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The Buxton Spa Prize 2015– Over 100 artists entered

Over 100 artists and guests attended The Buxton Spa Prize awards event and exhibition launch at The Green Man Gallery on Thursday 16 July. The extensive exhibition featured work by over 100 artists of all ages and abilities who painted the town in the open air (en plein air) during May and June.. The prize which was successfully launched in 2014 aims to raise the profile of artists and their work and further enhance Buxton’s national reputation as a centre for arts and culture.

3aaa Add Pedal Power to Team Raleigh GAC

The leading national Apprenticeship provider 3aaa, whose headquarters are in Derby, has expanded its sports sponsorship programme and put its weight behind Team Raleigh GAC, the Derby-based professional cycling team.

3aaa is the outstanding training provider of Apprenticeships in England, specialising in the delivery of Professional Services Apprenticeships such as Technology, Accountancy, Digital Marketing, Financial Services and Business Administration.

Latest Employer Academy Focuses on Marketing and Product Development Skills

Business students at Derby College will be working with the UK’s leading designers of triathlon wetsuits, apparel and accessories thanks to a new partnership initiative.

Students enrolling on the BTEC level three Business course at the College this September will have the chance to join the new Huub Marketing and Product Development Academy.

Students will gain valuable work experience at Derby-based Huub Design, take part in marketing and product development projects and will have a guaranteed interview with the growing company at the end of their two-year course.

Derby College Students Commended For Volunteer Work

Health and Social Care students at Derby College have been recognised for their voluntary work at Derby’s two hospitals.

Derby Teaching Hospitals held their annual Volunteer Long Service Awards at the Royal Derby Hospital recently where volunteers were recognised for their efforts.

A group of nine Derby College students who are on the Level two and three Health and Social Care programme at the Roundhouse in Derby’s Pride Park, were nominated for the Student Volunteer of the Year award as part of the ceremony.

Déda Welcomes New Associate Artist

International contemporary dance artist Jorge Crecis has joined Déda in Derby as Associate Artist, supported by funding from Arts Council England.

Jorge will be working over the next year with the regional dance house, fellow Derby-based arts organisation QUAD as well as contemporary dance organisation The Place in London to create an innovative choreography which brings together sport, dance, music and augmented reality technology.

Derby College Students Share Film Productions With Public

Fourteen Derby College Media Production students have staged a public exhibition of their work – marking the end of their course at the Joseph Wright Campus.

The students have all produced short films on a wide range of topics with the general theme of ‘I Believe’.

Visitors to the café at the Park Bikeworks in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter were invited to watch the films on a series of computer screens with students manning the area to meet and greet visitors to the exhibition.

Derby College Students Host Gordon Ramsay and Jenson Button

Students at Derby College's training kitchen and restaurant hosted more than 60 guests for the pre-dinner for the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon on Saturday night.

Guests included top chef Gordon Ramsay and F1 driver Jenson Button who were guests of honour at the dinner to celebrate the prestigious event being held in Derby for the first time on Sunday July 12.

The Buxton Spa Prize 2015– Over 100 artists entered

Over 100 artists of all ages and abilities have entered The Buxton Spa Prize 2015 and have been painting the town in the open air (en plein air) during May and June. The prize which was successfully launched in 2014 aims to raise the profile of artists and their work and further enhance Buxton’s national reputation as a centre for arts and culture. The exhibition of the artist’s work which can be purchased, will take place at The Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Hall behind Buxton Museum from the 17 July till the 31 August.

 

Derby College Celebrates Peak Performers

More than 200 people gathered for the 12th annual Derby College Peak Awards at the historic Roundhouse to celebrate the achievements of students across the organisation and at Merrill Academy which is sponsored by the College.

The awards were compered by sports commentator Andrew James and presented by a host of local businesses who had sponsored the awards.

Derby College Chief Executive Mandie Stravino said: “Learning is a journey of self-development which often leads to much more than a recognised qualification.

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