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Online funeral donations are a welcome cultural shift

Families have long requested that mourners donate to a charity of their loved one’s choice in lieu of flowers at a funeral and the pandemic has encouraged more uptake of online pledges, according to Helen Wathall MBE, managing director and fifth generation to run Wathall’s – Derby’s longest-established independent funeral directors.

Markham Mining Memorial Unveiling September 2021: Five more figures added to Walking Together

Beam are delighted to be able to share with you the news that five new statues have been added to the ‘Walking Together’ mining memorial by Artist Stephen Broadbent at Derbyshire County Council’s Markham Vale Business Park.

The new statues take the total of life-sized steel figures at the site to 93, and Beam are continuing to work alongside partners to fundraise to see the target of all 106 figures installed.

The most recent additions are sited at the Markham Vale Environment Centre and are dedicated to:

Museum of Making official opening to take place amongst weekend of city-wide celebrations and special events

On Friday 24 September the Museum of Making is holding its official opening ceremony led by the Duke of Devonshire, Patron of Derby Museums, who has been a great supporter of the Museum of Making throughout its development. Derby Silk Mill – widely regarded as the site of the world’s first modern factory – opened as the new Museum of Making in May, and since then has been going from strength to strength. 

Come and celebrate Eyam Village Bonfire and Firework Display 2021

Join the celebrations at the Eyam Village Bonfire and Firework Display on Saturday 6th November 2021, with entertainment starting in the village square from 5.30pm.

The torch-lit, music-led procession of the infamous ‘Willow RAT’ leaves at 6.15pm and is carried through the village to the chants of ‘Burn the Rat’ up to the playing fields. The RAT is laid on the spectacular bonfire which is then followed by our fabulous firework display.

Junction Arts – WORK Film Screening with Q+A (FREE)


Free screening of four short films created by artists made with workers across the Midlands. Featuring 'A Role to Play' based in Bolsover.


About this work

Junction Arts in partnership with Animate Projects present four short documentary films on the subject of 'work'. All four films were made by artists in collaboration with communities and organisations across the Midlands.

Derby Ram Trail Auction raises over £300,000!

Image: Rameses, Derby Ram Trail Auction - Credit Derby Telegraph

Thirty colourful large ram sculptures from the popular Derby Ram trail went under the hammer last Thursday night at the Museum of Making. The trail has raised over £150,000 and this will be matched by The National Lottery Heritage Fund contribute over £300,000 for Derby Museums’ Endowment.

Six Figure Investment Leads to Increased Flexible Office Space

Oberoi Business Hub has completed an extensive upgrade and refurbishment on another building in Pride Park due to the increased demand for high quality and flexible office space.
The Business Hub’s fifth building in St Christopher’s Way offers 7,500 sq ft of space over three floors.  
The ground floor has been designed as serviced offices with different sizes available from single occupancy to 12 person suites including meeting rooms.

Live & Local ENCORE: We're back!

Welcome to the new and improved Encore - quarterly updates from Live & Local with organisational news and updates and the latest from the Rural and Community Touring scheme.

The team are thrilled to announce that their shows will start again from October 2021, and they can't wait to get into the swing of things again!

Welcoming audiences safely


Déda Commissions Giant Mural


Giant Mural Set To Bring Chapel Street To Life

Déda, which is Derby’s nationally-renowned centre for dance, movement and creativity, is set to unveil a giant street mural on its building in the Cathedral Quarter.

Following a community consultation, Déda has commissioned Zoë Power, a Bristol-based artist and illustrator to create the colourful 6m by 8m mural in Chapel Street.


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