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The latest news from producers, makers, venues and events organisers from around Derby and Derbyshire. If you have news to add to this page, then email us to let us know about it: editor@madeinderbyshire.org
 

Creepy Crawly Experience at Broomfield Hall

The Animal Unit at Derby College Group’s Broomfield Hall in Morley will be getting visitors into the Halloween mood on Sunday October 27 with the chance to get up close and personal with some of the creepy crawlies who are looked after by students there.

The open day between 10am and 3.30pm will have a wide range of family activities.

Staging a scandal puts Buxton in the running for top UK theatre award

Buxton International Festival has confirmed its place as one of the nation’s leading opera producing companies with a nomination in this year’s UK Theatre Awards for its world premiere of Georgiana, the story of the life and scandalous times of the most controversial Duchess of Devonshire.   

The critically acclaimed production was especially commissioned for the Festival’s 40th anniversary programme this year, and was written and produced by a team led by its Chief Executive Officer Michael Williams.

Artist Residencies at Ashgate Hospicecare

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for two artists to work in residence with Ashgate Hospicecare. Beginning in January 2020 the paid residencies will also include valuable training and support about working in the specialist palliative care setting.

 

Workers would vote for this Victorian’s values

Not all Victorians’ values were bad — and Britain’s long-suffering workers would be better off if we’d listen to at least one of them, leading psychologist Professor Sir Cary Cooper has said.

John Ruskin, an art critic, social commentator and one-man early warning system about the drudgery of work in the machine age, is today the inspiration for enlightened industrialists, Buxton International Festival’s Big Weekend will discover on October 18.

Bombardier smashes £1bn mark

Turnover has smashed through the £1bn mark at Derby-headquartered Bombardier Transportation UK, new figures have revealed.

Newly filed accounts for the year to 31 December 2018 show the business achieved a turnover of £1.24bn, up from £834.2m.

Blazing a trail

Bondholder Derby Museums is inviting artists from across Derbyshire and beyond to submit their designs for the Derby Ram Trail, a unique public art event that will take place in the city centre next summer.

The Trail will see 30, five-foot ram sculptures threaded across the city in a free-to-view art event that will raise valuable funds for Derby Museums through sponsorship and auction. Marketing Derby is proud to be a Derby Ram Trail sponsor. 

Bennetts saved by The Bell

Paul Hurst, owner of Bondholder The Old Bell Hotel on Sadler Gate, has stepped in to keep Derby's much-loved Bennetts brand alive both on the high street and online.

Mr Hurst has secured the fixed assets and goodwill of Bennetts – the world’s oldest independent department store – with plans well underway to create a new retail website showcasing iconic brands from Derby and the UK.

Artist Opportunity

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for two artists to work in residence with Ashgate Hospicecare.

Beginning in January 2020 the paid residencies will also include valuable training and support about working in the specialist palliative care setting.

Commissioned by Ashgate Hospicecare and Junction Arts.

To find out more and apply please click the link

Employers Broaden Student Horizons

Representatives from a wide range of local companies met with new Professional Construction students at Derby College Group (DCG) to outline the different career paths available to them in the future.

Students had the opportunity to talk to employers, former students and get advice on developing their CVs.

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