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  • Applications are now open for collaborative leaders to take part in the first UK Creative Community Fellows Programme (UK CCF).;
    Published on 18 March 2020
  • In light of the recent Government advice regarding Coronavirus we have taken the decision to postpone our workshops and events until the end of April. We will review the situation regularly and hope that the majority of our delivery can go ahead with revised timetables.;
    Published on 18 March 2020
  • In line with Government guidance we can confirm that Whitney - Queen of the Night at Derby Arena will not be going ahead tomorrow. ;
    Published on 18 March 2020
  • The much-loved Derby Folk Festival is back in full this year, with weekend tickets on sale from today giving access to ALL the events ALL weekend. And very early birds can buy a discounted weekend Super Supporter ticket! ;
    Published on 18 March 2020
  • Derby-based Déda has appointed a new director to drive forward its development as a cultural organisation that enriches people’s lives through dance and the arts.;
    Published on 18 March 2020
  • Can you help older people feel less lonely and isolated in the coming months of self-isolation for people aged 70+ and other vulnerable groups?;
    Published on 18 March 2020
  • Apply to exhibit at one of the UK's leading rural arts festivals with over 4,000 visitors over one weekend in our beautiful and buzzing Derbyshire market town.;
    Published on 18 March 2020
  • Following Government guidance we have set up preventative measures at our office, and for now our staff are continuing to work from the office. If possible please contact us by phone or email rather than in person.;
    Published on 18 March 2020
  • Sadly we are classed as non-essential social contact We will be closed for all events until we have differing advice from the government. ;
    Published on 18 March 2020
  • We are inviting artists working in any wall-based form and living within 100 miles to apply, whether working in paint, print, photography or other mediums. ;
    Published on 18 March 2020
  • Many of the events listed on this website will have been cancelled due to the novel Coronavirus - Covid-19. ;
    Published on 18 March 2020
  • Grammy-nominated Sinfonia Viva, the orchestra of the East Midlands, has expanded its creative projects team thanks to an uplift in funding from Arts Council England (ACE).;
    Published on 18 March 2020
  • A consortium of organisations, led by the University of Derby, is seeking to apply to Arts Council England's Creative People and Places fund. ;
    Published on 18 March 2020
  • Opening September 2020 the Museum of Making will celebrate the makers of the past and will be designed to empower makers of the future.;
    Published on 18 March 2020
  • As of this morning, Tuesday 17th March, QUAD is temporarily closed to the public. All upcoming Mainframe events have therefore been postponed.;
    Published on 17 March 2020
  • New Mills Festival is delighted to invite applications from artists from all backgrounds for the return of the festival Art Trail and Arts Big Weekend for 2020!;
    Published on 2 March 2020
  • Buxton Fringe has reported a whopping 100 entries at the close of the discounted early bird deadline at the end of February.;
    Published on 2 March 2020
  • The Devil in the Belfry is a theatrical monologue freely adapted from a short story of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe. A solo performer (Dave Robb), portraying a distraught traveller, directly addresses the audience under the pretext of recruiting them on a mission to rid his home of the eponymous ‘devil’. Over the course of one hour, props, versatile costume pieces, character acting and a violin are used to animate the backstory, in which an isolated community with strict parochial values has been upset by the arrival of a frightening - possibly demonic - foreigner. ;
    Published on 2 March 2020
  • New Bondholder Bulkhead Interactive has expanded its UK operation with a move to a major 6,436 ft2 office facility at Bondholder Nurton Developments' Cardinal Square office complex, facilitated by Bondholder FHP.;
    Published on 2 March 2020
  • Bondholder intu Derby has brought together colour psychologists, light artists and designers to help boost the mood and wellbeing of its shoppers, by creating 'The Light House Experience'.;
    Published on 2 March 2020
  • Recent visitors to the Stainsby website would have experienced our very own Back to the Future moment. For highly technical reasons - usually known as a cock up - the Home and News pages took a trip back to May 2019 and were doing a great job of advertising last year's festival! Not to worry, our trusty DeLorean has got us back to the present. Web code and time travel really really don't mix.;
    Published on 2 March 2020
  • We're so excited to say that Los Campesinos!, Whyte Horses, Pip Blom, Rozi Plain, Shopping and Josie Long are among 42 artists confirmed today for this year’s Indietracks festival!;
    Published on 2 March 2020
  • Did you know that The Derby Conference Centre is the only venue in the region to host a comedy club? ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • Work has begun on the cultural extravaganza that will be New Mills Festival 2020 and we would love you to take part. ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • Glossop Bookfest 2020 is planned for August (exact dates to be decided) and we need three or four more volunteers to make it a success. The venue will be close to Glossop’s town centre. ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • In partnership with Arts Development at Derby City Council we are looking for an artist based in the East Midlands region for a special commission to make three new works for the CHWA Awards this year. The CHWA Award-winners will be given the commissioned artwork at an awards ceremony hosted by Lord Howarth of Newport on the first night of our national conference.;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • 6 – 26 March 2020 Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LB Launch: Fri, 6 Mar 5pm-9pm Meet the Artist: Sun, 8 Mar & Sat 21 Mar, 10am-3pm ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • The talented youngsters of the renowned Bakewell Youth Theatre will be bringing another impressive musical to the Medway Community Centre, Bakewell. Guys & Dolls will be performed at the Community Centre on the 5th, 6th and 7th March, 7.30pm. ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • Ground breaking tap dance experience, OSCiLLATE, takes Derby on a journey of human interaction and relationships. Déda are excited to present inspirational tap dance company Old Kent Road with their new production of OSCiLLATE.;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • Dance4’s CAT is the Centre for Advanced Training which provides access to world-class training opportunities and spaces for young people aged between 11-18 years with exceptional potential in dance. The scheme is funded by the Department for Education and they welcome applications from anyone with a passion for dance. They have several opportunities available for young people and their teachers to find out more about the scheme and what it can offer: ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • We thought you'd like to know that on 25th and 26th February in 1930 Tideswell Community Players first trod the boards with the comedy drama and West End hit, Ambrose Applejohn's Adventure, by Walter Hackett. ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE On 12th May, the world will celebrate Florence's 200th birthday. ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • An evening of poetry to celebrate LGBT+ History Month will be held at Riverside Library, Derby city centre, from 6pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 27 February. ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • Derby Museums has an exhibition celebrating Derbyshire artists. ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • Last chance to enter some the Axisweb Artists Awards;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • The way is not straight. The way to the goal is chaotic and spiralling, and only gradually do the signs surmise that it is leading anywhere. Hooded dwarf gods stand at the ocean edge of the ego mind. Kinsmen of the unconscious, they offer navigation into the darkness and uncertainty for those ready to brave the spirit of the depths. Encountering the unconscious is tortuous knowledge but this golden understanding births new life.;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • Next Saturday, 29 February, we're pleased to have our friends from the Small Print Company in the gallery demonstrating letter press printing. They are here from 12.00 and you can see the technique of letterpress printing and the skill involved in the process.;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • Just a reminder that James Ellson’s debut novel - a crime thriller called The Trail - is published by Unbound tomorrow. ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • We've been selected to be part of the inaugural Nottingham Contemporary Print Fair, we're very excited! ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • Cinema for All has launched a new resource for community cinema programmers, which might be of use.;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • Thanks to our partners' support spreading the word, we've had a surge of interest in the first Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance Awards, so we've extended the deadline to 5pm on 24 February. ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • Derby’s annual St George’s Day celebrations take place on Saturday 18 April, and a call has gone out for local children’s and youth groups who want to follow St George and his Dragon’s footsteps in the traditional city centre parade. ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • Fringe performers and exhibitors are being urged to enter this summer’s Buxton’s Fringe as soon as possible in order to take advantage of the specially discounted £50 entry fee available until February 29th. ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • In May, Cromford Mills, of Cromford, near Matlock, will host a stunning exhibition from the British Tapestry Group. Fabric of the North brings together works by over 30 weavers, combining regular, three-dimensional and mixed-media tapestries, large and small, with a single theme: our Northern heritage. ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • Explore the making process and progression of a range of Derbyshire artists in our brand new exhibition Process and Progress. Featured is modernist sculptor Ronald Pope, and a range of talented artists who have all won the prestigious Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award. ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • Dominic Kelly is a powerful dynamic and entertaining storyteller with an international reputation, having told not only across the country but around the world from India to the Icy wastes of the Arctic Circle. ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • For the third year running we're inviting local artisans to apply for a place in our Inspired by the Peak District & Derbyshire Marketplace at Chatsworth Country Fair. The opportunity is open to small-to-medium-sized businesses based in Derbyshire, and is part financially supported by our ERDF project. It's a great opportunity to reach thousands of visitors from across the UK! ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • Jeremy James is running two lino printmaking courses in 2020, in beautiful Derbyshire, one in May, another in September. You need have no prior experience, just a desire to have a go, two days of designing and printing, all in the setting of a beautiful herb garden. ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • In partnership with Arts Development at Derby City Council we are offering 10 free spaces to attend A Culture of Care to freelance creative practitioners and carers who live in or whose practice is based in Derby. ;
    Published on 26 February 2020
  • Mashing Mugs by Bartholomew Beal © Foundation Derbyshire ;
    Published on 26 February 2020

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