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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
 

Derby Museum: We want to hear from you!

Have you engaged with Derby Museums online over the past year? If so, we'd love to hear your thoughts!

Derby Museums would like to find out how you have engaged with our digital activity over the past year and what motivated you to do so. This interaction could be as simple as visiting our website or social media, or even attending an online event. Your answers will help us to better understand who's engaging with our activities and to shape future programmes.

City Pools Re-open to Public

The charitable trust which manages two swimming pools in the city is starting a phased re-opening of both facilities to the public from April 12.

Lonsdale Swimming & Sports Trust manages Gayton Pool in Littleover on behalf of Derby City Council and also runs Lonsdale Pool in Mickleover, which it is currently hoping to replace with a new facility nearby.

Pre-lockdown, more than 3,000 people a week used the pools ranging from parent and baby sessions and children’s lessons to adult swim sessions and aqua fit classes.  

Sinfonia Viva To Receive Further Culture Recovery Support

Grammy nominated Sinfonia Viva, the Orchestra of the East Midlands, is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.

Sinfonia Viva, which is based in Derby, works across the region – performing concerts and providing opportunities for hundreds of people of all ages to take part in creative projects.

The Orchestra has received a grant of £36,000 to help the organisation recover and reopen.

Beyond The Spectrum: Autism Writing Project

Beyond The Spectrum was a pilot project connecting professional, autistic poets and authors with autistic people from age 11 upwards across the East Midlands.

The project began with a series of eight free, weekly creative writing workshops, which ended in March 2021. The workshops were for autistic writers from beginners upwards, with separate groups available for younger writers and adult writers living in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all workshops were online.

Derbyshire County Council: Easter activities 2021

We are holding some Easter events despite the ongoing restrictions. Many of these are online and all our activities are COVID-secure and follow the latest Government guidance.

Countryside events

If you’re local to our country parks at Elvaston or Shipley, you might want to join one of the self-led trails we have organised for the Easter weekend. There’s the Golden Egg, Hopping Mad Trail and Odd Egg Trail to choose from.

Safe and Sound Launches Wider Exploitation Programme

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound, has launched a new far-reaching programme in response to the increased vulnerabilities amongst children and young people to wider exploitation.

The charity says that increased isolation, online grooming and pressure on family finances during the pandemic has led to a rise in the number of children and young people becoming vulnerable to exploitation. 

Safe and Sound’s own workload has increased 50% in the past year and this, it fears, is only the tip of the iceberg.

Haarlem Artspace: The Entanglement

The Entanglement, a new Haarlem Periodical, features work by Victoria Lucas inviting us to the non-human world.

Lucas uses technology to remap, embody and entangle the material strata of landscape, a process where female subjectivity is reimagined and reclaimed in place. This new multimedia Periodical will be live from 28/03/21 -27/04/21 only. 

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