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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:

Junction Arts: Amazing opportunities and our latest news

This year, Junction Arts' key mission is to bring our communities back together safely. The Mental Health Foundation note that getting involved in arts, social activities and interaction within our communities alleviates anxiety, depression and stress, and together we can be at the fore front to champion this!

High Peak CVS Recruitment

The team at High Peak CVS are delighted to be able to announce that they are currently recruiting for two new roles within the team: 

Have you visited the Barn this week?

It has been great to have welcomed so many of you back to the Barn since we re-opened in April. The weather has been mixed at times, so we're still hoping that we'll be able to re-open for indoor hospitality from Monday 17th May.

But thank you to everyone who continue to support us - and don't forget that even when the weather isn't the best, the Barn is still open and you can still visit and sit underneath one of our heated gazebos if you make a booking online.

Chesterfield College asks creative businesses to join their campaign to highlight how Creativity Pays

Chesterfield College is calling for creative businesses across Derbyshire to join their campaign to highlight how crucial creative skills are for the economy, our communities and our wellbeing. The campaign, Creativity Pays, will showcase creative businesses and careers as well as connect the community to support local makers and creatives. It also aims to encourage people to develop the skills the creative industries sector in our region need for the future.

First Art: Free online performance this Friday

We still have some places left for an exclusive online performance of 'Love Letters at Home' taking place this Friday at 8pm.

Tickets are normally £10 but we are offering them free!

We’re keen to encourage people that wouldn’t normally see this sort of thing to give it a go, especially those living in Bolsover and North East Derbyshire.

If you are interested in attending the online performance, please click here.


Derbyshire Open Arts 2021 - Online: Pentimento Live Interview & DOArtsinwindows

Pentimento - Ceramics and Print will be interviewed live on Instagram, Saturday 15th May 2021 at 10:30 am.

Caroline Hewitt and Jaki Darlington's work is underpinned by a mutual love of the animal world. They specialise in distinctive hand-built ceramics, producing character driven animal sculpture, wood mounted British birds and have developed a collection of hand-made tiles.
They are interviewed on Saturday by Andrea Joseph.

The Prompt Box from Derbyshire Writing School

The Prompt Box is our creative writing prompt subscription service. Each month you’ll receive unique, creative, and inspiring writing prompts all wrapped up and delivered to your door. We’ll also email a PDF workbook each month to help you get the most from the prompts. Our Prompt Boxes will help you write fiction and non-fiction, or you can use them to write poetry. 

The aim of The Prompt Box is to:

Derbyshire Libraries eNewsletter – May 2021

This May - Baby Babble returns online, we announce the winner of our BBC Novels that Shaped the World writing competition, the Book-Off returns, and much more!

Our Current Provision

Our libraries are open for the following:

Artist call out for High Peak Community Arts youth programme

Applications are invited for an exceptional and versatile Artist for ‘Our Place’, to work with High Peak Community Arts on 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.  
Project Outline 

Live & Local | Exciting Job Opportunity

A great opportunity to join a successful and growing arts organisation and an ideal career development opportunity for a person with the right experience.

Marketing & Publicity Assistant£18,065 (Full-time, 35 hrs per week/flexi time)