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  • DearCathedral Quarter Business CQ Life Summer2016 Edition – Don’t Miss This Opportunity TheCathedral Quarter BID is to produce a summer 2016 issue of CQ Life.  The full colour glossy magazine will bedistributed as a bound insert within the July edition of Derbyshire Lifemagazine, which will go on sale from early June. Thisrepresents a fantastic opportunity for you to publicise your business – FREE OFCHARGE. Aswith previous editions, CQ Life will focus on editorial – featuring ideas,advice and comment to ensure that we interest the readers with informationrather than going for the hard sell in block advertising. The following features are planned for this edition:   ·        Hot looksfor summer: Seasonal fashion, hair and beauty tips, styles and innovativetreatments ·        Summerfun: Including events, performances, family activities and CQ Saturdayssummer programme ·        Summer daysand nights: Including café culture, eating out (day and evening), eveningentertainment/venues and hotel offers ·        HomeInspiration: Products and ideas for the home and garden this summer -including interior design and home accessories   Thereis likely to be extensive interest for inclusion in this edition of CQ Life soplease contact our PR agent Sarah Jenkin-Jones as a matter of urgency todiscuss what you want to include in the magazine and to book your place Tel:01332 515102/07951945665                 Email:sarah@jjpublicrelations.co.uk Thelatest deadline for copy and photographs is Monday 11 April 2016. This is a fantasticway of demonstrating your expertise and encouraging customers into yourbusiness so please do get involved and, just to reiterate, inclusion in themagazine is at no cost to your business – it is all part of the BID’s work topromote the Cathedral Quarter and the businesses within this area.
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  • TheCathedral Quarter BID is to produce a summer 2015 issue of CQ Life.  The full colour glossy magazine will bedistributed as a bound insert within the August edition of Derbyshire Lifemagazine, which will go on sale from early July. Thisrepresents a fantastic opportunity for you to publicise your business – FREE OFCHARGE. Aswith previous editions, CQ Life will focus on editorial – featuring ideas, adviceand comment to ensure that we interest the readers with information rather thangoing for the hard sell in block advertising. The following features are planned for this edition: ·        Hot looksfor summer: Seasonal fashion, hair and beauty tips, styles and innovativetreatments ·        Summerfun: Including events, performances, family activities and CQ Saturdayssummer programme ·        Summer daysand nights: Including café culture, eating out (day and evening), eveningentertainment/venues and hotel offers ·        Home Inspiration:Products and ideas for the home and garden this summer - including interiordesign and home accessories   Thereis likely to be extensive interest for inclusion in this edition of CQ Life soplease contact our PR agent Sarah Jenkin-Jones as a matter of urgency todiscuss what you want to include in the magazine and to book your place Tel:01332 515102/07951945665                 Email:sarah@jjpublicrelations.co.uk Thelatest deadline for copy and photographs is Friday 24 April 2015. This is a fantasticway of demonstrating your expertise and encouraging customers into yourbusiness so please do get involved and, just to reiterate, inclusion in themagazine is at no cost to your business – it is all part of the BID’s work topromote the Cathedral Quarter and the businesses within this area. Should you requireany further information on BID activities please do not hesitate to contact theCathedral Quarter BID office
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  • Derby College Starts Search For Apprentice Verger Derby College has launched a unique recruitment drive to find an Apprentice Verger to work at Derby Cathedral. The young person will complete customer service qualifications with the College as well as the Church of England Guild of Vergers diploma alongside paid work at £151.60 a week plus additional bonuses for evening and weekend work. The diverse job on offer includes liaising with the thousands of visitors to the Cathedral, supporting with the security and upkeep of the building and setting up and taking part in services and events including operating PA and lighting equipment. Derby Cathedral Assistant Curate Revd Andy Trenier explained: “Derby Cathedral is a fast paced, and exciting place to work. “We are open for the whole community 365 days a year and the Apprentice Verger will be an important part of the team welcoming one and all to the Cathedral for a wide variety of purposes. “We have also received funding from Arts Council England and the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund which have given us the equipment and opportunities to increase our capacity and potential as a performance and events venue. “The Apprentice Verger wil ltherefore greatly enhance the capacity of the