Following its sold-out success last year, The Big Session Festival will be back in Buxton this month, taking place for an extended four days over the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 28 April to Monday 1 May.
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Animal Care learners at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall are preparing to release three hedgehogs back into the wild (Tuesday April 25) having spent the winter looking after them.
The three hedgehogs, which learners have named Frosty, Autumn and Fall, were all found locally last Autumn and were too small and under-nourished to hibernate.
Derbyshire farm shop Croots is hosting a visit from the Family Business Road Trip 2017.
On April 24th, Family Business United begins its annual tour of some of the UK’s most successful family businesses with the launch of The Family Business Road Trip 2017 in the South West – with plans to visit Croots Farm Shop the following month.
Around 700 cyclists of all ages and experience completed the annual Cycle Derby Spring Classic Sportive on Sunday (April 23) – including the event’s first King and Queen of the Mountain.
The Sportive, organised by Cycle Derby and HUUB Events, started and finished at Markeaton Park and included three different distances on picturesque routes around South Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.
Voluntary Arts have been revising and updating a series of briefing notes on a range of different subjects, ranging from Event & Festival Management and checklist, to how to write a press release or what you need to know for data protection.
Written by experienced authors, they provide a wonderful toolkit for the arts development sector.
Have a browse and start downloading now at http://artsdevelopmentuk.org/voluntary-arts-briefings-links/.
As the winter draws to a close, Good Companions Stage Society take to the Derby stage once again to bring you their annual spring show.
Using songs and music based around a theme, this year the show takes a light hearted look at the Seven Deadly Sins and will leave audiences feeling sinfully delighted.
Cyclists joining the annual Cycle Derby Spring Classic Sportive on Sunday April 23 will be vying for the DNS King or Queen of the Mountain crown for the first time this year.
A 100m section of Long Lane between Radbourne and Longford will be laid with timing chip technology and riders taking part in the 40k, 80k and 160k will be timed on the uphill climb.
Both the fastest male and female riders will win the DNS sponsored King or Queen of the Mountain title, organised by Cycle Derby and HUUB Events.
A gripping, intriguing and uproarious spy thriller on stage in Graham Greene’s Our Man in Havana Coming to Buxton Opera House 20-22 April
Innovative theatre company Creative Cow brings an evening of hilarity and satire in this witty adaptation of Graham Greene’s spy thriller ‘Our Man in Havana’. Known as one of Greene’s ‘entertainments’, the play tells the tale of a luckless vacuum cleaner salesman who gets sucked in to a dirty world of espionage and double agents when the chance of helping out MI6 with a job or two proves too good an offer to resist.
Derby-based Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra, will mark its 35th anniversary this year by touring the region with its inflatable mobile venue and is inviting local creative groups to join them.
The Orchestra will start its month-long tour by erecting its mobile venue in Derby Market Place on June 13 and 14 before moving onto Mansfield, Scunthorpe, Mablethorpe and North Norfolk.
Derby Comedy Festival will burst into life in the Cathedral Quarter on Saturday April 15 with free entertainment for all the family between 11am and 3pm in the Market Place.
‘Blast Off!’ will be the launch event for Derby Comedy Festival (Friday May 5 to Sunday May 14). It has been produced by FFTS Events Ltd and supported by the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID).