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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:

Salon 9 - The Old Lock Up Studio - Contemporary Art Exhibition

Opens 25th November 6-9pm -continues 26th - 27th November 11am - 4pm

You are warmly invited to Salon 9 - please feel free to join us for the opening of the show on 25th November 2016 from 6pm - 9pm. The show then continues 26th - 27th Noveember from 11am - 4pm.

The Salon exhibitions are held twice yearly at The Old Lock Up Studio in Cromford Derbyshire - and began in the Summer of 2012 - co curated by Rachael Pinks & Clay Smith - with the aim of bringing contemporary art to rural Derbyshire.

Festive Post Office Opens at Derby Market Hall

A post office with a direct line to Lapland has opened at Derby Market Hall in the Cathedral Quarter for local children to deliver their letters to Santa. Mrs Claus’ Post Office has opened ahead of the Market Hall’s Winter Wonderland which will launch on Thursday December 1 as part of the historic venue’s one-going 150th anniversary celebrations.

Cathedral Quarter Businesses Join Forces to Raise Cash for Children in Need

Businesses in a key shopping area of Derby’s Cathedral Quarter will be joining together to raise money for Children in Need on Thursday November 17.

Several businesses in The Strand and the Strand Arcade will be opening their doors late between 5pm and 10pm for an evening of games, raffles, competitions, live entertainment and special offers with proceeds going to the charity. They will be joined by a range of pop up stalls including food, drink, and arts and crafts.

Recruitment Partnership Service Launched

Derby College has joined forces with a leading recruitment consultancy to provide a holistic service to local employers and additional support for young people looking for their first step into the jobs market.

November sees the Fusion sounds of Sheffield's C-Bop at Chesterfield Jazz

Regulars on the Sheffield jazz circuit as well as throughout the UK, Chris Walker's quartet C-Bop will definitely bring back a little bit of the summer.

C-Bop play accessible, groove-laden fusion jazz, latin and funk, and will be entertaining our audience on 17th November from 8:30pm at Club Chesterfield, Chester Street S40 1DL.
C-Bop are:
Chris Walker, guitar
Piero Tucci, keys
Alex Henderson, bass
Phil Johnson, drums

Events at Designate @ the gate - Matlock

Remember remember to visit Designate in November!
We have a really busy month ahead with loads to look forward to. Andy is a little giddy as we will be opening the doors on Saturday the 12th to celebrate his birthday. This year he has requested a GAMES night! Think cards, darts, scrabble and table football.....what a child!
The following week on the 18th is TDI Friday!
Record club will be joining us and as usual a one pot special, dessert and cocktail will be available.

Derby Theatre is delighted to announce its spring 2017 season

Looking ahead to spring 2017, Derby Theatre will: co-produce with an exciting regional venue and solely produce to present two incredibly popular plays and well-known titles; play host to top quality touring productions, present family shows and some great one nighters; play host to yet another exciting and eclectic season of cutting edge Studio shows; provide a vast programme of events and performances for new and emerging artists…and on top of all this, will once again offer lots of opportunities for people of all ages to get involved in the work they do.