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  • A local choir’s project to promote good mental health through the Five Ways to Wellbeing brings Handel’s iconic masterpiece Messiah to St Thomas Church, Chesterfield on Saturday 23rd November at 7.30pm. ;
    Published on 14 October 2019
  • My first novel comes out in e form on 31st Oct and in paperback form on 23rd Jan. It’s being published by Bonnier Zaffre and my agent is Kate Barker. ;
    Published on 14 October 2019
  • VENUES ACROSS DERBY 29 NOVEMBER-1 DECEMBER ;
    Published on 14 October 2019
  • Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust are delighted to announce a programme of celebratory events for the community, visitors, local artists and musicians that will celebrate the town’s water. The Trust are working closely with award-winning artist Amy Sharrocks on an inspiring multi-discipline artistic programme that offers residents and local artists the chance to share thoughts about the town’s liquid assets, to perform and work collaboratively. ;
    Published on 8 October 2019
  • Not all Victorians’ values were bad — and Britain’s long-suffering workers would be better off if we’d listen to at least one of them, leading psychologist Professor Sir Cary Cooper has said. ;
    Published on 8 October 2019
  • We welcome Angela Topping as our guest poet to recite poems from her latest collection “The Five Petals of Elderflower” ;
    Published on 8 October 2019
  • Digital soundscapes triggered by motion ;
    Published on 8 October 2019
  • Preparations for this year’s Repton Literary Festival are well under way with one of the event’s biggest fans joining the team. Local graduate Amber Wood (22) is one of a host of volunteers working to make this year’s event an even greater success.;
    Published on 8 October 2019
  • Buxton International Festival has confirmed its place as one of the nation’s leading opera producing companies with a nomination in this year’s UK Theatre Awards for its world premiere of Georgiana, the story of the life and scandalous times of the most controversial Duchess of Devonshire. ;
    Published on 8 October 2019
  • Visitors to Melbourne Arts Festival in South Derbyshire were treated to a series of street art installations created by students at Derby College Group (DCG). ;
    Published on 8 October 2019
  • Erewash Festival of Light began in 2006. The annual programme includes free festivals, events and activities marking a range of traditional and culturally diverse celebrations. For our 2019-2020 programme these will be Diwali, Christmas, Winter Solstice and Chinese New Year. ;
    Published on 8 October 2019
  • Town Street Methodist Church, Town Street, Pinxton, NG16 6JN Present a Grand Concert by Cantorum Ensemble and The Pye Hill and District Male Voice Choir Est:1903 Saturday 12 October 2019, 7.00 p.m. ;
    Published on 8 October 2019
  • Mrs Reece's Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society will perform one of their efforts at the fantastically refurbished Fountain Square Church, Tideswell on Wednesday 10th to Saturday 12th of June. It's a murder whodunit apparently. ;
    Published on 8 October 2019
  • The Green Man Gallery presents the return of celebrated Americana duo Hungrytown. In the past two years alone, Hungrytown has toured extensively throughout the US, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany and New Zealand. They recently returned from a four-month tour of the American south, midwest, southwest and California. Hungrytown's current tour, Lost In The Roundabout, is their twelfth in the UK. ;
    Published on 8 October 2019
  • One of Buxton’s best loved performers, mezzo soprano Yvonne Howard, is teaming up with Kinder Choirs of the High Peak, at a concert being held at St John’s Church, Buxton, on Saturday 19th October at 7.30pm. ;
    Published on 8 October 2019
  • Angela Topping is a widely published professional poet who has been leading workshops with all age groups since 1988. In this two hour workshop, you will, following a warm-up exercise, write at least two poems, using Angela’s original bespoke exercises, and receive feedback to help you take them to the next level. Angela is known for her ability to encourage and nurture others, with her know-how and warm personality. ;
    Published on 8 October 2019
  • Announcing our last gig for 2019. The very talented Kim Lowings and The Greenwood. Plus a HUGE BIG thank you for all your support over the last year! We hope you have enjoyed it! ;
    Published on 8 October 2019
  • This year REC Youth Theatre will be returning to the Buxton Fringe Festival with three exciting shows!;
    Published on 3 July 2019
  • Sinfonia Viva, the Grammy-nominated East Midlands’ professional orchestra has joined an international pledge to gender parity.;
    Published on 3 July 2019
  • Founded in 2009, PB Theatricals continues to give children and young people the opportunity to explore their creativity and confidence by casting, rehearsing and performing high quality Gilbert & Sullivan shows within a week.;
    Published on 3 July 2019
  • A brand new comedy show from Best Comedy Nominee Buxton Fringe 2016 20th and 21st July 2019 at 8.30pm The Green Man Gallery Hardwick Square South, Buxton.;
    Published on 3 July 2019
  • Buxton’s Great Dome Art and Design Fair is returning to the Devonshire Dome this summer, with a new visitor engagement opportunity.;
    Published on 3 July 2019
  • Buxton Fringe Welcomes Back Plays About Paul Robeson and Anti-Colonial, Anti-Racist Struggles, July 11, 12, 18 & 19;
    Published on 3 July 2019
  • Visual artist Yulia will be taking part in Buxton Fringe from the 5th till the 15th of July - 'Untitled, The Deep Sleep'.;
