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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:

Safe and Sound Supports NCS Programme

Safe and Sound, the Derbyshire based child exploitation charity, is supporting this summer’s NCS programme with a series of awareness raising sessions for young people.

Safe and Sound supports children and young people across Derbyshire who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation which includes online grooming, sexual exploitation, County Lines, Modern Slavery and trafficking as well as supporting their families and raising awareness of the issues in local communities.

Derby Ram Trail releases tickets for the Farewell Weekend and end of trail Auction

Image: Derby Ram Trail credit Derby Museums

The Derby Ram Trail has been creating a buzz across the city since it launched at the end of May. Now, with all the excitement it has created you could have the opportunity to own your very own unique work of art.

With just over six weeks to go, serious bidders are invited to register their interest for the end of trail auction, taking place in the prestigious Italian Mill in the newly opened Museum of Making.

Free Digital Concert Marks Live Dates Announcement

Derby-based Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra, has released a free online concert to thank the public and partners for their support during the pandemic ahead of their return to live music.

The free online concert was filmed at Wyastone Concert Hall in Monmouth last month and is led from the violin by Sophie Rosa.

Information about visiting Chatsworth after 19th July 2021

Following the government’s announcement on 12 July regarding the further easing of Covid restrictions, we wanted to tell you about our plans at Chatsworth for visits from 19 July onwards.

While we are looking forward to being able to welcome more people back to the estate, the health and wellbeing of our visitors and colleagues remains our number one priority. We are therefore taking a cautious and gradual approach to lifting our Covid safety measures.

The following will apply from 19 July:

FORMAT News: Visit Derby

If you are visiting Derby this weekend then you still have time to visit the selection of FORMAT21: Open Call exhibitions, currently on show at Deda and closing this Sunday - 18th July.

Business Students Enter The Dragons Den

Derby College Group (DCG) recently hosted a Dragon’s Den style event for around 150 Business students to present their plans for a new product.

Marresa director Nikki Johnson was part of a five-strong panel of judges alongside Sarah Smith, Bettina Crofts and Marcus Gayle from the College and Merv Sheldon who runs Bridesfayre.

Returning soon to Dronfield Hall Barn: Kid's craft activities

We're pleased to announce that our popular kid's craft activities will be returning to the Barn this summer, beginning Thursday 5th August! 

Get creative and beat the summer holiday boredom with the help of our volunteers, who will be running the activities every Thursday from 10am-3pm. You can get involved for just £2.50 per child, but please note that children must be accompanied by an adult. Turn up on the day, with no pre-booking required.