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Spring In the Air At Broomfield Hall

Visitors to Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus in Morley on Sunday May 29 will be in for a horticultural and animal treat with a wide range of advice and activities available for all the family.

Grant Secured To Help Restore Broomfield Hall Gardens To Former Glory

Derby College’s Broomfield Hall has secured a £4,000 grant to further improve the campus grounds and boost its appeal as a visitor attraction. The support from the Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust will enable the horticulture team at Broomfield to help restore the Victorian gardens to their former glory – buying new plants, shrubs and semi mature trees.

Award-Winning Jenson Button Trust Triathlon Returns To City – Sunday July 17

The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon, which won Event of the Year in the recent 220 Triathlon national awards, will return to Derby on Sunday July 17.

The event, which previously took place near Luton, was held at Markeaton Park for the first time in July 2015 when hundreds of competitors took part – cheered on by thousands of spectators in the park and along the cycle route through the city centre.

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust's Carsington Water Walk raises over £2550

165 people took part in the Carsington Water Walk to raise money for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust on Sunday the 8th of May. The wonderful weather and the beautiful scenery of Carsington Water provided the perfect backdrop for a spot of fundraising, with the Trust raising over £2550, which will enable them to take more young people, in recovery from cancer, out sailing to rebuild their confidence.

Derby Riverlights set to host University of Derby Fine Art Exhibition

Talented second year University of Derby Fine Art students will be exhibiting their work, titled Archive 32 to the public from 21st-27th May at The Boulevard, Derby Riverlights.

The collaboration between the University and Derby Riverlights allows the 32 students to make connections with the public, businesses and organisations beyond the University campus and gives them more opportunities for professional practice and new experiences in the city.

Here Comes Summer Youth Arts Festival comes to the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield

Here Comes Summer Youth Arts Festival comes to the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield
21 June - 21 July 2016

Join us for this brand new festival which celebrates the vibrant youth arts scene, right here in Chesterfeld! There are a series of professional events for young people and families to see and take part in, as well as amateur events performed by dedicated young people.


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Derby College Students Release Rescued Hedgehogs Back Into the Wild

Animal Care learners at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall have successfully released two hedgehogs back into the wild having spent the winter looking after them.

The hedgehogs, which learners named Apollo and Barry, were all found locally last Autumn and were too small and under-nourished to hibernate. They were taken in by the Animal Care department and learners have kept them at a constant indoor temperature to keep them awake and ensured they have been well fed over the winter months.

CQ Saturdays Street Circus Set To Top the Bill in Cathedral Quarter

CQ Saturdays Street Circus returns to Derby’s Cathedral Quarter on Saturday May 14 with a day of free entertainment at the Waterfall stage in the Market Place.

The Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has again teamed up with outdoor performance specialists Déda Producing for the entertainment which will be held on the second Saturday of every month in the run up to Derby Festé in September (Friday September 23 and Saturday September 24).

Show Garden Raises Awareness of Multiple Sclerosis

Horticulture staff and students at Derby College have teamed up with The Multiple Sclerosis Society, Derby and District Branch to create a unique plant border that will be exhibited and judged at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2016 at Birmingham’s NEC this June.

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