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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:

Foundation Derbyshire Funding Workshop

Foundation Derbyshire Funding Workshop - for groups operating in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire.

Thursday 20th June 10:30am to 1:30pm at Holmgate.

Foundation Derbyshire will be running a workshop giving Derbyshire based community groups the opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the Foundation. By the end of the interactive session you will hopefully have an understanding of how to apply to the Foundation and have a range of hints and tips for success:

Launch of Invest in Derbyshire

An exciting next step in the development of the Invest in Derbyshire service, delivered by Marketing Derby on behalf of Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire Economic Partnership, was taken last week as a new brand, website and film were launched.

Investors, businesses and key partners attended a launch event in support of the county’s ambition to be a destination of choice for investors and businesses.

The fifth Derby Book Festival is open!

The fifth Derby Book Festival is officially open, running from today until Saturday 8th June.

Highlights of this year’s Festival include broadcaster and author, Melvyn Bragg, comedian Susan Calman, politician and Tory leadership hopeful, Rory Stewart MP, Victoria Hislop, Stephen Booth, John Harvey, children’s author, Cressida Cowell (How to Train Your Dragon), historian Alison Weir, Simon Jenkins, Dolly Alderton and Paul Mason.

Industry Newsletter: Derbyshire producers invited to exhibit at Chatsworth Country Fair | Get involved in our food and drink campaign

Get involved in our NEW Eat, Drink, Explore campaign

Providing a fantastic showcase to the Peak District and Derbyshire's fantastic foodie offering, Eat, Drink, Explore shines a light on the area’s diverse food and drink, celebrating everything from passionate local producers, cafes, pubs and restaurants to unique experiences such as foraging and brewery tours.


Do you own a restaurant, cafe, tearoom or pub? Are you a local food and drink? If so, find out how you can get involved below...

Get involved in our campaign to shine a light on local food and drink

Get involved in our

Eat, Drink, Explore campaign


Calling all local food and drink businesses! Do you own a restaurant, cafe, tearoom or pub? Are you a local food and drink producer? Do you love to shout about the fantastic foodie offering in the Peak District and Derbyshire?

If so, find out how you can get involved in our campaign - Eat, Drink, Explore.


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Festival starts with showstoppers

Buxton International Festival raises the curtain on its 2019 programme with a gala concert of opera’s greatest hits.

Artistic Director Adrian Kelly has lined up showstoppers to start the two weeks of music, song and book talks with some of the world’s favourite numbers from Bizet’s Carmen, Strauss’ Die Fledermaus and Mozart’s The Magic Flute to name but three.

Croots Farm Shop takes part in Open Farm Sunday on 9th June

Derbyshire farm shop Croots will be opening the gates to the farm on Sunday 9th June as part of a nationwide event to showcase British farming.

LEAF Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s national open day, with hundreds of farms throwing open their gates to give the public the chance to find out more about where their food comes from.

Among them is Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road near Duffield - the home of the award-winning Croots Farm Shop.

Garden Volunteers Receive Prestigious Award...

Barn Gardeners Receive Prestigious
Civic Society Award


Dronfield Heritage Trust would like to congratulate our team of garden volunteers for receiving a prestigious John Robert Clough award at Dronfield Civic Society’s AGM last night.