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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 Mills Festival - Tell us what you think?

The team at New Mills Festival hope you enjoyed this years festival and they would love to know what you thought.

New Mills Festival would be grateful if you could complete this short survey. By filling in the survey, you will help the festival team to recognise what events you most enjoyed and what you’d like to see return.

Having feedback from people also helps the festival when they apply for grants, which helps to fund the event and new projects. New Mills Festival is entirely volunteer run. No personal details are collected as part of this survey.

Shine a Light on Cromford Mills!

Make sure you grab your tickets to a celebration of Derbyshire’s heritage and history as large-scale video projections illuminate the 250-year-old mill walls.

Visit Cromford Mills from the 28th-29th October 2021 to experience this spectacular projection that brings history to life through light and sound.


Blooming success for DCG’s Ilkeston Community College

The Estates team at Derby College Group (DCG) have clinched a coveted silver medal in the Erewash in Bloom awards for the third year running.

The high standards of planting and ground maintenance at DCG’s Ilkeston Community College have been recognised again in the category for business, commercial and places of worship which was jointly won by Treetops Hospice in Risley and Brooklands Court in Long Eaton.

Discover Chesterfield’s Black History at the Museum

Pictured above: Rachel Fannen, Lud Ramsey and Councillor Glenys-Falconer

Chesterfield Museum have joined forces with the Chesterfield African Caribbean Community Association (ACCA) to launch a new exhibition that will help you learn about the history and experiences of Chesterfield’s black community.

The exhibition was opened by Chesterfield’s Mayor Councillor Glenys Falconer on Friday 1st October to celebrate the start of Black History Month.

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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