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Rare Joseph Wright of Derby painting acquired for the nation

Self-Portrait at the Age of About Forty’, and on the reverse a study for Wright’s famous painting ‘An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump’, unveiled at Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Derby Museum and Art Gallery are delighted to announce it will be the guardian of a major new acquisition for the nation when it unveils Self-Portrait at the Age of About Forty in its Joseph Wright Gallery.

Students’ Sugar Rush Turns A Profit

A group of A Level students at Derby College Group’s Joseph Wright Centre have launched an innovative confectionary business called Sugar Rush as part of the national Young Enterprise company programme. Led by managing director Sam Gridley-Kirk (17), the seven-strong team have sourced some of the USA’s favourite sweets which they have packaged into

Visual Artist Open Call - Beam Uk

We are seeking a visual artist with excellent engagement skills to deliver a series of creative workshops with schools and community groups to produce multiple temporary artworks that will feature at the final celebration event for the Walking Together mining memorial.

2022 marks a significant moment in the Walking Together project, in the 10th year of the project the voluntary Markham Vale Heritage Group, supported by Derbyshire County Council and Beam, will complete the mining memorial.

DCG Apprentice Crowned National Trade Champion ​

An apprentice carpenter and joiner who is studying at Derby College Group (DCG) has clinched the coveted title of Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year out of around 2,500 applicants nationwide. Alex Avis (26), who lives in Sandiacre, works for heritage and period property construction specialists Pete Abraham Builders in Nottingham and attends DCG’s Hudson Building once a week to

Festival of Learning nominations are now open!

We are pleased to bring back the Festival of Learning this year!

The Festival of Learning is an opportunity for tutors and learners to recognise and celebrate the contributions that we all make to the learning journey. Our Festival of Learning Awards will be extra special this year as we celebrate in person for the first time in several years.

We want you to nominate and show others what they have done and achieved or helped you achieve!

Learners can nominate fellow learners, tutors, learning support assistants and other staff.

Derby Museums appeals for Endowment donations to help secure its future

Image: A young visitor explores a loom on display in The Gateway at the Museum of Making © Chris Seddon Photography / Derby Museums

Derby Museums, the independent charitable trust operating three much-loved museums in Derby, is appealing to local businesses and the public to support the final push of its £1 million Endowment challenge, which will contribute to securing the future of its museums for generations to come.

Network Meeting Announced + Event Listings + More! At Glossop Creates

After a successful creative network meeting back in September 2021,  Glossop Creates has announced the date and venue for the Spring 2022 meeting - which, for the first time, will bring together the creative, food and music networks in one room.

The meeting will provide a platform for the Glossop Creates team and friends to update the community about the latest news and views from all aspects of the town’s independent and creative community, and provide a space for people and businesses to talk, collaborate and share ideas.

Performers wanted for small-scale tour of In The Mix: Remix.

Working with choreographer Hayley Earlam, In The Mix: Remix is a small-scale touring project designed for SEND and PMLD audiences. The piece is inspired by Darius Powell’s digital installation In the Mix that was shown at LEVEL Centre in early 2022.

LEVEL is looking for two performers with dance or movement experience who have a genuine interest in working with audiences with profound and multiple learning Disabilities (PMLD). Performers must be available from Monday 20 June to Sunday 10 July 2022 with possible extension to 12 July.


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