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Below is a selection of our current news items - see more on the following five pages. Send in your arts-related news items to: news@artsderbyshire.org.uk Also see: Arts, Health and Wellbeing news

 
  • The internationally renowned and award-winning Buxton Festival, featuring opera, music and books, will take place from 8 to 24 July this year.
    Added: 3 February 2016
  • Feeling the winter blues? Then why not come along to one of the fantastic events coming up in Derbyshire Libraries over the next few weeks.  It’s a great opportunity to meet an author, pick up some ideas for new books to try or have a cup of tea and chat about books.

    From crime to romance, poetry and travel there’s something for every taste. 
    Added: 3 February 2016
  • Simon Starling, Sir Peter Blake and Rose English create a grand programme of events: Nottingham Contemporary, Chatsworth, Derby Museums and The Harley Gallery announce line up for The Grand Tour season two.

    18th March – 30th June 2016
    Added: 25 January 2016
  • The exhibition, Shellshock: Headway Derby Responses to WW1 opens on 23 January and runs until 21 February 2016.
    Added: 25 January 2016
  • A local family will experience a unique trip to the theatre thanks to a collaboration between Oddsocks Productions and Home-Start Derby.
    Added: 20 January 2016
  • Regional artist, Jane Bevan has used foraged, natural materials to create a striking line of vessels in response to the decorative objects in the Derby Museum 'Inspired by Nature' gallery. The installation, titled ‘All the Trees That Ever Were’ was informed by a public workshop that explored different ways of creating art from foraged materials.
    Added: 20 January 2016
  • In the last six weeks the Rockabillies Choir have done Flash Mobs on the Tram to Nottingham, at The Last Post in Beeston and in Asda in Long Eaton.  They have sung for the homeless at their Christmas lunch at the Canaan Trust, at Christchurch pre-school and at Hilltops home for people with Dementia in Ilkeston.  

    It’s been a busy time!

    Added: 20 January 2016
  • Buxton artist Helen Mint has had her exciting work chosen to illustrate the cover of this year’s Buxton Fringe programme. 

    Added: 20 January 2016
  • This will be the first time that Red Earth have performed in Belper which is their home town.  

    See Oliver Twist on February 10th.

    Added: 20 January 2016
  • A film poem by local poet Mark Gwynne Jones that features blizzards in Derbyshire during the 1930's!
    Added: 18 January 2016
  • Oddsocks Productions are bringing to life The Legend of King Arthur at Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre. 

    Tue 26 - Sat 30 January.

    Added: 18 January 2016
  • Marde Hen are looking for 8/9 actors for their next production SHAFTED about the 1984-85 miners strike.  

    Rehearsals from 29th March and  every Monday & Wednesday until performances 1st-3rd June.
    Added: 18 January 2016
  • New “Have a Go” textile workshops for 2016: 

    Thursday afternoon Craft Workshops @ Harlequin Arts Studio
    Added: 13 January 2016
  • Amadou Diagne and Group Yakar in a “Live & Local” show at Crich Glebe Field Centre on Sunday 14th February 2016, 7:30 pm

    If ever there was a show to escape a miserable spell of English winter weather, and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, then this is it! 

    Added: 13 January 2016
  • Following last year's sold-out success the Big Session is back in Buxton, now over three nights and two days, 29th April to 1st May 2016.
    Added: 4 January 2016
  • Local band The Saxophonix got together with the music director of French circus company Circa Tsuica in November to begin rehearsals for new show Opus 7 which comes to Deda Derby in March.
    Added: 4 January 2016
  • Bolsover District Council commissioned one of the world leading brass band composers to write a piece of music to commemorate the centenary of World  War 1 which was written for brass band and narrator and is based on the Laurence Binyon poem "For The Fallen".
    Added: 22 December 2015
  • The charity single in aid of Aquabox - performed by the Sunflower thieves

    Added: 21 December 2015
  • Do you have an interest in Music and Performance? Looking to build up a CV or for opportunities to volunteer at some of Derby’s biggest events?

    Volunteering opportunities with Furthest from the Sea


     

    Added: 16 December 2015
  • Android users can now travel back in time and explore Derbyshire and the Peak District in a whole new light.
    But you don’t need a flying DeLorean or Dr Who’s police box. Just download the new ‘Discover Derbyshire & Peak District’ Android app that features self-guided walking trails with historical photos from private collections and the public domain.
    Discovering which suburb was built by a Russian wrestler, how a duck made a lasting impression in a tree and why a social outcast had a hamlet named after him, are just some of the stories contained in the location-aware ‘virtual museum’ app.
    Added: 24 November 2015
  • Derbyshire Open Arts Event Spring Bank Holiday, 28th, 29th and 30th May 2016

    www.derbyshireopenarts.co.uk is now live and is open for artists' applications!

    Added: 24 November 2015
  • Dates for your diary, news about exhibitions and stalls from Ruth Gray
    Added: 2 November 2015
  • Junction Arts are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded Heritage Lottery Funding of £19,200 for an exciting new project to celebrate our 40th Anniversary.
    Added: 27 October 2015
  • The Mansfield Building Society’s Community Support Scheme awarded Whitwell Forward £341 to purchase promotional flyers, tickets and programmes promoting the 7th annual Whitwell Festival. 
    Added: 5 October 2015

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