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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:

Live & Local – Community Engagement Officer (Warks, Worcs & Leics)

£25,874 pro rata 0.5 - 0.7 FTE (Negotiable) – Annualised Hours (between 810 hrs and 1,274 hrs)

It is an exciting time to work for Live & Local as the company continues to be retained in Arts Council England’s National Portfolio (2023-26), delivering both existing and new and innovative strands of work whilst continuing to serve a range of partners, communities and stakeholders.

The Community Engagement Officer is one of a team of three similar roles and sits within our Engagement Department.

Taking action to support mental health

Students at the Derby College Group have been busy raising awareness of mental health issues - while at the same time raising money to support a number of mental health charities.

Over the past few months students across the College have been involved in a number of social action projects that have raised over £800 for charities such as Mind and Man-Up.

Royal Approval For Innovative Derby Company

A Derby-based social enterprise company, which is run by disabled people for disabled people, has been formally presented with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire Mrs Elizabeth Fothergill CBE and Deputy Lord-Lieutenant Tony Walker CBE.

Nimbus Disability, based in Pride Park, has been recognised in The Queen’s Award Innovation category for the development of its Access Card scheme.

The Access Card is held by more than 100,000 people in the UK and beyond who register their accessibility requirements. 

Chesterfield Borough Council - Half-term activities in Chesterfield

Half-term activities in Chesterfield

With half-term fast approaching there are lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy in Chesterfield.

Activities include a Traditional Games Day hosted by Chesterfield Museum, nest box making in local parks, special screenings and performances at the Winding Wheel Theatre and the return of the Holiday Club to Queen’s Park Sports Centre.

Locals enable world-class Hogarth exhibition to come to Derby this March

Thanks to an extraordinary effort by the people of Derby, many famous paintings will come to the city for the first time

A world-class exhibition by 18th Century artist William Hogarth will open at Derby Museum and Art Gallery this March, thanks to the people of Derby who raised an amazing £20,000  last autumn. 

It will be the first time Derby Museums has put together an exhibition of this scale and ambition, which aims to provide a cultural boost to a city already steeped in heritage.

Call for Applications for the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair


Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Victoria Baths Manchester

19-22 October 2023

GNCCFonline Spring: 20-21 May 2023

GNCCFonline Christmas: 2-3 December 2023

Boasting a national reputation, Great Northern Events organises the foremost selling fairs in the UK – including the flagship Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester and GNCCFonline.

We offer makers an unrivalled opportunity to put their work in front of an eager and savvy audience in a way that suits them and their buyers best.

Belper Warm Welcome

Warm Welcome is every Monday at No28, Belper at 10am-4pm until the end of March.
So far people have been dropping in to work, read, knit, play cards or just chat - some for just a short visit, others staying all day. 
There's plenty of reading material, if that's your thing.