Category: People

Celebrating with poetry for LGBT+ History Month

An evening of poetry to celebrate LGBT+ History Month will be held at Riverside Library, Derby city centre, from 6pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 27 February.

Steven Macnamara will discuss and perform the poetry of English poet and author Radclyffe Hall. She is best known for her novel The Well of Loneliness, considered a groundbreaking work in lesbian literature.

Joining Steven will be a range of local poets highlighting their work to celebrate LGBT+ History Month.  The event is free.

Funny Wonders activities 2020

Changing Faces project - creative workshops for 11-18yr olds in Buxton who are facing difficulties re-starting on Tuesday 25th February, 3.30pm-5pm at the Green Man Gallery. Participants and team members needed - leaflets attached for further information. #ChangingFaces

Buxton Flowerpot Trail 2020 - not quite a festival (yet!), but you may like to include it. Flowerpot making workshops in May. Flowerpots out for the summer (July and August). Trail maps will be available from the beginning of July. Details tbc. #BuxtonFlowerpotTrail

Apprenticeship Roadshow Inspires Next Generation

A roadshow organised by Derby College Group (DCG) has toured several local schools to raise awareness about apprenticeship opportunities available to young people.

The apprenticeship team visiting schools such as Murray Park in Mickleover, Merrill Academy in Alvaston and St John Houghton in Ilkeston to highlight the wide range of skills training and careers available.

Katie Spencer at Spital Arts

We are very excited to be hosting the talented musician Katie Spencer in February.

Details are below


Friday 21st February

St Leonard's Church

Valley Rd/Hartington Rd



S41 0HE


Doors open at 19.00 hrs for a 19.30 hrs start.


Please note our new flat rate for tickets is £12.00

You can still pay on the door with cash (please bring correct money if poss) or by card as we now have a card reader!

Are you going to the Derby Business Show?

The doors open to the Derby Business Show in March

The Spring show is taking place on 12th March at the Derby Conference Centre and bookings for exhibitors and delegates are now live on the event site.

The event is one of the areas largest BtoB exhibitions for the private sector and will now feature a great line-up of over 40 exhibitors and 8 different Seminars/workshops that are free to attend as a delegate

Fancy exhibiting at the show?

Dance4 Centre for Advanced Training Opportunities in Derbyshire

Dance4’s CAT is the Centre for Advanced Training provides access to world-class training opportunities and spaces for young people aged between 11-18 years with exceptional potential in dance. The scheme is funded by the Department for Education and we welcome applications from anyone with a passion for dance. We have several opportunities available for young people and their teachers to find out more about the scheme and what it can offer:


FREE School Workshops:

Erewash Museum artist commission



Erewash Museum are commissioning an artist to provide two paintings or coloured sketches for a backdrop for an exhibition, to support their work with schools and to put on promotional posters and flyers.  They will be used in a temporary exhibition at Kirk Hallam church, two Anglo Saxon event days, and later on display at the museum. The images should be of:

1) Anglo Saxon high status woman carrying a weaving baton, made of iron. Full length image.


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