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  • A development afternoon for East and West Midlands artists working within health and wellbeing settings

    Date: 1-5pm, Wednesday 17th June 2015

    Venue:  Derby QUAD, DE1 3AS

    Free – book soon!

    Added: 20 May 2015
  • Flaming Skirt Festival is a unique contemporary arts festival based in Amber Valley, Derbyshire.

    Position deadline: 28th May

    Added: 18 May 2015
  • Kerri Pratt is the sixth winner of the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award and has embarked upon a 9 month Arts Residency to produce a new body of work inspired by the landscape, heritage and people of Derbyshire:   This will culminate in a solo exhibition at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery 19th September to 15th November 2015.
    Added: 13 May 2015
  • Following on from the success of the Grinlow Art & Storytelling trail last year, founder of the event, Ruby Moon, is aspiring to an event that is even more brimming at the rim with art and storytelling to see, do and partake in. For 2015 the collaboration of artists hope to keep the high standard raised last year that led to them winning ‘best visual arts award’ in the 2014 Buxton festival fringe.
    Added: 11 May 2015
  • Artists and aspiring artists are being urged to enter Derbyshire County Council’s annual Open Art Competition.

    Entries to be submitted 12-13 June
    Added: 7 May 2015
  • Derby Theatre is on the lookout for young people to appear in their big production for the autumn, Brassed Off, based on the screenplay from the smash-hit film, performances from Fri 18 September until Sat 10 October.

    Audition call-out for young people - May 16th

    Added: 7 May 2015
  • CraftBomb project for Voluntary Arts week
    Be part of a national CraftBomb project – brighten up your community and help launch Voluntary Arts Week in an explosion of colour and creativity on Friday 15 May 2015!
    Added: 30 April 2015
  • A little event to commemorate a huge undertaking: 13th June at Pentrich Village Hall from 1pm to 6pm.
    Added: 30 April 2015
  • Did you know that reading, listening to stories, writing  and other creative activities can make you feel good, help you relax and improve your wellbeing? 

    The Derbyshire Literature Festival running from 8th – 17th May 2015 offers an ideal opportunity to enjoy a range of just these type of activities.

    Added: 15 April 2015
  • Originally part of Derbyshire's Cultural Olympiad, All Dance 2015 will take place in the Autumn Term this year.
    Added: 8 April 2015
  •  ‘Discover Derbyshire & Peak District’ is a location-aware app packed full of fascinating places of  interest and walking trails to find and explore. Use this FREE app to compare now and then.

    Added: 30 March 2015
  • The nationally renowned Buxton Festival featuring opera, music and books will take place from 10 to 26 July. This year’s music series features 36 concerts from award-winning and internationally renowned singers and musicians performing in Buxton Opera House, the Pavilion Arts Centre, St John’s Church and the Pavilion Café.
    Added: 30 March 2015
  • The Derbyshire Literature Festival takes place from 8th to 17th May 2015.

    It’s a packed 10 days with over 50 events taking place across the county in libraries, heritage venues and community centres.

    Added: 7 April 2015
  • Organisers of Derby Festé 2015 are offering Derbyshire based artists the exciting opportunity to perform during the festival weekend in September.
    Added: 24 March 2015
  • Rockabillies Music groups Kodaly course with Len Tyler

    To be held in October 2015

    Added: 23 March 2015
  • Artcore’s community project ‘Art to Active Employment’ celebrated its conclusion on the 27th March 2015.
    Added: 13 March 2015
  • Pollyanna has been recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Inspirational Women Awards held in Derby on 7th March.
    Added: 13 March 2015
  • In a fun, friendly workshop with recorder virtuoso Sarah Jeffery, you can delve into various styles of recorder music, with an emphasis on playing together, creative music making and having a good time. Sarah will also perform a concert on all sizes of recorder, journeying from folk to Bach to playing with electronics

    Added: 2 March 2015
  • We are inviting local writers to share their enjoyment, their passions, their delights and their despairs of, from or about the Peaks and add poems and stories to the Grinlow Poetry Trail.
    Added: 2 March 2015
  • Peak District Artisans have announced details of their 2015 programme of events, featuring a new exhibition at Tatton.
    Added: 23 February 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • Derby Pupils and local volunteers get ready to launch their WW1 Exhibition.
    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
  • 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
  • WANTED AT CROMFORD - Costumed Tour Guides
    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
  • 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

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