A number of city organisations have joined forces to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of Derby Market Hall, with a day of Victorian-themed celebrations planned for Saturday 17th September.
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Derbyshire farm shop Croots has scored success with its home-made Derbyshire Pasty after it was highly commended in the 2016 Great British Food Awards.
The People’s Stage will return to Derby Festé this September to celebrate the best of urban and Black community arts in the city and county. Organised by Derby-based Baby People – the stage will be set in the Market Place on Saturday September 24, which is the second day of the 10th annual Derby Festé.
The dates are announced today for the third Derby Book Festival. Next year’s Festival will be held from Friday 9 June to Saturday 17 June 2017 in venues across the city and will again be developed in partnership with local organisations and businesses. The dates for next year mean the Festival will be held a week later than the previous two to avoid the half term holidays.
The redevelopment of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery has received a boost after being awarded £244,500 following two successful cash bids.
The museum and art gallery is to receive £150,000 from the Wolfson Foundation, a charity which awards grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science, health, the arts and humanities and education. It has also been awarded £94,500 from Arts Council England's Museum Resilience Fund. Both successful bids will be used towards the £1.5 million programme to redevelop the museum and art gallery, in Terrace Road, Buxton.
HUUB Design will be celebrating its Olympic links at a special event in the city this Thursday, August 18.
The Derby company will combine the official opening of its new showroom at the Park Bikeworks in the Cathedral Quarter with a screening of the Olympic triathlon event live from Rio on cinema screens at the nearby QUAD. Nearly 200 staff, customers and fellow Marketing Derby bondholders are expected to attend the event.
*Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths*
Reimagining Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making through a monthly programme of prototyping activities and workshops during 2016 and early 2017. Exploring ideas and approaches in the ‘Project Lab’ to help create an outstanding Museum of Making experience at the site of the world’s first factory.
Beauty and the Beast - Pantomime Get-Together/Auditions – 5 September at 7.30pm - New Mills Art Theatre
This is your chance to tread the boards at New Mills Art Theatre in the 2017 pantomime Beauty and the Beast, to be staged by the Friends of the Art Theatre. A Get-Together at 7.30pm on Monday 5 September at New Mills Art Theatre, Jodrell Street, SK22 3HJ will be held and all are welcome to come along to meet the production team. The Director, Natalie Coverley, will talk about the panto and all the characters, music and story. Auditions will be held later in September.
DAVE SPIKEY SET TO DELIVER SOME SERIOUS ‘PUNCHLINES’ DURING HIS AUTUMN 2016 TOUR.
Brace yourself for a hearty comic brawling from the hands of one of the UK’s finest comedy talents! Dave Spikey!
Multi award-winning Dave Spikey is one of the most sought-after comic talents in the UK today. With a career spanning more than two decades, he has numerous TV appearances under his belt as a stand-up comedian, presenter and actor – and behind the screens as an acclaimed comedy writer.
For the first time the event was split over a two day weekend event, and kicked off with a free film night on the Friday night.
It wasn’t easy to take an already successful event and add a whole extra day but we knew you good people of Belper wouldn’t let us down and we’re thrilled to have made even more money for the small charities we support. We are thrilled to announce that the Belper Games Weekender raised a phenomenal £30,000!