Category: Places

Tesco Local Community Scheme - New funding for community green spaces

Do you know of a local community green space project that would benefit from funding?

Communities across England, Wales and Scotland will soon be able to apply for up to £12,000 for local green space projects thanks to a new grant scheme being launched with the proceeds generated from the sale of carrier bags by Tesco.

It is anticipated that there will be two funding rounds per year over the next three years.

Viva Pushes Out The Boat for Derby Family Arts Festival

Derby-based regional orchestra Sinfonia Viva are inviting families to join them on a high seas adventure at a special family concert at Rolls-Royce Heritage Centre on Sunday October 25 starting at 2pm.

‘The Boat & The Blue’ has been commissioned by Viva as part of the national Family Arts Festival and is ideal for children aged under five and their families.

The afternoon concert tells the story of a young girl’s wonderful adventures – setting sail with Rowan and her paper boat into an ocean teeming with marine life.

Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre Announced as East Midlands Regional Winner for My Theatre Matters! Most Welcoming Theatre Award 2015 in Association with Smooth Radio

Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Art Centre has been voted the ‘Most Welcoming Theatre in the East Midlands’ it has been announced today. Out of 256 theatres that signed up to take part in My Theatre Matters! Most Welcoming Theatre Award 2015 in Association with Smooth Radio, Buxton Opera House has been confirmed as one of the 12 regional winners.

 

Double Awards Success for Belper Station Mosaic and Art Gallery

Transition Belper’s wonderful Station Mosaic and Art Gallery collected two top awards at this year’s Community Rail Awards.  The first was in the category of best community art scheme for the new station mosaic and artwork, a year long project developed by Transition Belper working with four local schools and hundreds of members of the local community.  The project also won best community rail photo, taken by local photographer Ashley Franklin.

 

This Girl CAN Dive Taster Event

Women and girls aged 12 and above are being invited to try scuba and snorkelling at a free taster day on Saturday October 31 at Lonsdale Pool in Mickleover, Derby.

There are 100 places available for the afternoon’s series of 15 minute sessions and more than half the places have already been taken with ages ranging from 12 to 72.

A passion for quality as Michelin-trained chef sparks rebirth of The Three Horseshoes

Food lovers in Derbyshire will be able to welcome a new face and venue to the county next week, as The Three Horseshoes in Long Lane, Ashbourne, reopens this Friday after major investment.

Acquired by recently formed pub group, Berkeley Inns Ltd, in April of this year, The Three Horseshoes kitchen will be headed up by Michelin trained head chef Gareth Ward (34), working with an experienced, 6-strong team.

Pub manager Peter Petroullakis and restaurant manager Andrea Ruberto lead a new team of 22 bar and restaurant staff.

Carnival Style Entertainment Comes to St Peters Quarter

Visitors to Derby's St Peters Quarter on Saturday August 22 will be treated to a carnival of energetic international music and dance between 11am and 3pm in the latest part of the area's popular street entertainment programme.

St Peters Quarter is the core retail area of the city centre between the Cathedral Quarter and Intu Derby shopping centre.

Buxton Festival Fringe becomes 500th member to sign up for Made In Derbyshire

Buxton Festival Fringe has become the 500th member to sign up to the ‘Made in Derbyshire’ campaign celebrating everything that’s great about the county.

Derbyshire County Council is a lead partner in the campaign working with other local councils, cultural groups and tourism organisations to promote and boost the local economy through its products, culture, festivals and sporting events.

Local arts and music groups are being encouraged to sign up alongside businesses, museums and tourist destinations – and Buxton Festival Fringe is the 500th to sign up.

Sinfonia Viva Unveils Mobile Venue

Sinfonia Viva Orchestra has unveiled its new mobile venue with a series of free concerts at Derby’s Cathedral Green.

The stage and inflatable auditorium is a unique structure that can tour into places and spaces to deliver concerts, education and community projects – giving audiences who would not normally get the chance to see such work in their own community.

Three concerts were held during the day with a Sinfonia Viva Chamber Orchestra performing a selection of work from such composers as Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert.

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