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Online Enrolment at Derby College Group

New students planning to join Derby College Group (DCG) in September will be able to enrol online from Thursday August 12 this year – GCSE results day.

Remote enrolment was introduced at the college for the first time last year and proved to be popular with school leavers and adult learners.

Autumn Writer's Zoom Courses with Sophie & Roz

New Writing Courses with best-selling writers Sophie Draper and Roz Watkins are now available to book!

"Gripping Fiction": a live online course: Wed 15th Sept to 20th Oct 2021 incl.

"Submitting to Agents": a live online course: Mon 8th Nov - 29th Nov 2021 incl.

About the writers

Roz specialises in writing crime series novels, the first of which was shortlisted for the Debut Dagger! Sophie writes a more psychological thriller genre, the first of which won the Bath Novel Award.

Artist Opportunity

Arts Development are looking for a music artist to deliver a 3-day residential in an Erewash school with KS2 children, to help create a Song for Erewash. The song will be developed jointly in school and performed at Ilkeston’s historical Charter Fair the 18th October 2021.
Schools are to submit a collection of thoughts and words that will help complete the song prior to the residential starting.
Song for Erewash theme – ‘Identity’

Art Classes with John Sutcliffe - Starting in September

Fancy developing your art skills with the help of the Dronfield Hall Barn's Artist in Residence? Then make sure you get involved with a new term of art classes taking place every Thursday from September.


Chesterfield Theatre - Pomegranate Screenings: From Friday 6th August

Chesterfield Theatre have just announced some must-see screenings for this summer!

Off The Rails (15)

Regular screenings: until Friday 13th August, 7:30pm
Running time: 94 minutes

From Bill Kenwright Films comes a journey about rediscovery, friendship and forgiveness.
Three women in their 50s recreate an inter-rail journey across Europe to fulfil a friend’s dying wish, leading to as many laughs and tears as the first time around.

Sinfonia Viva Job Opportunity: Chief Executive

Sinfonia Viva is seeking to appoint an ambitious, engaging and innovative Chief Executive to help lead the orchestra into its exciting next chapter.

Applications should include a covering letter, outlining your vision for the future of the orchestra, your CV and details of at least two professional references. If preferred, Sinfonia Viva can also accept applications using video or audio in place of a covering letter.

Derby College Celebrates Students’ Success

More than 450 A Level students at Derby College Group (DCG) are receiving their results by email this morning (Tuesday August 10).

Whilst students are asked to celebrate their results at home with their family and friends, staff are on hand in person at the Joseph Wright Centre to support any students who need help with issues such as clearing and appeals.

Assemble: Derby’s Festival of Making

Assemble: Derby’s Festival of Making is an annual gathering that celebrates makers of all shapes and sizes at the Museum of Making on what is widely regarded as the site of the world’s first factory.

Discover the creations of makers, engineers, tinkerers, crafters, hobbyists and more, and have a go yourself with all sorts of fun, hands-on activities for makers of all ages. Try weaving, coding, origami, jewellery-making, clay-modelling, woodworking, electronics, sewing, puppetry, building, printing, robotics and more…