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Make/Shift Meet and Make sessions

Join us for FREE, FAMILY FUN at our Make/Shift Maker sessions for a chance to unleash the maker in you. This is an opportunity to meet fellow makers, get stuck into something creative and have fun.


Charities join forces to Bring Colour Run to Derby

One of Derby's most popular charity events is returning to Markeaton Park after an extended break.

The Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity Colour Run is set to return to the park after three years with the local charities and businesses getting on board to support the colour-filled event.

The event, which will see runners follow a 5km route around Markeaton Park whilst being sprayed in a rainbow of coloured powder paint, takes place on Saturday 16 August from 11am - 2pm.

Derbyshire creative agency backs controversial ‘Maaate’ campaign aimed at tackling violence to women

An award-winning Derbyshire creative agency creating campaigns to incite positive change has backed an opinion-dividing ‘Maaate’ campaign aimed at tackling violence against women.

Anna Hutton and Claire MacDonald, sister founders of award-winning MacMartin – a company which creates behaviour change campaigns – said while they acknowledged the controversy of the ‘Maaate’ campaign, it would have been based on sound science and it was important to wait and see if it was successful.

New Mills Festival Call for Events

Firstly, we have the dates for New Mills Festival 2023 confirmed as 8 to 30 September. Pop that in your diary here and now!

Secondly, and the point of this email; we want to pack the fortnight with events! All kinds of events; musical, arty, acts, walks, talks, displays, performances, interactive, and the usual assortment of quirky, entertaining, educational and crafty events New Mills loves! 

John Burningham’s Bedtime Stories: Celebrating 60 Years of Award-Winning Children’s Literature

Journey from first sketches to award-winning books in John Burningham’s Bedtime Stories showing at The Harley Foundation, North Nottinghamshire, from 7 October 2023 until 7 January 2024.

From featherless geese to flying cars, this Christmas exhibition promises to transport visitors into the magical world of Burningham's imagination. John Burningham’s stories have captivated generations of readers. So whether visitors are reconnecting with childhood favourites or discovering Burningham’s work for the first time, they are sure to enjoy this exhibition.

Shakespeare on Wheels

Cycling Touring Shakespearean actors, the Handlebards are bringing A Midsummer Night's Dream to High Lea Park, New Mills on Tuesday 25th July.

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Six Pillars Summer art sessions!

This summer, Junction Arts is running an exciting schedule of free arts workshops for 11-18* year olds who would benefit from some confidence-boosting creative sessions.  

The Six Pillars summer sessions are open to young people from Bolsover District or North East Derbyshire, who struggle with low self-esteem, anxiety, find it difficult to build relationships or are SEND.

Activities are taking place between 25th July and 24th August in Bolsover, Clowne, Tibshelf, Dronfield, Clay Cross and Eckington.


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