August 2019

Rolls-Royce builds for BA

British Airways has taken delivery of its first A350 aircraft, powered by engines made in Derby by Bondholder Rolls-Royce.

The airline has ordered a total of 18 aircraft, all of which are powered by Trent XWB engines designed, developed and built in Derby, and got its hands on its first A350-1000 at Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse, France.

Chatsworth's charity spaces

As part of his new role as High Sheriff of Derbyshire for 2019/20, Lord William Burlington has worked with Bondholder Foundation Derbyshire to select five local causes to have a dedicated space in the popular Chatsworth House shop. 

Bondholder Derventio Housing Trust has been selected to showcase bird boxes, trugs and decorative wooden birds made by people supported by the charity.

Pump Room Live Returns to Raise the Roof with Free Weekend of Music

Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust are delighted to announce that Pump Room Live will return with a weekend of free daytime music performed on the Pump Room roof on the 21 and 22 September. The weekend has been made possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England who are funding a programme of arts events and workshops inspired by the town’s water from September to January 2020.

Allestree Theatre Group presents Sue Townsend's comedy Bazaar and Rummage

Three agoraphobic women have left their houses for the first time in years to go to a jumble sale organised by their social workers. But as the afternoon progresses, the distinction between the social workers and the women becomes less and less clear.  This play is the story of 5 women bound together by their fears and seeking a solution to make their lives better.

Flowers for the weekend... at gallerytop

The Small Painting Exhibition will end soon. Just in case you didn't get to see it, the show includes new paintings by South African born artist Este MacLeod as well as other outstanding work. 

Join Swadlincote Proms in the Park

Event: Swadlincote Proms in the Park

Date: Sunday, August 18

Time: 2pm - 6pm

Location: Maurice Lea Memorial Park

              Common Road
              Church Gresley

Cost: Free of charge

Brief details: Following the huge success of South Derbyshire District Council's inaugural event last year, this  year we will be welcoming two fabulous bands to entertain us:

#NMFest2019 Brochures Out Now + Full Programme Now Online!

The FULL PROGRAMME of events is now live at along with lots more information and links to online ticket sales.

Brochures are also being distributed across the town and further afield over the next couple of weeks. They can be found in most shops and businesses, info centres and libraries.

New Mills Festival is run entirely by volunteers who work all year round to raise the funds needed to make the festival happen. All donations are most gratefully received!

Arts Derbyshire, is looking for a fundraiser and charity manager

Derbyshire County Council, on behalf of Arts Derbyshire, is looking for a fundraiser and charity manager to help set up the new Arts Derbyshire charitable incorporated organisation.  This will include putting together a fundraising plan; submitting at least three funding applications; and setting up the relevant managem

Buxton Fringe40 Announces Awards for 2019

The biggest and longest ever Buxton Festival Fringe held its eagerly-awaited Awards Ceremony at The Green Man Gallery on Sunday July 21.

2019 has seen the Fringe celebrating 40 years and chair of the trustees Keith Savage said it had been an exceptional year, thanking the performers, committee members, venues, supporters and financial backers, including sponsor The University of Derby, who had made the festival possible.

Yorkshire artist Susan Brown at gallerytop in Rowsley

We are delighted to be exhibiting the work of Susan Brown, the Yorkshire artists renowned for her paintings of European cities. 


'I have been inspired for much of my working life, both in painting and designing, by two symbols: the circle and the line. I believe that these two symbols hold what I can only describe as a sort of DNA of visual references, a set of parts, representing for me the continuum and the measure of life.

Summer Craft Activities at Dronfield Barn

Back by popular return, our summer craft activities start again this August. Join our volunteers every Thursday from 10am-2pm to get involved with the fun - every week there will be a new theme, with the first week being pirates. Stay tuned to hear news of themes for other weeks, to be confirmed at a later date. It's just £2 per child - no pre-booking required.
Thursday 1st August: Pirates
Thursday 8th August: TBC
Thursday 15th August: TBC
Thursday 22nd August: TBC

News from Haarlem Artspace

Our application to Arts Council England for a National Lottery Project Grant was successful and we are delighted to welcome guest artists FourthLand, Tazelaar Stevenson, Michael Page and David Steans for performances on 24 August from 11am-1pm followed by a Symposium with Helen Jukes, Mary Wiltshire, Glennie Kindred, Penny Newell, Chris Thornhill and Catherine Rogers.

How Do I Book A Courier Service?

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Artcore Maker’s Studios available in the Heart of Derby

We have an exciting new opportunity for 4 local makers to have their own studio space in our prime city centre location as well as retail space to sell their products.

Our new building is situated  in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter at the gateway to the Cultural Hub, with ample footfall and is set to be THE place for visual arts and crafts in Derby!

Invitation to Celebrate Togetherness

Artcore would like to invite you to join us in celebrating our varied community and the opening of our new city centre location in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter at the gateway to the Cultural Hub.

Bringing communities together for a day of togetherness and renewing and revitalising common threads of cultural heritage, building connections and strengthening trust.

Thursday 15th August from 11am to 1pm on Albert Street , Osnabruck Square, DE1 2DS

Nightingale city living

Enquiries are now officially being accepted by Bondholder Wavensmere Homes for the first wave release of the luxury 125 two- and three-bedroom homes which will form part of the 800 planned for the Nightingale Quarter site.

Your Freight Is Safe With GT Couriers

Sealed vehicles mean secure freight. At GT Couriers, our vehicles can be fitted with tamper proof seals on all load area doors, and each seal has a unique number. We simply attach the tamper proof section across the gap between door and body work and the matching one is attached to the paperwork and recorded for your records – this way seals that have been tampered with or broken can easily be identified.

Who's the BOSS?

Marketing Derby Bondholder intu Derby has signed up premium fashion brand Hugo Boss for a 2,600 sq ft unit, opening this autumn.

The new store will showcase premium BOSS collections including businesswear, casualwear and accessories, joining intu Derby’s existing line-up of aspirational retailers.