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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:

Month long entertainment with New Mills Festival

New Mills Community Festival kicks off on 1st September with an entertaining month-long line up of art, music, drama, talks and family fun!
This extraordinary year has meant the festival has had to adapt, so it’ll come as no surprise that many events are being streamed online.  With social distancing in mind, there’ll be some great activities to take part in at home and outdoors too!

Cycling gets back on track at Derby Arena

Indoor track cycling is set to resume at Derby Arena from Monday 14th September for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, following confirmation today from British Cycling, the sport’s professional body.

British Cycling is working closely with all venues to support a safe return to indoor activity. It will be a phased reopening, with accredited cyclists initially allowed to return. Indoor competition is not yet permitted, but wider participation will be allowed over the coming weeks and months as guidance changes.

FORMAT News: 10 days to Open Call deadline

Time is running out to send in your submissions to the FORMAT21: Control Open Call. Don't delay any longer.

Take advantage of this opportunity to have your work seen by our stellar panel of international jurors and the chance to have your project exhibited in the UK's leading international photography festival. Read what the experts say about FORMAT.

Wang Baoguo – China

New publication; The Cat Of Doom

My novella The Cat of Doom, a surreal fantasy with poetical and musical interludes, was published this month. E-book and paperback formats both available from the publisher (FBP) or the great monster Amazon, or of course can be ordered through bookshops. Cover picture attached.

Mark P. Henderson

   Writer, editor, folktale collector, storyteller.

   Secretary, "Write from the Heart".

Live & Local - Two Job Opportunties

Audience Engagement Officer

£21,589 (Full-time @ 35 hrs per week/flexi time)

Responsible for managing and implementing the audience engagement and marketing plans for all Live & Local programmes using a mix of traditional, digital and engagement marketing techniques including supporting our network of local promoters and managing our Marketing and Publicity Assistant.