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!
Derby Concert Band’s Celtic Festival concert is on at 7.30pm at Landau Forte College, Fox Street, Derby DE1 2LF
enjoying Irish favourites such as Danny Boy, The Irish Washerwoman and music from Michael Flatley’s ‘Lord of the Dance’, plus more contemporary Irish related music including Mustang Sally, You Raise Me Up and music from Titanic
On Saturday 17 February at Derby Arena some of the best track cyclists in the country will be competing to win the Omnium title. A few significant teams that will be taking part in the event include 100 % ME, Team Breeze and Derby Arena’s own Team KGF.
Friday 16th February 2018
10am - 3pm
Dronfield Hall Barn
A Fund Raising Event for The Dronfield Hall Barn Garden
Members and friends are invited to a
Spring Bistro Night at the Barn
Relax and enjoy a pre-dinner drink followed by a three course meal with a Welsh theme!
Thursday 1st March from 7.00pm until 10.00pm
A Welcome Drink
Leek & Caerphilly Crumble Tart Served on a bed of Rocket & Baby Spinach
with a Rustic Roll
Roasted Leg of Spring Lamb
with a Rosemary & Wild Garlic Crust
Beauty and the Beast has been nominated for four awards at the Great British Pantomime Awards, which were announced on Sunday 11th February. The star-studded family pantomime was co-produced by Derby LIVE and Little Wolf Entertainment and staged at Derby Arena last year.
New Dance Theatre Work and Photography Exhibition features an inter-generational cast ranging from early 20s to mid-60s
After six years presenting dance theatre outdoors, acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director of Tilted Productions Maresa von Stockert is returning to the stage. Constructions of Thin Air is a brand new work merging contemporary dance with physical theatre and featuring an inter-generational cast ranging in age from early 20s to mid 60s.
The Board of Buxton International Festival is delighted to announce that Michael Williams has been appointed to be the new CEO of the Festival.
The Board of Buxton International Festival is delighted to announce that Michael Williams has been appointed to be the new CEO of the Festival.
Michael Williams, who is currently Managing Director of Cape Town Opera, (CTO), will take up his new post in Buxton in April 2018.
New Mills Art Theatre are staging the musical ‘The Addams Family’ from 14 to 17 November and casting the show starts with a Get-Together at The Art Theatre, Jodrell Street, New Mills, SK22 3HJ, on Wednesday, 14 March at 8.00pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and meet the production team led by Director, David Carlile, who will talk about the show, characters, music and answer any questions you may have about all aspects of the production. You can also pick up audition pieces for principal parts or chorus. Auditions will be held on Sunday May 13th, from 10am onw
The first students from Derby College’s new level 3 Agriculture study programme based at Broomfield Hall in Morley have secured places at university.
Dutch conductor Frank Zielhorst will make his debut concert performance as Sinfonia Viva’s new Principal Conductor at Derby Cathedral on Wednesday March 14.
The concert, entitled Masters and Maestros, features a tantalizing programme based on dances from the ballroom and theatre stage to the pub and village hall.
The programme starts with a whirlwind of Dionysian ballet music from Mozart’s opera ‘Idomeneo’ highlighting the wonderful virtuosic qualities of the members of Sinfonia Viva.
Former Derby College Engineering student Melissa Chimutanda has won a £1,000 bursary from a leading industry body to support her future studies.
Melissa (21) is now studying Mechanical Engineering at Leicester De Montfort University and applied for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Engineering Horizons Bursary which includes membership of the professional body.
Two former A level students at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre are busy raising money to fund a trip to Fiji where they will be taking part in an environment project to improve the lives of local people.
Amelia Sutcliffe (18) from Alfreton (pictured right) and Yasmin Crofts (19) from Riddings (pictured left) are both now studying Law at the University of Lincoln after attending Derby College together.
Sinfonia Viva – the Derby-based orchestra of the East Midlands – is teaming up with Andrew Smyth, finalist of the 2016 Great British Bake Off, for an evening of musical treats and fabulous eats.
The ticket-only event will be held in the atrium of the University of Derby, Kedleston Road, on Friday March 2. The doors open and drinks served from 6.30pm and a show starts at 7pm.
A group of Education Support Workers from Derby College have successfully completed a pilot study programme – paving the way for teaching assistants from a wide range of Derby and Derbyshire schools to further upgrade their skills.
