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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
 

Accidental gallery goes from strength to strength

Elephantstones Gallery, Hayfield, is celebrating its 3rd Birthday with an exhibition of Harry Ousey's abstracted landscapes.

The exhibition will run throughout the May Bank Holiday weekend (27th-29th) until Friday 2nd June and the gallery is open 10am - 4pm.

Queen of the Night Celebrated at Opera House

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time is on its way to Buxton (Sun 28 May). Whitney Queen of the Night is an award-winning show that offers a line-up of exceptional musicians and artistes. Relive the powerhouse and breath-taking vocal performance of Whitney and her legacy of hit after hit!

New Website for Buxton Opera House

Have you seen Buxton Opera House’s new website? The new redesign, which went live at the beginning of the month is said to make finding out about events, easier than ever before.

Emma Oaks, Head of Marketing & Audiences at Buxton Opera House, who worked on the project with Birmingham based web developer, Supercool, said:

The first Buxton Comedy Festival is on its way to the town this summer

The first Buxton Comedy Festival is on its way to the town this summer, as part of a 4-day event (31 Aug to 3 Sep), sponsored by Thornbridge Brewery. The barrels of beer and laughter ‘combo’ is the brainchild of Buxton Opera House, where many of the events will take place – alongside its sister venue, the Pavilion Arts Centre.

Derbyshire Singers – Concert 20th May, Derby Cathedral

J.S. Bach:  ‘Mass in B Minor’  Saturday 20th May  -  7.00 pm   Derby Cathedral.

The Derbyshire Singers with the Derbyshire Sinfonia.  Soloists: Lucy Hall (Soprano), Margaret McDonald (Mezzo), Adam Temple-Smith (Tenor), Marcus Farnsworth  (Baritone).

Sinfonia Viva Tunes Up for Anniversary Tour

Derby-based Sinfonia Viva has confirmed the line-up for its 35th anniversary ‘Cabinet of Curiosity’ regional tour.

Sinfonia Viva is the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra. As well as building up a loyal following of classical music fans, it has won awards and national recognition for its education and community outreach work.

Highlights over the years has included a Grammy nomination for its work with Damon Albarn – leading to their inclusion on the Gorillaz album ‘Plastic Beach’ – and an invitation to record with soul music legend Bobby Womack.

Déda and Arts Derbyshire to Champion Dance with Disabled People

Déda, the Derby-based regional dance house, has been selected by Arts Derbyshire and Derbyshire County Council as the Creative Producer for a two-year project which will develop and celebrate the talents of disabled people.

Derby-based Déda, which has a national reputation for leading the fusion of dance, contemporary circus and outdoor performance, aims to establish Derbyshire as the leading county in the UK for championing the dance work of disabled people.

East Meets West at This Year’s Derby Festé

Visitors to Derby Festé this September will be able to enjoy the very best of different cultures in a two-day outdoor entertainment spectacular.

Derby Festé has been a highlight in the city’s calendar for the past 11 years and this year’s festival will be held on Friday September 29 and Saturday September 30 with the theme of fusing Western and Eastern cultures in the most spectacular fashion.

Regular visitors to Festé will have noticed that the festival is slightly later this year and this is to enable it to coincide with the climax of the Navratri Festival.

Novice Athletes Gear Up for Jenson Button Trust Triathlon: Sunday July 23

More than 300 people have already entered this summer’s Jenson Button Trust Triathlon which will be held for the third consecutive year in Derby on Sunday July 23.

Organisers, Derby-based HUUB Events, report that the largest number who have already signed up are triathlon beginners.

They will complete alongside Formula 1 McLaren Honda racing driver Jenson Button as well as seasoned and elite athletes on the day.

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