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Derby Children’s Picture Book Award 2022 winner announced

The winner of Derby Book Festival’s fourth Derby Children’s Picture Book Award is announced today (8 April).  The winning book, from a shortlist of three, is The Tale of the Whale by Karen Swann and Padmacandra (Scallywag Press) in a very close contest.   The children, in Years 2&3 at 45 Derby schools, voted for their favourite book on Voting Day, 6 April having read the three shortlisted books in their classes.  The book has a strong message about plastic pollution and its impact on the natural world.  

DCG Contribution To The Queen’s Green Canopy Takes Root

The first phase of Derby College Group’s contribution to the nationwide tree planting initiative to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has been launched.

DCG is planning to plant 1,000 trees over the next five years to create a new woodland entitled Little Park Wood at Broomfield Hall land-based college in Morley.

DCG Students Complete Coveted Course To Inspire Next Generation Of Filmmakers

Film Studies students based at Derby College Group’s Joseph Wright Centre have presented their original work which they have created as part of the BFI Film Academy course at a gala screening at Derby’s QUAD.

The group of 12 students were accepted on the prestigious course which has been run by QUAD alongside their level 3 College study programme.

Rag Week Total

A Level and GCSE plus students and staff at Derby College Group’s Joseph Wright Centre have raised £884 which has been split between Cancer Research UK and Derbyshire MIND.

Future Plumbers Gain First Hand Experience Of Tooling Capabilities

A market leading manufacturer has teamed up with Derby College Group (DCG) to help train the next generation of plumbers.

German-owned Rothenberger has donated tools worth more than £2,500 to DCG’s Plumbing department and regional sales manager Anthony Haynes recently visited the College to demonstrate a wide range of equipment to full time students and apprentices.

NHS and Further Education Collaboration Embeds Future Talent Pipeline

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with Derby College Group to support the Trust’s administration and clerical workforce development plans.

Under the new collaboration, Derby College Group has firstly launched a short course for adults wanting to apply for Administration and Clerical roles at the Trust.

Call out for makers for ‘Assemble: Derby’s Making Festival’

This week Derby Museums have launched our call out for makers for ‘Assemble: Derby’s Making Festival’ returning to the Museum of Making on Saturday 22nd October.  

Produced by Derby Museums, Assemble is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, which aims to celebrate making in all its shapes and forms. Bringing together artists and makers from varied disciplines to share their passion and skills with the public and to encourage others to have a go at making themselves. 

Derbyshire company student helping blind people with everyday tasks

Derbyshire company student praises the power of volunteering after signing up to global app helping the blind

A chemicals company student from Derbyshire has paid tribute to the power of volunteering after giving up her time to help blind or partially sighted people complete everyday tasks.

Laura Barrie, 20, a placement student at Lubrizol – based in Hazelwood near Belper – is one of millions of people worldwide who have signed up to ‘Be My Eyes’.


Here is a list of vacancies and opportunities available in Derbyshire:

  • BEAM seeks diverse artist network coordinator

Are you passionate about making the arts more diverse and more accessible to diverse audiences?

We are seeking to appoint a Diverse Artist Network Co-ordinator to kickstart a new project focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.


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