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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:

Donate to the Dronfield Rotary Walk

With us now enjoying warmer weather and lighter evenings, now is as good a time as any to get outdoors and explore Dronfield’s many walking routes, including the Dronfield Rotary Walk - which is maintained by a team of volunteers at the Barn.

Old Coin Found at Dronfield Barn. Can You Help?

Our Buildings Manager, Pete, recently picked up an old coin which was left by our gardeners shed. We think this has probably been unearthed by the drainage works the gardens team have been working on over the past couple of months (pictured above). 



On 12th May 2020, the world should be celebrating Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday. The coronavirus crisis has resulted in events being cancelled but the team behind a new play are determined to give people the opportunity to celebrate one of the most remarkable people in history.

Four artists' films about work. Made with workers.

Dryden Goodwin | Jenny Holt
Esther Johnson | Adam Lewis-Jacob

We are pleased to announce that we're launching WORK - four new artists’ films that explore contemporary working lives in the middle of England - online on International Workers’ Day, 1 May 2020. 

Midlands Communications and Print Company plays Key role in saving 90,000 lives during COVID-19 Pandemic

Derbyshire company, BLACKFISH GROUP, have been working around the clock to produce thousands of technical labels which will be applied to ventilators.  These ventilators are estimated to save 90,000 + lives in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blackfish Group are one of a number of organisations in the UK who have been given clearance to access the Government’s emergency supply chain partners, to ensure they can obtain raw materials from anywhere in the world, whenever they are needed.

Guess the weight of Gary Baaaarlow and help raise money for NHS charities

Popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots is raising money for Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity with a competition to guess the weight of one of its recently born lambs, nicknamed Gary Baaaarlow.

The Duffield farm shop would ordinarily have run a similar competition as part of its annual Lambing Sunday event, which was cancelled this year due to coronavirus.

Instead, the fundraising event has gone online – with the farm shop keen to support frontline NHS services in southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire.