November 2018

What’s On At Cromford Mills December 2018

Friday 7th, Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th December

Friday 14th and Saturday 15th December

CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING WORKSHOPS

10am -12 noon or 2pm – 4pm

Location: Winster Room

Cost: £18 Limited places, advance booking essential.

Come and join one of our Christmas Wreath making workshops. Bring a friend or two and enjoy a festive couple of hours making your own unique Christmas wreath.

Derbyshire schools spread Christmas cheer at annual choir competition

Children of Derbyshire are spreading festive cheer at intu Derby’s annual Christmas choir competition.

The popular competition sees talented pupils from primary schools across the region go head to head as they sing their hearts out to much-loved Christmas classics.

Participating schools will compete in three rounds of heats taking place on Monday 26, Tuesday 27, and Wednesday 28 December from 11am to 2pm, before concluding at a grand finale on Thursday 6 December at 11am.

The Fishpond Choir Christmas Concert

Saturday 8th December 2018 - 7:30 pm

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Crich Glebe Field Centre (DE4 5EU)

An evening of old and new Christmas songs and carols, in Crich.

Join us at The Crich Glebe Field Centre for a Christmas Concert, performed by the acclaimed Fishpond Choir, which will feature Christmas songs and carols, old and new, to put us all in the mood for the festive season.

The Fishpond Choir Christmas Concert

Saturday 8th December 2018 - 7:30 pm

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Crich Glebe Field Centre (DE4 5EU)

An evening of old and new Christmas songs and carols, in Crich.

Join us at The Crich Glebe Field Centre for a Christmas Concert, performed by the acclaimed Fishpond Choir, which will feature Christmas songs and carols, old and new, to put us all in the mood for the festive season.

Silent Auction Supports Déda Community Engagement

Derby-based painter John McDonald has donated one of his striking creations for a silent auction to support the community engagement programme at Déda – the city-based organisation that aims to enrich people’s lives through dance and the arts.

John McDonald’s celebrated painting ‘Butterfly Cry’ is part of a collection of striking and majestic portraits of Frida Kahlo – arguably Mexico’s most iconic artist – portraying loss, brokenness and the indomitable resilience of the human spirit.

Bright Friday at Croots Farm Shop this Friday to raise money for Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre

Bright Friday at Croots Farm Shop to raise money for Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre

Staff at Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire are naming this Friday Bright Friday and will donate 10% of takings to local charity Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre.

As many national and global retailers launch Black Friday sales, independent farm shop Croots has decided to mark the day by renaming Friday 23rd November as Bright Friday… and wants to raise much-needed funds for its adopted local charity.

On-Street Christmas Entertainment in Derby City Centre

Visitors to Derby city centre will be treated to a wide variety of festive entertainment on Saturdays in the run up to Christmas.

The Christmas entertainment programmes have been organised by Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and neighbouring St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) as part of their objective to encourage more visitors to the areas and improve the shopping and leisure experience.

Be A Festive Fool And Support Safe and Sound’s Vital Work

A Derby charity is asking people to be a Festive Fool for the day to raise money for its specialist work across the city and county to tackle child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Safe and Sound’s Festive Fool Fortnight, which this year will run from December 10 and 21, has been held for the past two years.

Supporters have raised thousands of pounds to fund the charity’s work with victims and young people at risk of sexual abuse and exploitation as well as far-reaching education and awareness raising amongst local communities and with fellow professionals.

THE BIG GIVING GIG

PUDDINGS, PIES AND …... PANTS

THE BIG GIVING GIG is an evening of music organised by DERWENT VALLEY ON DEMAND, HOPE FOR BELPER and the LION HOTEL to support local charities.

AND, TO ENTER THE EVENT, BRING ALONG PUDDINGS, PIES AND PANTS.... ACTUALLY CLOTHING OF ALL SORTS.

New still life paintings by Paul Stone

We have just taken delivery of four new paintings by Paul Stone. These extraordinary still life paintings are part of our Christmas exhibition which starts this weekend. Click on the images for more information...

 

Cattle in the City

Derby Parks have got some special visitors this winter as cattle come to the city as part of Derby Parks’ conservation grazing project.

Arts / Creative Mentor Opportunity

Are you an experienced arts or creative industry professional based in the Midlands? Are you enthusiastic about sharing knowledge and supporting budding entrepreneurs? Would you like to develop your skills to deliver online learning?

 

TV’s Favourite Derby Trio The Siddiquis come to Déda

Get yourself comfortable and settle in for an exclusive ‘Evening with the Siddiquis’ as they delight audiences with their hilarious take on modern life.

