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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:

Dare to Dream at Artcore

Are you a creative person?

There is an opportunity to join Dare to Dream 2020 Tuesday online course. Learn new skills through online art workshops, training and support. Over the course you will learn how to make high quality crafts which you can sell through Artcore.

Open routes to employment and volunteering through your creative personal development.

FREE for unemployed people aged 16+ who live in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

The Sharing Of Uncertainty - John Newling

John Newling will be exhibiting in Artcore Gallery later this year, but in this period between then and now we have started working with him on a blog called 'The Sharing Of Uncertainty.' The blog explores the idea of reconstruction and also gives you an insight into his latest project, Dear Nature which is on display at IKON Gallery, Birmingham. The design process has been very rewarding and we are excited to share this new collaboration with you this month, so do stay tuned!

A note from Artcore founder and Artistic Director – Zahir Shaikh

In mid-March, whether we were prepared or not, the world as we knew it changed. The nation went into lockdown due to COVID-19 and business and non-essential sectors were forced to close down in lieu of public safety. But rather than focus on the immense, adverse impacts this pandemic has had on every person and every country, I would like to talk to you about how we, in our own way tried to overcome that. I believe that as an arts organisation we had a responsibility to our sector and to our community; responsibility became an ability to respond.

PhotoForum Live A series of inspirational talks

PhotoForum Live 
A series of inspirational talks 

Every Tuesday in June and July at 3.00pm [BST]

With limited places available don't miss out on attending the next Photoforum Live with Photography Editor Bridget Coaker in conversation with Paul Lowe, Reader in Documentary Photography and award winning photographer

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FORMAT International Photography Festival & The People’s Picture

FORMAT is proud to announce a new partnership with The People's Picture, a photographic and design studio founded by British artist Helen Marshall.

The response to the #massisolationFORMAT project has been enormous and working together FORMAT and The People's Picture are creating a Covid19 pandemic archive in the form of a giant digital mosaic to commemorate this moment in our history.


Dronfield Barn Virtual Market - Coming Soon

In these testing times, we were disappointed that we weren't able to hold our planned Artisan & Producers' Market on the 7th June.

However, that doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on your usual shopping experience, as you will soon be able to shop for your favourite products in our ‘VIRTUAL MARQUEE’. We’ve invited our local craft makers and sellers into our virtual marquee where you'll be able to shop for original, high quality products and gifts from the comfort of your own home!