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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:

Derby Theatre looking for Marketing Support

Derby Theatre is looking for someone with a good level of marketing and promotional experience (including digital marketing and content creation) and a creative flair to support the marketing team and function at the Theatre for approx. 16 hours per week for up to 7 months.

Hours: 16 hours per week for up to 7 months

Salary: £9.57 per hour

Closing Date: Wednesday 9 June, 5pm

Interview Date: TBC

Winner of Derby Children’s Picture Book Award 2021 announced

The winner of the third Derby Children’s Picture Book Award is announced today (28 May) by the organisers of Derby Book Festival.  The winning book, from a shortlist of three, is All Kinds of Families by Sophy Henn, published by Egmont.  The Award aims to celebrate picture books that children can relate to and in which the diversity and challenges of modern life are represented.  

The three shortlisted books were read by pupils in Years 2&3 at eight Derby primary schools in May and the children voted for their favourite on Voting Day, 25 May.  

Employers Offered Cash Boost For T-Level Placements

Technical education regional pioneers Derby College Group (DCG) have welcomed a Government initiative to encourage more employers to provide students with work experience as part of their study programme.

Employers are now able to claim a £1,000 cash boost for every T-Level student they host on a high-quality industry placement.

Derby Book Festival opens tomorrow

The sixth Derby Book Festival opens tomorrow, Thursday 27 May, and runs for ten days until Saturday 5 June. For the first time in its history, the Festival will provide a hybrid Festival with in-person, live streamed, recorded and outdoor events taking place across the city for all ages and interests with something for everyone. 

Derwent Delights exhibition/event this weekend

Join the celebrations and explore the valley through sculpture, textiles, film and poetry this weekend at the Derwent Delights Exhibition, from the 29th May to 6th June at Cromford Mills.

The Exhibition includes a host of community arts projects that explore the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. With Live art from Tan Draig and poetry readings/drop-in workshops from Derbyshire-based poet, Sophie Sparham. And don't forget the Live drone camera action with FrontRowFilms on Saturday!

Matinée: Bringing creativity home

Arts Derbyshire is delighted to support Dementia Action Week 2021 with the launch of the second round of our Matinée Outreach dementia friendly arts project. The project invites those living with dementia and their carers in Derbyshire to take part in a creative adventure over telephone and post with our fabulous team of professional artists. There’s the chance to explore some creative writing, or crafts or visual arts all from the safety and comfort of your own home, and at your own speed.

Croots Farm Shop unveils fresh new look

Popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots has unveiled a fresh new look as part of its rebranding.

The farm shop at Duffield has introduced new signage, created a new logo, and redecorated its café and the outside of the store. Old family photos have been framed and hung in the café to reflect the history behind the farm shop.

Derby Rams finally hit the Trail

One of the 30 rams, before painting began. Credit Derby Museums.


City wakes up to a flock of 30 colourful ram sculptures as part of a unique world-class art trail, 27th May – 22nd August 2021.

This Thursday 27th May, residents of Derby will wake up to a delightful sight as a flock of 30 colourful ram sculptures appear across the city, marking the start of the much-anticipated Derby Ram Trail.