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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:

Indietracks headliner days announced!

At Indietracks, we are pleased to announce the day splits for many of the artists playing at Indietracks this year, including our headliners and evening bands. On the last weekend in July, you can look forward to:

Martha + Chorusgirl + Kid Canaveral + Sweet Revenge DJs

The Wedding Present + Frankie Cosmos + Joanna Gruesome + Special Guests (TBA) + Shopping + The Hayman Kupa Band + Peaness + Cola Jet Set + The Pooches + TeenCanteen + The Hearing + How Does It Feel To Be Loved? DJs

Award-winning Derbyshire agency is celebrating again: Derby-based Gravity Digital named FSB’s Microbusiness of the Year (East Midlands)

Derbyshire-based digital marketing agency, Gravity Digital, is celebrating again today after being named the Federation of Small Businesses & Worldpay UK Microbusiness of the Year for the East Midlands. The five person strong firm will now wait to hear if they will scoop the National Award, when all the regional winners in the UK compete for the prestigious title, at a ceremony on May 10 2017.

The Lichfield Prize 2017 Call for entries is now open with prizes worth £1200

emporium, in association with Lichfield Festival invites emerging and established artists countrywide to participate in their annual visual arts competition.

Under the exhibition title Dreams and Extremes artists are invited to creatively interpret this year's competition theme which focuses on America; a land of hopes and dreams, and extremes of terrain and temperature, of colour, creed, culture and colonisation.

Jenson Button Trust Team Up with Barnardo’s For Annual Triathlon – Sunday July 23

The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon, which will be held for the third consecutive year in Derby this July, have announced their charity partner for the event as leading children’s charity, Barnardo’s.

More than 700 people are expected to enter the event at Markeaton Park on Sunday July 23 with hundreds more families joining the mini-triathlon during the lunchtime break.

Students Triumph in Farming Challenge

A team of Agriculture students at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus have won a bronze medal in the regional final of the annual Great Farm Challenge.

The competition is organised by Natural England’s Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) Team alongside Seven Trent Water, Anglian Water and the Environment Agency.

Paralympic Star Gears Up For Next Sporting Challenges

Paralympic, World and European swimming medallist Tim Reddish CBE is stepping up his training schedule ahead of two local events organised by Derby-based HUUB Events.

Mr Reddish is the former chair of the British Paralympic Association and has signed up for the Derby Spring Classic Sportive and the first Staunton Harold Triathlon.

Derby College Students Showcase Talents To Raise Charity Cash

Students on a range of vocational courses at Derby College have joined forces to raise nearly £400 for Derby Kids Camp, which provides holidays and activities for local children.

Business, Hair, Media and Make Up and Catering and Hospitality students at the Roundhouse collaborated to organise a fashion show at the Engine Shed restaurant.

Derby Theatre hosts Departure Lounge festival for a fifth year

Departure Lounge, on from Thursday 20 until Sunday 23 July, is a fantastic summer festival with a bumper line-up of shows, workshops and talks, and a hub for fresh and innovative performance. You’ll get your usual dose of Edinburgh previews, as well as tried and tested work, and a couple of brand new works-in-progress.