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Here We Stay at Eyam Parish Church marks the 350th anniversary of the Eyam Plague

Described by The Observer as 'Britain's greatest living dramatic poet', visionary writer David Rudkin gives the Plague a central voice as narrator in a dramatic new telling of events at Eyam 350 years ago.

New Perspectives is staging a reading of this haunting new play at Eyam Parish Church, featuring live music.

The reading will be a world premiere of Here We Stay, on Saturday 18 July at 7.30pm.

Buxton Festival Brings Great Stories From Fascinating Personalities

The nationally renowned Buxton Festival featuring opera, music and books will take place from 10 to 26 July. This year’s progamme features over 40 fascinating talks from best selling and award-winning authors, personalities, historical, artistic, poilitical and musical experts.

Speakers including Antonia Fraser, Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, William Waldegrave, Miriam Margolyes and Bill Oddie will appear at this year’s festival alongside best selling authors including Helen Macdonald, Louis De Bernieres, Penny Junor and Henry Marsh.

Time To Get Writing for Buxton Poetry Competition

Buxton Festival’s acclaimed  poetry competition is open for entries and has announced its theme for 2015 as ‘Time’. The competition is now in its 8th year, each year around 600 poets enter the competition from across the country and even further afield with entries coming in the past from the USA, New Zealand and Slovenia.

Discover 200 ‘hidden gems’ across Derbyshire and the Peak District

Discover lesser-known cultural highlights that Derbyshire and the Peak District has to offer with a brand new app. At the heart of this free download are personal oral reminiscences and some of the best archive photography the region has to offer. Use this app to compare now and then. Listen to local residents personal stories that bring the past to life and fade old images of Derbyshire into your camera view and see how today's scene has changed.

Knickerbocker Glorious and Handcrafted return to the Cathedral Quarter in March

Doing a spot of shopping or simply want to enjoy some local talent? Check out the Market Place in the Cathedral Quarter every third Saturday of the month.

Produced by Cathedral Quarter Derby, and Furthest From The Sea, Knickerbocker Glorious is four fun hours of free family entertainment guaranteed to put a spring in your step and our Handcrafted Event is set to showcase the best textile makers the area has to offer!

New guidebook to the Derwent Valley Heritage Way

The Derwent Valley Heritage Way was opened by the previous Duke of Devonshire in April 2003. A guidebook was published to coincide with the opening but has been out of print for several years now. This new edition has been updated and has new maps from Ordnance Survey at 1:2500 scale with photographs to support the text.