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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 College Group Chief Executive Selected For New National Group

Derby College Group Chief Executive Mandie Stravino has been appointed to a new national group of Principals who will advise the Department for Education on a wide range of matters.

FE Commissioner Richard Atkins has brought together seven Principals and Chief Executives from leading colleges across the UK to advise on skills policy including the development of T-levels.

Movie Nights at Iconic Roundhouse

Following the huge success of its first movie night, The Roundhouse Events team based at the historic Roundhouse, Pride Park, are holding two further evenings to celebrate iconic movies ‘Pretty Woman’ and ‘Grease’.

Game On For Derby Business Community

Applications have opened early for the second annual Derby Business Games due to the resounding success of the inaugural event.

The Derby Business Games will be held on June 14 2018 at the University of Derby in Kedleston Road – organised by Derby-based HUUB Events and Timms Solicitors.

A maximum 32 teams of eight can enter and there will be entertainment, food and drink available for spectators who are invited to come along and cheer on their colleagues, family and friends.

Derby Business Games is designed to be a ‘grown up’ version of the school sports day.

STOP! I have a learning disability

Patient health and social care watchdog Healthwatch Derbyshire has teamed up with the county's Good Health Group to better support individuals with learning disabilities.

Healthwatch Derbyshire and the Good Health Group - part of Derbyshire County’s Learning Disability Partnership Board - have developed a poster entitled – STOP – I have a learning disability.

Derby College Alumni Search

Derby College is keen to hear from former students to further build its Alumni and highlight their career successes to inspire current and future students.

Derby College was formed in January 2002 as a result of a three-way merger – bringing together two former tertiary colleges, Mackworth and Wilmorton and a land-based College, Broomfield Hall.

Derby College’s Joseph Wright Campus Celebrates Achievements

The achievements of students at the Joseph Wright Campus at Derby College have been officially recognised with a celebration evening attended by more than 100 people.

Students who have either graduated from or are continuing their studies for A levels, Creative Industries or Computer Science and Information Technology programmes based at the Joseph Wright Campus were presented with subject prizes at the annual event.

Draycott ‘Golden Mile’ Pledges Reach Major Milestone

Local people, businesses and canal enthusiasts have so far pledged £60,000 towards Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust’s £100,000 goal to reinstate a ‘Golden Mile’ of canal in Draycott into a leisure attraction.

The total has built up substantially since the open day in November on site showing off the Trust’s recent acquisition of six cottages. Although the Cottage Restoration will be funded from other sources, the public recognised the value of the two projects combined and pledged support for the canal line itself.

Could you provide refreshments at countryside sites?

Are you looking for a new challenge in 2018? Or perhaps a new business venture?

We are looking for caterers to serve refreshments at several of our country sites and parks from April.

So whether you're a budding barista with a love of coffee, have ambitions to run your own ice-cream van or serve up scrumptious snacks, then this could be the opportunity for you.

Leases are available to provide refreshments at:

Dronfield Hall Barn

We know the festive period is not over yet - but we wanted to let you know our 2018 Events Programme is out now! Our first event of the New Year will be hosted by the Dronfield Wildlife and Natural History Group:

Wednesday 3rd January 
“Ancient Sites and Spring Flowers in Southern Turkey”
An evening lecture by Dr Patrick Harding.

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