Over 100 artists and guests attended The Buxton Spa Prize awards event and exhibition launch at The Green Man Gallery on Thursday 16 July. The extensive exhibition featured work by over 100 artists of all ages and abilities who painted 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.
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The leading national Apprenticeship provider 3aaa, whose headquarters are in Derby, has expanded its sports sponsorship programme and put its weight behind Team Raleigh GAC, the Derby-based professional cycling team.
3aaa is the outstanding training provider of Apprenticeships in England, specialising in the delivery of Professional Services Apprenticeships such as Technology, Accountancy, Digital Marketing, Financial Services and Business Administration.
Business students at Derby College will be working with the UK’s leading designers of triathlon wetsuits, apparel and accessories thanks to a new partnership initiative.
Students enrolling on the BTEC level three Business course at the College this September will have the chance to join the new Huub Marketing and Product Development Academy.
Students will gain valuable work experience at Derby-based Huub Design, take part in marketing and product development projects and will have a guaranteed interview with the growing company at the end of their two-year course.
Visitors to Derby’s Cathedral Quarter will be treated to a host of entertainment this August with a wide range of free events.
The popular CQ Saturdays programme continues with Street Circus, in partnership with Déda Producing, on August 8 with regular performances at the Waterfall in the Market Place between 11am and 3pm.
Sinfonia Viva Orchestra has unveiled its new mobile venue with a series of free concerts at Derby’s Cathedral Green.
The stage and inflatable auditorium is a unique structure that can tour into places and spaces to deliver concerts, education and community projects – giving audiences who would not normally get the chance to see such work in their own community.
Three concerts were held during the day with a Sinfonia Viva Chamber Orchestra performing a selection of work from such composers as Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert.
What do a postcard, scrap metal, John Masefield and a cap badge all have in common? The answer is that they are all part of the diverse and extensive exhibition now open in The Pump Room of the Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath. The exhibition is part of the Heritage Lottery funded ‘The Great War – Life in The Bath’ project run jointly by Matlock Bath Parish Council, Peak District Lead Mining Museum and Matlock Bath Heritage and involving residents, businesses and visitors to the village.
Do you love taking great photographs? Are you under 16? If so, here’s your chance to win some great prizes from your hobby.
The prizes will include a 20 x 16 inch canvas print of your photo donated by Dents Photo, trip boat vouchers donated by the Chesterfield Canal Trust, a studio shoot voucher donated by Photogenix and a canal trip DVD
Support is gathering pace for an innovative creative project led by East Midlands’ professional orchestra Sinfonia Viva to win a prestigious National Lottery Award.
Sinfonia Viva, based in Derby, is up against six other creative projects across the UK to clinch the Award. It is in recognition of the success of its ‘Dark Clouds are Smouldering into Red’ education project which, last year, commemorated the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One.
This summer over 50 independent retailers in Glossop are taking part in Art in the Window 2015 transforming the streets into art galleries and providing local artists and artisan makers in the area the perfect opportunity to showcase their work.
Art in the Window will take place from the 1st August to 31st Bank Holiday Monday.
I'm Chris Seddon, a professional photographer who recently moved back to Derbyshire after living and working in London for a year where I started working with a number of London businesses to create a 'Day in the Life' photographic service for artisans, craftspeople and small businesses.