Derby Museums, the independent charitable trust operating three much-loved museums in Derby, is appealing to local businesses and the public to support the final push of its £1 million Endowment challenge, which will contribute to securing the future of its museums for generations to come.
After a successful creative network meeting back in September 2021, Glossop Creates has announced the date and venue for the Spring 2022 meeting - which, for the first time, will bring together the creative, food and music networks in one room.
The meeting will provide a platform for the Glossop Creates team and friends to update the community about the latest news and views from all aspects of the town’s independent and creative community, and provide a space for people and businesses to talk, collaborate and share ideas.
Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate St George's Day in Derby's city centre on Saturday, April 23, for the first time in person in two years since the COVID-19 outbreak began.
Derby LIVE produced the event, which was backed by the St Peter's Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) and featured a variety of acts honouring English culture and legacy in all its eccentricities.
Little Wolf Entertainment’s Morgan Brind has been crowned the winner of Best Dame award in this year’s UK Pantomime Association Awards. Morgan received the win for his part as Nurse Nancy Nightly in Sleeping Beauty at Derby Arena.
QUAD in Derby will hold a celebration of Japanese culture in June. Japan Fest is a brand-new event organised by Otaku World in association with QUAD. Besides performances, film, and anime, activities will include workshops, Japanese arts and crafts plus authentic handmade food and Japanese inspired drinks.
Japan Fest is open to all ages, adults, children and especially for families on a day designed to gain a deeper understanding of Japanese culture.
Working with choreographer Hayley Earlam, In The Mix: Remix is a small-scale touring project designed for SEND and PMLD audiences. The piece is inspired by Darius Powell’s digital installation In the Mix that was shown at LEVEL Centre in early 2022.
LEVEL is looking for two performers with dance or movement experience who have a genuine interest in working with audiences with profound and multiple learning Disabilities (PMLD). Performers must be available from Monday 20 June to Sunday 10 July 2022 with possible extension to 12 July.
Derby Cathedral has unveiled the spectacular Peace Doves art installation which will be open to the public until 12th June.
The large-scale art installation is created by renowned sculptor and artist Peter Walker and features 8,000 paper doves suspended on ribbons above the nave, accompanied by a tranquil soundscape from composer David Harper.
Big band music is back big-time as the 2022 Buxton International Festival (BIF) celebrates the town’s tradition for live music and dancing.
The newly refurbished Pavilion Gardens Octagon will once again come alive to the sounds of its 1950s and ‘60s hey-days when on July 17 the BIF Dance Band plays music made famous by the big names of the day, such as Joe Loss, Victor Sylvester, Geraldo and Ted Heath.
An exciting new show which has Chesterfield’s iconic ‘crooked spire’ at its heart is coming to Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre from 19th – 21st May.
The musical has been created by Ashgate Heritage Arts, a not-for-profit theatre production company founded by Martin Coslett and Peter Gray, musicians and lyricists who live in Chesterfield and Mary Hennessy, an award-winning scriptwriter from Buxton.
Tarpey Gallery Open 2022 continues on from last years hugely successful open with online applications and a more minimal hang. Entries will be open to all artists working in the UK. Any 2d or 3d medium will be accepted.
Entries are open from the 16th May – 16th June 2022 and the exhibition will take place from 16th July – 14th August 2022.
Tarpey Gallery Open 2021 had around 200 entries and showed 101 pieces of artwork made by 71 different artists.
You can enter up to two works, £10 for one piece and £15 for two.
Calling all performers aged 10–30! PB Theatricals Youth Theatre are looking for young actors/singers to join us for our summer 2022 performance season.
Since 2009, we have been rehearsing and performing two performances within a concentrated rehearsal period. This year our shows are Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance (for ages 16–30), and The Sorcerer (for ages 10–18).
THE GREAT NORTHERN CONTEMPORARY CRAFT FAIR RETURNS ONLINE FOR A SPRING SHOPPING EVENT FEATURING OVER 60 DESIGNER MAKERS
This Spring sees the return of an online edition of Manchester’s award-winning Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair. GNCCFonline will be an opportunity to buy unique and exceptional contemporary craft direct from over 60 specially selected makers over the weekend of 21-22 May 2022.
Shewolves is a play from Carbon Theatre.
We make neurodivergent and feminist theatre. We have a show on tour at the moment that I think could be of interest to your audiences.
Introducing Rhinoceros! A group exhibition exploring themes of land, excavation, history, material & alchemy and the first in a series of new projects curated by Kristian Day and David McLeavy.
