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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:

Charity CEO Rolls Up Her Sleeves In Honour of Captain Tom

A Derbyshire charity chief executive has set herself a fundraising challenge to complete 100 jobs and good deeds as part of the campaign inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Tracy Harrison heads up Safe and Sound which supports children and young people who are victims of child exploitation including online grooming, sexual, drugs lines, modern slavery and radicalisation. The charity also supports the wider family and raises awareness amongst other professionals and the general public of the dangers facing young people in local communities.

DCG Students Launch Environmental Campaign

Three students at Derby College Group’s Broomfield Hall land-based and leisure college in Morley have launched a campaign to reduce pollution in the River Derwent.

The campaign is part of the ‘My World My Home’ annual environmental leadership programme for young people, which is supported by Friends of the Earth.

Radio Drama Writing Opportunity for 16-25-year-olds

IGNITE Radio have launched a writing development programme for UK-based 16-25-year-olds in partnership with RADA and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

So, what is the opportunity about? The Radio Drama Writing project involves six 16-25-year-olds who will be selected to develop 10-minute audio play over a series of zoom workshops with industry mentors, all of which will then recorded at RADA before being published as podcasts.

David Lowther Live Interview and Art in Windows

Live Interview on Instagram | Saturday 24th April - 10:30 am

David Lowther - Mixed media

David works predominantly in the High Peak area , often en plein air using a variety of materials including gouache, ink and collage. Markmaking is very important in David's work and he often uses found things with which to make marks.  He is interviewed on Saturday by Charlie Collins

LEVEL Centre are looking for new Board Members

Join us in supporting The Art That Difference Makes! We're Developing our Board of Trustees to support LEVEL Centre's vision and aspirations.

We are looking for individuals to provide skills, knowledge and lived experience as:

Rotherham based film crew head into Derbyshire looking for the conversation.

In these Covid and post covid times, the world has remembered the importance of conversations.  Sure, screen time has its function and place, but EVERYTHING ties back into having meaningful conversations.  

Mobile phones have made the original purpose of the Red Telephone boxes (connecting with people) all but extinct. So how are different communities across the country working to keep this British icon maintained and useful in keeping conversations in their community going?