Following an incredibly popular preview at Derby Theatre in 2015, and a phenomenally successful, award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016, JOAN, a Milk Presents Production in association with Derby Theatre, has embarked on another national tour and will play at the Wales Millennium Centre, The Oval House, Camden People’s Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Barnsley Civic, Birmingham Rep and at Touchstones Rochdale.
News from producers around Derbyshire
A wide range of organisations from across the county exhibited at a series of events for students at Derby College campuses to promote health and wellbeing.
The events were organised by the Derby College Students’ Union at the Roundhouse, Broomfield Hall and Ilkeston campuses.
Not for profit organisations based in the UK with projects that involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music of any genre have until the 8th May to apply for up to £10,000 of funding from the current round of the Open Fund for Organisations. The Open Fund is available to any not-for-profit organisation based in the UK with an eligible project, this includes:
• Orchestras and large ensembles
• Talent development or composer development organisations
PRS for Music Foundation has announced that the next application deadline for the Momentum Music Fund is the 16th May 2017. The Momentum Music Fund offers grants of £5,000-£15,000 for artists/bands to break through to the next level of their careers. Activities eligible for support include:
The next application deadline for the Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund is the 24th June 2017.
Cyclists taking part in the Derby Spring Classic Sportive event on Sunday April 23 and the North Derbyshire Challenge in September will be raising money for two local charities.
Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre was the nominated charity for last year’s two sportives which are organised by Cycle Derby and HUUB Events.
They will continue to be supported this year alongside Ashgate Hospice Care which provides support, care and specialist therapy services to people in their own homes across North Derbyshire as well as at the hospice in Chesterfield.
The audience at Sinfonia Viva’s latest concert in the Twilights series at Derby Cathedral on Friday April 7 will be treated to two distinctly different sides of the Orchestra’s multi-talented Principal Conductor Duncan Ward.
Ward will return to the Cathedral for the fourth in the Twilights series of drive time and early evening concerts after initially launching the programme last November.
The April 7 concert, starting at 6pm, is entitled ‘A Spring Quintet’. The highlight will be a new composition by Ward entitled ‘Hopscotch for Wind Quintet’ which he will conduct.
Fifty students from Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre will be heading to Germany later this month to gain an insight into the pioneering use of renewable energy sources.
Public Services students at Derby College will be turning out in force to help organisers of the annual Ramathon in June.
Around 100 students, who are based at the College's Broomfield Hall campus, will be supporting the annual Derby half marathon, business team run and mini Ramathon fun run which will be held on Sunday June 4.
Derbyshire farm shop Croots has added to its range of bakes created by Great British Bake Off star Val Stones.
Val’s brother Steve Croot runs the farm shop near Duffield, with wife Kay, and last year they teamed up to launch a tasty selection of bakes under the Val at Croots……made with love brand.
Now two new bakes – banana and pecan loaf and spelt cookies - have been added to the range.