. Your hosts are Helen Mort and Bob Roberts.

Let Sleeping Dragons Lie with the Big Family Read

This autumn, join Derby Libraries for our Big Family Read. Taking place until 30 November 2020, you can rediscover the joy of reading and encourage all of your family to join in too. Enjoy reading together again and talking about all the great books you have read.

Folk Music and Hallowe’en thrills at Derby Market Place

More entertainment and a second market has been confirmed for Derby Market Place in the coming weeks, after the first Autumn Sessions brought live themed music to the city centre alfresco venue last weekend.

As the weather cools, heating has now been introduced in the chalets around the edge, and early booking is advisable as these tend to sell first. But even though you may have to wrap up warmer for the outdoor picnic tables, you are closer to the stage to enjoy what’s on offer.

Derby Folk Festival 2020 at Home goes global

Derby Folk Festival at Home has been watched by viewers all over the world since it went live on 2nd October. From the USA and Canada, to Ireland, Denmark and Australia, Derby’s homegrown festival has had truly global reach this year.

Derby Book Festival announces first ‘live’ event for 2020

Derby Book Festival organisers announce today their first ‘live’ children’s event at Déda on Tuesday 27 October. They will hold three sessions of a fun, interactive Collage Workshop with illustrator, Jane Porter for ages 5 – 8 years. Jane is the illustrator of Brian The Brave (written by Paul Stewart), winner of the 2020 Derby Children’s Book Award, sponsored by businesswoman Deborah Fern, which was announced in May.

Art from Ruth Gray

Discovery Days Film

As promised last week I would share the link to the Discovery Days film I made for Derwent Valley Mills.

Chapel Arts - Newsletter

6th Annual Short Story Competition
Judge: Mark Henderson, local author and storyteller
Sponsors: Fred Pickering and Mark Henderson

Closing date: February 14th 2021

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There will be three age categories, judged separately: Junior school (7-11 years), secondary school (11-16years), and adult (over 16 years).

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