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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:

What's on at Artcore this June

We have an exciting programme lined up for this month including our immersive event Interplay, amplifying Youth Voices and launching our latest exhibition, On The Move with Felix Nussbaum. Make sure to pop into Artcore Gallery, Shop and Café to sample our freshly roasted coffee and tasty treats, interact with a truth illuminating machine and pick up a handmade craft kit.

New release by author Ann Thorson

Chesterfield-born author Ann Thorsson has just released her third book - a novella called Dark Shadows (UK Book Publishing). Though Dark Shadows is described as the sequel to Ann's first novel, Downhill, it can still be read as a stand-alone. Set in and around the Derbyshire Peak District and the fictional mining town of Castle Ridge, Dark Shadows picks up the threads from a tragic event which occurred thirty years earlier in Downhill.

Stainsby Festival

Stainsby Festival is a well-established, intimate and family-friendly event in a beautiful rural setting, held in large marquees on a greenfield site in the picturesque hamlet of Stainsby, Derbyshire. It's a registered charity and a not-for-profit event run entirely by unpaid volunteers, not some faceless corporate. Stainsby is all about live music and performance: hearing, playing, writing, performing, and learning.

Matlock Jubilee Weekend

Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th June
Jubilee Market - 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th June

Matlock’s Jubilee Weekend will see a special event over the 4th and 5th of June at Hall Leys Park. Matlock Market will be holding a special Jubilee Market from 9:00am until 3:00pm on both days. There will also be street entertainment, a vintage concert organ, bouncy castles, face painting and live music performances from Cage of Crows, members of Frank, Matlock’s Tuneless Choir and many more.

Campbell Street Jubilee Carnival

We are so excited for Belper’s biggest street party taking place on Campbell Street on Friday 3rd June!

Bring your tables, chairs and jubilee picnics and join us for a day of music, crafts and entertainment for the whole family. Showcasing the incredible businesses we have on our connecting street to the Award Winning Belper high street!

The Willow - Art Supplies & Local Crafts

Art supplies and handmade crafts from numerous local artists and crafters.

Platinum Jubilee Tea Dance

Wed 01 June 2022

At the Winding Wheel Theatre

Starts Doors 2.30pm, Main event 3pm - 6pm.

Celebrate the jubilee by attending a special tea dance. The Ashby "aLittle" Big Band with eight musicians and a singer will play a mix of ballroom and sequence in the Winding Wheel Theatre's beautiful Auditorium. Afternoon tea and refreshments will also be available to purchase.

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A Right Royal Knees Up

Fri 03 June 2022

At Pomegranate Theatre

Starts 2pm.

Starring comedy legend Jimmy Cricket and Leah Bell!

This feel-good performance is packed with show-stopping scenes, sing a long memories and spectacular footage as we take a nostalgic journey through the seventy-year reign of Queen Elizabeth the Second.

Guaranteed to put you in the party mood, this once in a lifetime performance will get your spirits soaring, your hands clapping and your voices bellowing out as we bring you to our rousing flag-waving finale.

Great British Seaside

Eight days of traditional seaside fun for all the family, including a funfair (small additional charges apply for rides on the funfair), children’s entertainment, Punch and Judy, plus four days of craft activities and four days of our popular game of bingo! We apologise but due to safety issues there will be no trams running and no access to the Exhibition Hall, tram depots or indoor play area.


Punch and Judy. – every day except 4th June in the Learning Centre: 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

Build Buggingham Palace

Help us build a palace for nature in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

2 & 3 June | 10am – 3pm

In celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee we will be building a palace for nature in the Stickyard. Drop in during your visit to lend a hand.