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  • We are pleased to announce that we're launching WORK - four new artists’ films that explore contemporary working lives in the middle of England - online on International Workers’ Day, 1 May 2020. ;
    Published on 4 May 2020
  • On 12th May 2020, the world should be celebrating Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday. The coronavirus crisis has resulted in events being cancelled but the team behind a new play are determined to give people the opportunity to celebrate one of the most remarkable people in history.;
    Published on 4 May 2020
  • Welcome to the '30:30' Project. Original Jeremy James Lino prints for £30.00, delivered direct to your door.;
    Published on 4 May 2020
  • If you would like some help with your writing for adults bestselling author Sophie Draper is available for some one-to-one sessions on 13th June online or by telephone. ;
    Published on 4 May 2020
  • WATCH OUR PLAY DURING LOCKDOWN!;
    Published on 4 May 2020
  • I am an award winning and published author, and I am offering my services to paint local business windows for free. My idea is to bring comfort with visual stories and something beautiful to look at. ;
    Published on 4 May 2020
  • Derby College Group (DCG) is launching a new higher education study programme in partnership with The Open University which is designed to better prepare creative practitioners for the world of work. ;
    Published on 4 May 2020
  • Lytisha Tunbridge is hosting a themed on-line poetry event called Vision; As I See It via zoom. ;
    Published on 4 May 2020
  • Timber Festival is, unfortunately, postponed until next year. ;
    Published on 1 May 2020
  • This resource has been developed by Derbyshire Community Health Services & Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust who are currently unable to provide their face to face Living Well with Dementia groups due to COVID-19.;
    Published on 1 May 2020
  • For those of your thinking of putting parts of your festival online this year.;
    Published on 1 May 2020
  • Our libraries may be closed but you can still find something new to read in your downtime.;
    Published on 1 May 2020
  • Although the office is closed, a few staff are still working on much reduced hours to keep the Festival alive and we have been overwhelmed by your support during this challenging time. Thank you to everyone who is so generously supporting our efforts to bring back the Festival in 2021. Your kind words and donations have lifted our spirits immensely.;
    Published on 30 April 2020
  • Yesterday saw the launch of The Skills Toolkit, which is the government’s response to enable people who are unemployed or furloughed to develop their workplace and digital skills.;
    Published on 30 April 2020
  • Derby Book Festival is challenging children and adults to write a story in up to fifty words on the subject of ‘Home’ for its 2020 Flash Fiction Writing Competition launched today (24 April). The winning stories will be printed on a set of bookmarks this summer and will be distributed across Derby and Derbyshire to promote Derby Book Festival. ;
    Published on 30 April 2020
  • Older adults aged 65+ from across Derbyshire are being invited to take part in a new project ‘A Necklace of Stars’. During the Covid-19 crisis, instructions and support for making embroidery, poetry and lullabies will be provided via post, on-line and on the phone for those who are housebound. ;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • Even though the Barn is not open, we've been working with our partners and volunteers to bring you activities to do at home. We would like to thank those who have contributed and hope there's something here you will enjoy!;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • The FORMAT20 Off Year exhibitions may be closed in the real world but we are delighted to bring you some of the amazing FORMAT festival exhibitions as digital exhibitions.;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • We are gradually moving over to online teaching from your own home. We are using Zoom to deliver our sessions remotely to you during these tricky times.;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • “The question that looms above us all is how do we isolate but not feel isolated.”;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • In these challenging times, we are now more appreciative than ever of any donations towards our work, especially in making sure we reach learning disabled people who may feel very lonely at this time;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • We're removing our fees for our Trusted Trader members for 12 months;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • The Solstice Creative Writing Prize for young writers, IS NOW OPEN;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • Treat yourself in some creative me time;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • As an independent charity with most of our income coming from our cafés, car parking, shop and ticket sales, we now need your support more than ever.;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • We’re very excited to announce that Fantastic for Families is now listing online events for families.;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • If you would like some help with your writing for adults bestselling author Sophie Draper is available for some one-to-one sessions on 13th June online or by telephone. ;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • Although the office is closed, a few staff are still working on much reduced hours to keep the Festival alive and we have been overwhelmed by your support during this challenging time. Thank you to everyone who is so generously supporting our efforts to bring back the Festival in 2021. Your kind words and donations have lifted our spirits immensely.;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • While we all have to stay at home to keep safe and well, we wanted to get in touch and let you know what's happening at Hubbub. Even through challenging times we are still here to spread hope and kindness through some exciting new ways of working...;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • Due to the unfortunate events surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak, the Dronfield Arts Festival has been postponed. Originally due to take place next month, the Festival will now coincide with Victory in Japan (VJ) Day, which marks the end of WWII, over the weekend of 15th & 16th August.;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • The Derby Ram Trail team has decided to delay delivery of this world-class art trail due to take place this summer. This difficult decision has been taken in response to the recent Covid-19 (Coronavirus) developments and the social distancing measures currently in place potentially being extended. We look forward to bringing this fantastic event to our city streets in the future, when it is safe to do so and we will share a new launch date in due course.;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • Like all small businesses and charities, the current pandemic has given the Dronfield Heritage Trust unprecedented challenges. ;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • You are invited…to get involved with a brand new long term project celebrating creativity and culture across Derbyshire. The 52 WEEKS FESTIVAL will run from May 2022 – May 2023 and aims to bring the county together through:;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • Hayfield Singers will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a performance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’, the greatest piece of choral music in the English language, according to the choir’s musical director Simon Mercer.;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • A local support group have launched a poetry competition, and are opening it out to non-members in a bid to help in these stressful times.;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • Online library use with Derbyshire County council surges during lockdown;
    Published on 27 April 2020
  • They just keep them coming! The next live peformance to be posted online from 7pm on Friday 24th April by the popular touring company Oddsocks Productions, is their groundbreaking 2014 musical adaptation of "Twelfth Night".;
    Published on 23 April 2020
  • Award winning Oddsocks is releasing "JANE EYRE" to watch online from Friday 17th April at 7pm.;
    Published on 16 April 2020
  • Voices From The Peak - a journey through the Peak District in word and sound. Featuring the atmospheres, wildlife and stories of this strange and beautiful land of contrasts. ;
    Published on 16 April 2020
  • Continuing its regular Friday performance uploads, Oddsocks is releasing its stylish and hugely popular "Much Ado About Nothing" on it's YouTube Channel OddsocksComms tomorrow from 7pm.;
    Published on 9 April 2020
  • In response to the Government’s latest guidance concerning the COVID-19 virus, and in the best interests of our visitors and staff, Derby LIVE regret to announce that our events programme will not be going ahead for at least the next 12 weeks.;
    Published on 23 March 2020
  • Following the unfortunate cancellation of our concert ‘A Little Night Music’ that was due to take place this week at Derby Cathedral, Sinfonia Viva is launching ‘A Little Live Music’ coming to Facebook this Wednesday. ;
    Published on 19 March 2020
  • 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

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