Join your local library and you can get access to free books, free magazines and newspapers, free enquiry service, free Internet, free computer services, free book clubs and low cost DVD and CD hire. To find your local library click either Derby Libraries or Derbyshire Libraries.

Calibre Audio Library – free audio books bring the pleasure of reading to people who have sight problems, dyslexia or other disabilities that prevent them reading a print book.


Déda – dance centre in Derby with performances and classes. 

Steps for the Future – dance, drama and music performance group for adults with disabilities in Derby. 

Reach 4 The Stars are running some creative workshops in Sheffield covering dance and music and creative media. 


Donut Creative Arts Studio – youth arts facility in Chesterfield.  Play musical instruments, sing, dance, perform, record and more!  

Enabled Art – art activities for disabled people, based in Derby. 

Inspirative Arts – creative expressive workshops for people with learning disabilities.   

Long Eaton Art Room – art workshops and gallery – pop along for a session to show your creativity. 

Access to Art – art group in Alvaston, Derby. 01332 726980 or email

Padley Centre – therapeutic arts and crafts for people with learning disabilities and mental health issues. 

High Peak Community Arts – art project based at New Mills and working across the High Peak. 

Arts Derbyshire – arts events and information. Find out about groups, projects, festivals and exhibitions. 

Level Centre – arts projects for people with learning disabilities, based in Rowsley, between Matlock and Bakewell. 

Ilkeston Arts and Camera Club – a club for anyone with an interest in creative arts.


Drum Therapy in Chesterfield – fun drumming sessions for people with physical and learning disabilities. Call 01246 269232 for more details.

Kaleidoscope Community Music – enabling more people to get involved in music in Derby, with a carnival band, drumming lessons, dance class and community choir. 

Hot House Music – Inspirational Youth Music!  With workshops and lessons, as well as many different ensembles to join in Derby and Burton. 


Buxton Opera House Youth Theatre  

Derby Youth Theatre

Pomegranate Youth Theatre in Chesterfield 

Steps for the Future – drama group for adults with disabilities based in Derby.   

3D Derby Deaf Drama Group – drama group for deaf adults.  Email

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