Seven ESWs, who work across the College supporting students in the classroom, have completed the new Higher Level Teaching Assistants certificate which has been introduced by Derby College.
Thursday 10th March 2018 – Tuesday 3rd April 2018
The Recovery exhibition is a selection of artwork and text which has been created by people who are recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. They work out of Derbyshire Recovery Partnership drug and alcohol recovery services based at Erewash house in Ilkeston in partnership with Wash Arts CIC Horti-Culture Project.
The exhibition will include a variety of different mediums and techniques and will include: handmade prints, collage, mixed media, paintings, text art and films.
Hill is the story of one Derbyshire hill told in photography, film, sculpture, poetry and song.
The hill featured in the exhibit rises north from Wirksworth. It is home to families, wildlife, farming, quarries, mine shafts and wind turbines.
The museum worked with award-winning photographer Kate Bellis who has spent the last 20 years documenting the relationships between rural communities and the land around them. Kate's images feature the working life of the hill − farming and quarrying − as well as images of the community that lives in the shelter of the hill.
Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players.
It will explore the visual legacy of local suffragettes such as Marjorie Hamilton and how this contributed to the strong images used by women war artists in WW1. We will explore the link between Derbyshire and surrounding areas and the national suffrage campaign and how poorly educated women workers developed strong visual symbolism to promote their cause.
Research will be shared through development of a play with a visual artist providing images.
This project will give you and other groups the chance to
As part of the Dronfield Arts Festival, we are joining forces with Dronfield Musical Theatre Group to produce a musical/drama/documentary about the Dronfield lead merchants which will be performed at Dronfield Civic Hall in the week after the festival (starting May 14).
Hopefully 2018 is going well so far for you and believe it not February is here already! If you haven't had a chance to get to the studios recently now is the time to take a look, treat yourself and get booked in to get creative.
We are pleased to invite artists to apply to participate in WORK, an ambitious and innovative two-year practice development programme that will support animation and moving image artists to develop, produce and exhibit films in collaborative contexts.
Working with partners across the Midlands - Fermynwoods, Thrapston; Junction Arts, Chesterfield; Vivid Projects, Birmingham; and QUAD, Derby – the programme will explore ideas and the realities of what ‘work’ means for the way we live today, engaging directly with the experiences of contemporary working lives.
We have news to share, exciting news! We are moving so that the gallery that you know and love can develop into an even bigger and even better Anvil Gallery, perfect for exhibitions, workshops and events!
Don't worry though, our new address - 11 Old Blacksmith's Yard - is a stones throw away, just around the corner into the Yard and on the right. In fact we already share a stair case and our neighbours are the same!
Join us for your monthly fix of Designate! Craft workshops, food and drink as we celebrate the good things in life!
Pye Hill and District Male Voice Choir Concert to Support Somercotes Girl Guides in Life Changing Experience of Visit to India
Somercotes Girl Guides
St. Thomas’s Church, Somercotes – Saturday 10 March 2018 7.00 p.m.
This soulful set by the Franco-American Cory Seznec and his band encapsulates the musician’s eclectic taste and experiences from across the globe.
A vibrant mix of American folk and blues blends perfectly with African music, interspersed with tales and anecdotes that influenced the songs.
( If you want to check them out, there are clips and interviews on Youtube and Facebook, you will really want to see them then! )
3rd March 2018 - Crich Glebe Field Centre – 7:30 pm
Derbyshire’s leading female 4 part close harmony choir, DaleDiva, is performing in Crich to help raise funds for DayCare at the Glebe. With a repertoire ranging from pop to choral, folk to rock, and everything in between, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
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Work has begun on the cultural extravaganza that will be New Mills Festival 2018.
This year's theme is "Small is Beautiful!" (but you don’t have to go with the theme, it is just a suggestion to help with inspiration!)
Derby Theatre Friday 2 until Saturday 24 March
Derby Theatre and award-winning Derby brewery Dancing Duck have announced an innovative partnership. From Friday 2 to Saturday 24 March the stage and auditoria of Derby Theatre will be transformed into a pub for the Theatre’s big production for the spring, Jim Cartwright’s highly acclaimed comedy TWO.
