Category: Events

Over 80 Fringe Acts Already Entered!

With still five weeks to go before the final deadline for entries, the Fringe already has over 80 fantastic acts signed up and there is still time to take advantage of an early entry discount, which is available until the end of March.

New Mills Festival Launches Call For Visual Arts 2017

New Mills Festival is delighted to invite submissions from artists to take part in a two-week long Art Trail. The Trail forms part of New Mills Festival which takes place across the town from the 8th to the 24th September 2017. Submissions open on 12th March 2017 and close on midnight 7th May 2017.

Americana duo Hungrytown to perform in Buxton

The Green Man Gallery presents the internationally-acclaimed American folk duo Hungrytown, who are currently on their 2017 Further West Tour of the UK. How is the UK west of the US? Their tour started in January in Florida, went through the American south to California, continued onto New Zealand and will be here through April before returning to the US, heading west the whole time.

Gangsta Granny is coming to Buxton Opera House Wednesday 12 to Sunday 16 April

Watch out! The cabbage-crunching, criminal master-mind, Gangsta Granny is coming to Buxton Opera House

Birmingham Stage Company, the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories, George’s  Marvellous Medicine and Tom’s Midnight Garden, are bringing their world premiere of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny to Buxton Opera House from Wednesday 12 to Sunday 16 April.

Celebrate Earth Hour at the Unitarian Chapel on Short Row, Belper, on Saturday 25 March, 8.30pm to 9.30pm

Doors open at 7.30pm to refreshments, when Ravenoak Recorders will be playing as guests arrive.  

The Earth Hour performance begins with the beautiful voice of Folk singer Sue MacFarlane. She is followed by Future Music's grand finalist Lucy Milford, a local singer/songwriter. The evening concludes with Belper contemporary composer James Oldrini, with his string quartet, plus special guest. The chapel seats only around 100 people, so early arrival is advised as the event is not ticketed.

Medals Galore At Great Northern Running Event

Nearly 500 people braved the cold and rain to take part in the fourth annual Great Northern running event in Mickleover on Sunday.

The half marathon, 10k and 2k family fun run was organised again by Mickleover Cricket Club and Derby-based HUUB Events. It was named after and took part along part of the disused Great Northern railway line in Mickleover.

The first medal of the day was awarded to the 2k winner Josh Cotton (11) from Mickleover who was followed by runners of all ages and abilities.

Sinfonia Viva Launches Carers’ Choir

Derby-based Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra, is launching a new initiative to bring together local people who are carers for family  and friends.

The new Carers’ Choir will be open to people across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire who will come together once a month to enjoy music and potentially have opportunities for performing.

The choir, which will be free to join, will be launched on Tuesday March 21, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at The Voicebox, Forman Street, when carers and support groups are invited to come along for a taster session.

Geldards support Derby Spring Classic Sportive

Geldards has re-pledged its support for Derby’s two major cycling sportive events this year.

Pride Park-based law firm Geldards will work with organisers Cycle Derby and HUUB Events to stage the Team Challenge events – which are popular elements of the Spring Classic Sportive on Sunday April 23 and the North Derbyshire Challenge on Sunday September 17.

What’s on at Cromford Mills JUNE 2017

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.

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