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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:

The Derby Witness - Call out for participants

As part of this year’s Derby Feste, members of the public are invited to submit lines of text summing up their experiences of Lockdown to be included in a new poem called ‘The Derby Witness’.  

The poem, comprising of 49 lines (one for each day of lockdown before restrictions were eased) will be written across the city of Derby for Feste weekend on the 26th and 27th September.   

To submit your line of text email  

Innocence and Expression. Creative Selfies - 4 Ways to Make a portrait

Innocence and Expression

Creative Selfies - 4 Ways to Make a portrait
Saturdays in September on ZOOM
Children aged 6 - 16 years old
2pm - 3.30pm

Saturday 5th September - Frida Kahlo Style! - Ray Gumbley
Saturday 12th September -  Picasso Style! - Marie Hegarty
Saturday 19th September - Andy Warhol Style! - Nicki Dennett
Saturday 26th September - Banksy Style!  - Lucie Maycoc

Stay Connected at Artcore

We've had a busy month handing out packs and running monday mindful moments session for Stay Connected.

We want to keep you connected with us through this time so get involved by watch our Mindful Moments and Movements sessions every Monday on Artcore Facebook

We also run our art surgery hotline on a Monday and offer tech support. Like to know more?

Sign up here

In Our Thoughts Launch

Creatively supporting our communities to cope with loss and bereavement during the Coronavirus

On Thursday 13th August we held our launch event for In our Thoughts project. This year long project is supported by the mental health charity MIND. A partnership initiated by Artcore and Sahahra to support our communities to cope with Coronavirus.

Present Tense, Future Perfect?

This month, we received 84 applications towards our residency Present Tense, Future Perfect? It was a mammoth task to choose only two artists to be in residence with us over the next month but we are happy to announce who they are! Joining us as artists in residency for the Present Tense, Future Perfect? Residency is Thomas Wynne and Kelly O'Brien, both Derby-based artists. Here is little more about them.

Artcore Associates

Artcore wants to expand and diversify our pool of associates. Becoming part of the Artcore Associates would give creatives an opportunity to approach Artcore to help them realise a project or initiative that is still in the ideation or developmental stage.