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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
 

Clash of the Triathlon Titans: Dean Jackson and Gordon Ramsay go head-to-head

Derby businessman Dean Jackson, the founder of triathlon wetsuit specialists HUUB Design in Sinfin, is taking on three Michelin Star chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay at this year’s inaugural Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire.

A ‘friendly’ bet between the two will play out on Sunday June 14 when they will tackle the gruelling triathlon course in a bid to cross the line first.

The loser will pay £1,000 into the Gordon Ramsay Foundation which supports UK health charities.

Entrepreneurial Student’s Business Plans Blossom With Funding and Mentoring Support

A mature learner at Derby College is the first to have secured financial and mentoring support for her new business thanks to an innovative programme to promote students’ entrepreneurial plans, partnered with Flint Bishop Solicitors.

Kayleigh Whyte (25) from Littleover went before a Dragon’s Den-style panel to present her business plan to develop an online floral design business called Enchanted Eden.

National Date For Déda Dancers

Two of Déda’s Youth Performance Companies have won coveted places in a top level national dance festival in Plymouth next month.

The Derbyshire groups are among the final selection of four groups who will perform at U.Dance 2015, which will be held in Plymouth in July (22-25).

Bounceback and Derbyshire Youth Dance Company (DYDC) are Déda’s auditioned youth performance groups for young dancers who are looking towards future careers in dance.

CQ Saturdays Street Circus Set To Top the Bill in Cathedral Quarter

The Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has again teamed up with outdoor performance specialists Déda Producing for CQ Saturdays Street Circus which is held on the second Saturday of every month in the run up to Derby Festé in September.

Finnish Circus Artist Tiina Tuomisto will be the headline act for this month’s free CQ Saturdays Street Circus which will be at the Waterfall Stage in the Market Place on Saturday June 13 between 11am and 3pm

Free Changing Places Workshops

Toilets are something most of take for granted: a mundane necessity of everyday life - but just imagine how difficult life would be if there was no loo to go to when we left our homes.

Down The Line is looking for young performers

"DOWN THE LINE" - looking for young performers aged approx 14 - 25.

Meeting weekly from Weds 10th June 6.30 - 8.30pm Netherthorpe School drama studio, Staveley.

"Down the Line" is a site-specific community play for Barrow Hill Railway Roundhouse near Staveley, in June 2016. The show has been commissioned from Playwright Kevin Fegan, who is working as Playwright-in-Residence at Staveley Library while the show is in development.

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.

AUCTION FOR ACTION

In collaboration with Hansons Auctioneers and The Royal School for the Deaf, Derby

Auction for Action is to be held at The Auction Centre, Heage Lane, Etwall, Derbyshire DE65 6LS

10th JUNE 2015

Supported by the BBC’s Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip’s Charlie Ross and
opened by Helene, Viscountess Scarsdale

We are delighted to welcome the following charities;

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