This is a special post to mark World Alzheimer's Day. One of the entries we received for the Poem a Month writing competition was by Glyn Evans who wrote about his wife who lives with dementia. Keep on Going is an honest and touching poem about their shared experiences now and in the past. We felt that many people would identify with his thoughts and the poem deserved a wider audience.
News from producers around Derbyshire
27th September 2015
at Lea Green Outdoor Activity Centre
11am - 4pm
Adventure and craft activities
Fete style side shows and attractions
Hot food to buy
Almost everything is wheelchair accessible including the new HIgh Ropes Course!!!
Children 5-17 years £5.00
Adults and children under 5 Free
The Animal Care team at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall are holding one-day workshops to help local people learn more about caring for ‘prickly’ pets and visitors to their gardens.
A Hedgehog Ecology and Conservation workshop will be held at Broomfield Hall on Saturday October 17 between 10am and 3pm.
Derbyshire women’s chorus DaleDiva is saying a huge thank you to its fans and supporters as it sets off to compete in the World Championships next week.
Following more than a year fund-raising events the award-winning group is off to take on the world at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The Divas won gold in national competition last May which earned them the opportunity to represent their region and their country in the USA this year.
Food lovers in Derbyshire will be able to welcome a new face and venue to the county next week, as The Three Horseshoes in Long Lane, Ashbourne, reopens this Friday after major investment.
Acquired by recently formed pub group, Berkeley Inns Ltd, in April of this year, The Three Horseshoes kitchen will be headed up by Michelin trained head chef Gareth Ward (34), working with an experienced, 6-strong team.
Pub manager Peter Petroullakis and restaurant manager Andrea Ruberto lead a new team of 22 bar and restaurant staff.
Family & children's workshops & grand performance:
Weds 30th Sept & 7th Oct 4.15—5.45pm
Belper Families workshops - for all ages (children must be accompanied)
Cost per adult & child £3 ( additional children £1)
Children and adults from Fleet Arts workshops will work with Matt Black, and Sarah Laman —to invent some new secret adventures and journeys for Belper Joe.
October Half Term at Fleet Arts:
September always seems to herald a new start, back to school or work after the holidays. We chose this poem by John Taylor as he reflects on a new start in a new place and how it has inspired him to write and try something different.
Derbyshire farm shop Croots has created two special sausages to mark the upcoming Rugby World Cup and to raise cash for the farm shop’s adopted charity.
Croots Scrummy Sausage and Croots Scrumpy Sausage are the latest in a long line of original bangers invented to celebrate sporting occasions and follows its ‘Olympig sausages’ and its football-inspired ‘Bangerooney’ sausage.
Now the farm shop near Duffield has launched two new flavours of sausage in celebration of the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off on 18th September.
Capita Travel and Events has celebrated the achievements of a group of Derby based apprentices in its first graduation ceremony.
The celebration was used to recognise 17 employees who have successfully completed studies for a qualification; commonly referred to as an NVQ and now known as an apprenticeship.
After a career that has taken her from transport and logistics, and via one of the East Midlands’ oldest bakeries, Helen Yates is now on the road with a new enterprise following the launch of handbag retailer Nellie-Jane.
Helen, who was previously MD at Sherwood Truck & Van before becoming a director at Luke Evans Bakery, is fulfilling a dream to own her own business.
And the idea came to her during her summer holiday as she wandered the streets of Venice and chanced upon a shop selling beautifully designed, quality handbags.