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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:

FORMAT23 ‘What Photography Can Be’

FORMAT International Photography Festival

27 exhibitions over 15 venues taking place across Derby over 30 days

17 March – 9 April 2023

FORMAT International Photography Festival returns to Derby from 17 March to 9 April 2023 for the very best photography and lens-based media being produced today.

Derbyshire Open Arts 2023 Behind the Scenes

206 Artists & Makers in 72 Venues

We're very excited about this year's event. For 2023 there are more than 200 participants right across the county - from Melbourne in the south to Glossop in the north; Bolsover in the east to New Mills in the west. 
We've spent the last 3 weeks getting the website ready to be seen, sorting out all the artists' pages and making sure it's as informative as possible and looks great!

From Here To Absurdity at Spring Bank Arts

As part of its current “post-pandemic, pre-apocalypse” tour, the quick-fire satirical sketch show, From Here to Absurdity, is heading to New Mills in early spring and will perform at the Spring Bank Arts Centre on Sunday 26 March. 

Necklace of Stars Exhibition

Between 2020-2022 arthur+martha, a Community Interest Company specialising in arts and health, worked with housebound, isolated older people in Derbyshire to make “a necklace of stars” – an embroidered quilt with a poem border and a poetry/song soundtrack inspired by lullabies.

Chesterfield Museum collection to inspire local students

Students in the Art and Design Faculty at Chesterfield College are using Chesterfield Museum’s collections as part of a new project for the spring term.

On Friday 3 February the museum team took a beautiful example of a traditional celebratory ‘Posset Pot’ into the college for students to study and then use as an object of inspiration for their own work during the next term.

Partner Announcement at Timms Solicitors

Leading family lawyer and Resolution-trained family mediator, Adrian Rose, has become a partner with Timms Solicitors which has offices in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, Burton-upon-Trent, Swadlincote and Ashby.

Adrian joins the leadership team of Fiona Moffat, Dee Khunkhuna and Jo Robinson having made such a positive impact on the work of the Family Law team with the development of mediation services for clients.

Managing Partner Fiona Moffat explained: “We are delighted that Adrian has become a partner with the firm and this promotion is well-deserved.

Reserve your tickets for the Chesterfield Area Walking Festival 2023

The popular Chesterfield Area Walking Festival is returning for another year, with residents and visitors being encouraged to get outdoors and enjoy what the area has to offer.

The annual festival takes place from Saturday 13 to Sunday 21 May 2023 and it includes gentle strolls, family walks and big days out for seasoned hikers. Tickets for the festival will be available to book from Monday 13 February.