We just wanted to let you know what we have planned for the rest of this month and that we would love to hear from you!
It's quite timely that we have a webinar booked in for Thursday at 10.30 where we will share with you our plans for our latest marketing campaign aimed at welcoming visitors back, due for launch April - June, we'll also share details of how you can be involved!
Young Entrepreneurs: Leaders Workshop - Using heritage sites to develop creativity and employability skills.
Wednesday 24th March 2021: 2pm - 4pm
Who is it for: This FREE, interactive workshop is for teachers, group leaders, heritage site staff and volunteers and artists who work with young people aged 11 to 24.
Make sure you join us on Sunday 7th March, as we’re offering you an opportunity to buy a gift for Mother’s Day and support the future development of the gardens at the Barn, whilst also enjoying a take away service from the coffee shop.
What We Feel
Before the first lockdown, 1623 associate director Oliver Alvin-Wilson conceived an idea for a drama exploring how collective creativity supports the wellbeing of people who face prejudice in their everyday lives. Oliver worked with our artistic director Ben Spiller to develop ideas and cast the project, which involves six characters meeting up to support each other’s mental health through creative activities.
A good book is even better if it’s shared. Everyone from film stars to royalty are joining reading groups and in January, the Duchess of Cornwall announced the launch of her own online ‘Reading Room’.
Reading and books offer escapism, information and inspiration. Derby Libraries’ eLibrary has a fantastic collection of titles available to support book clubs and reading groups. Pick a book to read with your reading group or with your family and friends!
A Derby security company’s move to serviced offices in Pride Park has already paid dividends with several new client gains.
Monarch Security, whose clients range from Covid testing centres to members of the Saudi royal family, marked its sixth month anniversary with a recent move to Oberoi Business Hub in St Christopher’s Way.
The premium business location and proactive marketing campaign has quickly resulted in additional business including security services for a new designer fashion outlet store which will soon be opening in the city.
World-leading triathlon and cycling brand, HUUB, signs autistic triathlete, Sam Holness, to support his journey to become a professional triathlete. HUUB will provide funding, equipment and specialist technical advisors to help Sam achieve his maximum potential.
Derby College A Level student Bhavan Bains has spearheaded the launch of a new Student Mental Health Society to support and motivate her peers during the continued pandemic.
The society, which is currently meeting online, aims to help students learn and share knowledge with each other and instigate conversations to breakdown the stigma around mental health.
Society members are also producing podcasts to share with the college community on such issues as the importance of sleep and digital downtime.
AN innovative luxury doughnut company believes it is the first bakery in the UK to accept payment by cryptocurrency – following in the high-profile footsteps of Tesla, Apple and Rolex.
Project D, which makes handcrafted, highly decorated and Instagram-friendly doughnuts, has added its name to a growing list of companies investing in the world’s fastest growing currency.
Derby Folk Festival is delighted to announce a return to the live stage in October. Special weekend tickets go on sale today for this year’s festival, produced by Derby LIVE, which takes place in the heart of the city centre from Fri 1 to Sun 3 Oct.
Last year’s event was hosted ‘at home,’ as live concerts could not go ahead due to the pandemic. Instead, online performances especially recorded for the festival drew audiences from around the world, along with an extensive Festival Fringe on Facebook.
The UK is in the midst of a ‘rising redundancy tsunami’ with employers in danger of facing dramatic increases in disputes and Tribunal claims, according to Timms Solicitors’ Employment Law specialist Emma Spandrzyk.
She continued that it was therefore vital that employers took advice before proceeding with redundancy, absence management or dismissals and plan their future workforce requirements ahead of the end of furlough arrangements at the end of April.
The Rotary Club of Derby have presented local charity Safe and Sound with a cheque for £1,500 following a successful virtual Santa Sleigh project throughout December.
The organisation had to adapt its annual Santa Sleigh due to the pandemic and worked with charity partners and Derby digital agency Think3 to enable families across the county and beyond to book a personalised letter or recorded video from Santa in return for a donation.
Derby Museums has been overwhelmed by the generosity of its supporters following the Museums’ first ever virtual auction last week, hosted by auctioneer and TV personality Charles Hanson.
Family-owned Wathall’s – Derby’s longest-established independent funeral directors – has expanded the service it is able to offer to local families.
