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In Good Company thrilled to receive Arts Council funding to continue artist development scheme and to extend its partnership network

In Good Company thrilled to receive  Arts Council funding to continue artist development scheme and to extend its partnership network 
 
In Good Company, the flagship artists’ development programme for the East Midlands, is delighted to announce that the scheme will continue until 2021 thanks to a wider partnership of venues being involved and further funding support from Arts Council England. In Good Company is the flagship professional creative and business development programme for theatre makers and companies in the East Midlands.  

Share Your Dance Memories For History Project

Local people are being asked to share their memories and stories of dance in the city since the 1950s for a major exhibition which will be staged later this year.

‘Derby Dancing’ has been launched thanks to a £10,000 National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The project is being led by Déda, the Derby-based creative centre for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor performance in Chapel Street, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Derby College Students Share City Experiences

Students from Derby College who are recent arrivals to Derby from across the world have compiled a book of stories about their first experiences and impressions of Derby for a new book launched at this year’s annual Derby Book Festival.

Bursary Awards For Derby College Students

Two Derby College Art & Design students have won bursaries from Arts Society Derby to support their move into Higher Education.

UAL Art Foundation Diploma students Lauren Jones and Georgia Brown have won £400 and £200 respectively after being shortlisted for the annual Bryan Harris Bursary award – named after the Society’s founder and former chairman who died three years ago.

Wathalls Open Day Reflects Changing Times in Derby

Family-owned funeral directors G Wathall & Son recently held an open day at its head office in Macklin Street, Derby, to show the public how times have changed in how people in Derby have said farewell to their loved ones over the past 160 years.

The company, which is the city’s longest established independent funeral directors, celebrates its 160th anniversary this year and has been collecting photographs, documents and memories from its archives, previous and current long-serving staff and from local families.

Crowdfunding Appeal Nears Target For Canal Lock Restoration

Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust are on the home strait to securing the necessary funds for a major volunteer restoration project to take place at the end of July.

The Trust launched a £4,000 Crowdfunder appeal last month to fund restoration work at the Borrowash Lock.

They are just £300 shy of their total – thanks to a match funding pledge from Derby City Council and further support in building the Crowdfunder from Community Action Derby.

Women’s Stories Inspire Derby College Students To Create New Exhibition at Sudbury Hall

Students at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre have created an exhibition at Sudbury Hall to celebrate the lives and achievements of women associated with the 17th century National Trust country house.

Art & Design, Games Development and Music students have created a number of different pieces from paintings and sculptures to audio and 3D animations which have been placed around the hall for visitors to explore.

Brownlee Brothers Invite Local Pupils To Mini Triathlon Event

Primary schools across Derby and Derbyshire are being invited to a free sporting event at Allestree Woodlands School on Wednesday 26th September – organised by the charitable foundation set up by triathlon stars Alistair and Jonny Brownlee.

The Brownlee Foundation aims to provide children across the UK with a positive sporting experience and to encourage regular participation in sport.

RDS Global Appoints First Apprentice From Technology Academy

A Derby College IT student involved in the organisation’s innovative Employer Academy programme has secured an apprenticeship with the company that provided him and others with valuable work experience as part of their study programme.

Brandon Bariana (19) joined the RDS Global Technology Academy earlier this year – spending 15 weeks learning about the different career opportunities available in the IT Industry.

 All eight students on the Academy were invited to apply for apprenticeships at the end of their study programme and Brandon was successful.

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