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BELPER ARTS FESTIVAL

BELPER ARTS FESTIVAL will run from Sunday 6 May to Monday 28 May 2018

Already confirmed : ARTS TRAIL 6 -7 MAY / MUSIC FESTIVAL AT ST.PETER'S CHURCH 13 - 20 MAY / BELPER OPEN HOUSES ART 26 - 28 MAY plus 'Nell Gwyn', directed by Larry Waller and 'Shine', the Captive Audience Community Theatre Showcase for children. 

April Young's Exhibition in Sadler Gate

Since opening the gallery and studios to the public in December 2016, April Young has been developing this body of work which examines our relationship with the natural world.

Through direct experience painting in familiar and much loved places including Calke Abbey and Elvaston Castle, as well as a scholarly devotion to the emotive reactions depicted in literature and folklore, her new work is as approachable and charming as ever: full of intrigue, energy and life.

JOHN KIRKPATRICK “CAROLLING & CRUMPETS”

Taking its title from John’s unforgettable song telling the Nativity story from the point of view of the animals in the stable, this show is a heart-warming look at the timeless rituals found in the folklore and folk music of England at Midwinter. John peels away the commercial gloss of modern Christmas to reveal the powerful pagan urges that race through us all at this time of year, and the life and death struggle that is symbolised in so many traditional songs and customs.

Sister Mary Lazarus Claims Nun of the Match Award

The cast from Sister Act-The Musical played New Mills FC Ladies in a 15-minute game in front of an enthusiastic crowd at New Mills Football club.  This is part of their 'Nun Fun' challenges in the run up to their performances on 15-18 November at New Mills Art Theatre.

Cathedral Quarter Businesses Vote To Renew BID Status

Businesses in Derby Cathedral Quarter have voted to renew the area’s status as a Business Improvement District (BID).

There was a strong turnout for the ballot (49%) with 85 % of businesses and 77% of the aggregate rateable value voting in favour of the BID - giving a clear mandate to continue building upon the achievements of the BID over the next five years.

The new BID will officially launch on March 1 2018 with a budget for the five year programme of £1.5 million – made up of the levy payments and supplemented by voluntary, private and public sector contributions.

The Derby Conference Centre go back to their roots by hosting Women in Rail event

The Derby Conference Centre were delighted to have hosted Women in Rail East Midlands for a second time this year for their ‘First Step to the Next Step’ event on Thursday 12th October. The Derby Conference Centre was the first purpose-built training college for railway staff, which couldn’t be more fitting to host this event, along with their launch which took place at the end of June.

Entertainment Spectacular in Derby Cathedral Quarter

CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious returns to Derby Cathedral Quarter on Saturday November 18 with a free line-up of family entertainment at the Waterfall stage in the Market Place between 11am and 3pm.

The line-up will include Barney Rubblz who are three brothers from Denby playing a range of Indie Rock covers and originals.

Glamour and Romance In Store For New Year’s Eve Concert Goers

Celebrated East Midlands’ orchestra Sinfonia Viva will be in a romantic mood for itar annual New Year’s Eve Gala Concert at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham with a programme full of glitz, theatricality and fun.

Entitled, ‘Always On My Mind’ the programme features timeless musical romances linked to the theme of love. 

These include classic pieces from Tchaikovsky Such as the ‘Rose Adagio’, stirring renditions of Bizet’s ‘Carmen Suite’, Elgar’s ‘Salut d’Amour’ and popular show tunes including the ‘Anthem’ from Chess and the Elvis Presley classic ‘Always on My Mind’.

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