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Local Swimmers Fly The Flag For Lonsdale Pool

Two swimmers linked to Lonsdale Pool in Mickleover have returned victorious from the European Masters Championships 2016 held at the iconic London Aquatics Centre at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Jenny Merritt (65), a member of Spondon Masters swimming club, who trains at Lonsdale Pool and is a former seven times Masters breast stroke world champion, returned to winning ways – collecting a gold in the 200m, silver in 100m and a bronze medal in the 50m breast stroke races.

St Peters Quarter Businesses Join Tidy Up Event

Representatives from businesses in Derby’s St Peters Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) focused their efforts on St Peter’s Cross and the Green Lane area for the latest Tidy Up event.

Staff from Barclays, Babington Arms, John M Lewis and Greggs were joined by Healthy High Street champions Boots and M&S and were supported by Derby City Council’s Streetpride team and the St Peters Quarter Rangers for the early morning tidy up of the area – which lies between the Cathedral Quarter and Intu Derby shopping centre.

 

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 next week (June 16 – 19).

HUUB Design announces exclusive partnership with Swim Serpentine

HUUB Design are pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Swim Serpentine, the new two-day open water swimming festival that will be staged in the heart of London over the weekend of 24-25 September 2016.

The multiple award-winning wetsuit and triathlon apparel manufacturers will provide wetsuits, swimwear and swim accessories to all participants looking to hire or purchase equipment for the event. All swimmers in the mass-participation mile must wear either a wetsuit or use a tow-float.

Fringe Programme Launches at Green Man Gallery

The 2016 Fringe programme was launched at Buxton’s Green Man Gallery on Sunday June 5 with performers and friends enjoying a lively party featuring music from Fringe entrants Egriega, Far West Theatre, Will Hawthorne & Band and Bluesman Mike Francis plus “telepathic dancing” from Lewys Holt.

Open House At Broomfield Hall

Derby College’s Broomfield Hall will hold its annual open day on Sunday June 12 between 10am and 4pm with a wide range of family-friendly activities and demonstrations by students.

Visitors aged 13 and above will be able to have a go at driving a tractor and, for those who prefer to be a passenger, trailer rides will tour the grounds throughout the day.

Take a chance at Buxton Fringe

Away from the bigger categories, smaller sections of the Buxton Fringe programme such as Dance, Film, Street Theatre and Other Events offer some of the most different and remarkable experiences.

Canadian musician Colin and Chinese dancer Yozy wowed the Fringe last year with their innovative music, beat boxing and speed painting - not to mention Yozy’s sensitive dancing! - and COZY is back with more magical performances at Underground Venues.

Artists share secrets at Buxton Fringe

Visual Arts are always well represented at Buxton Fringe and this year’s event, running from July 6-24, is not only well-stocked with exhibitions but offers the chance to meet the artists and learn the tricks of their trade.

New Fringe entrant Charlie Waite, a landscape photographer, is presenting both a selection from his portfolio, displayed at the University of Derby Buxton, and exclusive, 25-minute critique sessions in which he offers to help people perfect their own photography techniques.

Fringe for all the family!

Buxton Fringe’s For Families programme offers something from across all the Fringe categories, giving families the chance to experience everything the Fringe has to offer. From theatre to comedy, and from disco-dancing to storytelling, there is something to inspire and entertain the whole family.

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