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Coast To Coast Cyclists Support Viva’s Work in Local Communities

A group of cycling enthusiasts have completed a coast to coast challenge and raised £500 for Derby-based Sinfonia Viva orchestra’s ‘Make a Child Smile’ appeal.

Carl Muldal, who works at Rolls-Royce plc and is a board member of Sinfonia Viva, brought together a group of friends to cycle 140 miles west to east across the country in a weekend.

The money raised will go towards further expanding the orchestra’s work including a three-year creative project which has been established thanks to grant funding from BBC Children in Need. 

Sponsorship Secured For Growing Club

Construction plant and vehicle specialists Leedale, which is based in Alfreton, have pledged support for young footballers at Hatton United Junior FC.

Despite being founded just five years ago, Hatton United is already one of the largest grassroots junior football clubs in the Derbyshire and Burton league with 17 boys and girls teams across all age groups.

Education Secretary visits Derby College Group

Gavin Williamson meets staff, students, employers and apprentices at the Roundhouse Technical and Professional Skills college 

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has visited Derby College Group (DCG) to learn more about work underway to better prepare young people for the world of work and support local companies’ skills requirements.

Street Art Success for DCG Students

Visitors to Melbourne Arts Festival in South Derbyshire were treated to a series of street art installations created by students at Derby College Group (DCG).

The level three Art and Design students, who are based at the Joseph Wright Post 16 Academic and Arts College, made colourful and thought-provoking work for the art and architecture trail.

Capita Travel and Events Employer Academy Opens Doors For DCG Students

A partnership programme between Derby College Group (DCG) and a leading business travel and events company has so far led to nine Travel and Tourism students securing full time jobs there.

Capita Travel and Events, whose head office is in Derby, has worked with DCG for the past four years under the college’s innovative Employer Academy programme to better prepare students for the world of work.

Buxton’s Crescent Trust’s Arts Council Programme Celebrates Buxton’s Water

Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust are delighted to announce a programme of celebratory events for the community, visitors, local artists and musicians that will celebrate the town’s water. The Trust are working closely with award-winning artist Amy Sharrocks on an inspiring multi-discipline artistic programme that offers residents and local artists the chance to share thoughts about the town’s liquid assets, to perform and work collaboratively.

Bikes and Buddhas - A Journey through Asia

Based on a true story of a bicycle journey from Vietnam to Thailand, Saigon to Bangkok, but likes those films inspired by true events, which parts are true and which are fiction? You, the audience, must decide!

Our journey will take us to great cities and ancient temples, and we will meet wild animals of various shapes and sizes as well as a beautiful woman, an old monk, a grumpy old man, and a very bad busker!

Pete's a storyteller of some renown and his tale melds traditional tales with his own two wheeled adventures in far off lands.

It Is Now Anonymous Is A Woman Theatre Company.

Sunday 6th October 2019 - 7:30 pm

Crich Glebe Field Centre (DE4 5EU)


It’s World Cup Final day 1966. It’s also Laura & Joe’s wedding reception – what could possibly go wrong? A charming, funny, immersive play, with lots of period pitch perfect details, and a great swinging 60s soundtrack.