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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
 

Imagine never having heard The Beatles before

Imagine the joy of hearing The Beatles for the first time  – and you’ll get a flavour of a new show by Barb Jungr and John McDaniel which is heading for Buxton International Festival 55 years after The Fab Four first played the town.

Come Together is the duo’s interpretation of The Beatles work which has won five-star reviews from London to New York thanks to Barb’s unique reinterpretive skills and John’s stunning and surprising arrangements of some of the most sublime and beloved songs ever written.

National Dance Company Wales TERRA FIRMA

Derby Theatre Tuesday 8 – Wednesday 9 May "Every single part of this production is ethereal, heart-stopping magic" Wales Arts Review (Tundra)

Derby Theatre is delighted to play host to National Dance Company Wales next month with their spring tour, Terra Firma.

Furthest From The Sea Artist Bursaries

Furthest from the Sea to offer Artist Bursaries after successful Arts Council England National Lottery bid.

Furthest from the Sea Music, Comedy & Arts CIC is looking for up to 4 Derbyshire-based individuals, groups or organisations to create new work to be featured at this summer’s ‘Furthest from the Sea Festival’ taking place across The Cathedral Quarter, Derby on Saturday 16th June 2018.

All works must be family friendly, able to be completed within the festival timescales and suitable to be performed outdoors in city centre locations.   

Conservation Focus For Derby College Animal Unit Open Day

Derby College’s Animal Unit at Broomfield Hall in Morley will be raising the profile of conservation issues around the world and closer to home as part of its open day on Sunday April 22.

Students have prepared a number of displays to highlight work that they have completed during their study programmes such as the risk to ocean species from discarded plastics.

They will also share the work they have done to rehabilitate and return hedgehogs to the wild as well as conservation work completed during previous study trips to South Africa.

Agricultural Insight for Derby College Students

Agriculture students at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus have spent three days in the Czech Republic where they gained an insight into the development of farm machinery.

The group were hosted by tractor manufacturing company Zetor where they were able to test drive the latest machinery, tour the production facility and see the workings of a nearby 6,000 acre farm.

Derby College Agriculture lecturer Neil Townley explained: “This is the third time we have been invited by Zetor to visit their factory and they pulled out all the stops to make us welcome.

Sinfonia Viva Shortlisted For National Award

A partnership project involving Derby-based Sinfonia Viva,the Orchestra of the East Midlands, has been shortlisted for a prestigious RPS (Royal Philharmonic Society) Music Award – the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK.

Sinfonia Viva has worked in partnership with Orchestras Live, East Riding Council and Manchester Camerata orchestra on a two-year ‘Classically Yours’ project.

It involved a number of community engagement projects and performances reaching more than 2,000 people in Yorkshire as part of the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 programme.

Opera on Location

Opera on Location join forces with the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra for a special semi-staged performance of Mozart’s masterpiece: The Marriage of Figaro.

This April, Sheffield’s only professional opera company partner with the renowned Sheffield Chamber Orchestra, to bring this rousing, well-known opera to Victoria Hall for one night only.

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