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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:

intu Derby launches ‘quiet hour’ to soothe shoppers

intu Derby has introduced a regular quiet hour for shoppers living with conditions such as autism and anxiety, the centre has announced.

The scheme, which will be rolled out from Monday 1 April, will see over 100 stores turn off music, reduce tannoy announcements, and dim lighting where possible, to help create a calmer and more peaceful environment in centre. 

Ever thought about joining a choir?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sing in a choir? Has TV’s choir superhero, Gareth Malone, made you think that you could enjoy it too?

Well now’s your chance to find out if it’s for you, as Kinder Chorus is holding a ‘taster session’ open to everyone, whatever their age or experience, on Wednesday 10th April at Whaley Bridge Uniting Church from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

Musical Director, Joyce Ellis, is hoping that the event will encourage new members to join the adult choir.

Animate Projects: WORK engagement coordinator

Part-time, fixed term, freelance contract

June 2019 - January 2020

Animate Projects is a small arts organisation working at the intersection of animation, film and art, working out of Derby and London. 

We are looking for someone to help deliver our project, WORK. 

The Art of a Good Sentence with Joe Moran

A LoveLit event presented by Arts Derbyshire and Derbyshire Libraries

There is the opportunity to perfect those sentences when author and Professor of English Joe Moran delivers a masterclass workshop at Chesterfield Library on 22 June 2019, 12.30 to 3.30 pm.  Tickets £19.45 includes light refreshments.

Writing Fiction for Women's Magazines

Looking to write short stories? Looking to SELL them? This commercially focused one-day workshop will help you develop your writing style to create sharp, entertaining and saleable stories for the women's magazines. Led by novelist and widely-published short story writer, Joanna Courtney, this friendly but purposeful course will take you through all the basics of honing your stories and offer plenty of advice and tips on how to catch an editor's attention and see your work in print.

Sinfonia Viva - Concert Brings Coding To Life

More than 80 young people from Firs and Becket primary schools, The Bemrose School and Derby College have performed alongside Derby-based regional orchestra and Grammy-nominated Sinfonia Viva at two special concerts at Derby Theatre.

The concert was the culmination of Viva’s annual education residency ‘AlgoRhythms’, in partnership with Rolls-Royce plc and Derbyshire Music Education Hub.  It took a creative approach to STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and used the power of music to bring coding to life.