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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:

Glossop Book Fest: Promotion for authors and illustrators

Glossop Book Fest has added a page to their website to share author and illustrators' videos.

This new page was created to give authors and illustrators a platform to talk about their work, in their own words!

If you're interested in being feature on the Author & Illustrators videos page, please submit a short video to the email address mentioned below. Your video could take the form of an intro into some of your work, or even an interview.

Timms Solicitors Support Carousel-Inspired Arts Trail

Timms Solicitors, which has offices in Burton, Swadlincote, Ashby and Derby have pledged support for the next innovative Burton arts trail which will come to the town centre next summer.

Following on from the success of Burton Swans in 2020, The Big Burton Carousel will feature 30 recycled and reformed plastic sculptures of galloping horses.

Burton Dad Tackles Derby 10k To Celebrate Weight Loss and Family Support

A Burton father-of-three is entering his first organised running event this weekend to mark a milestone in his weight loss and fitness journey.

Mark Judson (35) has shed nearly three stone since January 2021 – combining health eating with running – and is hoping to raise more than £400 for a local charity by entering the Derby 10k this Sunday.

Buxton International Festival: Join us for an Autumnal Weekend Warmer

Join Buxton International Festival this weekend for an autumnal mini festival full of music and words, on Friday 15th October.

Buxton International Festival welcomes gothic novelist Rhiannon (Sarah) Ward, tech entrepreneur Azeem Azhar, politician Peter Hain, and Harewood Artists from English National Opera to Buxton.

Saturday's varied programme features acclaimed pianist Martin Roscoe, BIF’s Chamber Ensemble: the Corran Quartet, broadcaster Paul Mason, memoirist Meriel Schindler and jazz sensations The XPQ (Xenopoulos, Price) Quartet.

Zoo Partnership Enhances Students’ Practical Skills

Foundation degree Animal Management students at Derby College Group’s Broomfield Hall are now able to gain valuable work experience thanks to a new collaborative partnership between the College and Drayton Manor Zoo.

FdSc Animal Management (Zoo and Wildlife) students will work on a range of different sections at the zoo near Tamworth which is a 15 acre open plan site with more than 100 different species from all over the world including endangered species.

North East Derbyshire District Council survey for a Creative Hub

The North East Derbyshire District Council (NEDDC), who are currently working on a Town Deal for Clay Cross, hold £24.1m which has been approved in principal by the Government for a number of projects aimed at regenerating the town centre.

One of these projects is the development of a Creative Hub. This would provide community activities and events, and also potentially workspace for creative entrepreneurs, freelancers and cultural organisations.