We are pleased to confirm that our in person courses will re-start with a full programme at our studio in September 2021. In fact its so full that we are still working on it but we are nearly there and there's lots online to choose from already! But do not fear as we know many of you love our virtual courses these will continue too so there is something for everyone.
This year, Junction Arts' key mission is to bring our communities back together safely. The Mental Health Foundation note that getting involved in arts, social activities and interaction within our communities alleviates anxiety, depression and stress, and together we can be at the fore front to champion this!
The Prompt Box is our creative writing prompt subscription service. Each month you’ll receive unique, creative, and inspiring writing prompts all wrapped up and delivered to your door. We’ll also email a PDF workbook each month to help you get the most from the prompts. Our Prompt Boxes will help you write fiction and non-fiction, or you can use them to write poetry.
The aim of The Prompt Box is to:
Readers of Simon French's debut collection Joyriding Down Utopia Avenue are in for a delightfully jolt-filled, dodgem-car ride.
People search for thrills, only to find them deflating into disillusionment. Yet elsewhere there are tender, moving and funny encounters in suburbia. Turns and twists of perspective abound, surprising, often shocking and sometimes mystifying us. What we thought we had experienced shifts dramatically, and we need to re-think what we have witnessed.
We are utterly ecstatic to invite you to join us onsite where we can connect, create and come together (socially distanced) for the first time in 2021. We have a full programme lined up for people of all ages and abilities for the month of May including new blocks of Future Endeavours, Express Yourself and Creative in Common! As we will be adhering to guidelines and facilitating with reduced numbers, all activities must be booked in advance so we can ensure your safety and comfort as we create and reconnect.
'The Dancer at World's End' is a new book written by the talented Tricia Durdey. Tricia's book will be launched online on Thursday 20th May at 7.30pm.
You are invited to attend the Zoom webinar on May 20th. Register in advance by following this link:
Berkeley Inns, the rapidly expanding pub restaurant group, is working with Derby College Group (DCG) to upskill and develop its staff as the hospitality sector prepares to reopen on May 17.
Around 50 staff – a quarter of the company’s 200-strong workforce – have received training in areas such as food safety and customer service via Roundhouse Thinking, the college’s professional training and executive education provider.
Belper Library to play host to the Poet Laureate's national tour
Poet Laureate Simon Armitage is to visit Derbyshire’s newest library as part of his national A to Z Libraries Tour. Simon will be joined by special guest the award-winning poet Helen Mort, former Derbyshire Poet Laureate.
Following the successful 3D virtual presentation of FORMAT21 International Photography Festival, selected exhibitions will be shown across Derby in the city’s cultural institutions and retail spaces.
If you are in or visiting Derby come and enjoy the face to face experience of seeing some amazing photography from 17th May - 5th September.
Lockdown has been tough for everyone, but I have found it really useful as an opportunity to regain my weekends, rediscover my love of gardening and address my work life balance significantly. It has also been great to spend more time designing and excitingly our cute comforters crochet kit is now ready to purchase and in stock in a variety of colours.