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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:

Top Grade Achievements at Derby College Group

The largest cohort of A level students for several years collected examination results at Derby College Group’s Joseph Wright Centre today (Thursday August 15).

Just over 733 students sat A level examinations at DCG’s post-16 Academic and Arts college in the city this summer.

Adult GCSE Success at Derby College

Mother-of-one, Lauren Burns (24), from Ilkeston, one of the many mature students who sat GCSE examinations at Derby College Group (DCG) this summer, is celebrating a Grade 7 (equivalent to an A grade) in English.

Lauren now plans to return to College to do GCSE Maths and also an Access to Higher Education in Humanities and Social Science study programme at the college.

Around the World in a Million Pixels

Want some travel inspiration?

Travel inspired artist, Susan Bedford, will be exhibiting work from five different continents in her forthcoming solo show in the Banks Mill Studios foyer.

‘Around the world in a million pixels’ is a solo show by Susan Bedford that will run from Wednesday 18th September to Sunday 6th October 2019.  Opening times are Monday to Friday 10am-3pm and Sundays 1-4pm.

Derby Book Festival appoints new Festival Director

Derby Book Festival has announced today (29 August) the appointment of Vicky Dawson as their new Festival Director.  She will join the team from 1 September on a part-time basis, continuing in her current role at Buxton International Festival where she is Book Festival Director.   

The Cultural Education Partnership working in Amber Valley, Bolsover & North East Derbyshire

Our Vision: A childhood made up of rich, varied experiences that include exposure to and participation in arts and cultural education builds the foundations for a happy and healthy life. An equality of access that effectively negotiates personal barriers, social stigma and geographical challenges means no one misses out or goes unheard.

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Incredible Autumn Shows at Derby Arena

Autumn is set to be a fabulous season of entertainment at Derby Arena.  Professor Brian Cox OBE kicks off the season when he returns with his Universal World Tour following his previous sell-out fixture in Derby earlier this year. Fans of Tina Turner will be wowed with the spectacular  “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” tribute show and the superb talents of Michael Jackson will be showcased  at the “Michael Starring Ben – the Magic of Michael Jackson” show.