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Sinfonia Viva Brings Viennese Charm Home This NYE

Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ Grammy-nominated professional orchestra, has released tickets for its first online New Year’s Eve performance.

The Orchestra has performed an early-evening gala concert at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, on December 31st for more than 25 years which has obviously had to be cancelled due to the pandemic this year.

Developer reaffirms commitment to Derby apartments plan

The developer behind a £37 million project to create more than 250 new apartments in Derby city centre has reaffirmed its commitment to the scheme. 

Elevate Property Group has said it is currently putting the finishing touches to its Castleward Boulevard plans, which would see 258 apartments built in two phases across a 1.55-acre site between Liversage Street and John Street.

Wilf Goes Wild! New musical explorer puts Derby on the map.

‘Wilf Goes Wild’ is a new digital interactive musical for primary-school aged children written by Sarah Middleton, with music from Grammy nominated musician Josh Sneesby and directed by Matt Powell.

Presented as a free 15 minute pilot episode online, ‘Wilf Goes Wild’ follows the adventures of self-proclaimed explorer Wilf, and his older sister Willow, as they learn about the world around them, meeting memorable characters along the way and teaching children they don’t have to leave the house to have an adventure!

Live & Local: 12 Positive Stories

Read on for some happy news... With only 12 days to go until Christmas, we'd love to share with you 12 positive stories from throughout 2020, a year that has been unlike any other.

Rock along with The Hollies at Derby Arena

Derby LIVE are excited to announce that The Hollies will be coming to Derby Arena in autumn next year. Join the legendary icons of British rock on Saturday 16 October 2021 at 8pm for a brand new tour of their brilliantly crafted songs in The Road is Long.

Further statues added to mining memorial

Eleven new statues have been added to the ‘Walking Together’ mining memorial at our Markham Vale Business Park, commemorating miners who tragically lost their lives in 3 major disasters at Markham Colliery.

The ‘Walking Together’ memorial trail by Artist Stephen Broadbent symbolises a miner’s journey to the pit and back and represents the men who lost their lives in the disasters of 1937, 1938 and 1973.

Get in the Festive Mood with Buxton International Festival

To celebrate the festive season, Buxton International Festival are thrilled to share a series of classical Christmas playlists, selected by Buxton International Festival artists, with you! Today, you can view what is included in the first collection, chosen by Martin Roscoe and Klezmer-ish. The second selection will be shared via newsletter on the 19th December.