The company, which has branches in Derby, Alvaston, Ashbourne, Borrowash and Burton-on-Trent, has joined forces with another local company to offer graveside memorials.
Art Stone Memorials was launched ten years ago by stone mason Oleksandr Burlaka – operating from a workshop in Drakelow and a showroom in Stapenhill.
Banks Mill Studios on Bridge Street in Derby is a hub for creative businesses and just before the first Lockdown in March 2020 welcomed mosaic artist Diane Daley. Diane runs China Petals which makes personal keepsakes out of fine bone china.
Launching a creative business is hard at the best of times, however Diane has adapted her business and has successfully diversified during her first year, to ensure her business is thriving in challenging times.
The chief executive of Grammy-nominated Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ professional orchestra, is to retire at the end of April after 26 years with the organisation.
Peter Helps, who was awarded an MBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to arts and culture, has been at the helm of the Derby-based Orchestra since 1995 – steering it through challenging times.
Derby’s two Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have announced that they will take a lead role in this summer’s Derby Ram Trail across the city centre.
Rescheduled from last summer, The Derby Ram Trail is being brought to the city by Derby Museums, in partnership with Wild in Art and is an amazing public art sculpture event with 30 individually painted 5ft tall Rams, threading through the city centre between May 27 and August 22.
The Cathedral Quarter BID are the presenting partner and St Peters Quarter BID are the trail partner for the project.
Bearded Badger Publishing, a new company based in Belper, have made a sampler available from their new poetry imprint TRA(verse).
The sampler features work from poets with links to the East Midlands and can be accessed via this link.
Derby Poetry Festival will be running some online events in the coming months.
The first is Poems for a New World organised with Derby Libraries and Civic Leicester which will be based upon readings from last year’s Black Lives Matter anthology.
This free event will be on 5th March for more information, please visit the Derby LIVE website here.
There is a short, free poetry related workshop on the Get Creative on the BBC4 Front Row website along with lots of other interesting content.
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Derbyshire Writing School are offering a Memories to Memoir a three -week course starting on Tuesday 23rd February 10:15am-12pm (online via Zoom).
You have a story to tell. It’s time to bring it to the page. The Memories to Memoirs course is perfect for those looking to start documenting their life through written stories. This introductory online course will give you an insight into life writing and you’ll be bursting with ideas ready to start your memoir.
Young people in South Derbyshire are being encouraged to reconnect with nature in a new project Whispers in the Woods funded by a National Forest Arts Grant. This new poetry project is being organised by Arts Melbourne and launches this month.
It’s your last chance to book this Writing Ambitions Celebration event as there is now only one place left on 27th February at 1.00 pm.
For more information or to book please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/one-to-one-sessions-with-poet-helen-mort-tickets-135311230533.
With a range of styles to choose from, Déda wants to help people to connect through online classes this February and March.
Déda is delighted to welcome people of all ages and abilities to join their growing online community for a programme of online dance, fitness and yoga classes, recommencing Monday 22 February 2021.
‘Walking Together’ is a significant mining memorial remembering 106 miners who lost their lives in 3 major disasters at Markham Colliery, Derbyshire. It is led by the voluntary Markham Vale Heritage Group and Derbyshire Council, who are seeking donations to help complete this important project whilst living relatives are still able to engage and benefit.
Isabel Cordero Padilla’s home was featured in The Observer this week. She is pictured here in her vibrant dining kitchen; a carefully balanced mid-Century look using leaf greens and yellow ochres, and some fabulous wallpaper by Timerous Beasties.
In the 31 January 2021 publication of The Observer, Isabel Cordero Padilla’s beautiful home was featured, where readers could learn more about the inspiration behind the interior design choices made by Isabel in putting each room’s theme together.
Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound, has launched a new website in a bid to increase public awareness of the dangers facing children and young people in local communities.
GB Elite Triathlete Tom Bishop and HUUB announce 10-year partnership that will see the athlete race for the brand for the rest of his career.
Tom Bishop, one of Great Britain’s top elite triathletes, has committed to his role as an ambassador and sponsored athlete with leading international triathlon and cycling brand HUUB for the remainder of his career.
Shirley Mann’s second novel ‘Bobby’s War’ has been shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Awards in the Saga section. The awards ceremony will be held online on 8th March.
Find out more about the Romantic Novelist’s Association here: https://romanticnovelistsassociation.org/awards/
Derby Book Festival has announced the three shortlisted books for the Derby Children’s Picture Book Award 2021, sponsored by the University of Derby. Now in its third year the Award celebrates picture books that children can relate to and in which the diversity and challenges of modern life are represented.
Wednesday 24 February at 7pm GMT
Join two authors discussing and reading from their debut novels: Anne Goodwin, author of Sugar and Snails (Inspired Quill, Polari Prize short-listed), and Mia Farlane author of Footnotes to Sex (Viking/Penguin). This is a free event!
This Zoom conference aims to support and encourage early-career writers by offering advice and inspiration.
The conference will also feature a number of changemakers who are committed to amplifying Black and Asian voices. Tickets cost from £5 plus booking fee.
To find out more please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/platform-black-and-asian-writers-conference-tickets-138443794115.
The Snoopy Question or One Dog’s Answer to World Peace Live on Zoom at Wolverhampton Literature Festival Saturday, February 13th, 12.30pm GMT (show lasts 50 minutes.
Matt Black thinks he might be a dog, and that dogs have all the answers. Joyful and powerful entertainment with cheap props, surprising dog facts, excellent poems, and Snoopy’s answer to world peace.
The Writing East Midlands Writer’s Conference is back and fully online. Early bird tickets are available for the conference which runs from the 8th to 11th April.
There will be workshops, panels and talks including keynote speeches from Roger Robinson and Kerry Young. There is also the chance to get your work in front of a leading literary agents, applications for these spots is open to those who book before Sunday 28th February.
We have two one-to-one sessions with poet Helen Mort left for 27th February.
These sessions are Writing Ambitions celebration events and are aimed at poets who live, work or study in Derbyshire who haven’t had one of our one-to-one sessions with Helen before.
Stuck at home? Our online activities will keep the whole family busy. Get creative from home with our online half term activities for families.
Katapult Collaborates with The Family Arts Campaign Sharing A Theme Park-Inspired Homeschooling Workbook
Global themed attraction and experience design company, Katapult, have launched a theme park-inspired homeschooling workbook, for kids aged 7+ currently studying under Lockdown.
‘Become A Theme Park Designer’ was developed to help children stay creative while schools are closed due to the pandemic, and also provide teachers, parents and carers with an additional resource to teach English, Maths and Art.
QUAD, Derby has Make & Take and Minecraft-themed online workshops for families and young people this February half-term
QUAD will be offering workshops online for families and young people during February half-term.
QUAD in Derby received £40,000 Art Fund grant to develop an online venue for FORMAT International Photography Festival in Derby
QUAD have recently been awarded a £40,000 grant from the Art Fund to support the delivery of FORMAT International Photography Festival in Derby, and to develop an innovative online venue as a part of the festival.
New Online Talk Series
Definitely more Jane Austen than Bridgerton, this online talk series will take you on a journey through Georgian high society, tales of engineering ingenuity, industrial espionage and inspirational art, all from the comfort of your own home!
How to film and edit your own video – aimed at visual artists and designer makers
We have extended our recruitment for a Company Manager (Maternity Cover) and are now seeking an experienced Administration & HR Manager to begin in March 2021.
Administration & HR Manager (Maternity Cover)
£30,507-£32,029 commensurate with experience (pro rata / 21 hours per week)
FORMAT21: Control | 12th March - 11th April 2021
Virtual multiplayer gallery to host FORMAT Festival
Undefeated by the pandemic and lockdown FORMAT have been busy finding a way to present FORMAT21 as a digital festival. Director Louise Fedotov-Clements is delighted to announce FORMAT's collaboration with California based virtual gallery, New Art City, on the creation of a multiplayer, online space for art as the new digital venue for FORMAT21.
Healing crystals popular with celebrities including Adele, Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian-West are proving to be the perfect tonic during lockdown according to a Derbyshire entrepreneur.
Danielle Dunn runs the handmade toiletries company Divine Box from her home in Swadlincote and came up with the sparkling idea to add the A-lister ingredients to her latest range of bath bombs.
A Derby security company, whose clients range from Covid testing centres to the Saudi royal family, have relocated to Oberoi Business Hub in Pride Park to pave the way for future expansion.
Monarch Security was set up last September by Farhaan Bhatti and Phil Wright who have more than 25 years’ combined experience in the industry.
