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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:

Community plays its part for new park equipment

The popular play area at Chaddesden Park has had a makeover, thanks to the park’s Friends, who worked hard to secure over £15,000 in funding from the local community. Children can now enjoy a junior swing set, a timber trim trail and soon, a new roundabout. 


To celebrate the BBC's novels that shaped our world programme, Derbyshire libraries is running a short story competition aimed at adults around the theme of isolation.

The competition runs from Monday 1 February 2021 and closes on Wednesday 31 March 2021 and is open to all residents aged 16 and over who live within the administrative boundaries of Derbyshire County Council.

Goodbyes at Artcore

Last week we said farewell to volunteer Zahrah Alkumaim. She has been volunteering with Artcore as part of our In our Thoughts project and working along side Linda Foot to produce materials packs to hand out to participants.  

As a 'thank you' we presented her with flowers and a chocolate cake. "Best wishes Zahara as you move to a new city!"

Art Enhancing Life - Community at Artcore

'Love is all you need' Community Art Sessions - Join artist Kathryn Borg for these creative fun sessions!

Monday 8th, 15th and 22nd February
10.30am - 12.30pm on ZOOM

Session 1 – Kindness Rocks
Session 2 – Mobile Hanging Family Tree
Session 3- Folding Paper Photograph Album

Materials packs will be available from Artcore Charnwood to collect.

ESOL at Artcore

ESOL - Creatively Learning English

If English is not your first language, why not join ESOL with Artcore?

On this Course you will:
1. Get access to great art videos and ‘how to’ resources
2. Get support to become part of the online Artcore art community
3. Join arts sessions LIVE on ZOOM and Social Media to learn new skills
4. Get a FREE art materials pack
5. Borrow a tablet to support you with online engagement
6. Be provided with English language support videos

Shape your Future at Artcore

Printmaker Nicki Dennett has been leading the printmaking sessions with Horizons 6th form as part of a year long class programme which will result in an exhibition later this year.

Over January the class explored gelli prints and collagraph printing and in Feb will work towards their exhibition pieces with these techniques.