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Toyota drives vote of confidence for Derbyshire

We've welcomed a decision by car manufacturer Toyota to build its new Auris model at its factory in Burnaston as a boost for the Derbyshire economy.

The announcement from the Japanese firm, which has been manufacturing cars at Burnaston on the outskirts of Derby for 25 years, is expected to secure jobs at the plant for at least the next six years.

It marks the 20th anniversary of our twinning arrangement with Toyota City − a long-standing relationship which has forged strong employment, education, cultural and tourism links between the two regions.


DART (standing for Developing Artists/Art for Rural Touring) is an initiative run by Live & Local with the objective of helping emerging (or established) companies and artists take their first steps in rural touring. Its key aims are those of identifying and nurturing new talent, developing exciting new work for rural touring audiences, and deepening audience engagement with the arts by bringing them closer to the art itself.

Indietracks Festival: 27-29 July 2018

We're delighted to say that British Sea Power, Honeyblood, The Lovely Eggs, Dream Wife, Girl Ray and Sacred Paws are among 35 artists confirmed today for this year’s Indietracks festival.

The above artists are joined by Darren Hayma (playing ‘Breaking God’s Heart’), Even As We Speak, Haiku Salut, Onsind, The Smittens, Anna Burch, Boyracer, Night Flowers and Eureka California.

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Buxton inspires world of music

Buxton has been praised by one of the country’s top orchestras for helping to inspire generations of musicians.

English Touring Opera   – who will perform on March 23 in a concert for the Friends of Buxton International Festival – say they have developed a “special relationship” with the town which has become one of their favourite venues.

And they will be bringing a programme which promises musical fireworks.

''ETO's relationship with Buxton is indeed a very special one,” said the Orchestra’s General Director James Conway.


Belper Arts Festival will open on 5th May with a special concert at St. Peter's Church.

Irish soprano Margaret Keys and Guests will appear in Belper between concerts with Michael Crawford  and Russell Watson. Margaret follows in the footsteps of poet Ian MacMillan and Karen England in appearing at the Belper Festival which is now in its sixth year. Most notably, the Festival saw the appearance of the Kanneh Mason family in the week when Sheku Kanneh Mason was named BBC Young Musician Of The Year.

App Proposals Pave the Way For Future Promotion

Computing students at Derby College have devised proposals for a mobile app that would help raise the profile of Elvaston Castle and attract more visitors.

Elvaston Castle successfully applied to be part of a community project run by graduate trainees at Rolls-Royce.

Dance Active Programme Tackles Falls Risks

An innovative programme to improve older people’s core stability and reduce their risk of falling and injuring themselves has been expanded in the city.

The Dance Active sessions, run by Derby-based regional dance house Déda and Derby City Council, are part of a wider Falls Management Exercise programme. 

So far 48 people have taken part in Dance Active sessions with the average age of participants being 79.


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