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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:

Fringe enjoys carols with Carol!

Buxton Festival Fringe (July 1-19 2020) celebrated being open for entries at a lively Christmas a party on December 7th. The event featured traditional Derbyshire Village Carols and was held at The Green Man Gallery where Kaleidoscope Choir leader Carol Bowns organised a successsful afternoon rehearsal followed by group singing at the party in the evening.

Accessible panto shows for everyone from Derby LIVE

The traditional Christmas pantomime has something to offer the whole family. Accessible performances of Peter Pan at Derby Arena aim to make the magic and mayhem enjoyable for everyone.

Derby LIVE is pleased to offer a range of relaxed, British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted, captioned and audio described performances of the city’s biggest and brightest panto.

Give a special gift this Christmas - Your name in the NEW Museum of Making

Looking for an incredible gift to give to your friends or family this Christmas, whilst supporting the work of Derby Museums? Look no further - we have some amazing gift ideas below!

Your name in the NEW Museum of Making

Celebrate a special person by having their name permanently displayed in the entrance hall of the new Museum of Making. This is a one-off chance to be permanently remembered in this fantastic new museum, which is due to open in autumn 2020.  Suggested minimum donation from £250.

Deep -Buxton Opera House

Written by Rob Young, Deep tells the story of Jan, a Buxton teenager rejected by his peers and is unable to cope with his father's illness. Jan finds solace in a voice that speaks from the deep. The voice is kind, but is it a trap? Or psychosis? Or love? And how do you date a girl who lives underwater when you can't swim? A performance about Buxton, for Buxton, performed by a local cast aged 16-30. Directed by Kitty Randle.

Looking for something new to do in 2020? Why not volunteer at the Barn?

We'll be soon be reflecting on another highly successful year here at Dronfield Hall Barn - but before we do, we'd like to invite you to become a member of our volunteering team - if you aren't one already!

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Barn, and we're so reliant on them to help us coordinate events such as our Artisan and Producers' Markets, steward and welcome first time visitors, help out in our gardens, assist in research for for future exhibitions, and so much more.