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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:

Haarlem Artspace launches Go Fund Me campaign to support gallery opening

Haarlem Artspace has launched a Go Fund Me campaign in which will help with the transformation of an 18th Century town assembly room into a stunning new contemporary art gallery in Wirksworth’s Red Lion Hotel.

Scheduled to open later this year, the new Haarlem Artspace Gallery is an exciting partnership with the Red Lion Hotel and The Feather Star Alehouse and aims to showcase the range and quality of contemporary art that is available in non-traditional venues. 

UK City of Culture longlist success is just the start

Derby is celebrating after making the longlist to be UK City of Culture 2025. Now the work really begins with cultural partners having until January 2022 to submit their full bid.

A record 20 cities, counties and regions expressed interest in becoming UK City of Culture 2025, and Derby is one of eight to reach the next stage. The shortlist will be revealed by the Government early next year and the winner announced in the Spring.

Breathing Life into History: Historic Tours of Derby

October 2021 sees the start of a new Historic Tour of Derby. The tour will take place on the last Saturday morning of the month, commencing on Saturday 30th October 2021. A two-mile accessible walk lasting 1 hour 30 minutes. 

The tour will leave at 11.00am prompt from outside Derby Tourist Information Centre, Riverside Chambers, Full St, Derby DE1 3AF (across the road from Derby Market Place), and finish at Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, around 12.30 midday.

Sell out for Derby Folk Festival as live concerts make long awaited return

Derby Folk Festival bounced back as a weekend of live events in style on Friday 1st October.

When COVID-19 disrupted live shows, last year’s event moved online and became the well-received Derby Folk Festival at Home. But this year saw the long-awaited return to live concerts and did not disappoint, with visitors travelling from across the UK and Ireland.

World Mental Health Day

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October every year.

This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is 'mental health for all'. Throughout this day and week there are opportunities for people to talk about all aspects of mental health, with focus on providing help, advice and engaging with others.

Community Chesterfield Training and Tea

Having a fundraising plan is more important than ever. Keeping focused, on a clear track and even helping you to know when to give you and your colleagues a pat on the back are all outcomes of a good plan. This session will outline the key elements and set you on course to develop a robust, fit for purpose fundraising plan so you feel in control of your fundraising activities.

Funding Workshop with Foundation Derbyshire

Foundation Derbyshire is an independent charity, grant maker and philanthropy hub. Since 1996 they’ve been building an endowment fund to provide vital grant awards to voluntary and community groups across the County and City.

This online funding workshop organised by South Derbyshire CVS is 45 minute introduction to Foundation Derbyshire’s range of grant opportunities, arming you with everything you’ll need to apply successfully! This session is perfect for those new to bid writing, new to Foundation Derbyshire or those wanting a recap on how they work.