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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
 

Lonsdale Looks To Tackle Swimming Teacher Shortage

Lonsdale Swimming & Sports Trust is stepping up recruitment of swimming teachers to cater for the current and future demand for lessons.

The charitable Trust oversees Gayton Pool in Littleover on behalf of Derby City Council and  Lonsdale Pool in Mickleover, which it is currently hoping to replace with a new £4 million facility as soon as another local 1.5 acre site can be found.

Hula Hoop Workshop Builds Excitement for Herculean Performance

Visitors to Intu Derby shopping centre on Saturday May 23 will be invited to join a hula hoop workshop and flashmob as part of the build-up to an exciting performance which is coming to Derby Theatre on Friday June 12.

‘Hercules’ has been created by and stars award-winning comedy double act Tom Roden and Pete Shenton of New Art Club who are performing in the city as part of their 15-venue UK tour.

Arts in the Village Festival at Peak Shopping Village in Rowsley

The Old Station Gallery in Rowsley have a busy few weeks ahead and excitement is mounting at the prospect of hosting the gallery's inaugural Arts Festival this Spring Bank Holiday 2015.

Approx 30 Artists and Artisans will be exhibiting their work throughout the Old Station Gallery, a second venue within Peak Shopping Village and under the canopies leading up to the gallery. The festival will take place on Sunday 24th & Monday 25th May 2015 from 10am until 5pm.

Darley Abbey Day returns on 13 June: read all the highlights

The official opening in St Matthew’s Church will be performed by TV celebrity auctioneer from Bamfords, James Lewis and the Mayor of Derby compered by Andy Potter of Radio Derby, after which the Old Vicarage and Walter Evans schools and St Matthew’s Church Choir will sing in the church, followed by another selection of music. The day continues at various locations throughout the village with a range of activities, such as:

Darley Abbey Day returns in 2015 for its fifth biennial

The village of Darley Abbey, on the northern outskirts of Derby, is busy making plans for its fifth biennial Darley Abbey Day, which will be held on 13th June.  The day starts with the opening ceremony at 11 o’clock, continues at various locations throughout the village and culminates in a Barbecue with Entertainment in the Village Hall in the evening.

Darley Abbey Day showcases our beautiful village and the various organisations and businesses in it, providing a fun day for all ages and raises money for local charities.

Disability Rocks comes to Lea Green near Matlock on 9 May

On Saturday, 9th May Lea Green plays host to Disability Rocks, the UK’s leading live music and arts festivals created for people of all ages living with a range of disabilities. 

The all-day festival runs from 11:30am until 7:30pm with a packed schedule which spans music, comedy and workshops. 

The musical line-up features Miles Hunt and Ericka Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff, Martin Stephenson, formerly of The Daintees and reggae and ska band, The Paradimes. 

Other highlights include:

Prince’s School for Derbyshire Artist

In order to raise funds to help towards her two-year study fees and living costs, Lizzie has launched a crowdfunding campaign during May and June, offering rewards for donations in order to reach her target figure of £16,000.

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