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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:

Belper...The Spirits Beneath'

Over the years, Belper has witnessed events of despair, sorrow and tragedy, some of which have never been told.

On Saturday 26 January and Saturday 23 February at 7.30pm local actor Alastair Massey will be delving into the darkness of the atmospheric Cave of the North Mill and guiding you through those terrifying tales of Belper and the spirits beneath! Wrap up warm as these stories are sure to send a chill down your spine.

Tickets are £10 each which includes light, warming refreshments. Doors open at 7pm and pay on arrival.

Artists Housing Prototype Show

Ideas for housing by internationally acclaimed artists feature in the Artists Housing Prototype Show at Artcore in Derby from the 31st January 2019 to the 1st March 2019.

The exhibition launch is from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday 31st January 2019.

The exhibition is open until the 1st March 2019, Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Normanton-based arts organisation, Artcore, is exhibiting Artists Housing Prototype Show.

Upcoming Events at the Barn

Evening Lecture on the 'Pentrich Rising'

By Michael Parkin from The Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution Group
Thursday 24th January 7:30pm £4 (£2 for Friends)

Derwent Valley Mills Experiment Fund

Do you have a great income generation idea for your business, but have been struggling to get it going? We are delighted to announce this fantastic opportunity for arts, cultural and heritage organisations located within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site to apply for grants to assist income generation ideas.

You will need to make sure that your idea makes business sense, has a good chance of success and that users will like your great idea for a product or service. A minimum of 10% of cash match towards total project costs.

Panto Piracy at New Mills Art Theatre

Ahoy There Me Hearties – Prepare Yerselves for New Mills Art Theatre swashbuckling pantomime - Robinson Crusoe and The Pirates is on the way to ye!  Robinson and friends are battling with marauding pirates on their way to opening night – all hoping not to end up in Davy Jones’s locker deep down on the sea bed!

Calling all musicians in Years 12 & 13

Do you want the chance for your music to earn you up to £400? 

Then you will want to know that on Saturday 27th.  April 2019 a music competition will be held at The Strutts Centre, in Belper.

There will be a prize of £400 for the winning student, a prize of £150 for the student in second place, and a third prize of £75.

The competition is sponsored by the Dalesmen Male Voice Choir and all of the information is available in the “Student Competition” section of their website

Creative Writing Workshop

Mondays, 7-9pm, starting 21st January

10 weeks, max 8 people, £100

Hayfield, SK22


Writing a novel or work of non-fiction or a short story, and want (need) some feedback?

Wary of online tutoring, and reluctant to pay expensive course fees?

Then, try this workshop . . .

Learn how to critique other people’s work

So you can edit your own

What is a workshop?

Pye Hill & District Male Voice Choir Est. 1903

FREE Concert at the Dale Club, Jacksdale, NG16 5HR - Saturday 19 January

 2019 at 8.00 p.m.

As a thank you to its hosts, the Pye Hill and District Male Voice Choir will be appearing in concert at its ‘home’ - the ‘Dale Suite’, Dale Club, Jacksdale, NG16 5HR, on Saturday 19 January at 8.00 p.m and entry is FREE to the public. Make a date in your diary, come along with and family and friends and enjoy a great evening’s entertainment and fun.