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Two former music students from same Derby College Group course win places at prestigious LIPA

Not one but two former students on the same Derby College Group music course have secured places to study music at LIPA, the world renowned Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, this September .

Owen Doherty and Declan Dean have been good friends throughout their time at school and college – and both achieved distinctions in their Music Performance  Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at the Joseph Wright Centre.

September 23rd at 2.30 pm unveiling of sculpture at Derbyshire Eco Centre

Sue Allanson have been working in Derbyshire as a sculptor for the last 30 years. She didn’t think I had the talent to be  an artist. It was only when she was in my 40’s that she found she had the desire to carve in stone. That was one of the motivators behind asking Derbyshire Eco Centre to let her carve under their eaves in order to carve a larger than life sculpture. Being resident in  an adult Education centre, rather than tucked away in her garden,  has meant that she has been able to have a lot of contact with the students attending their courses.

Derbyshire science company sows seeds of employee wellbeing as new gardening club takes root

Employees at a Derbyshire science company are getting out of the lab and office to get their hands dirty after starting up an on-site gardening club to boost wellbeing.

Hundreds of employees at Lubrizol’s UK technical centre in Hazelwood near Belper already enjoy coming to work in a beautiful former stately home set in acres of lush Derbyshire countryside.

But now they have the opportunity to get even closer to nature after starting up a gardening club so they can take a break from work to get in amongst the radishes and lavender plants.



Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester

Celebrating craft in all its contemporary guises

This Autumn sees the return of one of the UK’s biggest and most prestigious craft shows, The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair.

Derbyshire eco business owners help planet by planting baby coral reef

Owners of an award-winning Derbyshire business making outdoor furniture from recycled plastic have gone global in their quest to help the environment by planting a baby coral reef in the Indian Ocean.

Rob and Anne Barlow, owners of TDP Ltd in Wirksworth – which has recently received the Royal seal of approval by being crowned with a Kings Award for Enterprise for Sustainability – travelled out to the UNESCO Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve to help plant the baby reef.