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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:


Derby LIVE are delighted to announce that Blue singer, West End performer and Hollyoaks actor Duncan James is performing at the Hannells Darley Park Concert on Sunday 2 September. The headline star of pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, Duncan is playing Jack at Derby Arena this Christmas.

World famous Dreamboys are coming to Derby Arena

Derby LIVE is excited to announce that The Dreamboys will be coming to Derby Arena on Saturday 29 June 2019 at 8pm. The sensational show is back in the UK by popular demand and tickets are now on sale priced from £24.50 – £39.50.


Following on from last year's success, the Friends of Markeaton Park (FoMP) are again staging the Dig for Victory event to pay tribute to all who fought in the two World Wars. The annual event supported by Derby City Council will take place on Sunday 26 August from 11am-4pm at Markeaton Park. The Dig for Victory event is free to visit and will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and remembering life on the home front during World War 2.

Buxton Opera House listings from the end of August through to November

Friday 31 August – Sunday 2 September

Ant-Man and the Wasp (12A)

In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to re-balance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

£7 Adults, £5 Students/Children

World War 1 first for museum and art gallery

Paintings by a soldier who died in World War 1 are to be exhibited for the first time at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.

Lieutenant Douglas Marshall Rigby, who grew up in Buxton, was killed in the Great War, 100 years ago.  

Lt Rigby’s artworks will be on display at the museum and art gallery in Terrace Road from 15 September until 10 November.

These include watercolours of northern landscapes, humorous caricatures and pencil drawings.  


Repton Village is to rediscover and celebrate its literary roots in a new 3 day programme of literature and events from 26th October - 28th October 2018.

Repton Literary Festival is the first of a new annual festival - telling stories, inspiring a new generation of writers, bringing engaging speakers to this Derbyshire village.

Long recognised for its accomplished alumni: Repton is author to great words, thoughts and deeds, burying kings, educating performers and growing sporting heroes.

When Festé arrives you won't believe your eyes!

27 - 29 September 2018

The printed programs are ready, the website is updated with all the events you can feast your eyes on, and we can't wait!

Here at Derby Festé we can't wait to share all the fun of the circus with you in our e-newsletter.

So sit back, enjoy and read all about it. If you would like a copy of the program sending to you please email your full postal address to


Matlock Storytelling Cafe

Matlock Storytelling Cafe

Returns for a new season on Friday the 7th of September.

Not only that but we're kicking the season off with a bumper bundle of stories that our resident tellers have been nurturing all summer, they should be ripe by September so come along and join us for a harvest feast of tales.