Category: People

Businesses Step Up Support For Hope Box Appeal

A wide range of businesses have successfully kick-started a special appeal launched by Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound.

Safe and Sound have teamed up with Derby-based personalised gift company Colleague Box to create a bespoke ‘Hope Box’ for local young people and families who they work with.

New Training Focuses On Grief in The Workplace

Family-owned funeral directors Wathall’s, whose bereavement support programme has attracted several regional and national awards, has launched a new service to help employers better understand and support colleagues who have lost a loved one.

The new online training programme has been developed by the Wathall’s bereavement support and counselling team and is run by the company’s trained facilitators.

SHOWCASE - ‘Only the Lonely’ – how the pandemic added an extra dimension to Tony Fisher’s loneliness project

Tony Fisher is a photographic artist based in Riddings near Alfreton. Tony describes his work as “looking through the lens and capturing what I see – transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary, seizing the moment.”

This blog is the forth in our #WINDOWONTHEWORLD series which offers a platform to artists who are using creativity to shine a light on the experiences of those who are most vulnerable.

Online social events for all at Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows

Friendship group, Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows is inviting anyone struggling with the impact of spending increasing time alone to join them at one of their regular free online social events.

The group has a diary of upcoming Zoom events, which they can send out to anyone should they get in touch. Some of its public local and national events include:
Every Wednesday at 11am: National Cuppa and Chat, meeting ID: 988 3920 7187
Every Thursday at 2pm: Just-for-fun Thursdays, meeting ID: 988 3920 7187

“He will forever be our guide and inspiration”: Drystone founder and folk legend Mick Peat dies aged 80.

It is with deep sadness we announce the death of our dear friend and founding President Mick Peat after a short illness.

Mick left us on January 22nd. We extend our sympathy and love to his wife Celia, his family, and his countless friends across the world of music.

The news has hit the folk music community hard, and tributes have been pouring in from all over the country and beyond, many praising Mick’s kindness, generosity of spirit and guidance in their own musical careers.

New dates for Jimmy Carr and Magic of Motown at Derby Arena

New dates have been announced for two shows which were due to take place at Derby Arena in spring and early summer.

Jimmy Carr, who was due to bring his Terribly Funny tour to the Arena on Sat 22 May, has confirmed a new date of Sat 23 Oct 2021. Magic of Motown, a musical tribute to the sounds of the Motor City, has moved from Sat 26 Jun 2021 to Fri 27 May 2022.

Sunita Thind - Published BAME, Punjabi, Sikh, British, ModelPoet with two poetry collections out in UK

As a British, Punjabi published poet with two published collections of multicultural poetry I was in National Media recently. I am a performance poet as well as Secondary English, History and Primary school teacher and workshop facilitator. I would love to use my poetry as a medium to voice important issues that woman have to deal with like mental health, equality, cultural and social injustice, racism as well as achievements.

A tribute to Tina Glover

Tina Glover passed away on the of 19th December 2020.

Tina ran Junction Arts for 17 years and her appointment coincided with a name change, from Junction 28, and the exciting new challenge of working district wide across Bolsover.

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