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The latest news from producers, makers, venues and events organisers from around Derby and Derbyshire. If you have news to add to this page, then email us to let us know about it: editor@madeinderbyshire.org
 

Junction Arts Opportunity: 'Our Place' Evaluator Brief

Applications are invited for an experienced evaluator for ‘Our Place’, a project led by Junction Arts and only made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. 'Our Place' will showcase the people and places of the East Midlands through the arts.  
 
Location: Some travel across the East Midlands may be required 
Duration of freelance contract: June – October 2021  
Fee: £2,500 (including VAT and expenses) 

Wathall’s and Colleague Box Team Up To Offer Bereavement Comfort and Support

Wathall’s - Derby’s longest established independent funeral directors - have teamed up with personalised giftbox designers Colleague Box to create ‘A Hug After Loss’ that people across the UK can send to their family, friends and colleagues who have lost a loved one.

Wathall’s have been established since 1858 with branches in Derby, Ashbourne, Burton-on-Trent, Borrowash and Alvaston. The company also runs the award-winning Dandelions Bereavement Support which offers a range of services from free to attend groups to counselling. 

Winners announced in Derby schools’ competition to design mini rams as part of world-class sculpture trail

The winners of the Schools Mini Ram Trail (L-R): Mr Ramington, Patty, The Friends and Family Ram and My Life in Derby. Credit Oliver Taylor.

Derby Museums, together with education partner Rolls-Royce, are delighted to announce the four winning designs from schools across Derbyshire that will feature as part of a school’s Mini Ram Trail in the Museum and Art Gallery from 27 May to 22 August 2021. In addition to the four winners, the 26 runners up will also be showcased at the Museum and Art Gallery.

Straight Curves: May In The Loop, September Studio Re-Opening

We are pleased to confirm that our in person courses will re-start with a full programme at our studio in September 2021. In fact its so full that we are still working on it but we are nearly there and there's lots online to choose from already! But do not fear as we know many of you love our virtual courses these will continue too so there is something for everyone.

BBC Novels That Shaped Our World Writing Competition

This year Derbyshire Libraries received funding to produce a series of library activities and events to celebrate the novel, and the joy of reading in participation of the BBC 'Novels That Shaped Our World' programme, funded by Arts Council England.  

We launched a 500 word writing competition on the theme of Isolation. This ran from Monday 1 February 2021 and closed on Wednesday 31 March 2021.

It was open to all residents aged 16 and over who live within the administrative boundaries of Derbyshire County Council.

No28 Belper: Open Poetry Event

'Strange Times' is an open poetry event hosted by No28 Belper on Thursday 27th May, from 11am too 1pm.

The event gives local poets the platform to read what they've writing during this troubled year, or for other to simply come and listen to how others have responded - maybe even distract themselves with memories of more happier times and hopes for the future. Booking is essential and numbers are limited due to the current covid restrictions.

To book your place, please telephone Lorna Dexter on 01773 822732.

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