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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:

Artcore July Newsletter

With July in our midst, we see the return of the summer sun, the summer break on the cusp and we have an exciting range of enticing workshops and activities lined up.

Come to our new cycle of adult workshops exploring paint, digital art and felted cards on Monday and Wednesdays with Victoria Brown, Magdalena Aron and Dawn Campion whilst on Fridays children have a chance to delve into the world of potion magic with Bob Moulder.

ANVIL Flora and Fauna

Please come and join us for drinks in the courtyard on the evening of
13th July from 5-8pm

to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition

Bursary Awards For Derby College Group Students

Three Derby College Group (DCG) Art & Design students have won bursaries from Arts Society Derby to support their move into Higher Education.

UAL Art Foundation Diploma student Grace Hamilton has won £400 and £100 has been awarded each to Chloe Burton and Zainab Hussein.

Glossop Bookfest: cancellation

It is with great regret that the organisers have been forced to cancel the Bookfest scheduled for Saturday 6th July. There has been illness, but more seriously there has been a bereavement, and the principal organiser is therefore unable to continue with the considerable work required in setting up and directing the occasion. I'd have liked to run the show anyway, but I can't do it single-handedly.


Some of you have been generous enough to give prizes for the intended raffle. Please contact me and I will ensure that these donations are returned as soon as possible.

News From PB Theatricals Youth Theatre

Founded in 2009, PB Theatricals continues to give children and young people the opportunity to explore their creativity and confidence by casting, rehearsing and performing high quality Gilbert & Sullivan shows within a week.

This year, we begin our 11th season by taking on three new challenges with shows for people aged 10-18 (HMS Pinafore), 16-30 (The Gondoliers), and PB Theatricals veterans (Rarest of all Rarities at the Buxton Fringe).

From Carnegie Hall to Buxton: Plays About Paul Robeson and Anti-Colonial, Anti-Racist Struggles Return to Buxton Fringe, July 11, 12, 18 & 19 (Arts Derbyshire)

Buxton Fringe Welcomes Back Plays About Paul Robeson and Anti-Colonial, Anti-Racist Struggles, July 11, 12, 18 & 19

Rotunda Theatre is to play host to two one-man plays written and performed by British Nigerian actor and singer Tayo Aluko as part of the 40th Buxton Fringe, two years after Aluko's last performances there

Call Mr. Robeson

11 & 18 July

Major rebrand for popular venue, The Derby Conference Centre

The Derby Conference Centre is a stunning Grade II-listed building based in a central location in Derby. Due to unprecedented business growth and a desire to diversify, the centre has recently undergone a complete rebrand, incorporating a new website and logo, focusing on the initials DCC. Whilst the centre will maintain the name ‘The Derby Conference Centre’, the owners have made a conscious decision to make its logo more generic, moving the emphasis away from the term ‘Conference Centre’.