DATA administers the Diary Scheme, a mutual aid arrangement for amateur theatre and music societies in the Derby area. It has been operating since being established by our founder in 1985 (see "Our Founder" right).
Member societies, of which there are currently 44, may list the events that they stage on this website. The website is maintained by the Derby Arts and Theatre Association (DATA), a registered charity.
Member societies pay a small fee to cover DATA's costs (currently £10 for two years' subscription). Each member society must appoint at least one person to liaise with The Diary Scheme organisers. The majority of communication is by e-mail.
Member societies should advise The Diary Scheme organisers of their future plans as early as possible by one of the following means:
Member societies are encouraged to use the list as a planning aid to avoid duplication of events or clashes of dates. Events can be added as placeholders to make them visible to other member societies without being published to the public for this purpose. However, there is no control by DATA over member societies' plans.
Published events are made visible on this website where they can be seen by the public as a publicity channel. Subscribers are also sent a monthly e-mail containing the latest event listing.
DATA and The Diary Scheme organisers accept no liability for any errors, howsoever caused.
DATA was founded in 1985 by Tony Jaggers, in the days before the Internet! The Diary Scheme was an arrangement whereby member societies agreed to list each others' events in their programmes.
Sadly, Tony passed away in February 2016. His contribution to amateur performing arts in the Derby area is immeasurable. DATA and The Diary Scheme's continuing success is one way in which his presence in our community is still manifested.