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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
 

Advanced Composites Academy Prepares Students For Growing Job Opportunities

Derby College has teamed up with Derby-based epm:technology to boost the number of young people entering the workplace with skills in advanced composites manufacturing.

Applications are now being taken for the epm:technology Advanced Composites Academy which will start in September. An open day for potential students to find out more will be held at the Roundhouse on Tuesday July 14 between 3pm and 7pm.

Floral Decoration in Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter

The Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BID’s) have teamed up with Derby City Council to install more than 40 colourful hanging baskets along the pedestrianised ‘spine’ of the city centre.

The BIDs have contributed £4,500 towards the project which has seen hanging baskets erected along Iron Gate, the Market Place and St Peter’s Street.

Derby College Students Commended For Volunteer Work

Health and Social Care students at Derby College have been recognised for their voluntary work at Derby’s two hospitals.

Derby Teaching Hospitals held their annual Volunteer Long Service Awards at the Royal Derby Hospital recently where volunteers were recognised for their efforts.

A group of nine Derby College students who are on the Level two and three Health and Social Care programme at the Roundhouse in Derby’s Pride Park, were nominated for the Student Volunteer of the Year award as part of the ceremony.

Déda Welcomes New Associate Artist

International contemporary dance artist Jorge Crecis has joined Déda in Derby as Associate Artist, supported by funding from Arts Council England.

Jorge will be working over the next year with the regional dance house, fellow Derby-based arts organisation QUAD as well as contemporary dance organisation The Place in London to create an innovative choreography which brings together sport, dance, music and augmented reality technology.

Poem a Month for July

This month's Made in Derbyshire poem was created during the Derbyshire Literature Festival at a workshop run by River Wolton at The Staveley Community Care Centre.  Participants shared their life stories which were shaped into this powerful poem. 

Forget-Me-Not

To look at me you’d never guess I own a thousand books
Or that meat and potato pie’s my favourite thing to cook,
That when the Sheffield Blitz was on we saw the sky ablaze,
Huddled in air-raid shelters for the best part of two days.

Dame For A Laugh - The Aardvark is Under-represented

After a successful run at Fairfield Halls, Croydon earlier this year, south-London based production company Dame for a Laugh bring their brand new children's musical Nana and Nunu - The Big Sneeze!  to the Buxton Fringe.

We took some time out to meet the show’s creators  Simon Sladen and Helen Friel. They spoke to us about this new show, including where they got the inspiration for a certain sneezing aardvark…

So give us a quick introduction to the world of Nana and Nunu.

‘M.A.I.R.O.U.L.A.’ will be performed at the Buxton Fringe 14-17 July

A very personal Greek crisis with an authentic, intimate Greek voice.

Mairoula is a name. Maybe it’s her name; she never says. She will explain the acronym though, as well as a few other acronyms of her own invention. But first she’s got some other things she wants to tell you. About sex and death and watermelons, why she’d welcome a devastating earthquake, and how she wishes you all the happiness in the world. Funny and profound, ‘M.A.I.R.O.U.L.A’ will have you rapt.

Lunchtime Walks Unearth Hidden Cathedral Quarter Treasures

Derby Cathedral Quarter’s Lunchtime Walks hosted by renowned local historian Richard Felix return for another year providing  visitors with the opportunity to learn more about the history, landmarks,key characters and events that shaped the area.

The first of the weekly walks will be held on Thursday July 16 starting 12 noon and then every Thursday throughout the summer until September 17.

Derby College Students Share Film Productions With Public

Fourteen Derby College Media Production students have staged a public exhibition of their work – marking the end of their course at the Joseph Wright Campus.

The students have all produced short films on a wide range of topics with the general theme of ‘I Believe’.

Visitors to the café at the Park Bikeworks in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter were invited to watch the films on a series of computer screens with students manning the area to meet and greet visitors to the exhibition.

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