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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
 

Show Garden Centre Piece Unveiled

The centre piece of Derby College Group’s exhibit at this year’s BBC Gardeners World Live have arrived as work continues on preparations for the prestigious show (June 13 to 16).

 

Strength of a collaborative partnership

Bondholders from across public, private and third sectors within the East Midlands are collaborating to host an event for employers to learn, share and discuss new approaches to recruitment. 

D2N2 funds SME digital growth

The Digital Growth Programme from Bondholder D2N2 has enabled 1,300 businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to embrace digital technology.

The programme gives local SMEs access to fully-funded workshops, financial support and free one-to-one advice to help them introduce new digital technology to their organisations.

Derby Festé unveils showcase performances

Tickets are now on sale for two special performances at this year’s Derby Festé on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September 2019.

Dutch company, Close-Act Theatre, will make a welcome return to Festé on both evenings.

‘Malaya’ is a magnificent interactive street theatre production that will transform Bass’ Recreation Ground into a futuristic journey in time on Saturday evening.

Fringe supports dementia training

An informative, open-to-all Dementia Friends training session took place recently at the Fire Station Community Room, organised by Buxton Festival Fringe. Keen to make its summer arts event more inclusive, the Fringe arranged for dementia awareness campaigner Keith Horncastle to offer practical ideas and training at the session which was attended by representatives from The Green Man Gallery, Buxton Art Trail and Buxton Film as well members of the Fringe committee. The Fringe hopes to repeat the training later in the year.

Life Drawing May's Session

Places left for Sunday 19 May 2019

This month, our life model is Rachel and, as usual, the untutored session starts at 10am and will finish at around 12.30pm, including a 30 minute break part-way through.

Refreshments are available and included within the price but you are welcome to bring your own along if you wish. The session costs £12.50 and you will need to bring your own drawing materials and equipment along for use during the session.

 

Ashford Art Group Annual Show

Ashford Art Group will hold the Annual Show throughout Welldressing Week, from Saturday, 15th June, to Sunday, 23rd June.  This year, for the first time, the Show will be in the Ashford War Memorial Institute. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is free.  

 

A wide selection of artwork is displayed for sale at affordable prices.  Artist members are present to greet visitors and  to talk about the work shown.  We hope you will enjoy your visit.

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