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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:

Call out for Eagle Engine stories for the new Museum of Making

In September 2020 Derby Museums will open the new Museum of Making in Derby featuring, at its heart, some astonishing objects that have shaped the world in which we live. One of the stand-out objects is the Eagle Engine, which helped to power the first transatlantic flight by Alcock and Brown 100 years ago on June 14th and 15th 1919.

Special Opening Night at New Mills Art Theatre!

Opening nights are always special – but on Friday, 21st June, the performance of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at New Mills Art Theatre, marks the first musical to be produced on the Art Theatre stage since the wonderful refurbishment of the auditorium, featuring the golden velvet seats gifted from Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. 


Our attitudes to nature will soon seem Dickensian, says writer

How we abuse the natural environment will soon be viewed with the same kind of horror now reserved for slavery or child labour, explains one of the nation’s foremost nature writers.

Mark Cocker, whose last book Our Place was a call for a revolution in the way we protect our natural world, is bringing together fellow writers at Buxton International Festival to consider how literature can change attitudes towards the environment in the same way that Charles Dickens’ novels once challenged Victorian values.

A chance to win 2 tickets to Chatsworth Country Fair and BBC Countryfile Live, Blenheim!

To be in with a chance to win two free tickets to both Chatsworth Country Fair (30 Aug – 1 Sept) and BBC Countryfile Live, Blenheim (1 – 4 Aug) will just take 10 minutes of your time!!


We are undertaking a short visitor economy business survey and would greatly appreciate your input.  Feedback from surveys such as this are invaluable for us to be able to demonstrate the importance and value of the visitor economy to the area.  Your responses will help us bid in for future funding to be able to support and grow the sector further.


Writing for Wellbeing workshop with Leonie Martin. Saturday 6th July 10:30 - 12:30 at Chesterfield Library.

Try Writing for Wellbeing at Chesterfield Library. Using a series of fun and engaging prompts, you’ll be encouraged to unlock your imagination and put pen to paper. Working within a safe and respectful space, therapeutic writing can open the door to new voices, ideas and points of view that widen and deepen our own perspective, as well as offering a sense of achievement. No previous knowledge or experience of writing is needed, writers of all levels of experience are welcome. You should be aged 18 years and above. All writing materials will be provided.