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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
 

Derby College Students Support Popular Events

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.

Nottingham’s Young Musician of the Year Joins Viva for New Year’s Eve Gala Concert

Celebrated East Midlands orchestra Sinfonia Viva will be joined by the 2016 Young Musician of the Year – Nottingham’s Sheku Kanneh-Mason for its annual New Year’s Eve Gala Concert at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham.

Cellist Sheku (17) is a Year 13 pupil at Trinity Catholic School and the Royal Academy of Music and won the prestigious annual competition which was held at the Barbican in London in May. Sheku will perform Dvorak’s Rondo for Cello and Orchestra and Saint-Saens’ Swan at the early evening concert, which is under the baton of ‘Mr New Year’s Eve’ Nicholas Kok.

Poem a Month – October 2016

Happy National Poetry Day for Thursday 6th October!  There are several poetry events taking place in Derbyshire Libraries over the next week including a celebration of the life and work of Dorothy May Walters-Godfree at Ilkeston Library on Wednesday 5th October. Dorothy was a writer and poet who was born in Ilkeston in 1918 and lived in the town before moving to Bath in 1960.  Dorothy, who passed away last year, continued to write poetry throughout her life with poems such as  In the Care Home written during her later years. - Ali


In  the  Care  Home

Wathalls Bake Off Raises Funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Staff at local independent funeral directors G Wathall & Son have raised £297 for Macmillan Cancer Support after holding their own ‘Bake Off’ competition.
Staff across Wathall’s branches in Derby, Ashbourne and Borrowash baked cakes and biscuits at home and then brought them into the head office in Macklin Street to be tasted and judged by managing director Helen Wathall.

Families Invited to Roaring Wild Musical Adventure

Derby-based orchestra Sinfonia Viva have corralled a herd of favourite animal-themed music and songs for this year’s Get Creative Family Arts Festival which will be performed for children aged five and under and their families next month.

The Orchestra won a national award for last year’s family concert ‘The Boat & The Blue’ which was performed to a sell-out audience and this year’s date is now confirmed.

‘The Carnival of the Animals’ will be held on Sunday October 30 at the Rolls Royce Heritage Centre in Wilmore Road.

Three Months On exhibition in QUAD, Derby

Artists Dizzy Ink present a new exhibition in QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces reflecting on the time since Brexit. Three Months On is a newly commissioned, site-specific installation consisting of large-scale black and white Xerox prints, wallpaper pieces and more. The artworks take reference from the speeches made by politicians, representatives and campaign media used during the run up to the referendum, using critical points that were used to sway the public to either side.

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