A cabaret night to remember as Spiltmilk Dance takes audiences through a love-struck scrapbook of true-life tales. With Fairy-tale romances, full-on obsessions, awkward break-ups and magnificent everyday acts of affection combined in a heart-warming, heart-breaking, and at times completely absurd cabaret devoted to shoving a little more love into your life. Somewhere between a sketch show, a Rom Com, and a glitter bomb, join Spiltmilk Dance and two special guest artists for an all singing, all dancing love revolution!
British champions, Derby Arena based Team KGF achieved a superb team pursuit gold at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Minsk on Sunday 21 January. The accomplished track cycling team have been supported by the coaches at The British team, consisting of Dan Bigham, Charlie Tanfield, Harry Tanfield and Jonathan Wale beat Russian team Lokosphinx at the World Cup by over two seconds, in a time of 3:56.015.
Derby Theatre Thursday 8 until Saturday 10 February
Derby Theatre is absolutely thrilled to welcome back award-winning and internationally-acclaimed physical theatre company, Gecko, led by Amit Lahav, with their latest, highly acclaimed touring production of The Wedding, on at the Theatre for three dates only from Thursday 8 until Saturday 10 February.
Gecko have wowed audiences at Derby Theatre before with two outstanding previous productions, Institute and Missing – and their latest touring production promises audiences the wow factor once again with The Wedding.
Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust donate £1000 to Derby Theatre for Plus One children in care scheme.
Over the recent festive period, Derby Theatre were thrilled to welcome over 100 staff and their family members from the locally-based Toyota Manufacturing UK to see performances of Peter Pan and The Gingerbread Man at the venue, and even more thrilled when the world renowned car manufacturing company presented them with a cheque for £1000 to go towards Plus One, a citywide ticket donation scheme which provides children in care and care leavers with free arts experiences in the city.
Families can look forward to a fun-filled, action-packed week in Derby this February half term at Derby City Council’s leisure centres, parks, libraries and venues.
February 28th is the deadline for early birds wishing to take advantage of the cheapest entry fee for this year’s Buxton Festival Fringe (July 4-22).
Bakewell Oxfam Supporters Group invites you to a Jazz Breakfast with the music of The Steve Salfield Quartet. What better way to spend a Sunday morning than eating a sumptuous continental breakfast to the cool sounds of mellow jazz? Bring your family and friends, relax, chat or read the papers, which will we provide.
More than 300 people attended Derby College’s first Academy Awards which were held at the Roundhouse.
The event celebrated the success, achievements and commitment of employers, staff and students who are involved in the College’s innovative Employer Academies and Employment and Skills Boards.
A family-owned Derby company has launched an innovative new app which aims to raise washroom standards in businesses and public places across the UK.
HSG UK in Pride Park has developed Cleen App – the UK’s first fully integrated washroom review app.
The Cleen App is free to download and enables customers and visitors to rate the washrooms in any type of venue from restaurants and shopping centres to sports stadia and airports.
Wednesday 14th February 2018
The Old Lock Up Gallery
Mental Health Together will be holding a walk and talk event on Thursday 1st February as part of a nation-wide push to get people talking more openly about mental health for one day. Time to Talk Day is organised by Time to Change, the campaign to change how we all think and act about mental health problems, led by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.
Friday 23rd February
10.00 am - 1.00 pm
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Déda and Derby Theatre in partnership with National Dance Company Wales are offering Derbyshire based dancers and performers aged between 13-18yrs a unique and exciting opportunity this Easter.
Participants will work with NDCWales Dance Ambassador Kerryn Wise for 3 days to create an exciting performance which will be shown as a curtain raiser in the foyer area before NDCWales present their triple bill Terra Firma at Derby Theatre on Tuesday 8th May 2018.
Deda and Derby Theatre in partnership with National Dance Company Wales are offering an exciting workshop opportunity to primary school aged children.
Primary schools are invited to book a free workshop with NDCWales Dance Ambassador Kerryn Wise. The dance workshops will comprise fun and engaging activities linked to NDCWales current touring works and can be differentiated to suit all students and key stages.
Deda and Derby Theatre in partnership with National Dance Company Wales are offering an exciting workshop opportunity to dancers and performers across the East Midlands.
£18,019 (Full time/ 35hours per week) Starting immediately.
The Admin & Marketing Assistant will provide general support to the Live & Local administrative and marketing teams. This post would be suitable for someone with previous office administration and/or arts marketing experience.
You should be an efficient and enthusiastic worker with good organisational, communication and computer skills, with good written English and numeracy. Previous office administration experience and enthusiasm for the arts is essential.