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Dare to Dream at Artcore

Are you a creative person?

There is an opportunity to join Dare to Dream 2020 Tuesday online course. Learn new skills through online art workshops, training and support. Over the course you will learn how to make high quality crafts which you can sell through Artcore.

Open routes to employment and volunteering through your creative personal development.

FREE for unemployed people aged 16+ who live in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

A note from Artcore founder and Artistic Director – Zahir Shaikh

In mid-March, whether we were prepared or not, the world as we knew it changed. The nation went into lockdown due to COVID-19 and business and non-essential sectors were forced to close down in lieu of public safety. But rather than focus on the immense, adverse impacts this pandemic has had on every person and every country, I would like to talk to you about how we, in our own way tried to overcome that. I believe that as an arts organisation we had a responsibility to our sector and to our community; responsibility became an ability to respond.

PhotoForum Live A series of inspirational talks

PhotoForum Live 
A series of inspirational talks 

Every Tuesday in June and July at 3.00pm [BST]

With limited places available don't miss out on attending the next Photoforum Live with Photography Editor Bridget Coaker in conversation with Paul Lowe, Reader in Documentary Photography and award winning photographer

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Acting Alone - Ava Hunt Theatre (based in Crich)


7.30pm, Wednesday 17 June

A provocative, funny show about standing up for what we believe in. Can one person actually make a difference?

Acting Alone is inspired by people Ava met in Palestinian refugee camps. In her unique performance style, she weaves together these stories of fragile humanity, asking questions of us all.

Link on the day:

Get On Your Bike And Support Safe And Sound

Specialist Derbyshire charity Safe and Sound are hosting a virtual cycle ride to raise money needed to help them support more young people across the county who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation.

Everyone signing up and donating to the charity will receive details of an easy to follow and cycle-friendly circular 11-mile route taking in five Derby parks - Markeaton Park, Darley Park, Bass Recreation Ground, Alvaston Park and West End Park (Markeaton Recreation Ground) before working back to the start.


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