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Artcore visual arts charity

Artcore is a visual arts charity organisation that delivers visual arts based community projects in the heart of Derby City. Our aim is to strengthen community cohesion and provide opportunities for personal growth.

Join us on Thursday 7th December for festive fun and cheer!

St Peters Quarter Live

Music and dance performances will entertain visitors to Derby city centre on Saturday December 2 with the return of St Peters Quarter Live to the St Peters Cross entertainment area.

The free street entertainment, organised by St Peters Quarter Business Improvement District (BID), will start at 11am and run through until 3pm.

The day will include Derby singer Michael Upton from Normanton who this summer won the chance of a lifetime to support Razorlight at the O2 Arena.

Derby College Animal Unit Gets into the Christmas Mood

The Animal Unit at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall in Morley will be getting visitors into the Christmas mood on Sunday December 10 with a festive open day between 10am and 4pm.

Youngsters will be able to join students and staff to feed the meerkats, goats and alpacas. There will also be the opportunity to get hands on and handle some of the animals.

World Skills Triumph For Derby College Students

22nd November 2017 

Derby College students have been flying the flag for vocational careers at the Skills Show at Birmingham’s NEC – the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event.

Firstly mature student Haralds Jonans (37) clinched the silver medal in the senior Plastering competition.

The Mayor and Santa go for a cruise

The Mayor of Chesterfield joined Santa for a trip along the Chesterfield Canal.

It was the first Santa Special cruise of the season run by the Chesterfield Canal Trust on their tripboat John Varley.

They were joined by the Chairs of Derbyshire County Council and North East Derbyshire District Council, plus friends and family. After getting on board at Tapton Lock, there was a photo opportunity and then they set off down the canal. The children were all given a present by Santa, whilst the adults relaxed with mince pies and mulled wine.

Derby County Team Up With G.Wathall & Son

Derby County Football Club has teamed with the city’s oldest independent firm of funeral directors to offer supporters the opportunity of unique funeral services.

G Wathall & Son has created a bespoke package of funeral options for Derby County supporters. They include dedicated services held at Pride Park stadium, special floral tribute and coffin sprays featuring the Ram mascot or team shirts and a unique coffin depicting the main stand at the stadium.

Students' Fashion Fundraising

Fashion Retail students at Derby College's Joseph Wright Centre have been raising money for Children in Need by holding a clothes swap and cake sale.  

The students have been collecting unwanted clothes and accessories from friends and family to sell to fellow students and staff at the city centre campus - learning essential customer service and retail skills at the same time.

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