Derbyshire farm shop Croots has scored success with its home-made Derbyshire Pasty after it was highly commended in the 2016 Great British Food Awards.
The People’s Stage will return to Derby Festé this September to celebrate the best of urban and Black community arts in the city and county. Organised by Derby-based Baby People – the stage will be set in the Market Place on Saturday September 24, which is the second day of the 10th annual Derby Festé.
The dates are announced today for the third Derby Book Festival. Next year’s Festival will be held from Friday 9 June to Saturday 17 June 2017 in venues across the city and will again be developed in partnership with local organisations and businesses. The dates for next year mean the Festival will be held a week later than the previous two to avoid the half term holidays.
The redevelopment of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery has received a boost after being awarded £244,500 following two successful cash bids.
The museum and art gallery is to receive £150,000 from the Wolfson Foundation, a charity which awards grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science, health, the arts and humanities and education. It has also been awarded £94,500 from Arts Council England's Museum Resilience Fund. Both successful bids will be used towards the £1.5 million programme to redevelop the museum and art gallery, in Terrace Road, Buxton.
HUUB Design will be celebrating its Olympic links at a special event in the city this Thursday, August 18.
The Derby company will combine the official opening of its new showroom at the Park Bikeworks in the Cathedral Quarter with a screening of the Olympic triathlon event live from Rio on cinema screens at the nearby QUAD. Nearly 200 staff, customers and fellow Marketing Derby bondholders are expected to attend the event.
*Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths*
Reimagining Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making through a monthly programme of prototyping activities and workshops during 2016 and early 2017. Exploring ideas and approaches in the ‘Project Lab’ to help create an outstanding Museum of Making experience at the site of the world’s first factory.
Beauty and the Beast - Pantomime Get-Together/Auditions – 5 September at 7.30pm - New Mills Art Theatre
This is your chance to tread the boards at New Mills Art Theatre in the 2017 pantomime Beauty and the Beast, to be staged by the Friends of the Art Theatre. A Get-Together at 7.30pm on Monday 5 September at New Mills Art Theatre, Jodrell Street, SK22 3HJ will be held and all are welcome to come along to meet the production team. The Director, Natalie Coverley, will talk about the panto and all the characters, music and story. Auditions will be held later in September.
DAVE SPIKEY SET TO DELIVER SOME SERIOUS ‘PUNCHLINES’ DURING HIS AUTUMN 2016 TOUR.
Brace yourself for a hearty comic brawling from the hands of one of the UK’s finest comedy talents! Dave Spikey!
Multi award-winning Dave Spikey is one of the most sought-after comic talents in the UK today. With a career spanning more than two decades, he has numerous TV appearances under his belt as a stand-up comedian, presenter and actor – and behind the screens as an acclaimed comedy writer.
For the first time the event was split over a two day weekend event, and kicked off with a free film night on the Friday night.
It wasn’t easy to take an already successful event and add a whole extra day but we knew you good people of Belper wouldn’t let us down and we’re thrilled to have made even more money for the small charities we support. We are thrilled to announce that the Belper Games Weekender raised a phenomenal £30,000!
Derbyshire farm shop Croots is celebrating Afternoon Tea Week by launching something special for children, which will have them grinning like a Cheshire cat.
The farm shop near Duffield is offering Mad Hatter’s tea party-themed afternoon teas for youngsters and will be donating £1 from each tea purchased to its adopted charity, Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre.
Banks Mill Studios are now accepting applications from non-members for their 2016 Artisan Fair which this year is in partnership with the Peak District Artisans.
The Banks Mill Open Studios and Artisan Fair is now regarded as a prestigious event within the creative community in Derby and showcases and celebrates work from artists, designers and makers from across Derbyshire and beyond.
Would-be singers are being invited to audition for Ignite UK – Derbyshire’s newest women’s chorus.
The four-part harmony a cappella chorus launched in Belper in five months ago is now busy building a repertoire of contemporary, pop and barbershop songs. It already has its sights set on national competition and a number of performances lined up and is ready to expand.
Sausage champions at Derbyshire farm shop Croots have created a special Rio Sausage in recognition of the upcoming Summer Olympic Games and to raise money for charity.
Some 10% from the sale of the chicken and salsa sausages will be donated to Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre – the adopted charity of the farm shop, which is based in Wirksworth Road, near Duffield.
Arts Derbyshire receives 4 year grant to take dementia-friendly cinema project ‘Matinée’ county-wide
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.
Derbyshire farm shop Croots has struck gold with its rump steak, winning an accolade in the Great Taste Awards 2016.
As we celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of 18th century landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown this month’s poem has a gardening theme. Although there are several poems which have been written about Brown I have chosen Digging by Edward Thomas. I’m sure a lot of hard work and digging was required to create Brown’s gardens and I like to think that those gardeners employed to bring his plans to fruition would appreciate this poem. As a keen gardener myself I love the way Thomas uses descriptions of smell, it’s perfect. – Ali
Derbyshire Lives Through the First World War
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