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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:

FORMAT News: New PhotoForum Programme Announced

FORMAT is delighted to announce our upcoming programme of PhotoForum talks from August through January 2022

Taking place throughout August and then every last Tuesday of the month, we will be in conversation with some of the most exciting industry professionals who will be sharing their work, insights and stories.

Derby company helps charity bridge the IT gap

A Derby company has donated brand new laptops to a charity which is dedicated to improving the mental health of children, parents and teachers.
L.E.A.D. IT Services, which is based in Victoria Street, Derby, answered the plea for help from Bridge the Gap Child Mental Health, which supports children with their emotions and how to deal with them.

The Old Lock Up Gallery: Secret Postcard Show 2021 and other news

The submission date for The Secret Postcard Show 2021 is just days away now: this Thursday 22nd July!

The gallery continues to need your support via this show and as many of you know building a sustainable art gallery can often be a lengthy process. The gallery brings so much enjoyment to so many peoples lives: including the artists that we work with.

Chesterfield Theatre: Pomegranate Screenings Just Announced

Chesterfield Theatre have just announced some must-see screenings for this summer!

Off The Rails (15)

Regular screenings: Saturday 31st July - Friday 13th August
Running time: 94 minutes

From Bill Kenwright Films comes a journey about rediscovery, friendship and forgiveness.
Three women in their 50s recreate an inter-rail journey across Europe to fulfil a friend’s dying wish, leading to as many laughs and tears as the first time around.

Artcore Exhibition Launch - Present Tense Future Perfect?

You are invited to the launch of Present Tense Future Perfect? An exhibition featuring the work of two of our brilliant artists in residence: Thomas Wynne and Kelly O'Brien.

In October 2020, Kelly O'Brien and Thomas Wynne undertook an artist residency with Artcore for a duration of two months titled Present Tense Future Perfect? Through this residency, we wanted to give the artists an opportunity to make new work dealing with the tensions caused by current uncertainties, whilst looking forward to a brighter future.

Last Call! Top prizes up-for-grabs in new talent show contest

Talented residents from across north Derbyshire are invited to show us their skills to help raise money for charity and bag themselves a top prize!

North Derbyshire's Got Talent has been organised by North East Derbyshire District Council, to raise money and awareness for our Chair's Appeal for Ashgate Hospicecare.

As well as helping the charity, all those who enter will be in with the chance of winning a £250 cash prize, trophy and the chance to perform at a Chesterfield Football Club match day!

Wirksworth Festival Launch Online Art Prize

Wirksworth Festival launches its first online art prize – a vibrant platform for artists to showcase their work and win one of six prizes, including a People’s Vote.

Wirksworth Festival has launched its first Online Art Prize – bringing artists and audiences together from the comfort of their own sofas to exhibit, browse and buy art from August – September 2021.