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  • Upcycled Art Display, at Ilkeston Library during August 2014
    Added: 30 October 2014
  • Summer Wednesday family activities kick off on Wednesday, 30th July, and continue each week until 3rd September. 

    Added: 28 July 2014
  • Earlier this year Mandy-Jayne Ahlfors was invited to take part in a prestigious art exhibition commemorating the centenary of World War 1.
    Added: 28 July 2014
  • 2014 is the TENTH Melbourne Festival so we would like to welcome local families to join us for an Alice in Wonderland adventure! 

    Don’t miss Melbourne Festival's FREE Mad Hatters Childrens Workshop at Melbourne Library from 2-4pm, Friday 8th August 
    Added: 28 July 2014
  • A whole range of events is coming up as part of a Derbyshire project to commemorate the First World War.
    Added: 28 July 2014
  • Derbyshire Literature Festival is offering up to eight artists the opportunity to display their work in libraries across Derbyshire.    
    Added: 18 July 2014
  • Derby Festé has announced the names of the two local companies who will be creating new work especially for this year’s festival.
    Performing during the Festé weekend will be Lost Boys Productions and the Babbling Vagabonds.

    Added: 7 July 2014
  • Do you have cine film at home? You know what I mean. The footage you took at your sister's wedding or the images you shot on holiday – anything at all connected to Belper.  Maybe it's all tucked away in the loft or the garage. Maybe you have reels boxed up at the back of the shed. Wherever they are it's time to dig them out.
    Added: 26 June 2014
  • Local rockstar Lloyd Cole will return to New Mills, where he went to school, for a one-man acoustic performance on August 22. The gig, at New Mills Art Theatre, is a headline fundraiser act ahead of the New Mills Festival (12-28 September). Tickets now on sale.

    Added: 11 June 2014
  • Winners of the  ‘The Margaret Bonsall Art Challenge’ run by Heage Windmill
    Added: 11 June 2014
  • Building Site: Contemporary Art celebrating the 400th anniversary of Robert Smythson and the men who built Hardwick - A Meadow Arts & National Trust Project

    Exhibition Dates: 11 June – 16 November 2014

    Added: 23 June 2014
  • Matlock residents are invited to put forward their photographs once again and the theme for 2014 is ‘Remembrance’

    Deadline: 31st August

    Added: 4 June 2014
  • THE BIG KNIT 2014 - Straightcurves

    Calling all knitters and crocheters, we need your skills and time to raise money for AgeUK by making little hats for innocent smoothie bottles.

    Added: 2 June 2014
  • A charity called Reach – The People Charity are based in Swadlincote. They are currently running free back to back 10 week courses aimed at 16-24 year olds who are looking to improve and learn new skills within the creative media category.
    Added: 20 May 2014
  • Derbyshire artist Paul Cummins' ceramic poppies will be planted in the moat at the Tower of London to commemorate British and Commonwealth fatalities during the First World War.
    Added: 12 May 2014
  • Wednesdays 8 - 9:30pm at the Rockabillies Music Centre
    Added: 7 May 2014
  • WinterWalker is led by Kitty Winter and Wayne Walker-Allen.

    They're now embarking on new adventures, producing and touring shows, including the Beast of Belper for the Belper Arts Festival 2014

    Added: 15 April 2014
  • Residents are being offered support to stage their own First World War events as part of our project to commemorate the conflict.

    Added: 10 April 2014
  • Rockabillies music groups have been so popular that this Long Eaton based company is now expanding with a new series of classes run by two new music leaders and a rock choir for the adults 
    Added: 31 March 2014
  • A Belper-based artist/sculptor, Fitz (William Fitzgerald), has been commissioned to produce a sculpture to commemorate the life of Trevor Hodgkison FRSA, a fellow artist, who lived and worked in Belper for over 50 years. The Oak Man is going to be mounted in position high up in a tree in Belper Memorial Gardens on Wednesday 23rd April

    Added: 26 March 2014
  • High Peak Community Arts, based in New Mills, are delighted with their new champion. Dame Joan (Baroness Bakewell of Stockport), who was born and educated in Stockport, is one of the country’s foremost journalists and broadcasters and was awarded a life peerage in 2010. She has a special interest in the arts and the elderly.
    Added: 17 March 2014
  • An exhibition by Derby based artist group Morph Creatives at the Royal Derby Hospital for the Spring/Summer Season

    Until 30th August
    Added: 12 March 2014
  • Film documenting the impact of music in children’s hospitals
    Added: 3 March 2014
  • The winning ticket in the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation Winter Prize draw has been drawn by natural history broadcasting legend Sir David Attenborough.
    Added: 5 February 2014
  • If you are planning any DerbyShire 2015 events - whether small and local or big and county-wide - we want to hear from you! DerbyShire is intended to be a year-long celebration of the arts and culture in Derbyshire.
    Added: 3 February 2014

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