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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:

Flowers for the weekend... at gallerytop

The Small Painting Exhibition will end soon. Just in case you didn't get to see it, the show includes new paintings by South African born artist Este MacLeod as well as other outstanding work. 

Join Swadlincote Proms in the Park

Event: Swadlincote Proms in the Park

Date: Sunday, August 18

Time: 2pm - 6pm

Location: Maurice Lea Memorial Park

              Common Road
              Church Gresley

Cost: Free of charge

Brief details: Following the huge success of South Derbyshire District Council's inaugural event last year, this  year we will be welcoming two fabulous bands to entertain us:

#NMFest2019 Brochures Out Now + Full Programme Now Online!

The FULL PROGRAMME of events is now live at along with lots more information and links to online ticket sales.

Brochures are also being distributed across the town and further afield over the next couple of weeks. They can be found in most shops and businesses, info centres and libraries.

New Mills Festival is run entirely by volunteers who work all year round to raise the funds needed to make the festival happen. All donations are most gratefully received!

Arts Derbyshire, is looking for a fundraiser and charity manager

Derbyshire County Council, on behalf of Arts Derbyshire, is looking for a fundraiser and charity manager to help set up the new Arts Derbyshire charitable incorporated organisation.  This will include putting together a fundraising plan; submitting at least three funding applications; and setting up the relevant managem

Buxton Fringe40 Announces Awards for 2019

The biggest and longest ever Buxton Festival Fringe held its eagerly-awaited Awards Ceremony at The Green Man Gallery on Sunday July 21.

2019 has seen the Fringe celebrating 40 years and chair of the trustees Keith Savage said it had been an exceptional year, thanking the performers, committee members, venues, supporters and financial backers, including sponsor The University of Derby, who had made the festival possible.

Yorkshire artist Susan Brown at gallerytop in Rowsley

We are delighted to be exhibiting the work of Susan Brown, the Yorkshire artists renowned for her paintings of European cities. 


'I have been inspired for much of my working life, both in painting and designing, by two symbols: the circle and the line. I believe that these two symbols hold what I can only describe as a sort of DNA of visual references, a set of parts, representing for me the continuum and the measure of life.

Summer Craft Activities at Dronfield Barn

Back by popular return, our summer craft activities start again this August. Join our volunteers every Thursday from 10am-2pm to get involved with the fun - every week there will be a new theme, with the first week being pirates. Stay tuned to hear news of themes for other weeks, to be confirmed at a later date. It's just £2 per child - no pre-booking required.
Thursday 1st August: Pirates
Thursday 8th August: TBC
Thursday 15th August: TBC
Thursday 22nd August: TBC