Your thoughts needed: Derby Creative Arts Network

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Derby Creative Arts Network (CAN) Consultation session 

A new project led by Derby Theatre, in partnership with a consortium of organisations from Derby and beyond, working and consulting with the community, to programme work in local settings…on the main stage at the Theatre and at a range of outdoor spaces and festivals across the city.

Derby CAN Spill the Beans

  • Have your say….we want to hear your thoughts
  • What would you like to see and happen in Derby?
  • What kind of creative events would you like to see happening at the weekend for people in the city and community to get involved in?
  • Would you like to see more exciting creative projects being developed and taking place in your community?

Come and join us…

To discuss these questions and much more, we would love to hear your thoughts and ideas, so we invite you to join us for one of the following sessions:

Open Public session on Monday 2 March

6.00 - 8.30pm at Derby Theatre, Intu, Derby

Please book your places via the website:

Open Public session on Tuesday 3 March

1.00 - 3.30pm at Normanton Library, St Augustine's Community Centre
Almond St, Derby, DE23 6LX

Free drop in session, please email to confirm attendance.

During each session…

The sessions will be an opportunity for you to; 

  • Hear more about the project, work done so far and initial ideas.
  • Share your thoughts and feelings on some of our plans.
  • Talk to us about your ideas on what else we should be doing
  • Provide us with your ideas and advice about how we might overcome some of the barriers for people engaging in the programme.
  • Find out how you can get involved 

As a thank you…

…for joining us and sharing your thoughts, FREE food will be available at each session, and we will also offer a FREE theatre ticket to each person who join us.

I would like to be involved - what do I do now?

For more information please contact Daniel Whitehouse (Creative Producer for Derby CAN) at

If you would like to attend but require any access support (like a BSL interpreter or wheelchair access) then please also let us know in advance, to ensure we support your request and your visit.

We look forward to hopefully welcoming you to a Derby CAN session soon.


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