Haarlem Gallery, Wirksworth
7th May - 5th June
Launch: Friday 6th May from 6pm
BOB FOX – IN CONCERT
14th May at St. Peter's Church, Belper
“Bob Fox has rightly occupied high office in the ranks of great North Easten singers”
“I'm delighted to perform a remembrance / celebration concert for two good friends”
Nothing, will be the last forever.
Opens Saturday May 7th
12.00 – 4.00pm.
Further opening times : Saturday 14th, 21st and 28th
The Wireworks Project: Shinning Cliff Woods.
1331 Matlock Rd, Ambergate, Belper DE56 2EL
Parking is available – please follow signs on arrival
Closest train station Ambergate
ART, FOOD, DRINK, WALKS, GATHERING
New Opera Company Derby are performing a JUNE CONCERT - The Good, The Bad, The Happy and The Sad.
If you are dreaming on sun, sea and sand head for the Creative Melbourne Gallery & Studios this month and enjoy SPRING TIDES. The exhibition features work by Melbourne Festival Artists Mark Dale, Stevie Davies, Steven Mcloughlin, Thomas Petit, Patrick Twiss Prentice, Cynthia Twiss Prentice, Trish Scullin, Peter Watson and Cheryl Wilbraham - you can almost smell the salt on the air!
The exhibition opens on 27th April and will be open 10am - 4pm Wednesday - Saturday until 21st May.
We always think there will be time to write.
We think when the washing is done. When the list to do is complete, when the kitchen table is tidy. We think we’ll then make time and space to write. But, more often than not, something ‘important’ crops up and steals our writing time away.
What if you made a commitment to your writing? What if you showed up and wrote that chapter you’ve been thinking about? What if you carved out some time in your busy week to draft the blog post that’s been burning in the back of your mind?
Launching today, our sixth issue supports early-career visual artists linked to Derby/shire, Nottingham/shire, Leicester/shire Artists. Issue #6 is a guide of sorts, one of patterns and prophecies, of puzzles, and pauses, guest curated by Chloe Willis.
Fish Pie Cabaret
Friday 29 April, Dronfield Hall Barn
Doors Open 7pm, start 7:30pm
To open the festival we have the cult cabaret show Fish Pie. It is an evening of surrealist comedy joy set on the high seas. Featuring the finest alternative acts in Yorkshire. This is show of delights for those that adore bright colourful characters, original songs, dance, puppetry and absurdist comic theatre.
Historic England has announced new pilot grants for community-led and people-focused projects that aim to further the nation’s collective understanding of the past.
The Everyday Heritage Grants Scheme: Celebrating Working Class Histories pilot grants will focus on heritage that links people to overlooked historic places, with a particular interest in recognising and celebrating working class histories.
ON Saturday May 14th. Spital Arts are delighted to welcome Caim. This is the concert which we had to postpone back in October 2021 so we are particularly pleased to have been able to rearrange the date!
We are re-running some of our very popular Derwent Valley Tours every Thursday between the 28 April and 30 June! This is a fantastic opportunity to book onto a bespoke tour of the whole world heritage site, from Derby all the way up to Matlock Bath with a private, expert guide!
there will be 12 seats available per trip – and the cost per seat is £25 per person.
Please email email@example.com to book your space!
Yes that’s right, we’re back full of the joys of Spring. And, along with the flowers, the planning for this year’s Stainsby is leaping into action - well creaking anyway. Unless there’s a sudden outbreak of new Greek letters (Omega, anyone?), this year’s Stainsby Festival is from the 15th-17th July. Here we are in April and it’s looking good.
You can use our website to book rooms for your own even from business meetings through art classes, exhibitions or maybe live performances of your own. We have 2 rooms to accommodate smaller and larger groups. See our venue hire are for more information.
Derby-based Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ professional Orchestra, will officially celebrate their 40th anniversary with a glittering concert at Derby Cathedral on Wednesday May 4.
The diverse programme will feature newly-commissioned work, seasoned favourites with audiences throughout the past four decades and highlight Sinfonia Viva’s continued commitment to inclusion.
FOR THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE
Downton Abbey: A New Era
Sunday 1st May 5.00
We are devastated by the news of the war in Europe and our hearts are with those trapped by, or fleeing from needless conflict. All profits form this show will go towards the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. This includes all profit from ticket sales and bar receipts. To show your support and help those in need, all you have to do is come along and enjoy DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA – and maybe pick up a snack or drink – it’s all for a good cause.
