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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
 

Derbyshire Shire Horse Association hands over donation to palliative care unit

Derbyshire Shire Horse Association has presented £500 to the Nightingale Macmillan Unit, a specialist palliative care unit at the Royal Derby Hospital, following the group’s annual open day.

The money was raised from admission fees, raffle tickets, a tombola and sponsorship from local companies – and was handed over during a ceremony at Croots Farm Shop.

Staged at Farnah House Farm, just outside Duffield, and the home of Croots Farm Shop, the show is an annual event which attracts pedigree Shire horses from across Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire. 

Wilson James Security Academy Broadens Students’ Horizons

Derby College has teamed up with a national leader in security solutions to highlight to students the wide range of career opportunities available in the industry.

Wilson James work with a wide range of clients across the UK and Europe including cultural heritage venues, leading businesses, and regional airports.

Wathall’s Collect Lifeline Gifts For Children Worldwide

Derby and Ashbourne family-owned funeral directors G.Wathall & Son Ltd have collected nearly 700 shoeboxes of Christmas gifts, hygiene and school supplies which are now being shipped around the world to children in need.

The funeral directors have been involved with Operation Christmas Child, run by charity Samaritan’s Purse and coordinated locally by Rotary Club of Derby, for the past six years.

CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious – December 16

CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious free festive street entertainment programme returns to the Waterfall Stage in the Market Place this Saturday (December 16) between 11am and 3pm.

CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious takes place every Saturday in the run up to Christmas, organised by the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) in conjunction with FFTS Events.  The event will run alongside a range of other festive street entertainment taking place in the area and provided by the BID.

Calligram

Calligram is a new arts, culture and literature magazine for showcasing new talent in the East Midlands. More details on the attached Open Call for fiction, poetry, non-fiction, graphic fiction, art, design, illustration and photography.

Many thanks to those who have supported us so far in setting up Calligram magazine. Our open call finishes in two weeks on 20th December, so we'd really appreciate anyone giving our submissions information a fresh push on social media or adding it to newsletters if you haven't already. 

Christmas at Cromford Mills

Cromford Mills is hosting two days of festive fun for all the family with its Christmas Weekend on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10th December, 10am-4pm.

There will be donkey rides in the mill yard, a Christmas tree trail with prizes to be won, and a selection of games to play all weekend including giant games, traditional games, and Christmas themed games. There will also be face painting (11am-4pm).

Festive cheer with Buxton Fringe!

In what has become an annual event, Buxton Fringe is inviting everyone to celebrate the opening of entries to the 2018 Fringe with a festive village carols sing-along.

The exciting Christmas Party, hosted by Buxton’s Green Man Gallery, will take place on Saturday December 9 from 7 to 9.30pm with Derbyshire Village Carols from 7.30-9pm. Wine and light refreshments will be provided with all donations going to the Fringe.

Derby Hospital Jingle Jog

For those who are feeling energetic, there will be a Free Park run and Junior Park run taking place during the Family Festivities weekends and the Derby Hospital Jingle Jog will take place on Sunday 3 December. This is a 5km run around Markeaton Park, dressed as Santa! The fun run is for adults, children and dogs alike and there is also a children’s 1.5km fun run. The Jingle jog costs £10 to take part and is free to watch and support. To join visit derbyhospitalscharity.org.uk/events/jingle-jog.

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Ways to get outside in Derby

Despite the weather turning colder there are many ways to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with family and friends getting active outside and enjoying the festive season in Derby.

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