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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: editor@madeinderbyshire.org
 

Level Centre: March Newsletter

A warm welcome to Spring 2021 from the team at LEVEL! We've got great things planned for this year and we're so happy to have you here with us to share them with.

New Job Opportunities

We're so excited to announce four new Associate job opportunities at LEVEL. We're looking for creative people with exciting ideas to join us for a year on a freelance contract, helping us to develop our programme and projects.

We're looking for:

Thornbridge hall - Derbyshire’s quirkiest little stately home - throws open its doors for the first time in years

Thornbridge Hall, the delightfully different 12th century stately home that lies on the outskirts of Ashford-in-the-Water, in the heart of the Peak District, is getting ready to invite the public in for the first time in two years.

The gardens, shop, plant nursery and the Carriage House Café will fully reopen on Monday 12 April at 10am. They will be open seven days per week from 10am-4pm. The cost of entry to the 12-acre gardens will be £7 per adult with no charge for children.

Bids invited for UK Community Renewal Fund

Organisations in Derbyshire are being invited to bid for funding to deliver projects that will get people back into work and boost the local economy.

We have been identified by government as the lead authority in the county to deliver the new national Community Renewal Fund which has been set up to support people and communities most in need, tackle disadvantage and break down the barriers to employment and better skills.

The ‘Poet -Trees’ are coming!

A brand new event, where trees in various locations will display a unique collection of poems and verses for all ages, created by the local community. 

‘Poet-Trees’ starts at St Peters’ Church, Belper on Saturday 17th April - 12th May (Some poems change 1st May, so visit again!)

Look out for the series of six special poems within this display for our younger visitors too. (Guess the mystery creature described in six special poems, using the first letter of each creature to make up a word!

Cathedral Quarter BID Achieves Quality Kitemark

Derby Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has become one of the first in the UK to be awarded a BID industry kitemark for the quality of its work.

The Cathedral Quarter BID, which was first established in 2008, is one of more than 300 business-led partnerships operating in the UK.

Its governance and quality have been scrutinised against 11 new standards which have been developed by The BID Foundation alongside governments and BIDs to encourage transparency and responsible governance in the sector.

Belper library to play host to Poet Laureate’s national tour

Poet Laureate Simon Armitage is to visit our newest library as part of his national A to Z Libraries Tour.

The idea of the tour is to work through the alphabet and visit libraries representing each letter. At these venues he will give readings from his work and be joined by local poets.

Libraries in areas beginning with A and B were encouraged to invite Simon to visit on his tour and our invitation was accepted for Belper to represent a place beginning with B.

Author Event - Maggie O'Farrell

Derbyshire Libraries & Libraries Connected are delighted to host Maggie O’Farrell!

About this Event

On Thursday 15th of April, 7pm BST, Derbyshire Libraries & Libraries Connected are delighted to host Maggie O’Farrell in conversation about her latest Women’s Prize winning novel Hamnet, along with insights into her writing and previously published works.

Artcore: April Gallery Upcoming

  • Cabin Fever – Residency Launch

Artcore is hosting a residency programme Cabin Fever - a series of residences which invites artists to make new work within a cabin located on Osnabruck Square. Our first two artists in residence are Dan Webber and Nicki Dennett.

Artcore: March Gallery Updates

In Memoriam: Online Exhibition Launch and Silent Auction

As part of In Memoriam, we hosted an online Silent Auction of all the artworks submitted as part of the exhibition.  One of our featured artists, Nick Hersey, played a live DJ set, during the online launch of the auction.

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