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Derby Well Dressing Trail 2017 - free drop-in workshops

This year we are organising 2 Well Dressing Trails around Derby, one around the Cathedral Quarter at the start of June  to coincide with the Weeping Window Poppies and the second one in the Derby Arboretum at the end of June to coincide with Inspiring Derby Week

The projects will be created and exhibited from Monday 5 June to Sunday 2 July 2017.

As in previous years, Spiral Arts are inviting people to come and help create the well dressings, this can be at QUAD or at the Derby Arboretum. 

 

Drop-in Sessions at QUAD

Queen of the Night Celebrated at Opera House

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time is on its way to Buxton (Sun 28 May). Whitney Queen of the Night is an award-winning show that offers a line-up of exceptional musicians and artistes. Relive the powerhouse and breath-taking vocal performance of Whitney and her legacy of hit after hit!

The first Buxton Comedy Festival is on its way to the town this summer

The first Buxton Comedy Festival is on its way to the town this summer, as part of a 4-day event (31 Aug to 3 Sep), sponsored by Thornbridge Brewery. The barrels of beer and laughter ‘combo’ is the brainchild of Buxton Opera House, where many of the events will take place – alongside its sister venue, the Pavilion Arts Centre.

Derbyshire Singers – Concert 20th May, Derby Cathedral

J.S. Bach:  ‘Mass in B Minor’  Saturday 20th May  -  7.00 pm   Derby Cathedral.

The Derbyshire Singers with the Derbyshire Sinfonia.  Soloists: Lucy Hall (Soprano), Margaret McDonald (Mezzo), Adam Temple-Smith (Tenor), Marcus Farnsworth  (Baritone).

Sinfonia Viva Tunes Up for Anniversary Tour

Derby-based Sinfonia Viva has confirmed the line-up for its 35th anniversary ‘Cabinet of Curiosity’ regional tour.

Sinfonia Viva is the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra. As well as building up a loyal following of classical music fans, it has won awards and national recognition for its education and community outreach work.

Highlights over the years has included a Grammy nomination for its work with Damon Albarn – leading to their inclusion on the Gorillaz album ‘Plastic Beach’ – and an invitation to record with soul music legend Bobby Womack.

Déda and Arts Derbyshire to Champion Dance with Disabled People

Déda, the Derby-based regional dance house, has been selected by Arts Derbyshire and Derbyshire County Council as the Creative Producer for a two-year project which will develop and celebrate the talents of disabled people.

Derby-based Déda, which has a national reputation for leading the fusion of dance, contemporary circus and outdoor performance, aims to establish Derbyshire as the leading county in the UK for championing the dance work of disabled people.

East Meets West at This Year’s Derby Festé

Visitors to Derby Festé this September will be able to enjoy the very best of different cultures in a two-day outdoor entertainment spectacular.

Derby Festé has been a highlight in the city’s calendar for the past 11 years and this year’s festival will be held on Friday September 29 and Saturday September 30 with the theme of fusing Western and Eastern cultures in the most spectacular fashion.

Regular visitors to Festé will have noticed that the festival is slightly later this year and this is to enable it to coincide with the climax of the Navratri Festival.

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

More than 300 people have already entered this summer’s Jenson Button Trust Triathlon which will be held for the third consecutive year in Derby on Sunday July 23.

Organisers, Derby-based HUUB Events, report that the largest number who have already signed up are triathlon beginners.

They will complete alongside Formula 1 McLaren Honda racing driver Jenson Button as well as seasoned and elite athletes on the day.

Music and Dance in Derby Cathedral Quarter

Visitors to Derby Cathedral Quarter will be treated to a free entertainment line-up of music and dance at the Waterfall stage in the Market Place as CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious takes place this Saturday (May 20) between 11am and 3pm.

CQ Saturdays’ summer programme is now in full swing with something happening on most Saturdays in the coming months. It is organised by the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with a range of local arts organisations to attract more people into the area.

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