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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
 

Derby Theatre announces new associate company

Derby Theatre is delighted to announce that  award-winning theatre company Not Too Tame  are now an official Associate Company of the organisation. 
 
Not Too Tame are an ensemble company of actors who are firmly founded in the belief of ‘Theatre for All’. As the company names suggests, they focus specifically in creating work that breaks the boundaries of tame, polite theatre and they aim to engage with those who feel that theatre isn’t a place where they belong. 
 

PACKAGE HOLIDAY part of Departure Lounge Festival 2017

One artist to embark on a  package holiday of a different kind  
 
 
Ahead of the 5th anniversary of this year’s Departure Lounge,  Derby Theatre’s festival of fresh, new and exciting performance, the Theatre and The HopBarn in Southwell, Nottinghamshire have teamed up to offer artist Vanessa Macaulay, an exciting performance development initiative called Package Holiday. 
 

Derby's Six Streets Arts Trial announced for 24-25 June

Residents of the Six Streets area of Derby will open up their homes and gardens once again for the third Six Streets Arts Trail on the weekend of Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June.

The Arts Trail will see over 30 artists and makers displaying work in their own homes or those of friends and neighbours.

Exhibitors include painters, printers, textile artists, ceramicists, photographers and jewellery makers.

The Trail is free and open for all from 10am – 5pm on both days. Homes taking part in the trail will display balloons. 

Show Coming Up in Tideswell

Park Your Thoughts

A simple park bench. The complex inner world of those who sit there. Have you noticed those people? Were you one of them?

What takes us there? A desire to be alone and contemplate? To be among others? To have fun? To enjoy nature? To make sense of thoughts and feelings?

Get Ready for the Big 1

Prepare for a fun-filled day for the whole family, when The Big 1 at Chaddesden Park returns this Sunday 4 June, 11am – 5.00pm.

Organised by Chaddesden Partnership Group in association with Derby LIVE, this year’s The BIG 1 at Chaddesden Park promises a day of family favourites that guarantee a great day out for everyone.

Buxton Fringe announces art contest!

With this year’s event (July 5-23) just around the corner, Buxton Fringe is already thinking about 2018 and has announced an open-to-all art competition for next year’s programme cover.

The Fringe has had some terrific artwork featured on its programme covers including this year’s photograph from designer Tom Mason featuring tiny model figures against a vintage map background. Past covers have also been provided by art students from Fringe sponsor, the University of Derby.

Art Exhibition Beeley Village Hall

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June 2017 10 am-4.30 pm daily

@ Cavendish Village Hall, School Lane, Beeley DE4 2NU

Exhibition & Sale of Art Work by members of The Chesterfield Art Club.

In conjunction with the “Beeley in Bloom Open Gardens” weekend.

Nick Hall: The Assassination of Spencer Percival

Buxton Fringe 2017
The Old Clubhouse, 5.30pm, 8th July

 

A one-man comedy play about the life and death of a forgotten British leader.

 

‘I am murdered!’ 11th May 1812. The Prime Minister has just been killed by a mysterious stranger. Parliament is in uproar. There is anarchy in the UK. But who’s really behind this?

 

Derby Well Dressing Trail 2017 - free drop-in workshops

This year we are organising 2 Well Dressing Trails around Derby, one around the Cathedral Quarter at the start of June  to coincide with the Weeping Window Poppies and the second one in the Derby Arboretum at the end of June to coincide with Inspiring Derby Week

The projects will be created and exhibited from Monday 5 June to Sunday 2 July 2017.

As in previous years, Spiral Arts are inviting people to come and help create the well dressings, this can be at QUAD or at the Derby Arboretum. 

 

Drop-in Sessions at QUAD

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