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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.

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.

New retailers to hatch at intu Derby

Bondholder intu Derby is relaunching its Hatch initiative, giving small businesses from across the region the chance of winning free retail space.

The potentially life-changing prize, offered in association with Revo, includes a store within the shopping centre for a period of six weeks, completely rent free.

Site extension at Toyota

Work is underway on an extension at Bondholder Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK's plant at Burnaston which will allow it to store an extra 3,500 vehicles on site.

The extension of its despatch yard to cover 15 acres, sited next to the plant's solar farm, will store newly made cars ahead of export to European dealerships.

Online Enrolment At Derby College Group

New students planning to join Derby College Group (DCG) in September will be able to enrol remotely for the first time this year – making the process quicker and easier for school leavers and adult learners alike.

Online enrolment for full time and part time study programmes officially starts on GCSE results day – August 20 through the website www.derby-college.ac.uk 

Lonsdale Plans To Re-Open City Pools

The charitable trust which manages two swimming pools in the city is gearing up to re-open both facilities in early September.

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.

Both have remained closed to finalise Covid-safe procedures and plan to re-open in early September.

Derby Well Invites Local People To Get Creative For Launch Weekend

Local people are being invited to submit their creative ideas for the first part of Derby Well which will launch on the last weekend of September.

Derby Well is a new campaign to support and promote cultural and arts activities in and around Derby city centre and will launch with Derby Well Re-Dressed on Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27.

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