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  • Art and Design students at Derby College?s Joseph Wright Centre in the Cathedral Quarter will be staging a pop-up exhibition at Market Hall this Friday and Saturday (March 10 and 11) to showcase their recent work.
    Added: 8 March 2017
  • For further details please visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk or phone 01629 823256.

    Added: 8 March 2017

  • Everyone welcome - all genders, all ages Inspiring workshops, live entertainment and activities Free creche, family fun and good causes in our festival marquee and yurts.
    Added: 8 March 2017
  • Fringe Celebrates Model Cover Design!
    Buxton Fringe has revealed the cover artwork for its forthcoming printed programme, an engaging and unusual photograph featuring tiny models set against an old-fashioned map of the town.
    Added: 8 March 2017
  • Joli Vyann, acclaimed circus and dance company, following a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival 2016 are heading out on a 2017 national tour for the first time with their new show Imbalance. Exploring the digital chaos of our lives, the company are set to perform their stunning piece, fusing acrobatics, dance and circus, at Déda on Thursday 30 March.

    Added: 8 March 2017
  • Derby LIVE is pleased to announce a host of brilliant drama shows that will be performed in the Guildhall Theatre this spring. With a variety of themes and stories, there is a show to suit every drama enthusiast in the next few months.
    Added: 8 March 2017
  • The Play revolves around the antics at the Wicksteed home. It is a satirical merry-go-round. Family, friends and the sexual satisfaction of the "corpus" (body) are the ruling passions in this farcical comedy of ill-manners. Through a dance of mistaken identities and carnal encounters, one motto holds fast: "He whose lust lasts, lasts longest."
    Added: 8 March 2017
  • Hallé cellist Dale Culliford, has created another series of chamber music bringing you some of the most famous and well-loved works from Mozart and Schubert, through to pastoral oboe music and exotic Hungarian string music.
    Added: 8 March 2017
  • Moonlight, which won the Best Film award at the Academy Awards, has been selected to close this year?s Buxton Film Festival.
    Added: 8 March 2017
  • Saturday 15th and 16th April - Alice in Wonderland  Children's Craft Workshop, 11am to 4pm

    Added: 8 March 2017
  • SGFA Drawing Connections
    An exhibition by the National Society of Graphic Fine Art inspired by the works of Joseph Syddall.
    21 January - 1 April 2017
    Added: 28 February 2017
  • Award-winning singer-songwriters Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe find inspiration in new duo… celebrating their debut CD release The Janus Game
    Added: 28 February 2017
  • The Big House programme opens its doors  
     
    Derby Theatre is thrilled to be part of The Big House, a £5 million tailored  support programme for the Creative and Digital Industries (CDI) sector in the region.  

    Added: 18 February 2017
  • Art & Design students at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre have devised a series of visuals to showcase a local charity’s ambitious plans to refurbish a disused building into a centre for young people to be creative and active.

    Added: 18 February 2017
  • Two artists supported by Derby-based regional dance house Déda have been awarded a national grant to carry out research into contemporary dance and circus performance as part of its innovative Associate Artist Programme.

    Added: 18 February 2017
  • Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, which was crowned as the top city centre location in the Great British High Street awards last December, has published a programme of events, street entertainment and performances to showcase the diverse offer available in the leisure and cultural heart of the city centre.

    Added: 18 February 2017
  • Derby-born screenwriter Lucinda Coxon recently met with Derby College Creative Media students at the Joseph Wright Centre to talk about her career as an award-winning writer for film, television, and stage.

    Added: 18 February 2017
  • Dutch conductor Frank Zielhorst will make his concert debut with East Midlands’ orchestra Sinfonia Viva at Derby Cathedral on Friday March 3rd.

    Added: 18 February 2017
  • Tuesday 31 January – Saturday 4 February 
    Torben Betts’ riotously funny and critically acclaimed play tours the UK for the second time
    Added: 21 December 2016
  • Belper Arts Festival 2017 is set to be the biggest yet as it incorporates theatre, art, music, dance, comedy, literature, photography and film. The  fifth Festival will run from 29 April to 29 May.

    Added: 13 December 2016
  • Today, producer Mark Goucher has confirmed that following the phenomenal success of the recent UK tour, the smash hit production of Hairspray will embark on a further major tour visiting Buxton Opera House from Monday 23 to Saturday 28 October. The big, bold and beautiful production of this much loved musical comedy will visit more than 30 venues across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland until early summer 2018. Star casting will be announced in due course.

    Added: 6 December 2016
  • High Peak Theatre Trust, which operates Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, today announced the appointment of Paul Kerryson MBE as its Interim Executive Director.

    Added: 8 December 2016
  • Buxton Opera House has announced it is one of the theatres to be included in Bill Kenwright’s brand new 2017 tour of the thriller classic, A Judgement in Stone written by Ruth Rendell!

    Added: 9 November 2016
  • Derby City Council and partners are pleased to announce that they will present Weeping Window by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper as part of 14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies.  The installation will be at The Silk Mill from 9 June to 23 July 2017.

    Added: 9 November 2016
  • Derby LIVE is pleased to announce that comedian Jimmy Carr will be returning to Derby Arena on Saturday 8 July 2017 as part of his Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour.

    Added: 9 November 2016
  • A number of patients, carers, staff and volunteers have been part of an arts project at the Ashgate hospice. They have produced a beautiful and original piece that is now displayed in the reception area and has been admired by many of thousands of the visitors each month. 

    Added: 4 October 2016
  • Derby Theatre is thrilled to have been awarded £120,000 of core funding, in total over the next three years, from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to support its work with local children, young people, communities and artists.

    Added: 4 October 2016
  • Explore your History WITH Picture the Past historic photograph website.
    Added: 25 September 2016
  • Buxton Festival Fringe has set its dates for 2017 – July 5th-23rd – and will be open for online entries on December 1 2016.
    Added: 25 September 2016
  • A coffee table book has been published by a new Swadlincote-based charity to showcase the creativeness of adults on the Autism spectrum.
    Added: 18 August 2016
  • Arts Derbyshire Arts and Health project, Matinée, has received a high-profile grant of £175,000 from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts Access and Participation ‘More and Better’ Fund.

    The project will bring the magic of cinema to community locations across Derbyshire for those living with dementia, their carers, friends and family.
    Added: 4 August 2016
  • Eyam parish church has successfully been used as an arts venue last year - why not consider it for  your next production?
    Added: 3 February 2016

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