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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:

Monkey vs Owl Expands Offer With Key Appointment

Fast-growing lettings company Monkey vs Owl has appointed Hollie Clayton as residential lettings manager to drive forward its service expansion.

The company, which has offices in Derby and Loughborough, launched in 2017 and has since specialised in the lettings and management of HMO properties (houses in multiple occupation) – particularly for students and young professionals.

FORMAT News: Opportunities

Photograph by Marley Starskey Butler

FORMAT in partnership with GRAIN (Birmingham) and QUAD (Derby) are delighted to announce the new iteration of their successful East Meets West masterclass programme, which will take place online.

The masterclass programme is for emerging photographers and offers professional development, inspiration, guidance and support in a collaborative learning environment in order to allow photographers to develop their practice, networks and new unique opportunities.

Quentin Blake and John Yeoman: 50 Years of Children’s Books

Quentin Blake has had a number of extended collaborations with writers, but the longest of all has been with John Yeoman. This exhibition is the first to celebrate this partnership, featuring more than 40 works, including illustrations and books by the two.

Quentin Blake and John Yeoman: 50 Years of Children’s Books is an exhibition from House of Illustration, curated by Quentin Blake.

Two Weeks to Go Until BIF21!

With just under two weeks to go until the 2021 Buxton International Festival, rehearsals are in full swing and we're preparing our venues ready to welcome you to Buxton for another summer of opera, music and books.

Half of our events have limited availability with some sell out performances so although we understand that many festival-goers reserve seats when they arrive, we do recommend booking ahead this year.

Writing for Wellbeing in collaboration with Growing Choices, Pilsley

Join Derbyshire writer Leonie Martin for an online Writing for Wellbeing workshop in collaboration with Growing Choices Community Garden in Pilsley.

The workshop will include writing activities and an opportunity to share your work and listen to others within a safe and relaxing ‘virtual’ space. No previous experience of creative writing is required.

Access to Zoom is neccessary. Early booking is advised. Please contact Leonie on with any queries.

Buxton Art Trail takes to the boulevard!

The Fringe Award-winning Buxton Art Trail is reinventing itself as an outdoor exhibition on Buxton’s beautiful Broad Walk this year.

The Pavilion Gardens event, entitled Art on the Railings, is designed to capture some of the atmosphere of the Montmartre art district in Paris, and takes place on Saturday July 10th from 10am to 4.30pm as part of the Buxton Fringe.

A host of local artists will be showing a wide variety of work on the railings and selling cards and artworks, often at bargain prices.

New Job Opportunities at LEVEL Centre

LEVEL Centre is really excited to announce two new opportunities to join our dynamic team.

We are seeking a Marketing and Audience Development Manager and an Engagement Producer to help us develop LEVEL at a pivotal moment for the organisation. This is an exciting time to join the LEVEL team as we begin to shape our future vision.
We’re looking for creative and passionate individuals who put access at the heart of their decisions and want to help us celebrate The Art That Difference Makes.

Level Centre: We Need Your Help!

LEVEL Centre is collaborating with film maker Solene Guichard to create a short animation, ‘Flying Under The Radar’, a documentary to be displayed at LEVEL Centre this autumn.

To inform the research for this commission, Solene is looking to gather stories of the experiences of people who identify as female, being diagnosed with autism post 18 years of age. The findings will inform a short animation, directed by film maker Solene which will be exhibited at LEVEL Centre from September 2021.

Villainous Prize For DCG Student

Derby College Group (DCG) Media Make Up student Phoebe Child has clinched the top prize in a competition run for students by London theatrical make up specialists Kryolan UK.

The company devised an enrichment project for the Roundhouse-based students who were set the challenge to design, create and submit photographs of an original make up design on the theme of theatrical villains.

Phoebe Child (18) from Belper was chosen as the winner for her design which she applied on herself (pictured).