A Culture of Care, CHWA National Conference will take place online 21st – 23rd April 2021.
News from producers around Derbyshire
The new National Centre for Creative Health has grown out of the work led by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Arts, Health and Wellbeing.
The APPG’s two-year inquiry led to the publication of the Creative Health report in 2017. Since then, the APPG has been working to support implementation of the ten recommendations in Creative Health. Recommendation 1 was for a national strategic centre to advance good practice, promote collaboration, coordinate and disseminate research and inform policy and delivery.
Following the sad loss of our dear friend and founding President Mick Peat, community arts enterprise Drystone are pleased to announce that "The Mick Peat Drystone Bursary" fund has been established in his memory.
There is a new video on our You Tube Channel. The Committee have embraced this year's theme and speak about their role in DOArts and show their own art work. You can watch this and all the other videos on our webpage as well. Click Here to watch our committee video.
Live Interviews on Instagram @derbyshireopenarts
Sinfonia Viva, the Grammy-nominated Orchestra of the East Midlands, is forging ahead with plans to bring high quality music back into the lives of thousands of people thanks to a major grant from one of the most respected charitable institutions in the UK.
Work has started on the first phase of a major £340 million regeneration scheme.
Construction work is now underway on One Waterside Place, a building that represents the first phase of the Basin Square character area, within the Chesterfield Waterside regeneration scheme.
When complete, the seven-storey office building will provide Grade A offices totalling 32,000 sq ft, alongside a retail unit of circa 5,200 sq ft.
Construction of the property is well underway and delivery is estimated in September.
Looking forward, upwards and onwards! We hope you are all coping with the strains and tribulations that the virus has caused us all. We have managed to keep busy with juggling home-schooling, maintenance and future business plans.
Designate @ The Gate
Always wanted to write your memoir? Share your unique story with loved ones? But don’t know where to start? Then join experienced local writer-facilitators Lynn Ludditt and Leonie Martin for this 10-week ‘first steps’ course.
Five sessions will be delivered ‘correspondence-style’ via email/post alternated with five ‘live and interactive’ Zoom workshops. Each session includes fun and engaging, bite-sized writing exercises and activities, with a focus on both reminiscence and writing for wellbeing.
Entries are now open to poets and writers with the opportunity to have your work published and receive £5000 of prizes.
The Creative Writing Award is open to Poetry and Short Fiction submissions on any theme, however, we are particularly interested in works that reflect upon our ever changing world.
School’s out, and parents everywhere, including those of us at InDerby, are looking for ways to give our children a break from home learning and spending so much time on their screens.
While we don’t claim to have all the answers, we have found some great activities for all ages to keep them occupied. Some of these may start on the PC, but should spark their imaginations enough to get them going offline!