Something for the Weekend..

By The Mainframe Team

Festive MarketWith a month to go until Christmas, there are a number of festive markets, events and activities happening within Derby/Derbyshire.. We've rounded up a number of them that are happening this weekend..                                       

Banks Mill Open Studios


Friday 26th - Sunday 28th November 2021

Meet over 50 artists, designers, makers and creative services businesses. As well as seeing first-hand how the artists create their unique designs and handmade products you can also buy original work directly from the artists themselves, something that can't be experienced on the high street. Or meet one of the creative service businesses to discuss how they can work with you; from digital and video promotion to photography services. For a full list of exhibitors see the Our Creatives page.

Haddon Hall Artisan Market



Friday 26th - Sunday 28th November 2021

Enjoy a little seasonal magic at this years Mercatum Christmas Artisan Market. Visitors will have plenty of time to browse, shop and enjoy the exciting range of food and gift choices available. Many marquees will be located outdoors, along the drive, within the courtyard and on the Fountain and Bowling Green terraces of the gardens, together with others located within some of the rooms of the Hall itself. As always, this promises to be a fun shopping experience and a great opportunity to find something a little out of the ordinary for family and friends. Book here.



Saturday 27th November 2021

A sophisticated evening of house music, past, present and future!
Bringing the very best of house music to some of the most creative spaces in Derby. Resident DJs Gilly Jones, Tony Perkins, Chris Goy and guest DJs will be performing sets that include 90’s contemporary classics, vocal house, funky house & big floor fillers. The good vibes are standard, so go and experience it for yourself. For tickets / more information here..

Derby Museum


Sunday 28th November 2021

The Museum & Art Gallery and the Museum of Making will be celebrating Museum shop Sunday with lots of exciting offers. Also, enjoy 10% of all the incredible maker ranges and in the Museum of Making hub, Mince pies and fizz will be served.


Back by popular demand, this years big hits 'No Time To Die' (12A) and Dune (12A) return to QUAD's screens this week.

Also, back by popular demand are QUAD's Festive Hot chocolates and coffees.. Warm up with a bailey's latte, Rudolf's ruin - with spiced rum and either a black forest or toffee hot chocolate.

There is also time to still book onto events at the UK Ghost Story Festival being held at QUAD and Museum of Making..

For tickets and times here.



On now until Sunday 9th January 2022

Celebrate 20 magical years of Christmas at Chatsworth. Take in scenes that will combine nostalgic references to Christmases of years past with the traditions at the heart of Chatsworth’s seasonal celebrations. The Chapel will come alive with festive music; a kaleidoscope of colour will mingle playfully with gems and minerals from our collection; inventive use of recycled materials will illustrate the potential of sustainable decorating; and no winter celebration would be complete without a sprinkling of the white stuff...

Join us as we celebrate the magic of Christmas at Chatsworth.



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