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Wirksworth Festival - 8 - 24 September 2017

This year’s Wirksworth Festival is just around the corner. From 8 - 24 September an exciting and eclectic line up of contemporary arts of every kind come to the Derbyshire Dales town.

The Art & Architecture Trail kicks things off on the opening weekend (9 - 10 Sept) and is followed by a full programme of performance and workshops, including live music such as contemporary folk and jazz, dance, mystical story telling, craft courses and more. 

Local Businesses Support North Derbyshire Challenge Cycle Sportive

Two Pride Park companies have pledged their support for Derby’s next major sporting event.

Geldards solicitors and Document Network Services (DNS) will sponsor the North Derbyshire Challenge cycle sportive on Sunday September 17 organised by Cycle Derby and HUUB Events.

Geldards will sponsor the Team Challenge.  This is an opportunity for up to ten cyclists to work together in an attempt to travel the greater distance.  The company will also host a hospitality area at Markeaton Park with exclusive access for Business Challenge riders throughout the day.

Sinfonia Viva Derby Residency Brings Anniversary Year To a Close

Folk tunes, classical gems and even music played from rooftops around the Cathedral are just some of the highlights of Sinfonia Viva’s four-week Autumn Derby Residency.

Grammy-nominated Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra, will mark the climax of its 35th anniversary year with the series of performances which showcase the Orchestra’s innovative diversity.

Higher Achievements at Derby College

Derby College is celebrating an increase in the number of students achieving higher grades (A* to B) in the first A level results published since the major curriculum re-structure.

A record 30% of A level students at the Joseph Wright sixth form centre gained the higher grades and the overall pass rate was just over 96%.  Points per entry has also increased to 27.5 compared with 23.7 last year.

Derby College Expands Residential provision

Derby College has expanded its residential accommodation offer to enable students from further afield to live at the Broomfield Hall campus in Morley seven days a week in term time.

The accommodation, which has an ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted, is currently available Sunday evenings to Friday for students aged 16 and above.

Freelance Drama / Physical Theatre Practitioner required

Hubbub Theatre Company are an exciting integrated physical theatre company working with actors with moderate learning disabilities. Hubbub creates original devised work for indoor and outdoor performance. The company is in an exciting phase of development thanks to Arts Council Elevate funding and this is an ideal time to get involved with and expanding and developing theatre company.

Derby College Performing Arts student takes the right steps for Steps

Derby College Performing Arts student Jordan Roebuck is using his talents to help adults express themselves through music and dancing at a community arts centre.

Jordan, who is 18 and from Hilton, recently gained part-time employment at Steps for the Future after two years of volunteering with the Derby charity, based in Nottingham Road.

Local project uncovering Derby’s live ‘80s music scene

Derby Local Studies and Family History Library, is connecting with people to document the live music scene in Derby during the 1980’s. Working with volunteers, the Derby City Council library is aiming to collect ephemera (flyers, tickets, posters, gig listings, riders, fanzines, photos etc.) audio and video recordings of local bands and live music venues.

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