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Lost explorer's archive to be revealed

The archive of a fabled arctic explorer from the East Midlands who disappeared 170 years ago is to be rediscovered thanks to our £25,000 grant.

Important papers relating to Sir John Franklin, who led the ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror to discover the Northwest Passage are to be brought to life by our Record Office in Matlock following the grant from Archives Revealed.

Franklin’s ships set off in 1845 with 129 men on board.  After two years of no contact, many expeditions were sent out to find them.

Derby Festé is Back

The countdown is on for the return of the annual Derby Festé on Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 September when more than 30,000 people are expected to turn out to the city streets to enjoy a feast of free entertainment.

(trailer video link) https://youtu.be/LpUiyJMlrTQ

The line-up will include 22 UK and international companies performing in the city centre as part of their world-wide festival season.

Inquisitive Family Fun With Sinfonia Viva

Derby-based orchestra Sinfonia Viva has created a new interactive family concert entitled ‘Wait..What?!’ which they will perform for the first time on Sunday October 28 at the Rolls-Royce Learning and Development Centre in Wilmore Road starting at 2pm.

Following the success of Viva’s sell-out ‘The Boat & The Blue’ and ‘Where’s That Monster’ shows, ‘Wait... What?!’ will explore some of the biggest mysteries asked by curious children everywhere.

The Great Austerity Debate

The Great Austerity Debate is a forum theatre piece touring Derbyshire in October.

16th October – Chesterfield Library Theatre

7:30pm 01246 209219

17th October – Holy Trinity Church, Shirebrook

7pm 01623 748577

18th October – Village Hall, Youlgreave

7:30pm 01629 828215

19th October – Peel Centre, Dronfield

7:30pm 01246 418122

Tickets Click Here

Autumn at the Barn...

Following the success of previous shows, Dronfield Hall Barn are delighted to welcome back Vulcan Varieties to the Barn! They are bringing us a brand new show - which includes a WW1 concert piece - initiating our programme of events to mark the cententary of the end of The Great War. 

Tea and coffee is included in the ticket price, other drinks including wine are available to buy. 
Friday 21st September, 7.30pm
Dronfield Hall Barn
£6 members (£8 non-members)

 

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