    Published on 3 July 2019
  • Florence Nightingale was one of the most famous Victorians of her day and her 200th birthday in 2020 is to be celebrated by Belper Arts Festival with an ambitious nationwide initiative to get the play performed simultaneously in 200 different locations at the same time.;
    Published on 3 July 2019
  • Children in six Derby primary schools have chosen The Girls by Lauren Ace, illustrated by Jenny Løvlie as the winner of the first Derby Book Festival Children’s Picture Book Award, which aims to celebrate picture books that children can relate to and in which the diversity and challenges of modern life are represented.;
    Published on 10 May 2019
  • Derby College Group’s Roundhouse Events team are hosting a ‘Matilda’ family film screening based on Roald Dahl’s award-winning book.;
    Published on 10 May 2019
  • This month of May we have some exciting new ventures on the horizon.. if you have a passion for ceramics and all things clay don't miss our new ceramic courses for children and adults. Led by our artist you will get the chance to learn many different clay techniques from pinch pots to wheel work.;
    Published on 10 May 2019
  • Buxton International Festival is bringing music for all four seasons in the Peak District under a new partnership with Orchestras Live.;
    Published on 10 May 2019
  • Green Door Printmaking Studio celebrates the 2nd year of the Derby Print Open!;
    Published on 10 May 2019
  • Singing group, Peak Voices, this year launched their first local spring tour, ‘One Song More! A night at the musicals’. Following sell out shows and rave reviews, they intend to impress again with their summer tour which starts in June. The audience can expect to be treated to an evening of songs from popular West End shows including Blood Brothers, The Greatest Showman, Chicago, West Side Story, Les Misérables and many more.;
    Published on 9 May 2019
  • A beautiful new hand blown glass lighting design from Wirksworth based company Curiousa & Curiousa.;
    Published on 9 May 2019
  • This September, Derby Museums’ celebrated Orrery painting by Joseph Wright will travel to the Science Museum in London as part of an exciting new project exploring the relationship between art and science over the past 250 years: The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter.;
    Published on 9 May 2019
  • The Bakewell International Day of Dance has gone from strength to strength and is now celebrating its 17th year on Saturday 29th June 2019.;
    Published on 9 May 2019
  • Sewing classes in the beautiful setting of Via Gellia Mills. Classes suitable for beginners through to more advanced as well as families (children aged 8+).;
    Published on 9 May 2019
  • The Bakewell International Day of Dance has gone from strength to strength and is now celebrating its 17th year - on Saturday 29th June 2019.;
    Published on 9 May 2019
  • Can you write about ‘Our World’ in up to 50 words?;
    Published on 25 April 2019
  • Foundation Derbyshire has announced the winner of the eighth Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award, one of the largest art awards in the country. Artist Ed Burkes will take up his residency in Derby in October 2019.;
    Published on 25 April 2019
  • Matlock Storytelling Cafe, would like you to join us for our next evening of storytelling, when Ursula Holden Gill returns on Friday 3rd May with The Bishoprick Garland (or to give it its full title: ‘The Bishoprick Garland or a Collection of Legends, Songs and Ballads Belonging to the County of Durham’).;
    Published on 25 April 2019
  • Exile Music Festival, 28 - 30th June, is the hidden gem of local family friendly festivals.;
    Published on 25 April 2019
  • Brick History takes famous moments from history and imagines them in LEGO® bricks how many do you recognise?;
    Published on 25 April 2019
  • Organisers of Derby Festé have joined forces with Bondholder Derby Cathedral to present a breathtaking attraction in the run up to the city’s popular annual arts festival.;
    Published on 25 April 2019
  • Indietracks are very happy to announce that Martha, Desperate Journalist, Advance Base, Best Praxis, Lost Tapes, The Proctors, Surf Muscle and The Sunbathers are all joining the Indietracks 2019 line-up.;
    Published on 25 April 2019
  • Derbyshire Noir 2019. Saturday 17th August, Chesterfield Library, 9.30am – c.5pm;
    Published on 25 April 2019
  • Chatsworth’s most controversial mistress returned to the stately home in triumph for a one-night only performance – more than 200 years after her death.;
    Published on 25 April 2019
  • Residents in and around the Six Streets area of Derby will open up their homes and gardens once again for the fifth biannual Six Streets Arts Trail on the weekend of Sat 22 – Sun 23 June.;
    Published on 25 April 2019
  • Our second ever Dronfield Arts Festival is just weeks away, and we're already looking forward to what's in store.;
    Published on 24 April 2019
  • Practical self-publishing with Alex Davis Wednesdays 8th - 29th May, 2pm-4pm ;
    Published on 24 April 2019
  • Timber is a unique, site-specific festival celebrating nature. Located at Feanedock, a 70acre woodland site in the National Forest, Timber returns for a second year from July 5-7 2019 – fresh from winning Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards.;
    Published on 24 April 2019
  • Stars more used to singing in the world’s leading opera houses will soon be performing in a village hall near you as Buxton International Festival (BIF) takes a taste of its 40th anniversary programme on the road.;
    Published on 25 February 2019

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