Category: Events

DCG Launches Cycling Performance Academy

Derby College Group (DCG) has teamed up with the HUUB Ribble junior and development road cycling team to create a performance academy for aspiring young riders.

The HUUB Ribble Performance Academy is sponsored by Derby-based triathlon kit designers HUUB and based at DCG’s Broomfield Hall near Derby.

MOSAIC WORKSHOP at Shipley Country Park


12noon – 4.30pm

MOSAIC WORKSHOP at Shipley Country Park

An introductory workshop to the art of mosaics. We will guide you while you create a stunning piece of mosaic artwork to take home. All equipment and materials provided. Suitable for beginners.

Cost: £30 per person. Parking charges apply.

Further Information: Not suitable for children under 16 years of age. Participants must be able to use hand tools.

Enjoy ‘A Little Night Music’ With Sinfonia Viva

The Grammy-nominated orchestra of the East Midlands, Sinfonia Viva, returns to Derby Cathedral next month under the baton of principal conductor Frank Zielhorst for ‘A Little Night Music’ on March 25.

The programme starts with the programme’s inspiration - Mozart’s ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’. 

The serenade is one of Mozart’s most enduringly-popular pieces of work. Completed in 1787, it was not published until 1827 – long after Mozart’s death – and is now an instantly recognisable piece used widely in television and film scores.  

Cheque Presentation Marks Launch of Wathall’s Wish Campaign

Family-owned funeral directors, Wathall’s, have launched a new community support pledge with the presentation a giant cheque to Derby charity Safe and Sound.

Wathall’s Wish will support a different charity every month over the coming year either with money, volunteering or donations of goods and services.  The common theme is that all these charities provide support for people at difficult times in their lives.

Sinfonia Viva Completes Sensory Music Tour With Children in Need Support

Sinfonia Viva – the professional orchestra of the East Midlands – has completed its largest Sensory Music Tour in the region as part of a three-year creative project supported by £119,265 Child in Need funding.

Musicians from Sinfonia Viva have worked on an individual basis with pupils with special educational needs at special schools in Derby, Retford and Leicester as well as with children with life-limiting conditions at Rainbows Hospice in Loughborough.

Booked to attend the Manufacturing and Engineering Conference 2020 yet?

East Midlands Manufacturing and Engineering Conference: Sustainable Manufacturing – 17 March, The Roundhouse, Derby

We are pleased to announce the full agenda for our annual Manufacturing and Engineering Conference.

This year’s conference will focus on the strategies, efficiencies and support available to business which will enable the creation of manufactured products in a way that reduces pollution, energy use and looks to reduce waste, whilst remaining economically viable and competitive.

remark is recruiting 10 participants to join a new visual art writers' group

remark is a collaboration between ArtReview magazine, BACKLIT gallery, Nottspoke writing collective, University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, with support from Quad and Nottingham Contemporary.   While the East Midlands region has a large community of public venues, commercial galleries and artist-run and non-profit spaces, regular critical coverage of these spaces and their programmes is limited. Meanwhile, the few outlets for arts coverage limit opportunities for the professional development of young and emerging writers working in the region.  

Art Events at the St John Street Gallery in March

March 3: Liz Wellby 'Observing the Ordinary with Line & Wire' – explore drawing and wire work.
March 4: New! Sharon Mayfield 'Creative Journaling Workshop
March 5: New! Sue Lewis-Blake 'Art Appreciation talk' 5:30-6:30pm.
March 9-11: Lewis Noble ‘Painting & sketching the Derbyshire Landscape’ 
March 17: Wendy Darker 'Puffins'


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