Category: Events

Derby Arena’s first 24 hour track relay set to raise thousands for charity

People from across the East Midlands are being invited to jump in the saddle and take on an epic cycling challenge as Cyclone24 comes to Derby Arena.

Now in it’s third year, having previously been held at The HSBC National Cycling Centre and Wales National Velodrome, Cyclone24 remains the UK’s only 24 hour indoor velodrome challenge, whereby riders face the unenviable task of staying awake for 24 hours, battling physical exhaustion and mental fatigue as they take to the track in teams of 6 vying to cover the furthest distance possible in the time allowance.

Ripley Well Dressing 2017

We are looking for willing artists to take up the opportunity of creating the Ripley Well Dressing 2017.

This year, the theme for the Well Dressing is 200th Anniversary of the Pentrich Revolution, so lots of scope for ideas!

The Well Dressing is made using fabric petals and glue as opposed to the traditional clay methods.  The effect is still that of a Well Dressing with less mess and easier preparation and transportation.

What's On at St John Street Gallery in May and June

2nd May: John Connolly workshop: Trees, Woodlands and  Forests

Students will explore the use of Mixed media and Acrylic paints on both Paper and Canvas. We will look at Trees and Woodland in a variety of seasons. We will work fairly loosely flicking and pouring paint to get interesting effects. Students will leave the course with completed paintings including a Bluebell painting which seem to be very popular at the moment. 

Return Tour Signals Exciting Growth For Hubbub Theatre Company

Derby-based Hubbub Theatre Company is starting a three-date regional tour later this month to showcase the organisation’s exciting plans for the future.

Hubbub Theatre Company is an integrated ensemble of performers with and without moderate learning disabilities.

The company has re-worked its successful ‘Kessoku’ show – meaning ‘unity’ in Japanese - into a 30-minute remix featuring five of its talented performers with physical theatre and circus artist, Ria Ashcroft and Hubbub’s composer and musician, Matt Marks.

Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire takes part in Open Farm Sunday

One of Derbyshire’s most popular farm shops is giving customers the chance to go behind the scenes of a farm during a national event that’s billed as the farm industry’s open day.

Croots Farm Shop near Duffield is throwing open the gates to Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, on 11th June when it takes part in Open Farm Sunday.

Organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), Open Farm Sunday is the opportunity for farmers to proudly showcase British farming and food. It will be the second year that Croots Farm Shop has taken part in the national event.

CQ Saturdays Street Circus Set To Top the Bill in Cathedral Quarter

CQ Saturdays Street Circus returns to Derby’s Cathedral Quarter on Saturday May 13 with a day of free entertainment at the Waterfall stage in the Market Place.

The Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has again teamed up with outdoor performance specialists Déda Producing for the entertainment which will be held on the second Saturday of every month in the run up to Derby Festé in September (Friday September 29 and Saturday September 30).

Events at Cromford Mills in July

Saturday 8th July

11.30am-12.45pm

CROMFORD VILLAGE TOUR

Location: Cromford Mills

Cost £5 (Limited places, advance booking essential)

Follow in the footsteps of the hundreds of mill workers and explore 18th century village life as you are taken on a journey of discovery around Cromford Village. You’ll visit North Street and see the earliest industrial housing in Derbyshire as well as the state of the art water management system used to power the first cotton mill.

Events at Cromford Mills in June

Saturday 3rd June

1pm-5pm

LUMSDALE PROJECT GARDEN PARTY

Location: Ivy Cottage, Upper Lumsdale

Cost: FREE ENTRY/DONATION

Come and join us at this much loved, annual event where residents and friends of the beautiful Lumsdale Valley get together to raise funds to help maintain the environment and industrial archaeology of this important site. Be part of our exciting new project to protect the remaining ruins in Lumsdale.

Once Upon a Time at Cromford Mills

Step into a fairy tale kingdom and meet knights, princesses and dragons. Visit Cromford Mills on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May for a weekend of magical fun for all the family.

See Bob Fox at Chesterfield on Friday 30th June

Bob Fox is best known for being The Songman for the stage version of War Horse which is due to start touring nationally again in the autumn. He is one of the Pitman Poets and has worked with Fairport Convention, John Tams, Vin Garbutt and Lindisfarne to name but a few.

His “velvet voice” and great guitar playing have been heard around the world from the USA, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand but he always returns to his native North East England.

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