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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:

Matt Black will be performing at Wolverhampton Literature Festival this Saturday


The Snoopy Question or One Dog’s Answer to World Peace Live on Zoom at Wolverhampton Literature Festival Saturday, February 13th, 12.30pm GMT (show lasts 50 minutes.

Matt Black thinks he might be a dog, and that dogs have all the answers. Joyful and powerful entertainment with cheap props, surprising dog facts, excellent poems, and Snoopy’s answer to world peace.

The Writing East Midlands Writer’s Conference is back!


The Writing East Midlands Writer’s Conference is back and fully online. Early bird tickets are available for the conference which runs from the 8th to 11th April.

There will be workshops, panels and talks including keynote speeches from Roger Robinson and Kerry Young. There is also the chance to get your work in front of a leading literary agents, applications for these spots is open to those who book before Sunday 28th February.

Katapult Collaborates with The Family Arts Campaign Sharing A Theme Park-Inspired Homeschooling Workbook

Global themed attraction and experience design company, Katapult, have launched a theme park-inspired homeschooling workbook, for kids aged 7+ currently studying under Lockdown. 

‘Become A Theme Park Designer’ was developed to help children stay creative while schools are closed due to the pandemic, and also provide teachers, parents and carers with an additional resource to teach English, Maths and Art.