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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:

Zoo Partnership Enhances Students’ Practical Skills

Foundation degree Animal Management students at Derby College Group’s Broomfield Hall are now able to gain valuable work experience thanks to a new collaborative partnership between the College and Drayton Manor Zoo.

FdSc Animal Management (Zoo and Wildlife) students will work on a range of different sections at the zoo near Tamworth which is a 15 acre open plan site with more than 100 different species from all over the world including endangered species.

North East Derbyshire District Council survey for a Creative Hub

The North East Derbyshire District Council (NEDDC), who are currently working on a Town Deal for Clay Cross, hold £24.1m which has been approved in principal by the Government for a number of projects aimed at regenerating the town centre.

One of these projects is the development of a Creative Hub. This would provide community activities and events, and also potentially workspace for creative entrepreneurs, freelancers and cultural organisations.

Dementia Adventure: Managing Risk & Reaping Rewards Event

This managing risk training session with Dementia Adventure will inspire you to incorporate calculated risk when planning for future outdoor experiences while understanding the benefits that can be achieved.

The training will lead you through the ‘Six Steps to Success’ approach, which you can adapt for your environment. This training supports your reasoning, planning, implementing and sustaining of activities and adventures for people living with dementia.

Additional tickets released for Christmas at Chatsworth

As we are increasingly confident that new Covid restrictions will not be necessary in 2021, we are pleased to announce that we have released a limited number of additional tickets for Christmas at Chatsworth. These tickets are available now!

Join us as we celebrate 20 magical years of Christmas at Chatsworth this festive season.

Please note that we are unable to alter existing bookings.

Junction Arts: Book your lantern workshop!

Come along and create your very own willow and tissue paper lantern for this years Bolsover Lantern Parade.

This year we are operating a booking system to ensure social distancing and a safe number of people at workshops. There is a morning and afternoon session, we recommend that people book no more than two sessions to allow others opportunity.


Young Chesterfield musicians' grants

Young people, schools or other organisations in Chesterfield are able to apply for grants to help them continue and develop their music making

Thanks to a bequest from a local resident, Derbyshire County Council is offering individual grants of up to £500 for those aged 5 to 18, and grants of up to £2,000 for schools and other organisations operating in Chesterfield.

Hubbub's Autumn Gathering

Hubbub are celebrating their actors, participants and community being back together by hosting an Autumn Gathering, and they would love for you to join us! 

The event is taking place at Deda, Chapel Street, Derby, DE1 3GU on Friday 22nd October between 1.30pm and 7pm.

There will be:

Art Share and ArtStand unite for Autumn Community Art Sharing, Exhibition and Art Sale

The weekend of 16th & 17th October sees the welcome return of the Autumn Community Art Sharing presented by Art Share Crich at The Glebe Field Centre. 

Alongside this there will be for the second year running an Exhibition and Art sale by artists in the ArtStand collective. 

The two groups were so pleased with the success of their joint event last October, that they have decided to do it all over  again  this year but this time even bigger!