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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
 

Derbyshire farm shop Croots lines up offers to celebrate Breakfast Week 2016

Derbyshire farm shop Croots is marking Breakfast Week with a series of special offers and promotions.

The farm shop, at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, regularly supports the annual national event, which aims to raise awareness of the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast and demonstrate the wealth of wonderful breakfast produce available around the country. This year Breakfast Week runs from 24th to 30th January and the award-winning Croots Farm Shop has lined up a string of deals and offers to mark the occasion.

Cathedral Quarter Showcases Events

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter has published a programme of events, street entertainment and performances to showcase the diverse offer available in the leisure and cultural heart of the city centre. The leaflet will be available at Cathedral Quarter businesses, in Art Boxes across the city and county as well as online at www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk

Live Entertainment in St Peters Quarter

Three local singers will make a welcome return to Derby city centre in the coming weeks as part of the St Peters Quearter Live programme of street entertainment. The musical entertainment will be staged at St Peter’s Cross, the busy crossroads of St Peter’s Street, East Street and St Peter’s Churchyard.

Classical Works Are Re-Mastered For Derby Concert Audience

The work of Pinxton musician Graham Hall will take centre stage at Sinfonia Viva’s ‘Timeless Classics’ concert at Derby Cathedral on Wednesday March 2 with the premiere of  orchestrations of two well-known pieces. Graham is Sinfonia Viva’s Principal Timpanist and an accomplished arranger and orchestrator.

New Fringe Artwork Shows Oranges Are The Only Fruit

Buxton artist Helen Mint has had her exciting work chosen to illustrate the cover of this year’s Buxton Fringe programme.

Each year the Fringe considers artwork from a variety of sources and Helen’s unusual, three-dimensional design, based on the Fringe’s own juggler logo, fulfilled the committee’s brief to have something really striking and different for 2016.

Fall in Love With Dancing At Valentine’s Social Event

Derby-based regional dance house Déda will hold a special Valentine’s event on Saturday February 13 to inspire people of all ages and abilities to fall in love with dancing. The Social Dance event will be held at the Chapel Street studios starting at 8pm and hosted by Déda’s team of tutors who specialise in a wide range of dance styles from Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rumba to Argentine Tango and Foxtrot.

CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels and Tales Tour Returns

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter has re-launched its popular tours of the area as part of the CQ Saturdays programme of events following the completion of refurbishment work at Derby Cathedral. The CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels and Tales tour was postponed during last year’s £670,000 refurbishment programme at the Cathedral. It will be re-launched next month with the first tour held on Saturday February 6 and then the first Saturday of the month throughout the year.

Derbyshire author launches new children's book

Allison Pennington grew up in the Derbyshire countryside and after spending some wander years experiencing the world, returned home where she has based herself ever since. She has written stories and poetry for children since her her early teens, which often include glimpses of her own childhood immersed in nature, humour and commentary on the quirkiness of life as seen through a child's eyes. She resides in a Derbyshire village with her husband, two gorgeous teenagers  and an over friendly labrador.

Cathedral Quarter Welcomes Research Findings

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District has welcomed research declaring Derby as the UK’s business start-up capital.
Business leaders in the area, which is the city centre’s central business district, say that the research findings further strengthen its work to attract new businesses into the area.

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