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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:

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Derbyshire Libraries

'Right Royal Stories' for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee throughout June

Backed by Derbyshire’s own storytelling production company Adverse Camber, join two of the Midlands’ most courtly and courteous storytellers, Rachel Murray and Tim Ralphs on a journey to discover Queens and Kings, Princesses and Princes from across time and around the world!

Derbyshire company serves up an ace with donation to local tennis court

A Derbyshire company has made a smash-hit donation to a local tennis court by helping pay for a resurfacing project so it can be played on once again. Lubrizol, which has its UK headquarters in Hazelwood near Duffield, has donated vital funds to enable the tennis court on the village’s playing field to be resurfaced. The court has been there since the 1950s but has not been able to be used since before the Covid pandemic because it had fallen into disrepair.

Jubilee Jukebox, Fleet Arts event

Jubilee Jukebox

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 14:00

Jubilee Jukebox', Fleet Arts FREE public community event that we are putting on as part of the Jubilee weekend.

It includes an exhibition of artwork made with all Belper Primary Schools, a sculpture by Belper Youth group and our bunting extravaganza made with/by many local community groups.

Fine Food Show North 2022

Brought to you by the Guild of Fine Food - organisers of Great Taste and the World Cheese Awards - Fine Food Show North is a showcase of over 150 of the finest food & drink producers from across the UK, gathered under one roof at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate. It is an essential industry event for genuine buyers who are looking to source new and exciting products for their customers.

Cliff Festival 2022

Cliff Festival is an annual event at Cliff College, where we spend time on God’s holy ground, learning from his word and worshipping together. We aim to engage with people of all ages through the event, and have a variety of venues, meeting and eating places, activities, seminars and shopping opportunities for you to enjoy across the weekend. Our theme for Festival 2022 is ‘Jubilee: Rule & Reign', where we will explore themes of evangelism and justice with our partners All We Can and the Methodist Church.

Spital Arts Spectacular Fair is back!


After a break of 2 years, the wonderful Spital Arts Spectacular Fair is back!

Spital Arts is where musicians, artists, photographers, poets, dancers and creatives unite in Spital, Chesterfield to bring wholehearted and intriguing events.

On Friday, June 17th (2 pm-7 pm) and Saturday, June 18th (10 am-4 pm) Spital Arts has a Spectacular display and sale of Local Artists' work.

Croots Farm Shop throws open its gates for Open Farm Sunday on 12th June

Popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots will be opening the gates to the farm on Sunday 12th June as part of a nationwide event to showcase British farming. LEAF Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s national open day, with hundreds of farms throwing open their gates to give the public the chance to find out more about where their food comes from. Among them is Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road near Duffield - the home of the award-winning Croots Farm Shop.

Live performances at Melbourne Hall

Friday 20th May

Anton Du Beke is one of the most instantly recognisable dancers today, best known for BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, on which he has featured since its conception originally as a dancer and finally as a judge on the latest season. His debut album reached the Top 20, his debut novel One Enchanted Evening was an instant Sunday Times Bestseller and he continues to waltz all over the country with his sell out dance tours.

Events coming to Chester Green, Derby

Puppet Show for Children by Travelling Shadow Theatre.

Nettles in the Garden a tale of a rabbit and a little person. Performed by international puppeteer and clown Lois Conlan.
£6.50 on chairs. £3.00 children on mats. 
4th June 11 am St Paul’s, Community Hall. Chester Green Derby. DE1 3SF
Box Office. 07762264308. 

Rare Joseph Wright of Derby painting acquired for the nation

Self-Portrait at the Age of About Forty’, and on the reverse a study for Wright’s famous painting ‘An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump’, unveiled at Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Derby Museum and Art Gallery are delighted to announce it will be the guardian of a major new acquisition for the nation when it unveils Self-Portrait at the Age of About Forty in its Joseph Wright Gallery.