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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:

Hubbub Plan To Share the Love At Derby Festé 2018

Derby-based Hubbub Theatre Company has clinched support to create a new promenade street theatre show that will be seen for the first time at this September’s Derby Festé.

Hubbub is an integrated ensemble of performers with and without moderate learning disabilities.

They have been awarded the annual Derby Festé commission and are currently developing their innovative show entitled ‘The (not so) Quiet Revolution of Kindness’ which they will perform in the Cathedral Quarter on Saturday September 29 – the final day of the festival.

Be listed on Make Works Derby and Derbyshire: An open access digital database of makers.

Make Works are making manufacturing accessible. Think of it like a public library. An open resource made by dedicated factory finders where you can discover skilled manufacturers, tools and materials to make work with in your area.

We have been out in Derby and Derbyshire with Co-production volunteers to film local manufacturers over the past months, and now our listings are available as a resource for you here

Crowdfunding Appeal Nears Target For Canal Lock Restoration

Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust are on the home strait to securing the necessary funds for a major volunteer restoration project to take place at the end of July.

The Trust launched a £4,000 Crowdfunder appeal last month to fund restoration work at the Borrowash Lock.

They are just £300 shy of their total – thanks to a match funding pledge from Derby City Council and further support in building the Crowdfunder from Community Action Derby.

Festival Vibe For Free Cathedral Quarter Entertainment

Derby's Cathedral Quarter will have a festival feel on Saturday July 21 when a number of artists take to the stage ahead of their appearances at summer festivals across the Midlands.

The free music extravaganza CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious has been organised by the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) with a number of acts performing in the Market Place between 11am and 3pm.

Musicians performing at CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious include Jodie Rose who is heavily influenced by country, rock and pop music.

RDS Global Appoints First Apprentice From Technology Academy

A Derby College IT student involved in the organisation’s innovative Employer Academy programme has secured an apprenticeship with the company that provided him and others with valuable work experience as part of their study programme.

Brandon Bariana (19) joined the RDS Global Technology Academy earlier this year – spending 15 weeks learning about the different career opportunities available in the IT Industry.

 All eight students on the Academy were invited to apply for apprenticeships at the end of their study programme and Brandon was successful.

Women’s Stories Inspire Derby College Students To Create New Exhibition at Sudbury Hall

Students at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre have created an exhibition at Sudbury Hall to celebrate the lives and achievements of women associated with the 17th century National Trust country house.

Art & Design, Games Development and Music students have created a number of different pieces from paintings and sculptures to audio and 3D animations which have been placed around the hall for visitors to explore.

The Future of Arts Leadership Debate - chaired by Matt Trueman - part of Departure Lounge festival (BSL interpreted)

Part of Departure Lounge 2018 Friday 20 July, 11am – 12.30pm - FREE (Full Festival dates: Thu 19 – Sun 22 July) 
Departure Lounge, our fantastic summer festival of fresh and thrilling theatre, is almost here! Once again this year, the Theatre will be transformed into an exciting festival site, a hub for fresh and innovative performance with a bumper line-up of shows from  across the UK, plus workshops and talks. 

Full line up for extended 12th Derby Folk Festival

The complete line-up for Derby Folk festival is now confirmed, featuring main and headlining artists.

This will be the 12th year that the festival will be held right in the centre of Derby, and it has become embedded in the City's events calendar. Derby Folk Festival is jointly produced by Derby City Council’s Derby LIVE and Derbyshire-based PR Promotions.