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High Peak Community Arts Freelance Archivist (self-employed)

Length of contract: Fixed-term, August 2019 –  October 2020  Fee: 6 months’ full time equivalent (£12,600) to be worked over duration of project Based: Derbyshire (New Mills and Matlock) 
High Peak Community Arts is celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2019 with its Forty Years On project, and we’re looking for a freelance archivist to lead on organising and cataloguing our exciting archive of art, music and drama projects. 

E4E Inaugural Event Celebrates Inspirational Partnerships

A Derby City Council organisation which works to inspire young people to aim higher and achieve their potential held its first event to celebrate young people’s progress, schools’ commitment and local businesses’ support.

Enterprise for Education (E4E) is a not-for-profit partnership between Derby City Council and key local businesses.

It brings employers into city schools to provide inspiration and share real-world careers experience through personal mentoring, mock interviews, career search support, careers events and industry visits.

Little Lonsdale Swimmers Take the Plunge

Two young swimmers at Lonsdale Pool in Mickleover have secured distance badges as part of their lesson programme at the pool.

Four-year-old Freya Devitt achieved an impressive 25m badge recently and Tobias Mangnall gained his 5m badge ahead of his third birthday.

Both were cheered on by their family and teachers at the pool where they attend weekly lessons.

Freya’s mum Lianne said: “Freya was over the moon when she gained her 25m badge and we are all so proud of her.

Derby Museums seeks a flock of sponsors for its Derby Ram Trail

A unique world-class sculpture trail in Derby for summer 2020

Derby Museums are seeking support from the local business community today at the official launch of the Derby Ram Trail; an amazing public art event that will see over 30 Ram sculptures threaded across the city next summer in support of the charity. Nottingham have had the Robins, Manchester have had the Bees, now Derby will have the Rams.


Join us for our Photography Competition Review Evening

Dronfield Wildlife and Natural History Group Photography Competition

Review Evening - Wednesday 3rd July

Come along and join us for an informal review evening as we have a look at the entries that have been submitted for this year's Dronfield Wildlife & Natural History Group Photography Competition. The categories this time were Clouds, British Wildflowers in Spring, and The Natural History of UK Churchyards.

Last call for July Bistro Night...

Join us for an evening of live
entertainment and great food...

Bistro Night - Thursday 11th July, 7pm


Raise funds for the continued development of our gardens and enjoy live music from Karl Brennan & Friends at our latest Bistro Night, later this month at the Barn. See the full menu below:

A Welcome Drink on arrival

Summer fun for families

Get closer to the past with our regular Handling Histories mornings, or try your hand at some 3D modelling in our weekly Art Hub session.