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Record Total for JWC Rag Week

Students and staff at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre have raised a record £1,121 for three charities at their annual RAG week.

A wide range of competitions and activities were organised throughout the week and the money raised has been split between local charity Children First Derby, Cancer Research UK and Barnardo’s.

Déda Announces New Youth Company

Déda is launching a new youth performance company at its Derby studios as part of its creative focus to bring together and develop dance, contemporary circus and outdoor work.

A small group of young people have already joined a preliminary Youth Dance and Circus Company based at Déda.

They performed a short piece which combined contemporary dance with aerial and acrobatic skills in front of a wide range of arts professionals who recently met at Déda to discuss the way forward in fusing the art forms.

MS Show Garden Wins Silver Merit

Horticulture staff and students at Derby College have won an award for the second year running at the prestigious BBC Gardeners World Live show at the NEC.

The team, based at the College’s Broomfield Hall land-based campus, again teamed up with the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Derby and District Group to design and build an entry for BBC Gardener’s World Live 2017 – following their resounding success in last year’s show.

The show celebrates its 50th anniversary - coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the formation of the Derby Branch of the MS Society.

Students Return From Dutch Work Exchange

A group of 12 Derby College students have completed a work placement programme in Holland as part of their studies.

Sport, Public Services and A level students based at Broomfield Hall and the Joseph Wright Centre spent a week in Sint Michielsgestel near Eindhoven.

Creative Students Showcase Talents

Creative Arts students at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre will showcase their talents at a free public exhibition on Thursday June 15 and Friday June 16.

Students on Art & Design will exhibit their work at the Joseph Wright Centre in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter which will be open to the public between 10am and 2pm on both days.

Puppetry Performance Planned for Derby Festé

A giant 20ft walking tree will be among the diverse range of cutting-edge street theatre that will bring the city centre streets alive during this September’s Derby Festé.

Arbor – who looks like a tree but moves like a human – is the creation of award-winning theatre company Smoking Apples who are this year’s chosen commission for the annual festival.

University Interns Hit the Right Note With Sinfonia Viva Orchestra

East Midlands Orchestra Sinfonia Viva has called on support from the University of Derby for help in organising and promoting its busy summer programme.

The University’s Employer Engagement Team matched the Orchestra with students Rebecca Purcell (21) and Erin Hancox (20) who have been working alongside the Viva team based in Shaftesbury Street as part of a paid internship.

Rebecca has just finished her Business degree at the University of Derby and Erin has been studying Graphic Design.  Both are due to graduate this summer.

Derby College Hosts First Free Dementia Café

Derby College will hold its first free event on Monday June 12 for people living with dementia and their carers.

The Dementia Café will be held at the Engine Shed restaurant at the College’s Roundhouse campus in Pride Park between 2pm and 4pm.

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