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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:

Peak Vision Arts’ November showcase at Chapel en le Frith

The November Peak Vision Arts showcase takes place in the spacious high street community venue No 89 Market Street, which offers visitors homemade treats in its café.

The weekend event, from Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th November at 10.30-16.00, offers an enjoyable experience with a wide range of original work, maybe a good opportunity to start the Christmas shopping in earnest!

Near Now Ideas Fund: Project Opportunity

The Near Now Ideas Fund can help you start a new creative project that is enabled or inspired by technology.

The NN team are offering up to £2,000 per proposal to support the important research and development (R&D) activity that is needed when a project is just getting started.

Celebrating Five Years of Meddling!

Medley's, a group for local artists and markers, Autumn and Christmas craft shows 2021 will be held at Cromford Mills and Haddon Gatehouse. This years events will mark a five-year celebration of friendship and talent.

The public will be treated to the bringing together of an assortment of ceramics, silver clay, glass, wood, painting, felting, photography and sewing.

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Exhibition by Local Nude Portrait Artist to challenge Instagram Body Perfect Culture!

Local artist, Antonia Jolley, is hosting her first solo exhibition ‘Every Body’ at The Trinity from 22nd – 24th October showcasing her incredible art which centres around all body types, and celebrates the human body in all its forms.

After graduating with a first class honours in Fine Art last year, Antonia Jolley has spent the last year painting the torso of over 120 models across the gender spectrum, to show how amazing and beautiful the human body is, in all it’s different shapes and sizes.

Timms’ Solicitor Shortlisted for Rising Star Award

A Family Law Solicitor at Timms Solicitors has been shortlisted for a highly regarded category in the 2021 Business Awards for East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire.

Jessica Barnett is a finalist in the Rising Star award which recognises an outstanding employee who has progressed significant over the past 12-24 months.

The Philip Barker Centre for Creative Learning: Call for proposals to deliver webinars on “Making a Radical Shift in Artists Training”

The Phillip Barker Centre, based at University of Chester, are looking for six different artists or creative practitioners with significant experience in socially-engaged, community and participatory arts practice to be involved in delivering an interactive webinar in your chosen area that inspires change.

The webinar will be part of a series of six-related conversations about a bigger issue affecting your work, such as: