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Creative Residents Earn Prize For Care Home

Family-owned funeral directors G Wathall & Son have presented a Spondon care home with a microphone and speaker system as a thank you to residents for their creativity.

Wathall’s invited residents at Willowcroft, a 60-bed care home run by older person’s charity MHA in Nottingham Road, to design a Christmas card for the firm.

The residents promptly set about creating their designs as part of regular arts and craft activity sessions.

Calling all musicians in Year 13

Do you want the chance for your music to earn you £400?

Then you might want to know that on Saturday 18th. March 2017.  a music competition will be held at The Strutts Centre, in Belper.

There will be a prize of £400 for the winning student, a prize of £150 for the student in second place, and a third prize of £75.

The competition is sponsored by the Dalesmen Male Voice Choir.

Competition details

New Creative Project Brings Education, Music and Industry Together

Derby-based regional orchestra Sinfonia Viva has teamed up with world-leading power systems company Rolls-Royce plc, Derbyshire Music Education Hub and Derby Museums to launch a creative project that focuses on bringing science, technology and maths to life through music.

The project, entitled ‘Mechanical Advantage’ has been inspired by the gears, levers and pulleys aspects of the key stage two national curriculum following feedback from school teachers about the need to tackle the subject in a more creative way.

Memorial Service Donations Presented To Local Charity

Derby and Ashbourne family-owned funeral directors G Wathall & Son Ltd have presented a cheque for £1,322 to The Laura Centre Derby who help local families when a child dies or is bereaved.

The money was raised through donations made by those who attended a special Service of Thanksgiving and Hope at Derby Cathedral, organised by Wathall’s.

Wathall’s have supported The Laura Centre for the past three years – raising more than £30,000 to help the charity move into premises in Vernon Street where they provide counselling and bereavement services for local families.

Déda Creative Arts Academy Focuses on Employability Skills

Derby College has teamed up with regional dance house Déda in the city’s Cathedral Quarter to broaden students’ employability skills and career opportunities across the creative arts industry.

The Déda Creative Arts Employer Academy is the latest in the Derby College initiative to match students with local businesses and organisations – providing them with work experience, special projects, masterclasses and mentoring.

Ashley Family Foundation Grants Programme re-opens (England & Wales)

The Ashley Family Foundation, which supports projects that protect rural communities and encourage participation in the arts, particularly textiles, has announced that the next funding round will open for applications in February 2017. Priority will be given to small scale arts projects in England and Wales. The Foundation also welcomes proposals from small scale community textile museums/organisations. No minimum or maximum funding levels are given but potential applicants should call to discuss their ideas before applying.
Previous projects that have been funded include:

Belper North Mill Trust seeks Craft Project Co-ordinator

This page will tell you what you need to know if you are interested in applying for the job of Craft Project Co-ordinator at Strutt’s North Mill.  It includes the following:

1.Overview – brief details of the post.

2.Strutt’s North Mill – a brief description of the museum/visitor centre.

3.The 2017 Craft Project – a detailed summary of what the current Project is about.


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