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Portrait exhibition hopes to reunite paintings with the people featured in them

The family of artist Don Yarrington have curated an exhibition of their father’s work with a difference which is open to the public at West Studios, on the Chesterfield College campus, over the next few weeks. The exhibition of the local artist’s portraits isn’t designed to sell the late artist’s work, but rather to reunite the portraits with their sitters. Don created these portraits of art students when he was the Head of Fine Art and later Acting Principal of Chesterfield College of Art in the 1970s and 80s. 

HUUB and Jason Kenny - It doesn't get any faster!

The HUUB family of speed continues to grow, with the latest inductee to racing faster being none other than six-time Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny. It is with great pride that, HUUB welcomes Jason to their family of athletes of all abilities overall disciplines. 

Croots Farm Shop: Cancellation of Open Farm Sunday on 27th June 2021

Regretfully, due to the on-going Covid restrictions, the Open Farm Sunday event scheduled to be held at Croots Farm Shop on 27th June has been cancelled.

Please amend your listings to reflect this change of plan.

We are really sorry to be cancelling such a popular and enjoyable event, but with the postponing of the lifting of restrictions and almost 1,000 visitors due to attend, we felt it was the safest thing to do.

The Croots Farm Shop team


New Institute of Technology could lead the UK’s digital and green revolution

Pioneering graduates from a new East Midlands Institute of Technology (IoT) would lead the UK’s green and digital revolution and form the beating heart of the country’s post-pandemic recovery.

Loughborough College, the University of Derby, Loughborough University and the Derby College Group (DCG) have joined forces on a £13m plan to create the highly advanced workforce needed to lead the digital revolution – otherwise known as Industry 4.0.

UK's Top Design Makers come together for the return of Gnccfonline - An online version of Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

This summer sees the return of GNCCFonline, an opportunity to buy unique and exceptional contemporary craft direct from 120 specially selected makers over the weekend of 17-18 July.

When the pandemic forced the cancellation of the much loved Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fairs in 2020, the show organisers embraced the digital revolution and with a defiant ‘the show must go on’ spirit, launched the GNCCFonline with the aim of supporting independent makers. 

Straight Curves: June in the loop

We hope you have had a great half term and are ready for the kids to go back tomorrow. We have lots going on at the moment and quite a few courses starting this month both online and in person as we slowly edge towards opening fully from September.

We hope you have been making some time for yourself to get creative as things have started opening up between catching up with friends and family. Don't forget our workshops are great as a day out with friends and we have lots coming up in September at weekends.

Junction Arts 2021: Bring on the summer!

Volunteers Week 2021

We want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of our volunteers! The donation of their time and skills are vital in making it possible for all people we meet to experience the supportive power and connection being creative gives us.

Mini Ram Characters Bed Down For Sleepovers in Local Businesses

Businesses across the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in Derby city centre are showcasing their own flock of mini ram characters as part of this summer’s Derby Ram Trail.

The Great Ram Sleepover runs from 14th - 26th June and will feature ten mini Ram characters who will stay in a business for four nights before moving to another business window for the next four nights.


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