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The latest news from producers, makers, venues and events organisers from around Derby and Derbyshire. If you have news to add to this page, then email us to let us know about it:

Join top junior choir and find your voice!

One of the country’s top young people’s choirs is now inviting new members (Girls and Boys) to join by coming along at the start of the new term on at 5pm on Tuesday 10th September at the Uniting Church, Whaley Bridge.

Glossop Arts Project New Group - MIND THE GAP

mind the gap

This group is aimed at young people experiencing mental health difficulties, please join us to think, talk and make art in a safe and confidential setting. 

You'll help us choose the projects, which may include textile collage, designing a mask, self-portraiture, and creating a puppet. 

Run by a qualified experienced Art Teacher and volunteer.

6-weeks Wednesdays

18th / 25th Sept/ / 2nd /9th/ 16th/23rd Oct

1.30 – 3.30pm


New Mills Youth & Community Centre
Longlands Rd, New Mills, High Peak SK22 3BZ
We always struggle to find enough volunteers to help to deliver the public workshops. So become a lantern-making expert and share your expertise!
Full training in the techniques of lantern making. Experienced and new helpers welcome. This event is free.

The Derby Business Show opens its doors in just 2 weeks time

The Autumn takes place on 26th September at the Derby Conference Centre and bookings for exhibitors and delegates are now open. BOOK your FREE place today.

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

See who is exhibiting

Now’s the perfect time to get active

With the summer holidays over, the kids back at school and evenings drawing in, seasonal change is upon Derby!

With that in mind, Derby Active has launched an offer to make the transition to autumn easier whilst keeping the people of Derby moving. If you join as a health and fitness member this September you’ll pay just £1 to do so with their aptly titled ‘join for a coin’ offer.

Tideswell Theatre Concert this Friday - 20th September

Sound of the Sirens - coming to the village on Friday 20th September

This amazingly talented folk-rock duo will be performing in Tideswell Church. Brighten your Friday evening!

Tickets available through TicketSource and in Peak District Parlour and Litton shop. Also on TicketSource. 

Helping raise funds from any profit for essential maintenance and improvements to the Cathederal of the Peak through Friends of St John's (FoSJ).

WILD / Life at gallerytop

We have a group of sculptures from half a dozen artists including Paul Smith, back into his studio after his evacuation drama at Whaley Bridge this summer. Paul's idiosyncratic fairytale sculptures are well known together with his stylised animals

Why Midland Lead are Experts in Export

Here at Midland Lead, we are experts in export. Architects, specifiers, building contractors and charitable aid organisations worldwide have been turning to us for years to draw on our in-depth knowledge of product and export expertise.

Sinfonia Viva Expands Outreach Work Thanks to Children in Need

Sinfonia Viva – the Derby-based professional orchestra of the East Midlands – has been awarded further funding by BBC Children in Need to expand its creative work with children and young people who have long-term illnesses or special educational needs.

The three-year project, supported by £119,265 Children in Need funding, will start this Autumn and involve hundreds of young people across the East Midlands. 

Classical Treat In Store For Cathedral Concert Goers

Having launched the Autumn season with another outstanding performance in front of a 20,000-strong audience at Darley Park on September 1, award winning Sinfonia Viva will return to the city on Wednesday October 23 for an evening performance at Derby Cathedral.

Under the baton of Principal Conductor Frank Zielhorst, the programme starts with one of Mozart’s most quintessential and famous works Symphony No.40. This iconic piece was composed in 1788 and continues to feature heavily in film and television scores to this day.