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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:

Northern Chamber Orchestra Soloists

Saturday 22nd September 7.30pm start


In this concert, leader and Artistic Director,   Nicholas Ward, presents three string quartets by Haydn, Debussy and Beethoven.

Tickets: All £15

Tickets now available for our Annual Tourism Conference 2018


Tickets now available for our Annual Tourism Conference 2018


Key note speaker announced!

It's that time of year again! Our Annual Tourism Conference will be taking place in October and we are delighted to announce Julia Bradbury as our key note speaker.


Félix Rabin - Special Guest on Wishbone Ash XLIX UK Tour

The French 23 year old singer-songwriter and guitarist was inspired by musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Pink Floyd.....his style embodies these influences and blends contemporary Rock in many of its guises, with inventive riffs and moody melodies.  

Lino Printmaking Class. 13th & 14th October.

There are a few remaining places on this two day, weekend class. Why not have a weekend away in Derbyshire and learn this wonderful process of printmaking, fantastic for making Christmas cards, presents for friends, pictures for your own walls..or just for the pure joy of creating something!

Details and bookings at

Jeremy James Ceramics

‘Out of the Cage’ by Alex McSweeney

This all women play was inspired by the munition women of Silvertown, London during the First World War, Out of the Cage tells the story of women’s courage, dignity and hope, fired in the crucible of war.

Early spring 1916, before the slaughter of the Somme, munitionettes all over London met in secret to decide the fate of thousands of fellow co-workers.  Their choice was simple: stand up to the belligerent attitude of male workers and an intractable government or forever be seen as second-class citizens of the Empire.

Some dates to remember

Tideswell Community Players present Gail Young's Bothered and Bewildered in the magnificent surroundings of St John's Church, Tideswell from Thursday 25th October – Saturday 27th October.

It is a comedy drama about one woman's struggle with Alzheimer's. The play, directed by Rob Puckett, follows Irene and her two daughters Louise and Beth as the girls lose their mum in spirit but not in body.

A play about memory, loss and love by the writer of Cheshire Cats, very successfully performed by TCP a few years ago.

Don't miss it!

Lark in the park

A summer afternoon of family fun in
Derby Arboretum, DE23 8FR
Sunday 16th September 2018, 12 noon-4pm

HILL Project UK

As part of this years Wirksworth Festival Performance Programme, Town Hall Events, on
Thursday the 20th of September, HILL, the story of One Derbyshire Hill will be re-told with a
difference! HILL, was exhibited at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery earlier this year, attracting
thousands of visitors in record breaking numbers. Because of this response, the entire story of a
working Derbyshire Hill is moving to London Town early next year to be exhibited at the
Copeland Gallery in Peckham, opening on the 21st of February 2019. But now is your chance to


Dawn Turner is an Ilkeston based artist who was brought up in, and has strong family ties to, the area. She works with local schools and community groups, although her studio practice is primarily in glass.

Dawn first explored the technique of fusing about twelve years ago and has been hooked on glass ever since. She loves to share her enthusiasm for glass through making, exhibiting, learning and teaching.