Derby-based washroom services and water conservation specialists HSG have joined forces with a premium German company to help UK businesses and venues keep hand hygiene at the top of their agenda.
HSG are the first in the UK to be able to offer a range of sleek and stylish hand liquid sanitiser and foam soap dispensers which have been designed and manufactured by premium bathroom furnishing specialists KEUCO – a family-owned company based in Germany.
Do you live with dementia, or care for someone living with dementia?
Have you felt socially isolated and not comfortable using online technologies?
Have you been frustrated over lockdown by the lack of activities you can do, and missed learning and trying new things?
A Culture of Care, CHWA National Conference will take place online 21st – 23rd April 2021.
The new National Centre for Creative Health has grown out of the work led by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Arts, Health and Wellbeing.
The APPG’s two-year inquiry led to the publication of the Creative Health report in 2017. Since then, the APPG has been working to support implementation of the ten recommendations in Creative Health. Recommendation 1 was for a national strategic centre to advance good practice, promote collaboration, coordinate and disseminate research and inform policy and delivery.
Following the sad loss of our dear friend and founding President Mick Peat, community arts enterprise Drystone are pleased to announce that "The Mick Peat Drystone Bursary" fund has been established in his memory.
There is a new video on our You Tube Channel. The Committee have embraced this year's theme and speak about their role in DOArts and show their own art work. You can watch this and all the other videos on our webpage as well. Click Here to watch our committee video.
Live Interviews on Instagram @derbyshireopenarts
Sinfonia Viva, the Grammy-nominated Orchestra of the East Midlands, is forging ahead with plans to bring high quality music back into the lives of thousands of people thanks to a major grant from one of the most respected charitable institutions in the UK.
Work has started on the first phase of a major £340 million regeneration scheme.
Construction work is now underway on One Waterside Place, a building that represents the first phase of the Basin Square character area, within the Chesterfield Waterside regeneration scheme.
When complete, the seven-storey office building will provide Grade A offices totalling 32,000 sq ft, alongside a retail unit of circa 5,200 sq ft.
Construction of the property is well underway and delivery is estimated in September.
Looking forward, upwards and onwards! We hope you are all coping with the strains and tribulations that the virus has caused us all. We have managed to keep busy with juggling home-schooling, maintenance and future business plans.
Designate @ The Gate
Always wanted to write your memoir? Share your unique story with loved ones? But don’t know where to start? Then join experienced local writer-facilitators Lynn Ludditt and Leonie Martin for this 10-week ‘first steps’ course.
Five sessions will be delivered ‘correspondence-style’ via email/post alternated with five ‘live and interactive’ Zoom workshops. Each session includes fun and engaging, bite-sized writing exercises and activities, with a focus on both reminiscence and writing for wellbeing.
Entries are now open to poets and writers with the opportunity to have your work published and receive £5000 of prizes.
The Creative Writing Award is open to Poetry and Short Fiction submissions on any theme, however, we are particularly interested in works that reflect upon our ever changing world.
School’s out, and parents everywhere, including those of us at InDerby, are looking for ways to give our children a break from home learning and spending so much time on their screens.
While we don’t claim to have all the answers, we have found some great activities for all ages to keep them occupied. Some of these may start on the PC, but should spark their imaginations enough to get them going offline!
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.
Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire installs energy-saving fridges after grant from the DE-Carbonise project
Popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots is continuing its journey to becoming more environmentally friendly by installing new energy-efficient fridges.
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.
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!"
Share the Love - Join artist Hannah Lord for these creative fun sessions!
Thursday Children's Art Classes: Exploring with clay- Artist Hannah Lord
Thursday 4th, 11th and 25th February, from 4.45pm - 5.30pm on Facebook Live.
'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 - 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
"I'm looking forward to teaching this programme on ZOOM and sharing my expertise, finding out what inspires you all and creating new work together."
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.
In January, we started some very exciting workshops with Year Three students at Pear Tree Junior School as part of the Reimagine Project which is taking place with partners and organisations across the city of Derby and led by Derby Theatre.
For more information on Future Endeavours, check out our website and links to sign up and watch our information video starring Hannah!
Hannah will be giving a fun insight into new career pathways with participants taking part in our sessions on Instagram Live on Saturdays. At the end, young people will have created art they can keep for themselves, gift to a loved one or even sell in the Artcore Gallery in Derby City Centre.
