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Further Capital Works Planned Ahead of Next T-Levels Launch

Derby College Group (DCG) has been awarded a £780,000 government grant to create new laboratory and integrated IT facilities for students who will join the second stage of the T-Levels roll out programme this September.

Existing rooms at DCG’s Joseph Wright Centre will be refurbished over the coming months ahead of the launch of the Science T-Level this September which is focused on enabling the next generation of laboratory scientists to become work-ready.

HSG Expands Offer To Keep Workplaces Covid-Safe

Washroom services and water conservation specialists HSG have expanded their offer in response to the increasing requirements for fast and accurate Coronavirus testing in the workplace.

Derby-based HSG are now able to supply to businesses lateral flow rapid testing kits, which give results within 15 minutes, and then arrange the collection and safe disposal of the kits after use.

New Training Focuses On Grief in The Workplace

Family-owned funeral directors Wathall’s, whose bereavement support programme has attracted several regional and national awards, has launched a new service to help employers better understand and support colleagues who have lost a loved one.

The new online training programme has been developed by the Wathall’s bereavement support and counselling team and is run by the company’s trained facilitators.

SHOWCASE - ‘Only the Lonely’ – how the pandemic added an extra dimension to Tony Fisher’s loneliness project

Tony Fisher is a photographic artist based in Riddings near Alfreton. Tony describes his work as “looking through the lens and capturing what I see – transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary, seizing the moment.”

This blog is the forth in our #WINDOWONTHEWORLD series which offers a platform to artists who are using creativity to shine a light on the experiences of those who are most vulnerable.

Derby placed in top 10 for economic recovery

Derby is among the UK cities which are expected to emerge stronger from the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report.

The latest PwC-Demos Good Growth for Cities report claims that the UK cities and towns hardest hit by the economic impact of Covid are likely to make the fastest recovery.

Paid artist opportunity with Live and Local

Live and Local are looking to pair artists from the Midlands with local communities to create a bespoke performances or artworks.

This is a series of micro-comissions as part of their LivingRoom project. They invite proposals which meet the brief from professional artists and companies from a range of different artforms.

Learning Through Arts New Website Launched

LTA is: 

- developing its unique programme Dance Interaction to deliver the work (online at present) through the Social Prescribing network to offer one to one creative and interactive dance sessions for people who are experiencing mental or physical health issues. We aim to reach out to people in their own homes who are feeling isolated, anxious or depressed to offer connection and communication through movement.

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