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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:

Call-out for family/age-friendly facilitator

The Family Arts Campaign are seeking experienced facilitators to deliver and develop content for a series of online training workshops. These could be led by an individual, organisation, or group of individuals.

We are looking for an individual or team who:

New co-commissioned exhibitions by Anna Bunting-Branch and Dryden Goodwin part of Co-Lab Season in QUAD, Derby, 29th February to 5th April 2020

QUAD in Derby has a new season of exhibition and events starting in February as part of its ‘Co-Lab Season’. Co-Lab is a five week-long showcase of newly co-commissioned work by two artists who usually employ traditional techniques such as painting, drawing or sculpture, but have taken their way of working into Virtual Reality digital realm or film works. The artists featured are Anna Bunting-Branch and Dryden Goodwin.

DCG Launches Cycling Performance Academy

Derby College Group (DCG) has teamed up with the HUUB Ribble junior and development road cycling team to create a performance academy for aspiring young riders.

The HUUB Ribble Performance Academy is sponsored by Derby-based triathlon kit designers HUUB and based at DCG’s Broomfield Hall near Derby.

Croots Farm Shop and Café adds the delicious Bangerooney sausage to its squad

A big-name star has been added at popular Derbyshire farm shop and café Croots as the Bangerooney joins the team.

The pork and caramelised onion with black pepper sausage joins the starting line-up to celebrate former England hero Wayne Rooney’s move to Derby County.

For the next three months, ten per cent of sales of the new banger will go to Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre – Croots Farm Shop’s adopted charity.

Croots Farm Shop and Café worthy of a place in national awards final, say fellow farm retailers

Successful Derbyshire farm shop and café Croots has been unveiled as a finalist in the prestigious national Farm Retail Awards.

Having made the shortlist, the farm shop and café at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, near Duffield, must now wait for the verdict of mystery shoppers from customer experience experts Insight 6 before the Farm Retail Association reveals the overall winner at an awards ceremony at the National FRA conference in Nottingham in early March.

MOSAIC WORKSHOP at Shipley Country Park


12noon – 4.30pm

MOSAIC WORKSHOP at Shipley Country Park

An introductory workshop to the art of mosaics. We will guide you while you create a stunning piece of mosaic artwork to take home. All equipment and materials provided. Suitable for beginners.

Cost: £30 per person. Parking charges apply.

Further Information: Not suitable for children under 16 years of age. Participants must be able to use hand tools.

£80m city scheme approved

The green light has been given by Bondholder Derby City Council for an £80m mixed-use development scheme adjoining Pride Park, to be called St Modwen Park Derby.

The 70-acre site will include 650,000 sq ft of industrial and logistics space for a flexible mix of uses, with Bondholder Innes England acting as joint agent for the site.