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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:

Derby’s Iconic Shopping Parade Fully Occupied

All the business premises in one of Derby Cathedral Quarter’s most iconic streets is now either occupied or under offer, according to commercial property agent Trevor Raybould.

The Strand’s latest occupant is long-established Derby tailor Ashley Buckley who has moved from a first floor studio in Iron Gate into beautifully refurbished street level premises where he continues to offer bespoke men’s tailoring and alterations.

Song about Derbyshire Libraries to be written by young library users

Young people are being sought to take part in a song writing workshop for Derbyshire libraries.

The project ‘Derbyshire Sings’ is funded by Arts Council England as part of its Lottery Grants programme.

Derbyshire County Council’s library service successfully bid for just over £7,500 so that it could provide an opportunity for existing library customers to be involved in the creation of a song about libraries, and what the library means to them. 

Bursary Awards For Derby College Group Students

Two Derby College Group (DCG) Art & Design students have won bursaries from Arts Society Derby to support their move into Higher Education.

UAL Art Foundation Diploma student Maisie Bull (19) from Littleover has won £400 and £200 has been awarded Leanne Bailey (18) from Cromford.

Derbyshire Open Arts: Annual General Meeting 2021

We are pleased to invite all our members to attend our Annual General Meeting  marking the end of the 2021 cycle, when all our efforts were taken online. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday 22nd July at 19:00 - Click here to request a link.

The Committee would like to thank all of you for your support and participation in the 2021 Online Campaign.  

Attached please find all the relevant documents for this AGM, including: 

Exhibition at Elvaston Castle

'Epic Forest - An inner walk through the seasons' is a new Artist in Residence Exhibition by Howie Johnson, taking place this year in Gothic Hall at Elvaston Castle.

The main feature of the exhibition is that you will be able to walk through the four seasons in the woods; with Howie's photographic images printed onto large chiffons. Other prints will also be available to view.