team here to deliver these events. “We are looking for someone with an appetite to learn, to remain positive and cheerful even under pressure,be strong team player and have naturally good interpersonal skills. “They also need to be comfortable working with the widest cross section of the public and in a religious environment. “We already have two apprentices amongst our 30 staff who work across several business areas and charities and they continue to contribute greatly to the organisation so we know that this structured learning and employment programme works. “We are delighted to be working with Derby College who will handle the recruitment and training of this position and I hope that young people will recognise that this is a fantastic opportunity to learn some valuable skills in a dynamic and supportive environment.” Derby College Business Development Director April Hayhurst said: “This is a unique opportunity for a special person to work at the heart of one the regions’ best known institutions.  “It is definitely one of the more unusual apprenticeship roles that we have worked on but I am confident that we will be able to find the right candidate for the Cathedral and support the young person onto the first rung of what will be a fascinating career ladder. “The diverse skills and experience that the successful candidate gains will open many doors for them in a wide range of future careers.”   The deadline for applications is 15 January. For more information about this and all the apprenticeship opportunities available through Derby College, please contact The Apprenticeship Team amy.frankland@derby-college.ac.uk or visit http://www.derby-college.ac.uk/index.php/apprenticeships.htmland click the link to current vacancies. Ends Media enquiries: Sarah Jenkin-Jones, PR Officer,Derby College, Tel: 07951 945 665; Email: sarah@jjpublicrelations.co.uk    
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  •   CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin                                                                             Issue 318 May 2016           Your weekly news & updates      CQ Saturdays Street Theatre returns to the Cathedral Quarter This Saturday sees the return of CQ Saturdays Street Theatre in the Cathedral Quarter between 11am - 3pm.  Back for the second year, the entertainment is provided by Ashrow Theatre, who will be performing Edwardian-themed snapshots whilst walking around the Cathedral Quarter streets. They will also engage and interact with visitors - staying in character to talk about some of the areas important landmarks, places of interest and upcoming events and activities in the Cathedral Quarter. For further information on the event please click here.   150 Years of Derby Market Hall - Love Your Local Market campaign and entertainment Derby Market Hall celebrates its 150th anniversary on 29 May, happily coinciding with the Love Your Local Market campaign. Visitors to the Market Hall over the next two weeks will be transported to the high seas with a multitude of entertainment planned. Plundering Pirates street theatre performances will be held at the Market Hall on May 19, 20 and 21 and then again the following week on May 26, 27 and 28. The free family friendly entertainment has been produced by Furthest from the Sea with performances taking place at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2pm. As well as the above, Saturday 21 & 28 May will also see live music and juggling workshops taking place.     Cathedral Quarter Social Media Initiative - Iron Gate, St Marys Gate & Bold Lane The Cathedral Quarter BID has implemented a social media initiative promoting different areas of the Cathedral Quarter and its businesses through the use of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The use of social media is an excellent way to promote the area more widely, effectively target audiences and generate new interest.   For the next two weeks we will be featuring businesses on Iron Gate, St Mary's Gate and Bold Lane. If you would like your business to be a part of this initiative please contact the BID office on 01332 419053 or via email to declare your interest. As always, and in addition to the above, please include the @DerbyCQ tag in any social media posts you make and we will share where appropriate.         Other important news for businesses   Derby Telegraph Father's Day Features Derby Telegraph will be running a series of features in June on Father's Day gift ideas. Businesses in the Cathedral Quarter are invited to provide photographs of suitable products together with brief details and prices to the Derby Telegraph for inclusion in the articles. Should you wish to contribute, please contact BID PR agent Sarah Jenkin-Jones on 01332 515102/07951945665 or via email by midday on Friday 27 May.   Please note, this is not a Cathedral Quarter sponsored feature and inclusion will therefore be at the discretion of Derby Telegraph.     German Bierfest coming to the Cathedral Quarter this week German Bierfest, Derby is coming to the Market Place in the Cathedral Quarter this week with a four day event taking place from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 May.  