January’s annual stargazing event at Alvaston Park has been a heavenly highlight for ten years, but in these different times it is going online, encouraging you to enjoy the winter skies from the comfort of your own home while staying safe – and importantly at this time of year, warm!
Derby Museums is thrilled to be holding its first virtual fundraising auction on Thursday 11th February, hosted by auctioneer and TV personality Charles Hanson.
‘How to Write a Gripping Commercial Novel’ will be running for 7 weeks from 24th February 7.00pm to 8.30 pm.
The course is packed with secrets and surprising insights, from two friendly and helpful commercial authors published by Big Five publishers. Roz writes the acclaimed DI Meg Dalton crime detective series, short-listed for the CWA Debut Dagger Award and Sophie has published ‘Cuckoo’ and ‘Magpie’, winning the Bath Novel Award in 2017.
Poetry film and one-to-one events for poets will be on offer this February celebrating the Writing Ambitions project. Below are some of the events on offer so far. All events are virtual via Zoom and can be booked on Eventbrite.
3rd February, 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm An Introduction to Poetry Film with Rebecca Goldsmith
16th February, various times, One-to-one sessions with Poet Sophie Sparham.
27th February, various times, One-to-one sessions with Poet Helen Mort.
The shortlist has been announced for the National Campaign for the Arts' (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2021. The awards celebrate the unsung heroes of Local Authorities who are championing the arts against all odds.
Derbyshire County Council has been nominated for Best Arts Project for Necklace of Stars – an embroidery and creative writing project set up to tackle the lack of person-to-person creative engagement opportunities for housebound individuals.
Give yourself something to look forward to this New Year with classes that focus on your physical and mental wellbeing.
Déda’s online class programme will begin on the week commencing Monday 11 January. Prices begin from £3.50 per class. Tickets can be purchased from https://www.deda.uk.com/classes.
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Do you live with dementia, or care for someone living with dementia? Have you felt socially isolated and not comfortable using online technologies? Have you been frustrated over lockdown by the lack of activities you can do, and missed learning and trying new things?
As we find ourselves in another lengthy lockdown this is an invitation to take part in something creative and new from the safety of your own home.
We are delighted to share the news of our very first LGBTQI+ meeting which is taking place on Friday 22nd January at 4pm via Zoom.
Derby Museums are excited to invite you to our first virtual auction which is being held on Thursday 11th February, hosted by Auctioneer and TV personality Charles Hanson.
We will be auctioning a variety of magnificent lots from a Midnight Robin Paperweight courtesy of Royal Crown Derby, a private tour and wine tasting courtesy of Renishaw Hall Vineyard, to a spa day with afternoon tea courtesy of Stancliffe Hall. The auction catalogue will go live the week before the event.