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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: editor@madeinderbyshire.org
 

Network Survey

Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands is more than halfway through a three-year programme of activity. The programme comprises projects called Document, The Start of Something, In Another Place, Meet the Artist and includes our annual events (Things Happen, Make.Practice.Perfect.) and website cvaneastmidlands.co.uk.

CVAN EM's aims are to:

RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO

Derby Theatre are thrilled to play host to the Out of Joint, Octagon Theatre Bolton and the Royal Court Theatre stage production of Rita, Sue and Bob Too, the seminal 1982 play about two teenage friends who embark on an affair with a married man, on at the Theatre from Tuesday 21 u

DERBY FOLK FESTIVAL REACHES MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER BEFORE

The eleventh Derby Folk Festival has proven to be the most successful yet. It reached more people than ever before, with record ticket sales for the event co-produced by Derby LIVE and PR Productions. Visitors came from across the country including Exeter, Leeds, Chester and Oxford demonstrating the benefits of continuing to make derby a vibrant place to visit.

Portrait of an art lover

Art lover Louise Potter has a dream hobby – buying paintings by old masters with other people’s money…

And it’s led to her getting her own portrait hung in London’s National Gallery.

April Young's Exhibition in Sadler Gate

Since opening the gallery and studios to the public in December 2016, April Young has been developing this body of work which examines our relationship with the natural world.

Through direct experience painting in familiar and much loved places including Calke Abbey and Elvaston Castle, as well as a scholarly devotion to the emotive reactions depicted in literature and folklore, her new work is as approachable and charming as ever: full of intrigue, energy and life.

Foundation Year Actor Training starting soon!

We are delighted to have received Arts Council funding which enables us to launch the region’s first learning disabled Actor Training programme. Launchpad is a Foundation year training and has been designed specifically for actors with learning disabilities who want to be part of a vibrant company and potentially work on stage, screen and television.
 
LaunchPad offers training in:

STAGE PRESENCE AND FOCUS
PHYSICAL THEATRE
MOVEMENT
VOICE AND BREATH WORK

Arts Manager, Fleet Arts, Derbyshire

  • Closes 30 November 2017
  • Location: Belper, Derbyshire
  • Type: Part Time
  • Salary:  NJC SCP26 
  • Artform:  managing community arts programme
  • Contact:  Jane Milward  jane@fleet-arts.org

Description

Deadline: 30 November 2017

Salary: £23,398  pro rata (£15.177 per annum)

Hours of work: 24 per week  - days negotiable but must include a Monday or a Wednesday

JOHN KIRKPATRICK “CAROLLING & CRUMPETS”

Taking its title from John’s unforgettable song telling the Nativity story from the point of view of the animals in the stable, this show is a heart-warming look at the timeless rituals found in the folklore and folk music of England at Midwinter. John peels away the commercial gloss of modern Christmas to reveal the powerful pagan urges that race through us all at this time of year, and the life and death struggle that is symbolised in so many traditional songs and customs.

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