February 2018

HUUB Announce Further Expansion Plans

Leading triathlon kit designers HUUB are planning major expansion and increased research and development in its ranges following another year of sales growth.

HUUB founder and owner Dean Jackson created the company in 2011 as a new sporting brand which utilised technology and research in the design of its clothing and accessories to deliver performance enhancing products.

Derby Book Festival comes to Guildhall Theatre

Four speakers have been announced to speak at the Guildhall Theatre as part of Derby Book Festival this summer. Andy Kershaw, Professor Robert Winston, Mark Beaumont and Germaine Greer will all be heading to Derby in June to share their knowledge and stories with the Guildhall Theatre audiences. Also as part of Derby Book Festival The People’s Theatre Company will be bringing a family show There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly to the Guildhall Theatre.

Judging Starts Soon... Get Your Applications In Quick!

There are only 7 days left to get your entries into the Visual Art Open 2018 art competition. If you are a photographer, sculpture, painter, illustrator, digital artist or a young artist applying is quick and easy to do!

Our art competition is a brilliant opportunity to develop your career, you'll gain exposure and confidence in your work. Getting your work seen through competitions is an excellent way to show that you're serious about your artwork and are capable of pursuing a career path as an artist.

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum – Initial Project Brief, January 2018

Overview
Sharpe’s Pottery Heritage and Arts Trust fosters a sense of pride in South Derbyshire by protecting, promoting, celebrating and sharing local history, heritage and culture. The museum is situated within a former pottery with a grade II listed kiln hovel. It is a treasured landmark building and has symbolic significance. The site itself is approaching its 200th birthday and is believed to be the only surviving sanitary works site in the country.

HALFORDS AND DERBY COLLEGE STEP UP DRIVE TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE GET ‘WORK READY’

Three students from Derby College are amongst the first to join an innovative partnership with Halfords Autocentres to enable them to gain valuable work experience, gain essential technical skills and earn a wage whilst they study.

In an industry first, Halfords Autocentres is working in partnership with 25 further education colleges across the country to get young people ‘work ready’ and address growing skills gaps in the industry.

Apprenticeship Opportunities at Derby College

Derby College is also holding an information evening at the Roundhouse in Pride Park on Thursday March 15 between 5.30pm to 7.30pm to give young people and adults the opportunity register for a wide range of apprenticeships available now and in the coming months.

The College currently has around 50 apprenticeship opportunities available in a range of industries from Business Administration and Hospitality and Dental Nursing and Manufacturing.

Back by popular demand… weddings are returning to The Derby Conference Centre!

Back in 2015, The Derby Conference Centre announced that it was no longer providing wedding services. However, over the past 12 months it has become evident that with the increased volume of enquiries, the people of Derby really miss not being able to tie the knot at this beautiful venue. Which is why the Centre is incredibly proud to announce that from Valentine’s Day, The Derby Conference Centre will once again be returning to the wedding venue market.

Not words project launch

The Pomegranate Youth Theatre and Gekkota Arts in Chesterfield have received £26,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for their latest project 'Not Words'.

We would like to invite you to join us for the launch on International Women's Day and to hear how you can be involved in the project

MARCH 8TH  6.00 - 7.30pm

West Studios, Sheffield Road, S41 7LL

Oxfam Ceilidh Bakewell

Oxfam Ceilidh, Bakewell Medway Centre, Saturday 24th February 7.30-10pm  Well- Dressed Band with a caller to guide us through the steps.

Tickets £7.50 available at the door or The Medway Centre 01629813638 or Di Bradwell 01629812104

 

New free event for local creatives

Come along to this exciting new creative networking event at West Studios in Chesterfield.

The evening is an opportunity for creative or digital entrepreneurs or small businesses to bring along their products or float their business concepts and ideas and recieve constructive advice and feedback from your creative peers and potential customers within a structured evening celebrating all things creative.

Terror helped Bella hit the high notes in musical career

Award-winning folk singer Bella Hardy says being terrified as a child by Buxton International Festival helped to start her musical career.

The Peak District-based musician, who grew up in Edale, starting singing at the age of 13 in the Cambridge and Sidmouth folk festivals before gaining a Masters degree in Music.

