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  • Get Creative is a major celebration of the nation's arts, culture and creativity. Led by the BBC and What Next? in collaboration with a huge range of arts, cultural and voluntary organisations, everyone is invited to get involved and share their creative talents. Get Creative will launch on 19 February 2015 with a week of debates and activity across the BBC and around the UK and will last for 12 months.
    The campaign will culminate in a celebratory weekend over 20 & 21 February 2016.
    Added: 23 February 2015
  • Peak District Artisans have announced details of their 2015 programme of events, featuring a new exhibition at Tatton.
    Added: 23 February 2015
  • National Tour of A Derby Theatre Production; PENELOPE RETOLD Written and Performed by Caroline Horton Directed by Lucy Skilbeck

    Derby Theatre Saturday 14 and Mon 16 March followed by a UK tour until Sat 26 April

    Added: 20 February 2015
  • Friends of Buxton Station (FOBS) have been working to brighten up the spa town’s rail gateway since 2009 and now are looking for some artistic input.
    Added: 17 February 2015
  • The Spring Exhibition at StraightCurves’ Hallway Gallery is now open to the public. 
    Added: 16 February 2015
  • Part of the exciting new Spring programme at the flagship LEVEL Centre in Rowsley is the first event of its kind in the area – a unique club-style night for people with learning disabilities, their carers and friends.

    Tuesday 24 March, 6.30-10pm
    Added: 16 February 2015
  • A WW1 exhibition will launch at Sudbury Hall on Friday 6 March 2015 at 1pm. Curated by Children from two primary schools (Derby City and Derbyshire) and volunteers, the exhibition is a culmination of a local heritage project called Derbyshire Remembers and is open to the public from 7th March 2015.
    Added: 16 February 2015
  • The studios is now offering a rolling programme of creative workshops.

    Bookings are now being taken for the Mosaic, Pastel and Collage workshops Details for more workshops including Life-Drawing and Painting coming soon.


    Added: 16 February 2015
  • Derby Theatre is delighted to announce that Jake Waring from Derbyshire is the second recipient of The Brian Weaver Fellowship.

    The Brian Weaver Fellowship was first launched in December 2013, the result of a generous personal donation from Buxton resident, Doreen Weaver, in memory of her late husband, Brian.

    Added: 16 February 2015
  • Do you run a Film Society or Festival or wish to set up film screenings in your area?

    Film Hub NWC presents the first Hub roadshow for 2015 at The Northern Light Cinema, Wirksworth, on February 17th. A free event.

    Added: 9 February 2015
  • Gallerytop's Winter exhibition opens this Saturday, 7th February, at 11.00.
    Added: 4 February 2015
  • Red Nose Day Community Cash grants of £500-£1,000 are available to small organisations in many areas of the UK.

    Deadlines: late February to early March

    Added: 9 February 2015
  • The THIRD BELPER ARTS FESTIVAL is set break all records with an exciting programme of innovative and popular events.

    From May 2nd 2015

    Added: 4 February 2015
  • What was it like to work in a cotton mill in the 18th century? How did Sir Richard Arkwright build his empire?

    Theatrically minded volunteers who like dressing up sought by this key World Heritage site
    Added: 4 February 2015
  • The Third Buxton Festival of World Cinema runs from 23-29 March 2015. Twenty films will be screened over the seven days using two venues.  
    Added: 2 February 2015
  • Derby Theatre offers free activities for children and young people, and the chance to perform, as part of East Midlands’ first EMerge Day
    Added: 2 February 2015
  • Are you a business based in the Chesterfield area that wants to accelerate their growth?

    Business workshops from Feb 23rd

    Added: 21 January 2015
  • Touring during the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Birdsong tells a compelling story of love and courage, before and during the war.
    Added: 19 January 2015
  • Darkly comic and offering glimpses of a mysterious world, this insightful play enters into the experience of dementia care; touching minds and hearts, nurses and patients search for love, rhyme and reason on the ward with no name.

    Derby theatre 18th - 21st February

    Added: 14 January 2015
  • Made in Derbyshire 2015 is a campaign to celebrate all that is “Made in Derbyshire”. 

    Join us now and help celebrate Made In Derbyshire 2015!

    Added: 14 January 2015
  • Derbyshire's 'Adverse Camber' is one of three Midlands organisations awarded £1.2million for new touring projects.
    Added: 5 January 2015
  • News and forthcoming exhibitions and events at Derbyshire's latest gallery
    Added: 23 December 2014
  • Nominate your most inspirational Woman. Nominations are now open. 

    Visit the website at

    Added: 15 December 2014
  • The Beth Fender Memorial Fund has received an award of £500 from The Mansfield Building Society’s Community Support Scheme to cover costs of restoring one of the 20 installations on Beth’s Poetry Trail back to its original beauty. 
    Added: 26 November 2014
  • How art and culture is helping patients at the Royal Derby and Derby London Road Community Hospitals
    Added: 10 November 2014
  • The Enabled Centre provides daytime activities for disabled adults (physical and learning disabilities) in Derby.
    Added: 29 October 2014
  • If so, they could be eligible for a grant of up to £75,000 to help boost the local economy and generate jobs.
    Added: 26 October 2014
  • D-Lab is a 3 year visual arts project from Arts Derbyshire that will bring new digital art to Derbyshire.
    Added: 13 October 2014

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