It’s a big year for a local choir as they celebrate 80 years of music-making in the town with two big concerts.
SUPER SUNDAY Derby Theatre and Déda in association with Crying out Loud on behalf of Circus Evolution
Derby Theatre Main House Friday 26 - Saturday 27 May
A genuinely jaw-dropping circus extravaganza from the masters of chaos, humour and surprise…real edge of your seat stuff!
Following the storming success of Super Sunday at London’s Roundhouse in 2016, Race Horse Company makes a triumphant return to the UK with this jaw-dropping show, and will play at Derby Theatre for two dates only on Friday 26 & Saturday 27 May.
Buxton Festival Fringe is boasting its biggest Fringe ever and will be celebrating the launch of its newly-designed programme with an open-to-all party at Buxton's The Green Man Gallery on Friday June 3rd from 7-10pm.
The event will feature light refreshments and show extracts from Fringe performers plus a chance to sign up as a Fringe Friend for offers and invitations throughout the year as well as 10% off ticket prices.
Buxton Opera House has a new grand piano thanks to the generosity of a local couple who loved the theatre
David and Rowena Hammond were strong supporters and have left money in their will for a new Yamaha grand. Their legacy has also provided a special robot carrier which can transport the piano safely to the nearby Pavilion Arts Centre and other venues.
''We're so grateful for this very generous gift from Mr and Mrs Hammond,' said Carol Prowse, Chairman of High Peak Theatre Trust.
“Having such a high quality instrument will make a huge difference. It means we won't have to hire pianos in for many of our concerts in the future.”
This May, Buxton Drama League presents a play that could have been taken from today’s headlines.
For the 4th year running Derby Comedy Festival returns from Friday 5th May to Sunday 14th May at venues across the city.
Organised by Furthest From The Sea CIC, Derby Live, Lost Boys, NCF Comedy, FFTS Events Ltd and Funhouse Comedy, this year’s festival promises to be ‘rammed with the best national, local and emerging comedy talent’, and includes performances by Lee Hurst, Patrick Monahan, Imran Yusuf, and much much more!
Derbyshire based Furthest From The Sea Music, Comedy and Arts CIC are delighted to announce we have been awarded our first Grants for the Arts Award from Arts Council England. This grant will support this year’s ‘Furthest From The Sea’ Festival, taking place across the Cathedral Quarter, Derby on Saturday 17th June from 11am till 4pm.
Established in 2013, The Furthest From The Sea Festival is a one day free family festival showcasing and celebrating the diverse Derbyshire arts scene, pairing home-grown emerging talent with established artists living and working in the region.
Sam Sweeney, BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year 2015 and fiddle player in folk super-band Bellowhead, is taking his show – Sam Sweeney’s Fiddle: Made In The Great War on the road one last time in June 2017.
Each year the National Association of Choirs (East Midlands Region) stage a major concert and this year Mansfield & District Male Voice Choir are privileged to host this wonderful event.
Five excellent and contrasting choirs will be taking to the stage: ‘Erewash Phoenix Choir’, ‘Pye Hill and District Male Voice Choir’, ‘The Gentlemen’, ‘Sonara Singers’ and of course ‘Mansfield and District Male Voice Choir’. All choirs are highly regarded in their local communities and further afield!
Derby Theatre Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 May
A brand new dino-mite adventure perfect for ages 3+ and their families
On Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 May, Derby Theatre will dare to welcome some prehistoric visitors to the venue when they play host to Dinosaur World, an exciting new interactive show for the whole family.