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Upcoming courses in Derby: QUAD courses to go on sale

Self-Publishing for Beginners - With Dawn Brookes

Mondays commencing 4th October to 22nd November (8-week course), 6.30pm-9pm | £115 or £105 for concessions at QUAD, Derby

Led by tutor and successful self-published author Dawn Brookes, this eight week course will cover key aspects of self-publishing including marketing, cover design, publishing e-books, book formatting.
Perfect for anyone looking to get their work published in 2021 or 2022, or those authors who’ve considered self-publishing but aren’t sure where to start.

Appeal in memory of Croots Farm Shop owner raises more than £7,000

More than £7,000 has been raised in memory of popular farm shop owner Steve Croot, who ran Croots Farm Shop near Duffield in Derbyshire with his wife Kay.

Steve died suddenly on 15th August, and his family launched a crowdfunding appeal to raise money to buy two defibrillators.

The appeal very quickly exceeded its target – allowing for a generous donation to also be made to Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre, which Steve had supported for many years, and the local St Alkmund’s Church in Duffield.

Coming up at the Barn this autumn

Summer might be over, but there's still plenty of events coming up at the Barn over the next few weeks - we hope you'll be able to join us for some of the following talks and activities.

Remember to head to our website for further details on all of these and much more.


The Memoirs of Lady Ann Fanshawe

Wathall's: Clifton CC Celebrate Successful Season

Family-owned Wathall’s have congratulated Clifton Cricket Club on a successful first season under the company’s three-year sponsorship package.

As part of the sponsorship the Wathall’s logo is displayed on all senior team’s kit and sponsor boards at Chapel Lane, Clifton.

Clifton CC near Ashbourne play in the Derbyshire County Cricket League and the three senior teams have played in Division 1, 6S & 9SW for the 2021 season.

Your invitation to view the launch exhibition ReConnect: Courtney Gallery

Come celebrate with the team at Courtney Gallery and their artists for a new and exciting exhibition launch - their first under a new name, a new look, a new brand, and a new focus!

‘ReConnect’ wants to take the gallery visitors on a visual journey into all the changes, trials and tribulations that the artists experienced during the pandemic, and how they chose to pursue and display these experiences.