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Buxton Festival Fringe becomes 500th member to sign up for Made In Derbyshire

Buxton Festival Fringe has become the 500th member to sign up to the ‘Made in Derbyshire’ campaign celebrating everything that’s great about the county.

Derbyshire County Council is a lead partner in the campaign working with other local councils, cultural groups and tourism organisations to promote and boost the local economy through its products, culture, festivals and sporting events.

Local arts and music groups are being encouraged to sign up alongside businesses, museums and tourist destinations – and Buxton Festival Fringe is the 500th to sign up.

Sinfonia Viva Unveils Mobile Venue

Sinfonia Viva Orchestra has unveiled its new mobile venue with a series of free concerts at Derby’s Cathedral Green.

The stage and inflatable auditorium is a unique structure that can tour into places and spaces to deliver concerts, education and community projects – giving audiences who would not normally get the chance to see such work in their own community.

Three concerts were held during the day with a Sinfonia Viva Chamber Orchestra performing a selection of work from such composers as Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert.

Floral Decoration in Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter

The Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BID’s) have teamed up with Derby City Council to install more than 40 colourful hanging baskets along the pedestrianised ‘spine’ of the city centre.

The BIDs have contributed £4,500 towards the project which has seen hanging baskets erected along Iron Gate, the Market Place and St Peter’s Street.

Lunchtime Walks Unearth Hidden Cathedral Quarter Treasures

Derby Cathedral Quarter’s Lunchtime Walks hosted by renowned local historian Richard Felix return for another year providing  visitors with the opportunity to learn more about the history, landmarks,key characters and events that shaped the area.

The first of the weekly walks will be held on Thursday July 16 starting 12 noon and then every Thursday throughout the summer until September 17.

Derby College Lays Foundations For Special Garden At Local School

Horticulture students at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus have designed and created the outline of a Remembrance and Hope Garden being built at St John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy in Kirk Hallam

The students have designed the three-part garden which will now be completed by pupils at the school ahead of the official unveiling and mass there on July 10 as part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Sinfonia Viva To Unveil Mobile Venue

Sinfonia Viva Orchestra will unveil its new mobile venue at a series of free concerts at Derby’s Cathedral Green on Friday July 3.

The stage and inflatable auditorium is a unique structure that can tour into places and spaces to deliver concerts, education and community projects – giving audiences who would not normally get the chance to see such work in their own community.

Celebration Event Marks Milestone For Iconic Cathedral Quarter Building

A horse-drawn coach arriving at the Old Bell Hotel in Sadler Gate will mark the start of a day of celebrations on Saturday July 4 for the completion of the £1.2 million restoration programme at the iconic building in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter.

VIP guests will arrive in the authentic coach at 12 noon – reflecting the historic past of the building which was Derby’s premier coaching in throughout the 17th and 18th centuries.

Derby North MP Lends Support For Lonsdale Pool Plans

The new MP for Derby North, Amanda Solloway, has backed efforts by Lonsdale Swimming & Sports Trust to build a new pool for the local community.

Mrs Solloway visited Lonsdale Pool in Mickleover to learn more about the Trust’s efforts to find a 1.5 acre site to build a new £4m pool in the west of the city that would replace the existing 45-year-old pool in Varsity Grange.

Eyam 350th Plague Commemoration: Peak Pilgrimage Summary

As part of the commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the plague, the people of Eyam Church are creating a permanent new pilgrimage route for walkers through the Peak District National Park – the 35 mile Peak Pilgrimage route from Ilam to Eyam - to be opened up in July 2015. This initiative is being supported by the Diocese of Derby and the Peak District National Park.    

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