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OMEETO Secures New Ilkeston Base For National Charity

From left to right: Chris Wright and Eric Thwaites

Commercial property consultants OMEETO have secured the lease on an Ilkeston town centre property to enable a national charity to forge ahead with its expansion plans and support more people impacted by suicide.

OMEETO acted on behalf of property landlords Ilkeston Joinery to finalise the lease on the single storey offices on the corner of New Lawn Road and Wharncliffe Road which will be the new national office for Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide.

Secret Santa Call Out Brings Christmas Cheer To Local Families

Revive Healthy Living Centre in Chaddesden has launched its ninth annual Secret Santa campaign to match generous benefactors with some of the most under-privileged and vulnerable children in the city.

Last year more than 247 Secret Santa parcels were delivered to local children living in poverty, facing a terminal or life limiting illness, who have lost a parent or sibling who have experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse or are residing in care.

DCG Hailed As UK’s First College of Character

Derby College Group (DCG) has become the first in the UK to achieve the College of Character kitemark – recognising the organisation’s commitment to developing well-rounded and work ready citizens.

The internationally-recognised quality mark was awarded following a visit to the College by by assessors from the Association for Character Education, chair Gary Lewis and Rachael Fraser, headteacher of Woodbrook Vale School in Loughborough.

UK City of Culture 2025 longlist revealed

Eight places have been longlisted for the prestigious UK City of Culture 2025 title. The winner will be announced next year and will be at the centre of the UK’s cultural spotlight in 2025.

Eight areas longlisted for UK City of Culture 2025 were today unveiled by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries.

For the first time, each longlisted bidder will receive £40,000 to develop a full application and the winner will be announced next year and will be at the centre of the UK’s cultural spotlight in 2025.

Haarlem Artspace launches Go Fund Me campaign to support gallery opening

Haarlem Artspace has launched a Go Fund Me campaign in which will help with the transformation of an 18th Century town assembly room into a stunning new contemporary art gallery in Wirksworth’s Red Lion Hotel.

Scheduled to open later this year, the new Haarlem Artspace Gallery is an exciting partnership with the Red Lion Hotel and The Feather Star Alehouse and aims to showcase the range and quality of contemporary art that is available in non-traditional venues. 

UK City of Culture longlist success is just the start

Derby is celebrating after making the longlist to be UK City of Culture 2025. Now the work really begins with cultural partners having until January 2022 to submit their full bid.

A record 20 cities, counties and regions expressed interest in becoming UK City of Culture 2025, and Derby is one of eight to reach the next stage. The shortlist will be revealed by the Government early next year and the winner announced in the Spring.