#stayconnected with Artcore this February
Mondays with life coach and radio DJ Pam Sidhu
Monday 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd February 11.30am-12.30am Facebook
Over February we will be exploring #selfcare as part of our Share the Love theme looking at food, exercise, photography and love languages. Pam will be on the virtual couch interviewing guests every Monday on Facebook so tune in then!
Join life Coach and Radio DJ Pam Sidhu at 10.30am on Saturday 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th of February on Artcore Instagram.
Volunteer and Organisation Meeting: Thursday 4th February 12pm-1pm on ZOOM
Missed Jan's meeting? Don't worry! We will be hosting biweekly meetings so you can join in with this exciting project, creatively supporting our communities to cope with loss and bereavement during the Coronavirus.
#stayconnected Share the Love kits! Stay connected with us this February and receive a FREE art kit! This kit contains cards, paints, brushes, colouring pencils, a pen and mindfulness colouring sheets and many more.
If you live in Derby you can sign up here: https://forms.gle/VaVhta3xnpuAqfYx8.
New Valentine's Card kits. Give those you love a personalised card to tell them you love them! Share the love this Valentine's Day!
You can purchase our limited edition kits here: http://www.craftcoreuk.com/shop/kits/watercolour-kit-for-valentine or alternatively ring 01332384561 to order and pick up from us.
'Share the Love' February 2021 Activity Programme
Join us this February for our programme on #selfcare and caring for others. During Lockdown 3.0 we need to take time out to spend time focusing on what's most important to us. Join our artists, staff team and mindfulness coach as we explore, play, make and create together.
Sign up for our programme here: https://forms.gle/bfUWGX5cZj9AcrRp6
We caught up with our delivery artists over January and heard about their exciting freelance work.
Look out for: Illustrator Bob Moulder's graphic novel coming later in the year
Textile artist Dawn Campion's new sewing machine art that takes digital photos and turns them into embroidery!
There will be a physical exhibition of '52 Cameras in 52 Weeks' at Artcore Gallery (Albert Street) once lockdown eases, so watch this space.
We had a great start to the Hatchery series with an exploration of colour in the ZOOM class with painter and photographer, Helen Stevenson; printmaker and photographer, Mary Hayes and painter, Yves Riguiduel.
If you missed it you can catch Helen Stevenson's session on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/J1NYWqEGtLs
Our open call for our 'In Memoriam project', as part of In Our Thoughts, is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a postcard work for ‘In Memoriam’.
Our online exhibition and silent auction will be taking place in February - follow our social media and visit our website for more details soon.
We are excited to share our artists in residence for our 'Circling the Square – Visions of an Unmade City’ residency: Katy Hawkins and Ryan Heath.
Katy and Ryan will be creating work that proposed how the square in front of our gallery could be radically unmade and remade as a vision of what public space could mean in a post-European age of social distancing.
More details soon.
We have selected the first two artists for our Cabin Fever residency: Nicki Dennett and Dan Webber. Nicki is a printmaker who likes to mix images and text together to create a story across a series of prints. Dan is an award-winning LGBTQ+ poet, producer, events co-ordinator and promoter.
Nicki and Dan will be taking part in a social media takeover in the lead up to their residency – follow our social media for updates.
January has a been a month of connecting with new artists, launching online exhibitions and making plans for the upcoming year.
French train-maker Alstom has completed a multi-billion dollar deal to buy the rail business of Bombardier, which has a major site in Derby.
Alstom said the price for the deal to buy Bombardier Transportation, which includes its train-making site in Litchurch Lane, was $6.7 billion (£5 billion).
The acquisition should make Alstom the world’s second largest train-maker, behind China’s CRRC.
The coronavirus outbreak has not stopped staff at a Derbyshire company from running, baking and quizzing their way to raising a record-breaking sum of money for the firm’s chosen charity.
Employees at Lubrizol, in Hazelwood, near Belper, have collected a total of £ 18,396 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) by organising and supporting a series of activities over the past two years.
