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Tomorrows Engineers at Merrill Academy

Year eight pupils at Merrill Academy in Allenton had a fascinating and interactive insight into the careers available in engineering during a day-long workshop.

A team from Tomorrow’s Engineers, led by Engineering UK and the Royal Academy of Engineering, visited the school as part of its nationwide programme to inspire the next generation of engineers.

Déda Plans for Fusion Future

Déda - a creative centre for the development of Dance, Contemporary Circus and Outdoor Work - is bringing together a wide range of arts professionals for a symposium in Derby, the East Midlands.

Local Aerial Artist Supported by Derby Festé Commission

Circus artist and aerialist Ria Ashcroft has clinched support to create a new performance that will be seen for the first time at this September’s Derby Festé.

The 10th Derby Festé will be held on Friday September 23 and Saturday September 24 and Ria’s performance will be staged on River Gardens for visitors to enjoy on the second day. Ria has teamed up with Phil Coggins and Mark Hornsey from Buxton-based Babbling Vagabonds theatre group as well as Kristy Guest and Hannah Stone from female theatre company The Gramophones to develop the new commission.

Ilkeston Event Showcases Course and Career Options

Derby College is opening its doors to the public for an information morning on Saturday April 23 between 10am and 12 noon.

As well as a wide range of demonstrations, there will be the opportunity to try out various vocations from bricklaying to hairdressing and the chance to speak to the tutors about the full and part time courses available at the £10m purpose-built campus in Pimlico.

Festival Praise For Derby College Students

Students from Derby College have been applauded for their volunteer work to support the first 2Q Festival in Derby.

2Q Festival was a one day, live music festival featuring more than 50 bands across six venues in the city centre. Music, Media Public Services and Travel and Tourism students from the College’s Joseph Wright, Roundhouse and Broomfield Hall campuses volunteered to support the event as part of the work experience programme. They undertook a number of roles from technical and social media support to helping to sell tickets and liaising with customers.

Jenson Button Trust Triathlon Crosses The Finishing Line For National Award

The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon has won a prestigious national industry award for the first time after it was relocated to Derby.

The event, which previously took place near Luton, was held at Markeaton Park for the first time in July 2015 and will return to the city on Sunday July 17. The 2015 JBTT, organised by Derby-based HUUB Events, won Event of the Year award for a race with under 500 entries in the 220 Triathlon Awards held in London on Saturday evening.

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