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Bereavement Support Programme Starts

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.

Pudsey Cash Secures Next Viva Fever Programme

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.  

The National Tramway Museum and Crich Tramway Village First World War Commemorative Sculpture

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.

Déda Associate Artist Explains the Science of Dance

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 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.

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