Father's Day: Sunday 21st June
Cards now available from the
Dronfield Arts Festival website!
Father's Day will soon be here, and if you're still looking for the perfect card for any Dronfield based dads, then why not take a look at our new range of cards available from the Dronfield Arts Festival website?
News from producers around Derbyshire
Father's Day: Sunday 21st June
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery is developing a programme to collect the stories, experiences and objects relating to everyday life in Buxton during lockdown for COVID-19 and the weeks afterwards.
7.30pm, Wednesday 17 June
A provocative, funny show about standing up for what we believe in. Can one person actually make a difference?
Acting Alone is inspired by people Ava met in Palestinian refugee camps. In her unique performance style, she weaves together these stories of fragile humanity, asking questions of us all.
Link on the day: https://youtu.be/JtuQYpL5MyE
Bondholder CityFibre has started work on transforming Derby into one of the world’s best digitally-connected cities.
As part of an initial £45m private investment from CityFibre, Derby will benefit from the state-of-the-art full fibre network roll-out. Construction work has officially commenced in the Mackworth area, with Abbey, Mickleover, Allestree and Darley set to follow later this year.
Planning is well underway by Bondholders Derby City Council, the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and intu Derby to support the safe reopening of the city, as lockdown measures are eased from 15th June.
Derby is to ask the Government for £23.7 million to help fund a series of schemes that will reinvigorate the city centre, attract more visitors and create hundreds of jobs.
The money will enable delivery of new office space, create attractive public areas, utilise digital technology to improve visitor experience and provide an exciting new use for one of the city’s most historic buildings. It will establish striking new ‘gateways’ to the city centre and better connect key areas.
Specialist Derbyshire charity Safe and Sound are hosting a virtual cycle ride to raise money needed to help them support more young people across the county who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation.
Everyone signing up and donating to the charity will receive details of an easy to follow and cycle-friendly circular 11-mile route taking in five Derby parks - Markeaton Park, Darley Park, Bass Recreation Ground, Alvaston Park and West End Park (Markeaton Recreation Ground) before working back to the start.
Call-out to collaborate in creating the first ever forest soundmap of the world
Following the postponement of Timber 2020, the festival organisers are inviting people from across the globe to contribute to a different kind of gathering with the launch of Sounds of the Forest, an exciting new mass participation audio project. The annual three-day festival at the heart of the National Forest, Timber celebrates the connection to trees and woodlands through music, art and ideas. This year it has had to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Buxton Fringe (July 1-19) is enjoying a new surge of mainly online entries and has also come up with a novel idea of its own for those who may not have access to the internet.
Derbyshire writer Roz Watkins has contributed to a new anthology of short stories; see attached press release.