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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:

Vote of confidence in Derby IT firm connecting office space across cities

A Derby firm is connecting offices across three cities after winning a contract to provide state-of-the-art IT services for the innovative series of workplaces.

L.E.A.D. IT Services has won the contract to provide sophisticated technology to CUBO offices in the city, as well as in Nottingham and Sheffield. CUBO is a multi-use workspace which allows companies to rent office rooms and use communal facilities without having to pay upkeep bills.

Derby Museum and Art Gallery is re-opening (again)!

With Government restrictions easing, we're excited to announce that Derby Museum & Art Gallery will be re-opening from tomorrow, Tuesday 18th May.

Entry is free and you will not need to pre-book to visit. Covid safety measures, including a one-way system and hand sanitising stations, will be in place for your protection, and we ask all visitors who can to wear a face covering.

You can find out more here


Fleet Arts: Derwent Delights Project

Join the team at Fleet Arts for their end-of-project celebratory exhibition 'Derwent Delights', taking place across the May Bank Holiday 2021.

Derwent Delights is a celebratory exhibition of a community arts project run by Fleet Arts, that has explored the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Sites' rich landscape and history.

Showcasing sculptural metalwork by Miles Halpin, Textile Art by Tan Draig and poetry, textile and video responses created by a wide variety of groups across the valley working with professional artists.

People Express Arts: The Magic Lantern Puppet Show

Saturday 29th May - Friday 4th  June 2021 | Rosliston Forestry  Centre, Burton Rd, Rosliston, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX.

New interactive puppet show with live music & a hands-on craft making activity for all ages. Fully accessible, Covid-Safe - a great family outing!

The Magic Lantern is a brand new puppet show developed with parents, SEN children and young people, in response to the impact of the pandemic.

50+ New Sculptures from Jeremy James

Jeremy welcome you to his new collection of sculptures, the first for 2021. Most have been made during the 'lockdown' periods of recent months. Jeremy has been fortunate enough to have his studio at home here in Derbyshire, so woking has been made easier and he is able to carry on during these very difficult days. There are new themes here, as well as past ones revisited!

To view Jeremy's new 2021 collection, visit his website by clicking here.

Derby Museums STEAM Session Event: Educators can book now for FREE

Derby Museums invites you to join us for our upcoming STEAM Session event ‘Evidence-based STEAM Learning Strategies’. Taking place online at 6-7:30pm on Tues 25th May. This series of FREE bi-monthly CPD events is ideal for teachers (EYFS through to post-16) and all other forms of educators.

STEAM Session: Evidence-based STEAM Learning Strategies - 25th May:

Junction Arts: 'Our Place' Filmmaker Brief

Applications are invited for an exceptional and versatile Filmmaker for ‘Our Place’, a project led by Junction Arts and only made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. 'Our Place' will showcase the people and places of the East Midlands through the arts.  
Location: Travel across the East Midlands will be required 
Duration of freelance contract: June – August 2021