Category: Events


Following on from last year's success, the Friends of Markeaton Park (FoMP) are again staging the Dig for Victory event to pay tribute to all who fought in the two World Wars. The annual event supported by Derby City Council will take place on Sunday 26 August from 11am-4pm at Markeaton Park. The Dig for Victory event is free to visit and will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and remembering life on the home front during World War 2.

Buxton Opera House listings from the end of August through to November

Friday 31 August – Sunday 2 September

Ant-Man and the Wasp (12A)

In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to re-balance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

£7 Adults, £5 Students/Children

World War 1 first for museum and art gallery

Paintings by a soldier who died in World War 1 are to be exhibited for the first time at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.

Lieutenant Douglas Marshall Rigby, who grew up in Buxton, was killed in the Great War, 100 years ago.  

Lt Rigby’s artworks will be on display at the museum and art gallery in Terrace Road from 15 September until 10 November.

These include watercolours of northern landscapes, humorous caricatures and pencil drawings.  


Repton Village is to rediscover and celebrate its literary roots in a new 3 day programme of literature and events from 26th October - 28th October 2018.

Repton Literary Festival is the first of a new annual festival - telling stories, inspiring a new generation of writers, bringing engaging speakers to this Derbyshire village.

Long recognised for its accomplished alumni: Repton is author to great words, thoughts and deeds, burying kings, educating performers and growing sporting heroes.

When Festé arrives you won't believe your eyes!

27 - 29 September 2018

The printed programs are ready, the website is updated with all the events you can feast your eyes on, and we can't wait!

Here at Derby Festé we can't wait to share all the fun of the circus with you in our e-newsletter.

So sit back, enjoy and read all about it. If you would like a copy of the program sending to you please email your full postal address to


Matlock Storytelling Cafe

Matlock Storytelling Cafe

Returns for a new season on Friday the 7th of September.

Not only that but we're kicking the season off with a bumper bundle of stories that our resident tellers have been nurturing all summer, they should be ripe by September so come along and join us for a harvest feast of tales.

Mumpers Autumn Barn Dance

Mumpers Ceilidhs present live music by The Jam and Crumpet Band with caller Jake Wood. Experienced dancers and newcomers are all welcome to join us for this evening of music and dancing.

7.30 - 11.00. Tickets £10 on the door, £8 for students and tickets booked before 8th October. Multibuy 6 for 5 @ £8 in advance. Accompanied children free.

Spondon Village Hall, Sitwell Street, Derby, Derbyshire DE21 7FG

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Contact telephone: 01332753757

Current talks with a focus on Art and History

Every Picture Tells a Story

Insights are sought into life in nineteenth century Britain as seen through Victorian narrative art. The period before the advent of photography has been described as the golden age of narrative art. Themes include Home Sweet Home, Faith, Women, Death, Childhood, Poverty and ‘Victorians on the move.’

Art of Derbyshire

Open Heritage Weekend-Derby-September 2018

The OPEN CENTRE in Normanton is impressive in their work developing greater understanding and respect between different faiths and communities in Derby. Amongst their activities, thousands of children experience their Faith Trails every year.


The Open Heritage Weekend 2018 offers these rare opportunities to all ages…


Friday 7 September 2018…2.00-3.30pm…Free Tour of New Normanton



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