Category: Places

First Independent Visits Carried out at County Council Care Homes

Healthwatch Derbyshire, the independent organisation representing the views of the Derbyshire public on health and social care services, has carried out the first stage in its programme of unannounced visits to all Derbyshire County Council-run care homes.

Healthwatch Derbyshire has been appointed by Derbyshire County Council to carry out Enter and View visits to all of its 22 care homes that support older people including four services supporting people with learning disabilities by March 2017 and report back their findings.  

Reflection and Vision Are Themes for Cathedral Quarter Event

Businesses and stakeholders will gather to celebrate Derby Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) at a breakfast event on Thursday October 27.

The event will be held at Derby Museum and Art Gallery on The Strand with guests hearing from a number of speakers representing the BID and key sectors operating in the area. It comes in advance of businesses in the Cathedral Quarter developing a new business plan next year with a decision on BID renewal due to go to a vote in Autumn 2017.

The National Tramway Museum and Crich Tramway Village First World War Commemorative Sculpture

Can you help provide a lasting legacy to the Tramway men, women and families affected by the First World War?

The National Tramway Museum wish to commission an artist to design and produce a sculpture to commemorate tramway workers who lived, worked and were affected by the First World War. The Museum is initially inviting expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced sculptors.

Derby College Students Support Popular Events

Students at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus have played a vital role in the organisation of two recent events in the city and county.

The learners are all part of the Uniformed Public Services study programme with their sights set on a wide range of careers from the Armed Forces to the security industry. As part of their study programmes, they volunteer to support a wide range of local and national events – developing their event management, security, customer service and problem solving skills.

CUBE café bar to play host to an exclusive food and fiction event this October

The CUBE café|bar in Derby is offering booklovers an opportunity to sample their new autumn menu for only five pounds whilst discussing a selection of literary delights on Thursday 27 October from 7.30pm.
The ‘Book Club Feast for a Fiver’ is designed to celebrate the success of the CUBE café|bar’s book club, which has been running for almost four years, and to encourage new attendees to join.

Innovative Project In Line For Heritage Awards

An innovative creative project, which celebrated the life and times of acclaimed artist Joseph Wright, has been shortlisted for a Derbyshire Heritage Award.

‘The Enlightenment Comes Alive’ was created by Déda Producing – the outdoor events arm of Déda, the creative centre for Dance, Contemporary Circus and Outdoor Work in Chapel Street – in partnership with QUAD and artist and digital projection specialist Barret Hodgson as part of The Grand Tour 2015.

Learners’ Work To Be Exhibited at DH Lawrence Museum

Work created by mature learners at Derby College’s Ilkeston campus is due to be exhibited at the DH Lawrence Birthplace museum in Eastwood.

Learners on the Access to Teaching and Access to Social Sciences programmes, which are pathways for adult learners to progress onto Higher Education and a wide range of careers, visited the museum recently to gain inspiration for a creative writing project.

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