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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:

Things to look forward to in the New Year

Test Drive A New You. After the festive season, the New Year can be a great time for people to ‘refuel’, set new goals and focus on being more active to improve their health and fitness. In Derby are kicking off the New Year with an amazing health and fitness offer to help ‘restart their engine’.

STEAMCHICKEN 2018 Spring Tour

The remarkable album ‘Look Both Ways’, was a sharp turn left for one of the country’s leading ceilidh bands. A conflation of British and Greek folk forms, musical theatre, jazz and soul, astonished critics and delighted audiences, with a sell-out tour in March and Boomtown, Stainsby, Warwick and Sidmouth festivals.

Love Is All Around Weekend at Cromford Mills

Come along and enjoy all the love being spread around Cromford Mills. There is excitement and fun all around for the weekend! Visit Cromford Mills on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February and explore the market stalls and take part in themed activites all weekend for all the family.



7.30-9.30 p.m.

REMS Café, Market Street, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Come and share your poems or stories with us!

Dates for 2018:

31st January
28th March
30th May
25th July

26th September
28th November


Football Fun and Games Raise Money For Local Charity

Staff at independent funeral directors G Wathall & Son have raised £417 for a local charity – collected at a number of community events.

The family-owned firm, which celebrates its 160th anniversary this year and now has offices in Derby city centre, Alvaston, Borrowash and Ashbourne, attended several community events over the past year where visitors were invited to test their football skills in return for a donation.

Action Taken to Improve Care for Patients with Substance Misuse Needs

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has teamed up with Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to improve services for patients living with a substance misuse need following a report and recommendations by patient watchdog Healthwatch Derbyshire.

The Healthwatch Derbyshire report highlighted the experiences of 59 people who were dependent on drugs, alcohol or prescription drugs as well as the views of 15 carers and 15 health and social care professionals.

Sinfonia Viva Appoints New Principal Conductor

Dutch conductor Frank Zielhorst has been appointed as Principal Conductor of Sinfonia Viva - the East Midlands’ professional orchestra, based in Derby, which has celebrated its 35th anniversary this year.

Mr Zielhorst said he was relishing to take up the role with Sinfonia Viva and to programme a ‘menu of delights’ for orchestral concerts around the region.