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Canal Trust Plan To Launch River Boat Trips In City

Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust are developing plans to launch boat trips on the River Derwent from Derby city centre.

Initially the trips would run between the Council House steps and the picturesque weir at Darley Abbey.

Moving forward, the full trip would ultimately travel through a new lock in the weir alongside the Council House and stretch to the Derby Arm boat lift that the Trust is planning to build on Pride Park.

The Trust recently enlisted the help of the Midland Canoe Club, based at Darley Abbey, to test the depths of the River Derwent. 

New poem unveiled at Belper station

We’re delighted to have installed a new poster poem at Belper Railway station on Platform 1 – this is the only site on Beth’s Poetry Trail where the poem is changed from time to time.

The new poem appropriately enough is titled ‘Travel’ and it was written by Edna St Vincent Millay. Wikipaedia describes her thus: ‘Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American poet and playwright. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award for poetry, and was also known for her feminist activism.’

2017 ANNUAL TOURISM CONFERENCE SAVE THE DATE

Save the date for our highlight event of the year!
When:Thursday 19th October 2017
Where: The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
Look out for more information and tickets coming on sale soon! 

#UniqueDistrict ~ our exciting new hashtag campaign!

Social media has changed the way we all connect, communicate and share information, this is particularly relevant when planning a destination to visit.

FREE BUSINESS SUPPORT WORKSHOPS ~ SIGN UP NOW!

Following a short break for the busy summer months, we are delighted to announce a number of business support workshops coming up over the next few months; as part of our European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project – Growing and Developing the Visitor Economy within Derbyshire!

Secret Postcard Show - Opens 1st September 2017

The Old Lock Up Gallery is excited to announce the opening of it’s inaugural Secret Postcard Show – a fundraising show for the future development of the gallery and to raise money for Arts Emergency – Who help talented students from under-represented backgrounds overcome inspirational and practical barriers to flourish as critical, creative adults. 

Wirksworth Festival - 8 - 24 September 2017

This year’s Wirksworth Festival is just around the corner. From 8 - 24 September an exciting and eclectic line up of contemporary arts of every kind come to the Derbyshire Dales town.

The Art & Architecture Trail kicks things off on the opening weekend (9 - 10 Sept) and is followed by a full programme of performance and workshops, including live music such as contemporary folk and jazz, dance, mystical story telling, craft courses and more. 

Sinfonia Viva Derby Residency Brings Anniversary Year To a Close

Folk tunes, classical gems and even music played from rooftops around the Cathedral are just some of the highlights of Sinfonia Viva’s four-week Autumn Derby Residency.

Grammy-nominated Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra, will mark the climax of its 35th anniversary year with the series of performances which showcase the Orchestra’s innovative diversity.

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