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One year from the first lockdown, new bursary to support creative artists opens for applications

Applications to The Mick Peat Drystone Bursary, to encourage and facilitate creativity in all its forms and bring people together, are now welcome.

The Covid-19 crisis decimated our creative industries and Drystone was formed in response to that; to build and rebuild our arts. Now, one year on from the first lockdown, The Mick Peat Drystone Bursary – created in tribute to one of Drystone’s founders – is open to anyone who wants to help make that happen.

One year on and Derby Active at Home is going strong

Derby Active at Home celebrates its first birthday this week. Since it began as a response to the first lockdown, Derby Active’s online leisure service has become a thriving online community, massively increasing its membership and offering valuable support for mental health as well as physical fitness.

When Derby City Council’s leisure centres closed their doors on the evening of 18 March 2020, staff quickly adapted to set up an online fitness offer, using the In Derby website and the Derby Active Group Exercise Facebook group.

Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows - Always Room for more Friendship

Off the back of the government’s recent roadmap announcement, Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows are putting plans in place to re-start their face-to-face social events. While many of the group’s members can’t wait to get out again and re-connect, there are some who feel that their confidence and mental health have been knocked for six this past year.

Call Out for Artists: Project eARTh for projects September 2021 onwards

High Peak Community Arts is looking for freelance artists to send in project ideas for Project eARTh, its programme for adults experiencing mental distress.

Project eARTh usually holds 2 groups per week, one in New Mills and one in Buxton. During the past year, we have instead used postal and home delivery arts kits, but are looking forward to face to face work in the near future. When this happens, we envisage still working in smaller groups (half of each group on alternate weeks) whilst covid restrictions necessitate.

Artist working in any art-form for project in schools

Derbyshire Fly is an exciting new arts project to support young people in seven schools across Derbyshire to access support around sexual health and sensitive issues. Stigma around asking for help has a big impact on the well-being of children and young people. 

Healthwatch Derbyshire Asks Public For Vaccine Take Up Feedback

Patient health and social care watchdog Healthwatch Derbyshire wants to hear from local people about why they won’t or can’t have the Covid-19 vaccine.

People can either fill in the five-minute online survey or telephone Healthwatch Derbyshire with their views or issues they have faced.

Feedback will be shared anonymously with Derbyshire Public Health Services and the Clinical Commissioning Group who are coordinating the county’s vaccination programme.

We Have Lift Off! New Brand but not new to the Digital Marketing Scene

We’ve been busy beavering away setting up a new brand to help us kick-start 2021 and wave goodbye to 2020. Introducing Destination Digital; a new brand, but a digital marketing agency that’s not new to the scene.

Led by Managing Director Debbie Porter who has over 25 years’ experience in the Internet industry, Destination Digital is a digital marketing agency that specialises in consumer facing brand marketing with an enviable list of clients across the UK and Europe.

Local Breakfast Club Wins Kellogg’s Prize

A Derby businesswoman is appealing to fellow companies to step up their support for an initiative whose goal is to ensure that no child in the city goes to school hungry, following one of the schools winning a national award.

Kavita Oberoi OBE instigated the Breakfast Club Scheme in 2017, working with Derby City Council, Derby County Community Trust and local businesses. It currently supports 17 schools across the city to provide funded breakfasts for vulnerable school children who would otherwise go hungry.

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