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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:

New Foundation Degree Prepares Creatives For The Changing Workplace

Derby College Group (DCG) is launching a new higher education study programme in partnership with The Open University which is designed to better prepare creative practitioners for the world of work.

The Foundation Degree in Creative Practice will start in September 2020 based at DCG’s Joseph Wright Centre in the Cathedral Quarter.

Can you write about ‘Home’ in 50 word competition?

Derby Book Festival is challenging children and adults to write a story in up to fifty words on the subject of ‘Home for its 2020 Flash Fiction Writing Competition launched today (24 April).  The winning stories will be printed on a set of bookmarks this summer and will be distributed across Derby and Derbyshire to promote Derby Book Festival. 

Buxton International Festival Update

Although the office is closed, a few staff are still working on much reduced hours to keep the Festival alive and we have been overwhelmed by your support during this challenging time. Thank you to everyone who is so generously supporting our efforts to bring back the Festival in 2021. Your kind words and donations have lifted our spirits immensely.

Arty Workshops go online...

We are gradually moving over to online teaching from your own home. We are using Zoom to deliver our sessions remotely to you during these tricky times.

We are currently offering the following 1 hour long sessions all bookable individually online:

Get your art and culture fix online with FORMAT

The FORMAT20 Off Year exhibitions may be closed in the real world but we are delighted to bring you some of the amazing FORMAT festival exhibitions as digital exhibitions.

Visit our website and check out Sleight of Hand, an exhibition drawn from past FORMAT festivals and shown at the Lishui International Photography Festival last year and now available as a virtual tour.