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Duffield Carnival Day 2015 – taking place 27th June 2015

The village of Duffield invites you to its traditional Carnival & Music Festival, at Eyes Meadow, Church Drive, Duffield DE56 4BA. Gates open 1pm onwards this weekend.

The days events kick off with the Carnival Procession travelling through the village en-route to Eyes Meadow for the carnival itself, which this year will be opened by TV auctioneer Charles Hanson.

The day’s events then continue with acts and performances from Frumptarn Guggen Band, Vision Dance, Makeney Morris dancers, Derwent Valley Wind Band, and Trix Academy.

CQ Saturdays Street Theatre Brings Edwardian Style to Derby Cathedral Quarter

Members of Derby-based Ashrow Theatre Company will return to the Cathedral Quarter on Saturday June 27 for the second act of CQ Saturdays Street Theatre summer programme.

Actors in Edwardian costumes will perform specially-adapted snapshots of the Company’s recent acclaimed production, Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ in the Cathedral Quarter streets. They will also engage and interact with visitors – staying in character to talk about some of the area’s important landmarks and places of interest.

Local Bands Offered Centre Stage at Jenson Button Trust Triathlon

A local band will be given the opportunity to perform live as part of the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon in Markeaton Park on Sunday July 12.

Organisers are offering one band the chance to perform on stage at the Event Village in the park as part of the day of entertainment, events and activities for spectators and competitors.

Hundreds of novice, amateur and professional triathletes, including F1 McLaren Honda driver Jenson Button and renowned chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay, will be competing on the day. 

2 Actors bring The Turn of the Screw, Henry James's Gothic masterpiece, to life at Buxton Fringe

A brand new adaptation sees two actors bring this classic story of suspense and ambiguity to the stage. With inventive storytelling, this production is sure to please avid fans of the story and of new theatre alike at Underground Venues on Wed 22nd July until Fri 24th July.

The story follows a young governess who is sent to the country to care for two orphans. Taken in by her ideal new life, she begins to see something sinister behind her charges' perfection and realises a new threat she must protect them from. But are they already lost?

Aachoo! Nana and Nunu breeze in to the Buxton Fringe!

The Pavilion Arts Centre Studio Theatre will be welcoming some very special guests this summer when Dame for a Laugh present their all-new children’s musical Nana and Nunu – The Big Sneeze! from Wednesday 22nd July to Saturday 25th July.

Families are being invited to join Nana and her friendly aardvark Nunu as they face their biggest adventure yet!

Family Fun at CQ Saturdays Handcrafted at the Cathedral Quarter

There will be a real family feel to the monthly CQ Saturdays Handcrafted at the Cathedral Quarter on Saturday June 20 with a host of workshops and children’s activities alongside a wide range of artisan stalls.

The fayre and workshops will be held in the Market Place and under the Guildhall Arches between 10am and 4pm - bringing together the best of local and handmade products including artwork, food, carpentry, textile and jewellery created by artisans from across the Midlands.

Fringe Programme Launches at Green Man Gallery

The Fringe 2015 programme was launched at Buxton's Green Man Gallery on Friday June 5 with performers and friends enjoying an informal party featuring comic sketches from Fringe committee members. Fringe chair Keith Savage thanked all Fringe supporters including sponsor The University of Derby. He looked forward to July when nearly 600 performances would enliven the town, saying: "The Fringe reaches out and embraces people making all sorts of artistic endeavour available to all".

Clash of the Triathlon Titans: Dean Jackson and Gordon Ramsay go head-to-head

Derby businessman Dean Jackson, the founder of triathlon wetsuit specialists HUUB Design in Sinfin, is taking on three Michelin Star chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay at this year’s inaugural Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire.

A ‘friendly’ bet between the two will play out on Sunday June 14 when they will tackle the gruelling triathlon course in a bid to cross the line first.

The loser will pay £1,000 into the Gordon Ramsay Foundation which supports UK health charities.

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