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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:

Bakewell Business Destination Digital Marketing Brings FSB Business Networking To The Market Town

Peak District based Destination Digital Marketing has brought the Federation of Small Businesses and the Peak District National Park Authority together for a new face-to-face business networking monthly event.

Destination Digital Marketing based in Bakewell in the Peak District has brought together the FSB and the Peak District National Park to provide a brand new face-to-face business networking monthly event in the heart of this Peak District market town.

Less than 2 weeks to go till the County's most exciting Arts event!

Keep the bank holiday weekend free! 

To visit our fabulous artists around the county of course! There are over 200 artists exhibiting at 72 venues right across Derbyshire. We're sure you will find something you love and someone interesting to chat to. 

The event is on from Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May, 10.00am to 5.00pm each day. Many venues are also holding preview evenings on the Friday night. Look on our website or in the brochure for details of each one. 

Derby Book Festival appeal for children’s books

Derby Book Festival and Marketing Derby are appealing to local residents to have a rummage for any children’s books that are no longer needed and are lurking in cupboards at home.  These will be provided to less fortunate children in the city who may not have books at home.  The appeal is launched to coincide with this year’s Festival, which will be held from 19 – 27 May which Marketing Derby supports each year as do many of its Bondholders.

Tarpey Gallery Call for Artists

This open call aims to showcase the best of UK contemporary art by bringing together emerging and established artists to create a diverse and exciting group exhibition in one of the East Midlands’ foremost Commercial Contemporary Fine Art Galleries.
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Artists Invited to Explore Performance from a Parallel Perspective

Level Centre in Rowsley have teamed up with Old Diorama Arts Centre (ODAC) to offer a joint residency opportunity for disabled artists. From the hubbub of central London to the tranquil borders of the Peak District, through the Parallel Perspectives residency artists will be able to spend time in both studios and their surrounding areas, using two distinctly different locations to explore their work.

Spital Arts Spectacular Is Back

The great Spital Arts Spectacular returns bigger and better than ever on Friday June 9th and Saturday June 10th.. Come along and see the wonderful talents of our local artists , many of whom are Spital residents.

We have photographers, a calligrapher, stained glass makers, craft workers , artists, and many others.

We also have the marvellous Ukrainian sisters and their amazing digital art work  so come along and see what they have produced.

Have Your Say in the Pop Star of the Century

The audience votes who becomes Pop Star of the Century in a fun music show at Buxton Fringe Festival presented by the Peak District based Charnley Bruvvers, Alan and Chris.

Competing will be the likes of Elvis, Cliff, Agnetha from Abba, Amy, John Lennon and more and the audience will also be invited to sing along on the choruses of timeless songs.

Producer Alan says: "It going to be a great night and it greatly involves audience participation. It's going to be fascinating to see which singer prevails on the night as the Pop Star of the Century."

Iona Lane & Malin Lewis

Driven by awe and wonder of the natural world Iona Lane delivers poetic songs, with subtle musical touches and contemplative melodies that link unheard stories with the world we find ourselves in today. Iona's debut album 'Hallival' to critical acclaim, reaching number 36 in the Folk Album Charts. Iona draws from landscapes and stories found within nature and has been described by Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2) as "a real talent!".

Holi Hai! Exhibition with Artcore

The most awaited Holi Hai! exhibition is just around the corner! Take a look at the festival of Holi captured through the eyes of Masood Sarwer, Nikki Culley, Huw Davies and Phil Basi.