July 2018

Be listed on Make Works Derby and Derbyshire: An open access digital database of makers.

Make Works are making manufacturing accessible. Think of it like a public library. An open resource made by dedicated factory finders where you can discover skilled manufacturers, tools and materials to make work with in your area.

We have been out in Derby and Derbyshire with Co-production volunteers to film local manufacturers over the past months, and now our listings are available as a resource for you here

Crowdfunding Appeal Nears Target For Canal Lock Restoration

Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust are on the home strait to securing the necessary funds for a major volunteer restoration project to take place at the end of July.

The Trust launched a £4,000 Crowdfunder appeal last month to fund restoration work at the Borrowash Lock.

They are just £300 shy of their total – thanks to a match funding pledge from Derby City Council and further support in building the Crowdfunder from Community Action Derby.

Festival Vibe For Free Cathedral Quarter Entertainment

Derby's Cathedral Quarter will have a festival feel on Saturday July 21 when a number of artists take to the stage ahead of their appearances at summer festivals across the Midlands.

The free music extravaganza CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious has been organised by the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) with a number of acts performing in the Market Place between 11am and 3pm.

Musicians performing at CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious include Jodie Rose who is heavily influenced by country, rock and pop music.

RDS Global Appoints First Apprentice From Technology Academy

A Derby College IT student involved in the organisation’s innovative Employer Academy programme has secured an apprenticeship with the company that provided him and others with valuable work experience as part of their study programme.

Brandon Bariana (19) joined the RDS Global Technology Academy earlier this year – spending 15 weeks learning about the different career opportunities available in the IT Industry.

 All eight students on the Academy were invited to apply for apprenticeships at the end of their study programme and Brandon was successful.

Women’s Stories Inspire Derby College Students To Create New Exhibition at Sudbury Hall

Students at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre have created an exhibition at Sudbury Hall to celebrate the lives and achievements of women associated with the 17th century National Trust country house.

Art & Design, Games Development and Music students have created a number of different pieces from paintings and sculptures to audio and 3D animations which have been placed around the hall for visitors to explore.

The Future of Arts Leadership Debate - chaired by Matt Trueman - part of Departure Lounge festival (BSL interpreted)

Part of Departure Lounge 2018 Friday 20 July, 11am – 12.30pm - FREE (Full Festival dates: Thu 19 – Sun 22 July) 
 
Departure Lounge, our fantastic summer festival of fresh and thrilling theatre, is almost here! Once again this year, the Theatre will be transformed into an exciting festival site, a hub for fresh and innovative performance with a bumper line-up of shows from  across the UK, plus workshops and talks. 

Full line up for extended 12th Derby Folk Festival

The complete line-up for Derby Folk festival is now confirmed, featuring main and headlining artists.

This will be the 12th year that the festival will be held right in the centre of Derby, and it has become embedded in the City's events calendar. Derby Folk Festival is jointly produced by Derby City Council’s Derby LIVE and Derbyshire-based PR Promotions.

Funding event for Artists

Get Funded is an event aimed at artists, creatives and collectives sharing skills, advice and tips on getting funding. It will be in the Box at QUAD on the 19th of July 1-4pm, there will be a series of speakers giving advice on getting funding/fundraising from different perspectives. 

Talks will cover:

Trapped tour is coming to Buxton

TRAPPED is a thrilling physical theatre and film work performed by the fast-rising EXPERIENTIAL. The piece is inspired by events surrounding the monumental collapse of the San Jose Mine, Chile in 2010. The world watched as 33 miners, trapped underground for 69 terrifying days, were winched to safety. Incredibly, they all survived. In underground tunnelsExperiential combine intense physical theatre, a potent atmosphere and clever lighting to create a world which is horrifying in its darkness but which offers hope and light for the future.

Markeaton Park is recognised as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

Derby’s Markeaton Park has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best parks in the world. Markeaton Park joins five other green spaces awarded recognition in Derby.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

In Good Company thrilled to receive Arts Council funding to continue artist development scheme and to extend its partnership network

In Good Company thrilled to receive  Arts Council funding to continue artist development scheme and to extend its partnership network 
 
In Good Company, the flagship artists’ development programme for the East Midlands, is delighted to announce that the scheme will continue until 2021 thanks to a wider partnership of venues being involved and further funding support from Arts Council England. In Good Company is the flagship professional creative and business development programme for theatre makers and companies in the East Midlands.  

Share Your Dance Memories For History Project

Local people are being asked to share their memories and stories of dance in the city since the 1950s for a major exhibition which will be staged later this year.

