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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
 

Join our Dry Stone Walling courses!

Have you ever wanted to have a go at the art of Dry Stone Walling?
Here's an amazing opportunity to learn the techniques and help restore a wall in the Peak District Nation Park.
By popular demand we have two NEW courses  running
17th / 18th May and 21st / 22nd June 2018.
Open to all (not suitable for children), it's fun and rewarding!
Booking is open now through the events page of our website.
£25 Non Members and £20 Members for each 1 1/2 day course.
LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

Russell Brand Re:Birth tour postponed indefinitely

Due to the tragic incident involving Russell Brand’s Mother last week, Russell Brand has decided to postpone his Re:Birth tour indefinitely. Russell Brand was due to perform at Derby Arena on Wednesday 9 May.

Russell Brand’s management, said in a statement: “Due to Russell’s mother remaining in a critical condition following a road accident last week, his promoters regrettably announce the indefinite postponement of his remaining Re:Birth tour dates.

“Ticketholders will be automatically refunded via their point of purchase.”

Canal Trust Appeals For More Hands, Hearts and Minds

The Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust has launched an appeal for more local people to help them in their work to bring the former Derby Canal back to its former glory.

The Trust was founded in 1993 with the ultimate aim of restoring a 12.5 mile stretch between Derby and Sandiacre to connect to the Trent and Mersey and Erewash Canals.  This would create a 25 mile cruising ring with access to more than 2,000 miles of navigable waterways across the UK.

BIDs Secure Travel Discount for City Centre Workers

The Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have negotiated a special deal with bus company Arriva for people working in the two BID areas.

Employees at hundreds of businesses located in the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter BID areas can now travel to and from work with discounted monthly tickets on Arriva buses – saving them up to £310 a year on standard fares.

Travel is unlimited - seven days a week - and two children can also travel free with the ticket holder at weekends and bank holidays.

Dying Matters Event Highlights Importance of Discussing Death

Family-owned funeral directors G Wathall & Son have teamed up with other local organisations to break down the taboos of discussing dying, death and bereavement.

An information event will be held at QUAD in the Market Place on Friday May 18 between 10.30am and 2.30pm as part of Dying Matters awareness week (w/c May 14) which this year asks the question - ‘What Can You Do?’.

Canal Trust Steps Up Fund Raising Efforts With New Appointment

Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust has appointed its first dedicated fund raiser to drive forward ambitious plans to bring the former Derby Canal back to its former glory.

The Trust was founded in 1993 with the aim of restoring a 12.5 mile stretch between Derby and Sandiacre to connect to the Trent and Mersey and Erewash Canals. This would create a 25 mile ring with access to more than 2,000 miles of navigable waterways across the UK.

Toyota City Commemorative Gift

Derbyshire County Council is offering artists the opportunity to create a commemorative item to mark the 20th anniversary of the international relationship between Toyota City and the three councils, Derbyshire County Council, Derby City Council and South Derbyshire District Council.  The item will be sited in Japan and the maximum budget is £2,000

On Being An Artist- Screening afternoon with CVAN

Friday 27th of April   2-4pm, FREE
Artcore, 3 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GT


In 2016 six artists, living and working in the East Midlands, were selected to take part in Document, a project that set out to tell their story, in their voice. Since then the Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands (CVAN EM) has worked with those artists as they have reflected on their practice and captured their experiences.

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