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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:

Last Call! Top prizes up-for-grabs in new talent show contest

Talented residents from across north Derbyshire are invited to show us their skills to help raise money for charity and bag themselves a top prize!

North Derbyshire's Got Talent has been organised by North East Derbyshire District Council, to raise money and awareness for our Chair's Appeal for Ashgate Hospicecare.

As well as helping the charity, all those who enter will be in with the chance of winning a £250 cash prize, trophy and the chance to perform at a Chesterfield Football Club match day!

Wirksworth Festival Launch Online Art Prize

Wirksworth Festival launches its first online art prize – a vibrant platform for artists to showcase their work and win one of six prizes, including a People’s Vote.

Wirksworth Festival has launched its first Online Art Prize – bringing artists and audiences together from the comfort of their own sofas to exhibit, browse and buy art from August – September 2021.

Cycle Donations Helps Rocco Spread Bridges of Hope Messages Further Afield

Two Derby businesses have teamed up to donate a top of the range road bike to help local mental health campaigner Rocco Hawkins take his Bridges of Hope messages further afield.

Rocco Hawkins (37) from Spondon caught the attention of many people in city last April as he walked to bridges to leave handwritten notes of support for those struggling with mental health.

Panto is back at New Mills Art Theatre

Oh no it isn’t, Oh Yes It Is! – The Friends of New Mills Art Theatre are so pleased to be able to announce their next pantomime is Cinderella – probably the best panto story of all time.

After the production was sadly postponed last year, they have chosen the classic Cinderella story, script by Alan P Frayn, that is packed with all the wonderful panto characters, jokes and slapstick business, putting pantomime back where it belongs – in its home, on the Art Theatre stage in January and February 2022.

LEVEL Residency Lab

We’re excited to share a great new opportunity with you in the form of our next round of 2021 Artist Residencies, based at the LEVEL Centre in the gorgeous Peak District.

We are looking to support UK based, professional artists and companies from a variety of disciplines (visual, performing & digital). We’re wanting proposals for projects which research and develop ideas by and suitable for learning disabled adults.

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Online Training Employer Academy Gives Students A Head Start

A wide range of Construction skills students at Derby College Group (DCG) in Derby and Ilkeston have gained industry-accredited training to boost their chances of securing a job in the industry, thanks to a partnership initiative with Howarth Timber and Building Supplies.

The company, which has been established since 1840 and is the UK’s largest privately-owned timber company with 33 branches across the UK, joined forces with DCG last year to set up an online training Employer Academy.

Launching today: The UK Creative Industries report & #WeAreCreative

This morning, Creative Industries Federation and Creative England have jointly published our major new report, The UK Creative Industries: unleashing the power and potential of creativity. It is the first publication from us as the Creative UK Group and we're really excited to share it with you.  Alongside this, we have launched our new member-led campaign,  #WeAreCreative.  

Charity Support Is Close To Business Owner’s Heart

A Long Eaton business has pledged support for The Brain Tumour Charity which is the world’s largest charity dedicated to funding global research into the disease.

More Than Loft Ladders in Meadow Lane is donating £1 for every job it completes this year and is on target to raise £1,200 by the end of 2021.

The charity is close to the business owner Liam Hobbs’ heart as his wife Kelly (41) was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2015.

FORMAT News: Opportunity for photography residency

Gallowtree Gate and Halford Street, Leicester: dated 1885 from Historic England Archive

FORMAT and QUAD in association with Historic England and Photoworks are delighted to offer this unique opportunity to work on the long term project, Picturing England’s High Streets, photographing the high streets of Leicester.