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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:

Joseph Wright painting travels to Science Museum for major new exhibition

This September, Derby Museums’ celebrated Orrery painting by Joseph Wright will travel to the Science Museum in London as part of an exciting new project exploring the relationship between art and science over the past 250 years: The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter. 


The Art of Innovation – a partnership between BBC Radio 4 and the Science Museum Group – explores the relationship between art and science over the past 250 years and how it has helped to interpret, study and explore the world around us.


Ugly Politics, Fragile World?

Join Masters students as they explore the latest debates in Global Heritage at the University of Derby’s annual Public History & Heritage symposium.


MA students are inviting you to join them as they take to the floor at the University of Derby to examine how conflict, political discourse, tourism and environmental challenges are effecting heritage across the globe. The Symposium entitled Ugly Politics, Fragile World? will take place on Wednesday 5th June 2019 at the University’s Kedleston Road campus.

Peak Voices Summer Tour

Singing group, Peak Voices, this year launched their first local spring tour, ‘One Song More! A night at the musicals’. Following sell out shows and rave reviews, they intend to impress again with their summer tour which starts in June.  The audience can expect to be treated to an evening of songs from popular West End shows including Blood Brothers, The Greatest Showman, Chicago, West Side Story, Les Misérables and many more.  

Artcore May Newsletter

This month of May we have some exciting new ventures on the horizon.. if you have a passion for ceramics and all things clay don't miss our new ceramic courses for children and adults. Led by our artist you will get the chance to learn many different clay techniques from pinch pots to wheel work.

Last Call for Team Viking

The Arts Festival might be over, but the good news is that we've still got plenty of great events coming up at the Barn in the next few weeks - including Team Viking by Tangram Theatre Company this Thursday (May 9th). 

Notes on your calendar: music is going all-year round in the Peak District

May 2, 2019

Notes on your calendar: music is going all-year round in the Peak District

Buxton International Festival is bringing music for all four seasons in the Peak District under a new partnership with Orchestras Live.

The programme starts on May 12 when the Northern Chamber Orchestra presents a concert in St John’s Church featuring virtuoso violin music including Wolf, Bach and Tchaikovsky.

The Girls wins first Derby Book Festival Children’s Picture Book Award

Children in six Derby primary schools have chosen The Girls by Lauren Ace, illustrated by Jenny Løvlie as the winner of the first Derby Book Festival Children’s Picture Book Award, which aims to celebrate picture books that children can relate to and in which the diversity and challenges of modern life are represented. 


New Opportunity at Derbyshire Voluntary Action

Do you want the opportunity to work for a successful, dynamic and innovative organisation that champions the work and changing needs of the health related Voluntary and Community Sector in Derbyshire?

Derbyshire Voluntary Action is an independent charity, which strategically represents and champions the work of the health and care voluntary and community sector.  We provide vital support to a diverse range of local charities and community groups through our work and also connect people and resources to projects and ideas.