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Urban Garden at JWC

Students at Derby College Group’s Joseph Wright post 16 Academic and Arts college in the Cathedral Quarter have created an urban garden for staff and students to enjoy.

The balcony space has been transformed with synthetic grass, patio planters and benches using recycled pallets donated by local company DW Hicks.

Food and Drink Awards - It's Your Last Chance to Vote!

Nominations close this Friday (28th) for the 2019 Marketing Derby Food & Drink Awards; vote now for your favourite establishment, 2000 already have!

Now in its eleventh year, the Awards recognise and celebrate the city's vibrant and growing food and drink sector.

Managing Director of Marketing Derby, John Forkin says: "Food and drink is an important sector but a tough one too. We want to celebrate the best locally and promote customer growth, so I encourage everyone to vote to give support to their favourites."

DERBY ARBORETUM ARTISTS’ RESIDENCIES 2019-21

We are seeking initial expressions of interest from artists who would value a period of time in the Orangery to create and/or exhibit work. The artists would also be able to offer a Friday workshop. Over the next few years Arts and Wellbeing organisation All Being Well will be hosting the artist's residency programme on the park. All Being Well are in the process of writing a funding bid which will be adapted in accordance with successful applications.

What we are looking for

See Marketing Derby's latest film

Marketing Derby's latest film has been launched to showcase the purpose of the organisation, the breadth and depth of its activities to date and the impact the company has had creating 1,354 jobs and contributing £333.09m in GVA in the last three years.

Produced by Bondholder Purpose Media, the film will be used by the investment promotion agency for Derby and Derbyshire with investors, Bondholders and key stakeholders.

Safe and Sound Appoint Fundraising Lead

Derby-based specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound has made a key appointment to enable future service expansion.

Tom Stanyard has been appointed Head of Fundraising at Safe and Sound which is the only local charity focused on transforming the lives of children and young people who are victims of or at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation, commonly referred to as CSE.

Mr Stanyard joins Safe and Sound from Rainbows Hospice in Loughborough where he was Corporate Partnership Fundraiser with previous experience in sales and business development.

Derby Property Summit Special

Over 350 senior-level delegates from the property sector attended this week's  Derby Property Summit to hear a line-up of national and international speakers and panellists discuss the challenge of reimagining towns and cities.

Opening the Summit John Forkin, Managing Director at Marketing Derby, said "The way communities use their high streets is changing and towns and cities need to work out how to continue to evolve. The purpose of place is to create a customer  - we have to change the mix to make our cities and towns attractive places in which to live, work and to visit."

New paintings by Marie Mills at gallerytop

Recent additions to the Small Painting Exhibition

We have two new paintings in the gallery by Marie Mills, recent arrivals to the Small Painting exhibition. These two are 70cm x 60cm and are vibrant images of summer. For more information click on the images.

New paintings by Richard Barrett at gallerytop

Derbyshire landscape in the Small Painting Exhibition ...

                                                              

New paintings by Richard Barrett have just arrived in the gallery, contributing to the wealth of work in the Small Painting Exhibition. There are six new works - click on the images for details.

Haddon Hall Care Home residents celebrate Fringe40!

Haddon Hall Care Home residents created a spectacular Fringe40 window display as part of a recent open day there.

Fringe Community Links officer Linda Rolland (pictured with residents) and Marketing Officer Stephanie Billen led the participants in a hands-on art workshop involving collage and painting. Earlier in the day residents were also treated to a display of art from the Buxton Art Trail with talks from some of the artists taking part.

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