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Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 - 75 Memorial Flames Call-out

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020 (27th January 2020) will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. In commemoration of this landmark anniversary, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is launching an exciting new project for organisations and community groups around the country to take part in. The theme for HMD 2020 is Stand Together.

Buckingham Palace Date For Derby Funeral Director

Helen Wathall, managing director of Derby’s longest established independent funeral director, Wathall’s, has been awarded an MBE by HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, at an investiture held at Buckingham Palace.

Miss Wathall (52) was awarded the MBE in the New Year’s Honours list for her services to business and the local community.

She was accompanied to the official investiture by her three children Bec (25), Charlotte (21), Hugo (14) and best friend Melanie Holwell and was delighted when it was announced who would be carrying out the investiture.

NEW Tor Light in Ochre, Grey and Garnet Tones

The Tor Light

We really love this new Tor light, named after Mam Tor - a hill not far from our  Derbyshire workshop. It means 'Mother Hill' and the chosen colour palette reflects the beautiful landscape of this High Peak ridge. The combination of our Slate Grey, soft Garnet Red and Yellow Ochre balance perfectly and work so well with one of this years' stand out colour ways - dusky blush. 

FSB Business Bitesize Notts and Derbys

#FSBConnect Chesterfield Networking - Making Tax Digital
Thursday 11 April 10am - 12.00noon at Saint Helena Centre, University of Derby Chesterfield Campus, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield S41 7LU 

Bakewell entices Cornish clothing brand

Seasalt has announced that it will be opening a brand new shop in Bakewell on 6th April 2019 following work with Marketing Derby as part of its invest in Derbyshire service.

Renowned for their contemporary clothing and accessories in natural fabrics, the Seasalt team designs the range from their studios overlooking the sea in Falmouth, Cornwall. With artistic and practical designs, Seasalt was drawn to the character of the town, along with its beautiful, historical landmarks. 

The Five - the Story of the Ripper’s Women with Hallie Rubenhold

A LoveLit event presented by Arts Derbyshire and Derbyshire Libraries

at Chesterfield Library on 18th June 2019, 7.00 pm. Tickets £6.88.

Who were the five women murdered by Jack the Ripper, Halllie Rubenhold shares their stories and offers new insights using previously unseen or unpublished material in a book which focused on the women, not their murderer.A talk with Q&A and signing with writer, social historian, broadcaster and historical consultant Hallie Rubenhold.

Sinfonia Viva debut performance in new venue - April 17

Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ Grammy-nominated professional orchestra, will make its debut at Derby’s newest performance space – the historic Central Library in The Wardwick – on Wednesday April 17.

Derby Central Library was originally built in 1879 in a Gothic revival style and is now under the stewardship of Derby Museums Trust.