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Sum Secured For JWC Rag Week

Students and staff at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre have raised just over £1,000 for three charities at their annual RAG week.

A wide range of competitions and activities were organised throughout the week and the money raised has been split between local charities Children First Derby, The Breakfast Club initiative in the city which is the College’s designated charity this year and to Cancer Research UK.

Silver Medal For Broomfield Hall Garden Volunteers

A group of 35 volunteers who help to restore and maintain the historic gardens at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus have won a Silver medal for their exhibit at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

The volunteers have been working alongside Broomfield Hall’s Head Gardener Samantha Harvey and entered the long border competition at the show with their exhibit, entitled ‘Rhythm of Colour’ - inspired by the long border at Broomfield Hall Gardens.

Open House At Broomfield Hall

Derby College’s Broomfield Hall will hold its annual open day on Sunday June 17 between 10am and 4pm with a wide range of family-friendly activities and demonstrations by students.

There will be a number of have a go activities - including tree climbing, sports and feeding some of the animals.

Timms Solicitors Support Grassroots Girls Football

Timms Solicitors are playing their part in supporting young players to embrace the growing stature and opportunities in women’s football by sponsoring Duffield Dynamos Under 10 girls team.

Timms have supplied new kit for the team who train on Sunday morning at Eyes Meadow in Duffield.

Manager Robert Jeffery said: “As a Football Association Charter Standard Club we are proud to have a thriving girls section as part of our 400-strong club.

Treat Yourselves At Roundhouse Street Feast

Derby College’s Roundhouse Events team will host their first street food festival on Saturday August 4 – bringing a tasty mix of food, themed bars, live music and much more to the iconic Roundhouse in Pride Park.

The Roundhouse Street Feast will open at 11am and continue until 9pm.

As well as a wide selection of top notch street food and bars, there will be a variety of entertainment and competitions.

There will also be the chance to browse along Market Street and buy some unique gifts from a great selection of pop up shops.

New talented Head Chef arrives at The Derby Conference Centre

Guests of The Derby Conference Centre are now enjoying a refreshed dining experience thanks to the launch of a range of new menus created by their talented new Head Chef, Matthew Slack.

 

As an experienced chef who has worked his way up to senior positions in local restaurants offering quality cuisine, Matthew hopes to create dishes that provide people with the most enjoyable experience using quality ingredients and exciting recipes.

Derby College Students Create Colourful Mural

Art & Design students at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre have created a colourful mural in the garden of a Derby nursing home for the residents and visiting families to enjoy.

Staff at Amber Lodge in Osmaston Road visited the College to see some of the students’ work and chose a design depicting a sunny countryside scene.

Derby Festé 2018 celebrates 250 years of Circus!

Details of this September’s 12th Derby Festé programme have now been revealed.

The city’s popular annual festival has been extended to three days for the first time this year – bringing a bag full of tricks and a sprinkling of magic to the city centre on Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 September.

This year Derby Festé is inspired by the nationwide 250 years of Circus – marking the milestone anniversary of the first circus performance near London’s Waterloo in 1768 by showman Philip Astley.

heme announced for Hannells Darley Park Concert as Classic FM come on board

The hugely successful Hannells Darley Park Concert will once again be staged in the picturesque setting of Darley Park. It is one the UK’s biggest outdoor classical concerts and takes place on Sunday 2 September. This year’s event will be supported by Hannells, Flint Bishop Solicitors, HUUB, Invictus Communications, Mortgage Advice Bureau, PKF Cooper Parry, Redrow Homes and Stratstone BMW Derby.

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