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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:

Sell out for Derby Folk Festival as live concerts make long awaited return

Derby Folk Festival bounced back as a weekend of live events in style on Friday 1st October.

When COVID-19 disrupted live shows, last year’s event moved online and became the well-received Derby Folk Festival at Home. But this year saw the long-awaited return to live concerts and did not disappoint, with visitors travelling from across the UK and Ireland.

World Mental Health Day

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October every year.

This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is 'mental health for all'. Throughout this day and week there are opportunities for people to talk about all aspects of mental health, with focus on providing help, advice and engaging with others.

Community Chesterfield Training and Tea

Having a fundraising plan is more important than ever. Keeping focused, on a clear track and even helping you to know when to give you and your colleagues a pat on the back are all outcomes of a good plan. This session will outline the key elements and set you on course to develop a robust, fit for purpose fundraising plan so you feel in control of your fundraising activities.

Funding Workshop with Foundation Derbyshire

Foundation Derbyshire is an independent charity, grant maker and philanthropy hub. Since 1996 they’ve been building an endowment fund to provide vital grant awards to voluntary and community groups across the County and City.

This online funding workshop organised by South Derbyshire CVS is 45 minute introduction to Foundation Derbyshire’s range of grant opportunities, arming you with everything you’ll need to apply successfully! This session is perfect for those new to bid writing, new to Foundation Derbyshire or those wanting a recap on how they work.

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!