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Artist Call Out

The Art of Remembering 2020 - An exhibition of children’s art work and the positives to come from 2020 lockdown.

Erewash Borough Council wishes to invite expressions of interest from a professional creative to develop and support instalment of a temporary exhibition for the Erewash community at Erewash Museum in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

Timetable – this is a time critical commission and requires community engagement (reach) and exhibition instalment by w/c 14th December

Arts Derbyshire - A Necklace of Stars

Following on from the success of the first phase of A Necklace of Stars, we are looking for older adults who are housebound (aged 65+) from across Derbyshire to join us in a creative writing and embroidery project.

Arts Derbyshire is running a remote embroidery and creative writing project where participants receive weekly* one to one phone calls with artists ‘arthur + martha’. The artists will guide people through the process of creating beautiful embroidered stars or creative writing themed around lullabies, for free.

New Dates Announced For Two Autumn Shows

Due to the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on indoor live performances, Derby LIVE have now announced that two shows, The Lady Boys of Bangkok and Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour will not be going ahead as planned this autumn. Instead, both shows have been postponed by their promoters to 2021.

Sleeping Beauty to rest for another year as Derby’s panto is postponed

Derby’s pantomime has joined the list of Christmas shows across the country which cannot go ahead this year following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sleeping Beauty, which was due to be performed at Derby Arena from 5 to 31 December, has now been postponed until 2021, due to continued uncertainty about when and how indoor theatre can resume.

A note about events from Matlock Music

In a normal year Matlock Music would be publicising the concert programme for the coming season and recruiting members. This year has been different for all of us. We hope that you have kept healthy and are looking forward to normal life returning over the coming months.

Until recently live concerts have been impossible but this has changed. They are allowed under strict conditions. We have heard from Highfields School that they hope to welcome back hirers in the not too distant future.

Derby Well Re-dressed Commissioned Artists Unveiled

Five local artists have been selected to create bespoke work that will take centre stage in a unique street arts trail around Derby city centre from Friday September 25 to Sunday September 27.

Derby Well Re-Dressed has been inspired by Derbyshire’s unique and ancient Well Dressing festivals which originated as indicators of clean water during the Plague in the 17th century.

The street arts trail will take place over the weekend that should have been the annual Derby Festé which has been cancelled due to Government guidance around mass gatherings.

DCG leads the way with work experience

Bondholder Derby College Group (DCG) has led the way nationally in bridging the gap between education and the world of work and gained widespread recognition for its innovative approach to enable employers to co-design and co-deliver its curriculum.

Hundreds of businesses large and small are active members of its Employment and Skills Boards and Employer Academies – developing and delivering innovative opportunities to give young people a sightline to work.