Now in its 29th year, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting in the UK. Generously supported by Smith & Williamson, the accountancy and investment management group, the competition aims to celebrate and reward brilliance and innovation in the medium of watercolour.
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A group of 24 Derby College Engineering students have just returned from a two-week trip to Derby’s twin town of Osnabrück where they gain specialist training in robotics at a local company.
The trip was organised as part of the College’s Erasmus+ programme which gives students work experience in other European countries and hosts learners and staff from Colleges abroad. All the students receive a Europass Mobility certificate at the end of the trips to enhance their CVs for future job searches.
Buxton Festival Fringe is gearing up to this month's final deadline for performers with nearly 100 events lined up already!
Says Fringe chair Keith Savage: '‘This Fringe is the last time we’ll have events in the Old Hall’s Pauper’s Pit theatre and it is with mixed feelings – of excitement and regret – that we see the programme for July filling-out.' Now he says there is likely to be further activity in the run up to Sunday April 17, the final deadline for the printed programme.
Derby College has been praised by Ofsted as ‘a valued resource for the city of Derby and the county of Derbyshire’ following a recent inspection.
The Ofsted inspection report (available online at http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/p...) has graded Derby College as ‘Good’ overall.
Two key areas were also judged as ‘Outstanding’.
A wide range of part time and short courses will be starting at Derby College during April and May.
Courses are designed either for leisure and hobbies or to support people to re-train and develop their careers with options available at the College’s campuses in Derby, Ilkeston and at Broomfield Hall in Morley.
Courses available in Agriculture, Animal Care, Beauty, Conservation and Countryside, Electrical Installation, Motor Vehicle, Equine, Floristry, Cookery, Public Services, Security Services, Sport and Teacher Training as well as the Learning for Leisure programme.
Burton-based Springs Cleaning has joined forces with Derby’s HUUB Events to support a wide range of sporting events this year based on the triathlon disciplines of swim, cycle and run.
Derby urban dance group Trinity Warriors are on course to qualify for an international competition in Las Vegas following the success in a UK event.
Derby Comedy Festival will burst into life in the Cathedral Quarter on Saturday 16th April with a day of free entertainment for all the family in the Market Place.
‘Blast Off!’ will be the launch event for Derby Comedy Festival (Friday 29th April to Sunday 8th May). It has been produced by Furthest from the Sea and supported by the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID).
Blackbeard's Tea Party, who were named THE band to see at Glastonbury by the Huffington Post and voted best band at last year’s Cropredy Convention, are bringing their brand of gutsy folk rock to New Mills for the first time when they perform on Friday 6th May to help raise funds for New Mills Community Festival.
Tickets are available from Priscilla's Hallmark Cards, Market Street, New Mills or http:// www.newmillsfestival.co.uk for the event that starts at 7.30pm at New Mills Town Hall.