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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:

Help your business become international-ready!

Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire and VisitEngland invite you to "Taking England to the World", a free one-day training programme aimed at helping your tourism business become international-ready.

This invaluable workshop is free of charge and takes place on Tuesday 3rd December at Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa in Chesterfield.

Growing Lives Christmas Bazaar

1.30-4pm Wednesday 27th November 2019
at Derventio Housing Trust, 1 Grenville Drive, Ilkeston DE7 8HT

Derventio's Growing Lives project runs activities to improve skills, confidence and health. Come to the Christmas Bazaar to find out more about the project, eat and drink some tasty treats and buy hand crafted items made by participants.

All are welcome so please feel free to bring along friends, family or colleagues.

All the money raised will go back to Growing Lives helping us to continue to deliver this essential project in Derbyshire. 

Innovative Study Programmes Gain National Recognition

Derby College Group (DCG) has been commended nationally for its partnership work with local employers to improve the learning experience for Professional Construction students.

DCG has been awarded a commendation by the Association of Colleges (AoC) under the Beacon Awards programme for its innovation in curriculum design through a problem-based learning pedagogy/approach to both teaching and learning and assessment.

Dandelions Bereavement Support Expands To Help More People Cope With Grief

Wathall’s, Derby’s longest established independent funeral directors, have re-launched and expanded its unique Dandelions Bereavement Support programme to help more local people who have lost a loved one.

Dandelions Bereavement Support, run by a team of facilitators from Wathall’s, has several different strands to support people at times when they need it.

Festive Family Entertainment In Derby Cathedral Quarter

Lovable children’s character Peppa Pig will make a guest appearance in Derby Cathedral Quarter on Saturday December 7 as part of the Business Improvement District’s packed programme of free festive street entertainment.

Peppa Pig will be making appearances at intervals between 11am and 3pm at 2, The Strand – with families encouraged to bring their camera for the chance of a snap with Peppa Pig.

The Cathedral Quarter BID has also organised a programme of free family-friendly street entertainment every Saturday throughout December.

Live Entertainment Adds To Festive Cheer in St Peters Quarter

The busy streets of Derby’s St Peters Quarter will be filled with music, dance and entertainment on what is set to be the busiest shopping Saturdays in the run up to Christmas – thanks to a special programme devised by St Peters Quarter Business Improvement District (BID).

On December 14 and 21, acts including Derby Concert Band, Nottingham Tuneless Choir, singer Rebecca Jayne, UC Dance and La Di Dah will perform on the SPQ Live stage at St Peter’s Cross between 11am and 3pm.


Are you delivering activity which is supporting an early years and 1001 days agenda in your museum and/or supporting new mums navigate the world of motherhood? Are you working with children and young people to address wellbeing? We are compiling a national handbook on how culture can promote wellbeing in these contexts for commissioners et al.