August 2018

Mumpers Autumn Barn Dance

Mumpers Ceilidhs present live music by The Jam and Crumpet Band with caller Jake Wood. Experienced dancers and newcomers are all welcome to join us for this evening of music and dancing.

7.30 - 11.00. Tickets £10 on the door, £8 for students and tickets booked before 8th October. Multibuy 6 for 5 @ £8 in advance. Accompanied children free.

Spondon Village Hall, Sitwell Street, Derby, Derbyshire DE21 7FG

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Contact telephone: 01332753757

Current talks with a focus on Art and History

Every Picture Tells a Story

Insights are sought into life in nineteenth century Britain as seen through Victorian narrative art. The period before the advent of photography has been described as the golden age of narrative art. Themes include Home Sweet Home, Faith, Women, Death, Childhood, Poverty and ‘Victorians on the move.’

Art of Derbyshire

Open Heritage Weekend-Derby-September 2018

The OPEN CENTRE in Normanton is impressive in their work developing greater understanding and respect between different faiths and communities in Derby. Amongst their activities, thousands of children experience their Faith Trails every year.


The Open Heritage Weekend 2018 offers these rare opportunities to all ages…


Friday 7 September 2018…2.00-3.30pm…Free Tour of New Normanton



There’s been plenty of excitement in Markeaton Park Craft Village this summer as Derby LIVE’s Outdoor Theatre and Cinema season returned along with the hot weather! Derby LIVE and Derby Parks brought thrilling shows from Oddsocks Productions, Babbling Vagabonds and Squashbox Theatre, as well as showings of classic films, all in the beautiful surroundings of Markeaton Park.

The Fishermen

Derby Theatre Wednesday 12 – Thursday 13 September
Booker Prize-nominated novel about vengeance and fate in a small Nigerian town brought to the stage
“A supreme piece of theatre”

Beyond Shame

Derby Theatre
Thursday 6 - Saturday 8 September
Powerful new play and ground-breaking criminal convictions shine a light on honour-based abuse and forced marriage


Such is the interest in Belper Arts Festival 2019 that the call out for events is earlier than ever.
Although nine months away, Belper Arts Festival already has a comprehensive programme
scheduled for 2019. The event, which will take place from 4 May to 1 June, has already scheduled
a Broadway star, the hugely popular Arts Trail, the return of poet and wordsmith Ian McMillan, the

Maison Foo’s Midlands Tour to Premiere at Déda!


Local performers Maison foo premiere their groundbreaking new show A Thing Mislaid at Déda

After a decade of critically acclaimed tours and sell-out Edinburgh Fringe shows, Maison Foo are bringing their ground-breaking new work to audiences across the Midlands.


The Derwent Valley's new information and media hub will launch on 24 September from

11:00am with a series of presentations, Q & A's and networking at Number 28, The Market

Place, Belper.

The programme :

Doors Open 10:45am


Catering companies and organisations are being encouraged to find out more about opportunities in Chesterfield and Matlock.

Derbyshire County Council is looking to develop the café and catering services at its headquarters in Matlock and at Chesterfield Library and would like to hear from companies and organisations interested in providing these services.

Anyone interested is invited to attend two open days where they will be able to view the sites and ask questions.

Volunteers Join Forces For Canal Lock Restoration

Twenty volunteers from across the UK have joined members of Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust to complete the restoration of a key part of the former Derby Canal.

The Trust raised over £4,000 through a Crowdfunder appeal, match funding from Derby City Council and support from Community Action Derby for the restoration project.

The Derby Conference Centre welcomes new Wedding & Events Coordinator to help arrange the perfect day

By popular demand, The Derby Conference Centre is once again offering weddings as part of their event services. In order to keep pace with this demand, the Centre has announced the arrival of a new Wedding & Events Coordinator, Jessica Wood.

Jessica will be heavily involved in generating enquiries and planning weddings at The Derby Conference Centre, meeting with prospective couples to ensure their service meets and exceeds their expectations. Jessica expressed:

intu Derby brings the Great British seaside to the centre

intu Derby is bringing the Great British seaside to the centre this summer, with an indoor beach and calendar of exciting activities lined up.

Open from 10am to 4pm until Monday 3 September, intu Derby’s indoor beach will also host a variety of free fun to keep the little ones entertained.

On Tuesday 14 August, visitors can cool off with free sweet treats and icy delights from the beach’s ice cream bike.

Get ready for the ultimate King of Pop

Derby LIVE is delighted to announce that Michael starring Ben - the jaw-dropping and magical tribute to the King Of Pop Michael Jackson is coming to Derby Arena on Friday 18 October 2019. Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 8 August, tickets will go on general sale at 10am on Friday 10 August priced .

'A Different Kind of Painting'

An exhibition by two talented local artists, portraying the Derbyshire landscape like you've never seen before: fabulous photographs by Valerie Dalling and  awesome ceramic landscapes by Zoë Marsh. 
The exhibition will show from August 6th to 18th. 

Wrap yourself up in Stars and Stories at Wirksworth's StarDisc

Come and wrap yourself up in an evening of Stars and Stories at the StarDisc in Stoney Wood, Wirksworth on Saturday 15 September, 7.30pm.

Magical stories inspired by the wonders of the universe, created and performed by young people and professional storyteller Maria Whatton (The Lunar Men), will capture your imagination, entertain and inspire you, whatever your age!