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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:

Wathall’s Win Regional Award

Helen Wathall MBE has won the title of Family Business Director of the Year in the prestigious Midlands Institute of Directors annual awards.

Helen is the fifth generation of her family to run Wathall’s which is Derby’s longest established independent funeral directors - established since 1858 - and now also has branches in Ashbourne, Alvaston, Borrowash and Burton.

She was appointed Managing Director after the death of her father Bill Wathall and has recently been joined in the business by her daughters Bec and Charlotte.

Arboretum’s Lantern Parade Going On-line!

Due to the ongoing Covid restrictions this year’s Luminate cannot go ahead as a lantern parade around Derby’s wonderful Arboretum. The organisers, The Friends of Derby Arboretum, following on from their summer festival success via Zoom and YouTube will be organising the celebration online.

Derbyshire Writing School Workshop: Beating Writer’s Block

We’ve all felt stuck. Spending hours staring at a blank page. Watching the cursor torment us with its unending, repetitive blink. But it doesn’t have to be this way. This workshop will kick-start your imagination as we explore where writer’s block comes from and how you can overcome it. This is an online workshop delivered live via Zoom. This session was previously delivered as part of the Buxton Fringe Festival and is a repeat session.  

Date: Monday 7th December, 2020.  

Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm  

Price - £12