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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:

Team Viking at Spital Arts on Saturday May 11th

Our next exciting Spital Arts event, in conjunction with Live & Local will be 'Team Viking'  by James Rowland, presented by Tangram Theatre Company on Saturday May 11th.

Five Years ago, James's best friend Tom was diagnosed with Heart cancer and given three months to live. His last wish was to be given a full viking burial.

This is the remarkable story of how James actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted. Featuring live music, razor-sharp comedy and a heart swelling story of death, friendship and viking helmets.

Where the Power Lies; A One-Day Symposium at LEVEL

LEVEL, in collaboration with East Midlands Participatory Arts Forum (EMPAF) present a one-day symposium of discussion, experiences and debate. Join us on the 11 April 2019 to ask the question WHERE THE POWER LIES?

The day will centre around three themes;

Participation and Power

The Human and the Machine

Digital Interfaces and the process of engagement

You can follow all the developments of the project via the hashtag #DigitalpARTicipationis

Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season returns for 2019

The ever-popular Outdoor Theatre and Cinema season will return to Markeaton Park Craft Village this June, July and August. Derby LIVE and Derby Parks will be bringing audiences thrilling shows from Oddsocks Productions, The Lost Boys and Babbling Vagabonds, as well as showings of award-winning films, all in the beautiful surroundings of Markeaton Park.

Spring into Shape this April!

Springtime is here, and it’s the perfect time to get up and active again. This spring cleaning season In Derby is here to help the people of Derby focus on their wellbeing, from a half price Derby Active membership to Derby’s first ever Walking Festival, now is the season to spring into shape.


Open call for artists, writers, curators or researchers for Haarlem Artspace’s Collectivism Residency May 13 – 17, 2019

Over the Moon introduces Classical Music to Babies

Come along to an interactive musical adventure for your baby at Déda this April.

Over the Moon weaves together gentle classical music with familiar nursery rhymes and sensory play in an interactive musical adventure for babies.

Presented by Hurly Burly Company at Déda this April, the show  creates an enchanting atmosphere  and relaxing environment using  a mix of classical, operatic and soothing music for you and your baby to enjoy.



Over 200 artists are exhibiting in over 50 exhibitions in over 20 venues across the historic city of Derby and all are free to see until the close of the festival on 14th April.

What's on at the Barn this April

Dronfield Heritage Trust

Peel Centre

High Street

Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 1PY


Saturday 6th April, The Peel Centre, 7:30pm
£8 for Under-16s, £12.50 for Adults

What's On this Easter? Derby Museums

Enjoy our Maurice Broomfield-inspired Camera Magic session, or put on your detective hat at Pickford's House to find the residents' missing shoes. Explore Leonardo da Vinci's drawing tools in a special Art Hub workshop, or take in the glamour of the 1920s and 30s with our Crafty Tuesdays fashion events.


Sheffield’s silver-tongued septuagenarian Sheridan Shacklethwaite warmly invites you to accompany him on an illuminating, alternative tour of Poole’s Cavern, as part of this year’s Buxton Fringe Festival (3-24 July 2019).