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The latest news from producers, makers, venues and events organisers from around Derby and Derbyshire. If you have news to add to this page, then email us to let us know about it:

New Partnership Accelerates Students’ Job Prospects

Derby College Group (DCG) has teamed up with Autotech Academy to help newly qualified students into their first employment in the automotive industry through paid internships.

Autotech Academy offers 3-12 month internship opportunities for students.  It also equips students with their own toolbox (worth £1,200), uniform and ongoing training for the duration of their paid internship including the Level 3 IMI Electric/Hybrid Vehicle accreditation to further help them transition into full time employment.

Heritage Wood Visitors Encouraged To Take Time to Remember

Family-owned Wathall’s funeral directors have sponsored a sturdy oak table and bench in the heart of Heritage Wood at Ednaston for visitors to enjoy a quiet moment of contemplation.

The table and bench has been engraved with a grief quote ‘Those who have no time to mourn have no time to mend.  It has been installed in the woodland clearing alongside the six foot stainless steel dandelion sculpture which Wathall’s commissioned two years ago thanks to a donation from the Ashbourne Shrovetide committee.

Artcore Newsflash

On behalf of Artcore Gallery we would like to invite you to the launch of our upcoming exhibition: 52 Cameras in 52 Weeks by photographer Tony Kemplen.

Exhibition Launch: Friday 25 June 2021, 5-8pm (book your slot here)
Exhibition Dates: 25 June – 17 July 2021
Opening Times: Monday – Saturday, 11am-5pm

All the latest from LEVEL

There's just under a week left to get your submissions in for our #LEVELOpenCall - looking for the best Contemporary Visual Art by learning disabled, neurodiverse, disabled and non-disabled artists.

We will be awarding three prizes, selected by our judging panel:

  • 1st place will receive £300
  • 2nd place will receive £200

We will also be conducting a People's Choice Award which will be announced towards the end of the exhibition and will be voted for by the visiting public.

Bonsall Arts Trail News!

After a bit of a break to take stock and focus a bit on our own creative work, we’re messaging you now because we need to make a final call for inclusion in the Bonsall Arts Trail book and give you exciting news about Melbourne Arts Trail.

Dronfield Hall Barn: Fancy exploring the area?

Walking during lockdown has been something that many of us have enjoyed. Whilst we’ve been unable to travel far or get to enjoy our usual way of life, many people have reported getting enjoyment out of just exploring their local areas.

Dronfield Hall Barn: Our summer newsletter is out now!

It has been a busy few months for us at the Barn, through a combination of welcoming customers back to the Barn for the first time since November, and much more besides. If you'd like to keep up to date with everything that has been happening, make sure you read our latest quarterly newsletter, which is available now.

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