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A symposium about Harold Pinter and his work

Derby Theatre Upper Foyer

Thursday 23 March, 5.30pm – 7pm

FREE of charge 


As part of Derby Theatre’s Unwrapped programme, a free scheme which enables audiences to gain a more in-depth look into the theatre-making process, the Theatre will host Pinter Unwrapped, a symposium to discuss the works of Harold Pinter, on Thursday 23 March from 5.30pm until 7pm.  


Derby LIVE is pleased to announce that Oysterband will be joining this year’s Derby Folk Festival as the headline evening act for Friday 6 October

Derby Folk Festival is jointly produced by Derby City Council’s Derby LIVE and Derbyshire-based PR Promotions.

Oysterband’s appearance at this year’s festival will be part of their 40th Celebration Special, with the band performing classic songs from every era of their long and mighty career.

Search on for artists for 2017 Wirksworth Festival

Do you want to showcase your work to over 4,000 people in one place? The annual Art & Architecture Trail, part of the Wirksworth Festival, may be right up your street and applications for artists to exhibit at this year’s Festival are now open. 

Artists Need Homes! Applications Open for 2017 Buxton Art Trail

The popular Buxton Art Trail is returning this July with organisers hoping for plenty of applications from artists and venues before the closing date of April 30th 2017.

The popular Buxton Art Trail will take place during the middle weekend of the Buxton Festival Fringe on Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16 with painters, printmakers, illustrators, photographers and craftspeople, both professional and amateur, exhibiting in their homes and studios as well as in the homes and business premises of people who are generous enough to offer spaces.

Bla Bla Bla play Buxton on Saturday 6 May 7.30pm

Returning for another night of live music from some of the area’s top local bands is Bla Bla Bla. Buxton Local Artists’ new line-up features everything from rock and blues to a cappella and folk.

Topping the bill during this concert is Route 66 – probably the most enduring band Buxton has ever produced. Formed in 1989, they have played over 1,000 gigs up and down the country, keeping British RnB well and truly alive.

Psychedlic “space rockers” Hawkwind will be in concert at Buxton Opera House in May.

Psychedlic “space rockers” Hawkwind will be in concert at Buxton Opera House in May.

Formed in 1969 by former busker Dave Brock, the group has seen numerous line-ups throughout the years, but Brock has remained firmly at the helm. Following Hawkwind’s performance at the first Glastonbury Festival, they are widely acknowledged with creating the “space rock” genre of music.