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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:

Rolls-Royce builds for BA

British Airways has taken delivery of its first A350 aircraft, powered by engines made in Derby by Bondholder Rolls-Royce.

The airline has ordered a total of 18 aircraft, all of which are powered by Trent XWB engines designed, developed and built in Derby, and got its hands on its first A350-1000 at Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse, France.

Chatsworth's charity spaces

As part of his new role as High Sheriff of Derbyshire for 2019/20, Lord William Burlington has worked with Bondholder Foundation Derbyshire to select five local causes to have a dedicated space in the popular Chatsworth House shop. 

Bondholder Derventio Housing Trust has been selected to showcase bird boxes, trugs and decorative wooden birds made by people supported by the charity.

Pump Room Live Returns to Raise the Roof with Free Weekend of Music

Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust are delighted to announce that Pump Room Live will return with a weekend of free daytime music performed on the Pump Room roof on the 21 and 22 September. The weekend has been made possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England who are funding a programme of arts events and workshops inspired by the town’s water from September to January 2020.

Allestree Theatre Group presents Sue Townsend's comedy Bazaar and Rummage

Three agoraphobic women have left their houses for the first time in years to go to a jumble sale organised by their social workers. But as the afternoon progresses, the distinction between the social workers and the women becomes less and less clear.  This play is the story of 5 women bound together by their fears and seeking a solution to make their lives better.

Flowers for the weekend... at gallerytop

The Small Painting Exhibition will end soon. Just in case you didn't get to see it, the show includes new paintings by South African born artist Este MacLeod as well as other outstanding work. 

Join Swadlincote Proms in the Park

Event: Swadlincote Proms in the Park

Date: Sunday, August 18

Time: 2pm - 6pm

Location: Maurice Lea Memorial Park

              Common Road
              Church Gresley

Cost: Free of charge

Brief details: Following the huge success of South Derbyshire District Council's inaugural event last year, this  year we will be welcoming two fabulous bands to entertain us:

#NMFest2019 Brochures Out Now + Full Programme Now Online!

The FULL PROGRAMME of events is now live at along with lots more information and links to online ticket sales.

Brochures are also being distributed across the town and further afield over the next couple of weeks. They can be found in most shops and businesses, info centres and libraries.

New Mills Festival is run entirely by volunteers who work all year round to raise the funds needed to make the festival happen. All donations are most gratefully received!

Arts Derbyshire, is looking for a fundraiser and charity manager

Derbyshire County Council, on behalf of Arts Derbyshire, is looking for a fundraiser and charity manager to help set up the new Arts Derbyshire charitable incorporated organisation.  This will include putting together a fundraising plan; submitting at least three funding applications; and setting up the relevant managem

Buxton Fringe40 Announces Awards for 2019

The biggest and longest ever Buxton Festival Fringe held its eagerly-awaited Awards Ceremony at The Green Man Gallery on Sunday July 21.

2019 has seen the Fringe celebrating 40 years and chair of the trustees Keith Savage said it had been an exceptional year, thanking the performers, committee members, venues, supporters and financial backers, including sponsor The University of Derby, who had made the festival possible.