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Winners announced in Level's Public Open Exhibition

LEVEL Centre are delighted to announce the winners of their Public Open Exhibition for 2023. The call out earlier this year attracted contemporary visual artists from across the UK, with selected pieces being shortlisted by a panel of industry professionals to be part of a public exhibition both online and at Level Centre in Rowsley. 

This year’s exhibition is sponsored by Peak Village in Rowsley who announced Level as their charity of the year for 2023 and Turners Art Supplies who are sponsoring the Public Choice Award.


Derby Retro and Classic Car Show is a triumph

Crowds of motor enthusiasts from across the region flocked to the Derby Retro and Classic Car Show on Sunday 2 July. Markeaton Park became a sunny vibrant hub where hundreds of attendees revelled in the harmonious blend of music, delectable refreshments, delightful ice cream treats, and, above all, the stunning display of automobiles.


Jeremy James

An original collaged image by Jeremy James. This is a ‘one-off’ piece made by Jeremy James in his Derbyshire studio. It has been made through a combination of painting & drawing and glueing coloured papers, to slowly build the image. It is a unique work.

Trailblazing Derbyshire eco business heads to London to be crowned with prestigious King’s Award after proving its recycled plastic benches are fit for Royalty

A Derbyshire business which has diverted more than 4,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the environment by recycling it into garden furniture has received the royal seal of approval at Buckingham Palace for its trailblazing work helping fight back against climate change.

Rob and Anna Barlow, who run Wirksworth-based garden furniture business TDP, took a trip to the big smoke where Rob attended a reception at Buckingham Palace with King Charles III after the company was bestowed with the prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise, for Sustainable Development.

Timms’ Trainee Solicitor Clinches Permanent Contract

Timms Solicitors has appointed Molly Evans in a permanent position as a Solicitor within its Personal Injury department based at the firm’s Derby and Swadlincote offices, following the successful completion of her training contract.

Molly studied for her Law Degree at Keele University followed by the Legal Practice Course and Masters’ Degree at Birmingham City University, alongside working as a Family Law paralegal and then later as a Conveyancing paralegal.