There’s so much to see and enjoy during the Discovery Days Festival between 22nd and 30th October.
A pair of Derbyshire Gritstone ewe lambs, reared by Agricultural staff and students at Broomfield Hall won their category in this summer's Hope Show. The show is one of the only in the UK to have specific categories for this breed of sheep and the competition was very strong amongst farmers in the region.
Farm Assistant Charlie Bosworth is pictured with ewes Broomfield Flora and Broomfield Gladice.
Staff at Derby and Ashbourne independent funeral directors G Wathall & Son have raised £554 for a wide range of charities at a number of summer events.
The family-owned firm attended several community events including those in Etwall, Chellaston, Oakwood, Little Eaton and Chaddesden to promote its funeral, pre-payment plans and bereavement support services.
Visitors to their stand were also invited to test their goal scoring skills with donations going towards the different events’ chosen charities.
Derby Folk Festival
The 10th Derby Folk Festival returns to the City Marquee on the Market Place, the Guildhall Theatre, The Old Bell Hotel and Derby Cathedral. As well as ticketed concerts and events, there will be dance displays
throughout the streets, and free music performances during Saturday and Sunday.
The festival is a who's who of folk including: Fairport Convention, The Demon Barbers, The Young'uns, Heidi Talbot, 9Bach, John McCusker, Sally Barker, Belshazzar's Feast, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker and many more.
This September Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre is looking for talented actors to join its Young Company in order to work on a brand new show specific to Buxton. The theatre is calling out to all 13 to 18 year olds who have an interest in performing arts to be part of this exciting new production.
The hairstyles, smart suits, Vespas, Lambrettas and music of the ‘Mods’ will be taking over Buxton Opera House next month as part of a brand new musical All or Nothing, which charts the rise and fall of the Small Faces.
In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded on to the dingy British streets. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. Mods stuck two fingers up at the class-ridden society and its dull redundant culture. They were working-class free spirits who rode sexy streamlined Italian Vespas or Lambrettas.
The Blockheads, the band that brought us Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick, What A Waste, Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3) and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, among many others is on its way to Buxton.
Starting out as the musicians behind Ian Dury, the Blockheads are a legendary outfit that has grown in stature from the early days of the Stiff tour in 1977, right up to the present day. Backing up Ian Dury’s poetic lyrics and rarely off the road since the legendary front man’s demise in 2000, The Blockheads are now working with Derek Hussey.
Pink Floyd lovers are in for a treat this September, when one of the country’s leading tribute groups The Floyd Effect performs a live music and light show at Buxton Opera House.
Take a step back into 1920s and 30s New York City and through the doors of Harlem's hottest nightclub, in an action-packed show celebrating the music and dance of the Cotton Club.
Performances by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats Waller would have had the club swinging – whilst dancers such as Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers lit-up the stage with their breathtaking routines.
Brace yourself for a hearty comic brawling from the hands of one of the UK’s finest comedy talents! Dave Spikey!
Multi award-winning Dave Spikey is one of the most sought-after comic talents in the UK today. With a career spanning more than two decades, he has numerous TV appearances under his belt as a stand-up comedian, presenter and actor – and behind the screens as an acclaimed comedy writer.