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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
 

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.

InDerby: Share a good read with the eLibrary

A good book is even better if it’s shared. Everyone from film stars to royalty are joining reading groups and in January, the Duchess of Cornwall announced the launch of her own online ‘Reading Room’.

Reading and books offer escapism, information and inspiration. Derby Libraries’ eLibrary has a fantastic collection of titles available to support book clubs and reading groups. Pick a book to read with your reading group or with your family and friends!

Monarch Security Move Pays Dividends For Business Growth

A Derby security company’s move to serviced offices in Pride Park has already paid dividends with several new client gains.

Monarch Security, whose clients range from Covid testing centres to members of the Saudi royal family, marked its sixth month anniversary with a recent move to Oberoi Business Hub in St Christopher’s Way.

The premium business location and proactive marketing campaign has quickly resulted in  additional business including security services for a new designer fashion outlet store which will soon be opening in the city.

‘Super’ Sam Holness Joins HUUB’s Family of Athletes

World-leading triathlon and cycling brand, HUUB, signs autistic triathlete, Sam Holness, to support his journey to become a professional triathlete. HUUB will provide funding, equipment and specialist technical advisors to help Sam achieve his maximum potential.

DCG Student Spearheads Mental Health Society

Derby College A Level student Bhavan Bains has spearheaded the launch of a new Student Mental Health Society to support and motivate her peers during the continued pandemic.

The society, which is currently meeting online, aims to help students learn and share knowledge with each other and instigate conversations to breakdown the stigma around mental health.

Society members are also producing podcasts to share with the college community on such issues as the importance of sleep and digital downtime.

Project D takes a bite out of Bitcoin

AN innovative luxury doughnut company believes it is the first bakery in the UK to accept payment by cryptocurrency – following in the high-profile footsteps of Tesla, Apple and Rolex.

Project D, which makes handcrafted, highly decorated and Instagram-friendly doughnuts, has added its name to a growing list of companies investing in the world’s fastest growing currency.

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