Category: Events

Derby Theatre to hold Peter Pan auditions for young people

Derby Theatre Studio Sunday 30 July, various time slots 
Derby Theatre are looking for young people aged 9-16 to be in their big family-friendly production for the festive season, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan adapted by Neil Bartlett.  
On Sunday 30 July, group auditions will be held for young people who are interested in appearing in the production, which will run in the Main House at Derby Theatre from Saturday 2 December until Saturday 6 January. 

Surtal Arts Presents: Derby Mela In Association with Akaal Channel

Saturday 22nd July 2017 – 12.00-18.00

Surtal Arts is delighted to bring you the ‘Derby Mela’, in conjunction with Derby City Council’s Diversity Event ‘In-Sync’.

Join us for a fun packed festival with locations all over the city celebrating arts from Southern Asia and debuting our exciting work from the Surtal Arts Connect project.


Award-winning comedian and writer Sarah Millican is set to perform at Derby Arena on Sunday 1 July 2018 as part of her latest UK stand-up tour. Priority tickets are available to Derby LIVE customers on Thursday 29 June at 10am.

Sarah Millican isn’t a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you!

Elite Athletes Gear Up for Jenson Button Trust Triathlon: Sunday July 23

Reigning male and female champions in the annual Jenson Button Trust Triathlon will be returning to Derby next month in the hope of raising the trophies again.

Emma Pallant (28) has won the event for the past two years since the JBTT moved to its present home at Markeaton Park and also won one of the events when it was staged at Luton Hoo.

Last year’s men’s champion was Ben Dijkstra (18) from Loughborough has been combining his training and events this summer with his A level exams and is also aiming to be the first across the line in this year’s finals.

Déda Secures Additional ACE Funding

Derby-based regional dance house Déda learnt today (Tuesday) that the organisation is to receive a 44% increase in funding from Arts Council England.

Déda in Chapel Street in Derby Cathedral Quarter will continue as an Arts Council England National Portfolio organisation and receive £1,373,496 between 2018 and 2022 which is an increase of £105,000 a year.

The additional money will support Déda’s work with city partners in developing Derby Festé – the annual international streets arts festival.

Artists Need Homes! Applications Open for 2017 Buxton Art Trail

The popular Buxton Art Trail is returning this July with organisers hoping for plenty of applications from artists and venues before the closing date of April 30th 2017.

The popular Buxton Art Trail will take place during the middle weekend of the Buxton Festival Fringe on Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16 with painters, printmakers, illustrators, photographers and craftspeople, both professional and amateur, exhibiting in their homes and studios as well as in the homes and business premises of people who are generous enough to offer spaces.


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