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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:

Treat your Mum this Mother’s Day with In Derby

Mother’s Day is coming up on the 22 March, and In Derby has plenty of ways for you to treat your Mum. Whether you’re celebrating on the weekend itself, or booking a treat to look forward to, we have just what you need to show your Mum how much she means to you.

A season of Florence Nightingale events

Image: 'The Mission of Mercy: Florence Nightingale receiving the Wounded at Scutari' by Jerry Barrett, 1857 © National Portrait Gallery, London

A season of Florence Nightingale events

Marking the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth

Mother's Day Pop Up Card Making in Derby

Saturday 21st  March 12pm-2pm

Get creative this Saturday! Join artist Connie Burley at the Artcore shop to learn different pop up card techniques. Then make your own beautiful Mother's Day card! This session is for children and adults.

No need to book in advance. Just drop in and pay £5 at the reception.
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Oily Cart in Derby 7-8 April with JAMBOREE

Oily Cart presents


7-8 April: Derby Theatre, Derby

For young people (12+) labelled as having profound and multiple learning disabilities


Jamboree is a vibrant and fully interactive experience, created for and with young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. The show features Balkan-inspired tunes that can be heard in surround sound and a series of sensory events, all within a colourful Spiegeltent-inspired set.

Art Jam at Artcore

Art Jam launches next Friday, 20th March, 5pm-7pm and will happen every other Friday of the month.

Art Jam is an initiative to create new platforms of sharing and experiencing and we have some unique and exciting events planned for you!

The first is a talk by John Walmsley exploring 'The Essentials Of Surviving As A Freelancer’. We will also have an open mic and urge you to sign up if you are a poet, musician or performer!

Artist Residency Callout : Error & Power

Artcore invites an Expression of Interest for an artist residency– Error & Power
Deadline: Thursday 2nd April

The aim of the residency is to understand how error is used by artists, for what purposes, and with what outcomes, and its relationship to technological and political power, the characteristics of which are control regulation, prevention, and normalization.

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Derby Folk Festival is back for October 2020

The much-loved Derby Folk Festival is back in full this year, with weekend tickets on sale from today giving access to ALL the events ALL weekend. And very early birds can buy a discounted weekend Super Supporter ticket! 

This year’s festival, produced by Derby LIVE, runs from Friday 2 October to Sunday 4 October with Derby Cathedral, The Old Bell Hotel and QUAD playing host to artists including Lucy Ward, John Tams and Barry Coope, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, and Kitty Macfarlane.