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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:

Brownlee Brothers Face Off For HUUB Waterslide Challenge

Olympic Heroes Joined By HUUB Ambassadors Lucy Charles & Jack Burnell To Find Out Who Is HUUB’s Fastest Athlete - Down a water slide…

This week, multi award winning triathlon outfitters HUUB Design have put British Olympic heroes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee through tests of endurance, the likes of which they have never taken part in before, to find out once and for all, who is the quickest… down a waterslide.

London Classic Theatre Announces New Tour

Following the successful tour of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party in 2016, London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot has announced a new production of Terry Johnson’s Hysteria for spring 2017, stopping off at Buxton in February.

The Rockabillies Choir

Long Eaton December 2016: The Rockabillies Choir  have had a busy time singing all over Long Eaton and bringing music, humour and excitement to many of our groups in the community.  The Cancer Journey group were delighted by a surprise Flash Mob in the foyer of The Village Hotel which got everyone rocking and singing along!  The New Horizons group in Long Eaton were treated to a Christmas concert at their monthly meeting and the choir will be singing next for the Homeless at their lunch organised by the W.I and the Canaan Trust.  The choir will be recording a CD at the Black Dog studios on

Blast From The Past by Spiltmilk Dance

a “Live & Local” show at Crich Glebe Field Centre on Saturday 28th January 2017 – 7:30 pm

A fast-paced, laugh out loud dance performance / gameshow celebrating seven decades of British pop culture, it’s jam-packed with chart hits to remember, and fads and fashions to forget. Fun-fuelled entertainment; sheer, unserious delight!

'Blast From The Past' takes audiences on a glitzy, fun, and sometimes silly, journey through the music, TV, fads and fashions that have shaped British pop culture since the recorded music charts began in 1952.

Derby College Students Shadow Derby Theatre Professionals

Performing Arts students at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre have gained a unique insight into the production process behind Derby Theatre’s successful Christmas show ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

The students, who have their sights set on a wide range of careers in the creative industries, have been shadowing the team including directors, costume and lighting designers, technical stage team and actors throughout the preparation of the production.

The project culminated in the students creating and presenting their own adapted scenes at Derby Theatre.

Memorial Service Gives Families Time to Remember Loved Ones

More than 700 people attended a special Service of Thanksgiving and Hope at Derby Cathedral, organised by Derby and Ashbourne family-owned funeral directors, G. Wathall & Son Ltd.

Donations collected raised more than £1,350 for this year’s chosen charity which is The Laura Centre Derby who help local families when a child dies, or is bereaved. Wathall’s hold the memorial service every year – inviting families who have lost loved ones during this and past years, as well as representatives from local churches, hospitals and nursing homes.