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The latest news from producers, makers, venues and events organisers from around Derby and Derbyshire. If you have news to add to this page, then email us to let us know about it: editor@madeinderbyshire.org
 

Celebrate St George’s Day at home with your own dragon

Just as St George would not be beaten by a dragon, so Derby is refusing to let the COVID pandemic get the better of its annual St George’s Day celebrations this year. To keep everyone safe in line with current restrictions, all the quintessentially English frolics are happening online, with citizens called upon to play an active part from the comfort of their own homes.
 

Sinfonia Viva Online Performances Showcase County Jewels

Sinfonia Viva, the Grammy-nominated Orchestra of the East Midlands, has recorded a series of 45-minute chamber performances at three iconic Derbyshire venues which will be available online for classic music lovers to enjoy.

Members of the Sinfonia Viva String Quartet, directed by Orchestra leader Sophie Rosa, have recorded their performance in the chapel at Chatsworth House and the beautiful surroundings have inspired an evocative programme of classics.

DCG Students Step Up To Support Vaccination Programme

A group of Public Services students from Derby College Group’s Broomfield Hall are to carry out important marshalling duties at Derbyshire’s largest Covid-19 vaccine centre.

The 22 students will be working at Derby Arena over the coming months as part of their study programme to gain work experience and an insight into some of the roles within the emergency services.

Young Entrepreneurs Leaders Workshop: Free webinar

Young Entrepreneurs: Leaders Workshop - Using heritage sites to develop creativity and employability skills. 
 
Wednesday 24th March 2021:  2pm - 4pm

Who is it for: This FREE, interactive workshop is for teachers, group leaders, heritage site staff and volunteers and artists who work with young people aged 11 to 24.

Workshop aims:

February News from 1623 Theatre Company

What We Feel
Before the first lockdown, 1623 associate director Oliver Alvin-Wilson conceived an idea for a drama exploring how collective creativity supports the wellbeing of people who face prejudice in their everyday lives. Oliver worked with our artistic director Ben Spiller to develop ideas and cast the project, which involves six characters meeting up to support each other’s mental health through creative activities.

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