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DCG Outlines Future Arrangements

Derby College Group (DCG) has remained open for certain students to attend Broomfield Hall and for children at the Little Explorers Nursery also at Broomfield Hall.

In line with government guidance, DCG are planning to expand engagement on all campuses from June 15 with some face to face contact with certain students.  

This engagement will be by invitation and will include students preparing for year two studies and those having to undertake assessment to gain their licence to practice. 

DCG Applauds Adult Learners’ Commitment To Learning

Virtual learning and studying at home are not just the ‘new normal’ for young people across the county – it is also the challenge facing hundreds of adult students at Derby College Group who are juggling their studies with work and family life.

Exile Festival Poets Breakout - Fri 26th June 7.30pm

The weekend 26 - 28th June would have been Exile Music Festival - sadly cancelled this year due to the pandemic. However, I am hosting an on-line zoom event Fri 26th June at 7.30pm in lieu of the Poetry Aloud presents: stage at Exile Music Festival.

Featuring two Derbyshire poets Mark Gwynne-Jones and Lucy Peacock, plus an open mic with slots bookable by email to:


For more details email or see the FB event: 

The Imagination Project - For Writers & Creatives

The Imagination Project. Helping kickstart creativity and banish writer's block. A collection of bespoke and unique creative writing prompts delivered to your door with workbooks and support to help get you unblocked and writing again. And just like no person or story is the same, no box of items is the same either. But there's so much more to the project too... Full details and tickets at