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Pye Hill & District Male Voice Choir Est 1903

Like all choir’s, the Pye Hill & District Male Voice Choir, has been severely affected by the Covid Pandemic. For a long time, it was restricted to practice by internet zoom sessions and all its arranged concerts had to be cancelled.

Returning to regular practice in the summer of 2021, it was decided that the choir would take its time before singing again in concert and to rebuild its confidence.

Additional Support For Safe and Sound Marks Platinum Jubilee

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound, has been chosen as one of just 23 charities and organisations nationwide to be awarded a special grant to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Safe and Sound has been awarded £7,000 to help fund an expanding aspect of its work with vulnerable young people and adults whose learning difficulties and additional needs make them at particular risk of exploitation including online grooming, sexual exploitation, County Lines, trafficking, modern slavery and radicalisation.

Double award win for Enthusiasm Trust

A DERBY charity that has helped countless young people achieve a better life has won two awards in recognition of its outstanding contribution to the city.

Enthusiasm Trust, which is based in Cotton Lane, has been helping children from disadvantaged backgrounds reach their full potential since the charity was launched in 1992.

The organisation was presented with the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VSCE) award at the Derby Volunteer Awards 2022, organised by Community Action.

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.

Yellow and blue bakes sell like hot cakes at company charity sale in aid of 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.

Junction Arts - June Events & News

Jubilee Jam

Junction Arts have been supporting The Brook in Shirebrook, who are celebrating the Jubilee with a concert performed by local musicians.

Come along and support the local talent at this family friendly celebration.
25th June 2022 at The Book Community Church & Centre, Shirebrook. For further information please call the The Brook on 01623 744371

New release by author Ann Thorson

Chesterfield-born author Ann Thorsson has just released her third book - a novella called Dark Shadows (UK Book Publishing). Though Dark Shadows is described as the sequel to Ann's first novel, Downhill, it can still be read as a stand-alone. Set in and around the Derbyshire Peak District and the fictional mining town of Castle Ridge, Dark Shadows picks up the threads from a tragic event which occurred thirty years earlier in Downhill.

Buxton Fringe Festival with Henry Churniavsky

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.


Wedding of Jason Darnell and Rachel Wass - York Minster 14 May 2022

The Pye Hill & District Male Voice Choir were privileged to sing at the wedding of the choir’s President, Jason Darnell, to Rachel Wass at York Minster on Saturday 14 May 2022 as part of a mass choir, consisting of the York based choir the ‘Ebor Singers’, which includes some members of the Minster choir; ‘Cantorum’ and talented choristers and friends drawn from other choirs that Jason has association with.


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