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DC Comedy Club Opening Night Sells Out!

On Saturday, The Derby Conference Centre hosted their very first DC Comedy Club. The Derby Conference Centre is a versatile venue which has hosted conferences, weddings and private and corporate events, but never a comedy night.

DC Comedy Club are delighted to announce that their sold-out night was a roaring success. The night, which saw the venue host an audience of 260 people, sold out in just under four weeks. The night consisted of four comedians; before the headliner Ricky Grover, the audience were suitably warmed up with Chris Purchase, Gavin Webster and Andy Watson.

What’s On At Cromford Mills MARCH 2019

Tuesday 12th March

2 – 5pm


Location: Wheatcroft’s Wharf Café

£1 donation to the Arkwright Society

Bamfords, Auctioneer & Valuers, invite you to bring along items of interest for free valuation, which can be left for auction in the next appropriate sale.

For further details please visit or phone 01629 823256.


Wednesday 13th March

10am – 12 noon

Arkwright's Artisan Markets Cromford 2019

Arkwrights Artisan Market is a monthly market which will take place in the beautiful setting of Cromford Mill Yard, with a focus on Derbyshire Artisans and Producers.  Cromford Mills are keen to provide a showcase and spotlight for the high quality makers and producers within the County and become recognised at a natural home for that talent.

Broadway comes to a sitting room near you

Pensioners were treated to a concert of Broadway show-stoppers in their own sitting room thanks to a partnership between Buxton International Festival and a local charity.

Royal Northern College of Music student Ellie Hull sang opera classics, hits from the musicals and wartime favourites including Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover at High Peak Council’s sheltered accommodation at Hartington Gardens, Buxton.

Roll up for the BIF Roadshow’s magical mystery tour

Stars more used to singing in the world’s leading opera houses will soon be performing in a village hall near you as Buxton International Festival (BIF) takes a taste of its 40th anniversary programme on the road.

BIF is bringing the glitz and glamour of opera right to your doorstep in a rolling roadshow which will stop at venues in the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales with a grand finale in Buxton’s newly-restored Octagon.

“It’s a magical tour aimed at taking the mystery out of opera,” said Festival Chief Executive Michael Williams.

New Creative Project Brings Coding To Life

Derby-based regional orchestra and Grammy-nominated Sinfonia Viva has launched an innovative creative project that will use the power of music to bring coding to life for young people across the city.

The project, entitled ‘AlgoRhythms’ is Viva’s latest annual creative project in partnership with Rolls-Royce plc and Derbyshire Music Education Hub to take a creative approach to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.