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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:

Matinée: Creativity at home

Creativity at home by Matinée combines conversation, writing, crafts, and visual arts for people living with dementia and memory loss in Derbyshire

Matinée is an invitation to people living with dementia (and their carers) to get involved in something free, creative and inspiring from the safety and comfort of their own home.

Art from Ruth Gray

Find out what Derbyshire artist, Ruth Gray, has been up to these last few weeks!

The Purple and Grey Art Group is back up and running every second Wednesday of the month except December, and the first one was nice as it allowed everyone time to sit chat, and paint after what seems to have been a long time!

New Mills Festival - Tell us what you think?

The team at New Mills Festival hope you enjoyed this years festival and they would love to know what you thought.

New Mills Festival would be grateful if you could complete this short survey. By filling in the survey, you will help the festival team to recognise what events you most enjoyed and what you’d like to see return.

Having feedback from people also helps the festival when they apply for grants, which helps to fund the event and new projects. New Mills Festival is entirely volunteer run. No personal details are collected as part of this survey.

Shine a Light on Cromford Mills!

Make sure you grab your tickets to a celebration of Derbyshire’s heritage and history as large-scale video projections illuminate the 250-year-old mill walls.

Visit Cromford Mills from the 28th-29th October 2021 to experience this spectacular projection that brings history to life through light and sound.


Blooming success for DCG’s Ilkeston Community College

The Estates team at Derby College Group (DCG) have clinched a coveted silver medal in the Erewash in Bloom awards for the third year running.

The high standards of planting and ground maintenance at DCG’s Ilkeston Community College have been recognised again in the category for business, commercial and places of worship which was jointly won by Treetops Hospice in Risley and Brooklands Court in Long Eaton.

Discover Chesterfield’s Black History at the Museum

Pictured above: Rachel Fannen, Lud Ramsey and Councillor Glenys-Falconer

Chesterfield Museum have joined forces with the Chesterfield African Caribbean Community Association (ACCA) to launch a new exhibition that will help you learn about the history and experiences of Chesterfield’s black community.

The exhibition was opened by Chesterfield’s Mayor Councillor Glenys Falconer on Friday 1st October to celebrate the start of Black History Month.