Join us to listen to the musings of the nation’s favourite Derby family; Dad (Sid)

With a random assortment of clips and quips the trio will give an inside into Siddiqui family life and living in Derby, with special appearances from students from Déda and the University of Derby’s BA Dance course.

BIF Buxton International Festival

WW1 hero whose story stands for millions

How a World War One hero came to represent all those who lost their lives in the conflict will be explored by his famous niece as part of Buxton International Festival’s Book Weekend on November 23.

BIF Buxton International Festival

Counting down to Countdown host’s arrival

Buxton International Festival is counting down to November 24 when Nick Hewer, star of TV’s Countdown and The Apprentice, comes to the Pavilion Arts Centre to talk about the ups and spectacular downs of British celebrity life.

Matlock Storytelling Cafe December

As we head into the darkest time of the year Matlock Storytelling Café invite you to draw near. Come and warm your ears and your soul with a packed evening of storytelling. The resident storytellers of Matlock Storytelling Cafe will be bringing you a little bit of mayhem, a plethora of stories and cake, always cake! Not to mention the excellent soup which we must admit is most welcome as the weather starts to chill.

Dronfield's Untold Stories

Please note that our WW1 exhibition, "Dronfield's Untold Stories" is now open to the public! Make sure you visit the gallery when you're next at the Barn to view artefacts from the War, information boards, an interactive display and artwork produced by local schoolchildren.

Monthly Quilting Workshop at Dronfield Barn

Monthly Quilting Workshop
Join Susanne Haywood and our friendly quilting group for another of their monthly workshops. Learn new techniques and receive support and guidance for your project. £5 for both members and non-members.
Thursday 8th November, 1:30pm at the Barn

Dronfield Heritage Trust

Peel Centre

High Street

Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 1PY

United Kingdom

 

The Natural History of Derbyshire Flies

'The Natural History of Derbyshire Flies'
by Derek Whiteley
We are delighted to confirm that Derbyshire wildlife expert Derek Whiteley will join us to give a Dronfield Wildlife and Natural History talk about the natural history of Derbyshire flies. Just £2 for members, £4 for non-members. No need to book -  just turn up on the night. 
Wednesday 7th November, 7:30pm at the Barn

 

Dronfield Heritage Trust

Peel Centre

High Street

Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 1PY

United Kingdom

Will Hurt: Abstract Playground

LEVEL presents the first major installation of playful, interactive, digital artworks by Lumen Prize shortlisted artist, Will Hurt.

Some of you may remember that Will developed the first Abstract Playground at LEVEL in 2015, working with our participants to challenge and interrogate his work and artistic process. The project was a huge success for both LEVEL and Will, with his work going on to be shortlisted for the Lumen Prize.

DERBY CONCERT BAND'S CHRISTMAS CONCERT ON 15 DECEMBER

Derby Concert Band’s Christmas Festival Concert is on Saturday 15 December 2018 at 7.30pm at Broadway Baptist Church, Broadway, Derby DE22 1BP. This is our traditional Christmas concert with special guests Voices Choir, featuring festive treats and seasonal favourites with plenty of carols to sing along to.

Come and meet the new Business Peak District Chairman Robin Eyre and celebrate the launch of the new Business Peak District Website and the Inspired by the Peak District Business Directory.

Come and join us for another 'Inspired by the Peak District' Networking Evening at Thornbridge Hall.

We invite you to come and meet the new Business Peak District Chairman Robin Eyre and to network with other Inspired by the Peak District businesses.

We will also be launching the new Business Peak District Website and the Inspired by the Peak District Business Directory.

A Concert for Christmas Margaret Keys with The Fishpond Choir & Bel Canto Male Chorus

Margaret Keys is returning to Belper after wowing the audience when she opened the Belper Arts Festival. Her concert on 1 December begins a series of high profile appearances in the run up to Christmas. Over the past couple of weeks Margaret has been recording a new album and I caught up with her between sessions. It will be her second album of the year. 'The Gift Of Music' reached number two on the classical chart and I started by asking her what it felt like to have a 'chart topping' album.

Celebrate the beauty of leaves

Our first solo exhibition by Mark Langley, 'In the Shade of Leaf', is a new collection of landscape paintings that take Mark's work forward in an exciting new direction. The collection demonstrates a variety of experimental styles of working in paint. The exhibition focusses on depicting native trees in local settings, and experiments with lighting, from soft summer evening sun to the contrast of sunshine and shadow.  
 

Sing along with Buxton Fringe!

