Category: Events

Toyah to Visit New Mills Festival in September!

Setting this year’s New Mills Festival off with an enormous bang, and following on from last year’s hugely successful fundraiser, this year sees the colourful, dynamic and unique Toyah Wilcox and her band take to the stage at New Mills Art Theatre on Saturday 12 Sept 2015. Toyah will be belting out all her old hits including the iconic hit singles - It's A Mystery, I Want To Be Free and Thunder In The Mountains, as well as newer material, in her famous high-energy style.
 

Eyam 350th Plague Commemoration: Here We Stay

 Saturday 18th July @ 7.30pm in the Church.

New Perspectives presents a world premiere of Here We Stay by David Rudkin

Described by The Observer as 'Britain's greatest living dramatic poet', visionary writer David Rudkin gives the Plague a central voice as narrator in a dramatic new telling of events at Eyam 350 years ago.

The region's leading touring theatre company New Perspectives presents a staged reading of this moving and haunting new play, featuring live music and a cast to be announced.

Eyam 350th Plague Commemoration: The Roses of Eyam Promenade Play

16th‐20th June 2015 7pm 

The Roses of Eyam Promenade Play uses the real life location to tell the story  of the village that lost a third of its population to the plague. 

The play begins with the fateful arrival in Eyam  of a horse and trap laden with  “nowt but the latest fashions” but in fact infested with fleas carrying the  deadly plague and charts 13 months of isolation, self sacrifice and heartbreak  among the villagers. 

Jenson Button Trust Triathlon Announce Closed Road Cycle Route

The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon are excited to announce that for the first time in the event’s history, competitors will race along closed city roads as part of the cycle route, making it one of a very limited number of UK triathlons that have a closed road city centre cycle route.

On the news the 2009 Formula 1 World Champion said;

Triathlon Novices Invited To Introduction Training Days Jenson Button Trust Triathlon

Derby – 12th July 2015

Budding triathletes who are gearing up to take part one of Derby’s most high profile sporting events this summer are being invited to a series of training days to prepare for the big day.

Hundreds of people are expected to take part in the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon which will be held for the first time in Derby on Sunday July 12.

Novice and amateur sports people will compete alongside professional triathletes and Jenson Button himself in the event which will be based at Markeaton Park.

Poetry Editing Workshop with Cathy Grindrod

Saturday 27th June 2015, 10am to 1pm at County Hall, Matlock

How do you know when your poem is finished? How can you view it objectively? Do you sometimes over-edit?

This practical and supportive workshop aims to give you more confidence in editing your own work by taking a focused look at the poetry revision process.

We will share poems we would like to redraft and use a guided process to help edit both our own and each others’ work, and discuss what for each of us makes a good poem.

The cost for the workshop is £10.

Merry May Entertainment in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter

CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious,Derby’s premier outdoor variety showcase, returns to the Cathedral Quarter on Saturday 16th in the merry, merry month of May.

With four hours of fun and fantastic entertainment for all the family, CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious takes place at The Waterfall Stage in the Market Place from 11am till 3pm.

The day will be compered by Dan Webber who will be joined on stage by a host of local and regional performers including a number of talented singer songwriters. 

Hula Hoop Workshop Builds Excitement for Herculean Performance

Visitors to Intu Derby shopping centre on Saturday May 23 will be invited to join a hula hoop workshop and flashmob as part of the build-up to an exciting performance which is coming to Derby Theatre on Friday June 12.

‘Hercules’ has been created by and stars award-winning comedy double act Tom Roden and Pete Shenton of New Art Club who are performing in the city as part of their 15-venue UK tour.

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