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Open Centre entry for HMD 2020 75 Flames selected for exhibition

We are very pleased to announce that our entry for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020’s 75 Flames project has been selected for exhibition.  HMD received over 300 entries and ours is one of the 75 entries selected. The exhibition will feature 75 art works created by groups across the country to … read more »

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Accredited Jewish Presenter

The Board of Deputies of British Jews has launched an innovative scheme of accreditation for Synagogue visit hosts.  Eve, our Deputy Manager, is amongst the first cohort of accredited presenters as are most of the hosts at Nottingham Liberal Synagogue.  This means that schools visiting NLS will be hosted by … read more »

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Open Centre News

Welcome to the new term at the Open Centre! Sam, our manager is now on maternity leave and will return in September 2020.  She and her husband were blessed with a lovely baby boy over the summer so congratulations and good wishes to them.   This does mean that our … read more »

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Closed for the Summer

Please note the Open Centre will be closed for the school holidays from 25th July to the 9th September. You can still email us on contact@derbyopencentre.org or leave us a message on our answer machine and we will get back to you as soon as possible upon our return. Have … read more »

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The Open Centre is closed for the Easter Break

Please note that the Open Centre will be closed during the Easter break –  from 12th April to 29th April. If you need to contact us during this time, please do so via our email – contact@derbyopencentre.org and when we return we shall respond accordingly.

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****************WE’RE HIRING!!!!!!***************

We are seeking to appoint a Administrative Assistant to expand our ever growing team at the Open Centre. The role has been created to help support the management team with the day to day administration tasks required of the organisation.  Applications for the post will close on Monday 18th March 2019 at … read more »

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Visit times for Places of Worship

Please be aware that our places of worship do not host our visits every day. They are open to Open Centre visits: Hindu Temple – Mon, Thurs and Fri (We avoid Tues due to a regular function but can sometimes fit in a small group after 11:15am) Mosque – Mon … read more »

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New Workshops

At the Open Centre we are always looking for new and exciting sessions we can provide for schools and organisations – many of which schools could not facilitate themselves. Many of our workshops arise from schools asking us to create something bespoke for their children. We often find then that … read more »

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Busy, Busy, Busy!

It has come to that time of year again, when the Open Centre starts to receive a flourish of bookings. As a result, dates for visits fill up quickly. If you are thinking of booking one of our faith trails, especially to the Hindu Temple, Sikh Gurdwara and Mosque please … read more »

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Feedback from schools – Autumn term 2017

FEEDBACK FROM SCHOOLS – SEPTEMBER 2017   “Fascinating to see a service in action.  Very knowledgeable guide.  Plenty of opportunity for children to ask questions.” (Hindu Temple) “Made Islam real.  Talked about life as a Muslim.  Made connections between religions.  Normalised and simplified the religion.  Dis-spelled media misconceptions which was … read more »

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