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Buxton Festival of World Cinema – 25 March-1 April

The 4th Buxton Festival of World Cinema starts on Good Friday, 25th March, and over eight days 22 full-length feature films from 12 different countries will be screened.

Big hits such as Lady in the Van, Brooklyn and Inside Out are part of the programme which includes plenty of family-friendly titles for the holiday week.

On now - Fundraising Exhibition for Alzheimer's Society

The Peak District Exhibition at Studio 61 Gallery in Holloway near Matlock is raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society charity. The artists exhibiting during February are listed below and they have been very generous in pricing their work for this fundraiser. There are some real bargains to be had, with 25% of proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Society.

·       Karina Goodman

·       John Connolly

·       Ruth Gray

·       Valerie Dalling Photography

·       Jen Oldknow

NCS Gears Up For Community Support Programme

Community groups and individuals are being invited to apply for support from young people taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme this summer.

This year just over 1,000 young people will be taking part in a four-week NCS programme over the summer holidays. National Citizen Service (NCS) is a flagship government programme that provides a transformational experience for all 16 and 17 year olds in England and Northern Ireland.

Local bricklayer in training to be the best in the world

A former Construction apprentice at Derby College has won a place in Squad UK for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. Zack Lysaczenko (21) from Chellaston is now in with the chance of representing the UK construction industry on the world stage after excelling in the finals of the WorldSkills UK skills competitions in Birmingham.

James Brindley talk

2016 marks the three hundredth anniversary of the birth of James Brindley, who is known as the 'Father of the English Canal System'. He was born in Derbyshire and the Chesterfield Canal was his last.

On Wednesday 2nd March at 7.30 p.m., the Chesterfield Canal Trust is giving an illustrated talk at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield as part of the Brindley 300 celebration. It is entitled James Brindley – his life, his last canal and its unique boats. It will be given by Christine Richardson and John Lower.

HUUB Design Support Greg James Triathlon Challenge

Leading UK triathlon wetsuit, clothing and accessories specialists HUUB Design have supported Radio 1 DJ Greg James and physical activity guru Professor Greg Whyte OBE in their gruelling Sport Relief challenge.

Both will be sporting the latest HUUB Archimedes II wetsuits as well as HUUB triathlon kit which has been designed in Derby by HUUB for their triathlon challenge which will see them undertake a triathlon a day in five different UK cities, starting in Belfast on February 8.

Volunteers Appeal For Derby College’s Broomfield Hall

Derby College is appealing for volunteers to help restore the historic gardens at the Broomfield Hall campus. The restoration programme has been launched by Head Gardener Samantha Harvey who is working with Horticulture students at the College to develop the gardens into a visitor attraction. The gardens were created when the original hall was built in 1873 by industrialist Charles Schwind.

Derby College Students Learn Coaching Skills From Football Maestro

Derby College Sports students recently had the chance to learn coaching and football skills from football legend Roy Keane during a visit to St George’s Park – the FA’s national football training centre in Staffordshire.

The visit was organised by Burton-on-Trent based pharmaceutical company Clinigen Group as part of their partnership with the League Managers’ Association (LMA). Clinigen invited the Sports Coaching and Development Diploma students, based at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall site in Morley, to tour St George’s Park.