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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:

Matlock Storytelling Cafe Present Sleeping Beauty and Other Happily Ever Afters

On Friday the 3rd of January 2020

Nell never knew that she would fall utterly in love with Sleeping Beauty but she has been woo’d.

Nell has been seduced by all the tellings and re-tellings that span continents. She has unearthed the stories and re-vived them in the search for a true happily-ever-after and the reason why Sleeping Beauty got spiked.

R&D on translation processes at 1623 Theatre

1623's artistic director Ben Spiller, and associate artist Oliver Alvin Wilson, spent a week in London with a team of artists working on Shakespeare-to-BSL translations of scenes from MACBETH with The DH Ensemble (Deaf & Hearing Ensemble).

The week was an important step along the way to the making of FAIR IS FOUL a bilingual adaptation of MACBETH, next year. 

1623 Theatre Tour planning for QUEER LADY M

We are in the final stages of planning a 2020 nationwide tour for QUEER LADY M. By the time our next newsletter is out, we should be able to give you all details of the dates and venues.

Workshops with LGBT+ groups, performances at scratch nights and audience feedback have played a key role in shaping this show, which combines the autobiography of gender-fluid artist Shane Gabriel (who performs the show) and the story of Lady Macbeth.


Leadership Development Day with Clore Leadership; 21st January 2020 at Derby Museum, 10 am - 4 pm.

The Happy Museums Project’s frame of wellbeing for people, place and planet has supported positive change since 2011 through their work with over 70 UK museums and cultural organisations. Join Happy Museum and Clore Leadership to explore what it means to be an effective change-maker, how to bring your individual passions and concerns around the environment to your workplace setting and have meaningful impact and influence through advocacy.