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DERBYSHIRE ACCESSIBILITY CAMPAIGNERS IN LINE FOR NATIONAL TOURISM AWARD

Derbyshire’s accessibility champions Gillian Scotford and Jane Carver are celebrating news that they have been shortlisted for a prestigious national tourism accolade.

Gillian and Jane, co-founders of Accessible Derbyshire, are in the running to win national tourist board VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar Award 2017, which will be announced during English Tourism Week (March 25 to April 2).

Junction Arts: Art on The Model - Call out for Creative(s)

An opportunity has arisen for a creative, or team of creatives, who have the ability to develop a site-responsive engaging and accessible project that can produce large scale public realm artworks with the local community of ‘The Model’ during an exciting, albeit challenging, time within New Bolsover’s history. 

Deadline for applications - 26th March 2017

For more information visit: https://www.curatorspace.com/opportunities/detail/art-on-the-model--call...

Medals Galore At Great Northern Running Event

Nearly 500 people braved the cold and rain to take part in the fourth annual Great Northern running event in Mickleover on Sunday.

The half marathon, 10k and 2k family fun run was organised again by Mickleover Cricket Club and Derby-based HUUB Events. It was named after and took part along part of the disused Great Northern railway line in Mickleover.

The first medal of the day was awarded to the 2k winner Josh Cotton (11) from Mickleover who was followed by runners of all ages and abilities.

Sinfonia Viva Launches Carers’ Choir

Derby-based Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra, is launching a new initiative to bring together local people who are carers for family  and friends.

The new Carers’ Choir will be open to people across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire who will come together once a month to enjoy music and potentially have opportunities for performing.

The choir, which will be free to join, will be launched on Tuesday March 21, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at The Voicebox, Forman Street, when carers and support groups are invited to come along for a taster session.

Geldards support Derby Spring Classic Sportive

Geldards has re-pledged its support for Derby’s two major cycling sportive events this year.

Pride Park-based law firm Geldards will work with organisers Cycle Derby and HUUB Events to stage the Team Challenge events – which are popular elements of the Spring Classic Sportive on Sunday April 23 and the North Derbyshire Challenge on Sunday September 17.

What’s on at Cromford Mills JUNE 2017

Saturday 3rd June

1pm-5pm

LUMSDALE PROJECT GARDEN PARTY

Location: Ivy Cottage, Upper Lumsdale

Cost: FREE ENTRY/DONATION

Come and join us at this much loved, annual event where residents and friends of the beautiful Lumsdale Valley get together to raise funds to help maintain the environment and industrial archaeology of this important site. Be part of our exciting new project to protect the remaining ruins in Lumsdale.

What’s on at Cromford Mills MAY 2017

Saturday 6th May

2pm-3:30pm

MORRIS DANCING

Location: Mill Yard

FREE ENTRY

The Ripley Green Garters will be celebrating their 35th Anniversary of Dance. Join them and other local Morris teams at Cromford Mills and enjoy an afternoon of dance displays.

For further details please visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk or phone 01629 823256.

Wednesday 10th May

10am-12noon

KNIT AND NATTER

Art Attachments Bridge the Gap: Artists in Residence Programme III

Deadine: 27 March
Interviews: 3 April
Residency Dates: 17 April
Residency Exhibition: 30 June

After two very successful programmes, Artcore invites emerging and established artists to apply for our third Artists in Residence Programme.

Artcore will host a two month residency programme for Two Artists: one emerging arts graduate of Derby University and the other an established artist.

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