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  • 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
  • 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
  •  ‘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
  • 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
  • After Sheffield’s Weston Park Museum was bombed in the notorious Sheffield Blitz the art treasures that survived were put into crates and moved to the safety of Derbyshire. But what might have happened had one of those crates got lost on the way? How was it lost? Who found it? What did they do with its precious contents?

    Art and sound installation at Buxton Museum until 19th April

    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
  • The Spring Exhibition at StraightCurves’ Hallway Gallery is now open to the public. 
    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
  • 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
  • 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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