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Following on from last year's success, the Friends of Markeaton Park (FoMP) are again staging the Dig for Victory event to pay tribute to all who fought in the two World Wars. The annual event supported by Derby City Council will take place on Sunday 26 August from 11am-4pm at Markeaton Park. The Dig for Victory event is free to visit and will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and remembering life on the home front during World War 2.

Buxton Opera House listings from the end of August through to November

Friday 31 August – Sunday 2 September

Ant-Man and the Wasp (12A)

In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to re-balance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

£7 Adults, £5 Students/Children

World War 1 first for museum and art gallery

Paintings by a soldier who died in World War 1 are to be exhibited for the first time at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.

Lieutenant Douglas Marshall Rigby, who grew up in Buxton, was killed in the Great War, 100 years ago.  

Lt Rigby’s artworks will be on display at the museum and art gallery in Terrace Road from 15 September until 10 November.

These include watercolours of northern landscapes, humorous caricatures and pencil drawings.  


Repton Village is to rediscover and celebrate its literary roots in a new 3 day programme of literature and events from 26th October - 28th October 2018.

Repton Literary Festival is the first of a new annual festival - telling stories, inspiring a new generation of writers, bringing engaging speakers to this Derbyshire village.

Long recognised for its accomplished alumni: Repton is author to great words, thoughts and deeds, burying kings, educating performers and growing sporting heroes.

When Festé arrives you won't believe your eyes!

27 - 29 September 2018

The printed programs are ready, the website is updated with all the events you can feast your eyes on, and we can't wait!

Here at Derby Festé we can't wait to share all the fun of the circus with you in our e-newsletter.

So sit back, enjoy and read all about it. If you would like a copy of the program sending to you please email your full postal address to


Matlock Storytelling Cafe

Matlock Storytelling Cafe

Returns for a new season on Friday the 7th of September.

Not only that but we're kicking the season off with a bumper bundle of stories that our resident tellers have been nurturing all summer, they should be ripe by September so come along and join us for a harvest feast of tales.

Quarry firm Longcliffe takes the drama out of Theatre Company’s dilemma

One corner of quarry firm Longcliffe’s Peak District operation is now home to a bit of darkest Peru after the company came to the rescue when Buxton International Festival needed space to store its stage props.

Peruvian flags from the 2018 production of Alzira, set in the South American country, chairs and tables, scenery and other theatre equipment which can be recycled now have a home in a secure container at Longcliffe’s Brassington site.

There is still time to be part of FORMAT19

FORMAT International Photography Festival are receiving open call submissions from countries across all the world's continents. The FORMAT team are really excited to see such an international response and diverse interpretations of the festival theme FOREVER//NOW.

FORMAT are sharing many of the submissions on our Instagram feed so please have a look at some of the amazing work that is coming in.

Graduating Students Become Part of the Furniture at Déda

Students who have graduated from the University of Derby BA Hons Dance degree – based at regional dance house Déda in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter - have been honoured with a seat plaque at the venue’s theatre.

The Dance degree was launched by the University and Déda in September 2014 and is the only one in the country to be based at a dance house with access to work experience at this and other arts partners’ venues.


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