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JWC Students Boost Industry Skills

Creative and Digital Multi-Media Academy students at Derby College Group’s Joseph Wright Centre have worked with a wide range of industry specialists to further the skills they will require for university and future careers.

The first-ever Industry Week involved students, specialist teachers and professionals across a wide range of disciplines – sharing skills and highlighting career opportunities.

Sugar rush for doughnuts sees Project D expand to feed demand

Derby’s growing taste for delicious doughnuts is helping a city company expand across the region after its tasty treats were enjoyed by Love Island contestants, fashionistas and even members of the Royal family.

Project D, whose bright pink flagship outlet is based in the Intu Centre, says they have sold more of their handcrafted doughnuts than they could ever have imagined in the first 12 months of trading - serving an incredible 100 doughnuts every hour in December.

Katie Spencer at Spital Arts

We are very excited to be hosting the talented musician Katie Spencer in February.

Details are below


Friday 21st February

St Leonard's Church

Valley Rd/Hartington Rd



S41 0HE


Doors open at 19.00 hrs for a 19.30 hrs start.


Please note our new flat rate for tickets is £12.00

You can still pay on the door with cash (please bring correct money if poss) or by card as we now have a card reader!


As well as showing photographs of over 40 x pieces, I have also created an installation specifically for the show which includes 50 x original bobbins from Belper Mill Museum adorned with growing cress and significant fabrics that I have saved throughout my life.  The exhibition then will stay up till 8th March.



Please share the poster and pop in to see for yourself!  There will be tea and cake on saleJ

Just the ticket for Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, the perfect love token could be a ticket to one of Derby LIVE’s shows at Derby Arena. In the coming months, some of the finest tribute acts in the country are coming to the city, so what better way to pay tribute to the special person in your life on the most romantic day of the year?

'Calendar of the Sussex Wild' - part of the 'Love Letters' exhibition...

On Saturday 8 February we open our new exhibition 'Love Letters'. The show has been curated by the Wirksworth artist Bernie Rutter and we're looking forward to showing work by artists new to the gallery. One of these artists is Brighton based Jo Sweeting, who is a sculptor and printmaker. We will be exhibiting Jo's large woodblock prints called 'Calendar of the Sussex Wild' as well as some of her smaller sculptural work. 


Are you going to the Derby Business Show?

The doors open to the Derby Business Show in March

The Spring show is taking place on 12th March at the Derby Conference Centre and bookings for exhibitors and delegates are now live on the event site.

The event is one of the areas largest BtoB exhibitions for the private sector and will now feature a great line-up of over 40 exhibitors and 8 different Seminars/workshops that are free to attend as a delegate

Fancy exhibiting at the show?