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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: editor@madeinderbyshire.org
 

Bennetts is back

Bennetts, the world’s oldest department store, has returned to the virtual high street with the official launch of a new retail website.

Peer to Peer: UK/HK Online Exhibition


Ft. over 30 artists based in UK and Hong Kong. Exhibiting from 11 November - 13 December 2020.

To celebrate international cultural exchange between the UK and Hong Kong, the Peer to Peer: UK/HK Online Festival will be launching an online exhibition of new and existing digital artwork from UK and Hong Kong based artists from Wed 11 November to Sun 13 December 2020. The exhibition will be free to access and will accompany an online events programme discussing topical themes and issues affecting visual arts sectors across the world.

Writers' News: Derbyshire Writing School Workshop: Beating Writer’s Block

We’ve all felt stuck. Spending hours staring at a blank page. Watching the cursor torment us with its unending, repetitive blink. But it doesn’t have to be this way. This workshop will kick-start your imagination as we explore where writer’s block comes from and how you can overcome it. This is an online workshop delivered live via Zoom. This session was previously delivered as part of the Buxton Fringe Festival and is a repeat session.  

Date: Monday 7th December, 2020.  

Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm  

Price - £12 

Behind the Scenes with BIF

While we plan for 2021, we are delighted to share the first in a series of conversations with creative team members who are helping to bring our productions to life. Our freelancers' skills are essential to our artistic endeavours and although their work largely happens behind the scenes, they contribute a huge amount of energy and talent to the Festival.

Derbyshire businessman invents outdoor dining pods for the hospitality sector hit by the global pandemic

A Derbyshire businessman has created a unique outdoor dining shelter to help save the hospitality industry during Covid-19.

Richard Sleigh, 50, from Stanley Village, believes his Freedom Pod – modelled on the Second World War Anderson air raid shelter – will solve the dilemma facing bars and
restaurants of keeping customers socially distanced.

It should equally appeal to diners, especially given the news that you are 19 times more likely to contract the virus indoors, than outside.

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