‘Derby Dancing’ has been launched thanks to a £10,000 National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The project is being led by Déda, the Derby-based creative centre for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor performance in Chapel Street, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

New Cathedral Quarter Loyalty Scheme and website Launched

Derby Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has re-launched its popular loyalty scheme with additional features making it easier for those who work and visit the area to benefit from special offers at local businesses.

Under the previous BID programme, there were more than 3,700 cardholders who were entitled to benefits such as discounts, special promotions and exclusive offers from businesses in the Cathedral Quarter including shops, cafès and restaurants, salons, entertainment venues and professional services.

Derby College Students Share City Experiences

Students from Derby College who are recent arrivals to Derby from across the world have compiled a book of stories about their first experiences and impressions of Derby for a new book launched at this year’s annual Derby Book Festival.

Businesses Join Forces For Outdoor Concert Return

More local businesses have joined forces to work with Derby City Council and secure the return of this year’s Hannells Darley Park outdoor classical music concert on Sunday September 2.

Headline sponsor Hannells Estate Agents alongside HUUB, Mortgage Advice Bureau, PKF Cooper Parry, Flint Bishop solicitors and Stratstone BMW Derby enabled the City Council to bring the much-loved concert back to the city last year.

These companies have again pledged their support for the concert this year and have been joined by Redrow Homes and Invictus Communications.

Bursary Awards For Derby College Students

Two Derby College Art & Design students have won bursaries from Arts Society Derby to support their move into Higher Education.

UAL Art Foundation Diploma students Lauren Jones and Georgia Brown have won £400 and £200 respectively after being shortlisted for the annual Bryan Harris Bursary award – named after the Society’s founder and former chairman who died three years ago.

Wathalls Open Day Reflects Changing Times in Derby

Family-owned funeral directors G Wathall & Son recently held an open day at its head office in Macklin Street, Derby, to show the public how times have changed in how people in Derby have said farewell to their loved ones over the past 160 years.

The company, which is the city’s longest established independent funeral directors, celebrates its 160th anniversary this year and has been collecting photographs, documents and memories from its archives, previous and current long-serving staff and from local families.

Festival Vibe For Free Cathedral Quarter Entertainment

Derby's Cathedral Quarter will have a festival feel on Saturday July 21 when a number of artists take to the stage ahead of their appearances at summer festivals across the Midlands.

The free music extravaganza CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious has been organised by the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) with a number of acts performing in the Market Place between 11am and 3pm.

Musicians performing at CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious include Jodie Rose who is heavily influenced by country, rock and pop music.

Crowdfunding Appeal Nears Target For Canal Lock Restoration

Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust are on the home strait to securing the necessary funds for a major volunteer restoration project to take place at the end of July.

The Trust launched a £4,000 Crowdfunder appeal last month to fund restoration work at the Borrowash Lock.

They are just £300 shy of their total – thanks to a match funding pledge from Derby City Council and further support in building the Crowdfunder from Community Action Derby.

Women’s Stories Inspire Derby College Students To Create New Exhibition at Sudbury Hall

Students at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre have created an exhibition at Sudbury Hall to celebrate the lives and achievements of women associated with the 17th century National Trust country house.

Art & Design, Games Development and Music students have created a number of different pieces from paintings and sculptures to audio and 3D animations which have been placed around the hall for visitors to explore.

Brownlee Brothers Invite Local Pupils To Mini Triathlon Event

Primary schools across Derby and Derbyshire are being invited to a free sporting event at Allestree Woodlands School on Wednesday 26th September – organised by the charitable foundation set up by triathlon stars Alistair and Jonny Brownlee.

The Brownlee Foundation aims to provide children across the UK with a positive sporting experience and to encourage regular participation in sport.

RDS Global Appoints First Apprentice From Technology Academy

A Derby College IT student involved in the organisation’s innovative Employer Academy programme has secured an apprenticeship with the company that provided him and others with valuable work experience as part of their study programme.

Brandon Bariana (19) joined the RDS Global Technology Academy earlier this year – spending 15 weeks learning about the different career opportunities available in the IT Industry.

 All eight students on the Academy were invited to apply for apprenticeships at the end of their study programme and Brandon was successful.

Culture Cares Conference 2018

How arts and culture are making a positive impact and creating pathways in the lives of young people in and leaving care.

Derby theatre is delighted to invite you to Culture Cares Conference 2018, in partnership with the Family Arts Campaign, and supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Join us for an insightful and lively conversation between the cultural and care sectors, as we highlight a range of innovative approaches that are creating positive outcomes for young people.

Derby College Celebrates Peak Performers

More than 200 people gathered for the annual Derby College Peak Awards at the historic Roundhouse to celebrate the achievements of students across the organisation.

Awards were presented by representatives of local businesses who had sponsored individual awards.

Two special prizes were awarded on the night – Student of the Year and Apprentice of the Year.