Spoken word has always been popular at the Fringe, but this year it is bigger and more varied than ever.
News from producers around Derbyshire
Multi award winning wetsuit and triathlon apparel manufacturers HUUB Design, have today announced a research partnership with the Best Swim Centre, Mallorca, which will see the centre house HUUB’s revolutionary and unrivalled Measuring Active Drag (MAD) system.
Wetsuit promotional literature is littered with references to technology that adds performance, with no quantified evidence provided. HUUB Design has developed an in water system which allows quantified gains from wetsuit use to be measured and evidenced.
Burbage Art Group’s 2016 Art Exhibition, a popular highlight of the Buxton Fringe, is featuring more variety than ever this year with several artists choosing to work with fabric for the first time. Says organiser Rachel Slaney: “We hope to have examples of weaving as well as various fabric and embroidery collages this summer as well as our usual mix of watercolours, acrylics, mixed media and pen and inks.”
Local Cultural Education Partnership receives funding for ‘C.O.A.L’ - a new arts festival that celebrates local talent
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has invested £9,820 in ‘Creating Opportunities for Aspiring Leaders’ (C.O.A.L), a new project based in the coalfields area of Amber Valley. The project will work with 15 Young Leaders to offer training and work experience that generates transferable skills for their future employment journey, whilst simultaneously creating a new festival experience for the local community.
Winners of the 2016 Brit Breakthrough Award Catfish and the Bottlemen are set to play at Derby Arena on Saturday 5 November. The announcement swiftly follows the launch of their much anticipated second studio album The Ride last Friday.
Last weekend the band thrilled the masses on the main stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend and are now on their North American tour. Catfish and the Bottlemen have previously played at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds festival and this new tour takes in Derby Arena alongside the SSE Arena Wembley and Ricoh Arena.
A free programme designed to give support and education to anyone following a bereavement will start again next Wednesday (June 8))
The six-week Grief Journey Derby programme is funded by Derby and Ashbourne independent funeral directors G Wathall & Son. The weekly sessions are held between 6pm and 8pm at Derby Rugby Club in Haslam’s Lane and must be pre-booked by contacting G Wathall & Son.
For lovers of opera and orchestras there is a wealth of quality music to be heard at the 2016 Buxton Fringe. This year is the 37th Festival Fringe – making it one of the longest-running and biggest Fringes in England.
Over the course of 19 days (6-24 July) audiences can sample early music, chamber and piano recitals, and larger ensembles. One of the biggest groups playing will be the High Peak Orchestra delivering its usual ambitious programme – this year including Dvorak's 8th and a Tchaikovsky Suite.
The 37th Buxton Festival Fringe this July (6-24) features a strong programme of song and music – much of it coming from jazz and blues roots.
New Orleans-style pianist and singer Dale Storr won an award at last year's Fringe and he's back with two two-hours sets – promoting a new album - to give you every chance to see what all the fuss is about. You can also expect an evening of standards expertly played and sung – with a twist – by the Basin Street Jazz & Blues.
Déda in Derby, through funding by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, has appointed a Creative Producer to help drive forward the organisation’s vision to become the Midlands’ leading creative centre for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor performing arts.
GOD SAVE THE TEEN
Written and performed by Andrew ‘Mulletproof’ Graves Directed by Rob Gee
Described as 'pure genius', God Save The Teen is all about growing up and getting it wrong, offering tales of starry-eyed punks, disappearing Goths, disastrous dates and Eighties' rock 'n' roll failure. Add in a confused poet and a highly critical, flatulent single dad and you get hilarity and heartbreak in equal measure. Shortlisted for a coveted Saboteur Award this year, it’s a must see.