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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:

Derby City - Festive Market Call Out...

We are pleased to confirm that Derby Market Place will make a festive transformation to host a COVID-secure traditional Christmas Market on the 4, 5, 6 and 10, 11, 12, 13 December 2020 10:00 – 16:00. 

This is a unique opportunity to showcase your products in a clear and established destination with Christmas footfall and supported by an extensive marketing campaign in run up to Christmas.

We will be providing a covered cabin with heating and power to keep you comfortable throughout your visit.

Free online platform for Derbyshire Artists and Makers to promote and sell work.

Derbyshire County Council, working with District and Borough partners, is supporting the roll out of new one-stop local shopping website across towns and villages in Derbyshire by offering 1 year free subscription to local businesses, including artists and makers. We understand how difficult it has been for so many artists and makers who have been unable to sell their work at markets and fairs, so are we’re really keen to encourage as many as possible to join and benefit from the no commission on sales platform.

Why Danielle's toiletries are going down a bomb!

A woman who launched her own handmade bath bomb company during the peak of the pandemic has taken on seven members of staff to help her keep up with the demand for 2,000 products a day.

Danielle Dunn left her fulltime job in March and moved into a workshop just five days before the UK’s first lockdown – forcing her to move her business, Divine Box, back into her Swadlincote home.

Although the 33-year-old feared her company might fail before it had even begun, she has been overwhelmed with orders – including one for 22,000 bath bombs.

Artcore November Newsletter

We are thrilled to say that throughout October we were able to open up Charnwood Street further to accommodate face to face sessions. Sessions such as Playful Changes with Clay and the Rise and Fall Autumn Art sessions ran from the building and visitors were able to interact and take part in person.