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Nottingham’s Young Musician of the Year Joins Viva for New Year’s Eve Gala Concert

Celebrated East Midlands orchestra Sinfonia Viva will be joined by the 2016 Young Musician of the Year – Nottingham’s Sheku Kanneh-Mason for its annual New Year’s Eve Gala Concert at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham.

Cellist Sheku (17) is a Year 13 pupil at Trinity Catholic School and the Royal Academy of Music and won the prestigious annual competition which was held at the Barbican in London in May. Sheku will perform Dvorak’s Rondo for Cello and Orchestra and Saint-Saens’ Swan at the early evening concert, which is under the baton of ‘Mr New Year’s Eve’ Nicholas Kok.

Wathalls Bake Off Raises Funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Staff at local independent funeral directors G Wathall & Son have raised £297 for Macmillan Cancer Support after holding their own ‘Bake Off’ competition.
Staff across Wathall’s branches in Derby, Ashbourne and Borrowash baked cakes and biscuits at home and then brought them into the head office in Macklin Street to be tasted and judged by managing director Helen Wathall.

Families Invited to Roaring Wild Musical Adventure

Derby-based orchestra Sinfonia Viva have corralled a herd of favourite animal-themed music and songs for this year’s Get Creative Family Arts Festival which will be performed for children aged five and under and their families next month.

The Orchestra won a national award for last year’s family concert ‘The Boat & The Blue’ which was performed to a sell-out audience and this year’s date is now confirmed.

‘The Carnival of the Animals’ will be held on Sunday October 30 at the Rolls Royce Heritage Centre in Wilmore Road.

Commissioner’s Community Action Grant

Hardyal Dhindsa - Police & Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire

"It is my belief that projects conceived and delivered at a local level can make a huge difference in terms of increasing public safety and improving the quality of life in communities. To help this happen I have created a grants scheme so that community groups can bid for funding to help me deliver the priorities outlined in my Police and Crime Plan."

The Community Action Grant is open to voluntary and community groups and local non-profit making organisations.

Derby-based theatre company tackle dementia with exciting double-bill of Shakespeare and new writing

1623 are delighted to present a pilot production of Lear/Cordelia: a radical reworking of Shakespeare’s King Lear followed by Cordelia, a new play from the perspective of Lear's youngest daughter.

Lear has dementia. His children never visit him. He forbids it, ever since they betrayed him and he disowned them many years ago. So what happens when Cordelia - his youngest, whose betrayal was the greatest - knocks on his door? Why has she come back? What's her story? And is there any chance of reconciliation?

Dave Berry and friends raise much needed funds for Accessible Derbyshire

Accessible Derbyshire are delighted to announce that Dave Berry and his two friends successfully completed the 35 miles of the Golden Miles walk raising much-needed funds for Accessible Derbyshire!

Gillian Scotford, one of the Co-Founders of Accessible Derbyshire said: "We are so very grateful to Dave, Jeff and Chris for undertaking the walk on our behalf. The funds they have raised will help us to improve the life of disabled people in our area so that they too can enjoy our beautiful part of the country to the full."

Final Chance To Enrol at Derby College

Limited spaces are available on some of the vocational courses offered by Derby College at its campuses in Derby, Morley and Ilkeston.

For learners who meet the entry requirements, there are some spaces in Sport and Public Services as well as the Land-based study programmes at Broomfield Hall.

The Ilkeston campus has limited spaces available on the Construction and Early Years courses and the Joseph Wright sixth form centre has capacity on some of the Art & Design, Music, Performing Arts and Applied Science courses.

Learners’ Work To Be Exhibited at DH Lawrence Museum

Work created by mature learners at Derby College’s Ilkeston campus is due to be exhibited at the DH Lawrence Birthplace museum in Eastwood.

Learners on the Access to Teaching and Access to Social Sciences programmes, which are pathways for adult learners to progress onto Higher Education and a wide range of careers, visited the museum recently to gain inspiration for a creative writing project.

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