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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:

Derby Well Brand Launched by Derby Festé To Bring City Communities Back Together

Déda, the lead partner behind the annual Derby Festé outdoor arts festival, has launched a new campaign to support and promote cultural and arts activities in and around Derby city centre.

Derby Well brings together key cultural partners to showcase the city’s arts, cultural calibre and vibrancy through a virtual and physical performance and events programme.

Derby based swapping service finalists at Entrepreneur awards

Derby Swap Shop – the retro-swapping child of 3 local businesses has reached the Midlands Finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, alongside 70 other applications.  Swap Shop is one of 4 shortlisted companies up for the Midlands “Entrepreneur for Good” category.

Founded in 2013, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs and businesses in the United Kingdom.

Video Launch Showcases City Centre Welcome

A video showcasing the safe welcome awaiting visitors to Derby city centre this summer has been produced by Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in conjunction with Derby City Council.

Summer News and Offers From Peak District Design

Summer is here and we still find ourselves in extraordinary times. I wanted to say that I am fully open online, here in Hathersage ( one group at a time ) and on the telephone.

I'm taking this newsletter as an opportunity to throw a little sunshine and positivity out there, show you what there is online and sell some of the new stock with a thank you discount.


Cycle Fans Show Rams Allegiance In The Saddle

Triathlon kit specialists HUUB have teamed up with Umbro to design a new Derby County Football Club cycle kit to enable Rams Fans to show their team allegiance whilst clocking up the miles on two wheels.

The high quality kit includes a DCFC-branded short sleeve cycle jersey, bib shorts and jacket – all designed for maximum comfort and optimum fit.

Derbyshire designer ploughs life-savings into boutique glamping lodges nestled in nine acre woodland

A Derbyshire designer has blown his life-savings creating three luxury glamping lodges with lakeside views, BBQ cabin and an outdoor cinema.

Carl Insley, 47, launched Driftwood Lodges Luxury Glamping, this month (July) – and bookings are already flooding in.

The adult-only facility in Dale Abbey, Derbyshire, has taken three months to create and Carl, who has a background in interior designer, has done most of the work himself.

He said: “I have invested my life-savings into this new project, so I really want it to work for me. I had a dream – and this is it.

Exciting news from New Perspectives Theatre Company

Since we first brought productions to the village in 2002, we've had excellent shows from New Perspectives.

We're pausing live theatre for now like everyone else, but in the meantime please try their postcards - cards by post telling a love story - and PlacePrints - 10 online tales to engross you!

Getting Love From Cleethorpes
Who doesn't enjoy receiving a letter or card through the post? And who isn’t a romantic at heart?