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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:

Concrete Intention: The paintings of Mandy Payne

Mandy Payne is a Sheffield artist who is part of the Colour and Form exhibition which runs until 5 November. You can see a range of work in the exhibition here.

Many Payne is inspired by urban landscape and is drawn to locations that are often overlooked or derided. She is interested in the spaces people inhabit, the traces they leave and the capacity of places to absorb memories and experiences.

Xmas Glass Fusing Workshops at Great Longstone Village Hall

Sunday 3rd Dec 10-1 & 2-5pm

A workshop of festive glass making with Jane Littlefield, learning new techniques, using beautiful coloured glass , to create your own decorations.  The decorations will need to be fired in the kiln, so will be available to collect a few days later.  

Cost of the workshop is £40 includes all

materials and festive refreshments.

Contact Jane on 01629 640943 to book your place or email

Dementia-friendly cinema

Alzheimer’s Society has worked with the UK Cinema Association and the British Film Institute to create a Dementia Friendly Screenings guide for cinemas. Arts Derbyshire was pleased to contribute to the fact-finding process through our dementia-friendly screenings programme, Matinée.

It aims to spread awareness of dementia-friendly screenings and encourages cinemas of all sizes to get involved. It also gives best practice advice on the practicalities of dementia-friendly screenings alongside some helpful case studies.


Following its success earlier this year, Writing On The  Wall returns to the streets of Belper in December.

It is a simple concept... local writers contribute poetry based around Christmas themes and they are displayed throughout Belper town centre on shops, offices, public buildings and, oh yes, walls.

Writing On The Wall is part of the Belper Christmas Arts Trail and local writers are invited to forward contributions to George Gunby by email by 20 November.