What's new this season

Come and join us for our Festival of Learning


Our celebrations take place between 19 and 24 June 2017, with over 30 events and activities taking place across the county.

We have all sorts of free fun activities, taster sessions and more. Come alone or bring friends and family to find out all about us, and have a look in our adult education centres. For more information, or to book a 'have a go' session, contact the centres.

Festival of Learning: Have a go sessions

Ashbourne ACE

  • Beginners computers - 20 June, 1pm to 2.30pm
  • Summer watercolours - 20 June, 1.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Photography - 20 June, 6pm to 7pm
  • Pottery - 20 June, 7pm to 8pm

Bolsover ACE

  • Sew to be social - 24 June, 10am to 12 noon
  • Yoga - 24 June, 10am to 12 noon
  • Bunting and ribbons - 24 June, 10am to 12 noon
  • T-bag card folder - 24 June, 10am to 12 noon
  • Floristry - 24 June, 10am to 12 noon

Cotmanhay and Ilkeston ACE

  • Spanish - 19 June,12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Art - 20 June, 7pm to 8.30pm
  • Making a sensory aid for children - 21 June, 10am to 11.30am
  • Making windmills and bottle flowers - 21 June, 4pm to 5.30pm

Derbyshire Eco Centre

  • Health and wellbeing day - 23 June, 10am to 3.30pm

Fairfield ACE

  • Story-telling - 20 June, 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Make and share lunch - 20 June, 11.30am to 1pm
  • Yoga - 20 June, 1pm to 2 pm
  • Floristry - 20 June, 2pm to 3pm
  • Chocolate making - 20 June, 2pm to 3pm

Long Eaton, Community House

  • Making a sensory aid for children - 21 June, 1.30pm to 3pm
  • Spanish - 22 June, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Art watercolours - 22 June, 1pm to 2.30pm
  • Creative writing - 22 June, 1.30pm to 3pm
  • Italian - 23 June, 10am to 12.30pm
  • British Sign Language - 28 June, 6:30pm to 8.30pm

Staveley Town Council

  • Crafts - 24 June, 10am to 4pm

Swadlincote ACE

  • Making a sensory aid for children - 21 June, 1pm to 2.30pm