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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:

Hatchery at Artcore

We had a great start to the Hatchery series with an exploration of colour in the ZOOM class with painter and photographer, Helen Stevenson; printmaker and photographer, Mary Hayes and painter, Yves Riguiduel.

If you missed it you can catch Helen Stevenson's session on YouTube here:

Circling the Square - Visions of an Unmade City from Artcore

We are excited to share our artists in residence for our 'Circling the Square – Visions of an Unmade City’ residency: Katy Hawkins and Ryan Heath.

Katy and Ryan will be creating work that proposed how the square in front of our gallery could be radically unmade and remade as a vision of what public space could mean in a post-European age of social distancing.

More details soon.

Cabin Fever at Artcore

We have selected the first two artists for our Cabin Fever residency: Nicki Dennett and Dan Webber. Nicki is a printmaker who likes to mix images and text together to create a story across a series of prints. Dan is an award-winning LGBTQ+ poet, producer, events co-ordinator and promoter.

Nicki and Dan will be taking part in a social media takeover in the lead up to their residency – follow our social media for updates.

Alstom completes $6.7bn deal to buy Bombardier

French train-maker Alstom has completed a multi-billion dollar deal to buy the rail business of Bombardier, which has a major site in Derby.

Alstom said the price for the deal to buy Bombardier Transportation, which includes its train-making site in Litchurch Lane, was $6.7 billion (£5 billion).

The acquisition should make Alstom the world’s second largest train-maker, behind China’s CRRC.

Lubrizol puts heart and soul into breaking fundraising record

The coronavirus outbreak has not stopped staff at a Derbyshire company from running, baking and quizzing their way to raising a record-breaking sum of money for the firm’s chosen charity.

Employees at Lubrizol, in Hazelwood, near Belper, have collected a total of £ 18,396 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) by organising and supporting a series of activities over the past two years.

Banks Mill offer the opportunity to rent out studio space

Banks Mill Studios now have the opportunity to rent out space in their creative industries start up hub.  Banks Mill is based on the west side of Derby City Centre and offers space and support to individuals wanting to start a business in the creative industries.  We have a range of studios to suit a variety of different disciplines such as artists, makers and creative service providers and prices start from as little as £75 per month.  We also support creatives with our membership services so you can tap into the Banks Mill community but without having th

Derby College to get £780k government T-Levels boost

Plans by Derby College Group to upgrade its facilities in order to deliver T-Levels has received a further six-figure boost from the Government.

The college has been awarded a £780,000 grant to create new laboratory and integrated IT facilities for students who will join the second stage of the T-Levels roll out programme this September.

The Old Lock Up Gallery Update

Dear friend of The Old Lock Up Gallery,

I hope you're all keeping well and managing to navigate the recent lockdown.

I wanted to get in touch and keep you all updated with news about the current show at the gallery - the 'Winter Show' and a project that I've recently launched online and via the galleries website.