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Writers' newsletter

Our community poem Ticket to Hope with poet Helen Mort is starting to take shape. A big thank you to everyone who has contributed, we will update you on progress in the coming weeks.

Joanna Courtney is offering two workshops in November on writing historical fictionand plotting a novel via Zoom. There are now only a handful of places left on 4th November workshop.

Hallowe'en Session at Derby Market Place cancelled

Owing to both members of The Lost Boys having to stay in quarantine until early November, Derby City Council’s Derby LIVE team has regretfully taken the decision to cancel the Hallowe’en Session and Quiz Night-mare, which was due to happen this Sat, 31 Oct.

We have been unable to find an alternative compère who could meet the expectations set by The Lost Boys, with their own inimitable style and humour, and feel the evening would not be the same without them.

Songs of Derbyshire - "County Fair" the new album from The Amber Band

Derbyshire Myths, Legends and History : Amber Band records Derbyshire’s rich heritage in their new album

Derbyshire’s remarkable and colourful history is the inspiration behind the new album from one of the county’s top bands. An unexpected benefit of lockdown was the opportunity the band had to research and write songs about our County.

Making Festive Derby merry and bright for Christmas

Christmas is coming, and Derby City Council is working with partners to transform the city into Festive Derby, a bright and attractive place to visit in the run-up to the holiday season.

This year, while there won’t be the usual large-scale events to draw crowds into the city centre, there will be Christmas lights and two trails to follow – Window Wonderland and an Elf Trail - with surprises and delights to discover on street corners and in shop windows.

Working on a Window Wonderland

Plans are underway to transform shop windows on the streets of Derby city centre ready for Christmas, creating an outdoor festive trail for visitors to explore while they browse and shop safely.

Window Wonderland is returning to the city centre, with businesses invited to decorate their shop windows to bring some seasonal cheer to Derby and be in with the chance of winning up to £250. Anything goes when it comes to choosing decorations – although this year the display will include a Christmas ‘rainbow’ to thank NHS and key workers during the holiday period.

Derby Museums celebrates extension of its Endowment Challenge

Derby Museums is delighted to share the news that the National Lottery Heritage Fund has generously agreed to extend the Derby Museums £1m Endowment challenge for a further 12 months until 30 September 2022.

Derby Museums is one of a small number of heritage organisations that has been awarded a grant of up to £1m by the National Lottery to help sustain its long term future. Every year it costs £1.8 million to run its museums, conserve the collections and put on an exciting programme of activities, exhibitions, talks and events.


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