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College Cricket Academy Takes National Title

The Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy, based at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus in Morley has won the Association of Colleges (AoC) National indoor cricket championships held at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire takes part in Open Farm Sunday

One of Derbyshire’s most popular farm shops is giving customers the chance to go behind the scenes of a farm during a national event that’s billed as the farm industry’s open day.

Croots Farm Shop near Duffield is throwing open the gates to Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, on 11th June when it takes part in Open Farm Sunday.

Organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), Open Farm Sunday is the opportunity for farmers to proudly showcase British farming and food. It will be the second year that Croots Farm Shop has taken part in the national event.

CQ Saturdays Street Circus Set To Top the Bill in Cathedral Quarter

CQ Saturdays Street Circus returns to Derby’s Cathedral Quarter on Saturday May 13 with a day of free entertainment at the Waterfall stage in the Market Place.

The Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has again teamed up with outdoor performance specialists Déda Producing for the entertainment which will be held on the second Saturday of every month in the run up to Derby Festé in September (Friday September 29 and Saturday September 30).

Buxton Opera House has a new grand piano thanks to the generosity of a local couple who loved the theatre

David and Rowena Hammond were strong supporters and have left money in their will for a new Yamaha grand. Their legacy has also provided a special robot carrier which can transport the piano safely to the nearby Pavilion Arts Centre and other venues.

''We're so grateful for this very generous gift from Mr and Mrs Hammond,' said Carol Prowse, Chairman of High Peak Theatre Trust. 

“Having such a high quality instrument will make a huge difference. It means we won't have to hire pianos in for many of our concerts in the future.”

Derby Comedy Festival 2017

For the 4th year running Derby Comedy Festival returns from Friday 5th May to Sunday 14th May at venues across the city.

Organised by Furthest From The Sea CIC, Derby Live, Lost Boys, NCF Comedy, FFTS Events Ltd and Funhouse Comedy, this year’s festival promises to be ‘rammed with the best national, local and emerging comedy talent’, and includes performances by Lee Hurst, Patrick Monahan, Imran Yusuf, and much much more!

‘MEAT AND GREET’ in intu this Saturday from 11am until midday

Derby Theatre Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 May

A brand new dino-mite adventure perfect for ages 3+ and their families

On Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 May, Derby Theatre will dare to welcome some prehistoric visitors to the venue when they play host to Dinosaur World, an exciting new interactive show for the whole family.

The Hannells Darley Park Concert

Derby City Council is pleased to announce that Hannells will be the headline sponsor for this year’s Darley Park Concert. The Concert will be taking place on Sunday 3 September in the stunning natural amphitheatre of Darley Park.

Buxton International Festival makes the Times top 50

Buxton International Festival has been named as one of 2017’s top 50 must-see events around the globe by music critics at The Times.

The Festival, from July 7 to 23, now ranks alongside Glastonbury, Barcelona’s Primavera Sound and Edinburgh International Festival, according to the newspaper.

“Centred on Frank Matcham’s jewel-like Opera House, the Festival honours its commitment to rare works with Mozart’s early Lucio Silla and Verdi’s first thoughts on Macbeth, presented in its original 1847 incarnation,” its Review supplement reported.

Art Fund award for museum and art gallery

Collections at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery are set to get a boost after an Art Fund grant of £40,000.

It will be invested in the museum's collection of paintings and artefacts relating to Derbyshire in the 18th and 19th centuries. 

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