November 2019

Keeping you up to date with the news from Cromford Mills

Christmas at the Mill

Celebrate Christmas at the Mill on the 7th & 8th December, with our festive stalls, Snow Zone*, Christmas Tree Festival*, singing and family friendly activities. We also have Medley Christmas Arts & Crafts selling unique gifts, and we still have some places on our Christmas Workshops - see below!
On Friday 20th, why not join us for a winter warmer as we lead the wassail from the Mill to St Mary's Church to join their evening Carol Service.
*The Christmas Tree Festival and Snow Zone will be open till the 5th January.

Seasons greetings from Artcore!

We have amazing handmade gifts available this Christmas! There are hundreds of items for sale created by Derbyshire makers and artists. It’s a great opportunity to get a one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone.

Our shop is open 11-5pm Monday - Saturday in the buildup to Christmas, so pop in and pick up something special. 

Four days of events to celebrate as the new Normanton Library opens

The new Normanton Library was officially opened to the public today, marking the start of four days of events to celebrate and showcase the new community facilities.

Derby’s Mayor, Councillor Frank Harwood, cut the ribbon at the new library, which is based at St Augustine’s Community Centre in Almond Street. The building has been refurbished and upgraded to bring local services together and create a multi-use community hub.

Green fleet manufacturer success for Toyota

Bondholder Toyota Manufacturing UK has won the Green Fleet Manufacturer of the Year title in the 2019 Business Car Awards.

It becomes the first recipient of the new award, which recognises the efforts of car makers to provide more environmentally efficient business fleet products and services.

Toyota Manufacturing UK has its 580 acre production plant in Burnaston Derbyshire employing 2,605 people, last year producing 129,070 cars.

Pattonair opens new Japan office

Derby-based aerospace company Bondholder Pattonair has celebrated its expansion into the Asia Pacific region with the official opening of a new office in Nagoya, Japan.

The move strengthens Pattonair's presence in Japan's aerospace industry, supporting the company's growing customer base there and helping to seek out new opportunities.

Marketing Derby Bondholder climate commitment

Bondholder Purely Digital has taken part in The Big Climate Fightback, a campaign organised by the Woodland Trust, as part of its commitment to reduce its impact on the environment.

Alongside BBC Countryfile presenter Julia Bradbury, owner Andrew Edmondson took part in a day in Mead near Heanor - an area planned to be the first Young People’s Forest - planting 150 trees; the amount it is said that everyone on the planet would need to plant to reverse the damage of carbon emissions over the past 10 years.

Derby success at Dubai Airshow

The Emirates Airline has signed a purchase agreement for 50 Airbus A350 jets at the Dubai Airshow, exclusively powered by Bondholder Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB engines, designed and built in Derby, in a total deal estimated at $16 billion.

A neighbourly nudge to lift community spirits

‘Spread more neighbourly cheer’ is the latest message from local friendship group, Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows, as it shares its top five tips to keep community spirits high this festive season.

The advice comes on the back of Campaign to End Loneliness’ Be More Us initiative, which reports that almost half of UK adults say that their busy lives prevent them from connecting with other people.

11.2% growth in MD's first year at The Derby Conference Centre

Matthew Hutchings has celebrated his first anniversary as Managing Director of The Derby Conference Centre - one of the leading events and conference venues in the East Midlands. His first year in charge has marked some big changes at the Conference Centre, with Hutchings’ leadership taking the venue from strength to strength.

Local Fundraiser Completes Ultimate Challenge For Safe and Sound

A Derby charity fundraiser has successfully completed his ultimate challenge to raise money for local charity Safe and Sound’s Butterfly Appeal.

Simon Barcz from Oakwood has raised more than £4,500 on top of the thousands he has already secured for Derby-based Safe and Sound which specialises in grassroots work across the county to transform the lives of children and young people who are victims of or at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

Silent Auction Supports Déda Community Engagement

Acclaimed artist David Manley has donated one of his land and seascape-inspired paintings for a silent auction to support the community engagement programme at Déda – the city-based organisation that aims to enrich people’s lives through dance and the arts.

The 15” by 12” painting entitled ‘Cape Poem’ was recently on display as part of the ‘A Riotous Assembly’ exhibition at Déda in Chapel Street and would usually sell for around £120.

Invictus Communications Showcases Local Fayre For Festive Customer Treat

Telecommunications specialists Invictus Communications will reinforce its ethos of ‘buy local, sell local and support local’ by treating customers to a special hamper brimming with fayre produced by fellow local businesses this Christmas.

