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Sportive Cyclists Vie For Document Network Services Mountain Crown

Cyclists joining the annual Cycle Derby Spring Classic Sportive on Sunday April 23 will be vying for the DNS King or Queen of the Mountain crown for the first time this year.

A 100m section of Long Lane between Radbourne and Longford will be laid with timing chip technology and riders taking part in the 40k, 80k and 160k will be timed on the uphill climb.

Both the fastest male and female riders will win the DNS sponsored King or Queen of the Mountain title, organised by Cycle Derby and HUUB Events.

Sinfonia Viva Invites Local Groups To Join Anniversary Tour

Derby-based Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra, will mark its 35th anniversary this year by touring the region with its inflatable mobile venue and is inviting local creative groups to join them.

The Orchestra will start its month-long tour by erecting its mobile venue in Derby Market Place on June 13 and 14 before moving onto Mansfield, Scunthorpe, Mablethorpe and North Norfolk.

Derby College Apprentice Set For National Shepherd Finals

Derby College’s agriculture apprentice Mike Bosworth (23) has won a place in the  finals of the National Shepherd Association’s Young Shepherd competition after winning a bronze medal in the regional heats.

Mike, from Little Eaton, is combining his apprenticeship on the working farm at College’s Broomfield Hall land-based campus in Morley with supporting younger students there.

PRS for Music Foundation Open Grants Programme new application deadline (UK)

Not for profit organisations based in the UK with projects that involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music of any genre have until the 8th May to apply for up to £10,000 of funding from the current round of the Open Fund for Organisations. The Open Fund is available to any not-for-profit organisation based in the UK with an eligible project, this includes: 

•    Promoters
•    Festivals
•    Orchestras and large ensembles
•    Talent development or composer development organisations
•    Venues
•    Curators.

Funding for artists & bands (England)

PRS for Music Foundation has announced that the next application deadline for the Momentum Music Fund is the 16th May 2017. The Momentum Music Fund offers grants of £5,000-£15,000 for artists/bands to break through to the next level of their careers. Activities eligible for support include: 

•    Recording
•    Touring
•    Marketing.

Sportives Support Local Charities

Cyclists taking part in the Derby Spring Classic Sportive event on Sunday April 23 and the North Derbyshire Challenge in September will be raising money for two local charities.

Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre was the nominated charity for last year’s two sportives which are organised by Cycle Derby and HUUB Events.

They will continue to be supported this year alongside Ashgate Hospice Care which provides support, care and specialist therapy services to people in their own homes across North Derbyshire as well as at the hospice in Chesterfield.

Bake Off star Val extends range of bakes at Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire

Derbyshire farm shop Croots has added to its range of bakes created by Great British Bake Off star Val Stones.

Val’s brother Steve Croot runs the farm shop near Duffield, with wife Kay, and last year they teamed up to launch a tasty selection of bakes under the Val at Croots……made with love brand.

Now two new bakes – banana and pecan loaf and spelt cookies - have been added to the range.

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