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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
 

Return Tour Signals Exciting Growth For Hubbub Theatre Company

Derby-based Hubbub Theatre Company is starting a three-date regional tour later this month to showcase the organisation’s exciting plans for the future.

Hubbub Theatre Company is an integrated ensemble of performers with and without moderate learning disabilities.

The company has re-worked its successful ‘Kessoku’ show – meaning ‘unity’ in Japanese - into a 30-minute remix featuring five of its talented performers with physical theatre and circus artist, Ria Ashcroft and Hubbub’s composer and musician, Matt Marks.

Taking Flight New Writing Competition – We want to hear your stories

After a successful launch in February 2017, Red Dragonfly Productions in association with Grist to the Mill are running Taking Flight Festival 2018 and are looking for new and emerging writers from British East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian communities who are interested in contributing and sharing their contemporary and traditional stories.

Successful applicants will be invited to a free workshop and from that three applicants will be selected to have their plays produced and performed in our festival in July 2018.

Silver Darling – The Musical

Story by Tim Harvey, songs and music by Phil Baggaley

Tue 27 Jun – Sat 1 Jul

Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre

Derby LIVE is proud to announce that Silver Darling – The Musical, written by Tim Harvey with songs and music by Phil Baggaley, will be visiting the Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre.

Closing date looms for first Staunton Harold triathlon

Triathletes of all ages and experience have until midday on Wednesday June 7 to enter the first ever Staunton Harold Triathlon which will be held at the village’s picturesque country estate on Sunday June 11.

The event has been organised by Derby-based HUUB Events and will be staged in the 2000 acre family-owned Staunton Harold Estate.

Derby Theatre announces new associate company

Derby Theatre is delighted to announce that  award-winning theatre company Not Too Tame  are now an official Associate Company of the organisation. 
 
Not Too Tame are an ensemble company of actors who are firmly founded in the belief of ‘Theatre for All’. As the company names suggests, they focus specifically in creating work that breaks the boundaries of tame, polite theatre and they aim to engage with those who feel that theatre isn’t a place where they belong. 
 

PACKAGE HOLIDAY part of Departure Lounge Festival 2017

One artist to embark on a  package holiday of a different kind  
 
 
Ahead of the 5th anniversary of this year’s Departure Lounge,  Derby Theatre’s festival of fresh, new and exciting performance, the Theatre and The HopBarn in Southwell, Nottinghamshire have teamed up to offer artist Vanessa Macaulay, an exciting performance development initiative called Package Holiday. 
 

Derby's Six Streets Arts Trial announced for 24-25 June

Residents of the Six Streets area of Derby will open up their homes and gardens once again for the third Six Streets Arts Trail on the weekend of Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June.

The Arts Trail will see over 30 artists and makers displaying work in their own homes or those of friends and neighbours.

Exhibitors include painters, printers, textile artists, ceramicists, photographers and jewellery makers.

The Trail is free and open for all from 10am – 5pm on both days. Homes taking part in the trail will display balloons. 

Show Coming Up in Tideswell

Park Your Thoughts

A simple park bench. The complex inner world of those who sit there. Have you noticed those people? Were you one of them?

What takes us there? A desire to be alone and contemplate? To be among others? To have fun? To enjoy nature? To make sense of thoughts and feelings?

Get Ready for the Big 1

Prepare for a fun-filled day for the whole family, when The Big 1 at Chaddesden Park returns this Sunday 4 June, 11am – 5.00pm.

Organised by Chaddesden Partnership Group in association with Derby LIVE, this year’s The BIG 1 at Chaddesden Park promises a day of family favourites that guarantee a great day out for everyone.

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