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Acting Alone - Ava Hunt Theatre (based in Crich)


7.30pm, Wednesday 17 June

A provocative, funny show about standing up for what we believe in. Can one person actually make a difference?

Acting Alone is inspired by people Ava met in Palestinian refugee camps. In her unique performance style, she weaves together these stories of fragile humanity, asking questions of us all.

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Digital transformation for Derby

Bondholder CityFibre has started work on transforming Derby into one of the world’s best digitally-connected cities.

As part of an initial £45m private investment from CityFibre, Derby will benefit from the state-of-the-art full fibre network roll-out. Construction work has officially commenced in the Mackworth area, with Abbey, Mickleover, Allestree and Darley set to follow later this year.

£23m bid to revitalise Derby

Derby is to ask the Government for £23.7 million to help fund a series of schemes that will reinvigorate the city centre, attract more visitors and create hundreds of jobs.

The money will enable delivery of new office space, create attractive public areas, utilise digital technology to improve visitor experience and provide an exciting new use for one of the city’s most historic buildings. It will establish striking new ‘gateways’ to the city centre and better connect key areas.

Get On Your Bike And Support Safe And Sound

Specialist Derbyshire charity Safe and Sound are hosting a virtual cycle ride to raise money needed to help them support more young people across the county who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation.

Everyone signing up and donating to the charity will receive details of an easy to follow and cycle-friendly circular 11-mile route taking in five Derby parks - Markeaton Park, Darley Park, Bass Recreation Ground, Alvaston Park and West End Park (Markeaton Recreation Ground) before working back to the start.

Timber Festival launches Sounds of the Forest

Call-out to collaborate in creating the first ever forest soundmap of the world

Following the postponement of Timber 2020, the festival organisers are inviting people from across the globe to contribute to a different kind of gathering with the launch of Sounds of the Forest, an exciting new mass participation audio project. The annual three-day festival at the heart of the National Forest, Timber celebrates the connection to trees and woodlands through music, art and ideas. This year it has had to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.