But it was during one of her trips to Buxton Opera House while at school that the drama of musical theatre inspired her to think about a career in the industry, she said in a break from teaching the Festival’s Kaleidoscope Community Choir.

DERBY CONCERT BAND'S CELTIC FESTIVAL

Derby Concert Band’s Celtic Festival concert is on at 7.30pm at Landau Forte College, Fox Street, Derby DE1 2LF

enjoying Irish favourites such as Danny Boy, The Irish Washerwoman and music from Michael Flatley’s ‘Lord of the Dance’, plus more contemporary Irish related music including Mustang Sally, You Raise Me Up and music from Titanic

International Medallists to compete at Derby Arena

On Saturday 17 February at Derby Arena some of the best track cyclists in the country will be competing to win the Omnium title. A few significant teams that will be taking part in the event include 100 % ME, Team Breeze and Derby Arena’s own Team KGF.

Next Bistro Night at the Barn...

A  Fund Raising Event for The Dronfield Hall Barn Garden
 
Members and friends are invited to a
Spring Bistro Night at the Barn

Relax and enjoy a pre-dinner drink followed by a three course meal with a Welsh theme!
       Thursday 1st March from 7.00pm until 10.00pm
 
A Welcome Drink
  ***
Leek & Caerphilly Crumble Tart Served on a bed of Rocket & Baby Spinach
     with a Rustic Roll
  ***
Roasted Leg of Spring Lamb
with a Rosemary & Wild Garlic Crust
    Roasted Potatoes

ZELKOVA QUARTET

FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2018
7 30 p.m.
Wheeldon Hall
Highfields School
Lumsdale
Matlock
DE4 5NA
FUTURE MATLOCK MUSIC CONCERTS

Derby Pantomime nominated for four national awards

Beauty and the Beast has been nominated for four awards at the Great British Pantomime Awards, which were announced on Sunday 11th February. The star-studded family pantomime was co-produced by Derby LIVE and Little Wolf Entertainment and staged at Derby Arena last year.

The Addams Family – The Musical Auditions - New Mills and District AODS

New Mills Art Theatre are staging the musical ‘The Addams Family’ from 14 to 17 November and casting the show starts with a Get-Together at The Art Theatre, Jodrell Street, New Mills, SK22 3HJ, on Wednesday, 14 March at 8.00pm.  Everyone is welcome to come along and meet the production team led by Director, David Carlile, who will talk about the show, characters, music and answer any questions you may have about all aspects of the production.  You can also pick up audition pieces for principal parts or chorus.  Auditions will be held on Sunday May 13th, from 10am onw

Sinfonia Viva Principal Conductor Makes Debut Performance at Derby Cathedral

Dutch conductor Frank Zielhorst will make his debut concert performance as Sinfonia Viva’s new Principal Conductor at Derby Cathedral on Wednesday March 14.

The concert, entitled Masters and Maestros, features a tantalizing programme based on dances from the ballroom and theatre stage to the pub and village hall.

The programme starts with a whirlwind of Dionysian ballet music from Mozart’s opera ‘Idomeneo’ highlighting the wonderful virtuosic qualities of the members of Sinfonia Viva.

Former Derby College Student Wins Engineering Bursary

Former Derby College Engineering student Melissa Chimutanda has won a £1,000 bursary from a leading industry body to support her future studies.

Melissa (21) is now studying Mechanical Engineering at Leicester De Montfort University and applied for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Engineering Horizons Bursary which includes membership of the professional body.

Former Derby College Students Plan Fiji Volunteering Trip

Two former A level students at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre are busy raising money to fund a trip to Fiji where they will be taking part in an environment project to improve the lives of local people.

Amelia Sutcliffe (18) from Alfreton (pictured right) and Yasmin Crofts (19) from Riddings (pictured left) are both now studying Law at the University of Lincoln after attending Derby College together.

Baking Show Set To Be Out of this World

Sinfonia Viva – the Derby-based orchestra of the East Midlands – is teaming up with Andrew Smyth, finalist of the 2016 Great British Bake Off, for an evening of musical treats and fabulous eats.

The ticket-only event will be held in the atrium of the University of Derby, Kedleston Road, on Friday March 2. The doors open and drinks served from 6.30pm and a show starts at 7pm.

