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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:

Pomegranate Youth Theatre and Gekkota Arts

Do you know the stories of the local women who fought for your vote? The women who used their experience of fighting for workers' rights to help galvanise women across the country? It's time we put them on the map. Come and help us do this as part of NOT WORDS, an HLF funded project which uncovers Derbyshire women and their stories.

Come along to the following free workshops


The Tinderbox Performing Arts centre

The Tinderbox Performing Arts Summer Schools

Musical Theatre School

Rehearse and perform a musical in 3 days

Wed 25th July -Fri 27th July 10-3pm

For 8-18 year olds - £65


Drama School

For budding actors and musicians

Wed 29th -Fri 31st August 10-3pm

For 8-18 year olds - £65 (individual days available)


Arts Festival 2018- Chesterfield College

Chesterfield Collage announce the schedule for their 2018 Arts Festival set to take place in June. From film to photography, ceramics to fashion, the event is a real celebration of everything creative.

If you'd like to book a school visit please email and we will arrange for you.

Here is a quick rundown of what's happening at this year's festival:

Derby Dandelions Boost Fundraising Total For Local Charity

A local bereavement support group has added to the total raised for The Laura Centre in Derby by organising yet more fun and games for participants at the charity’s recent Colour Blast Dash in Darley Park.

Derby Dandelions holds monthly social group meetings in Derby and Ashbourne to offer support to anyone suffering bereavement. 

The group is run by family-owned funeral directors G Wathall & Son which celebrates its 160th anniversary this year – making it the city’s longest established independent funeral directors.

Game On For Derby Business Community

More than 15 teams from local companies have so far entered the second annual Derby Business Games with limited places still available.

The Derby Business Games will be held on Thursday July 19 2018 at the University of Derby in Kedleston Road – organised by Derby-based Choose Sports and Timms Solicitors.

Derby Business Games is designed to be a ‘grown up’ version of the school sports day.

Join the NWG Team - Recruitment Opportunity

Since July 2011 the NWG Network has continued to grow and develop. Now supporting more than 14,000 members across the Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic Youth Participation Lead who can demonstrate creative methods of ensuring we can continue to encourage and develop youth participation through a range of opportunities with our network.

Job title: Youth Participation Lead 

Derby College Recognised As Autism Friendly

Derby College has become the first further education college in the East Midlands to be officially recognised by Autism East Midlands for its work to support students with Autism.

The College has developed a wide range of measures to support prospective and current students and to raise awareness of autism in the local community.

Derby College Answers Call For Memorial Garden Restoration

Staff and students at Derby College have helped restore the memorial garden at The 3aaa County Ground, dedicated to loyal supporters of Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

They have revitalised the picturesque garden located on the boundary edge as part of the Employer Academy partnership between Derby College and Cricket Derbyshire, which provides work experience opportunities for Construction and Hospitality students and coaching for Sport students.

Chatsworth Date For Broomfield Hall Garden Volunteers

A group of 35 volunteers who help to restore and maintain the historic gardens at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus are busy creating an exhibit, designed by head gardener Samantha Harvey, for the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show in June.

The volunteers have been working alongside Broomfield Hall’s Samantha Harvey to restore and develop the Victorian gardens to their former glory with increasing the collection of plants, shrubs and semi mature trees.