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Dance Unites

Dance Unites- Virtual Big Dance. 

Dance Unites is a new project commissioned by Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries. 

We are excited to share this new exciting dance opportunity for schools and children at home to learn a new dance, working with Dance Unites partners: Next Door Dance, Unite the Scene, Gareth Woodward and Vcreate. How to get involved? 
Learn the dances from the 6 July which will be available from Inspire Youth Arts YouTube channel, if you fancy a dance challenge, why not join our Virtual Big Dance on Thursday 16 July at 11 am via Zoom. For more information and to register for the 16 July contact

Get This!
Get This!

Get This! is a new project led by Mansfield Palace Theatre, working with the Captivate partners to create an arts and cultural provision for looked after children aged 8-19 years across Mansfield and Ashfield. We are delighted to have been funded through The Mighty Creatives sector support commissions, to develop this new area of work for the partnership. As part of the commission, we will create new arts activities for looked after children, and work with Derby Theatre and Nottingham University to offer research, training and skills for artists. 

If you have a child that may benefit from this opportunity, please do get in touch.  


Go The Distance
Go The Distance-Announcing a brand new remote festival for new times

Go the Distance is First Art's way to bring communities together to experience and be part of some great cultural things, making the most of many of the new ways of doing things remotely, both on and offline.

First Art's innovative remote Festival brings light relief to communities in Ashfield, Bolsover, Mansfield and North East Derbyshire. The first chapter of the Festival includes: 

Everybody’s Home a specially curated bumper creative activity kit that will be sent out free of charge to hundreds of homes across the four areas. So far, First Art and partners across the four areas have distributed over 2,500 packs. 

Remote Access is designed to bring a bit of fun and entertainment to you at home in these moments of isolation via the wonders of the Web and digital technology.
We’re working with all sorts of different artists to create inspiring, quality content and online experiences that offer a chance to connect with others remotely.

All the shows are free (although there may be a Pay What You Decide donation option for one or two activities). Shows will run throughout June - dates and times will be announced very soon

Get Involved


#BeInspired with Inspire Libraries 

While our physical facilities aren't currently open, Inspire still has plenty of resources to inspire you over the coming weeks - head over to Inspire online for more information and links to free resources.

You can also email us

Inspire Youth Arts have transferred their project delivery to an online programme of dance and music projects. IYA would like to hear from schools, community partners and parents who would like to access IYA content online. Email to get involved.

Inspire Music are continuing music lesson provision through an online platform for both schools and pupils to access at home. Email

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