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Art Trail 2020 - Entries Now Open! Plus Roving Crows - Fundraiser & Call for Events #NMF2020

New Mills Festival is delighted to invite applications from artists from all backgrounds for the return of the festival Art Trail and Arts Big Weekend for 2020! The Trail is growing in reputation and forms part of New Mills Festival, taking place from the 11th to the 27th September. Submissions are now open to artists wishing to take part in the two-week long trail and will close at midnight 26th April 2020. The Art Trail turns the town into a gallery, with more than seventy local businesses hosting artists' work in their windows and premises each year.

Maker Open Call for the Museum of Making

Opening September 2020 the Museum of Making will celebrate the makers of the past and will be designed to empower makers of the future. Within the museum will be a dedicated retail space to showcase the work of the country’s most exciting and dynamic makers.

Akeim Toussaint Buck presents Windows of Displacement at Déda

Akeim Toussaint Buck aka Toussaint To Move brings a performance to Derby that addresses issues surrounding migration, home, borders and identity in his new solo dance theatre show: Windows of Displacement.

Déda are proud to introduce an emerging artist with an electric performance that explores crucial contemporary issues through dance, song and spoken word to explore personal narratives in an accessible, thought-provoking and immensely uplifting style.

Join us for the launch of FORMAT20 Off Year

FORMAT is delighted to announce the FORMAT OFF International Portfolio Review at QUAD in Derby on 25th April 2020.

More than 30 international photography and art experts will offer advice, constructive feedback and networking opportunities and the review day will conclude with an awards event and dinner. Among the reviewers – photo editors, festival directors, curators and publishers from over 10 different countries – is Azu Nwagbogu, Founder/Director of LagosPhoto Festival and African Arts Foundation who joins FORMAT for the first time.

New Employer Academy Address Future Skills Shortages

A leading local timber merchant and importer has joined forces with Derby College Group to highlight career opportunities for Joinery students and address future skills gaps in the industry. 

Family-owned Harlow Bros have been established for more than 90 years and specialise in the manufacture and merchanting of timber, engineered timber and manufactured buildings. 

Local Apprentices Gear Up for National Hair Competition Final

Two local apprentices have secured their place in their national final of a new national competition for trainee hairdressers and barbers.

Sally Heyes (19) from Ockbrook and Sam Winson (20) from Allestree won their categories in the regional heat of the Concept Hair Apprentice of the Year 2020.

Information Event Highlights Travel and Tourism Career Opportunities

Current and former Travel and Tourism students at Derby College Group have been sharing their experiences of work placements during a special information event.

The event focused on opportunities available to students who progress onto Level three Travel and Aviation study programmes through partnerships with East Midlands Airport, Capita Travel and Events in Derby, Euro Camp and Tui.

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