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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:

Time To Get Writing for Buxton Poetry Competition

Buxton Festival’s acclaimed  poetry competition is open for entries and has announced its theme for 2015 as ‘Time’. The competition is now in its 8th year, each year around 600 poets enter the competition from across the country and even further afield with entries coming in the past from the USA, New Zealand and Slovenia.

Discover 200 ‘hidden gems’ across Derbyshire and the Peak District

Discover lesser-known cultural highlights that Derbyshire and the Peak District has to offer with a brand new app. At the heart of this free download are personal oral reminiscences and some of the best archive photography the region has to offer. Use this app to compare now and then. Listen to local residents personal stories that bring the past to life and fade old images of Derbyshire into your camera view and see how today's scene has changed.

Knickerbocker Glorious and Handcrafted return to the Cathedral Quarter in March

Doing a spot of shopping or simply want to enjoy some local talent? Check out the Market Place in the Cathedral Quarter every third Saturday of the month.

Produced by Cathedral Quarter Derby, and Furthest From The Sea, Knickerbocker Glorious is four fun hours of free family entertainment guaranteed to put a spring in your step and our Handcrafted Event is set to showcase the best textile makers the area has to offer!

New guidebook to the Derwent Valley Heritage Way

The Derwent Valley Heritage Way was opened by the previous Duke of Devonshire in April 2003. A guidebook was published to coincide with the opening but has been out of print for several years now. This new edition has been updated and has new maps from Ordnance Survey at 1:2500 scale with photographs to support the text.

George Stephenson (1781-1848)

The life and times of George Stephenson's days in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, which is where he buried inside the town’s Holy Trinity Church on Newbold Road.

FORMAT15: EVIDENCE - 13th March to 12th April 2015: Derby, UK

A world class biennale, celebrating its 10th anniversary, the FORMAT International Photography Festival brings together the best of contemporary photography under the curatorial theme of EVIDENCE. Previous festivals have presented exhibitions on the themes of Factory, Street and Film.