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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
 

CQ Saturdays Street Theatre Brings Edwardian Style to Derby Cathedral Quarter

Members of Derby-based Ashrow Theatre Company will return to the Cathedral Quarter on Saturday June 27 for the second act of CQ Saturdays Street Theatre summer programme.

Actors in Edwardian costumes will perform specially-adapted snapshots of the Company’s recent acclaimed production, Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ in the Cathedral Quarter streets. They will also engage and interact with visitors – staying in character to talk about some of the area’s important landmarks and places of interest.

Derby Creative Project Sinfonia Viva Shortlisted For National Lottery Award

An innovative creative project led by Derby-based professional orchestra Sinfonia Viva and involving more than 100 local young people has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

The Grammy nominated Orchestra, which already has a national reputation for its education and community work and is an Arts Council National Portfolio organisation, has reached the final stages of the National Lottery Awards.

Local Bands Offered Centre Stage at Jenson Button Trust Triathlon

A local band will be given the opportunity to perform live as part of the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon in Markeaton Park on Sunday July 12.

Organisers are offering one band the chance to perform on stage at the Event Village in the park as part of the day of entertainment, events and activities for spectators and competitors.

Hundreds of novice, amateur and professional triathletes, including F1 McLaren Honda driver Jenson Button and renowned chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay, will be competing on the day. 

Derby North MP Lends Support For Lonsdale Pool Plans

The new MP for Derby North, Amanda Solloway, has backed efforts by Lonsdale Swimming & Sports Trust to build a new pool for the local community.

Mrs Solloway visited Lonsdale Pool in Mickleover to learn more about the Trust’s efforts to find a 1.5 acre site to build a new £4m pool in the west of the city that would replace the existing 45-year-old pool in Varsity Grange.

2 Actors bring The Turn of the Screw, Henry James's Gothic masterpiece, to life at Buxton Fringe

A brand new adaptation sees two actors bring this classic story of suspense and ambiguity to the stage. With inventive storytelling, this production is sure to please avid fans of the story and of new theatre alike at Underground Venues on Wed 22nd July until Fri 24th July.

The story follows a young governess who is sent to the country to care for two orphans. Taken in by her ideal new life, she begins to see something sinister behind her charges' perfection and realises a new threat she must protect them from. But are they already lost?

Peak District Artisans launch creative marketing campaign

Peak District Artisans have launched a new marketing campaign as they look to raise awareness of the brand, whilst appealing to a younger audience.

To include targeted direct marketing, combined with online activity; featuring strong social media presence, the Want That Art campaign marks the association’s biggest investment in marketing since it was established in 1991.

Bursary Awards For Derby College Students

Two Derby College Art & Design students have won bursaries from Derby Decorative and Fine Arts Society to support their move into Higher Education.

UAL Art Foundation Diploma students Jess Allen and Rebecca Leam have won £400 and £200 respectively after being shortlisted for the annual award.

Jess (19) from Morley impressed the judges with her dress which combines Japanese origami artwork with current fashion inspired by designer Elie Saab. She dyed and hand-folded more than 4,000 paper petals for the piece – representing more than two weeks’ work.

Aachoo! Nana and Nunu breeze in to the Buxton Fringe!

The Pavilion Arts Centre Studio Theatre will be welcoming some very special guests this summer when Dame for a Laugh present their all-new children’s musical Nana and Nunu – The Big Sneeze! from Wednesday 22nd July to Saturday 25th July.

Families are being invited to join Nana and her friendly aardvark Nunu as they face their biggest adventure yet!

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