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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:

Local Charity Promote Stress Relief

A local support group have launched a poetry competition, and are opening it out to non-members in a bid to help in these stressful times.

The Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Tinnitus Support Group have been using poetry workshops to act as a distraction from their health problems. Last year, the group published their own poetry book called “Distraction”, the proceeds going towards supporting the group’s activities.

Celebrate VE Day 75 at Home!

Due to the unfortunate events surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak, the Dronfield Arts Festival has been postponed. Originally due to take place next month, the Festival will now coincide with Victory in Japan (VJ) Day, which marks the end of WWII, over the weekend of 15th & 16th August.

Postponement of Derby Ram Trail

The Derby Ram Trail team has decided to delay delivery of this world-class art trail due to take place this summer. This difficult decision has been taken in response to the recent Covid-19 (Coronavirus) developments and the social distancing measures currently in place potentially being extended. We look forward to bringing this fantastic event to our city streets in the future, when it is safe to do so and we will share a new launch date in due course.


At Baker Consultants we maintain very close contacts with a number of Universities, teaching on under graduate courses and keeping up to date and contributing to the latest research. These academic links also mean that we can offer opportunities to the brightest and the best of the newly qualified ecologists taking their first steps in their career ladder. Under the Covid-19 lockdown, although we have altered our processes when working in the field in line with DEFRA, Environmental Agency and CIEEM guidance, there is still the need to carry out plenty of surveying and other fieldwork. 

A Necklace of Stars

Older adults aged 65+ from across Derbyshire are being invited to take part in a new project ‘A Necklace of Stars’. During the Covid-19 crisis, instructions and support for making embroidery, poetry and lullabies will be provided via post, on-line and on the phone for those who are housebound. 

Oddsocks release  "Jane Eyre" online from Friday 17th April

Award winning Oddsocks is releasing "JANE EYRE" to watch online from Friday 17th April at 7pm.

Oddsocks is enjoying a growing online popularity as fans who are used to seeing them in the open air over the summer months are settling down regularly on a Friday night to enjoy each weekly offering instead. They are even sending pictures of their living room picnics to the company after the event.

Voices From The Peak

Voices From The Peak - a journey through the Peak District in word and sound. Featuring the atmospheres, wildlife and stories of this strange and beautiful land of contrasts. 

Donate to Hubbub Theatre!

In these challenging times, we are now more appreciative than ever of any donations towards our work, especially in making sure we reach learning disabled people who may feel very lonely at this time. We know that some people have real financial challenges right now, but if you haven't, and if you have a little you could spare to help us keep our Hubbub At Home programme running, we would be so grateful.