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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:

European Cultural Academy - Architectural summer programmes in Venice

Join our Architectural summer courses in Venice!

The European Cultural Academy offers a number of courses in architecture, in partnership with prestigious international universities such as Kellogg College, University of Oxford, and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL whose Faculty of Built Environment has been ranked number 1 in Architecture in UK for 8 constitutive years.

Film courses at QUAD

QUAD is a Cinema, Gallery, Café bar and Workshop open to all, bringing a cultural programme of art, film and digital media to local and international audiences to educate and stimulate, to engage and inspire.


A Small Friendly festival in the Derbyshire Peak District.

This is will be the 9th Winsterfest and it just gets bigger and better every time... Live music for 3 nights, real ale, good food, camping, toilets on site what more can you ask for. Earlybird has ended now and tickets are now  £50 for the whole weekend...including FREE camping, motorhomes or caravans!

PLEASE NOTE - If you purchased a wristband for Winsterfest 2020 or Winsterfest 2021 which were both postponed due to Covid 19 restrictions your wristbands are valid for this event.

Bearded Theory Festival this weekend!

Bearded Theory`s Spring Gathering is a multi-award winning creative and performing arts festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall in the heart of the National Forest. The festival borders 3 counties of West Midlands, South Derbyshire and Staffordshire and only 2 hours away for 50% of the UKs population.

Wathall’s Launch Year Of Light

Family-owned funeral directors Wathall’s has commissioned a series of light installations featuring positive and inspiring messages which feature in its branches across Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

The Year of Light initiative has been spearheaded by Business Development Manager Bec Wathall who, alongside sister Charlotte, is the sixth generation of the family to work in the company – Derby’s longest established independent funeral directors.

Déda Programme Supports Dance Artists and Young People to Develop their skills and employability.

Déda, the Derby-based nationally recognised centre for dance, movement and creativity, has launched a new series of in-person education and training programmes called the Déda Campus, to help Dance Artists and young people learn more about dance and upskill themselves.

An Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training course has been developed for those aged 18 and above, with a background in dance, to deepen their practice and provide alternative income sources for freelancers.

Horticulture Students Spread Their Wings In Preparation For Gardeners World Live 2022

Horticulture students at Derby College Group (DCG) are busy putting the finishing touches to their show garden entry for this year’s Gardeners World Live show at the NEC next month (June 16-19).

The mature students are on the Level 3 study programme at Broomfield Hall land-based college in Morley which has been specially devised by Horticulture lecturer Mike Baldwin to bring together skills and knowledge in surveying, design, plantsmanship and construction - ideal for students who want to establish a gardening business.

Celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime Jubilee

Derby will be flying the flag to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with an extended Bank Holiday weekend to pay tribute to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

Derby City Council and partners across the city are coming together to celebrate and reflect on our modern Elizabethan Age with family activities leading up to the big weekend. The city centre will be the scene of events, beginning with the lighting of a ceremonial beacon on Cathedral Green on Thursday 2 June.