Twelve lucky customers will receive bottles of Melbourne water and gin produced by the Highfield Drinks Group and a platter of doughnuts from Project D.

Both companies are based close to Invictus’ Castle Donington offices and managing director Jonny McPhee’s Melbourne home.

Bestselling author to visit the city to mark the opening of Normanton Library

Normanton Library which is to be based at St Augustine’s Community Centre opens on 27 November 2019. There will be a series of opening events spread over four days to showcase what the new library can offer.

Authors, storytellers and face painters as well as an exciting ‘CSI Whodunit Event’ where people can join the fun and solve the burglary in the library using forensic science are all on the line-up.

Current exhibition  - Winter Show. Call for Artists submissions.

Hope you are enjoying the recent brighter weather and keeping snug and warm as the Winter months approach. I’m writing to update you with information about our Winter Show and share with you other news, forthcoming events/exhibitions and workshops.

We’ve enjoyed a great start to our Winter Show, which ends on the 22nd December and has another 4 weeks to run.

Super-Powering Girls and their Grannies

Super-Powering Girls and their Grannies

We are excited to announce that we have received almost £60,000 from Arts Council England and the Lottery’s AWA fund to mount a ground-breaking new aerial theatre show for families. Aidy the Awesome is an aerial theatre show about 8 year-old Aidy who discovers she is a superhero after her grandmother tells her a secret- all women in their family have super powers.

Art from Ruth Gray - Festive Plumbing, Exhibitions, and Shows

It is been a busy month I've had some amazing commissions and sales and I'm loving how my work has been framed by my client. It has really made me rethink my own framing choices.
As artists, we have to be neutral and cater to all tastes but the treatment of my Ilkeston piece pictured really impressed me.

New paintings of Derbyshire by Mark Preston

We have a new group of paintings in the gallery by Mark Preston. These are all of Derbyshire, painted en plein air throughout 2019, reflecting the seasonal diversity of the Derbyshire Peak District.

 

Mark usually works in situ, spending very little time painting in his studio. Influenced by the great English painter John Constable, Mark has been known to remain out of doors at his easel from dawn until dusk working directly from nature, whatever the weather.

 

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop at Dronfield Barn

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop
Tuesday 10th December, 1:30pm
£12 per person
Only a few places left - book soon to
avoid missing out!

Back by popular demand, join our garden volunteers in the Peel Centre and learn to make your own Christmas wreath! All materials provided with the price. We only have a few places remaining on our last workshop with availability, so please book soon to avoid missing out if you're interested. 

Stained Glass Taster Workshop at Dronfield Barn

Stained Glass Taster Workshop
Saturday 7th December, 1:30pm
£18 per person (£16 for Friends)

Fancy having a go at making striking stained glass Christmas decorations? Come along to our taster workshop in the Edward Lucas Hall, The Peel Centre, on Saturday 7th December, from 1:30pm-4:30pm.

No previous experience is needed and all materials will be supplied to enable you to complete your pieces during the workshop.

DERBY CONCERT BAND'S CHRISTMAS CONCERT ON 21 DECEMBER

Derby Concert Band’s Christmas Festival Concert is on Saturday 21 December 2019 at 7.30pm at St Johns Church, Mill Street, Derby DE1 3HZ. This is our traditional Christmas concert with special guests Voices Choir, featuring festive treats and seasonal favourites with plenty of carols to sing along to.

 

Ringing the changes at Buxton Fringe

A new team (pictured) assembled at Buxton Fringe’s AGM at The Green Man Gallery on November 21 as Stephen Walker took on the role of Fringe Chair while Gary Bellas became Treasurer and Gaye Chorlton was appointed Secretary. Maria Carnegie was re-elected as Vice Chair.

Launch of Double Life Novel by Derbyshire Based Novelist Narvel Annable

It is 1995.  A long serving history master, a shell of his former self, is alone in an empty classroom in a rough North Nottinghamshire comprehensive school in an ultra conservative colliery town.  He is recovering from a severe breakdown which destroyed his credibility and confidence leaving him depressed and disorientated.  Some pupils and staff had turned this sad case into an object of fun inflicting humiliating hurtful episodes.  A steady torturous drip made his position untenable.  He was unable to discharge professional duties.  Effectively, gay hate had terminated a teaching career.

Well, Dam! Event 30 November

A poetry Reading from the brand new anthology from Beautiful Dragons Collaborations will be held  at the Pump Room at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday 30 November. Entry is free. Donation for drinks. Books will be on sale.

