Derby - Bidding to be City of Culture 2025

Beth of Maison Foo supports Derby’s City of Culture 2025 Bid

Beth Sheldon Artisitic Director Maison Foo supports Derby’s bid for City of Culture 2025 in her own words

City of Culture 2025

Local Poet and Wordsmith Jamie Thrasivoulou performs his poem that describes Derby’s Ambition of becoming City of Culture 2025. Video created by Derby Theatre as part of Derby CAN.

S H E D Derby Voice

Work created by dozens of young Derby artists took centre stage in an innovative exhibition set outside Derby Cathedral. Derby Voice is a collaborative creative arts exhibition involving 300 young people from the city of Derby. This thought-provoking installation features artwork ranging from podcasts and videos to murals and music and offers a platform for young people to communicate their thoughts and opinions on contemporary issues that matter to them. Participants have drawn on the influence of the Black Lives Matter movement, LGBTQ+ rights, mental health, education reform, employment opportunities, bullying and barriers to opportunities. Project: McMahon, D., and Jones, R. (2021). 'Derby Voice' [Research project]. Derby. Film Made by: Basi, P. R. (2021). 'Derby Voice' [observational documentary short]. Commissioned by Jones, R. and McMahon, D. 'Designing Dialogue CIC'. Derby: University of Derby.

Rukus Takes Time out to Support Derby’s bid for City of Culture 2025

We took a moment to speak to the legendary Rukus to find out why Derby is so full of talent.