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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:

Secret Postcard Show 2021


THE SECRET POSTCARD SHOW 2021 opens 27th August 6pm - 8.30pm - all welcome - no booking required. We prefer that you wear masks whilst in the gallery and use the hand sanitiser provided.

The exhibition will then go live via Instagram from as close to 8.30pm as possible - work will be available to purchase. 

Exhibiting artists will be announced via our website once the show has opened.


Purchasing work online via instagram

New creative classes for autumn in South Derbyshire & Ashby

The Creation Station is launching their autumn programme of award-winning arts and crafts classes for pre-school children, and adult craft nights, in the Ashby, Hilton, Melbourne and Swadlincote areas.

For pre-schoolers, the hands-on, exploratory programmes are based on the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum EYFS. Each class is designed to support the individual child’s journey of discovery, through a wide range of different materials and tools, every week. 

Ghosts of the Landscape Nature Writing Competition

A summer creative writing competition for adults and children | Closing Date Midnight September 8th, 2021

Ghosts of the Landscape is a project which aims to raise awareness of the plight of Derbyshire’s moorlands. Instead of being an important haven for wildlife, carbon sequestration and flood prevention, as they once were, they have been drained, polluted, overgrazed and lost many of the wild species that should live there.

Derby College Group: Student Recognition

Plumbing and Electrical Installation students at Derby College Group have been recognised at an event – showcasing their hard work and commitment to their studies.

Teachers on the Levels one and two and three study programmes at the Roundhouse nominated the Best Student and Most Improved Student who were presented with prizes donated by local companies CEF, Monument Tools and Willbond Plumbing Centres.

The award winners were:

HUUB to Give Team Europe the Edge

Triathlon market leader HUUB is an innovative company with a mission to make athletes faster. When we were asked if we wanted to create suits for Team Europe at the Collins Cup we couldn’t have been prouder, not only to create the suits for the winning team but also to allow us to showcase our new Aero-Heat-Matrix.

Here at HUUB, we shy away from the easy; our focus has always been innovation and a meticulous approach to researching where gains can still be found and remain as yet uncovered.

World Record Attempt Marks Next Stage In Charity Growth

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound are gearing up for a world record attempt to spearhead the next phase of their Butterfly Appeal.

Safe and Sound have been working with two local businesses, Colleague Box and Mercia Image Print, to develop their plan to smash the current world record for the ‘largest display of butterfly replicas’.

The world record currently stands at 720 but organisers are planning to display 1000 professionally- printed butterfly images at the Derbion on Saturday August 28.