Before the flick of a faucet brought clean clear water to throat and pore, humans didn’t take the original pure drop for granted. We delighted in it’s vital wonder; gave springs nymphs, crowned well-heads with flowers. Blessed ourselves with it.

Next year's Indietracks: 24-26 July 2020!

We’re really excited to say that next year’s Indietracks will take place on the weekend of 24-26 July 2020!

We’ll be back at the amazing Midland Railway - Butterley in Derbyshire once again, bringing you dozens of incredible artists, vintage steam train rides, late night discos, art and craft workshops, real ale, street food, kids’ activities and lots more!

11.2% growth in MD's first year at The Derby Conference Centre

Matthew Hutchings has celebrated his first anniversary as Managing Director of The Derby Conference Centre - one of the leading events and conference venues in the East Midlands. His first year in charge has marked some big changes at the Conference Centre, with Hutchings’ leadership taking the venue from strength to strength. 

Visit our Peak District & Derbyshire Christmas Tree!

We’ve taken promoting the delights of the Peak District and Derbyshire to a new level this Christmas – by decorating a tree with specially-donated baubles from the area’s amazing attractions, accommodation providers and producers!

 

Sing along with Buxton Fringe!

Buxton Fringe is inviting everyone to celebrate the opening of entries to the 2020 Fringe with a festive Village Carols sing-along.

The exciting Christmas Party, hosted by Buxton’s Green Man Gallery, will take place on Saturday December 7th from 7 to 9.30pm and offer the chance to sing traditional Derbyshire Village Carols as well as to mingle and enjoy a drink. Wine and light refreshments will be provided with all donations going to the Fringe.

Kinder Choir concert is a Christmas cracker!

Kinder Choirs of the High Peak will be performing a selection of the most loved and well-known choral classics when they sing at Buxton Opera House on Sunday 12th January.

Musical Director Joyce Ellis has put together a programme which is a real ‘top of the pops’ of choral favourites including ‘Zadok the Priest’, the Hallelujah Chorus, Panis Angelicus and many more.

Spend Christmas with the Lost Boys

No, not at our home on Christmas Day, that would be weird. We don't even live together, we are not Bert and Ernie. We'd love to see you at one of our Christmas shows though - whether that's a night of interactive entertainment and beautiful food in a unique take on ‘A Christmas Carol’, another classic Dickens tale in Oliver with a Twist or a visit to the beautiful Sudbury Hall for a breakfast promenade performance of House Trap, a comedy adventure for all the family.

Light up your Christmas with candlelit concert!

Kinder Choirs of the High Peak

With the shops already piled high with Christmas gifts, not to mention mountains of seasonal food, it’s easy to feel less than enthusiastic about the festive season ahead. But there’s one sure-fire way to get into the true Christmas spirit and that’s by attending one of the heavenly, candlelit concerts presented by Kinder Choirs of the High Peak.

Roma Tales by Faith i Branko

There's still time to get your tickets for Faith i Branko, who we're looking forward to welcoming to the Barn later this week. Don't miss out on attending what will be a fantastic evening of live music by two incredibly talented musicians.  

'Roma Tales'
by Faith i Branko
Saturday 23rd November, 7:30pm
£8 Under 16s, £12.50 Adults

Don't miss our special events coming soon

There's always lots to keep you busy over the winter at Derby Museums

We have some incredible shadow puppets in the Museum’s World Collection. In our hands-on workshop you will create your own shadow puppet, inspired by our Japanese Ghosts and Demons exhibition.

East Midlands Graduate Showcase at Artcore

Residency: 6th January 2020 – 30th January 2020
Exhibition: 30th January 2020 – 15th February 2020
Venue: 8 Albert Street , Osnabruck Square, DE1 2DS

Participating Artists
Jenny Bramley (Derby), Sinead Kerr (DMU), Rachel Phillips (Loughborough), Theodora Prassa (NTU), Arianne Wilson (NTU) 

Home Exhibition at Artcore

This winter Artcore Gallery is pleased to invite you to an exhibition featuring work by Delpha Hudson and Natasha Joseph, who will be presenting the culmination of their residency, responding to the title Home.

Acrobatic performance will crack up audiences!

Selfie with eggs, is the latest hilarious and spectacular performance in Déda’s #CircusSaturdays programme!

Déda are excited to welcome acrobat Natalie Reckert for her Derby debut with Selfie with eggs this November as part of #CircusSaturdays, hilarious, risky and unique nights out for circus fans!

Help your business become international-ready!

Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire and VisitEngland invite you to "Taking England to the World", a free one-day training programme aimed at helping your tourism business become international-ready.

This invaluable workshop is free of charge and takes place on Tuesday 3rd December at Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa in Chesterfield.

Growing Lives Christmas Bazaar

1.30-4pm Wednesday 27th November 2019
at Derventio Housing Trust, 1 Grenville Drive, Ilkeston DE7 8HT

Derventio's Growing Lives project runs activities to improve skills, confidence and health. Come to the Christmas Bazaar to find out more about the project, eat and drink some tasty treats and buy hand crafted items made by participants.

All are welcome so please feel free to bring along friends, family or colleagues.

All the money raised will go back to Growing Lives helping us to continue to deliver this essential project in Derbyshire. 

Innovative Study Programmes Gain National Recognition

Derby College Group (DCG) has been commended nationally for its partnership work with local employers to improve the learning experience for Professional Construction students.

DCG has been awarded a commendation by the Association of Colleges (AoC) under the Beacon Awards programme for its innovation in curriculum design through a problem-based learning pedagogy/approach to both teaching and learning and assessment.

Dandelions Bereavement Support Expands To Help More People Cope With Grief

Wathall’s, Derby’s longest established independent funeral directors, have re-launched and expanded its unique Dandelions Bereavement Support programme to help more local people who have lost a loved one.

Dandelions Bereavement Support, run by a team of facilitators from Wathall’s, has several different strands to support people at times when they need it.

Festive Family Entertainment In Derby Cathedral Quarter

Lovable children’s character Peppa Pig will make a guest appearance in Derby Cathedral Quarter on Saturday December 7 as part of the Business Improvement District’s packed programme of free festive street entertainment.

Peppa Pig will be making appearances at intervals between 11am and 3pm at 2, The Strand – with families encouraged to bring their camera for the chance of a snap with Peppa Pig.

The Cathedral Quarter BID has also organised a programme of free family-friendly street entertainment every Saturday throughout December.

Live Entertainment Adds To Festive Cheer in St Peters Quarter

The busy streets of Derby’s St Peters Quarter will be filled with music, dance and entertainment on what is set to be the busiest shopping Saturdays in the run up to Christmas – thanks to a special programme devised by St Peters Quarter Business Improvement District (BID).

On December 14 and 21, acts including Derby Concert Band, Nottingham Tuneless Choir, singer Rebecca Jayne, UC Dance and La Di Dah will perform on the SPQ Live stage at St Peter’s Cross between 11am and 3pm.

IMPACT OF CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Are you delivering activity which is supporting an early years and 1001 days agenda in your museum and/or supporting new mums navigate the world of motherhood? Are you working with children and young people to address wellbeing? We are compiling a national handbook on how culture can promote wellbeing in these contexts for commissioners et al.

NEW FUND FOR FRONTLINE ORGANISATIONS TACKLING LONELINESS

A new £2 million fund is being launched to help organisations at the frontline of tackling loneliness across the country. The funding aims to support frontline, grassroots organisations that bring people together and help them build social connections - these could include community cafés, street parties, coffee mornings or local walking groups.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-fund-for-frontline-organisations-tackling-loneliness

Join the new #FSBConnect Derby Networking group - 19 November

Join like-minded Derbyshire business people to chat business and get involved in a friendly and supportive business network, open to all whether you're a start-up or established business, FSB Member or non-member. This event is supported by University of Derby and the Co-Operative Bank and a representative from each will be on hand to chat about business engagement.

Yvonne Gorman of Essential Print Services Ltd will be hosting the event.

The Snoopy Question

Please do come along for my last show this year - in the truly lovely No. 28 Cafe, in Belper – of my story/ comedy/ poetry show “The Snoopy Question”: an entertainment.

Number 28 Cafe, 28 Market Place,

Belper DE56 1FZ

Saturday, November 30th: 7.30pm for 8.00pm

£10/£8 bring your own drinks

Tickets via www.eventbrite

 

The Snoopy Question

Fusion of Circus, Dance and Theatre as Joli Vyann return to Déda

Déda are excited to welcome the return of performance company, Joli Vyann, with their brand new show ‘ANIMA’ on Thursday 21 November at 7.30pm. Joli Vyann is renowned for presenting an innovative fusion of circus, dance and theatre, blurring the boundaries of dance and circus skills.

ANIMA explores the simple act of breathing in all its forms and how it connects us all. Featuring a live musician and using dance, circus, voice and wind instruments, breath becomes the soundscape for this stunning performance.

