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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
 

Derby strategy receives FT recognition

Derby has been named third best small European city 2020/21 for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) strategy in the prestigious Financial Times' fDi European Cities and Regions of the Future 2020/21 rankings.

Derby is one of only two UK cities to make the top ten, behind Reykjavik, Iceland and Debrechen, Hungary, having competed with cities across Europe.

Exhibition celebrating Derbyshire artists, past and present, opens at Derby Museums

Mashing Mugs by Bartholomew Beal © Foundation Derbyshire

From February 14th Derby Museums is inviting people to explore the making process and artistic progression of both modernist sculptor Ronald Pope and seven artists who have all won the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award and worked in Derbyshire to create work inspired by its landscape and people through two new linked exhibitions – Process and Progress.

Tideswell Community Players - performing for 90 years

We thought you'd like to know that on 25th and 26th February in 1930 Tideswell Community Players first trod the boards with the comedy drama and West End hit, Ambrose Applejohn's Adventure, by Walter Hackett.

Starring writer, radio dramatist and Great Hucklow theatre owner, L Du Garde Peach in the title role (centre rear in picture) and with many Tideswell people in the cast, it was a two night success at The Oddfellows Hall.

Celebrating with poetry for LGBT+ History Month

An evening of poetry to celebrate LGBT+ History Month will be held at Riverside Library, Derby city centre, from 6pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 27 February.

Steven Macnamara will discuss and perform the poetry of English poet and author Radclyffe Hall. She is best known for her novel The Well of Loneliness, considered a groundbreaking work in lesbian literature.

Joining Steven will be a range of local poets highlighting their work to celebrate LGBT+ History Month.  The event is free.

Art Club demonstration session in Stretton

Monday 24th February 2020          7pm - 9pm

Methodist Church Hall, Main Street, Stretton

 Artist Mike Fitchett will be giving an illustrated

talk on the use of sketchbooks

Be inspired! Non-members very welcome.

£3 per person, on the door, to include light refreshments

Funny Wonders activities 2020

Changing Faces project - creative workshops for 11-18yr olds in Buxton who are facing difficulties re-starting on Tuesday 25th February, 3.30pm-5pm at the Green Man Gallery. Participants and team members needed - leaflets attached for further information. #ChangingFaces

Buxton Flowerpot Trail 2020 - not quite a festival (yet!), but you may like to include it. Flowerpot making workshops in May. Flowerpots out for the summer (July and August). Trail maps will be available from the beginning of July. Details tbc. #BuxtonFlowerpotTrail

Read about the Changing Faces project from Funny Wonders

Changing Faces project - creative workshops for 11-18yr olds in Buxton who are facing difficulties re-starting on Tuesday 25th February, 3.30pm-5pm at the Green Man Gallery. Participants and team members needed - leaflets attached for further information. #ChangingFaces

Apprenticeship Roadshow Inspires Next Generation

A roadshow organised by Derby College Group (DCG) has toured several local schools to raise awareness about apprenticeship opportunities available to young people.

The apprenticeship team visiting schools such as Murray Park in Mickleover, Merrill Academy in Alvaston and St John Houghton in Ilkeston to highlight the wide range of skills training and careers available.

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