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Croots Farm Shop wins national award with its Bakewell tart

The Bakewell tart produced by Derbyshire-based Croots Farm Shop has been crowned the nation’s best sweet bake in the Great British Food Farm Produce Awards 2015.

The Duffield farm shop’s home-made Bakewell tart was selected as a winner in the awards run by Great British Food Magazine.

Owner Steve Croot said: “We were thrilled when our Bakewell tart was chosen as a finalist in the Great British Food Farm Produce Awards. To win the category and to be named as the best sweet bake in a national competition, run by a national food magazine, is just amazing.

Poem a Month for June

Summer is here and we've reached the last poem chosen from the first phase of our Poem a Month writing competition.  We're now looking forward to selecting six poems to take us through to the end of the year.

Amanda Barton's poem gives us pause for thought on the importance and beauty of the natural world and its fragility.

Derby Creative Project Sinfonia Viva Shortlisted For National Lottery Award

An innovative creative project led by Derby-based professional orchestra Sinfonia Viva and involving more than 100 local young people has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

The Grammy nominated Orchestra, which already has a national reputation for its education and community work and is an Arts Council National Portfolio organisation, has reached the final stages of the National Lottery Awards.

Peak District Artisans launch creative marketing campaign

Peak District Artisans have launched a new marketing campaign as they look to raise awareness of the brand, whilst appealing to a younger audience.

To include targeted direct marketing, combined with online activity; featuring strong social media presence, the Want That Art campaign marks the association’s biggest investment in marketing since it was established in 1991.

Croots Farm Shop a finalist in the Great British Food Farm Produce Awards 2015

Derbyshire-based Croots Farm Shop has won a place in the final of the Great British Food Farm Produce Awards 2015.

The Duffield farm shop’s Bakewell tart was named as one of ten short-listed products in the sweet bake category of the awards, run by Great British Food Magazine.

Owner Steve Croot said: “We are thrilled that our Bakewell tart has been selected as a finalist in the Great British Food Farm Produce Awards.

Derby College Apprentices Stump Up Giant Artwork For Cricket Club Bid

Two Derby College apprentices are playing a key role in creating the landmark set of giant stumps that will symbolise Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s bid for Derby to be a host city for the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.

Mark Mitchell and Jake Underwood are both apprentices at Briggs of Burton, the long-established engineering company in Burton-on-Trent who are manufacturing the six metre high giant stumps, bails and ball planned for the Pentagon Island.

The company is working on behalf of Derbyshire County Cricket Club as part of its partnership with the club.

In Limbo, A Film is seeking crowdfunding. Deadline 10 June!

The film is written and produced by Stuart Wheeldon, who is based in Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
The film is inspired by the urban myth that is the Black Eyed Children. These have recently been reported extensively in the national press on numerous internet blogs and forums.

Join Made In Derbyshire at the Derbyshire Food Fair this weekend and grab a copy of the Derbyshire Cook Book!

The Made In Derbyshire campaign has gone from strength to strength since launching at the start of 2015. There are thousands of followers on social media and nearly 500 companies have registered with the website so far to show their support for the campaign and their pride in their county.

Derbyshire Literature Festival in 2015 has been themed Made In Derbyshire and there are many more Made In Derbyshire themed events on the near horizon.

Poem a Month for May

The panel chose this poem because they liked the way it juxtaposes pairs of ideas - the two counties, past and present, the spiritual and the everyday - but is based on an actual experience and place.

As Ralph explains:

'Alstonefield is a border town, Staffordshire-Derbyshire, Manifold-Dove and it welcomes both. I have never before been in a church like St Peter’s where you can make a cup of tea and share it with fellow travellers including those from the past who were less equal.'

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