During the COVID 19 pandemic Derbyshire Libraries submitted an ambitious bid to Arts Council England for the project Derbyshire Sings. The project sought to engage with current library customers, sharing their experiences and thoughts around the importance of libraries. These then would be crafted into song that could be used to promote libraries and their impact to the wider community.
Popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots has won the title of Shop of the Year in the Great Food Club Awards 2022/2023.
The farm shop has previously been a finalist in the awards run by Great Food Club, which shines a light on and celebrates the East Midlands’ best food and drink independents.
Now Croots, based just outside Duffield on Wirksworth Road, has scooped the number one title.
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair once again brings the UK’s top makers to Manchester’s iconic Victoria Baths
GREAT NORTHERN CONTEMPORARY CRAFT FAIR
13-16 OCTOBER 2022
VICTORIA BATHS, MANCHESTER
Annie’s Burger Shack launches its first family deal as it steps in to help ease the cost of living crisis
A Derby restaurant has launched its first-ever family meal deal to encourage households to come into the city to enjoy a bite to eat without worrying about the effect on their wallets.
Annie’s Burger Shack, in Friary Street, has kicked off the summer holidays by offering families of four a choice of its burger menu for less than £30 all-in to help them cope with the cost-of-living crisis.
In 2021, LEVEL launched the Level Residency Lab, a research and development opportunity for professional artists who either identify as Disabled or whose work is suitable for Learning Disabled people and the wider community working across visual, digital and performing arts.
The scheme has been a huge success, and we’ve supported 16 artists so far including Juke & Lake of Open Theatre, Maral Mamaghani, John Whall, Hubbub Theatre Co and Billy Read. Here's what Daniel Longhurst, a recent residency artist, had to say about their time at LEVEL:
ENDANGERED WILDLIFE OF THE PEAK DISTRICT
All artists participating are committed to preserving and protecting our wildlife and to promoting it through their wonderful artwork.
Saturday August 6th from 2:00-6:00pm
The exhibition will be on until August 31st.
Please RSVP by August 4th if you want to attend the preview on August 6th.
Calling all makers! Following a fantastic response to last year’s launch event, ‘Assemble, Derby’s Making Festival’ returns to the Museum of Making on Saturday 22nd October, featuring special guest makers Aardman Animation.
In 2021, Assemble welcomed 50 makers, showcasing themselves and their work, with over 900 members of the public in attendance, and this is your final chance to get involved – applications to exhibit at this year’s Assemble close 5pm on Friday 12th August.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced its latest UK-wide programme, the Heritage Innovation Fund. The fund is a pilot initiative offering grants of up to £25,000 for experimenters, collaborators and learners from across all parts of heritage. Organisations of any size or type may apply; this includes local authorities and non-profits.