Derby and Bakewell based company Gravity Digital have much cause for celebration. Starting out last October, three are now five and have taken on over a dozen new clients to add to their retained business. Having just come to the end of their first year of trading, things are looking great!
News from producers around Derbyshire
An innovative creative project, which celebrated the life and times of acclaimed artist Joseph Wright, has won a Derbyshire Heritage Award.
‘The Enlightenment Comes Alive’ was created by Déda Producing – the outdoor events arm of Déda, the creative centre for Dance, Contemporary Circus and Outdoor Work in Chapel Street – in partnership with QUAD, Derby Museums and artist and digital projection specialist Barret Hodgson as part of The Grand Tour 2015.
Derbyshire Regional SAA – Purple and Grey Art Group Purple and Grey have teamed up with The Society of All Artists to create a regional art group in Derbyshire, the group will meet on selected Wednesdays mornings throughout the year at Tansley Village Hall with a program of meets and workshops along with a couple of outdoor painting sessions planned.
A free programme designed to give support and education to anyone following a bereavement will start again on Wednesday October 26.
The six-week Grief Journey Derby programme is funded by Derby and Ashbourne independent funeral directors G Wathall & Son. The weekly sessions are held between 6pm and 8pm at Derby Rugby Club in Haslam’s Lane and must be pre-booked by contacting G Wathall & Son.
A mature learner at Derby College has been awarded a £1,000 bursary from construction company Bowmer & Kirkland to support his future studies.
East Midlands orchestra Sinfonia Viva have been awarded £85,057 Children in Need funding to support an extended children’s music outreach programme.
Viva Fever has previously been supported by Children in Need and will continue for a further three years across the region. A group of professional musicians from Viva will regularly visit Rainbows Children’s Hospice, the Children’s Centre at Nottingham City Hospital and children’s wards at Royal Derby Hospital and Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre.
Can you help provide a lasting legacy to the Tramway men, women and families affected by the First World War?
The National Tramway Museum wish to commission an artist to design and produce a sculpture to commemorate tramway workers who lived, worked and were affected by the First World War. The Museum is initially inviting expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced sculptors.
International contemporary dance artist Jorge Crecis, a former Associate Artist at regional dance house Déda, will give an insight into his installation performance at Manchester Science Festival on Sunday October 23.
Jorge developed ‘Through & Out2’ while based at Déda in a collaboration which also drew on expertise from Derby-based QUAD and contemporary dance organisation The Place in London. In this presentation, Jorge will discuss the innovative show which combines sport, dance, science and technology.
Derby Theatre receives key funding to support its work with local children, young people, communities and artists
Derby Theatre is thrilled to have been awarded £120,000 of core funding, in total over the next three years, from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to support its work with local children, young people, communities and artists.
Students at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus have played a vital role in the organisation of two recent events in the city and county.
The learners are all part of the Uniformed Public Services study programme with their sights set on a wide range of careers from the Armed Forces to the security industry. As part of their study programmes, they volunteer to support a wide range of local and national events – developing their event management, security, customer service and problem solving skills.