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DCG Students Complete Coveted Course To Inspire Next Generation Of Filmmakers

The group of 12 students were accepted on the prestigious course which has been run by QUAD alongside their level 3 College study programme.

Designed to better prepare them for their future careers, the course enables students to work with industry professionals in a series of evening and weekend masterclasses to develop their practical knowledge and skills across all roles in the film industry.

DCG Team Manager Sally Archer explained: “This has been an incredible opportunity for our students and we are delighted with the quality of their work.

Best-selling children’s authors to headline Derby Book Festival

Three of the country’s best-loved children’s authors will feature in the seventh Derby Book Festival
with events at Derby Theatre during the schools’ half term. Lauren Child will reveal her latest book,
Clarice Bean: Scram! on Monday 30 May at 2pm, David Baddiel will discuss his latest, The Boy Who
Got Accidentally Famous on Tuesday 31 May at 2pm and Jacqueline Wilson will talk about her latest
book, The Magic Faraway Tree: A New Adventure on Wednesday 1 June at 2pm. Tickets go on sale

The Fringe enjoys a taste of spring!

Buxton Festival Fringe

Buxton Festival Fringe was joined by performers and supporters for its spring-themed party at the Green Man Gallery on Saturday March 19th. Picture shows from left to right, Springboard performers: Sarah Owens and Ian Bevan of music group Four Tell, singer Chris Milner - Journeyman, Beat poet Ray Globe of the Glummer Twins, Fringe Chair Stephen Walker and Four Tell's Ian Bowns.

To mark British Science Week, girls urged to consider picking STEM careers by Derbyshire chemicals company

A Derbyshire chemicals company has been helping girls get stuck into science with the aim of boosting numbers of women working in the sector.


Dr Trish Kilsby, a chemist who works at Lubrizol - an additives company with a UK headquarters in Hazelwood near Belper - said while attitudes to women in science have undoubtedly improved over the years, there is still a long way to go to achieve equal representation.