New Mills Festival 2022 dates 9 to 25 September
As well as having the opportunity to work with like-minded creatives, studio holders at Haarlem work in a Grade 2* renovated English Heritage mill building of historical importance. Studios are warm and bright, and there is an exciting programme of contemporary exhibitions and events.
The Arts Festival
Friday 29 - Sunday 1 May
The Barn, Manor Gardens and Civic Centre
High Peak Junction
From DIY TV programmes to current trends and ‘hacks’ on social media, this hands-on exhibition showcases DIY through the decades, reflecting the changing attitudes to our homes and encouraging a new generation of DIY-ers. It showcases objects associated with DIY and explores how DIY is changing as we learn more about the importance of sustainability and healthy living spaces and materials.
You’re invited to share your own DIY disasters on our ‘Bodge-ometer’ and make a medal for your home improvement heroes!
This year’s programme has over 70 events. You can find full details of all the events on our website: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk/whats-on/events with booking links or details about how to book.
Bringing Back the Light on Saturday April 23rd from 2:00-6:00pm
The exhibition will be on until May 14th
Musical based on the famous 1988 film starring Tom Hanks is coming to New Mills Art Theatre. Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old boy, makes a wish into a mysterious ‘Zoltar Speaks’ machine at a carnival. Josh wakes up next morning to find he is no longer a boy but a man! Then, with help from his best friend Billy, he tries to cope with his newfound adulthood, whilst searching for the machine so that he can wish himself back - and more. BIG is a funny, heart-warming musical, a show for all the family. Is being BIG all it’s cracked up to be? If you had one wish, what would it be?
We are running an online event about A Parcel of Patterns, the children’s classic novel about the Eyam Plague by the late Jill Paton Walsh. We have invited four authors, who have also written about Eyam, to discuss the legacy of Walsh’s book and why the story continues to inspire writers, especially following the Pandemic. Tickets can be booked via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-parcel-of-patterns-tickets-276919723347
The winner of Derby Book Festival’s fourth Derby Children’s Picture Book Award is announced today (8 April). The winning book, from a shortlist of three, is The Tale of the Whale by Karen Swann and Padmacandra (Scallywag Press) in a very close contest. The children, in Years 2&3 at 45 Derby schools, voted for their favourite book on Voting Day, 6 April having read the three shortlisted books in their classes. The book has a strong message about plastic pollution and its impact on the natural world.
The first phase of Derby College Group’s contribution to the nationwide tree planting initiative to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has been launched.
DCG is planning to plant 1,000 trees over the next five years to create a new woodland entitled Little Park Wood at Broomfield Hall land-based college in Morley.
Film Studies students based at Derby College Group’s Joseph Wright Centre have presented their original work which they have created as part of the BFI Film Academy course at a gala screening at Derby’s QUAD.
The group of 12 students were accepted on the prestigious course which has been run by QUAD alongside their level 3 College study programme.
A Level and GCSE plus students and staff at Derby College Group’s Joseph Wright Centre have raised £884 which has been split between Cancer Research UK and Derbyshire MIND.
A market leading manufacturer has teamed up with Derby College Group (DCG) to help train the next generation of plumbers.
German-owned Rothenberger has donated tools worth more than £2,500 to DCG’s Plumbing department and regional sales manager Anthony Haynes recently visited the College to demonstrate a wide range of equipment to full time students and apprentices.
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with Derby College Group to support the Trust’s administration and clerical workforce development plans.
Under the new collaboration, Derby College Group has firstly launched a short course for adults wanting to apply for Administration and Clerical roles at the Trust.
SUMMER BBQ SERIES
FRIDAY 24TH JUNE
SATURDAY 25TH JUNE & HOSTED BY JOE HURD
This week Derby Museums have launched our call out for makers for ‘Assemble: Derby’s Making Festival’ returning to the Museum of Making on Saturday 22nd October.
Produced by Derby Museums, Assemble is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, which aims to celebrate making in all its shapes and forms. Bringing together artists and makers from varied disciplines to share their passion and skills with the public and to encourage others to have a go at making themselves.
FORMAT22 Presents includes six new exhibitions as part of FORMAT International Photography Festival’s off year programme. Established in 2004, FORMAT is the UK’s leading international contemporary festival of photography and related media. It organises a year-round programme of international commissions, open calls, residencies, conferences and collaborations in the UK and Internationally and welcomes over 200,000 visitors from all over the world to its biennale editions.
The Cultural Evolution: Identity, Performance and Fashion
SATURDAY 11 JUNE 2022
Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire
New festival promises a Grand Day Out in an English best-kept-secret tourist spot – with The Charlatans, The Cribs and This Is The Kit, alongside hand-picked new artists and -- vintage trams!