App reaches million milestone

One million bus journeys have now been planned by more than 120,000 customers on Bondholder trentbarton’s hugo app for mobile phones and other mobile devices.

hugo was introduced in the summer of 2017 to compare all the route options available to help customers choose the fastest journey. 

Start your Christmas celebrations with Hayfield Singers!

Get your Christmas off to a harmonious start by enjoying a mix of traditional and modern seasonal music performed by Hayfield Singers at St Matthew’s Church, Hayfield on Sunday 8th December at 7.30pm.

This year the Choir’s annual Christmas concert offers a wide variety of arrangements to suit all tastes and which is certain to leave its audience in the mood for the festive season ahead.

Musical Director, Simon Mercer, said: “This is an engaging mix of traditional, modern and occasionally pithy seasonal music by composers spanning the 18th to 21st centuries.

A Christmas Song - Opera Gala - Saturday December 21st 2019

Lucy McAuley, Jevan McAuley and Natalie Burch are delighted that ‘A Christmas Song’ will be returning this December for another festive gathering at The Florence Nightingale Hall in Holloway on December 21st.

Lucy is originally from Holloway, and moved to London in 2010 to study to become an opera singer at The Guildhall School where she met her husband, Jevan McAuley. 

Since their last ‘A Christmas Song’ concert in 2017, Lucy has been singing at Glyndebourne as part of the Summer festival, and is now with them on their UK tour.

Open Studios Art & Craft Fair at Long Eaton Art Room

Long Eaton Art Room are holding their Festive Craft Fair and winter open studios event on Saturday 16th November and Sunday 17th November 10am-4pm each day

This year will be as big as ever with over 30 stalls.  The perfect place to find locally handmade Christmas gifts.

Christmas is Coming! What's On At Derby Museums?

We're getting excited for Christmas here at Derby Museums! Join us this year for some of our magical events!

It wouldn't be Christmas without our fun, FREE Pickford's party! This year's theme is an Astronomical Christmas so come and join us for games, crafts, seasonal refreshments and of course a visit from Father Christmas!
We have lots more festive fun, get your diaries out for our calendar of Christmas treats!

Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society "Christmas Concert"

On Friday December 20th Spital Arts are delighted to host another wonderful Christmas evening with the Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society.

This excellent choir, who elebrated their 80th anniversary in 2017, will present a selection of Festive music celebrating feasts, dances and song. There will be something to suit everyone's tastes, including the famous Spital Arts Christmas food !

The evening starts at 7.30pm with doors at 7.00pm at

St.Leonard's Church,

Valley Road/Hartington Road

Spital

Chesterfield

S41 0HA

 

Grey Skies, Stormy Skies and Samphire...

We've just taken delivery of a new group of Thomas Petit's Glass. Thomas is a Derbyshire artist, blowing glass in his studio in Lumsdale, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. You can read more about him here or click the image to see his range of work.

 

Click the image to see Thomas Petit's range of blown glass...

 

The Christmas Collection at gallerytop

Our Christmas arrangements have been hampered by the recent exceptional flooding which has caused so much havoc in the area. However, the gallery is dry and sparkling with new work for our Christmas exhibition which will open this Saturday, whatever the weather forecast says!

 

Haarlem Artspace Winter Exhibition

Join us for a celebratory “salon style” exhibition of work by Haarlem Artspace studio holders and Associate Artists. Works will be available for sale and we’ll have mulled cider and refreshments on the opening night. All welcome FREE entry.

Public View Friday 22nd November 7PM, open Fridays and Saturdays 10-4 or by appointment.
For further information please get in touch:
studios@haarlemartspace.co.uk

Heartbreak Theatre's productions for 2020 are now available

QUALITY

We have been providing top notch entertainment across the UK since 1991 and are widely respected across the outdoor theatre industry. Actors and Directors have worked with us from the RSC, Royal National Theatre, West End, and television. These include Paul Chesterton, (Head of Acting, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School) James Bolam, Ben Crocker, Louise Jameson, Donald Sumpter and Barry Stanton.

INVENTOR ADAM COMES UP WITH GAME PLAN TO HELP PEOPLE ‘NOSE’ MORE ABOUT WINE

Spending numerous late nights around the kitchen table thinking about wine may not seem like a productive pastime – but for former teacher Adam Salt it’s turned into a business!

Father-of-two Adam, of Wirksworth, Derbyshire, started inventing games as a boy testing out ideas with his brother in the garage of their childhood home and he’s carried on ever since.

A few years ago this entrepreneurial drive prompted him to combine his love of wine and his love of games.

