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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:

Dementia Adventure: Managing Risk & Reaping Rewards Event

This managing risk training session with Dementia Adventure will inspire you to incorporate calculated risk when planning for future outdoor experiences while understanding the benefits that can be achieved.

The training will lead you through the ‘Six Steps to Success’ approach, which you can adapt for your environment. This training supports your reasoning, planning, implementing and sustaining of activities and adventures for people living with dementia.

Additional tickets released for Christmas at Chatsworth

As we are increasingly confident that new Covid restrictions will not be necessary in 2021, we are pleased to announce that we have released a limited number of additional tickets for Christmas at Chatsworth. These tickets are available now!

Join us as we celebrate 20 magical years of Christmas at Chatsworth this festive season.

Please note that we are unable to alter existing bookings.

Junction Arts: Book your lantern workshop!

Come along and create your very own willow and tissue paper lantern for this years Bolsover Lantern Parade.

This year we are operating a booking system to ensure social distancing and a safe number of people at workshops. There is a morning and afternoon session, we recommend that people book no more than two sessions to allow others opportunity.


Young Chesterfield musicians' grants

Young people, schools or other organisations in Chesterfield are able to apply for grants to help them continue and develop their music making

Thanks to a bequest from a local resident, Derbyshire County Council is offering individual grants of up to £500 for those aged 5 to 18, and grants of up to £2,000 for schools and other organisations operating in Chesterfield.

Hubbub's Autumn Gathering

Hubbub are celebrating their actors, participants and community being back together by hosting an Autumn Gathering, and they would love for you to join us! 

The event is taking place at Deda, Chapel Street, Derby, DE1 3GU on Friday 22nd October between 1.30pm and 7pm.

There will be:

Art Share and ArtStand unite for Autumn Community Art Sharing, Exhibition and Art Sale

The weekend of 16th & 17th October sees the welcome return of the Autumn Community Art Sharing presented by Art Share Crich at The Glebe Field Centre. 

Alongside this there will be for the second year running an Exhibition and Art sale by artists in the ArtStand collective. 

The two groups were so pleased with the success of their joint event last October, that they have decided to do it all over  again  this year but this time even bigger! 

The Ram Trail lives on!

                              Mondriram outside Vaillant’s Customer Experience Centre, Belper © Vaillant

Following the huge success of the Derby Ram Trail this summer, Derby Museums - the trail’s principal organiser - is pleased to share news about 15 of the rams, which have remained in the public realm for people to enjoy. 

Get ready for the big Christmas lights switch on

Festive Derby comes back to light next month with the return of a live stage show at a new city centre location to mark the official Christmas lights switch on.

This year, all the action will happen on a bespoke stage outside the Council House in Corporation Street on Saturday 13th November, due to the ongoing programme at the Derby Loves You venue at Derby Market Place.

Derby’s Parks have been awarded Green Flag status

                                                   Pictured above: Darley Park Welcome Boards

Six of Derby’s city parks have been recognised as being among the best in the world by the Green Flag Award Scheme. The parks achieving this international quality mark status are, Derby Arboretum, Alvaston, Chaddesden, Darley, Sunnydale and Markeaton Park. As the scheme marks its Silver Jubilee, Derby’s Parks are part of the 2,127 celebrating success today.