Derby Arts and Theatre Association (DATA) administers the Diary Scheme, a mutual aid arrangement for amateur theatre and music societies in the Derby area. It has been operating since DATA was founded in 1986 (see our About Us page).
Member societies, of which there are currently 40, may list the events that they stage on this website, which is provided and maintained by DATA. 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's organisers. The majority of communication is by e-mail. Member society representatives 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 and are also then publicised via a number of other means, see "Publicity via the DATA Diary" (right).
DATA and the Diary Scheme organisers accept no liability for any errors, howsoever caused.