Derby and Ashbourne independent funeral directors G Wathall & Son are holding two free seminars to help people cope with bereavement and also to share best practice with professionals on supporting people who have lost a loved one. The daytime seminars will be held on Monday September 26 at the Grange Banqueting Suite in Littleover.
Regional dance house Déda is holding free taster sessions on Saturday September 3 for two of the classes featured in the new season’s programme.
Entrants for the North Derbyshire Challenge Sportive on Sunday September 18 will have the unique opportunity to ride alongside professional cyclists from Derby-based Team Raleigh GAC.
Businesses, community groups and clubs will have the chance to vie for a host of prizes in the Flint Bishop Team Challenge as part of the first Oktober-Vest men’s and boys’ running event in the city on Saturday October 1.
Derby-based HUUB Events has teamed up with Cricket Derbyshire to organise Oktober-Vest at the 3aaa County Ground and neighbouring Racecourse Park.
Oktober-Vest is designed to encourage men and boys of all ages to increase their activity, fitness and health. Entrants can run either 2.5km, 5km or 10km in a relaxed event without the pressure of timing chips.
Staff at two Derby swimming pools have raised £600 for vital maintenance and training on life-saving equipment available to the public.
More than 20 members of staff at Lonsdale Pool in Mickleover and Gayton Pool in Littleover were joined by some family, children and friends – taking it in turns to swim 1,664 lengths of Lonsdale Pool in a day - which is the equivalent to the 26 mile English Channel. Cake sale was also held at the pools organised by lifeguard Laura O’Donnell.
A number of city organisations have joined forces to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of Derby Market Hall, with a day of Victorian-themed celebrations planned for Saturday 17th September.
The People’s Stage will return to Derby Festé this September to celebrate the best of urban and Black community arts in the city and county. Organised by Derby-based Baby People – the stage will be set in the Market Place on Saturday September 24, which is the second day of the 10th annual Derby Festé.
The dates are announced today for the third Derby Book Festival. Next year’s Festival will be held from Friday 9 June to Saturday 17 June 2017 in venues across the city and will again be developed in partnership with local organisations and businesses. The dates for next year mean the Festival will be held a week later than the previous two to avoid the half term holidays.
HUUB Design will be celebrating its Olympic links at a special event in the city this Thursday, August 18.
The Derby company will combine the official opening of its new showroom at the Park Bikeworks in the Cathedral Quarter with a screening of the Olympic triathlon event live from Rio on cinema screens at the nearby QUAD. Nearly 200 staff, customers and fellow Marketing Derby bondholders are expected to attend the event.
*Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths*
Reimagining Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making through a monthly programme of prototyping activities and workshops during 2016 and early 2017. Exploring ideas and approaches in the ‘Project Lab’ to help create an outstanding Museum of Making experience at the site of the world’s first factory.