The Market Place will host a German Village with wooden huts selling everything from Bratwurst to authentic German Products. There will also be a Bavarian Bier Garden selling craft beers whilst a Fun Time provides children with the opportunity to enjoy traditional German activities.  For further information or to book tickets please click here.       It is important that you have in place a business continuity plan to ensure that your organisation can cope with a major incident or attack and return to "business as usual"  as soon as possible. The Police East Midlands Special Operation Unit are able to provide an interactive, table top simulation - Exercise Rackan- that will enable you to make decisions on what you, your business and staff need to do in helping to prevent and survive a major incident.  If you would be interested in attending such an event please email the BID office indicating your preferred time of day. The exercise can be delivered to a group of attendees from smaller businesses or on site for businesses with a large number of staff.    Cathedral Quarter law firm Flint Bishop is celebrating its third award of the year.   The firm, based on St Michael's Lane, won the 'Best Legal Team' category at the Credit Today awards held in Mayfair London.   The award comes on the back of previous successes at the CICM and CCR Magazine Awards where the firm received recognition for excellence in both credit management and debt collection.   What's on in the Cathedral Quarter   Thursday 26 - Sunday 29 May - German Bierfest - Market Place Saturday 28 May 2016 - CQ Saturdays Street Theatre - Walkaround entertainment Thursday 2 June 2016 - Business & Retail in the City Meeting - 9.30am, BID Offices, Iron Gate Friday 3 June - Saturday 11 June 2016 - Derby Book Festival - Various Cathedral Quarter locations Saturday 4 June - CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales - 3pm (meet outside Derby Cathedral at 2.45pm)  Sunday 5 June - Derby Ramathon - from 9.30am onwards throughout the Cathedral Quarter Thursday 9 June 2016 - Sinfonia Viva 'Flights of Fancy' - 6pm, Inflatable Stage, Market Place Friday 10 June 2016 - Sinfonia Viva 'Flutter & Fly' - 11.30am, Inflatable Stage, Market Place Saturday 11 June 2016 - CQ Saturdays Street Circus - 11am - 3pm, Waterfall, Market Place Saturday 18 June 2016 - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - 11am - 3pm, Waterfall, Market Place  Saturday 18 June 2016 - Furthest From the Sea Festival - Market Place Saturday 25 June 2016 - CQ Saturdays Street Theatre - Walkaround entertainment 11am - 3pm Thursday 30 June 2016 - Derby Night Market - Cathedral Quarter, 5pm - 10pm For more information on these and other events in the area, please visit : www.visitderby.co.uk or www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk              You have been sent this email as your details are registered against  a business located in the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District The BID is project managed by Partnerships for Better Business Ltd (pfbb UK)     
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  • CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin - Derby Book Festival Special Issue No 317  May 2016     Derby Book Festival 3 - 11 June 2016 There are just over two weeks to go to the second Derby Book Festival with the Cathedral Quarter playing host to many of the 70 events in the Festival programme. Venues include QUAD, Déda, Guildhall Theatre, Derby Museum & Art Gallery, Derby Cathedral, Old Bell Hotel, Cathedral Quarter Hotel, The BookCafe, the Market Place and shops in Sadlergate and Strand Arcade. There are lots of events for all the family to enjoy whatever their ages and interests. Below is a summary of some of these.   Children's Book Trail The Book Trail along Sadlergate and Strand Arcade will be the very first Festival event and has been planned to coincide with the start of the schools' half term on 27 May and will continue right throughout the Festival.  Forty shop windows will display children's book characters and children will be invited to complete a quiz sheet and identify in which shops the characters are hiding.  All participating shops will stock the quiz sheet and the children are asked to return it to White Stuff on Sadler Gate to be entered into a prize draw.  The characters will be delivered to shops on Friday 27 May and there will be a press release and photocall to launch it.  Radio Derby will be interviewing the organisers, Sophia and Isabella, who are students from the University of Nottingham.    Festival programme The Festival programme is now available. The organisers of Derby Book Festival would like to thank all businesses who have offered to distribute these from their premises and give away Festival bookmarks to your customers. If you would like copies, please email Derby Book Festival.   