Category: People

High Sheriff’s visit invites children to think big

CHILDREN at a city school were given an insight into one of the most ancient jobs in Derbyshire when the High Sheriff paid them a visit.

Youngsters in the primary phase of The Bemrose School, in Uttoxeter Road, enjoyed a talk from former solicitor Mike Copestake, who was appointed High Sheriff of Derbyshire in April.

His visit was part of a tour of 100 primary schools across the county as he hopes to help raise career aspirations among the city’s youngest children.

Cute yellow and blue bakes at Derbyshire company raise money for refugees fleeing war-torn Ukraine

Colleagues at a Derbyshire company put their scientific skills to good use by holding a charity bake sale to support refugees fleeing war-torn Ukraine.

Employees at Lubrizol, a chemicals company with a UK headquarters in Hazelwood near Belper, held a grand cake sale which raised more than £1,000 for the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine appeal.

Lubrizol staff showed off their lab-honed skills by creating a range of bakes, many of which they made in the now-famous blue and yellow colours of the Ukraine flag.

International Students Gain Writing Inspiration From Chatsworth House

A book of personal stories by Lexis students at Derby College Group (DCG) inspired by Chatsworth House has been published as part of Derby Book Festival’s Shared Writing project.

The students, aged 16 to 18, are recent arrivals to the UK from 16 different countries and are learning English, maths and digital skills at DCG.

They were invited to tour Chatsworth House and then write about memories of their home or heritage that a certain element or artefact in the house and gardens evoked.

DCG Teacher Awarded With Platinum Jubilee Medal

Michael Grange, an Advanced Practitioner in work-based learning and apprenticeships at Derby College Group (DCG) has been awarded a Platinum Jubilee Medal for his services working as a volunteer for the ambulance service.

Michael has volunteered as a community first responder for East Midlands Ambulance Service for many years – attending any life-threatening emergencies in the local area.

Scouse comedian offering ‘laughs for life’ at buxton festival fringe

Jewish/Scouse stand-up comedian Henry Churniavsky has two shows on Saturday 23rd July 2022. Both shows are to raise awareness and funds for Mental Health Charities. He came up with the idea after his best friend’s son attempted suicide, and never recovered. He is now an Ambassador for The Mental Health Charity Jami UK and he also supports YoungMinds Mental Health Charity.


Show 1: With All Jew Respect- 2pm-3pm

Show 2: ‘Laugh For Life Comedy’ Charity Compilation Event- 6.30pm-7.30pm

Natural History photographic competition

This year we will be running our Natural History photographic competition.

The theme is Renewal, Rebirth and Hope in Nature.

This could be the first pioneering spring bulbs breaking the surface after winter, young swallows with their parents or a newly hatched butterfly.

There will be an exhibition at the Barn in November for all the winners, runners up and other notable pictures.

There will be three age brackets:

12 and under


18 and over

Angela Bra: Life Lessons

I would like to let you know about my show, Angela Bra: Life Lessons - which is being performed on June 8th and 9th at The Green Man Gallery at 8.30pm in Buxton as part of their fringe. I am based in Glossop and am very much looking forward to bringing puns, parodies and pop to the festival.

Singer/Songwriter, rising star on social media and part-time primary school music teacher, Miss Angela Bra, invites you to share in her words of wisdom with an hour of pop, parodies and puns. It’s a shower of silliness in a world all too consumed with what other people think.

Junction Arts hiring Office Manager

Junction Arts are recruiting. We are seeking an experienced Office Manager to ensure the day-to-day smooth running of an award-winning arts charity.

Office Manager (30 hours per week) based in Chesterfield, closing date 12th July.


Please share the advertisement in your newsletters and in any other networks you think appropriate. Please share our posts on social media about the post as we want to reach as wide a network as possible.



Back to news