Category: Places

Derby placed in top 10 for economic recovery

Derby is among the UK cities which are expected to emerge stronger from the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report.

The latest PwC-Demos Good Growth for Cities report claims that the UK cities and towns hardest hit by the economic impact of Covid are likely to make the fastest recovery.

Paid artist opportunity with Live and Local

Live and Local are looking to pair artists from the Midlands with local communities to create a bespoke performances or artworks.

This is a series of micro-comissions as part of their LivingRoom project. They invite proposals which meet the brief from professional artists and companies from a range of different artforms.

Learning Through Arts New Website Launched

LTA is: 

- developing its unique programme Dance Interaction to deliver the work (online at present) through the Social Prescribing network to offer one to one creative and interactive dance sessions for people who are experiencing mental or physical health issues. We aim to reach out to people in their own homes who are feeling isolated, anxious or depressed to offer connection and communication through movement.

Derby Company’s Expertise Helps Students Become Work Ready

IT students at Derby College Group’s Joseph Wright Centre are working with a local  marketing agency to develop the broader skills they will need in their future careers.

They are working virtually alongside the team at Koobr who are based in Friar Gate and specialise in branding, graphic design, website and digital marketing services for a wide range of local, regional and national clients.

Rolls-Royce completes first engine run on world’s largest testbed

Rolls-Royce has successfully completed the first engine run on its new state-of-the-art testbed in Derby.

Called Testbed 80, the £90 million facility at the engineering giant’s civil aerospace site, in Sinfin, has been dubbed the largest and smartest indoor aerospace testbed in the world.

With an internal area of 7,500 square metres, the testbed is larger than a football pitch.

Business Development Specialist Joins Safe and Sound Team

Safe and Sound, the specialist charity which supports children and young people across Derbyshire who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation, has appointed Lucy Orme as fundraising and marketing officer.

Lucy joins the charity from the University of Derby where she was business development manager and she was previously corporate sales and events officer at QUAD.

Wathall’s Expands Dandelions Bereavement Support Programme

Family-owned Wathall’s, Derby’s longest established independent funeral directors, have expanded their unique Dandelions Bereavement Support programme to help more local people come to terms with losing a loved one.

The new bereavement counselling service is run by Wathall’s experienced grief support team members Fay Bloor and Sarah Legg who are both qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellors and accredited members of the National Counselling Society.

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