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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:

Workshop opportunity to primary school aged children.

Deda and Derby Theatre in partnership with National Dance Company Wales are offering an exciting workshop opportunity to primary school aged children.

Primary schools are invited to book a free workshop with NDCWales Dance Ambassador Kerryn Wise. The dance workshops will comprise fun and engaging activities linked to NDCWales current touring works and can be differentiated to suit all students and key stages.

Live & Local - Temp Admin & Marketing Assistant

£18,019 (Full time/ 35hours per week) Starting immediately.

The Admin & Marketing Assistant will provide general support to the Live & Local administrative and marketing teams. This post would be suitable for someone with previous office administration and/or arts marketing experience.

You should be an efficient and enthusiastic worker with good organisational, communication and computer skills, with good written English and numeracy. Previous office administration experience and enthusiasm for the arts is essential.

New Creative Project Brings Maths To Life

Derby-based regional orchestra and Grammy-nominated Sinfonia Viva has launched an innovative creative project that will use the power of music to bring Mathematics to life for young people across the city.

The project, entitled ‘Mathematical Advantage’ has been inspired by the age-old link between composers and mathematicians and follows feedback from city school teachers about the need to tackle the subject in a more creative way.

Gin and Rum Festival Coming to Derby!

Over 60 gins and 60 rums… Easter bank holiday weekend!

The Gin and Rum Festival are organising its first Gin and Rum Festival which will be held at the iconic Roundhouse in Derby.

The festival will take place over two days Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April, with two sessions running per day. Doors open from 12pm until 5pm followed by the evening session 6pm – 11pm.

Work Starts Restoring Canal-Side Cottages

Volunteers with Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust have started preparation work to restore six derelict cottages overlooking a stretch of disused canal in Draycott which the Trust is also planning to restore.

The volunteers are under the leadership of Project Manager for the Trust Scott Birkhead, a local, recently retired builder, and have been clearing up the rubbish that has accumulated over decades at the site and cottages.

Derby College Student Union President Attends Celebration Event

Derby College Student Union President, Carl Anderson, has attended a reception at the House of Commons to celebrate the success of present and past further education college students.

Carl was highly commended in the Association of Colleges (AoC) Student of the Year Awards 2017 and attended the event with Derby College Inclusion and Support Co-ordinator Peter Benyon who nominated him for the award.


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Unfortunately, the performance date of Russell Brand: ReBirth, which was scheduled for Thursday 19 April at Derby Arena, has changed to Wednesday 9 May 2018.

On behalf of Russell, his management has asked Derby LIVE to pass on his apologies

“We are sincerely sorry that due to filming commitments this show has to be rescheduled by a couple of weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience but hope to see you in May.”