The following venues will be hosting events at the Festival:   Cathedral Quarter Hotel Monday 6 June                 Duchess of Rutland: Capability Brown and Belvoir Thursday 9 June               Festival Lunch with Joan Bakewell Friday 10 June                  Afternoon Tea with Persephone Books   Déda                                                   Friday 3 June                    Doodle Dance (ages 3+)  theatre show                                           Helen Mort - poetry                                           John Harvey & Blue Territory - jazz Tuesday 7 June                 Noel Janis-Norton: Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting Thursday 9 June               Ben Duke - Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) - dance Friday 10 June                  Debut Author Joanna Cannon   Derby Cathedral                                Friday 3 June                    Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson Tuesday 7 June                 Shakespeare and the Bible Wednesday 8 June           David Lindo                                           Derby Cathedral Peregrines Watch Point Friday 10 June                  James Naughtie and Sir Peter Bazalgette - Books and the Arts - why they matter.   Guildhall Theatre                           Saturday 4 June               Stuart Maconie   The BookCafe                                  Wednesday 7 June           Derby on Board Games   QUAD                                                 Friday 3 June                    Matt Haig Saturday 4 June               Children's Illustration Workshops                                           Teenagers' Illustration Workshops                                           Andy Cope and Spy Dog                                           Andy Cope and the Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager                                           Tracy Chevalier: At the Edge of the Orchard                                           Tracy Chevalier & Claire Harman: Charlotte Bronte - 200 years on Sunday 5 June                  Clare Hartwell: Revising Pevsner's Derbyshire Monday 6 June                 Sunjeev Sahota                                           Ken Livingstone with Matthew Parris Wednesday 8 June           Alison Weir Thursday 9 June               Sophie Hannah and Stephen Booth                                           Louis de Bernieres and The Bookshop Band Friday 10 June                  Andrew Lownie Saturday 11 June              Writers' day                                          Joe Hill                                                                                                Derby Museum & Art Gallery Friday 3 June                    Family Friday; Shadows and Shapes Saturday 4 June               Make It Sessions                                          Poetry of a Place                                          Jacqueline Riding - Derby, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the '45          Sunday 5 June                  Augustus and His Smile - children's theatre Tuesday 7 June                Handling History   Old Bell Hotel Saturday 4 June               CAMRA Real Ale Guide                                          Festival Book Quiz     Bringing Books to Life - Market Place - all day Saturday 4 June On Saturday 4 June there will be a free event in the Market Place.  The special Bringing Books to Life family event will run from 10am to 4pm.  There will be lots of activities in marquees and a Yurt including: Storytelling, theatre shows with Oddsocks and Quite Remarkable companies, Willy Wonka, Pavement art, mural painting and collage, cartoon drawing, Book Swap stall, charity book stalls, Library Service's Summer Reading Challenge, Bard on the Bus with Derby Shakespeare Company, the Book Bus project, and the BFG's pop up café, courtesy of Jack Rabbits.   Festival Box Office and tickets Tickets can be bought online or from QUAD. Some venues are also selling tickets for their own events, including Déda and Derby LIVE (Guildhall Theatre). The full Festival programme can also be found online.   Individual Diverse Inspiring www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk    01332 419053   You have been sent this email as your details are registered against  a business located in the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District The BID is project managed by Partnerships for Better Business Ltd (pfbbUK)  JOIN OUR MAILING LIST
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  •   CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin                                                                             Issue 316 May 2016           Your weekly news & updates      Best Bar None Scheme Work is currently under way looking at the possibility of setting up a Best Bar None scheme in the city of Derby.   Best Bar None is a national award helping public bodies and the licensed trade improve their standards of working beyond the legal minimum.   The potential advantages of the scheme include the reduction of alcohol related crime and disorder, building positive relationships with organisations, sharing best practice and recognition for your business and brand.   