Still not tired of Halloween?

On 29 November we will be screening three ghostly films in the Museum on the Wardwick! The Innocents (12A) will be showing at 6pm, Beetlejuice (12A) will be showing at 8pm and Ring (15) will be showing at 10.20pm. The Triple Header is showing as part of the UK Ghost Story Festival and screened in collaboration with Derby QUAD.  Grab your popcorn and we'll see you there for a frightful evening of film!

Derby LIVE announce full cast line up for Peter Pan

It is just a matter of weeks until Peter Pan flies into Derby Arena for Christmas 2019. Derby LIVE and Little Wolf Entertainment are really excited to be hosting the annual pantomime for the third year running, from Saturday 7 December to Saturday 4 January.

This year’s talented cast include Best Dame nominee Morgan BrindEmmerdale and Coronation Street’s Bill Ward and Katrina Bryan from CBeebies' Nina and the Neurons and Molly & Mack.

Over the Garden Fence: Our next networking event!

Our next Over the Garden Fence networking event will be taking place on Wednesday 27th November. The theme of the event is wellbeing, and guest speakers for the event will be:
Fleet Arts
Cara Amirah - MalaLala UK
Stephanie Haydon - Community Nursery Nurse

They will speak about their journey and approach to wellbeing within their roles.

Booking is essential! Hit reply to this email and we'll get you booked in.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

New paintings by Kristan Baggaley

We have a group of new paintings by Kristan Baggaley arriving in the gallery. These three large canvases were painted in response to the weather across Alport Moor, depicting the water logged moorland. At four feet by three feet, they have the scale to capture the dramatic effects of weather across this ancient landscape. 

 

Click on the images for details

 

Christmas Craft Fair in Derby

This weekend is our Christmas Craft Fair at Artcore, Albert Street from 11am-5pm. There will be works created by artists, designers, local makers and our participants from our Create Your Future project. We hope to see you there. 

 

Artist Meet at Artcore - 11 November

We have a number of opportunities happening at Artcore over 2020 and beyond. We’d like to invite you to our Artist Meet and discuss with you about future projects,  workshops and our artistic programme. This will be an opportunity to find out more about Artcore and how to get involved with our activities and programmes.

Event Date: Monday 11th November
Event Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm
Venue: Artcore – 3 Charnwood St, Derby, DE1 2GT

Lunch will be provided.

Derby Theatre wins UK Award

Bondholder Derby Theatre has won the inaugural Excellence in Arts Education Award at the annual UK Theatre Awards - the only nationwide awards to honour and celebrate the outstanding achievements of regional and national theatre throughout the UK.

The Theatre won the award in recognition of its learning theatre vision and in specific celebration of This is Derby - a unique project delivered with other cultural and sports organisations in the city to provide a broad range of experiences to young people.

Peak Voices-Star Studded Gala Charity Show-One Song More! A Night at the Musicals Christmas Special!

Talented Derbyshire singing group, Peak Voices, which formed in November last year, have not only wowed audiences locally but across the UK with their successful and highly acclaimed shows. They will shortly be launching into their second performance year with a spectacular gala charity show in aid of Bakewell Youth theatre and the Bakewell Medway Community Centre at the Medway Centre this Christmas! Following sell out shows, standing ovations and rave reviews in their two tours this year, tickets for this must see extravaganza are selling fast!

InSPIREation 21 - Exhibition at the Barn Open Now!

Runs till Sunday 10th November, open daily 10am-3pm

We're delighted to welcome the group InSPIREation 21 to the Barn this week. The textile group, who are based in Chesterfield, will be in our courtyard room till Saturday 10th November. Be sure to come along, meet the friendly artists and see their work, which features machine and hand embroidery, printing, patchwork, applique, quilting and more! Some items for sale.

 

Derbyshire Artist Rose Butler's Berlin Exhibition Marks the 30th Anniversary Of The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

Investigatory Power is an exhibition by Derbyshire artist Rose Butler bringing together the artist’s own photographic work captured in the UK Houses of Parliament with video footage and imagery selected from the Stasi Records Agency film and video archive.  The exhibition runs in Berlin until 4 January 2020 and opens to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Derby's Delta force

Delta Air Lines has announced it will be adding a further two Airbus A330neo aircraft to its fleet powered by Bondholder Rolls-Royce's Trent 7000 engines, designed, developed and built in Derby.

The extra aircraft will take Delta’s total A330neo fleet to 37, with all engines covered by Rolls-Royce’s TotalCare flagship maintenance service.