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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:

Counselling Skills Level 2 course

The Level 2 Counselling Skills course is for those who want to learn counselling skills to help and support others in a voluntary or employed capacity, providing skills for various public-facing roles. 

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Derbyshire Strikes Gold in National Visitor Attraction Accolades

Derbyshire has struck gold in the national accolades designed to showcase visitor attractions that go the extra mile to provide a high-quality day out.

Three local tourism businesses have received recognition in the VisitEngland 2021-2022 Visitor Attraction Accolades which celebrate the quality and diversity of visitor experiences across the country – with Derbyshire taking home two of three Gold accolades for the East Midlands.

Derby Lantern Parade: Lighting up City’s Diversity

More than 500 people of all ages and cultures are expected to join Derby Lantern Parade ahead of the city’s Christmas light switch on event on Saturday November 12.

The lantern parade is a key part of the Derby Season of Light festival, organised by city-based South Asian arts organisation Surtal Arts.

Christmas Lights Switch-On 2022 Ushers in the Festive Season

Watch as Derby is illuminated for the festive season as the Christmas Lights Switch-On event returns on Saturday 12 November.

Join us from 3.30 pm on Corporation Street, outside the Council House, for a stage show showcasing local talent alongside our headline act The Overtones. Enjoy the Derby Lantern Parade from 4pm, and more free entertainment before the light switch-on at 6pm along with the fireworks finale.

Red Lion Restaurant at Peak Edge Hotel to host exclusive Wine Journey series

  • The historic Red Lion Restaurant, at Peak Edge Hotel and just eight miles from Chatsworth House, is kicking off a series of Wine Journey evenings on November 9th.
  • The limited series of dinners with wine pairings will be hosted by suppliers, wine makers and wine educators, who will take attendees on vinous journeys across the globe, sharing their expert knowledge in a light-hearted, relaxed fashion.