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Derby Folk Festival Takes To the Rooftops For Unique Performance

Four musicians from Derby-based East Midlands’ orchestra Sinfonia Viva will play a special commission from the 212 foot high Tudor tower at Derby Cathedral on Saturday October 7 as part of the Derby Folk Festival.

The first 15 minute performance will start after the Smith of Derby carillon plays its midday tune on the oldest working set of ten bells in the world and will then be repeated after the hour is chimed at 3pm and 5pm.

Hair Angels gives Derby College hairdressing students a head start

Oakwood hair salon Hair Angels is set to give more Derby College hairdressing students a head start this year as it welcomes its next intake of new learners.

For many years the salon has been actively providing students with work experience and job opportunities, as well as contributing to the College’s curriculum by delivering hair masterclasses.

'FOOTFALL' - Peter Cartwright - Opens at The Old Lock Up Gallery

The Old Lock Up Gallery is excited to announce the opening of Peter Cartwright's Solo Show 'FOOTFALL' on the 16th September from 2.30 - 6.30pm.  The show then continues until 4th Nov 2017.

Peter Cartwright's work spans five decades and we are delighted to be showing some stunning recent pieces of work by Peter in the gallery for our first solo show.

Free business workshops in Derbyshire

The criteria are that you must be a business that is seen as supporting the Visitor Economy (inc food and Drink), are based in Derbyshire and are an SME. (Small to medium Enterprise with less than 250 employees).

I am delivering FREE workshops on behalf of Visit Peak District & Derbyshire.

The criteria are that you must be a business that is seen as supporting the Visitor Economy (inc food and Drink), are based in Derbyshire and are an SME. (Small to medium Enterprise with less than 250 employees)

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.’


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.


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!


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