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Enter the Small Producer Quality Food Awards today!

The Small Producer Quality Food and Drink Awards, in partnership with Co-op, is a new initiative designed to help get small producers in front of the people that matter. 

All entries will receive feedback from an expert panel of judges, and the winner will receive a local/national listing in Co-op stores, and much more!

New Head Chef Joins Engine Shed Restaurant

Derby College has appointed Mark Hadfield as Head Chef of commercial operations at the Engine Shed restaurant at the Roundhouse campus in Pride Park.

Mark learnt his trade at Wilmorton College, which is now part of Derby College, and has since worked in a wide range of fine dining restaurants.

MS Show Garden Wins Silver Merit

Horticulture staff and students at Derby College have won an award for the second year running at the prestigious BBC Gardeners World Live show at the NEC.

The team, based at the College’s Broomfield Hall land-based campus, again teamed up with the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Derby and District Group to design and build an entry for BBC Gardener’s World Live 2017 – following their resounding success in last year’s show.

The show celebrates its 50th anniversary - coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the formation of the Derby Branch of the MS Society.

Cupcake Day To Raise Money For Dementia Research

Family-owned funeral directors G Wathall & Son will be inviting people to its branches in Derby city centre, Ashbourne, Borrowash and Alvaston on Thursday June 15 to help raise money for research into dementia.

The company is taking part in the Alzeheimer’s Society’s annual Cupcake Day and will be serving tea, coffee and cakes for visitors between 10am and 12 noon with every crumb of money raised going to the UK’s leading dementia charity.

Puppetry Performance Planned for Derby Festé

A giant 20ft walking tree will be among the diverse range of cutting-edge street theatre that will bring the city centre streets alive during this September’s Derby Festé.

Arbor – who looks like a tree but moves like a human – is the creation of award-winning theatre company Smoking Apples who are this year’s chosen commission for the annual festival.

Poignant Programme For Sinfonia Viva

East Midlands Orchestra Sinfonia Viva will return to Derby Cathedral on Wednesday June 28 for a poignant performance as part of Derby Remembers - a season of cultural events and activities to commemorate the First World War and the city’s connection to the conflict.

The concert, starting at 7.30pm, will feature excerpts from Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem – focusing on the chamber orchestra elements and Wilfred Owen’s poems about the First World War.

This Little Boutique Offers The Answer To the Age Old Question!

“This? – I’ve had it ages” is a phrase well-used by women over the decades to deflect questions about yet another new fashion purchase.

And now it has been the inspiration for a Derby woman to fulfil her dream of owning her own boutique.

This Little Boutique has been unveiled in Town Street, Duffield, by Mickleover mum of two Emma Auger – a self-confessed fashion fan.

Emma has spent the past 25 years specialising in marketing a wide range of professional services but her first love has always been clothes.

Derby College Teams Up With Eurocamp For New Launch

Derby College has become the third FE college in the UK to offer a special Travel and Tourism course that includes a six-month paid internship in France with Eurocamp.

The level three study programme will start this September and is available to young people who are aged 18 by March 2018.

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