New Programme Recognises Support Skills

A group of Education Support Workers from Derby College have successfully completed a pilot study programme – paving the way for teaching assistants from a wide range of Derby and Derbyshire schools to further upgrade their skills.

Seven ESWs, who work across the College supporting students in the classroom, have completed the new Higher Level Teaching Assistants certificate which has been introduced by Derby College.

‘Recovery’ - exhibition at Erewash Museum, Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Thursday 10th March 2018 – Tuesday 3rd April 2018

The Recovery exhibition is a selection of artwork and text which has been created by people who are recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. They work out of Derbyshire Recovery Partnership drug and alcohol recovery services based at Erewash house in Ilkeston in partnership with Wash Arts CIC Horti-Culture Project.

The exhibition will include a variety of different mediums and techniques and will include: handmade prints, collage, mixed media, paintings, text art and films.

New museum exhibit puts the spotlight on the story of a Derbyshire Hill

Hill is the story of one Derbyshire hill told in photography, film, sculpture, poetry and song.

The hill featured in the exhibit rises north from Wirksworth. It is home to families, wildlife, farming, quarries, mine shafts and wind turbines.

The museum worked with award-winning photographer Kate Bellis who has spent the last 20 years documenting the relationships between rural communities and the land around them. Kate's images feature the working life of the hill − farming and quarrying − as well as images of the community that lives in the shelter of the hill.

NOT WORDS - How Sometimes words fail but art and image speak

Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players.

It will explore the visual legacy of local suffragettes such as Marjorie Hamilton and how this contributed to the strong images used by women war artists in WW1. We will explore the link between Derbyshire and surrounding areas and the national suffrage campaign and how poorly educated women workers developed strong visual symbolism to promote their cause.

Research will be shared through development of a play with a visual artist providing images.

This project will give you and other groups the chance to

February "in the loop"

Hopefully 2018 is going well so far for you and believe it not February is here already! If you haven't had a chance to get to the studios recently now is the time to take a look, treat yourself and get booked in to get creative.

WORK: Call for artists

We are pleased to invite artists to apply to participate in WORK, an ambitious and innovative two-year practice development programme that will support animation and moving image artists to develop, produce and exhibit films in collaborative contexts.

Working with partners across the Midlands - Fermynwoods, Thrapston; Junction Arts, Chesterfield; Vivid Projects, Birmingham; and QUAD, Derby – the programme will explore ideas and the realities of what ‘work’ means for the way we live today, engaging directly with the experiences of contemporary working lives.

A New Home for the Anvil Gallery!

We have news to share, exciting news! We are moving so that the gallery that you know and love can develop into an even bigger and even better Anvil Gallery, perfect for exhibitions, workshops and events!

Don't worry though, our new address - 11 Old Blacksmith's Yard - is a stones throw away, just around the corner into the Yard and on the right. In fact we already share a stair case and our neighbours are the same!

Cory Seznec: new music from the old presented by the Cory Seznec Band

This soulful set by the Franco-American Cory Seznec and his band encapsulates the musician’s eclectic taste and experiences from across the globe.

A vibrant mix of American folk and blues blends perfectly with African music, interspersed with tales and anecdotes that influenced the songs.

( If you want to check them out, there are clips and interviews on Youtube and Facebook, you will really want to see them then! )

DaleDiva in Concert

3rd March 2018 - Crich Glebe Field Centre – 7:30 pm

 

Derbyshire’s leading female 4 part close harmony choir, DaleDiva, is performing in Crich to help raise funds for DayCare at the Glebe. With a repertoire ranging from pop to choral, folk to rock, and everything in between, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

TWO by Jim Cartwright in partnership with Dancing Duck Brewery

Derby Theatre Friday 2 until Saturday 24 March

Derby Theatre and award-winning Derby brewery Dancing Duck have announced an innovative partnership. From Friday 2 to Saturday 24 March the stage and auditoria of Derby Theatre will be transformed into a pub for the Theatre’s big production for the spring, Jim Cartwright’s highly acclaimed comedy TWO.

