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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:

Dance4 Centre for Advanced Training Opportunities in Derbyshire

Dance4’s CAT is the Centre for Advanced Training provides access to world-class training opportunities and spaces for young people aged between 11-18 years with exceptional potential in dance. The scheme is funded by the Department for Education and we welcome applications from anyone with a passion for dance. We have several opportunities available for young people and their teachers to find out more about the scheme and what it can offer:


FREE School Workshops:

Erewash Museum artist commission



Erewash Museum are commissioning an artist to provide two paintings or coloured sketches for a backdrop for an exhibition, to support their work with schools and to put on promotional posters and flyers.  They will be used in a temporary exhibition at Kirk Hallam church, two Anglo Saxon event days, and later on display at the museum. The images should be of:

1) Anglo Saxon high status woman carrying a weaving baton, made of iron. Full length image.

Final push for the "New Arkwright Experience"!

With just about a week to go we now only have £1500 to raise towards the "new Arkwright Experience"!  Many thanks to all those of you who have already donated towards the film, and help us get so close to the target.

If you were planning to donate towards the fund but haven't yet been able to go on-line or visit the Mills please could you follow this link and DONATE now.

What the project is about:

Rural Growth Programme Fund

Closing Date: Expressions of Interest must be submitted by 16th February 

A new round of this fund has recently opened which covers rural capital projects - minimum grant £20,000, maximum c.£170,000. The emphasis is on businesses and job creation, but rural tourist attractions, such as museums and heritage centres, can also apply.
The scheme has 3 themes:

1.       Tourism.

2.       Small/medium businesses.

3.       Food processing.