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Pool Staff Plan Channel Challenge

Staff at two Derby swimming pools have raised £600 for vital maintenance and training on life-saving equipment available to the public.

More than 20 members of staff at Lonsdale Pool in Mickleover and Gayton Pool in Littleover were joined by some family, children and friends – taking it in turns to swim 1,664 lengths of Lonsdale Pool in a day - which is the equivalent to the 26 mile English Channel. Cake sale was also held at the pools organised by lifeguard Laura O’Donnell.

Another Bumper Year for Derby College

Derby College, which was graded 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features by Ofsted earlier this year, has maintained last year's 98% pass rate for A levels.

Furthermore, 20 subjects recorded a 100% pass rate including English, Politics, Modern Languages, Law, ICT and Biology. Assistant Head of Academic Studies at Derby College, Stacey Adams, said: "We are obviously delighted to have achieved an extremely high pass rate again this year and particularly that 20 key subject areas recorded 100% pass rate.

Urban Culture To Take Centre Stage At Derby Festé

The People’s Stage will return to Derby Festé this September to celebrate the best of urban and Black community arts in the city and county. Organised by Derby-based Baby People – the stage will be set in the Market Place on Saturday September 24, which is the second day of the 10th annual Derby Festé.

Dates announced for Derby Book Festival 2017

The dates are announced today for the third Derby Book Festival.  Next year’s Festival will be held from Friday 9 June to Saturday 17 June 2017 in venues across the city and will again be developed in partnership with local organisations and businesses.  The dates for next year mean the Festival will be held a week later than the previous two to avoid the half term holidays.  

Successful bids boost museum and art gallery redevelopment

The redevelopment of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery has received a boost after being awarded £244,500 following two successful cash bids.

The museum and art gallery is to receive £150,000 from the Wolfson Foundation, a charity which awards grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science, health, the arts and humanities and education. It has also been awarded £94,500 from Arts Council England's Museum Resilience Fund. Both successful bids will be used towards the £1.5 million programme to redevelop the museum and art gallery, in Terrace Road, Buxton.

HUUB Party Will Cheer on Team GB In Olympic Triathlon Race

HUUB Design will be celebrating its Olympic links at a special event in the city this Thursday, August 18.

The Derby company will combine the official opening of its new showroom at the Park Bikeworks in the Cathedral Quarter with a screening of the Olympic triathlon event live from Rio on cinema screens at the nearby QUAD. Nearly 200 staff, customers and fellow Marketing Derby bondholders are expected to attend the event.

STEAM-POWERED MAKING DERBY SILK MILL MUSEUM OF MAKING

*Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths*

AUGUST PROGRAMME

Reimagining Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making through a monthly programme of prototyping activities and workshops during 2016 and early 2017. Exploring ideas and approaches in the ‘Project Lab’ to help create an outstanding Museum of Making experience at the site of the world’s first factory.

Beauty and the Beast - Pantomime Get-Together/Auditions – 5 September at 7.30pm - New Mills Art Theatre

This is your chance to tread the boards at New Mills Art Theatre in the 2017 pantomime Beauty and the Beast, to be staged by the Friends of the Art Theatre.  A Get-Together at 7.30pm on Monday 5 September at New Mills Art Theatre, Jodrell Street, SK22 3HJ will be held and all are welcome to come along to meet the production team. The Director, Natalie Coverley, will talk about the panto and all the characters, music and story.  Auditions will be held later in September.

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