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Top Grade Achievements at Derby College Group

The largest cohort of A level students for several years collected examination results at Derby College Group’s Joseph Wright Centre today (Thursday August 15).

Just over 733 students sat A level examinations at DCG’s post-16 Academic and Arts college in the city this summer.

Adult GCSE Success at Derby College

Mother-of-one, Lauren Burns (24), from Ilkeston, one of the many mature students who sat GCSE examinations at Derby College Group (DCG) this summer, is celebrating a Grade 7 (equivalent to an A grade) in English.

Lauren now plans to return to College to do GCSE Maths and also an Access to Higher Education in Humanities and Social Science study programme at the college.

Around the World in a Million Pixels

Want some travel inspiration?

Travel inspired artist, Susan Bedford, will be exhibiting work from five different continents in her forthcoming solo show in the Banks Mill Studios foyer.

‘Around the world in a million pixels’ is a solo show by Susan Bedford that will run from Wednesday 18th September to Sunday 6th October 2019.  Opening times are Monday to Friday 10am-3pm and Sundays 1-4pm.

Derby Book Festival appoints new Festival Director

Derby Book Festival has announced today (29 August) the appointment of Vicky Dawson as their new Festival Director.  She will join the team from 1 September on a part-time basis, continuing in her current role at Buxton International Festival where she is Book Festival Director.   

The Cultural Education Partnership working in Amber Valley, Bolsover & North East Derbyshire

Our Vision: A childhood made up of rich, varied experiences that include exposure to and participation in arts and cultural education builds the foundations for a happy and healthy life. An equality of access that effectively negotiates personal barriers, social stigma and geographical challenges means no one misses out or goes unheard.

We're back putting some Art into Alfreton Town next month - so get these dates
scribbled in your diaries so you can come along and enjoy the FREE fun on

Chatsworth's charity spaces

As part of his new role as High Sheriff of Derbyshire for 2019/20, Lord William Burlington has worked with Bondholder Foundation Derbyshire to select five local causes to have a dedicated space in the popular Chatsworth House shop. 

Bondholder Derventio Housing Trust has been selected to showcase bird boxes, trugs and decorative wooden birds made by people supported by the charity.

Allestree Theatre Group presents Sue Townsend's comedy Bazaar and Rummage

Three agoraphobic women have left their houses for the first time in years to go to a jumble sale organised by their social workers. But as the afternoon progresses, the distinction between the social workers and the women becomes less and less clear.  This play is the story of 5 women bound together by their fears and seeking a solution to make their lives better.

Arts Derbyshire, is looking for a fundraiser and charity manager

Derbyshire County Council, on behalf of Arts Derbyshire, is looking for a fundraiser and charity manager to help set up the new Arts Derbyshire charitable incorporated organisation.  This will include putting together a fundraising plan; submitting at least three funding applications; and setting up the relevant managem

Buxton Fringe40 Announces Awards for 2019

The biggest and longest ever Buxton Festival Fringe held its eagerly-awaited Awards Ceremony at The Green Man Gallery on Sunday July 21.

2019 has seen the Fringe celebrating 40 years and chair of the trustees Keith Savage said it had been an exceptional year, thanking the performers, committee members, venues, supporters and financial backers, including sponsor The University of Derby, who had made the festival possible.


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