News from producers around Derbyshire

News Header

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:

The Floyd Effect

Pink Floyd lovers are in for a treat this September, when one of the country’s leading tribute groups The Floyd Effect performs a live music and light show at Buxton Opera House.

Swinging at the Cotton Club

Take a step back into 1920s and 30s New York City and through the doors of Harlem's hottest nightclub, in an action-packed show celebrating the music and dance of the Cotton Club.

Performances by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats Waller would have had the club swinging – whilst dancers such as Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers lit-up the stage with their breathtaking routines.


Brace yourself for a hearty comic brawling from the hands of one of the UK’s finest comedy talents!  Dave Spikey!

Multi award-winning Dave Spikey is one of the most sought-after comic talents in the UK today.  With a career spanning more than two decades, he has numerous TV appearances under his belt as a stand-up comedian, presenter and actor – and behind the screens as an acclaimed comedy writer.

Recruitment Opportunity

High Peak Community Arts are recruiting a part time Business Development and Communications Manager on a 2 year temporary contract.

Salary: £25,693 - £27,394 pro rata, 2 days per week.

Based in: New Mills, High Peak SK22 3BW

Ideally, we would like a worker to join the team for 2 days / week. But we are open to a freelance proposal based on this fee.

Grist To The Mill, The Unknown Soldier by Ross Ericson at Derby LIVE's Guildhall Theatre

Derby LIVE is pleased to announce that The Unknown Soldier will be visiting the Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre.

Audiences are invited to join Jack in the battlefield, where he stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search for the boys that could not go home, for the dead and the missing, for both enemy and friend.  Amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs, Jack is looking for something, looking for someone. He has a promise to keep and a debt to repay, and now there is this strange request from the generals.

Chinese State Circus

Get ready for some eye-popping entertainment in Buxton later this month, when the internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus arrives. The famous circus troupe will be on stage with their innovatively spectacular new production Dynasty.

30 world class Chinese acrobats, aerial artistes and jugglers will tour to Buxton Opera House along with the legendary Shaolin Warriors, who are known as true masters of martial arts, stunning audiences with their super-human physical skills and dexterity.

Buxton Film launches young programmers project

Buxton Film is pleased and excited to announce that it is being funded by Film Hub North West Central to run a project to engage young people in the programming and marketing of films.

The project runs until March 2017 and will see a minimum of 10 films being selected for screening at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, by groups of young programmers drawn from across the High Peak. There is no commercial cinema in the borough though a number of community cinemas screen a wide-range of films in halls in towns and villages.

An Evening of Burlesque

Leave your inhibitions at the door and prepare to experience the UK’s biggest burlesque extravaganzas. With a bevy of beautiful burlesque stars, speciality variety artists and fabulous costumes, "An Evening of Burlesque" is on its way to Buxton Opera House this October!

The Hollies

With their soaring, distinctive harmonies, brilliantly crafted songs and passionate performances The Hollies are one of the defining sounds of the sixties.

The group are back in Buxton this month with another two-hour celebration of classic hits from their long and successful career. Their big hits such as "The Air That I Breathe", "On a Carousel" and "He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother" will all be delivered with their usual zest.


TOWARDS the end of 1966, a young Birmingham-born bass guitarist joined the flagging Moody Blues around about the same time as a guitarist and singer called Justin Hayward. After that, the band never looked back as they became one of the most acclaimed rock bands in the world. They pioneered Progressive Rock and Arena tours, and for the most part have remained busy to this day.