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Derby Film Festival returns on April 29th

Derby Film Festival returns on April 29th for ten days of film previews, guest events, retrospective screenings and more. Our festival guest of honour this year is actor and writer Simon Callow who will be joining us on May 4th for an on stage discussion of his career in cinema.

Film previews at this year’s festival include Meryl Streep in comedy drama Florence Foster Jenkins, Patrick Stewart in the thriller Green Room, Oscar nominated Turkish drama Mustang and Manchester music documentary Do You Own The Dancefloor?

Headline Act Confirmed For Derby Festé 2016

Derby’s Bass’ Recreation Ground will be transformed into a magical underwater spectacle for the headline act at this September’s Derby Festé 2016.

French company Transe Express will bring its brand new outdoor performance MÚ to the city on the evening of Saturday September 24 which will be only its second performance in the UK.

Sarruga Dragons Return To Mark Derby Festé Milestone

Organisers of the 10th annual Derby Festé announced today that this year’s arts spectacular will see the return of the stunning giant fire-breathing dragons that took the city by storm at the first ever Festé in 2007.

Festé first came to the city centre streets in September 2007 to mark the opening of the Westfield Derby shopping centre (now Intu Derby) and then, the following year, the opening of QUAD arts centre and has grown in size and stature every year since then.

Derby Book Festival, 3 – 11 June 2016

The second Derby Book Festival features over 70 exciting events celebrating the joy of books and reading for all ages and interests, with great writers, poets, historians, politicians, illustrators, storytellers and musicians.  There’s something for everyone with topics ranging from cycling to cricket, railways to real ale and birding to board games!   

Accessible Derbyshire gain support from Music In The Gardens

We are delighted to announce that Accessible Derbyshire had been chosen by the Rotary Clubs of South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire for support through this year's Music In The Gardens: a live, four day music event held in Sheffield's Botanical Gardens to raise much-needed funds for a total of eight local charities.

This year the event runs from Thursday, 30th June to Sunday, 3rd July and the line up of artists which has just been announced for this year is as impressive as ever! The acts for these years events are:

Thursday 30th June - James    

Derby Choral Union

Tickets for the 150th Anniversary Concert on 30th April are now available.

Kerry Andrew
Thy flight be fleet: Trainsongs! (Première)

The Music Makers

I was glad

Psalm 150

Plus a selection of English choral works for children performed by pupils of William Gilbert Primary School.


Indietracks are very pleased to announce that Emma Pollock, Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern, Comet Gain and The Lovely Eggs are among 16 artists added to their 2016 line up today. This year is the tenth anniversary of the festival!

Sinfonia Viva Pushes Out The Boat To Win National Award

Derby-based orchestra Sinfonia Viva has won a national award for its family concert 'The Boat & The Blue' at last year's Get Creative Family Arts Festival.

The annual Get Creative Family Arts Festival is a national festival offering families an extraordinary range of arts activities to enjoy. Voted for by a panel of expert judges from the arts sector, the Awards recognise the outstanding events that took place within 2015 Festival and the organisations and venues that participated.

Sinfonia Viva won the national award for the festival’s Best Family Event.

Families To Join Bear Hunt at Little Explorers Family Forest School Day

Derby College’s Little Explorers Day Nursery at the Broomfield Hall campus in Morley is inviting families to an outdoor event designed to bring some of the best-loved children’s story books to life.

The Family Forest School Day will be held on Saturday April 16 between 9.30am and 1pm with outdoor story-telling and exploration activities based on well-known stories. Taking inspiration from the book ‘We're going on a bear hunt’ – families will follow the nature trail around Broomfield and make musical instruments.


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