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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:


Catering companies and organisations are being encouraged to find out more about opportunities in Chesterfield and Matlock.

Derbyshire County Council is looking to develop the café and catering services at its headquarters in Matlock and at Chesterfield Library and would like to hear from companies and organisations interested in providing these services.

Anyone interested is invited to attend two open days where they will be able to view the sites and ask questions.

Volunteers Join Forces For Canal Lock Restoration

Twenty volunteers from across the UK have joined members of Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust to complete the restoration of a key part of the former Derby Canal.

The Trust raised over £4,000 through a Crowdfunder appeal, match funding from Derby City Council and support from Community Action Derby for the restoration project.

The Derby Conference Centre welcomes new Wedding & Events Coordinator to help arrange the perfect day

By popular demand, The Derby Conference Centre is once again offering weddings as part of their event services. In order to keep pace with this demand, the Centre has announced the arrival of a new Wedding & Events Coordinator, Jessica Wood.

Jessica will be heavily involved in generating enquiries and planning weddings at The Derby Conference Centre, meeting with prospective couples to ensure their service meets and exceeds their expectations. Jessica expressed:

intu Derby brings the Great British seaside to the centre

intu Derby is bringing the Great British seaside to the centre this summer, with an indoor beach and calendar of exciting activities lined up.

Open from 10am to 4pm until Monday 3 September, intu Derby’s indoor beach will also host a variety of free fun to keep the little ones entertained.

On Tuesday 14 August, visitors can cool off with free sweet treats and icy delights from the beach’s ice cream bike.

Get ready for the ultimate King of Pop

Derby LIVE is delighted to announce that Michael starring Ben - the jaw-dropping and magical tribute to the King Of Pop Michael Jackson is coming to Derby Arena on Friday 18 October 2019. Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 8 August, tickets will go on general sale at 10am on Friday 10 August priced .

'A Different Kind of Painting'

An exhibition by two talented local artists, portraying the Derbyshire landscape like you've never seen before: fabulous photographs by Valerie Dalling and  awesome ceramic landscapes by Zoë Marsh. 
The exhibition will show from August 6th to 18th.