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Derby Arboretum - Lark in the Park

On Saturday 2nd September, the Friends of Derby Arboretum is holding its annual celebration of summer with its Lark in the Park. There will be loads of stalls, entertainment and fun activities. The Star tent stage will have continuous performances, this year in collaboration with Furthest-from-the-Sea, Music Comedy and Arts. Local entertainment, arts and crafts are the main themes running through this event. It's free and caters for all age groups. There will be a second performance tent with a magician, storytelling and acoustic music.

Cara Dillon in Buxton in September

Cara Dillon admirers and new fans are in for a treat when this extraordinary Irish singer returns with her solo album at Buxton Opera House.

It’s been five years since the world last heard from Cara. Taking time off to embrace motherhood and combat serious illness, she retreated from the live circuit. She continued to record with her husband and collaborator Sam Lakeman to return with not only a new album but also a new record label.

Free public events in Edale to celebrate local moorland

Guided walks, talks, a poetry evening and gardeners’ question time are some of the free, community-focused events that local people can look forward to as part of BogFest in Edale next month.

BogFest – taking place Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September at venues throughout the Hope Valley village - is set to celebrate the iconic moorland of the Peak District and South Pennines.

Santa’s Stolen Sleigh

Santa is about to load the sleigh up with toys for all the girls and boys when disaster strikes…the sleigh is missing! 


Join Elvis the Elf on his mission to retrieve Santa's sleigh and save Christmas.


Enjoy all the Christmas fun with Elvis the Elf and the gang, meet Father Christmas and receive a present from the man himself!


School and Nursery Bookings Only:

Wednesday 13th December 1.00pm

Thursday 14th December 10.00am and 1.00pm

Friday 15th December 10.00am and 1.00pm

Fantastic Ladies Night Out! Fashion Show and Sale

Come and enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco and peruse the amazing high street brand clothing with up to 75% off!! A great night out with friends and get your Christmas presents or party dress sorted! Licensed bar and fun atmosphere. (Aged 16+)

Saturday 23rd September 7.30pm, only £10.00. Tickets must be booked by Saturday 16th September.