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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
 

Portrait of an art lover

Art lover Louise Potter has a dream hobby – buying paintings by old masters with other people’s money…

And it’s led to her getting her own portrait hung in London’s National Gallery.

April Young's Exhibition in Sadler Gate

Since opening the gallery and studios to the public in December 2016, April Young has been developing this body of work which examines our relationship with the natural world.

Through direct experience painting in familiar and much loved places including Calke Abbey and Elvaston Castle, as well as a scholarly devotion to the emotive reactions depicted in literature and folklore, her new work is as approachable and charming as ever: full of intrigue, energy and life.

Foundation Year Actor Training starting soon!

We are delighted to have received Arts Council funding which enables us to launch the region’s first learning disabled Actor Training programme. Launchpad is a Foundation year training and has been designed specifically for actors with learning disabilities who want to be part of a vibrant company and potentially work on stage, screen and television.
 
LaunchPad offers training in:

STAGE PRESENCE AND FOCUS
PHYSICAL THEATRE
MOVEMENT
VOICE AND BREATH WORK

Arts Manager, Fleet Arts, Derbyshire

  • Closes 30 November 2017
  • Location: Belper, Derbyshire
  • Type: Part Time
  • Salary:  NJC SCP26 
  • Artform:  managing community arts programme
  • Contact:  Jane Milward  jane@fleet-arts.org

Description

Deadline: 30 November 2017

Salary: £23,398  pro rata (£15.177 per annum)

Hours of work: 24 per week  - days negotiable but must include a Monday or a Wednesday

JOHN KIRKPATRICK “CAROLLING & CRUMPETS”

Taking its title from John’s unforgettable song telling the Nativity story from the point of view of the animals in the stable, this show is a heart-warming look at the timeless rituals found in the folklore and folk music of England at Midwinter. John peels away the commercial gloss of modern Christmas to reveal the powerful pagan urges that race through us all at this time of year, and the life and death struggle that is symbolised in so many traditional songs and customs.

Sister Mary Lazarus Claims Nun of the Match Award

The cast from Sister Act-The Musical played New Mills FC Ladies in a 15-minute game in front of an enthusiastic crowd at New Mills Football club.  This is part of their 'Nun Fun' challenges in the run up to their performances on 15-18 November at New Mills Art Theatre.

Cathedral Quarter Businesses Vote To Renew BID Status

Businesses in Derby Cathedral Quarter have voted to renew the area’s status as a Business Improvement District (BID).

There was a strong turnout for the ballot (49%) with 85 % of businesses and 77% of the aggregate rateable value voting in favour of the BID - giving a clear mandate to continue building upon the achievements of the BID over the next five years.

The new BID will officially launch on March 1 2018 with a budget for the five year programme of £1.5 million – made up of the levy payments and supplemented by voluntary, private and public sector contributions.

The Derby Conference Centre go back to their roots by hosting Women in Rail event

The Derby Conference Centre were delighted to have hosted Women in Rail East Midlands for a second time this year for their ‘First Step to the Next Step’ event on Thursday 12th October. The Derby Conference Centre was the first purpose-built training college for railway staff, which couldn’t be more fitting to host this event, along with their launch which took place at the end of June.

'A Sense of Place' - Opens - 11th November 2017 at The Old Lock Up Gallery

The Old Lock Up Gallery is excited to announce the opening of Heather Duncans' Solo Show 'A Sense of Place' on the 11th November from 5pm - 7pm.
The show then continues until 17th December 2017.

Heathers abstracted landscapes sing loud and true with colour - the gallery is the perfect space for Heathers work: enabling the paintings to be experienced in all their vibrant glory.  
Our gallery cupboard will also house a selection of Heathers beautiful hand thrown utilitarian ceramics.

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