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Cycle Donations Helps Rocco Spread Bridges of Hope Messages Further Afield

Two Derby businesses have teamed up to donate a top of the range road bike to help local mental health campaigner Rocco Hawkins take his Bridges of Hope messages further afield.

Rocco Hawkins (37) from Spondon caught the attention of many people in city last April as he walked to bridges to leave handwritten notes of support for those struggling with mental health.

Panto is back at New Mills Art Theatre

Oh no it isn’t, Oh Yes It Is! – The Friends of New Mills Art Theatre are so pleased to be able to announce their next pantomime is Cinderella – probably the best panto story of all time.

After the production was sadly postponed last year, they have chosen the classic Cinderella story, script by Alan P Frayn, that is packed with all the wonderful panto characters, jokes and slapstick business, putting pantomime back where it belongs – in its home, on the Art Theatre stage in January and February 2022.

LEVEL Residency Lab

We’re excited to share a great new opportunity with you in the form of our next round of 2021 Artist Residencies, based at the LEVEL Centre in the gorgeous Peak District.

We are looking to support UK based, professional artists and companies from a variety of disciplines (visual, performing & digital). We’re wanting proposals for projects which research and develop ideas by and suitable for learning disabled adults.


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Online Training Employer Academy Gives Students A Head Start

A wide range of Construction skills students at Derby College Group (DCG) in Derby and Ilkeston have gained industry-accredited training to boost their chances of securing a job in the industry, thanks to a partnership initiative with Howarth Timber and Building Supplies.

The company, which has been established since 1840 and is the UK’s largest privately-owned timber company with 33 branches across the UK, joined forces with DCG last year to set up an online training Employer Academy.

FORMAT News: Opportunity for photography residency

Gallowtree Gate and Halford Street, Leicester: dated 1885 from Historic England Archive

FORMAT and QUAD in association with Historic England and Photoworks are delighted to offer this unique opportunity to work on the long term project, Picturing England’s High Streets, photographing the high streets of Leicester.

Visiting the Barn from Monday 19th July

There has been lots in the media about the changes in regulations from Monday 19th July, but we are conscious that Covid hasn’t gone away, and some of our visitors and customers may be feeling nervous about any possible changes to procedures. So, we’d like to reassure you that we are continuing with many of the measures we have had in place for some time:

• Table service will be continuing in the coffee shop. This helps to restrict movement around the building.

Rave Reviews for Buxton International Festival!

We're thrilled that Buxton International Festival has received fantastic reviews from top critics this year. 

George Hall from The Stage writes “Few UK events can match the Buxton International Festival either for its appealing location, or for the quantity – as well as the quality – of its offerings, whether in opera, books or music."

And from John Allison at The Telegraph, “The Buxton International Festival still feels more festive than any other arts jamboree so far this summer.”

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