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Join this Animal Antics Craft and Play Workshop at Sharpe's Pottery Museum this April

Join Helen from The Sunflower Plot for this fun animal themed workshop at Sharpe's Pottery Museum this April!
With something for everyone and packed full of fun activities including Play Doh, Finger/hand painting, sand play, making your own animal puppet and more! Sessions run at 10.30am and 1pm and last one hour.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: £4 per session (includes materials), siblings £3.50. Places are limited and booking is essential – please contact the museum on 01283 222600.


Ceramic Flowers Course in conjunction with Glossop Arts Project

In conjunction with Glossop Arts Project Deiniol will be running a course on 15th, 22nd and 29th April from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, where participants will make a small selection of ceramic flowers. These ceramic flowers are designed to fit onto bamboo cane or can be permanently fixed onto metal rods so that they can be placed out in the garden and provide all year-round colour!

Smith Cooper Supports Jenson Button Trust Triathlon Team Challenge

Midlands based business advisors and accountants Smith Cooper have announced that they will again sponsor the Team Challenge as part of the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon in Derby on Sunday 17th July.

Teams of three will have the chance to race twice during the day with each member tackling one of the three Triathlon stages. The Team Challenge consists of a 200m swim in Markeaton Lake, followed by a 10km cycle on a closed-road circular route into the city centre and back to the park and finally a 2.5km run.

Dance Students Masterclass at Déda

International contemporary dance artist Jorge Crecis recently held his first masterclass with University of Derby BA Hons Dance degree students who are based at regional dance house Déda in Derby to help develop their performance presence skills.

Broomfield Hall Lambing Sunday

Visitors at an open day at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus in Morley on Sunday 13th March between 10am and 3.30pm will have the chance to meet the new-born lambs and other animals who are cared for by students at the College.

Broomfield Hall’s working farm and animal unit will be open throughout the day where visitors can join hands-on sessions to learn how to care for and handle some of the resident animals and exotic species.

These range from the donkeys and meerkats to the spiders, reptiles, skunk and porcupine.

Déda Hosts County Dance Spotlight

Dance groups from across Derbyshire will perform in the county U.Dance competition – Interface - on 24rd & 24th February – hosted for the first time at regional dance house Déda in Chapel Street, Derby. They will perform in front of a panel of judges who specialise in different dance styles from contemporary to hip hop to vie for a place in the next stages of the U.Dance national performance framework.

Wirksworth to launch its first Book Festival this Spring

Wirksworth is already well known for its September Arts Festival, one of the first and certainly one of the most successful rural Arts Festivals in the region. This year, a small Book Festival is planned, for the weekend of the 9-11th April, to encourage readers, highlight local authors and generally celebrate books. The Festival will begin with an evening to celebrate and talk about books, with a number of local celebrities talking about, and reading from, their favourite books.

Urban Folk Quartet at Hollingwood Hub

Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigás, Tom Chapman and Dan Walsh are The Urban Folk Quartet. Four highly accomplished musicians, a dozen instruments and four voices coming together to craft a knockout show of globally–influenced, electrifying acoustic music that has been taking the international folk scene by storm.


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