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Come & Work for us! We’re looking for a new Digital Marketer

Destination Digital Marketing in Bakewell are looking to fill a digital marketing role that would suit someone who has graduated within the last 3 years.  Destination Digital are a digital marketing agency with an office in Bakewell, Derbyshire that offers a range of digital marketing services such as SEO, AdWords, social media management, email marketing, web design and traffic analysis to a range of clients from different industries across the UK. 

Shine A Light Community Heroes Crowned

Heroes Portraits all credit Liv Auckland 2021

A young artist, volunteer motorbike riders, and food parcel co-ordinator are amongst eleven community members crowned Shine a Light Community Heroes by local arts charity First Art.  These heroes are the subject of a series of portraits and new film to honour them. The awards recognise the efforts and extra mile these people and organisations have gone for communities in Ashfield, Mansfield, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lockdown Entrepreneurs Spearhead Virtual Office Surge

Oberoi Business Hub in Derby’s Pride Park reports a steady surge in demand for virtual office support – particularly from start up businesses launched during this and previous national lockdowns.

Founder and managing director Kavita Oberoi explained that 90% of recent new enquiries had been from start up businesses who were keen to create the right first impression for their new ventures but did not yet require physical office space.

One year from the first lockdown, new bursary to support creative artists opens for applications

Applications to The Mick Peat Drystone Bursary, to encourage and facilitate creativity in all its forms and bring people together, are now welcome.

The Covid-19 crisis decimated our creative industries and Drystone was formed in response to that; to build and rebuild our arts. Now, one year on from the first lockdown, The Mick Peat Drystone Bursary – created in tribute to one of Drystone’s founders – is open to anyone who wants to help make that happen.

One year on and Derby Active at Home is going strong

Derby Active at Home celebrates its first birthday this week. Since it began as a response to the first lockdown, Derby Active’s online leisure service has become a thriving online community, massively increasing its membership and offering valuable support for mental health as well as physical fitness.

When Derby City Council’s leisure centres closed their doors on the evening of 18 March 2020, staff quickly adapted to set up an online fitness offer, using the In Derby website and the Derby Active Group Exercise Facebook group.

Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows - Always Room for more Friendship

Off the back of the government’s recent roadmap announcement, Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows are putting plans in place to re-start their face-to-face social events. While many of the group’s members can’t wait to get out again and re-connect, there are some who feel that their confidence and mental health have been knocked for six this past year.

Call Out for Artists: Project eARTh for projects September 2021 onwards

High Peak Community Arts is looking for freelance artists to send in project ideas for Project eARTh, its programme for adults experiencing mental distress.

Project eARTh usually holds 2 groups per week, one in New Mills and one in Buxton. During the past year, we have instead used postal and home delivery arts kits, but are looking forward to face to face work in the near future. When this happens, we envisage still working in smaller groups (half of each group on alternate weeks) whilst covid restrictions necessitate.

Artist working in any art-form for project in schools

Derbyshire Fly is an exciting new arts project to support young people in seven schools across Derbyshire to access support around sexual health and sensitive issues. Stigma around asking for help has a big impact on the well-being of children and young people. 

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