Category: People

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum – Initial Project Brief, January 2018

Sharpe’s Pottery Heritage and Arts Trust fosters a sense of pride in South Derbyshire by protecting, promoting, celebrating and sharing local history, heritage and culture. The museum is situated within a former pottery with a grade II listed kiln hovel. It is a treasured landmark building and has symbolic significance. The site itself is approaching its 200th birthday and is believed to be the only surviving sanitary works site in the country.


Three students from Derby College are amongst the first to join an innovative partnership with Halfords Autocentres to enable them to gain valuable work experience, gain essential technical skills and earn a wage whilst they study.

In an industry first, Halfords Autocentres is working in partnership with 25 further education colleges across the country to get young people ‘work ready’ and address growing skills gaps in the industry.

Apprenticeship Opportunities at Derby College

Derby College is also holding an information evening at the Roundhouse in Pride Park on Thursday March 15 between 5.30pm to 7.30pm to give young people and adults the opportunity register for a wide range of apprenticeships available now and in the coming months.

The College currently has around 50 apprenticeship opportunities available in a range of industries from Business Administration and Hospitality and Dental Nursing and Manufacturing.

Back by popular demand… weddings are returning to The Derby Conference Centre!

Back in 2015, The Derby Conference Centre announced that it was no longer providing wedding services. However, over the past 12 months it has become evident that with the increased volume of enquiries, the people of Derby really miss not being able to tie the knot at this beautiful venue. Which is why the Centre is incredibly proud to announce that from Valentine’s Day, The Derby Conference Centre will once again be returning to the wedding venue market.

The Wirksworth Book Festival 2018

Thursday 5th April 

  • launch and evening of readings about Ursula, the second Mrs Vaughan Williams - Waltham House 7pm


Friday 6th April 

  • Parent and toddler event at the library, 10.30am
  • Literary Tour of Renishaw Hall, 2.30 pm (tickets needed via
  • The Real Wordsmiths, talk about the Lakeland Poets - Town Hall, 6.15pm
  • ‘The Wordsmiths of Gorsemere’ - Spoof comedy. Town Hall 7.30pm (tickets from Wirksworth Framing Company)

Saturday 7th April 

Not words project launch

The Pomegranate Youth Theatre and Gekkota Arts in Chesterfield have received £26,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for their latest project 'Not Words'.

We would like to invite you to join us for the launch on International Women's Day and to hear how you can be involved in the project

MARCH 8TH  6.00 - 7.30pm

West Studios, Sheffield Road, S41 7LL

Oxfam Ceilidh Bakewell

Oxfam Ceilidh, Bakewell Medway Centre, Saturday 24th February 7.30-10pm  Well- Dressed Band with a caller to guide us through the steps.

Tickets £7.50 available at the door or The Medway Centre 01629813638 or Di Bradwell 01629812104



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