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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:

Stainsby Festival

That's right, here we go! It's time to go to gate... the Stainsby Festival gate. And remember, you can save yourself a tenner by buying before you get there. That's just £90 for booking right now. No hidden extras!

Six Pillars Summer art sessions!

This summer, Junction Arts is running an exciting schedule of free arts workshops for 11-18* year olds who would benefit from some confidence-boosting creative sessions.  

The Six Pillars summer sessions are open to young people from Bolsover District or North East Derbyshire, who struggle with low self-esteem, anxiety, find it difficult to build relationships or are SEND.

Activities are taking place between 25th July and 24th August in Bolsover, Clowne, Tibshelf, Dronfield, Clay Cross and Eckington.

High Street Opening For More Than Loft Ladders

Long Eaton-based More Than Loft Ladders has opened its first High Street premises to raise the profile of the specialist services it offers locally and to provide a base for its UK-wide franchise.

More Than Loft Ladders in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire is now headed up by Kelly Hobbs whilst her husband, entrepreneur Liam Hobbs, is focusing on expanding the franchise network. Both are now based in the High Street, Long Eaton.

Mr Hobbs said: “These are exciting times for More Than Loft Ladders both in this area and across the franchise network.

Things to do this summer as a family

It won’t be long before the bell rings and school is out for summer, so we’ve put together this handy guide for how to keep the kids entertained.

Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season

High praise for campaign video created by Derby agency for global social project that is making a difference to young girls in Brazil

THOUSANDS of miles away, on the 2,790-mile stretch of the BR-116 highway in Brazil, brightly-coloured pink houses signal hope for many young women sexually exploited in their own country

These houses belong to social project Meninadança and offer a place where girls learn their worth, take back their confidence, and crucially learn that they can break the culture of exploitation. There is also a lot of fun and expression through dance, beauty therapy and new friendships, alongside the support from psychologists who will help them get their lives back on track.