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Derby College Praised In Ofsted Annual Report

Derby College has been singled out for praise by Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw in his annual report (2015/2016).

The College’s work with employers to design and deliver the curriculum, as well as its work with high needs learners, were both deemed as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted following their inspection visit to the College’s campuses in Derby city and Erewash in March (2016).

Eyam Plague 350th Commemoration Book - just released

A new book has been produced to commemorate the end of the plague at Eyam 350 years ago, published by St Lawrence Church, Eyam.
 
We are now one month on from the last plague death in Eyam 350 years ago and the village is recovering from the trauma of losing one-third of its population.

DERBY LIVE OFFERS ACCESSIBLE CHRISTMAS SHOWS

Derby LIVE is pleased to offer relaxed, BSL sign interpreted, BSL shadow interpreted, captioned and audio described performances of the all-star family pantomime Cinderella at Derby Arena as well as Captain Sprout and the Christmas Pirates at the Guildhall Theatre.

Déda Academy Dancer Secures First Role

A young dancer who is a member of the Déda Academy’s award-winning Youth Performance Company Bounceback recently clinched her first role with a professional theatre company.

Martyna Kupczak (17) from Derby, a sixth form student at St Benedict Academy, was invited to submit a video of her performing the audition choreography to Birmingham Stage Company ahead of their performance of ‘Gangsta Granny’ at Derby Theatre in November.

Festive Leaflet Offers Prize Draw Bonus

Derby Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) is offering people the chance to win £300 worth of shopping vouchers to spend in two local shops of their choice as part of its campaign to showcase the wide variety of entertainment and events taking place in the heart of the city centre this Christmas.

Festive Post Office Opens at Derby Market Hall

A post office with a direct line to Lapland has opened at Derby Market Hall in the Cathedral Quarter for local children to deliver their letters to Santa. Mrs Claus’ Post Office has opened ahead of the Market Hall’s Winter Wonderland which will launch on Thursday December 1 as part of the historic venue’s one-going 150th anniversary celebrations.

Cathedral Quarter Businesses Join Forces to Raise Cash for Children in Need

Businesses in a key shopping area of Derby’s Cathedral Quarter will be joining together to raise money for Children in Need on Thursday November 17.

Several businesses in The Strand and the Strand Arcade will be opening their doors late between 5pm and 10pm for an evening of games, raffles, competitions, live entertainment and special offers with proceeds going to the charity. They will be joined by a range of pop up stalls including food, drink, and arts and crafts.

November sees the Fusion sounds of Sheffield's C-Bop at Chesterfield Jazz

Regulars on the Sheffield jazz circuit as well as throughout the UK, Chris Walker's quartet C-Bop will definitely bring back a little bit of the summer.

C-Bop play accessible, groove-laden fusion jazz, latin and funk, and will be entertaining our audience on 17th November from 8:30pm at Club Chesterfield, Chester Street S40 1DL.
C-Bop are:
Chris Walker, guitar
Piero Tucci, keys
Alex Henderson, bass
Phil Johnson, drums

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