Category: People

Local Artist Returns to Little Explorers Nursery with Award Winning Display

Derbyshire artist Victoria Brown has returned to Derby College’s Little Explorers Nursery at Broomfield Hall to show the pre-school children how their work helped earn her a top award at the recent RHS Tatton Park Show.

The Bean Project is part of the United Nations 2016 Year of the Pulse and has involved Victoria and the children planting beans at Broomfield Hall and two local primary schools – Dale Primary School and Weston-on-Trent Primary School.

Urban Culture To Take Centre Stage At Derby Festé

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.

WOULD-BE SINGERS INVITED TO JOIN DERBYSHIRE’S NEWEST CHORUS

Would-be singers are being invited to audition for Ignite UK – Derbyshire’s newest women’s chorus.

The four-part harmony a cappella chorus launched in Belper in five months ago is now busy building a repertoire of contemporary, pop and barbershop songs. It already has its sights set on national competition and a number of performances lined up and is ready to expand.

Challenge Sportive Ladies Wave Announced

Organisers of the Cycle Derby North Derbyshire Challenge Sportive on Sunday September 18 are planning a special focus on women cyclists in recognition of the growth in the sport’s profile and popularity amongst women of all ages.
A special ladies-only 80km wave will be organised for the first time as part of the annual event although female cyclists also have the choice of entering the 40km or 160km routes if they prefer.  

Healthwatch Derbyshire Summer Roadshow

Public watchdog Healthwatch Derbyshire has hit the road in an eye-catching Volkswagon camper van to ask local people about their views and experiences of health and social care services in the county.

Local Talent Invited To Perform at Derby Festé Milestone

Derbyshire-based performers are being invited to apply to be part of the tenth annual Derby Festé which will return to the city centre on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 September with a packed programme of spectacular family entertainment.
On Saturday the Cathedral Quarter, St Peters Quarter and Intu Derby shopping centre will be a bustling hub of street entertainment featuring more than 20 different acts including dance, aerial performance, theatre, comedy and contemporary circus.

Three Is The Magic Number

It is often said that good things come in threes, and this is definitely true at StraightCurves, a small business based in the heart of Chesterfield delivering arts and crafts education to all ages: 2016 has seen their 3rd Birthday, a Chesterfield Retail Awards win (third time lucky!) and now they have three sewing tutors, including a Great British Sewing Bee Semi-Finalist!

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