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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:

First authors announced for sixth Derby Book Festival

The first authors are revealed today (27 November) for the sixth Derby Book Festival, which will be held from 29 May – 6 June 2020 in venues across the city.  The Festival is now a well-established part of the city’s cultural calendar and celebrates the joy of books and reading.  It has just held its first successful Autumn Edition in October and will return next Spring with over 90 events across nine days with some of the very best writers in the country.

FORMAT goes to China

FORMAT Director Louise Fedotov-Clements and a team of curators and artists attended the Lishui Photography Festival, taking with them the FORMAT group exhibition Sleight of Hand, which opened to record visitor numbers.

Get your hooves on! Less than ten Rams left to sponsor!

A unique world-class art sculpture trail in Derby for summer 2020

Businesses that have not yet signed up to be part of the Derby Ram Trail are being urged to ruminate no longer, as less than ten Rams remain available for sponsorship.

To date, over 20 businesses have registered to take part in the project which will be one of the largest mass-participation art events ever to be held in the city.

Art Workshops 2020 at St John Gallery in Ashbourne

Are you a serious artist who is looking for inspiration or want to explore new techniques, or do you just want to have fun trying out your creative skills? You are sure to find something that will suit your needs perfectly amongst the exciting variety of art workshops we have lined up for 2020.

Peak District & Derbyshire scores success at prestigious travel awards!

Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire’s quest to promote the area as a world-class destination has been given a huge boost after it was recognised in three of the travel industry’s top awards.

It has been revealed that the Peak District and Derbyshire has won bronze in the prestigious 2019 British Travel Awards, which are considered the benchmark for excellence in the travel industry and are voted for by the travelling public.