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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
 

Ripley Well Dressing 2017

We are looking for willing artists to take up the opportunity of creating the Ripley Well Dressing 2017.

This year, the theme for the Well Dressing is 200th Anniversary of the Pentrich Revolution, so lots of scope for ideas!

The Well Dressing is made using fabric petals and glue as opposed to the traditional clay methods.  The effect is still that of a Well Dressing with less mess and easier preparation and transportation.

What's On at St John Street Gallery in May and June

2nd May: John Connolly workshop: Trees, Woodlands and  Forests

Students will explore the use of Mixed media and Acrylic paints on both Paper and Canvas. We will look at Trees and Woodland in a variety of seasons. We will work fairly loosely flicking and pouring paint to get interesting effects. Students will leave the course with completed paintings including a Bluebell painting which seem to be very popular at the moment. 

Cathedral Quarter Businesses Boost Digital Skills

Businesses across Derby’s Cathedral Quarter will be attending a training workshop run by digital experts at Google as part of the area’s prize in the Great British High Street Awards.

The two-hour Google Digital Garage will be held at QUAD on Thursday May 11 and is free for businesses within the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) area.

The focus of the workshop will be on maximising a business’ digital presence by improving websites, social media, online video and Google My Business. 

HUUB Design Clinches Top Awards

Specialist wetsuit and accessories designers, Huub, has clinched two prestigious industry awards for the fifth year running after an ambitious research and development programme

HUUB clinched the Best triathlon wetsuit and best Tri-suit brands at the 220 Triathlon awards.

Huub wetsuits have been designed to improve a swimmer's position in the water, making them more hydrodynamic. They allow biceps and calf muscles to move more freely, making them more comfortable.

Derby College Hospitality Management Students Gain Vital Work Experience

Derby College has teamed up with the award-winning Bespoke Inns group to provide practical work experience for learners on the higher education Hospitality Management programme at the Roundhouse.

Three learners have so far joined the Bespoke Inns Hospitality Management Academy which is the latest stage in the College’s Employer Academy programme - designed to bridge the gap between education and the workplace.

Broomfield Hall Joins National Open Garden Scheme

Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus is inviting visitors to see the progress already made in restoring its gardens to their former glory.

The College’s land-based industries’ campus in Morley is taking part in the National Open Garden Scheme day on Sunday May 21 between 10am and 4pm.

College Cricket Academy Takes National Title

The Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy, based at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus in Morley has won the Association of Colleges (AoC) National indoor cricket championships held at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

Return Tour Signals Exciting Growth For Hubbub Theatre Company

Derby-based Hubbub Theatre Company is starting a three-date regional tour later this month to showcase the organisation’s exciting plans for the future.

Hubbub Theatre Company is an integrated ensemble of performers with and without moderate learning disabilities.

The company has re-worked its successful ‘Kessoku’ show – meaning ‘unity’ in Japanese - into a 30-minute remix featuring five of its talented performers with physical theatre and circus artist, Ria Ashcroft and Hubbub’s composer and musician, Matt Marks.

Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire takes part in Open Farm Sunday

One of Derbyshire’s most popular farm shops is giving customers the chance to go behind the scenes of a farm during a national event that’s billed as the farm industry’s open day.

Croots Farm Shop near Duffield is throwing open the gates to Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, on 11th June when it takes part in Open Farm Sunday.

Organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), Open Farm Sunday is the opportunity for farmers to proudly showcase British farming and food. It will be the second year that Croots Farm Shop has taken part in the national event.

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

CQ Saturdays Street Circus returns to Derby’s Cathedral Quarter on Saturday May 13 with a day of free entertainment at the Waterfall stage in the Market Place.

The Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has again teamed up with outdoor performance specialists Déda Producing for the entertainment which will be held on the second Saturday of every month in the run up to Derby Festé in September (Friday September 29 and Saturday September 30).

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