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  • Website www.matlockmusic.org.uk
    Added: 1 May 2018
  • National Lottery support for Belper Arts Festival to mark First World War Centenary
    Added: 1 May 2018
  • Derbyshire County Council is offering artists the opportunity to create a commemorative item to mark the 20th anniversary of the international relationship between Toyota City and the three councils, Derbyshire County Council, Derby City Council and South Derbyshire District Council.
    Added: 1 May 2018
  • Details About Indietracks Festival 2018
    We’re really pleased to announce that Amber Arcades, Gwenno, Spinning Coin, Tigercats, Colour Me Wednesday and Tinsel Heart are among 24 artists and DJs added to the Indietracks 2018 line up today
    Added: 23 April 2018
  • MARGARET KEYS IN CONCERT
    Soprano Margaret Keys will open Belper Arts Festival with a special concert featuring guests the Fishpond Choir and Bel Canto on 5 May at St. Peter's Church, Belper. The concert begins a month of art, drama, music, comedy, photography and creativity.
    Added: 23 April 2018
  • Outgoing Festival artistic director praised for boosting Buxton
    Buxton International Festival’s outgoing Artistic Director Stephen Barlow has been praised for bringing worldwide acclaim to the annual celebration of opera, music and books.
    Added: 23 April 2018
  • Buxton has the best of Friends, says new Patron
    Buxton International Festival has one of the best Friends organisations in the music world, their new Patron Wyn Davies believes.
    Added: 23 April 2018
  • Saturday 19th May, 10.00 am to 3.00 pm Chesterfield Library
    Added: 23 April 2018
  • The fourth Derby Book Festival returns from 1 - 9 June 2018 with another great programme of over 90 events featuring internationally acclaimed writers, poets, historians, politicians, illustrators, storytellers and musicians for all ages and interests.
    Added: 23 April 2018
  • Derby LIVE and Little Wolf Entertainment are pleased to announce the date of the annual auditions for the pantomime children's ensemble. The open auditions will take place at Derby Arena on Sunday 24 June.
    Added: 23 April 2018
  • Derby Film Festival returns between 4 – 13 May with ten days of fantastic film premieres, previews, guests, talks and more. Based at QUAD – Derby, Derby Film Festival this year welcomes guests including Actress & Singer Toyah Willcox for an on stage conversation about her career on screen and Mandie Fletcher , director of hit sitcoms like Absolutely Fabulous, Blackadder and Only Fools And Horses for a discussion of her career making Britain laugh and her recent moving into cinematic features.
    Added: 23 April 2018
  • Opera on Location join forces with the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra for a special semi-staged performance of Mozart’s masterpiece: The Marriage of Figaro.
    Added: 23 April 2018
  • Derby LIVE has plenty of thrilling talks in Derby this summer at the Guildhall Theatre, as part of Derby Book Festival. From broadcasters, to cyclists, to Harry Potter fans, Derby LIVE has talks for every interest this summer.
    Added: 23 April 2018
  • A partnership project involving Derby-based Sinfonia Viva,the Orchestra of the East Midlands, has been shortlisted for a prestigious RPS (Royal Philharmonic Society) Music Award – the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK.
    Added: 23 April 2018
  • Derbyshire County councillors set to consider new £1.5M action grant boost for community groups
    Extra cash for clubs, community groups and charities across Derbyshire is set to be made available under proposals to be considered by Cabinet.
    Added: 23 April 2018
  • Computing students at Derby College have devised proposals for a mobile app that would help raise the profile of Elvaston Castle and attract more visitors.
    Added: 13 March 2018
  • The programme for the 2018 Wirksworth Book Festival in April has been announced.
    Added: 13 March 2018
  • An alliance of cultural organisations from across England launches a new national body to develop and promote the role of arts and culture in supporting the country’s health and wellbeing (launch 13 March 2018).
    Added: 13 March 2018
  • Four speakers have been announced to speak at the Guildhall Theatre as part of Derby Book Festival this summer. Andy Kershaw, Professor Robert Winston, Mark Beaumont and Germaine Greer will all be heading to Derby in June to share their knowledge and stories with the Guildhall Theatre audiences. Also as part of Derby Book Festival The People’s Theatre Company will be bringing a family show There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly to the Guildhall Theatre.
    Added: 13 March 2018
  • 'HOMAGE' - Stephen Snoddy and Sculptural Work - Richard Perry
    Added: 13 March 2018
  • Award-winning folk singer Bella Hardy says being terrified as a child by Buxton International Festival helped to start her musical career.
    Added: 13 March 2018
  • Derby LIVE is bringing you plenty of music this spring, so whether it’s folk, acoustic or motown that tickles your fancy we’ve got the thing for you!
    Added: 13 March 2018
  • Derby College is keen to hear from former students to further build its Alumni and highlight their career successes to inspire current and future students.

    Added: 20 January 2018
  • Do you want the chance for your music to earn you £400?

    Added: 20 January 2018
  • QUAD has added to its Patrons, Jack O’ Connell, Paddy Considine, John Tams and the late Sir John Hurt (CBE), with the announcement of two new Patrons, Artist Hetain Patel and Dr Jo Twist (OBE) CEO of The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment.

    Added: 20 January 2018
  • Hundreds of schoolchildren from across Derbyshire are hoping a song they recorded together could storm the download charts, while also raising money to support music education.

    Added: 20 January 2018
  • new internet platform featuring the arts in Derbyshire is being launched from Belper with the pilot
    podcast being available from 5 January 2018.

    Added: 20 January 2018
  • Artists Collaborate To Raise Awareness Of Invisible Illness.  Date: 26th February - 23rd March 2018

    Added: 20 January 2018
  • Find out what's new at West Studios in Chesterfield for 2018.
    Added: 20 January 2018
  • Arts and Health South West have produced a new podcast in their series.
    Added: 15 November 2017
  • Wonders of the Peak, a new attraction and digital experience, has been officially opened at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.

    Added: 4 October 2017
  • Due to the success of the first club night, Level have decided to organise another one and aim to run them quarterly.
    Added: 29 June 2017
  • Explore your History WITH Picture the Past historic photograph website.
    Added: 25 September 2016

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