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Croots Farm Shop and Café worthy of a place in national awards final, say fellow farm retailers

Successful Derbyshire farm shop and café Croots has been unveiled as a finalist in the prestigious national Farm Retail Awards.

Having made the shortlist, the farm shop and café at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, near Duffield, must now wait for the verdict of mystery shoppers from customer experience experts Insight 6 before the Farm Retail Association reveals the overall winner at an awards ceremony at the National FRA conference in Nottingham in early March.

Lubrizol breaks fundraising records to help prevent heartbreak

STAFF at a Derbyshire firm have put their heart and soul into raising a record-breaking sum of money for the company’s chosen charity and learned lifesaving skills in return.

Employees at Lubrizol, in Hazelwood, near Belper, have collected a total of £10,515 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) by organising and supporting a series of activities over the past 12 months.

Lubrizol has agreed to support the charity for two years and its staff wasted no time getting into fundraising action when the partnership was launched 12 months ago.

Enjoy ‘A Little Night Music’ With Sinfonia Viva

The Grammy-nominated orchestra of the East Midlands, Sinfonia Viva, returns to Derby Cathedral next month under the baton of principal conductor Frank Zielhorst for ‘A Little Night Music’ on March 25.

The programme starts with the programme’s inspiration - Mozart’s ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’. 

The serenade is one of Mozart’s most enduringly-popular pieces of work. Completed in 1787, it was not published until 1827 – long after Mozart’s death – and is now an instantly recognisable piece used widely in television and film scores.  

Powerful Creative Project Focuses On Saving The Planet

A group of young people are working with Derby-based regional orchestra Sinfonia Viva on a creative project that tackles the emotive subject of global warming.

Students from Becket and Firs primary schools, The Bemrose School and Derby College are taking part in ‘Energy’ – the latest in the award-winning Orchestra’s series of projects aimed at bringing science, maths and technology subjects to life through music.

Cheque Presentation Marks Launch of Wathall’s Wish Campaign

Family-owned funeral directors, Wathall’s, have launched a new community support pledge with the presentation a giant cheque to Derby charity Safe and Sound.

Wathall’s Wish will support a different charity every month over the coming year either with money, volunteering or donations of goods and services.  The common theme is that all these charities provide support for people at difficult times in their lives.

Ambassadors Fly The Flag For Safe and Sound

A group of high-profile local people have pledged their support for Derby-based charity Safe and Sound as it forges ahead with its expansion plans.

Derbyshire Chief Constable Peter Goodman, former Rams captain Shaun Barker, BAFTA winning actor Molly Windsor and business owner Amanda Strong are the first to join Safe and Sound’s Ambassador programme.

As well as highlighting the charity’s work amongst their own networks, they have pledged to support the charity’s Butterfly Appeal.

Sinfonia Viva Completes Sensory Music Tour With Children in Need Support

Sinfonia Viva – the professional orchestra of the East Midlands – has completed its largest Sensory Music Tour in the region as part of a three-year creative project supported by £119,265 Child in Need funding.

Musicians from Sinfonia Viva have worked on an individual basis with pupils with special educational needs at special schools in Derby, Retford and Leicester as well as with children with life-limiting conditions at Rainbows Hospice in Loughborough.

Booked to attend the Manufacturing and Engineering Conference 2020 yet?

East Midlands Manufacturing and Engineering Conference: Sustainable Manufacturing – 17 March, The Roundhouse, Derby

We are pleased to announce the full agenda for our annual Manufacturing and Engineering Conference.

This year’s conference will focus on the strategies, efficiencies and support available to business which will enable the creation of manufactured products in a way that reduces pollution, energy use and looks to reduce waste, whilst remaining economically viable and competitive.

remark is recruiting 10 participants to join a new visual art writers' group

remark is a collaboration between ArtReview magazine, BACKLIT gallery, Nottspoke writing collective, University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, with support from Quad and Nottingham Contemporary.   While the East Midlands region has a large community of public venues, commercial galleries and artist-run and non-profit spaces, regular critical coverage of these spaces and their programmes is limited. Meanwhile, the few outlets for arts coverage limit opportunities for the professional development of young and emerging writers working in the region.  

Art Events at the St John Street Gallery in March

March 3: Liz Wellby 'Observing the Ordinary with Line & Wire' – explore drawing and wire work.
March 4: New! Sharon Mayfield 'Creative Journaling Workshop
March 5: New! Sue Lewis-Blake 'Art Appreciation talk' 5:30-6:30pm.
March 9-11: Lewis Noble ‘Painting & sketching the Derbyshire Landscape’ 
March 17: Wendy Darker 'Puffins'


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