Teams, individuals and families from across the East Midlands have signed up to take part in the Radleigh Homes 40k leg of the Derby Spring Classic Sportive on Sunday May 1 – organised by Cycle Derby and HUUB Events.
News from producers around Derbyshire
Derby Film Festival returns on April 29th for ten days of film previews, guest events, retrospective screenings and more. Our festival guest of honour this year is actor and writer Simon Callow who will be joining us on May 4th for an on stage discussion of his career in cinema.
Film previews at this year’s festival include Meryl Streep in comedy drama Florence Foster Jenkins, Patrick Stewart in the thriller Green Room, Oscar nominated Turkish drama Mustang and Manchester music documentary Do You Own The Dancefloor?
Derby’s Bass’ Recreation Ground will be transformed into a magical underwater spectacle for the headline act at this September’s Derby Festé 2016.
French company Transe Express will bring its brand new outdoor performance MÚ to the city on the evening of Saturday September 24 which will be only its second performance in the UK.
The Derby Conference Centre on London Road has launched a new service and facilities for visiting and local business executives needing a quiet space to work on their travels or away from the office.
From the beginning of June, there will be a shared studio space available for rent.
Based on Sheffield Road in Chesterfield, West Studios is an arts centre housing 19 small creative and community based businesses in a shared studio environment. There are several meeting rooms for hire, regular exhibitions and hand crafted work is sold through the gallery shop.
Students from Derby College have been applauded for their volunteer work to support the first 2Q Festival in Derby.
2Q Festival was a one day, live music festival featuring more than 50 bands across six venues in the city centre. Music, Media Public Services and Travel and Tourism students from the College’s Joseph Wright, Roundhouse and Broomfield Hall campuses volunteered to support the event as part of the work experience programme. They undertook a number of roles from technical and social media support to helping to sell tickets and liaising with customers.
Organisers of the 10th annual Derby Festé announced today that this year’s arts spectacular will see the return of the stunning giant fire-breathing dragons that took the city by storm at the first ever Festé in 2007.
Festé first came to the city centre streets in September 2007 to mark the opening of the Westfield Derby shopping centre (now Intu Derby) and then, the following year, the opening of QUAD arts centre and has grown in size and stature every year since then.
The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon has won a prestigious national industry award for the first time after it was relocated to Derby.
The event, which previously took place near Luton, was held at Markeaton Park for the first time in July 2015 and will return to the city on Sunday July 17. The 2015 JBTT, organised by Derby-based HUUB Events, won Event of the Year award for a race with under 500 entries in the 220 Triathlon Awards held in London on Saturday evening.
Derby businessman Martin Griffiths is aiming to raise more than £5,000 for three local charities by tackling the tallest mountains in North Africa and the UK.
The second Derby Book Festival features over 70 exciting events celebrating the joy of books and reading for all ages and interests, with great writers, poets, historians, politicians, illustrators, storytellers and musicians. There’s something for everyone with topics ranging from cycling to cricket, railways to real ale and birding to board games!