Banks Mill Studios now have the opportunity to rent out space in their creative industries start up hub. Banks Mill is based on the west side of Derby City Centre and offers space and support to individuals wanting to start a business in the creative industries. We have a range of studios to suit a variety of different disciplines such as artists, makers and creative service providers and prices start from as little as £75 per month. We also support creatives with our membership services so you can tap into the Banks Mill community but without having th
Plans by Derby College Group to upgrade its facilities in order to deliver T-Levels has received a further six-figure boost from the Government.
The college has been awarded a £780,000 grant to create new laboratory and integrated IT facilities for students who will join the second stage of the T-Levels roll out programme this September.
Dear friend of The Old Lock Up Gallery,
I hope you're all keeping well and managing to navigate the recent lockdown.
I wanted to get in touch and keep you all updated with news about the current show at the gallery - the 'Winter Show' and a project that I've recently launched online and via the galleries website.
We’re excited to share a great new opportunity with you in the form of our 2021 Artist Residencies, based at the LEVEL Centre in the gorgeous Peak District.
We’re looking for UK-based, established professional artists and companies from a variety of disciplines including visual arts, performing arts, and digital arts practice who either identify as disabled themselves or whose work is created to be accessible to those with disabilities.
Architecture, Craft, Fashion, Product Design, Graphic Design, Film ,TV, Broadcasting, Photography, IT, Software, Gaming, Apps, Marketing, Publishing, Writing, Museums, Galleries, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Social Media (plus a few more we're sure)...
The Awards are all about you - our amazing, varied, inspirational community and celebrate what it is to be a creative working in Derby & Derbyshire. With ten, open categories we know you'll find just the right award (or two) to go for.
Derbyshire author Leonie Martin is offering a choice of two February dates on Zoom for her latest online Writing for Wellbeing workshop on the theme of HOPE: Wednesday 3rd February 11:00-13:00 and Saturday 6th February 11:00-13:00.
Both workshops will include the same engaging writing activities and an opportunity to share your work within a safe and relaxing ‘virtual’ space. No previous experience is required, but you’ll need access to Zoom along with your preferred writing materials.
Get Involved: Run for Junction Arts!
We have 1 guaranteed place available for the 2021 London Marathon. Could you be the runner to take up the challenge?
We ask that the successful applicant runs to raise money for Junction Arts. Don't worry, we will help you!
Spring is nearly here and its time to come out of hibernation! We have two exciting events in February to tell you about.
Here is some information about how to take part in our Bunting Making Workshop and Spring Into Life Party!
Bunting Making Workshop
1.30 - 2.30pm | Thursday 11th February
At High Peak CVS we are now actively recruiting for an exciting new part time role that will support our work across the community and will be a key position in developing relationships, partnerships and linking to those hard to reach areas across the High Peak.
Valentine's Day Gin: Now available from the Dronfield Arts Festival website!
Have you started looking for any gifts for that special person in your life yet? If not, our friends over at the Dronfield Arts Festival might be able to help with their fantastic personalised Valentine's Day gin!
This is a light, refreshing gin for all occasions to be enjoyed all year 'round. Mix with your choice of tonic to create the perfect bubble. Bottle size 50cl. With personalised gift bag.
Derbyshire libraries have received funding from Arts Council England to take part in BBC Novels That Shaped Our World – a programme that celebrates the novel and reading.
As part of the project, our libraries are exploring the theme of ‘isolation’ through a writing competition open to all residents aged 16 and over who live in the county, not including the city of Derby.
Tickets go on sale on Valentine's Day for an online concert, raising money for four different organisations – all working together to share the love, and the music!
The concert will be streamed from 6th July – which is International Kissing Day!– and will feature nearly three hours of musical entertainment from five different acts.
Apply for #GNCCF Manchester & #GNCCFonline
The summer edition of GNCCFonline will take place in July, and October will see the much-welcome return of Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Manchester. This live event will be held at one of the city's favourite heritage attractions and cultural venues, Victoria Baths.
Family-owned Wathall’s, which is Derby’s longest established independent funeral directors, has marked Children’s Mental Health Week (Feb 1-7) by publishing a special booklet focusing on how to support children through bereavement.
The theme of this year’s national week is encouraging children and young people to explore different ways to express themselves and share their feelings, thoughts and ideas through creativity which is reflected in the child bereavement booklet.
Derby’s premier shopping centre has unveiled its new name. The former intu Derby shopping centre, which has been under new management ever since real estate investment and finance firm Cale Street consolidated its ownership of the property, is to be renamed Derbion.