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The Brampton Sessions New Musical Adventures on Chatsworth Road

Eight-piece band Jig For a Kiss will be your hosts as we launch our monthly sessions of songs, tunes and fun.

The Brampton Sessions will be on the first Wednesday of each month. We will be serving up a new musical feast for Chesterfield. We want to stir up the scene, throw everything into the pot and cook up something unique and special. We’ll revelling in rich and vibrant musical traditions.

'Black Harry' Book Launch at Glossop Labour Club

7.30 pm Thursday 16th March, upstairs in Glossop Labour Club.
This novel tells the story - inevitably fictionalised, but historically accurate as far as records allow - of Glossopdale's Elizabethan folk hero, Harry Botham, who stood up against Lord Shrewsbury's swingeing rent rises on our tenant farmers by taking his protest to Elizabeth's Privy Council in London!

Inner Landscapes

Inner Landscapes opens on the 19th March from 2-5pm and you are all warmly invited to the opening of another not to be missed exhibition at The Old Lock Up Gallery. The exhibition continues from 24th March until 29th April: open Friday - Sunday 10-5pm.

As I pondered the forthcoming show and the work within it I stumbled across Robert Macfarlane's ‘The Old Ways’:

Derby College student secures second prestigious award

Derby College Group student Joe Johnson has been presented with the prestigious ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award at this year’s Building Communities Awards. This is the second time Joe has received this accolade, after previously winning ‘Intermediate/Advanced Apprentice of the Year’ in the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Apprenticeship Awards in October last year.

Staff at science company with Derbys HQ vote to save lives after naming St John Ambulance their new charity

Hundreds of employees at a chemistry company with a Derbyshire headquarters will be helping save lives after nominating St John Ambulance as their next adopted charity.

Lubrizol, a science company whose research and development function and headquarters is based at Hazelwood near Belper, has now announced that the leading first aid organisation will be its next charity partner over all its UK sites.

The partnership means that Lubrizol’s employees will be undertaking a series of fundraisers aiming to raise thousands of pounds for St John Ambulance over the next two years.