New artists represent a blossoming new midlands music scene in Nottingham, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire
Derbyshire-based Destination Digital Marketing has been named one of the most exciting new businesses in the region after being shortlisted as part of a brand new awards programme.
Do you like folktales? If you do there is a folktales evening happening in Glossop.
Traditional Peak District tales - and their counterparts in our culture and others
presented by Dr Kathryn Starnes and Dr Mark P. Henderson
at Howardtown Brewery
Thursday 21st April and Thursday 12th May
If you fancy a trip out to Wirksworth on the weekend of 23rd and 24th April, there are some lovely, free talks happening by wonderful authors including Isy Suttie and the whole town will have loads of events on including the Big Book Day: https://www.peak-advertiser.co.uk/post/wirksworth-big-book-day-2022
Find out more on the www.wirksworthfestival.co.uk website.
Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society are performing a brand-new arrangement of folksongs to celebrate Her Majesty’s Jubilee Year at a concert on Saturday 11th June 2022 at 7.30pm at St Thomas’ Church (Brampton – Chesterfield – S40 3AW).
Black Ballet will be at Derby Theatre, for one night only on the 26th April and standard tickets are available from £20.00 and tickets for under 26s are £16.50.
Derbyshire company student praises the power of volunteering after signing up to global app helping the blind
A chemicals company student from Derbyshire has paid tribute to the power of volunteering after giving up her time to help blind or partially sighted people complete everyday tasks.
Laura Barrie, 20, a placement student at Lubrizol – based in Hazelwood near Belper – is one of millions of people worldwide who have signed up to ‘Be My Eyes’.
Here is a list of vacancies and opportunities available in Derbyshire:
- BEAM seeks diverse artist network coordinator
Are you passionate about making the arts more diverse and more accessible to diverse audiences?
We are seeking to appoint a Diverse Artist Network Co-ordinator to kickstart a new project focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.
The New Mills Festival's two week town celebration is starting to come together. We're now asking for event organisers to let us know their wonderful plans for this year so we can pull together an amazing programme for everyone to look forward to.
Time to introduce Rosa Festival 2022. A young persons celebration of music, arts and the beautiful peak district!
Melbourne Festival Art and Architecture Trail is calling for Artists this 17th and 18th of September 2022.
The closing date is 10 April 2o22.
To apply, email 6-8 images of your current work (jpg max 250kb each) with CV, Artist Statement and FULL contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All artists will be contacted by 31 May 2022.
A fee of 80 pounds will be due by 30 June 2022.
Art Trail will take place on 17th and 18th September 2022.
High Peak CVS Funding Workshop with The Thomas Wall Foundation 5th April 10.30 -11.30 - Sarah Banks the grant administrator for the Thomas Wall Trust will join us to provide information about who they are looking to fund. The Thomas Wall Trust makes grants to both charities and individuals. The focus of their grant giving is on helping people move towards and into employment.
Derby Museums delves into the world of men’s fashion in this incredible exhibition of men’s clothing.
Berlie Doherty is the author of the best-selling novel, Street Child, and over 60 more books for children, teenagers and adults, and has written many plays for radio, theatre and television. She has won many awards, including the Carnegie medal for both Granny Was a Buffer Girl and Dear Nobody, and the Writers’ Guild Award for both Daughter of the Sea and the theatre version of Dear Nobody.
"3X3+5" is a track taken from the band's self-titled album "Autómata", out today via Epictronic worldwide.
The BIF Roadshow is the perfect place to dip your toe in opera, music and books in a friendly,
fun and welcoming atmosphere.
Everyone who buys tickets will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 voucher to spend at this year’s Festival. This can be used on all events, apart from Gypsy.
Together they will deliver traditional and contemporary songs with harmonies, many a good chorus, and some beautiful instrumental pieces.VENUE:St. Leonard's Church
Hartington Road/ Valley Road
DATE: 23 April 2022
Doors open at 7pm
Irish Alternative Rock band MOVMENT has signed with Epictronic a deal for their album "Transformation", which is due for release on May the 20th, 2022.
Movment Signing Statement: "We are pleased to announce that MOVMENT have signed a record deal for the album Transformation with the Italian label Epictronic. We are delighted to work with the excellent label Epictronic who will release Transformation worldwide. It will give many more people the occasion to listen to the album Transformation, which we are very proud to have written and recorded."
