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After an absence of four years, the Belper Short Play Festival will return in 2019.

Short Play Co-Ordinator SUE REANEY said “The Short Play Festival and the Belperamble which followed were very successful. When local writers and actors suggested bringing short plays back into the Festival programme I was thrilled to take on the challenge.”


Sergei Podobedov has been described by conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky as: "a magnificent
pianist who possesses outstanding virtuosic skills combined with true musicality and a refined sense
of style." Known as one of the world's finest pianists, Sergei is set to play a concert in Belper.

What’s On At Cromford Mills

Sunday 22nd July


Time: 11am – 2pm

Location: Mill Yard

Cost: £8 per child (all ingredients included)

Suitable for 2 – 12 year olds

Bring your favourite teddy to Cromford Mills for a fun filled teddy bears picnic.

Discover Derbyshire this summer

School’s out but there’s plenty happening in Derbyshire this summer to beat the holiday boredom.

Whether you’re young, older, from Derbyshire or further afield there’s loads of interesting places to visit and things to see and do.

Why not re-live the history of Derwent Valley Mills – birthplace of mass-production and innovations which shaped the modern world?

Or check-out the network of caves at Creswell Crags – the limestone gorge dating back to the last Ice Age up to 50,000 years ago.



A fun-filled show for under 6s, their families and friends

‘Holiday’ at Derby Theatre this summer

Game On For Derby Business Community

More than 30 teams from local companies entered the second annual Derby Business Games organised by Derby-based Choose Sports and Timms Solicitors.

Teams gathered at the University of Derby to compete in a wide range of competitions from rounders and netball to egg and wheelbarrow races in the event. The afternoon finished with relays and a tug of war finale before trophies and medals were presented.

Game of Thrones gives a history lesson

Even the dragons in fantasy TV show Game of Thrones can help teach real history, Buxton International Festival heard during a debate on the blurring of lines between fiction and fact when describing the past.


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