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The latest news from producers, makers, venues and events organisers from around Derby and Derbyshire. If you have news to add to this page, then email us to let us know about it:

Music, dancing and more coming to Derby Market Place

More events have now been added to the great line-up of shows and attractions at the Derby Loves You temporary venue at Derby Market Place.

Talks, poetry, and musical experiences will be among the latest additions to an already exciting programme, that includes al fresco dining and markets, meaning there’s something or everyone.

Aesthetica Writing Awards

There are just 2 weeks left to submit entries to the Aesthetica Writing Awards.



Aesthetica is looking for the best new writing talent. The international literary prize is open to poetry and short fiction submissions on any theme, celebrating innovation in content, form and technique.

Start Your Entry



Autumn Writer's Courses with Sophie & Roz

New Writing Courses with Sophie Draper and Roz Watkins

"Gripping Fiction": a live online course: Wed 15th Sept to 20th Oct 2021 incl.

"Submitting to Agents": a live online course: Mon 8th Nov - 29th Nov 2021 incl.



"Gripping Fiction"          £235

6 weeks of 15th Sept to 20th October 2021 (Wednesdays, 7 - 8.30pm, live online).

Healthwatch Derbyshire Expands Board To Help Drive Local Service Improvements

Healthwatch Derbyshire, the local health and social care watchdog, is recruiting members of the public to join its Board and help steer the future direction of the organisation.

Healthwatch Derbyshire is part of the Healthwatch England network of over 150 local organisations across the country. As an independent, statutory body, it ensures that health and social care leaders and other decision makers listen to feedback from local people and improve standards of care.

Derbyshire Peak District Branch holds taster events to boost local friendships

Throughout September, to celebrate Friendship Month, the Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows are holding events to help bring friends back together and encourage new connections after 18 months of isolation and restrictions.

The Society, whose members meet up regularly in the Derbyshire/ Chesterfield area for social and fundraising activities, says it wants to extend a warm welcome to newcomers by offering a range of taster events specially designed to put them at ease.

Derby Ram Trail extended until 25 August before Ram-union brings them all together for one last time

Don’t miss your chance to grab a ticket and even make a bid at auction to own your own!

It has been a ram-tastic summer of art in Derby with an amazing array of wonderfully decorated rams animating the city as people started to get out and about again. The Derby Ram Trail has been embraced by the people of Derby and visitors alike and now everyone will have an extra few days to enjoy them as the trail has been extended until the end of Wednesday 25 August.