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Pride 2023: Safety and inclusivity paramount at Markeaton Park

A variety of organisations came together to create a safe space for hundreds of guests at Derby’s annual LGBTQ+ celebration. Colourful flags flew proudly across...

Theatre Review: 4 Walls

Derby Theatre puts the local community in the spotlight in this diverse and authentic new play… In an era dominated by ultra-convenient on-demand streaming apps,...

Carnival 2023: Troupes brave turbulent weather to celebrate Windrush 75

People came en masse to attend a special edition of Derby’s annual Caribbean Carnival commemorating the Windrush Generation. Taking place 75 years after the HMT...

Windrush elders reflect on childhood at anniversary event

Derby’s Caribbean community has come together to reminisce and celebrate 75 years since the arrival of the Windrush Generation. On 22nd June, members of the...

ITV Starstruck contestant shares how music helped him rebuild his life

American singer-songwriter Raphael Tate tells us how music has shaped him, and what it was like to portray James Brown on prime-time television… Born in...

Carnival CEO says honouring the past is vital to ensure its future

The chief of the East Midlands’ foremost Carnival organisation has reiterated the importance of generational legacy in keeping the tradition alive. Donna Briscoe-Greene, CEO of...

“They’re not just costumes – it’s folklore,” says leading Carnival designer

We caught up with Samantha Hudson – aka Sam Carnival – to talk about the costume design process and her new research project… Mojatu: How...

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