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ALL WORDS, ALL ACTIONS, ALL WEATHERS - Derbyshire County Council

A Conference And Exhibition On Wellbeing, Mental Health And Suicide Prevention In The VCSE Sector

Opening Night Thursday 24th November 2022 - 6pm to 8pm
Conference Day Friday 25th November 2022 - 9am to 5.30pm

Relate Chesterfield, 3rd Floor, Dents Chambers, 81 New Square, Chesterfield, S40 1AH

Everyone Welcome. Free Event!

Please join us for the first, FREE annual,, Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VSCE) sector conference and exhibition focussing on Wellbeing, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention within the VSCE sector.

Local Businesses Sought For Festive Events That Will Help Make Christmas Less Stressful For Derby families

Independent businesses in Derby are being encouraged to help spread some festive cheer at a series of unique Christmas events being held in the city.

Organised by Sunshine Support, an award-winning not-for-profit organisation that supports parents and professionals of children with special educational needs and disabilities, there will be six events in the run up to the festive season, including wreath making and a ‘Dads-Only’ shopping event.

Project Dastaan comes to Derby Museums to mark the 75th anniversary of Indian Partition

Derby Museums is proud to bring Project Dastaan to Derby as part of its UK tour to mark the 75th anniversary of Indian Partition (1947).

Project Dastaan, which opens at Derby Museum and Art Gallery on Tuesday 8th November, explores the aftermath of the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan, and ideas around postcolonial identity, forced migration and the effects of colonisation as told by those who experienced it.

Fred Thelonious Baker at Spital Arts

On Saturday November 26th. Spital Arts are excited to present the very talented, one and only Fred Thelonius Baker.
We are very fortunate to have been able to book Fred as he is currently touring the world with Soft Machine.
Fred is a local Chesterfield resident  and originally from Tibshelf, he is a virtuoso Jazz  and Bass Guitarist . He is much in demand as a session musician and solo artist, having performed with Courtney PIne, Robert Wyatt, NIgel Kennedy and Phil MIller amongst others.

FORMAT is seeking volunteers to help realise the next festival.

We are looking to create a team of enthusiastic volunteers from all backgrounds to help organise and deliver different aspects of the festival.

FORMAT23 includes an ambitious programme of exhibitions, events, talks and portfolio reviews, working with over 200 international photographers, curators and industry professionals.

UK’s biggest vitamin maker up for award after helping the local community during COVID


Britain’s biggest manufacturer of vitamins has been shortlisted for an award for its management through the difficult times of the COVID pandemic, and its support of the local community.

IVC Brunel Healthcare, which employs 550 staff and produces vitamins and supplements at its 30,000 square metre state-of-the-art base in Swadlincote, has been named a finalist for Manufacturer of the Year at the East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire Business Awards.