Huge dance music line up announced for summer’s biggest nostalgia festival
The most outrageous trip down memory lane, BACK 2 FESTIVAL is returning for summer 2022. This year’s event at Catton Park in Derbyshire, takes place from Thursday 30th June – Sunday 3rd July. Day tickets, camping passes and limited VIP tickets are still available.
The FORMAT team would like to thank everyone who took part in this year's international portfolio review for making it fun, informative and a great forum to see new and exciting photography.
Over two days the FORMAT online reviews were attended by participants from over 40 countries and our 54 industry reviewers collectively conducted 600+ reviews with 119 artists.
Adverse Camber productions is looking for artist-storytellers to join an intergenerational co-creative ensemble for a brand new project!
Derbyshire-based Adverse Camber productions is looking for 4 artist-storytellers to join an intergenerational co-creative ensemble in NE Derbyshire for a brand new project!
French eclectic artist FLUO SOBRE has signed with Epictronic a deal for the release of the EP "Red", wich will be out on April 29th, 2022.
The Red EP is the first in a two-part series; the Blue EP will follow.. More info coming soon.
City Arts is looking to select an artist or arts collective to produce a creative body of work in response to research conducted by the Biodiscovery Institute (BDI). The commission is for a fixed fee of £4,000 (inclusive of VAT).
The artist will be asked to explore science themes through public engagement and with staff at the BDI.
We imagine that the artist will run initial public engagement sessions to support this process. You must be confident that you can deliver the project within a time period from May – August 2022.
SINFONIA VIVA'S CARERS CHOIR ARE RETURNING TO IN
PERSON SESSIONS AT
ALL SAINTS' CHURCH CENTRE,
WINGERWORTH LONGEDGE LANE CHESTERFIELD S42 6PU
At Sinfonia Viva, they run a friendly community choir called Sing Viva and would love to encourage more people from the area to come along and give it a go.
A free opporuntiy to sing a range of uplifting songs as part of an enthusiastic and supportive group. Join us for a friendly chat, tea and cake, no previous choral experience required!
The group of 12 students were accepted on the prestigious course which has been run by QUAD alongside their level 3 College study programme.
Designed to better prepare them for their future careers, the course enables students to work with industry professionals in a series of evening and weekend masterclasses to develop their practical knowledge and skills across all roles in the film industry.
DCG Team Manager Sally Archer explained: “This has been an incredible opportunity for our students and we are delighted with the quality of their work.
‘When Tomorrow Comes’ is a beautiful ballad (Brukes/Segreti) about the passage of time, the uncertainty of tomorrow and the importance of love (all kinds of love), and memories in helping each of us navigate through life.
Three of the country’s best-loved children’s authors will feature in the seventh Derby Book Festival
with events at Derby Theatre during the schools’ half term. Lauren Child will reveal her latest book,
Clarice Bean: Scram! on Monday 30 May at 2pm, David Baddiel will discuss his latest, The Boy Who
Got Accidentally Famous on Tuesday 31 May at 2pm and Jacqueline Wilson will talk about her latest
book, The Magic Faraway Tree: A New Adventure on Wednesday 1 June at 2pm. Tickets go on sale
Sat 9 April – Sun 24 Apr 2022
Infirmary Records are hosting a Charity Battle of the Bands with proceeds going to the Principal’s Charity of the year, Derbyshire Stroke Centre.
The deadline for entries is Friday 8th April 2022.
£10 Solo Artist / £20 Band
Staff at a global chemicals firm with a Derbyshire UK headquarters have been staying connected with an innovative “Wellness Wednesdays” scheme to help with their mental health.
Derby Arena’s Cycle Hub is a one-stop-shop for all things cycling in the local area, from using the Olympic length indoor cycling track to leading outdoor rides and hosting children’s birthday parties.
Buxton Festival Fringe
Buxton Festival Fringe was joined by performers and supporters for its spring-themed party at the Green Man Gallery on Saturday March 19th. Picture shows from left to right, Springboard performers: Sarah Owens and Ian Bevan of music group Four Tell, singer Chris Milner - Journeyman, Beat poet Ray Globe of the Glummer Twins, Fringe Chair Stephen Walker and Four Tell's Ian Bowns.
To mark British Science Week, girls urged to consider picking STEM careers by Derbyshire chemicals company
A Derbyshire chemicals company has been helping girls get stuck into science with the aim of boosting numbers of women working in the sector.
Dr Trish Kilsby, a chemist who works at Lubrizol - an additives company with a UK headquarters in Hazelwood near Belper - said while attitudes to women in science have undoubtedly improved over the years, there is still a long way to go to achieve equal representation.