Category: Events

Join us for the launch of FORMAT20 Off Year

FORMAT is delighted to announce the FORMAT OFF International Portfolio Review at QUAD in Derby on 25th April 2020.

More than 30 international photography and art experts will offer advice, constructive feedback and networking opportunities and the review day will conclude with an awards event and dinner. Among the reviewers – photo editors, festival directors, curators and publishers from over 10 different countries – is Azu Nwagbogu, Founder/Director of LagosPhoto Festival and African Arts Foundation who joins FORMAT for the first time.

Local Apprentices Gear Up for National Hair Competition Final

Two local apprentices have secured their place in their national final of a new national competition for trainee hairdressers and barbers.

Sally Heyes (19) from Ockbrook and Sam Winson (20) from Allestree won their categories in the regional heat of the Concept Hair Apprentice of the Year 2020.

Stainsby Festival 2020 Tickets on Sale NOW!

Recent visitors to the Stainsby website would have experienced our very own Back to the Future moment. For highly technical reasons - usually known as a cock up - the Home and News pages took a trip back to May 2019 and were doing a great job of advertising last year's festival! Not to worry, our trusty DeLorean has got us back to the present. Web code and time travel really really don't mix.

Dronfield Arts Festival

The Dronfield Arts Festival is coming soon - and you can make sure you look the part for the weekend by purchasing some our special commemorative merchandise, which is
available for order now!

Latchepen at Spital Arts

Spital Arts are delighted to host a 'Live and Local' event with Latchepen on Friday March 27th at 7.30pm in St Leonard's Church, Hartington Road/Valley Road, Spital Chesterfield S41 0HA. Doors open at 7pm.

Latchepen are a thrilling Gypsy Jazz and Swing Band influenced by the wonderful Django Reinhardt.

Led by Scottish jazz violinist Matt Holborn accompanied by Kourosh Kanani and Jeremie Coullon on Guitars with Simon Read on double bass this promises to be a sensational evening of acoustic gypsy jazz.

Baby Babble at Derbyshire Libraries

We have another couple of Baby Babble courses beginning this month! Taking place over four or five weeks, for babies 4-9 months old, this is a great way for families to encourage baby's speech and language through rhymes, play, stories and baby signing.


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