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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
 

Derby College Student Highly Commended In National Awards

Current Derby College Student Union President, Carl Anderson has been highly commended in the Association of Colleges (AoC) Student of the Year Awards 2017.

Carl (18) studied ICT at the College and, having held the positions of student ambassador, vice-president of the Student Union at The Roundhouse site and Inclusion Champion, is now employed as President of the Derby College Student Union, voted for by his fellow students.

Hair Angels gives Derby College hairdressing students a head start

Oakwood hair salon Hair Angels is set to give more Derby College hairdressing students a head start this year as it welcomes its next intake of new learners.

For many years the salon has been actively providing students with work experience and job opportunities, as well as contributing to the College’s curriculum by delivering hair masterclasses.

News from Platform Thirty1: 'Our Cultural Exchange Through The Arts’

Creative exploration & quality arts experiences were orchestrated during a visit of 19 international students from India. Tibshelf school students plus 6 local primaries were involved, giving them memorable and exciting exposure to working with creative industry experts.
 
Some young people had the opportunity to become co-producers: being empowered to learn and share skills and commission, coordinate and lead events.
 

'FOOTFALL' - Peter Cartwright - Opens at The Old Lock Up Gallery

The Old Lock Up Gallery is excited to announce the opening of Peter Cartwright's Solo Show 'FOOTFALL' on the 16th September from 2.30 - 6.30pm.  The show then continues until 4th Nov 2017.

Peter Cartwright's work spans five decades and we are delighted to be showing some stunning recent pieces of work by Peter in the gallery for our first solo show.

Derby Feste Gorilla Circus Will Bring Two-tonnes of steel rigging and a head for heights!

We caught up with Ezra Triggs, Director of Gorilla Circus and chatted to him about what they are looking forward to the most at this years event.

“I’m looking forward to help bring high flying circus back to the UK!

“Circus has its roots firmly in the UK, but homegrown circuses touring the UK are now a rare sight. I set up Gorilla Circus nine years ago to change this. My team and I are so pleased that our brand new show Altitude will be headlining Derby Festé’s World of Circus on Friday 29th September.

Round Britain voyage surpasses expectations for Derbyshire youngsters

Two young people from Derbyshire, who are in recovery from cancer, admitted the "really fun" adventure of taking part in the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust's epic four-month Round Britain 2017 challenge had surpassed all their expectations after they sailed into Liverpool at the end of the latest leg last week.

A time to catch you breath and ease your way into autumn 

A time to catch you breath and ease your way into autumn - indulge yourself in a selection of beautiful new artwork by some of our favourite artists, amongst others the latest work of John Connolly, Maggie Robinson, Lewis Noble and photographers Valerie Dalling and Maria Falconer. We are also displaying some stunning work by new artists Peter Robertson, John Shiels and Jan Gay.  

Come have a look at a remarkable collection of original paintings and sculptures, limited edition prints, photography and much more.

LOUISE JANNETTA WORKSHOP

Free business workshops in Derbyshire

The criteria are that you must be a business that is seen as supporting the Visitor Economy (inc food and Drink), are based in Derbyshire and are an SME. (Small to medium Enterprise with less than 250 employees).

I am delivering FREE workshops on behalf of Visit Peak District & Derbyshire.

The criteria are that you must be a business that is seen as supporting the Visitor Economy (inc food and Drink), are based in Derbyshire and are an SME. (Small to medium Enterprise with less than 250 employees)

Go and see the Some Antics concert 29 September in Chesterfield

On Friday September 29th Spital Arts presents the first of the 2017-18 concerts with local band 'Some Antics'

The event will be held at St. Leonard's Church, Valley Road/Hartington Road, Spital, Chesterfield S41 0HA

SomeAntics  (sum-an-tiques) – 3 blokes in a band.

With backgrounds in Classical, Jazz, Folk and Rock, SomeAntics blend songs and instrumentals to create their own style of music.

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