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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
 

The Ladybrook Singers present "Seasons of Song"

The Ladybrook Singers present "Seasons of Song" with Chapel High School Choir on 9th July at 7:30 pm, St John's Church, Buxton.

Award winning choir, the Ladybrook Singers will perform at the upcoming Buxton Fringe Festival.  The programme includes pieces by Elgar, Rutter and a selection from the popular show Les Miserables. They will be ably conducted by Alison Bletcher, known to many in the Buxton area.  The choir has only just returned from an overseas tour of Holland where they delighted audiences in Amsterdam, The Hague and Noordwijk.

Medal Task For Student Engineers

Engineering students at Derby College have produced the medals that will be sported by competitors in this year’s Jenson Button Trust Triathlon – one of the final tasks in their year-long programme with Derby advanced composites manufacturing business  epm:technology.

epm:technology are part of the Derby College Employer Academy programme – providing level three Engineering students with masterclasses, workplace visits and work experience that culminate in a guaranteed interview for an apprenticeship at the end of the programme.

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales)

The registered charity, Concertina which makes grants of up to £250 to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 31st October 2016. The charity is particular keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding.
 

Creative England Production Fund (England)

The next deadline for applying to the Creative England Production Fund is the 8th July 2016. The fund supports the production of feature films of all genres (including documentaries). Priority will be given to projects from regionally-based directors- both first/second time feature directors and more established directors looking to experiment with new approaches. The project must be capable of:

Co-Production Fund for Broadcast, Games and Film (UK)

The Wellcome Trust has announced that organisations and individuals working in the broadcast, games and film industries have until the 17th June 2016 to submit an expression of interest form to the Co-Production Fund for Broadcast, Games and Film. Up to £40,000 funding is available and in exceptional circumstances, up to £300,000 can be awarded for projects that are outstanding in ambition and impact. Proposals should be aimed at a mainstream audience in the UK or Republic of Ireland (the subject matter can be international).

Take a chance at Buxton Fringe

Away from the bigger categories, smaller sections of the Buxton Fringe programme such as Dance, Film, Street Theatre and Other Events offer some of the most different and remarkable experiences.

Canadian musician Colin and Chinese dancer Yozy wowed the Fringe last year with their innovative music, beat boxing and speed painting - not to mention Yozy’s sensitive dancing! - and COZY is back with more magical performances at Underground Venues.

Artists share secrets at Buxton Fringe

Visual Arts are always well represented at Buxton Fringe and this year’s event, running from July 6-24, is not only well-stocked with exhibitions but offers the chance to meet the artists and learn the tricks of their trade.

New Fringe entrant Charlie Waite, a landscape photographer, is presenting both a selection from his portfolio, displayed at the University of Derby Buxton, and exclusive, 25-minute critique sessions in which he offers to help people perfect their own photography techniques.

Fringe for all the family!

Buxton Fringe’s For Families programme offers something from across all the Fringe categories, giving families the chance to experience everything the Fringe has to offer. From theatre to comedy, and from disco-dancing to storytelling, there is something to inspire and entertain the whole family.

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