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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 Buxton Spa Prize 2016– Over 100 artists entered

Over 100 artists of all ages and abilities from the local area and UK have entered The Buxton Spa Prize 2016 to paint the town in the open air (en plein air) during May and June. The prize which was successfully launched in 2014 aims to raise the profile of artists and their work and further enhance Buxton’s national reputation as a centre for arts and culture.  

Award-Winning Jenson Button Trust Triathlon Returns To City – Sunday July 17

The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon, which won Event of the Year in the recent 220 Triathlon national awards, will return to Derby on Sunday July 17.

The event, which previously took place near Luton, was held at Markeaton Park for the first time in July 2015 when hundreds of competitors took part – cheered on by thousands of spectators in the park and along the cycle route through the city centre.

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust's Carsington Water Walk raises over £2550

165 people took part in the Carsington Water Walk to raise money for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust on Sunday the 8th of May. The wonderful weather and the beautiful scenery of Carsington Water provided the perfect backdrop for a spot of fundraising, with the Trust raising over £2550, which will enable them to take more young people, in recovery from cancer, out sailing to rebuild their confidence.

Derby Riverlights set to host University of Derby Fine Art Exhibition

Talented second year University of Derby Fine Art students will be exhibiting their work, titled Archive 32 to the public from 21st-27th May at The Boulevard, Derby Riverlights.

The collaboration between the University and Derby Riverlights allows the 32 students to make connections with the public, businesses and organisations beyond the University campus and gives them more opportunities for professional practice and new experiences in the city.

Job Opportunity - DerwentWISE Community Engagement Officer - Arts & Interpretation

Salary FTE £24,671 pro rata + 9.5% pension (part-time post) and other benefits fixed term contract to 31st December 2018

The DerwentWISE Partnership has been awarded £1.7 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver a £2.5 million landscape partnership project in the Lower Derwent Valley, stretching from Matlock Bath to Derby, the setting for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

Art in the Window 2016- Call for Artists and Artisan Makers

This summer we aim for over 50 independent retailers on the streets of Glossop, Hadfield, Charlesworth, Gamesley and Simmondley to take part in Art in the Window - Glossopdale; literally providing a shop window for artists and artisan makers in the Glossop area.
 
This year’s event is run by Glossop Arts Project and the Art in the Window team in collaboration with Glossopdale Trust. The exhibition event will take place from 1st – 31st August  2016.
 
We are looking for amateur and professional artists as well as local students to display their work.

Here Comes Summer Youth Arts Festival comes to the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield

Here Comes Summer Youth Arts Festival comes to the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield
21 June - 21 July 2016

Join us for this brand new festival which celebrates the vibrant youth arts scene, right here in Chesterfeld! There are a series of professional events for young people and families to see and take part in, as well as amateur events performed by dedicated young people.


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Derby College Students Release Rescued Hedgehogs Back Into the Wild

Animal Care learners at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall have successfully released two hedgehogs back into the wild having spent the winter looking after them.

The hedgehogs, which learners named Apollo and Barry, were all found locally last Autumn and were too small and under-nourished to hibernate. They were taken in by the Animal Care department and learners have kept them at a constant indoor temperature to keep them awake and ensured they have been well fed over the winter months.

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