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The latest news from producers, makers, venues and events organisers from around Derby and Derbyshire. If you have news to add to this page, then email us to let us know about it: editor@madeinderbyshire.org
 

From song to symphony - music at Buxton Fringe

For lovers of opera and orchestras there is a wealth of quality music to be heard at the 2016 Buxton Fringe. This year is the 37th Festival Fringe – making it one of the longest-running and biggest Fringes in England.

Over the course of 19 days (6-24 July) audiences can sample early music, chamber and piano recitals, and larger ensembles. One of the biggest groups playing will be the High Peak Orchestra delivering its usual ambitious programme – this year including Dvorak's 8th and a Tchaikovsky Suite.

From the Bard to Bessie - a world of song at Buxton’s Fringe

The 37th Buxton Festival Fringe this July (6-24) features a strong programme of song and music – much of it coming from jazz and blues roots.

New Orleans-style pianist and singer Dale Storr won an award at last year's Fringe and he's back with two two-hours sets – promoting a new album - to give you every chance to see what all the fuss is about. You can also expect an evening of standards expertly played and sung – with a twist – by the Basin Street Jazz & Blues.

Déda Appoints Creative Producer

Déda in Derby, through funding by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, has appointed a Creative Producer to help drive forward the organisation’s vision to become the Midlands’ leading creative centre for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor performing arts.

RAZOR SHARP PUNK POET BRINGS AWARD SHORTLISTED SHOW TO THE BUXTON FRINGE

GOD SAVE THE TEEN
Written and performed by Andrew ‘Mulletproof’ Graves Directed by Rob Gee

Described as 'pure genius', God Save The Teen is all about growing up and getting it wrong, offering tales of starry-eyed punks, disappearing Goths, disastrous dates and Eighties' rock 'n' roll failure. Add in a confused poet and a highly critical, flatulent single dad and you get hilarity and heartbreak in equal measure. Shortlisted for a coveted Saboteur Award this year, it’s a must see.

Poem a Month – June 2016

As it's Priscilla's last month with us she has chosen a poem about the joy of sharing books and reading.  This poem was written by Matt Black during his time as Derbyshire Poet Laureate . Matt created the poem from all the wonderful entries we received for our Book Chat writing competition when reading groups were asked to tell us what was special to them about their group. - Ali

Derby College students launch two new books at Derby Book Festival

The books will be officially launched by the Derby College learners at a Derby Book Festival event – Monday June 6, 7pm – 8pm at the College’s Joseph Wright Centre.

Nineteen Derby College learners who are recent arrivals to Derby from across the world are compiling their stories of how they have come to the UK which will be published in a book entitled ‘Our Journey to English’ and launched as part of this year’s Derby Book Festival.

June Newsletter - The Old Station Gallery

Forthcoming Solo Exhibition - Derbyshire Days Out - Landscapes by Deb Allitt
New Represented Fine Artist - Alison Tyldesley
July Solo Show - Pip Seymour

 

It's been an incredibly busy few weeks in the gallery preparing the building for Derbyshire Open Arts, it was a venue for the event showcasing the work of 21 Artists & Artisans. Now that the event is over they are excitedly getting the gallery ready for the next show.

AAA Award for Pollyanna

Passionate about wildlife and equally passionate about accurately interpreting her subjects Wildlife Artist Pollyanna Pickering has dedicated her life to conservation through art.

And now she is honoured to have received the Association of Animal Artists most prestigious award, which was presented at their Annual Gala Dinner last Saturday. The Inaugural Chairman’s Award is presented to the artist who is considered to have most significantly raised the profile of wildlife art in the last twelve months.

JACQUES BREL : A LIFE A THOUSAND TIMES (Une Vie a Mille Temps)

“A Superb and Heart-warming show” (Rob Carnegie, Fringe Review)
Remote Goat
Nominated for Best Show at Buxton Fringe 2015

After a hugely successful run at the Buxton Fringe in 2015, Stockport-based Far West Theatre return to the festival in 2016. Revised, rewritten and rejuvenated, the show will once again appear at the Green Man Gallery in Buxton on 8th, 13th, 17th, 23rd and 24th July (all at 7pm).

Comedy extravaganza at Buxton Fringe

Comedy has always been a strong category in the Fringe and this year is proving no exception with established names such as Max & Ivan, Alfie Moore and controversial magician/comedian Jerry Sadowitz joining a host of new names, many on route for Edinburgh.

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