After much consideration, we have taken the decision to postpone SIGNALS Festival until Saturday 11th June 2022. This has not been an easy conclusion to reach, and one we make with a heavy heart. We have looked at all the possibilities and agreed that waiting until next year, gives us the strongest chance to deliver the very best and safest Festival possible.
Pull up a camping chair and get your picnic ready – tickets are now on sale for Markeaton Park’s much-loved Summer Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season which returns in June, July and August this year.
Derby LIVE and Derby Parks will bring audiences thrilling shows from Oddsocks Productions, Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company and Babbling Vagabonds, as well as showings of award-winning films, all in the beautiful surroundings of Markeaton Park Craft Village. There is something for all ages.
Derby Active at Home celebrates its first birthday this week. Since it began as a response to the first lockdown, Derby Active’s online leisure service has become a thriving online community, massively increasing its membership and offering valuable support for mental health as well as physical fitness.
When Derby City Council’s leisure centres closed their doors on the evening of 18 March 2020, staff quickly adapted to set up an online fitness offer, using the In Derby website and the Derby Active Group Exercise Facebook group.
High Peak Community Arts is looking for freelance artists to send in project ideas for Project eARTh, its programme for adults experiencing mental distress.
Project eARTh usually holds 2 groups per week, one in New Mills and one in Buxton. During the past year, we have instead used postal and home delivery arts kits, but are looking forward to face to face work in the near future. When this happens, we envisage still working in smaller groups (half of each group on alternate weeks) whilst covid restrictions necessitate.
In Derby have put together some exciting activities for families this Easter. The Easter Egg Hunt Trail is back at Markeaton Park, and we have plenty to do in line with current restrictions.
Tideswell Players are planning to have regular play readings on Zoom, starting later this month. Plays that might be performed one day and plays we'll never do!
We'd love it if other people joined in to read or listen. There are not performances and are not open to the public generally, just a chance to get together to check out some plays.
Photo by Lois Blackburn.
Arts Derbyshire’s Necklace of Stars project is recruiting for its last phase of participatory workshops in embroidery. Over the last 12 months, we have worked with almost 70 individuals offering one to one workshops in embroidery and creative writing, over the phone.
Funded by Arts Council England and supported by Derbyshire County Council Public Health and Derbyshire Libraries, Necklace of Stars was established to provide a positive creative engagement for older adults experiencing social isolation or who were housebound.
Specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound has expanded its work over the past year to provide a lifeline of emotional and practical support to some of the most vulnerable children, young people and their families across Derbyshire.
The charity’s annual performance report has been published this week ahead of National Child Exploitation Awareness Day (Thursday March 18) and highlights the impact of the pandemic on its work.
We’re only three weeks away from the virtual online gallery and sale which will run from 9am on April 3rd until 4pm on April 4th.
Make it in March! Spring into action and take one of our creative virtual courses.
It has to be said I feel a lot like this little daffodil at the moment in many ways. The world feels a little upside down and harder to get through but there is still plenty of opportunity to bloom, enjoy the sun and stand tall.