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The Addams Family – The Musical Auditions - New Mills and District AODS

New Mills Art Theatre are staging the musical ‘The Addams Family’ from 14 to 17 November and casting the show starts with a Get-Together at The Art Theatre, Jodrell Street, New Mills, SK22 3HJ, on Wednesday, 14 March at 8.00pm.  Everyone is welcome to come along and meet the production team led by Director, David Carlile, who will talk about the show, characters, music and answer any questions you may have about all aspects of the production.  You can also pick up audition pieces for principal parts or chorus.  Auditions will be held on Sunday May 13th, from 10am onw

Sinfonia Viva Principal Conductor Makes Debut Performance at Derby Cathedral

Dutch conductor Frank Zielhorst will make his debut concert performance as Sinfonia Viva’s new Principal Conductor at Derby Cathedral on Wednesday March 14.

The concert, entitled Masters and Maestros, features a tantalizing programme based on dances from the ballroom and theatre stage to the pub and village hall.

The programme starts with a whirlwind of Dionysian ballet music from Mozart’s opera ‘Idomeneo’ highlighting the wonderful virtuosic qualities of the members of Sinfonia Viva.

Former Derby College Student Wins Engineering Bursary

Former Derby College Engineering student Melissa Chimutanda has won a £1,000 bursary from a leading industry body to support her future studies.

Melissa (21) is now studying Mechanical Engineering at Leicester De Montfort University and applied for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Engineering Horizons Bursary which includes membership of the professional body.

Former Derby College Students Plan Fiji Volunteering Trip

Two former A level students at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre are busy raising money to fund a trip to Fiji where they will be taking part in an environment project to improve the lives of local people.

Amelia Sutcliffe (18) from Alfreton (pictured right) and Yasmin Crofts (19) from Riddings (pictured left) are both now studying Law at the University of Lincoln after attending Derby College together.

Baking Show Set To Be Out of this World

Sinfonia Viva – the Derby-based orchestra of the East Midlands – is teaming up with Andrew Smyth, finalist of the 2016 Great British Bake Off, for an evening of musical treats and fabulous eats.

The ticket-only event will be held in the atrium of the University of Derby, Kedleston Road, on Friday March 2. The doors open and drinks served from 6.30pm and a show starts at 7pm.

New Programme Recognises Support Skills

A group of Education Support Workers from Derby College have successfully completed a pilot study programme – paving the way for teaching assistants from a wide range of Derby and Derbyshire schools to further upgrade their skills.

Seven ESWs, who work across the College supporting students in the classroom, have completed the new Higher Level Teaching Assistants certificate which has been introduced by Derby College.

‘Recovery’ - exhibition at Erewash Museum, Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Thursday 10th March 2018 – Tuesday 3rd April 2018

The Recovery exhibition is a selection of artwork and text which has been created by people who are recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. They work out of Derbyshire Recovery Partnership drug and alcohol recovery services based at Erewash house in Ilkeston in partnership with Wash Arts CIC Horti-Culture Project.

The exhibition will include a variety of different mediums and techniques and will include: handmade prints, collage, mixed media, paintings, text art and films.

New museum exhibit puts the spotlight on the story of a Derbyshire Hill

Hill is the story of one Derbyshire hill told in photography, film, sculpture, poetry and song.

The hill featured in the exhibit rises north from Wirksworth. It is home to families, wildlife, farming, quarries, mine shafts and wind turbines.

The museum worked with award-winning photographer Kate Bellis who has spent the last 20 years documenting the relationships between rural communities and the land around them. Kate's images feature the working life of the hill − farming and quarrying − as well as images of the community that lives in the shelter of the hill.


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