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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
 

Buxton Opera House Voted 'The Most Welcoming Theatre in the East Midlands

We are delighted to be able to announce that Buxton Opera House has been voted as

the 'Most Welcoming Theatre in the East Midlands' in the My

Theatre Matters! Most Welcoming Theatre Award.

 

Jenny Mather Press and Business Development Officer said;

'This is a tribute to the tremendous work of our front of house and

sales staff, and in particular to the dedication of our volunteers who

contribute so generously to our customers' experience.

 

We enjoy an extraordinary level of community support and are

Public Asked For Views on Car Parking in Derby City Centre

Visitors to Derby city centre are being asked their views on car parking as part of a consultation commissioned by the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs).

The BIDS, in partnership with Derby City Council, have commissioned an independent review into all aspects of car parking in the city centre and are consulting with businesses in the two areas and with visitors through an on-line survey.

Future of Heanor Site Set To Be Agreed

Derby College is set to make a decision imminently on the future sale of its former site in Mundy Street, Heanor, following the end of a six month nomination period.

The land was, earlier this year, included in a list of assets of community value nominated by Amber Valley Borough Council.  This period has allowed potential buyers, including the Heanor Grammar School Action Group, time to investigate options for the future use of the site and to develop bids.

The six-month period expires on October 27, and the following day the College will consider all offers for the site.

Current Standard Electric help local schools and charities to increase their awareness of electrical safety

Current Standard Electric (CSE) has been doing work in the community, especially in local schools, to help educate young people about all things electrical.

Each spring, Buxton Community School invites local business people to talk with the Year 9 students about their jobs and what it’s like to be in that profession.

This past spring, Current Standard Electric met with 2 groups of students at the Buxton Community School to provide them with information regarding working in the field of Electrical Contracting.

PURPLE PEACH

A unique club-style night for people with learning disabilities, their carers and friends.  Purple Peach Club Night returns due to popular demand!

Journey through unusual visual worlds, strange sounds and chilled out beats in a fun, creative and relaxed atmosphere. Expect the unexpected.

Tuesday 10 November 2015, 6.30pm-10.00pm

Ilkeston Film Festival

We're looking for film submissions to be considered for our upcoming film festival to be held in January 2016 (further details to be confirmed).

Films need to have been made after January 2015, and must not have been submitted to the previous Ilkeston Film Festival, and they need to have been submitted to us by the 14th December 2015.

Pollyanna Celebrates the Four Seasons

Pollyanna Pickering is one of the most collectable painters of wildlife art – and every winter she opens her private gallery in Derbyshire for an exhibition inspired by the British Wildlife she loves. Over 50 paintings will be exhibited to the public for the first time from the 14th to 29th November in the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere of her private gallery at Brookvale House, Oaker, near Matlock (AA signposted). Visitors will be welcome between 10.00am – 6.00pm each day, admission free

 

Rolls-Royce Innovative Arts and Business Sponsorship Supports Education Goals

Engineering world leader Rolls-Royce plc has re-confirmed its commitment to East Midlands’ orchestra Sinfonia Viva and plans to further strengthen the partnership.

Together Rolls-Royce and Sinfonia Viva will continue promoting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects to young people in line with Rolls-Royce’s target of reaching 6 million people through STEM education programmes and activities by 2020.

Both organisations have been working together for 20 years and the company’s support for the Orchestra has been confirmed for a further three years.

Poem a Month for October

National Poetry Day is celebrating its 21st anniversary in October. This year the theme is 'Light' which is why we've chosen The Singing Girl by Joan Link.  We really liked the strong sense of place created in the poem and also the descriptions of light which we thought would be perfect for this month's poem. 

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