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2016 Brit Award Winners heading for Derby Arena

Winners of the 2016 Brit Breakthrough Award Catfish and the Bottlemen are set to play at Derby Arena on Saturday 5 November. The announcement swiftly follows the launch of their much anticipated second studio album The Ride last Friday.

Last weekend the band thrilled the masses on the main stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend and are now on their North American tour. Catfish and the Bottlemen have previously played at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds festival and this new tour takes in Derby Arena alongside the SSE Arena Wembley and Ricoh Arena.

Bereavement Support Programme Starts

A free programme designed to give support and education to anyone following a bereavement will start again next Wednesday (June 8))

The six-week Grief Journey Derby programme is funded by Derby and Ashbourne independent funeral directors G Wathall & Son. The weekly sessions are held between 6pm and 8pm at Derby Rugby Club in Haslam’s Lane and must be pre-booked by contacting G Wathall & Son.

Déda Appoints Creative Producer

Déda in Derby, through funding by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, has appointed a Creative Producer to help drive forward the organisation’s vision to become the Midlands’ leading creative centre for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor performing arts.

Derby College students launch two new books at Derby Book Festival

The books will be officially launched by the Derby College learners at a Derby Book Festival event – Monday June 6, 7pm – 8pm at the College’s Joseph Wright Centre.

Nineteen Derby College learners who are recent arrivals to Derby from across the world are compiling their stories of how they have come to the UK which will be published in a book entitled ‘Our Journey to English’ and launched as part of this year’s Derby Book Festival.

June Newsletter - The Old Station Gallery

Forthcoming Solo Exhibition - Derbyshire Days Out - Landscapes by Deb Allitt
New Represented Fine Artist - Alison Tyldesley
July Solo Show - Pip Seymour

 

It's been an incredibly busy few weeks in the gallery preparing the building for Derbyshire Open Arts, it was a venue for the event showcasing the work of 21 Artists & Artisans. Now that the event is over they are excitedly getting the gallery ready for the next show.

AAA Award for Pollyanna

Passionate about wildlife and equally passionate about accurately interpreting her subjects Wildlife Artist Pollyanna Pickering has dedicated her life to conservation through art.

And now she is honoured to have received the Association of Animal Artists most prestigious award, which was presented at their Annual Gala Dinner last Saturday. The Inaugural Chairman’s Award is presented to the artist who is considered to have most significantly raised the profile of wildlife art in the last twelve months.

School Pupils Graduate From Vocational Programmes

More than 100 pupils at schools across Derby and Derbyshire have graduated from  two-year vocational study programmes at Derby College.

Year 11 pupils from Heanor Gate Science College, Merrill Academy, Allestree Woodlands, Derby Moor Community Sports College,  Alfreton Grange Arts College, Frederick Gent, Murray Park Community, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, Friesland, Brookfield Community, Bemrose Community, Netherthorpe,  Tupton Hall, St Martin’s schools, as well as young people who have been educated at home, were presented with certificates to mark the end of their course.

Rag Week Success at JWC

Staff and students at Derby College’s Joseph Wright sixth form campus have raised £667 for charity during their annual Rag Week.

Activities included a fancy dress competition with a superheroes theme, cake sales, henna tattoos, music performances, games and quizzes. The money will be shared between Cancer Research, Children First and the Derby College Student Union (DCSU).

Students Create Safe Haven For Broomfield Hall ‘Residents’

Level three Countryside Management students have created two important habitats for insects and amphibians at Broomfield Hall.

The students have constructed a hibernaculum and an insect log. Both habitats will provide food and shelter over the coming months and will help various species of cold blooded creatures survive harsh winters.

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