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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:

All Dance Creative Producer

Derbyshire County Council, on behalf of Arts Derbyshire, is looking for a creative producer to design and manage All Dance, a two year project celebrating the dance work of disabled people.

Please email if you would like to receive the quotation documents.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is 11am on 6th March 2017.

New Mills Festival 2017 - Join The Programme of Events

Festival Programme 2017 - Got an event for us? Work has begun on the cultural extravaganza that will be New Mills Festival 2017.  This year's theme is "Around The World".

If you've hosted or run an event before and don't need any help the links to submit the details for your New Mills Festival 2017 event are below. This year to help you choose the best date and time for your event you can also preview all event bookings by visiting our online calendar.

BBC Get Creative at Erewash Museum in April

On Saturday 8th April, 11 – 3, the Erewash Museum and Arts Development team are holding a BBC Get Creative ‘Make Your Own Victorian Dolls House’ event. 

Visitors of all ages will be able to construct a FREE, Victorian inspired cardboard dolls house using templates. Once constructed visitors will move around the Museum and grounds to different activity stations to add in a kitchen, parlour etc finding out facts about Dalby House as they go.

Storyteller Patrick Ashcroft will be joining us throughout the day telling Rumer Godden’s tale The Dolls House.

Déda Associate Artists Clinch R&D Support

Two artists supported by Derby-based regional dance house Déda as part of its innovative Associate Artist Programme have been awarded a national grant to carry out research into contemporary dance and circus performance.

Internationally-renowned dance, acrobatic and physical theatre artists Nikki & JD have teamed up with fellow Déda Associate Artist - choreographer Ben Duke as well as contemporary dancer Ellis Saul on the research project with much of the work carried out at Déda’s studios in Chapel Street, Cathedral Quarter.

Cathedral Quarter Showcases Events

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, which was crowned as the top city centre location in the Great British High Street awards last December, has published a programme of events, street entertainment and performances to showcase the diverse offer available in the leisure and cultural heart of the city centre.

The ‘Events and Activities in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter’ leaflet is available at Cathedral Quarter businesses, in Art Boxes across the county as well as online at

Musical Giants Take Centre Stage At Twilights Concert

Dutch conductor Frank Zielhorst will make his concert debut with East Midlands’ orchestra Sinfonia Viva at Derby Cathedral on Friday March 3.

The concert, entitled ‘A Little Symphony in F’ is the latest stage of the popular Twilights series of late afternoon and early evening performances at the Cathedral.

Twilights is a partnership between Sinfonia Viva and Derby Cathedral and has been a key element in the Cathedral’s two-year cultural audience development programme supported with a £80,000 Arts Council England grant. 

Game On For Derby Business Community

Local companies and organisations are being invited to recapture their childhoods and compete in a series of fun sporting challenges based on the traditional school sports day.

The first-ever Derby Business Games event will be held at the University of Derby Sports Centre in Kedleston Road on Thursday July 6 between 4pm and 6pm.