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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 story of circles ...

Walking in Circles’ is a collection of paintings and drawings by Sue Lewis-Blake that will be exhibited at the gallery during February. They are part of an on-going project inspired by some of the stone circles found in the peak district – the nine ladies circle in particular. 

What's coming up... and can you help?

Have you considered volunteering at the Barn? 

Over the past four years the Barn has become a community hub in the heart of Dronfield – hosting all sorts of events, activities and local groups. Our Heritage Lottery Funding has now finished and 2019 will be the first year the Barn has to be fully self-sustainable – meaning our Volunteers are more important than ever!

Derby Museums-February Half Term: What's On

This Spring half term, Derby Museums have activities to inspire the whole family.

Get inside the mind of Leonardo da Vinci by creating your very own 'Leonardo inspired' works of art - play and learn in our Pangolin activity day celebrating our nature gallery mascot - or have a go at making musical instruments, taking inspiration from our interactive World Collections Gallery. 


Tickets Available For Two Great Music Events...

New Mills Festival and Spring Bank Arts Centre are very pleased to announce that The Askew Sisters, the acclaimed English Folk Duo making waves on the folk scene with their energetic brand of English folk music, will be performing at Spring Bank Arts Centre on Friday 12th April 2019. The gig will be the first in a series of collaborations between New Mills Festival and Spring Bank Arts Centre.

Roll up for the BIF Roadshow’s magical mystery tour

Stars more used to singing in the world’s leading opera houses will soon be performing in a village hall near you as Buxton International Festival (BIF) takes a taste of its 40th anniversary programme on the road.

BIF is bringing the glitz and glamour of opera right to your doorstep in a rolling roadshow which will stop at venues in the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales with a grand finale in Buxton’s newly-restored Octagon.

“It’s a magical tour aimed at taking the mystery out of opera,” said Festival Chief Executive Michael Williams.