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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 Book Festival launches Children’s Picture Book Award

A new Children’s Picture Book Award has been launched by Derby Book Festival to
celebrate picture books that children can relate to and in which the diversity and challenges
of modern life are represented.
The Festival, which will be held for the fifth time in 2019 from 31 May to 8 June, has invited
children’s publishers to submit up to three books, published in 2018, which meet these
criteria. Over 20 books were submitted by the closing date of 31 December 2018 and nine
books have been selected for the longlist (see Appendix for books and authors).

Leonardo da Vinci exhibition comes to Derby

A special exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, will see 12 of the Renaissance Master’s great drawings from the Royal Collection go on display at Derby Museum and Art Gallery from 1st February to 6th May.

What’s On At Cromford Mills FEBRUARY 2019

Mondays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th February

2pm – 4pm


Location: Wheatcroft’s Wharf Café


Whether your game is Scrabble or Solitaire, our table games afternoon has something for everyone. Come along for coffee, cake and cards.

For further details please visit or phone 01629 823256.


Tuesday 12th February

2 – 5pm

Alma Gitana at Spital Arts

The next Spital Arts gig, in conjunction with Live & Local is the amazing Alma Gitana Flamenco night.

Alma Gitana are an acclaimed Spanish Flamenco ensemble of voice, guitar and dancer, brimming with Andalucian passion, power and technical command, delivering both slow, grand emotion and driving gunfire rhythms with Lourdes Fernande's 'zapateado' heels  hammering the floor. Thrilling footwork, extraordinary singing, outstanding guitar. A fantastico show that is simply not to be missed!

The concert details are:

Artcore January Newsletter

Happy New Year, its January 2019!

Welcome to 2019 everybody! We hope you've all had a wonderful festive period full of happiness and feel recharged and refreshed this New Year. This week the Artcore staff have been busy preparing for our weekly workshops with start up again from Saturday 12th with Innocence and Expression for our children. Our adult workshops will also recommence on Monday 14th January. We can't wait to see you all after the break! 

Local History Cafe


Heritage and wellbeing get-togethers for over 50s
There’s tea, cake, heritage presentations and more.
When? Monthly, 10:30-12:30 on the following dates:
Feb 28, Mar 21, Apr 11, May 23, Jun 20
Where? Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, DE7 5JA
How much? £3.00 per session
How do I book a place? Email or call 0115 9071141
How do I get there? Make your own way or, ask us about help.