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The Ashover Light Railway Vol2 poetry book by David Siddon

David Siddon, along with watercolour illustrator Eric Leslie, releases his latest poetry book The Ashover Light Railway 1924-1950, volume 2.

Volume 2 of a Book of Poems includes an introduction by David Siddon with another 18 poems and supporting photographs from Bob Gratton's collection and a magnificent collection of watercolours and drawings from the late talented railway artist Eric Leslie.

FORMAT News: Opportunities

Louise Fedotov Clements Appointed to Board of UK Council


We are delighted to announce that FORMAT’s very own Founding and Artistic Director, Louise Fedotov Clements, has been appointed to the UK Council of Create UK Group, which includes the Creative Industries Federation and Creative England.

Derby Folk Festival returns with fringe benefits

The long-awaited and virtually sold out Derby Folk Festival returns as a live event in the heart of the city centre this weekend, from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd October.

Now in its 15th year, noted artists including O’Hooley and Tidow, Kitty Macfarlane, Ninebarrow, India Electric Co. and Home Service will be joined by some old friends and new faces.

Free theatre workshops with Belper Community Play

A season of taster workshops led by a team of professional theatre-makers across different venues in Belper.

All workshops are free and no experience necessary. Make sure to register your place early as spaces are limited. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday 4th October | Creative writing with Kevin Fegan
Belper Library, 7-9pm | Age 16+

If you live, work or are connected to the Belper area, come along and tell us your tales.

Buxton Museum: Want to learn a new craft?

Our Buxton Museum and Art Gallery has a new workshop programme for adults.

This autumn, treat yourself and learn a new craft. The museum is running a choice of adult workshops (for over 14s) at the museum and nearby studios, with experienced artists and only a few participants. These all-day events, 10am-4pm, will suit beginners and experienced people.

Derby BIDs ensure city centre businesses can join crime-fighting partnership

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have joined forces with Derbyshire Business Crime Reduction Partnership (DBCRP) to make it easier for businesses to work together to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

Businesses in the BID areas will have free access to the DISC system, which is run by East Midlands Chamber, from October 1st 2021 when the scheme goes live.


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