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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:

Returning soon to Dronfield Hall Barn: Kid's craft activities

We're pleased to announce that our popular kid's craft activities will be returning to the Barn this summer, beginning Thursday 5th August! 

Get creative and beat the summer holiday boredom with the help of our volunteers, who will be running the activities every Thursday from 10am-3pm. You can get involved for just £2.50 per child, but please note that children must be accompanied by an adult. Turn up on the day, with no pre-booking required.

New Perspectives: The Festival of Small Things

The Festival of Small Things is a celebration of true encounters, intimate exchanges and the joy of things you can hold.

Derbyshire acclaimed photographer Tony Fisher joins artist Fi Marks in an intimate exhibition, called Touch. Hold a series of original Polaroids taken by the photographer and artist that tells a story.

Beyond The Spectrum: Celebration Event

You are all invited to a very special online event to celebrate some of the magnificent writing produced by participants of the Beyond The Spectrum project for autistic writers which began back in January, and which will conclude this week.

The event will comprise performances and live readings from a group of writers of all ages, and promises to be a really special afternoon. If you’d like to drop in, you will need to register here.

Buxton International Festival is about to begin!

It’s been a long wait but we’re delighted to open our venue doors tomorrow and welcome everyone to Buxton for seventeen days of opera, music and books! 

This year, the opera companies have filmed special videos to share insights into their productions, with personal contributions from creatives. Some of the talks also feature cast members and rehearsal footage. 

Meet the Author - Darren Charlton

Have you visited the Dronfield Hall Barn's shop page? There’s plenty of great reading material to be found in the books section, including local history Miscellanies, our own exhibition publications, walks guides and more!

Florence Nightingale: A New Film

'Florence Nightingale : Scenes From A Life' is a digital film set for viewings from 12 May 2022.

Worldwide celebrations for Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday in 2020 were curtailed by pandemic restrictions. One casualty was a new play, 'Kissing Miss Nightingale's Shadow'. However, the team behind the play, decided they would not be beaten. The result is a new digital film that will be made available free of charge to Universities, Colleges, Nursing Schools and all Educational Establishments worldwide.

Ilkeston’s Community College Hosts Learning Open Day

Derby College Group (DCG) is holding a family open day at The Community College in Pimlico, Ilkeston, on Saturday July 31 between 11am and 5pm with a range of taster learning sessions for adults and fun activities for children.

The Community College is now home to an expanded range of adult learning courses ranging from IT and Spanish to British Sign Language and Wellbeing as well as GCSE English, Maths and Biology and an extensive distance learning programme.  Many of the courses are free of charge and all lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

Artcore July 2021 Newsletter

As always at Artcore, we are passionate about bringing new exciting programmes and events to Derbyshire and connecting with our community through creativity. It is what brings us together.