Buxton Fringe is inviting everyone to celebrate the opening of entries to the 2018 Fringe with a festive Fringe40 Village Carols sing-along.

The exciting Christmas Party, hosted by Buxton’s Green Man Gallery, will take place on Saturday December 1 from 7 to 10pm with Derbyshire Village Carols from 7.30pm. Wine and light refreshments will be provided with all donations going to the Fringe.

Festive Family fun at Markeaton Park this December

This December Family Festivities returns to Markeaton Park for two weekends full of free family fun. This year Family Festivities will run two themed weekends; on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December the Craft Fair Weekend will give families the opportunity to find that extra special gift that’s unique and locally made.

Hayfield Singers’ Christmas Concert

Hayfield Singers are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the famous American composer, Leonard Bernstein, at their Christmas concert, which will be held at St Matthews Church, Hayfield, on Sunday 9th December at 7.30pm.

Among other choral arrangements the choir will perform Bernstein’s ‘Chichester Psalms’, which were commissioned for the 1965 Southern Cathedral’s Festival at Chichester Cathedral.

Derby 80s Retro Arcade Weekender 

Celebrate all things 1980s at our Derby 80s Retro Arcade Weekender. Enjoy over 35 vintage arcade games and consoles, 80s movies & music, retro merchandise plus a live DJ on the Saturday evening!

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Book now! Accessibility Conference

The Access Exchange Conference is a special, one day conference bringing together local and national experts in accessible tourism and the tourism industry. Supported by Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire through the European Regional Development Fund, book now to join us

Get your ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ fix live at Derby Arena

Derby LIVE is pleased to announce that internationally-renowned tribute act Killer Queen will be performing at Derby Arena on Saturday 18 May 2019.

Killer Queen have been performing their tribute to Queen’s concert since 1993. Their expert musicianship, extraordinary energy and accurate portrayal of the world’s greatest live band have rightfully earned Killer Queen the title of Queen tribute royalty.

Headliner and local talents announced for Christmas Lights Switch-On

The countdown is on to this year’s 2018 Christmas Lights Switch-On presented by Derby LIVE, Derby City Council’s entertainment arm, and hosted by Smooth, who are the official radio station for the event. The traditional Christmas celebration will be held on The Market Place on Saturday 17 November, with a stage show from 3:15pm and a festive parade from The Spot to The Market Place at around 4:30pm.

Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society "Christmas Through the Ages"

On Friday December 14th Spital Arts are delighted to host another wonderful Christmas evening with the Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society.

The wonderful choir, who last year celebrated their 80th anniversary, will be singing a selection of songs entitled "Christmas through the Ages". There will be something to suit everyone's tastes, including delicious Spital Arts Christmas food!

The Fishpond Choir Christmas Concert

Saturday 8th December 2018 - 7:30 pm

at

Crich Glebe Field Centre (DE4 5EU)

 

A joyous evening of old and new Christmas songs and carols.

 

Join us at The Crich Glebe Field Centre for a Christmas Concert, performed by the acclaimed Fishpond Choir, which will feature Christmas songs and carols, old and new, to put us all in the mood for the festive season.

Derby College Students Prepare To Pitch To Gogglebox Star

Students across Derby College are gearing up to take part in an innovative entrepreneurial programme devised by former teacher Baasit Siddiqui who regularly appears with his brother and father in Channel 4’s ‘Gogglebox’.

Mr Siddiqui has been a star of the television show for the past six years and has set up Siddiqui Education – running inspirational workshops for schools and colleges across the UK.

Opportunity: training and mentoring for local women

FREE training and mentoring for local women

We’re on the look out for women of all ages who want to take part in our new project: Lean On. We are going to be creating a network of women who are interested in or are currently running their own businesses, however big or small, part or full time. You don’t need experience to take part and we have 1-2-1 mentors available too. Expect something a little different: more friendly likeminded groups getting creative than the cut-throat apprentice! 

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Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company

Come face to face with the Devil in the Guildhall Theatre

This November Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company invite you to come face to face with the Devil and steal a glimpse into the jaws of Hell as they present The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe.

Survey shows big thumbs up for 2018’s Buxton Fringe

Buxton Fringe has released the results of its latest audience survey showing that 92% of respondents gave an approval rate of 4 or 5 out of 5.

The overall satisfaction was reflected at the box office with Underground Venues enjoying a 16% increase on ticket sales on 2017. Managed venues The Rotunda and The Green Man also reported healthy ticket sales and the estimated average per performance audience figure for ticketed events across the whole Fringe was 26.