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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
 

A Postcard, Scrap Metal, John Masefield and a Cap Badge

What do a postcard, scrap metal, John Masefield and a cap badge all have in common? The answer is that they are all part of the diverse and extensive exhibition now open in The Pump Room of the Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath. The exhibition is part of the Heritage Lottery funded ‘The Great War – Life in The Bath’ project run jointly by Matlock Bath Parish Council, Peak District Lead Mining Museum and Matlock Bath Heritage and involving residents, businesses and visitors to the village.

Chesterfield Canal – Young Photographer competition

Do you love taking great photographs? Are you under 16? If so, here’s your chance to win some great prizes from your hobby.

The prizes will include a 20 x 16 inch canvas print of your photo donated by Dents Photo, trip boat vouchers donated by the Chesterfield Canal Trust, a studio shoot voucher donated by Photogenix and a canal trip DVD

Support Grows For Creative Project’s Bid For National Lottery Award

Support is gathering pace for an innovative creative project led by East Midlands’ professional orchestra Sinfonia Viva to win a prestigious National Lottery Award.

Sinfonia Viva, based in Derby, is up against six other creative projects across the UK to clinch the Award.  It is in recognition of the success of its ‘Dark Clouds are Smouldering into Red’ education project which, last year, commemorated the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One.

Art in the Window 2015 Glossopdale

This summer over 50 independent retailers in Glossop are taking part in Art in the Window 2015 transforming the streets into art galleries and providing local artists and artisan makers in the area the perfect opportunity to showcase their work.

Art in the Window will take place from the 1st August to 31st Bank Holiday Monday.

Advanced Composites Academy Prepares Students For Growing Job Opportunities

Derby College has teamed up with Derby-based epm:technology to boost the number of young people entering the workplace with skills in advanced composites manufacturing.

Applications are now being taken for the epm:technology Advanced Composites Academy which will start in September. An open day for potential students to find out more will be held at the Roundhouse on Tuesday July 14 between 3pm and 7pm.

Floral Decoration in Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter

The Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BID’s) have teamed up with Derby City Council to install more than 40 colourful hanging baskets along the pedestrianised ‘spine’ of the city centre.

The BIDs have contributed £4,500 towards the project which has seen hanging baskets erected along Iron Gate, the Market Place and St Peter’s Street.

Derby College Students Commended For Volunteer Work

Health and Social Care students at Derby College have been recognised for their voluntary work at Derby’s two hospitals.

Derby Teaching Hospitals held their annual Volunteer Long Service Awards at the Royal Derby Hospital recently where volunteers were recognised for their efforts.

A group of nine Derby College students who are on the Level two and three Health and Social Care programme at the Roundhouse in Derby’s Pride Park, were nominated for the Student Volunteer of the Year award as part of the ceremony.

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