Category: People

Canal Trust Appeals For More Hands, Hearts and Minds

The Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust has launched an appeal for more local people to help them in their work to bring the former Derby Canal back to its former glory.

The Trust was founded in 1993 with the ultimate aim of restoring a 12.5 mile stretch between Derby and Sandiacre to connect to the Trent and Mersey and Erewash Canals.  This would create a 25 mile cruising ring with access to more than 2,000 miles of navigable waterways across the UK.

BIDs Secure Travel Discount for City Centre Workers

The Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have negotiated a special deal with bus company Arriva for people working in the two BID areas.

Employees at hundreds of businesses located in the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter BID areas can now travel to and from work with discounted monthly tickets on Arriva buses – saving them up to £310 a year on standard fares.

Travel is unlimited - seven days a week - and two children can also travel free with the ticket holder at weekends and bank holidays.

Dying Matters Event Highlights Importance of Discussing Death

Family-owned funeral directors G Wathall & Son have teamed up with other local organisations to break down the taboos of discussing dying, death and bereavement.

An information event will be held at QUAD in the Market Place on Friday May 18 between 10.30am and 2.30pm as part of Dying Matters awareness week (w/c May 14) which this year asks the question - ‘What Can You Do?’.

Canal Trust Steps Up Fund Raising Efforts With New Appointment

Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust has appointed its first dedicated fund raiser to drive forward ambitious plans to bring the former Derby Canal back to its former glory.

The Trust was founded in 1993 with the aim of restoring a 12.5 mile stretch between Derby and Sandiacre to connect to the Trent and Mersey and Erewash Canals. This would create a 25 mile ring with access to more than 2,000 miles of navigable waterways across the UK.

Toyota City Commemorative Gift

Derbyshire County Council is offering artists the opportunity to create a commemorative item to mark the 20th anniversary of the international relationship between Toyota City and the three councils, Derbyshire County Council, Derby City Council and South Derbyshire District Council.  The item will be sited in Japan and the maximum budget is £2,000

On Being An Artist- Screening afternoon with CVAN

Friday 27th of April   2-4pm, FREE
Artcore, 3 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GT


In 2016 six artists, living and working in the East Midlands, were selected to take part in Document, a project that set out to tell their story, in their voice. Since then the Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands (CVAN EM) has worked with those artists as they have reflected on their practice and captured their experiences.

BELPER ARTS FESTIVAL AWARDED NATIONAL LOTTERY GRANT

National Lottery support for Belper Arts Festival to mark First World War Centenary

Today Belper Arts Festival has received £4800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project, IN WARTIME 1917 -  1922 in Belper. Made possible by National Lottery players , the project will focus on life in Belper during the last two years of the First World War and the aftermath.

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