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Derby College Students Share Film Productions With Public

Fourteen Derby College Media Production students have staged a public exhibition of their work – marking the end of their course at the Joseph Wright Campus.

The students have all produced short films on a wide range of topics with the general theme of ‘I Believe’.

Visitors to the café at the Park Bikeworks in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter were invited to watch the films on a series of computer screens with students manning the area to meet and greet visitors to the exhibition.

Bigger Helpings in Bolsover as Countdown to Culinary Feast Begins

Food lovers are in for a treat next month as Bolsover Food & Drink Festival returns for a second year.

The popular event, which attracted some 6,000 visitors its first year in 2014, will once again fill the streets with culinary delights on the last weekend of July.

Almost all last year’s stall holders have rebooked already, serving up all kinds of sweet and savoury morsels, from gourmet sausage rolls to smoking BBQs, and global influences from Jamaica to France.

SEE DALEDIVA AT BUXTON FRINGE BEFORE IT TAKES ON THE WORLD!

Award-winning Derbyshire women’s chorus DaleDiva will be performing at Buxton Festival Fringe for the first time this year as part of its lead up to the World Championships.

The group will be performing ‘Feelin’ Good with DaleDiva’ at St John’s Church, Buxton on Saturday 25 July ahead of its preparations for international competition in Las Vegas.

The Divas won gold in national competition last year which has earned them the opportunity to represent their county and their country in the USA in October.

I AM BEAST

a new play by Louisa Ashton

                      

Wed 5 - Mon 31 August, 3.20pm

(no show Tue 18)

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ

(Pleasance Above)

Tickets: £6 - £11

Box office: pleasance.co.uk / 0131 556 6550

 

PREVIEWS: London (11 & 12 July) & Buxton (23 - 25 July) - see below.

Full casting announced for Nana & Nunu - The Big Sneeze!

First seen at Fairfield Halls, Croydon this Easter, original children's musical Nana & Nunu - The Big Sneeze! comes to the Buxton Fringe from 22nd - 25th July and tells the tale of Nana and her cuddly, but snuffly aardvark Nunu who gets the sneezes on his birthday. Venturing across snow, sea and sky, Nana, along with grandchildren Jake and Sophie, tracks down a magical flower with the power to stop an aardvark's achoo and helps save the day.

 

Phil Buckley's Big Idea

 

About The Show

Have you ever had an earth shatteringly good idea? Phil Buckley hasn’t. He may be a multi award nominated comedian but he is still an idiot.

Last year by chance Phil met Jack Andraka, a teenage boy who may have changed the world. At the age of just 15 Jack has done what scientists with millions of dollars-worth of research at their disposal have failed to do. He invented a dipstick-type sensor to detect pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer. Phil is thirty four and has never had a remotely good idea in his life.

Derby College Students Host Gordon Ramsay and Jenson Button

Students at Derby College's training kitchen and restaurant hosted more than 60 guests for the pre-dinner for the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon on Saturday night.

Guests included top chef Gordon Ramsay and F1 driver Jenson Button who were guests of honour at the dinner to celebrate the prestigious event being held in Derby for the first time on Sunday July 12.

The Buxton Spa Prize 2015– Over 100 artists entered

Over 100 artists of all ages and abilities have entered The Buxton Spa Prize 2015 and have been painting the town in the open air (en plein air) during May and June. The prize which was successfully launched in 2014 aims to raise the profile of artists and their work and further enhance Buxton’s national reputation as a centre for arts and culture. The exhibition of the artist’s work which can be purchased, will take place at The Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Hall behind Buxton Museum from the 17 July till the 31 August.

 

Triathlon Fever Set To Continue in Derby

With a hugely successful Jenson Button Trust Triathlon under their belts, Derby-based Huub Events have announced their second triathlon event for the city.

More than 500 novice, amateur and professional triathletes joined a host of celebrities including Jenson Button and Gordon Ramsay for the event which was based at Markeaton Park on Sunday (July 12).

Meanwhile, entries for the Derby City Triathlon are now being accepted.  The event will be held on Sunday 6th September 2015 at Moorways swimming pool and athletic track.

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