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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
 

Burnthebook Gains International Recognition

Derby digital agency, Burnthebook, has clinched two top accolades in a prestigious international creative competition.

The Hermes Creative Awards are organised by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals in the USA.  They are held every year to recognise the achievements of creative professionals around the world who are involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programmes, and emerging technologies.

Timms solicitors and Dementia Awareness Week

Timms solicitors in Derby, Swadlincote, Ashby and Burton will be among the organisations holding information sessions for individuals, organisations and businesses throughout Dementia Awareness Week (May 15 to 20).

Each session highlights the causes, symptoms and challenges facing people living with dementia.  They last approximately one hour and city venues include the Royal Derby Hospital, Intu Derby shopping Centre, the Council House.

Show Garden Raises Awareness of Multiple Sclerosis

Horticulture staff and students at Derby College have again teamed up with the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Derby and District Group to design and build an entry for BBC Gardener’s World Live 2017 – following their resounding success in last year’s show.

Agricultural Insight for Derby College Students

Agriculture students at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus has just returned from the Czech republic after a three day study tour.

Thirteen students from the Morley based campus, were hosted by tractor manufacturer Zetor for the second year running. 

Music and Dance in Derby Cathedral Quarter

Visitors to Derby Cathedral Quarter will be treated to a free entertainment line-up of music and dance at the Waterfall stage in the Market Place as CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious takes place this Saturday (May 20) between 11am and 3pm.

CQ Saturdays’ summer programme is now in full swing with something happening on most Saturdays in the coming months. It is organised by the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with a range of local arts organisations to attract more people into the area.

Derby Arena’s first 24 hour track relay set to raise thousands for charity

People from across the East Midlands are being invited to jump in the saddle and take on an epic cycling challenge as Cyclone24 comes to Derby Arena.

Now in it’s third year, having previously been held at The HSBC National Cycling Centre and Wales National Velodrome, Cyclone24 remains the UK’s only 24 hour indoor velodrome challenge, whereby riders face the unenviable task of staying awake for 24 hours, battling physical exhaustion and mental fatigue as they take to the track in teams of 6 vying to cover the furthest distance possible in the time allowance.

Ripley Well Dressing 2017

We are looking for willing artists to take up the opportunity of creating the Ripley Well Dressing 2017.

This year, the theme for the Well Dressing is 200th Anniversary of the Pentrich Revolution, so lots of scope for ideas!

The Well Dressing is made using fabric petals and glue as opposed to the traditional clay methods.  The effect is still that of a Well Dressing with less mess and easier preparation and transportation.

What's On at St John Street Gallery in May and June

2nd May: John Connolly workshop: Trees, Woodlands and  Forests

Students will explore the use of Mixed media and Acrylic paints on both Paper and Canvas. We will look at Trees and Woodland in a variety of seasons. We will work fairly loosely flicking and pouring paint to get interesting effects. Students will leave the course with completed paintings including a Bluebell painting which seem to be very popular at the moment. 

Cathedral Quarter Businesses Boost Digital Skills

Businesses across Derby’s Cathedral Quarter will be attending a training workshop run by digital experts at Google as part of the area’s prize in the Great British High Street Awards.

The two-hour Google Digital Garage will be held at QUAD on Thursday May 11 and is free for businesses within the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) area.

The focus of the workshop will be on maximising a business’ digital presence by improving websites, social media, online video and Google My Business. 

HUUB Design Clinches Top Awards

Specialist wetsuit and accessories designers, Huub, has clinched two prestigious industry awards for the fifth year running after an ambitious research and development programme

HUUB clinched the Best triathlon wetsuit and best Tri-suit brands at the 220 Triathlon awards.

Huub wetsuits have been designed to improve a swimmer's position in the water, making them more hydrodynamic. They allow biceps and calf muscles to move more freely, making them more comfortable.

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