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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:

Sing along with Buxton Fringe!

Buxton Fringe is inviting everyone to celebrate the opening of entries to the 2018 Fringe with a festive Fringe40 Village Carols sing-along.

The exciting Christmas Party, hosted by Buxton’s Green Man Gallery, will take place on Saturday December 1 from 7 to 10pm with Derbyshire Village Carols from 7.30pm. Wine and light refreshments will be provided with all donations going to the Fringe.

Festive Family fun at Markeaton Park this December

This December Family Festivities returns to Markeaton Park for two weekends full of free family fun. This year Family Festivities will run two themed weekends; on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December the Craft Fair Weekend will give families the opportunity to find that extra special gift that’s unique and locally made.

Hayfield Singers’ Christmas Concert

Hayfield Singers are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the famous American composer, Leonard Bernstein, at their Christmas concert, which will be held at St Matthews Church, Hayfield, on Sunday 9th December at 7.30pm.

Among other choral arrangements the choir will perform Bernstein’s ‘Chichester Psalms’, which were commissioned for the 1965 Southern Cathedral’s Festival at Chichester Cathedral.

Derby 80s Retro Arcade Weekender 

Celebrate all things 1980s at our Derby 80s Retro Arcade Weekender. Enjoy over 35 vintage arcade games and consoles, 80s movies & music, retro merchandise plus a live DJ on the Saturday evening!

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Book now! Accessibility Conference

The Access Exchange Conference is a special, one day conference bringing together local and national experts in accessible tourism and the tourism industry. Supported by Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire through the European Regional Development Fund, book now to join us

Get your ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ fix live at Derby Arena

Derby LIVE is pleased to announce that internationally-renowned tribute act Killer Queen will be performing at Derby Arena on Saturday 18 May 2019.

Killer Queen have been performing their tribute to Queen’s concert since 1993. Their expert musicianship, extraordinary energy and accurate portrayal of the world’s greatest live band have rightfully earned Killer Queen the title of Queen tribute royalty.

Headliner and local talents announced for Christmas Lights Switch-On

The countdown is on to this year’s 2018 Christmas Lights Switch-On presented by Derby LIVE, Derby City Council’s entertainment arm, and hosted by Smooth, who are the official radio station for the event. The traditional Christmas celebration will be held on The Market Place on Saturday 17 November, with a stage show from 3:15pm and a festive parade from The Spot to The Market Place at around 4:30pm.

Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society "Christmas Through the Ages"

On Friday December 14th Spital Arts are delighted to host another wonderful Christmas evening with the Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society.

The wonderful choir, who last year celebrated their 80th anniversary, will be singing a selection of songs entitled "Christmas through the Ages". There will be something to suit everyone's tastes, including delicious Spital Arts Christmas food!