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The latest news from producers, makers, venues and events organisers from around Derby and Derbyshire. If you have news to add to this page, then email us to let us know about it:

Art in the Window 2016- Call for Artists and Artisan Makers

This summer we aim for over 50 independent retailers on the streets of Glossop, Hadfield, Charlesworth, Gamesley and Simmondley to take part in Art in the Window - Glossopdale; literally providing a shop window for artists and artisan makers in the Glossop area.
This year’s event is run by Glossop Arts Project and the Art in the Window team in collaboration with Glossopdale Trust. The exhibition event will take place from 1st – 31st August  2016.
We are looking for amateur and professional artists as well as local students to display their work.

Poem a Month – May 2016

This month we're delighted to be sharing a beautiful poem , Missing My Mum, by Mimi.
Mimi is a refugee from Ethiopia who has lived in the UK since July 2015.
Along with 52 other poets she took part in the Sheffield Poemathon on 2nd April, which raised £14,000 for charities that support refugees and destitute asylum seekers.

Students Gain Insight Into Advanced Composites

Engineering students at Derby College have spent a week gaining an insight into the advanced composites manufacturing business at epm:technology’s £6 million manufacturing, research and development facility in Derby.

The students, who are all studying level three Engineering study programmes at the College’s Roundhouse campus, are members of the epm:technology Employer Academy at Derby College. The programme is part of Derby College’s wider initiative in partnership with businesses across the East Midlands to bridge the gap between education and world of work.

Hedgehog Release Planned At Derby College

Animal Care learners at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall are preparing to release three hedgehogs back into the wild (Thursday May 5) having spent the winter looking after them.

The three hedgehogs, which learners have named Apollo, Zeus and Barry, were all found locally last Autumn and were too small and under-nourished to hibernate. They were taken in by the Animal Care department and learners have kept them at a constant indoor temperature to keep them awake and ensured they have been well fed over the winter months.

Opportunity for Freelance Evaluator – UK Young Artists National Festival: Derby 2016

UK Young Artists (UKYA) is looking to appoint a Freelance Evaluator to gauge the success and impact of our forthcoming National Festival: Derby 2016. Working with the support of the UKYA team you will be responsible for monitoring activities leading up to and including the event, in November 2016. In addition to the festival we will be holding a development weekend in October, to which a small number of artists will come and try out work in progress and for those working site specifically to view locations etc. in advance.

Derby College Students Visit the Big Apple

Sociology students at Derby College's Joseph Wright Campus have visited New York as part of their A level programme.

The four day trip included a visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, a ferry ride to the Lady Liberty statue, the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration and to the John Lennon memorial. They also joined a walking tour of Wall Street where the students saw the iconic bronze 'Charging Bull' scuplture.