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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:

New ‘Harley Art Trail’ takes visitors on a walk through history

A new art trail is opening on 10th March along the footpath between contemporary art space Harley Gallery and Creswell Crags, home to Britain’s earliest cave art.

From the contemporary art gallery at the Harley, the free entry trail winds through woodlands
and open countryside, before crossing the A60 and heading on towards Creswell Crags. The
verges have been planted with wildflowers, and a bee corridor has been developed.
Along the way, you will find new sculptures by two local artists, Michelle Reader and Martin

Upcoming Feature Film Project by Orchestra Live


Orchestra Live presents Breathe

A powerful meditation on what it means to be together.

                                                                               Daniel Kidane

Platinum Jubilee opportunity for choirs

Choirs are invited to take part in Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons Song for the Commonwealth performances.

When beacons are lit across the country on 2 June 2022 to mark the Platinum Jubilee, to add to the occasion a new song will be sung by different choirs of all sizes and age groups at the different locations. The song was chosen by competition and is called A Life Lived with Grace by Vincent Atueyi Chinemelu and Lucy Kiely. 

Two new exhibitions at Buxton Museum

Two new exhibitions featuring work by Peak District artists have opened at the Buxton museum and art gallery in Buxton.

In one of the exhibitions, Treasuring Trees, three artists celebrate trees using watercolours, photography, poetry, storytelling and puppetry.

The other exhibition, Twenty Twenty...and Beyond, is of work by members of the Chapel Camera Club.

Both exhibitions seek to record aspects of how the COVID-19 pandemic affected people.

Have your say in two consultations

We're launching two consultations because we want your views on both our support for people who are autistic and/or have learning disabilities, and how we support older people to live independently.

Learning disability support

You'll be able to have your say on our proposals to change some day services so that people with learning disabilities and/or who are autistic can lead the lives they choose to.


Active Derbyshire has updated us with their Funding Newsletter for March 2022, here are some of the funds that may interest our Artists and Organisations:

  • UK Youth Fund - Thriving Minds

The Thriving Minds fund grant programme aims to improve mental health support and provision for young people and youth workers. Grants of £15,000 – £50,000 per year for up to 3 years are available.