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Artist Call Out

The Art of Remembering 2020 - An exhibition of children’s art work and the positives to come from 2020 lockdown.

Erewash Borough Council wishes to invite expressions of interest from a professional creative to develop and support instalment of a temporary exhibition for the Erewash community at Erewash Museum in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

Timetable – this is a time critical commission and requires community engagement (reach) and exhibition instalment by w/c 14th December

Arts Derbyshire - A Necklace of Stars

Following on from the success of the first phase of A Necklace of Stars, we are looking for older adults who are housebound (aged 65+) from across Derbyshire to join us in a creative writing and embroidery project.

Arts Derbyshire is running a remote embroidery and creative writing project where participants receive weekly* one to one phone calls with artists ‘arthur + martha’. The artists will guide people through the process of creating beautiful embroidered stars or creative writing themed around lullabies, for free.

Derby Well Re-dressed Commissioned Artists Unveiled

Five local artists have been selected to create bespoke work that will take centre stage in a unique street arts trail around Derby city centre from Friday September 25 to Sunday September 27.

Derby Well Re-Dressed has been inspired by Derbyshire’s unique and ancient Well Dressing festivals which originated as indicators of clean water during the Plague in the 17th century.

The street arts trail will take place over the weekend that should have been the annual Derby Festé which has been cancelled due to Government guidance around mass gatherings.

DCG leads the way with work experience

Bondholder Derby College Group (DCG) has led the way nationally in bridging the gap between education and the world of work and gained widespread recognition for its innovative approach to enable employers to co-design and co-deliver its curriculum.

Hundreds of businesses large and small are active members of its Employment and Skills Boards and Employer Academies – developing and delivering innovative opportunities to give young people a sightline to work.

Job opportunity at QUAD: Creative Wellbeing Curator/Coordinator Part-time

QUAD is a Cinema, Gallery, Café Bar, Digital resource and Workshop that anyone can use. 

We are looking for a highly organised, dynamic and self-motivated individual with a passion for arts for health to curate a programme of creative wellbeing arts activity that delivers and builds on QUAD’s existing programme, incorporating agreed targets and milestones.

Find out more about how to apply on the QUAD website: 

World-class Derbyshire schools merge

Two prestigious Derbyshire schools, Foremarke Hall and Repton School, have merged, forming Bondholder Repton.

The two institutions have been brought together into a single entity to create one purposeful, integrated educational journey from 3 to 18, characterised throughout by the two Schools’ existing hallmarks of academic rigour, first-class pastoral care, sporting excellence, individual opportunity, personal development and a commitment to a full boarding ethos.

DCG Student’s University Future Confirmed

After a tense week of uncertainty, Derby College Group A level student Sukbhir Singh (18) from Peartree in Derby has received official confirmation that he has secured a place at the University of Cambridge to study Engineering.

Sukhbir, who was born in India and came to the UK from Italy two years ago, was recommended by College teachers to achieve A* grades in Physics, Maths and Further Maths. 

Results Day Celebrations

Despite the confusion and uncertainty around grades, many students are celebrating their success:

Twins Grace and Millie Lathwell (18) from Mickleover in Derby both decided to study the same A levels at JWC after John Port School because they were keen to study Criminology.


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