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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:

New chef appointed at Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire

A new chef has been appointed at popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots.

Kelvin Guest, who as head chef has worked at establishments that have been listed in The Good Food Guide and the Michelin Guide, has recently joined the team at the farm shop in Wirksworth Road, near Duffield.

Using some of the best local ingredients and produce, Kelvin hopes to boost the culinary reputation of the award-winning farm shop.

Exciting Producer opportunity at Hubbub

We’re looking to recruit a producer to support our next Arts Council funded project The Drum. We would like to work with an ambitious producer who will bring their own strategic ideas to Hubbub with the hope that we can grow the position into a senior role within the company. Hubbub is at a very exciting point of development, thanks to Elevate funding which has had a hugely positive impact on the company.

Derby College Rag Week Total Announced

Students and staff at Derby College Group’s Joseph Wright Centre post-16 Academic and Arts college have raised £1,122 for three charities at their annual RAG week.

A wide range of competitions and activities were organised by students using entrepreneurship skills throughout the week including an animal cuddle station, crystal maze challenge and fairground games.

Midland Lead Sponsor Turriff United FC

Derbyshire's Midland Lead has teamed up with Keith Builders Merchants Ltd to sponsor Highland League Football club Turriff United FC, to help prepare them for their upcoming 2019/20 season.

Curiousa & Curiousa SUMMER SALE - from 40% Discount

All July our most recent stock of ex-display firsts, seconds and samples are now available to buy in our sale - including Classic Pendants, Chandeliers and more.


It's often helpful to see the lights in the flesh so, if you are in the area, you are welcome to come and browse the pendants in our Derbyshire showroom. Just call ahead to let us know when you would like to pop by.

University honour for John

Marketing Derby managing director John Forkin will be named an Honorary Doctor of Bondholder the University of Derby at a ceremony next week.

The award is made in recognition of his tireless work to get investors to ‘think Derby’ for more than a decade and Marketing Derby’s efforts to generate investment and development in the city for over 12 years, contributing to the creation of over 4600 new local jobs.