The Little Love Cabaret

A cabaret night to remember as Spiltmilk Dance takes audiences through a love-struck scrapbook of true-life tales. With Fairy-tale romances, full-on obsessions, awkward break-ups and magnificent everyday acts of affection combined in a heart-warming, heart-breaking, and at times completely absurd cabaret devoted to shoving a little more love into your life. Somewhere between a sketch show, a Rom Com, and a glitter bomb, join Spiltmilk Dance and two special guest artists for an all singing, all dancing love revolution!

The Show

TEAM KGF WIN DOUBLE GOLD AT WORLD CUP

British champions, Derby Arena based Team KGF achieved a superb team pursuit gold at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Minsk on Sunday 21 January. The accomplished track cycling team have been supported by the coaches at The British team, consisting of Dan Bigham, Charlie Tanfield, Harry Tanfield and Jonathan Wale beat Russian team Lokosphinx at the World Cup by over two seconds, in a time of 3:56.015.

Gecko THE WEDDING

Derby Theatre Thursday 8 until Saturday 10 February
Derby Theatre is absolutely thrilled to welcome back award-winning and internationally-acclaimed physical theatre company, Gecko, led by Amit Lahav, with their latest, highly acclaimed touring production of The Wedding, on at the Theatre for three dates only from Thursday 8 until Saturday 10 February.
Gecko have wowed audiences at Derby Theatre before with two outstanding previous productions, Institute and Missing – and their latest touring production promises audiences the wow factor once again with The Wedding.

Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust donate £1000 to Derby Theatre for Plus One children in care scheme.

Over the recent festive period, Derby Theatre were thrilled to welcome over 100 staff and their family members from the locally-based Toyota Manufacturing UK to see performances of Peter Pan and The Gingerbread Man at the venue, and even more thrilled when the world renowned car manufacturing company presented them with a cheque for £1000 to go towards Plus One, a citywide ticket donation scheme which provides children in care and care leavers with free arts experiences in the city.

Top things to do during Half-Term

Families can look forward to a fun-filled, action-packed week in Derby this February half term at Derby City Council’s leisure centres, parks, libraries and venues.

App Launch Aims to Improve Washroom Standards

A family-owned Derby company has launched an innovative new app which aims to raise washroom standards in businesses and public places across the UK.

HSG UK in Pride Park has developed Cleen App – the UK’s first fully integrated washroom review app.

The Cleen App is free to download and enables customers and visitors to rate the washrooms in any type of venue from restaurants and shopping centres to sports stadia and airports.

Mental Health Together Holds Walk and Talk to Support Time to Talk Day

Mental Health Together will be holding a walk and talk event on Thursday 1st February as part of a nation-wide push to get people talking more openly about mental health for one day. Time to Talk Day is organised by Time to Change, the campaign to change how we all think and act about mental health problems, led by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

Ilkeston Library's Big Wellbeing Day

Friday 23rd February
10.00 am - 1.00 pm

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Easter Dance Intensive Call Out – Derbyshire based dancers and performers

Déda and Derby Theatre in partnership with National Dance Company Wales are offering Derbyshire based dancers and performers aged between 13-18yrs a unique and exciting opportunity this Easter.

Participants will work with NDCWales Dance Ambassador Kerryn Wise for 3 days to create an exciting performance which will be shown as a curtain raiser in the foyer area before NDCWales present their triple bill Terra Firma at Derby Theatre on Tuesday 8th May 2018.

Workshop opportunity to primary school aged children.

Deda and Derby Theatre in partnership with National Dance Company Wales are offering an exciting workshop opportunity to primary school aged children.

Primary schools are invited to book a free workshop with NDCWales Dance Ambassador Kerryn Wise. The dance workshops will comprise fun and engaging activities linked to NDCWales current touring works and can be differentiated to suit all students and key stages.

Live & Local - Temp Admin & Marketing Assistant

£18,019 (Full time/ 35hours per week) Starting immediately.

The Admin & Marketing Assistant will provide general support to the Live & Local administrative and marketing teams. This post would be suitable for someone with previous office administration and/or arts marketing experience.

You should be an efficient and enthusiastic worker with good organisational, communication and computer skills, with good written English and numeracy. Previous office administration experience and enthusiasm for the arts is essential.