The Chatsworth Festival - Art Out Loud (23-25 September) is delighted to announce its full programme of talks, as tickets go on sale today. Festival speakers now revealed include world-renowned artists Jenny Saville and Maggi Hambling, the legendary historian, diarist and curator Sir Roy Strong, and the potter and designer Emma Bridgewater. They - and 20 other artists, curators and writers - will transform Chatsworth into Britain’s most exciting destination for art lovers over three days this September.
A wide range of jobs and apprenticeships will be on offer at an information day on Monday July 11 at Derby College’s Roundhouse campus in Pride Park between 12 noon and 2pm.
The free event includes information about a wide range of full and part time jobs as well as apprenticeships available to start in the coming weeks and several employers with vacancies will be attending to meet applicants including Delaware North, the NHS and the Army.
A collaboration between a Hope Valley father and son will be staging its premiere during this year’s Buxton festival. “The Conductor” is a dramatisation by local writer Mark Wallington, of how a concert by Dmitri Shostakovich silenced the guns of the approaching German Army during the famous siege of Leningrad.
Derby-based HUUB Events has teamed up with Cricket Derbyshire to hold a brand new sporting event in the city.
Oktober-Vest will be held at Derbyshire County Cricket Club and the neighbouring Racecourse Park on Saturday October 1 and is designed to encourage more men, of all ages, to increase their activity, fitness and health.
More than 50 youngsters have signed up for the free Be More Bailey family triathlon challenge which will take place in Markeaton Park on Sunday July 17 as part of the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon.
Circuit veteran Bluesman Mike Francis on his 40th Anniversary on the road, relates the Story of the Blues playing traditional and contemporary material from his celebratory new album being launched at the Festival. Rolling Stones biographer Martin Elliott is quoted as saying “If Woody Guthrie and Robert Johnson were alive today they’d probably sound like this guy” about Mike. “It’s easier to say who Mike Francis hasn’t played with” John Peel.
After last year’s sell-out run of ‘The Ghosthunters' Club’ receiving great reviews, Terry Naylor’s award-winning 'Cul-de-sac' theatre company once again take over Scrivener's Bookshop with something a little different. 'Return To Eredurf' is a Terry Pratchett inspired fantasy, penned by Janet Hopley - one of the shop's bookbinders.
Comedians are like you normals; we get old! (If we are lucky).
Getting old is weird and sudden. One minute you’re young and the next you aren’t.
If our cells are completely replaced lots of times over our lifetime, what about our personalities?
Are we the same people we started out as?
If we could conjure them up, what would our former child selves think of us now?
Impressed? Or appalled?
Did we break their promises? Fulfil our dreams?
Would we even recognise each other?
Road closures for the cycle stage of the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon on Sunday July 17 have been confirmed. Competitors will complete a circular route from Markeaton Park, into the Cathedral Quarter and back to the park with roads along the closed road cycle route closed from 8.45am and 4.30pm.
Derby’s popular Night Market by Sheena Holland will join the programme for the first night of this year’s Derby Festé in September.
Around 40 stalls feature locally produced arts, crafts, food and drink and vintage fayre will be in the Market Place and underneath the Guildhall arches between 5pm and 11.15pm on Friday September 23 with free entry. The Night Market attracted up to 20,000 visitors when it was held in the Cathedral Quarter streets last November and then 10,000 in March this year.