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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:

Derbyshire designer ploughs life-savings into boutique glamping lodges nestled in nine acre woodland

A Derbyshire designer has blown his life-savings creating three luxury glamping lodges with lakeside views, BBQ cabin and an outdoor cinema.

Carl Insley, 47, launched Driftwood Lodges Luxury Glamping, this month (July) – and bookings are already flooding in.

The adult-only facility in Dale Abbey, Derbyshire, has taken three months to create and Carl, who has a background in interior designer, has done most of the work himself.

He said: “I have invested my life-savings into this new project, so I really want it to work for me. I had a dream – and this is it.

Exciting news from New Perspectives Theatre Company

Since we first brought productions to the village in 2002, we've had excellent shows from New Perspectives.

We're pausing live theatre for now like everyone else, but in the meantime please try their postcards - cards by post telling a love story - and PlacePrints - 10 online tales to engross you!

Getting Love From Cleethorpes
Who doesn't enjoy receiving a letter or card through the post? And who isn’t a romantic at heart?

FORMAT News: Latest Online exhibitions

FORMAT Online continues to grow with virtual exhibitions, online talks and our forthcoming Portfolio Reviews.

We have just added a 3D exploration of Lottie Davies' wonderful project Quinn which was shown at FORMAT19. Senior curator Peter Bonnell talks to Lottie about the work. Click on the image to watch.

Rams go into lockdown as Derby Ram Trail is postponed to 2021

A handful of beautifully decorated rams were shepherded back to the Derby Ram Trail painting space by Middlebrook Transport this week, following the decision to delay delivery of this world-class art trail due to take place this year to spring/summer 2021. This difficult decision was taken as a precautionary measure to help minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19 (Coronavirus).

BIF Digital 2020 is here!

The BIF Digital 2020 season has begun! 

Out first fascinating interview features Charles Moore on his book Margaret Thatcher: Herself Alone in conversation with Matthew Parris.