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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
 

Women’s Stories Inspire Derby College Students To Create New Exhibition at Sudbury Hall

Students at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre have created an exhibition at Sudbury Hall to celebrate the lives and achievements of women associated with the 17th century National Trust country house.

Art & Design, Games Development and Music students have created a number of different pieces from paintings and sculptures to audio and 3D animations which have been placed around the hall for visitors to explore.

The Future of Arts Leadership Debate - chaired by Matt Trueman - part of Departure Lounge festival (BSL interpreted)

Part of Departure Lounge 2018 Friday 20 July, 11am – 12.30pm - FREE (Full Festival dates: Thu 19 – Sun 22 July) 
 
Departure Lounge, our fantastic summer festival of fresh and thrilling theatre, is almost here! Once again this year, the Theatre will be transformed into an exciting festival site, a hub for fresh and innovative performance with a bumper line-up of shows from  across the UK, plus workshops and talks. 

Full line up for extended 12th Derby Folk Festival

The complete line-up for Derby Folk festival is now confirmed, featuring main and headlining artists.

This will be the 12th year that the festival will be held right in the centre of Derby, and it has become embedded in the City's events calendar. Derby Folk Festival is jointly produced by Derby City Council’s Derby LIVE and Derbyshire-based PR Promotions.

Funding event for Artists

Get Funded is an event aimed at artists, creatives and collectives sharing skills, advice and tips on getting funding. It will be in the Box at QUAD on the 19th of July 1-4pm, there will be a series of speakers giving advice on getting funding/fundraising from different perspectives. 

Talks will cover:

Trapped tour is coming to Buxton

TRAPPED is a thrilling physical theatre and film work performed by the fast-rising EXPERIENTIAL. The piece is inspired by events surrounding the monumental collapse of the San Jose Mine, Chile in 2010. The world watched as 33 miners, trapped underground for 69 terrifying days, were winched to safety. Incredibly, they all survived. In underground tunnelsExperiential combine intense physical theatre, a potent atmosphere and clever lighting to create a world which is horrifying in its darkness but which offers hope and light for the future.

Markeaton Park is recognised as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

Derby’s Markeaton Park has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best parks in the world. Markeaton Park joins five other green spaces awarded recognition in Derby.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

In Good Company thrilled to receive Arts Council funding to continue artist development scheme and to extend its partnership network

In Good Company thrilled to receive  Arts Council funding to continue artist development scheme and to extend its partnership network 
 
In Good Company, the flagship artists’ development programme for the East Midlands, is delighted to announce that the scheme will continue until 2021 thanks to a wider partnership of venues being involved and further funding support from Arts Council England. In Good Company is the flagship professional creative and business development programme for theatre makers and companies in the East Midlands.  

Share Your Dance Memories For History Project

Local people are being asked to share their memories and stories of dance in the city since the 1950s for a major exhibition which will be staged later this year.

‘Derby Dancing’ has been launched thanks to a £10,000 National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The project is being led by Déda, the Derby-based creative centre for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor performance in Chapel Street, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

New Cathedral Quarter Loyalty Scheme and website Launched

Derby Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has re-launched its popular loyalty scheme with additional features making it easier for those who work and visit the area to benefit from special offers at local businesses.

Under the previous BID programme, there were more than 3,700 cardholders who were entitled to benefits such as discounts, special promotions and exclusive offers from businesses in the Cathedral Quarter including shops, cafès and restaurants, salons, entertainment venues and professional services.

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