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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: editor@madeinderbyshire.org
 

Darker evenings – not a problem, there’s plenty to do indoors!

Inside is the place to be when the rain hits, the temperature drops and it’s dark when you leave work!

The bright lights of Derby Arena beckon for the outdoor cyclists who still want to get their pedalling fix without the need for their bike lights, shoe covers and waterproofs. Getting on the track is so easy thanks to the 4-step accreditation process where a coach will take you from beginner to a wannabe Jason or Laura Kenney!

BRUSHED - opens on 12 October 2019

Our next event is an exhibition ceramics curated by Kyra Cane. BRUSHED includes work by eight ceramicists and three visual artists together with a group of paintings by Felicity Keefe. The show opens on Saturday 12 October at 11.00 with wine and refreshments and features work of national acclaim. 

Eyam Village Bonfire and Firework Display

Come and celebrate Eyam Village Bonfire and Firework Display on Saturday 2nd November.  Entertainment starts in the village square from 5.30pm.  The torch-lit music-led procession of the infamous ‘Willow RAT’ leaves at 6.15pm, carrying it through the village to the chants of ‘Burn the Rat’ up to the playing fields.  The RAT is laid on the spectacular bonfire which is then followed by our fabulous firework display.

Hungrytown Comes to Buxton

The Green Man Gallery presents the return of celebrated Americana duo Hungrytown. In the past two years alone, Hungrytown has toured extensively throughout the US, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany and New Zealand. They recently returned from a four-month tour of the American south, midwest, southwest and California. Hungrytown's current tour, Lost In The Roundabout, is their twelfth in the UK.

Murder Most Foul - Comedy in Tideswell 10th to 12th October!

Mrs Reece's Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society will perform one of their efforts at the fantastically refurbished Fountain Square Church, Tideswell on Wednesday 10th to Saturday 12th of June. It's a murder whodunit apparently.

What people are saying:

"It will be murder"

"I cannot speak too highly of their productions"

Derby Conference Centre launches FREE events membership programme

One of the counties premier venues, The Derby Conference Centre, is launching a free Events Membership programme. The programme, launching on Monday 7th October, is open to anyone and entitles visitors to special offers, discounted rates on food and drinks and reduced prices for rooms at the on-site hotel. Event Members will also receive early access to tickets and exclusive competitions.

Creepy Crawly Experience at Broomfield Hall

The Animal Unit at Derby College Group’s Broomfield Hall in Morley will be getting visitors into the Halloween mood on Sunday October 27 with the chance to get up close and personal with some of the creepy crawlies who are looked after by students there.

The open day between 10am and 3.30pm will have a wide range of family activities.

Staging a scandal puts Buxton in the running for top UK theatre award

Buxton International Festival has confirmed its place as one of the nation’s leading opera producing companies with a nomination in this year’s UK Theatre Awards for its world premiere of Georgiana, the story of the life and scandalous times of the most controversial Duchess of Devonshire.   

The critically acclaimed production was especially commissioned for the Festival’s 40th anniversary programme this year, and was written and produced by a team led by its Chief Executive Officer Michael Williams.

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