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Echoes: reverberations across millennia By Ann Bates

I have been working with clay for over 25 years, hand building coiled or slab vessels. Twenty years ago, when my partner John unexpectedly died, working with clay helped me through bereavement and inadvertently changed the focus of my work.

A warm welcome to LEVEL Centre’s new board members

Level Centre are delighted to welcome four new members to its board: Omar Khan, Ness Brooks, Rebecca Brown and Julie Usherwood.

LEVEL is a combined arts centre in Rowsley that aims to ‘Celebrate the Art that Difference Makes’. It works with learning disabled adults, disabled creatives and the wider community. With the introduction of new board members, the board is now representative of the varied communities that LEVEL serves. 

Derwent Valley Mills is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Derwent Valley Mills, the East Midland’s only World Heritage Site is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Since inscription, we have been the lead partner in managing and protecting the site, and hosting the officers who carry out that work.

You can join in the celebrations at Cromford Mills and Canal Wharf on Saturday 16 July, from 10am to 4pm.

Derbyshire Film Makers Produce World’s First Hybrid AI Animation

Two Derbyshire filmmakers are set to release a world first in animation having used artificial intelligence to pioneer a brand-new filmmaking process. 

Directors Bethan Coolin and Samuel Poyser have combined traditional filmmaking with cutting edge AI modelling technology which has helped them to bring their vision to life. 

This Girl Codes Heritage Hack at Creswell Crags

Wednesday, 13 July 2022, 09:30-15:30

Tickets £5pp

Join Junction Arts and artists Cora Glasser & Tyler Turner to explore Creswell Crags and the caves in new ways. This is an exclusive opportunity for Derbyshire based home-educated families to access Robin Hood’s Cave to see the witch marks and then take part in inspiring arts, tech and heritage activities. 

Local Teenager Secures Job After DCG ‘Get Hired’ Event

An Ilkeston teenager has recently started a Healthcare Assistant job at a residential care home just weeks after meeting her future employers at a jobs fair organised by Derby College Group (DCG).

Charlotte Carter (18) is profoundly deaf – diagnosed when she was just six months old - and has had caring responsibilities at home from a young age.