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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.

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.

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