Category: People

Loughborough poets publish lockdown-inspired zine

A group of Loughborough-based women who wrote poems to help them get through the lockdowns have published a zine of their work. Songbirds and Sirens, a collection of 11 poems, will be launched at a free event at All Saints Parish Church, Loughborough on Saturday 25th September, 4pm-7pm.

DCG boot camp leads to software development apprenticeship for online learner Andrew


A software development ‘boot camp’ run by Derby College Group (DCG) is helping people from different backgrounds change their career direction.

The 12-week online course teaches software development principles and practice as well as skills designed to help attendees find a job in the rapidly growing sector. Among the students recently offered a new role  in software development on completing the course, is  30-year-old Andrew Widdowson who previously worked in food retail.

Déda Commissions Giant Mural


Giant Mural Set To Bring Chapel Street To Life

Déda, which is Derby’s nationally-renowned centre for dance, movement and creativity, is set to unveil a giant street mural on its building in the Cathedral Quarter.

Following a community consultation, Déda has commissioned Zoë Power, a Bristol-based artist and illustrator to create the colourful 6m by 8m mural in Chapel Street.

Filmmaker Needed for Project in Schools

Filmmaker needed for project in schools.
Derbyshire Fly is an exciting new arts project to support young people in seven schools across Derbyshire to access support around sexual health and sensitive issues. Stigma around asking for help has a big impact on the well-being of children and young people.

Sue Wilkins – Hello to my “old” friend and welcome to my new customers


A friendly "hello again" to my long-standing customers and a very warm welcome to all my new customers who have joined us this summer.  

Where did I meet you? Was it Lytham, Staffordshire County Show, Ashbourne Show, Peak Village, Hardwick or Trentham Food and Drink Festivals, the Ukrainian Centre in Huddersfield, Bolton, Buxton or Haddon Hall?  Wow! Even I can't quite believe we've done so many. But hasn't it been lovely to get out and about again, after the year we've just had?


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