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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:

Sign up for new summer term of adult education courses

Residents are being invited to sign up to learn something new this summer with our Adult Community Education Service.

Bookings can be made from Monday 19 March 2018 for hundreds of daytime and evening courses and activities on offer this year providing opportunities for people to study for new qualifications or explore new hobbies and interests.

The summer term starts on Monday 9 April 2018 and residents can view the course listings and sign up online.

Virtual school project reaches for the stars

Children and young people of our Virtual School are to take part in a new project inspired by the night sky.

Cromford-based production company Adverse Camber has joined forces with the Virtual School and secured around £40,000 in funding to launch the Stars and Stories project.

Annual Leaflet Swap & Exhibition


This year we are delighted to be holding the leaflet swap in Buxton’s historic and recently renovated Pump Room on March 22nd.  If you haven’t yet seen the interior of this beautiful building this is a great opportunity!

Join us between 10.00am and 2.00pm, tea/coffee and cake will be provided.

Spital Arts event

Our next exciting Spital Arts event takes place on Friday April 13th at 7.30pm in St. Leonards Church , Valley Road/Hartington Road Spital, Chesterfield S41 0HA. 

We are very pleased to have Valerie Burrows, a local Spital Weaver to talk and demonstrate 'From Sheep to Shawl  A Journey throiugh Fleece and FIbre and how they can be used'.

There will be slides and an opportunity to have a go at embroidery, spinning and weaving  and to ask questions of the demonstrators

Upcoming Events at the Barn..

Spring Bistro Evening 

The same delicious menu just a new date!!!
   Wednesday 21st March 7.00pm - 10.00pm
A  Fund Raising Event for the Dronfield Hall Barn Garden


St George’s Day Celebrations

Derby LIVE is pleased to announce it will once again be working with FOLK 3D and The Lost Boys Theatre Company, along with local schools and community groups to deliver an annual feast of family fun this coming St George’s Day weekend. The free city centre celebrations will be taking place on Saturday 21 April between 11am and 3:30pm.

Derby Theatre announces new shows - summer brochure now available

This summer, Derby Theatre will: produce and present two fabulous festivals, a summer festival of fresh, new and exciting theatre for emerging artists and audiences alike, and one specifically aimed at 11-25 year olds, plus a charming new family show; play host to top quality touring productions and an exciting and eclectic season of cutting edge and thrilling Studio shows and some great one nighters, plus, as ever, there will be a vast amount of opportunities for people of all ages to get involved in the work they do.

Rock Pools exhibition

March 26th -April 28th; 10am till 4pm except Wednesdays at Derby Arboretum; Derby

All the photos were taken in Scarborough my home town over a period of four months to find the best shots out of many

images took a while.

It is an unusual selection of my photos and images; taken with blind photography( shooting without looking);

the main images of the pools were photographed this way from above; I have then printed as circular images onto watercolour paper; again one of my styles.