For further information visit the Best Bar None website or contact the BID office on 01332 419053 or via email.     Derby Telegraph Father's Day Features Derby Telegraph will be running a series of features in June on Father's Day gift ideas. Businesses in the Cathedral Quarter are invited to provide photographs of suitable products together with brief details and prices to the Derby Telegraph for inclusion in the articles. Should you wish to contribute, please contact BID PR agent Sarah Jenkin-Jones on 01332 515102/07951945665 or via email by midday on Friday 27 May.   Please note, this is not a Cathedral Quarter sponsored feature and inclusion will therefore be at the discretion of Derby Telegraph.     Furthest From the Sea Festival coming to the Cathedral Quarter The fourth annual Furthest from the Sea Festival arrives in the Cathedral Quarter on Saturday 18 June.   The free event offers fun for all the family and is a celebration of Derbyshire artists and performers featuring live music, crafts, poetry, theatre, dance, and comedy.   The Festival also provides the opportunity for you to get hands on and have a go yourself with a series of workshops and activities.   If you are interested in taking part in the festival, Furthest from the Sea want to hear from you. Simply email Dan Webber by clicking on this link to register your interest.   For further information on the event please click here.     Other important news for businesses     Retail Sales & Footfall Monitor Partnerships for Better Business (pfbb uk), contract managers for the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter BID's, operate a weekly sales and footfall monitor scheme covering both BID areas. In return for submitting a weekly percentage sales figure, businesses receive a report containing the latest information on weekly footfall, local and national footfall and sales trends, and sales in the city by business sector. If you are interested in taking part in this scheme please contact the BID office on 01332 419053 or via email.     Derby Telegraph Euro 2016 feature Derby Telegraph are looking to run a Euro 2016 feature in June, looking at businesses selling products in support of England. Businesses in the Cathedral Quarter are invited to provide photographs of suitable products together with brief details and prices to the Derby Telegraph for inclusion in the articles. Should you wish to contribute, please contact BID PR agent Sarah Jenkin-Jones on 01332 515102/07951945665 or via email by midday on Friday 27 May.   Please note, this is not a Cathedral Quarter sponsored feature and inclusion will therefore be at the discretion of Derby Telegraph.     East Midlands’ regional orchestra Sinfonia Viva will be holding a unique concert in their innovative inflatable venue on the Market Place on Thursday 9 June.  The ‘Flights of Fantasy’ concert, starting at 6pm, will be part of Derby Book Festival and the regional Grand Tour 2016 – a series of cultural exhibitions and events across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire inspired by the 19th century European cultural travellers.  For further information please click here.   The Derby half marathon, 'Ramathon', arrives in the Cathedral Quarter on the morning of Sunday 5 June.   Beginning at the Ipro stadium on Pride Park the new route will take in a number of streets within the Cathedral Quarter with a large number of spectators expected. Please note there will be some road closures for part of the event.   For further information on the event please click here.   What's on in the Cathedral Quarter   Saturday 21 May 2016 - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - 11am - 3pm, Waterfall, Market Place  Thursday 26 - Sunday 29 May - German Bierfest - Market Place Saturday 28 May 2016 - CQ Saturdays Street Theatre - Walkaround entertainment Thursday 2 June 2016 - Business & Retail in the City Meeting - 9.30am, BID Offices, Iron Gate Friday 3 June - Saturday 11 June 2016 - Derby Book Festival - Various Cathedral Quarter locations Saturday 4 June - CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales - 3pm (meet outside Derby Cathedral at 2.45pm)  Sunday 5 June - Derby Ramathon - from 9.30am onwards throughout the Cathedral Quarter Saturday 11 June 2016 - CQ Saturdays Street Circus - 11am - 3pm, Waterfall, Market Place Saturday 18 June 2016 - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - 11am - 3pm, Waterfall, Market Place  Saturday 18 June 2016 - Furthest From the Sea Festival - Market Place Saturday 25 June 2016 - CQ Saturdays Street Theatre - Walkaround entertainment 11am - 3pm Thursday 30 June 2016 - Derby Night Market - Cathedral Quarter, 5pm - 10pm For more information on these and other events in the area, please visit : www.visitderby.co.uk or www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk              You have been sent this email as your details are registered against  a business located in the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District The BID is project managed by Partnerships for Better Business Ltd (pfbb UK)     
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