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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:

Enjoy Derby Folk Festival in your own home

Just before lockdown began, Derby LIVE announced that the Derby Folk Festival would be back for October 2020 with many artists playing in multiple venues across the city.

However, due to Covid-19 and the continued restrictions on staging events, the festival cannot go ahead as planned in a way which is safe for audiences, musicians and crew.

There's still time to make your event part of the New Mills Festival

There's still time to make your event part of the New Mills Festival this year.

Have you got an idea for something that could help the community get creative? Or a way to bring people together to build something, even whilst we're 2 metres apart?

We've got some fabulous things lined up to provide some much needed fun and entertainment this September. We're sure that you creative and inventive folks have got even more ideas up your sleeves, so get your thinking caps on and send in your ideas.

Two workshops from Alex Davis in August

Tuesday, 4th August, 6:30pm-8:00pm Getting Short Stories Published 'Pay What You Like' online workshop, via Google Meet Short stories present a great way for authors to get their first publication, and many well-established writers found their first break in the field. This workshop will explore the key elements to getting your work accepted, including the research process, submission guidelines, response tracking and much more.

Funding update for organisations and individuals

Today we’re publishing guidance for the Culture Recovery Fund: Grants programme, and we wanted to make sure you were in the know about this fund.
This fund forms part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) wider Culture Recovery Fund of £1.57 billion, set up to protect the UK’s culture and heritage sectors from the economic impacts of Covid-19.

£5m announced for Derby's business sector

A £5m growth fund announced by Bondholder Derby City Council aims to help businesses expand and take on more staff following the coronavirus crisis.

News of the fund was announced during a visit to the city by Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick.

Uni hosts Bloc hub

A new collaborative working partnership has been announced between Bondholders Bloc Digital and the University of Derby.

Following a period of significant global growth for Bloc, the immersive tech business' digital visualisation studio is relocating to the University’s Enterprise Centre.