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Additional tickets released for Christmas at Chatsworth

As we are increasingly confident that new Covid restrictions will not be necessary in 2021, we are pleased to announce that we have released a limited number of additional tickets for Christmas at Chatsworth. These tickets are available now!

Join us as we celebrate 20 magical years of Christmas at Chatsworth this festive season.

Please note that we are unable to alter existing bookings.

Get ready for the big Christmas lights switch on

Festive Derby comes back to light next month with the return of a live stage show at a new city centre location to mark the official Christmas lights switch on.

This year, all the action will happen on a bespoke stage outside the Council House in Corporation Street on Saturday 13th November, due to the ongoing programme at the Derby Loves You venue at Derby Market Place.

Derby’s Parks have been awarded Green Flag status

                                                   Pictured above: Darley Park Welcome Boards

Six of Derby’s city parks have been recognised as being among the best in the world by the Green Flag Award Scheme. The parks achieving this international quality mark status are, Derby Arboretum, Alvaston, Chaddesden, Darley, Sunnydale and Markeaton Park. As the scheme marks its Silver Jubilee, Derby’s Parks are part of the 2,127 celebrating success today.

OMEETO Secures New Ilkeston Base For National Charity

From left to right: Chris Wright and Eric Thwaites

Commercial property consultants OMEETO have secured the lease on an Ilkeston town centre property to enable a national charity to forge ahead with its expansion plans and support more people impacted by suicide.

OMEETO acted on behalf of property landlords Ilkeston Joinery to finalise the lease on the single storey offices on the corner of New Lawn Road and Wharncliffe Road which will be the new national office for Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide.

DCG Hailed As UK’s First College of Character

Derby College Group (DCG) has become the first in the UK to achieve the College of Character kitemark – recognising the organisation’s commitment to developing well-rounded and work ready citizens.

The internationally-recognised quality mark was awarded following a visit to the College by by assessors from the Association for Character Education, chair Gary Lewis and Rachael Fraser, headteacher of Woodbrook Vale School in Loughborough.

UK City of Culture 2025 longlist revealed

Eight places have been longlisted for the prestigious UK City of Culture 2025 title. The winner will be announced next year and will be at the centre of the UK’s cultural spotlight in 2025.

Eight areas longlisted for UK City of Culture 2025 were today unveiled by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries.

For the first time, each longlisted bidder will receive £40,000 to develop a full application and the winner will be announced next year and will be at the centre of the UK’s cultural spotlight in 2025.

Haarlem Artspace launches Go Fund Me campaign to support gallery opening

Haarlem Artspace has launched a Go Fund Me campaign in which will help with the transformation of an 18th Century town assembly room into a stunning new contemporary art gallery in Wirksworth’s Red Lion Hotel.

Scheduled to open later this year, the new Haarlem Artspace Gallery is an exciting partnership with the Red Lion Hotel and The Feather Star Alehouse and aims to showcase the range and quality of contemporary art that is available in non-traditional venues. 

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