January 2015

Spiltmilk say Dance!

In Good Company Associate company Spiltmilk Dance bring their outstanding “Live & Local” show to Crich.

Part performance, part social dance, Spiltmilk say Dance reinvents social dance crazes that have swept dance floors all over the world; the kind of dances we all end up doing at discos, weddings and family gatherings.

It’s a show of two halves. The first half of the evening sees the company’s three dancers put their unique spin on familiar dance favourites – think disco dancing to Sinatra, the YMCA to Mozart, and The Twist on chairs.

Libraries are being asked to get involved with Shakespeare Week 16 - 22 March 2015

In 2014, the first Shakespeare Week celebration saw 3,142 schools and 470,000 children take part and 62,000 Passports to Shakespeare distributed.

To develop the celebration with families, SCL and ASCEL are encouraging library services to offer family/group activities during Shakespeare Week and are producing resources to support activities.  Partners involved in 2015 are the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Society of Chief Librarians, the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians, The Reading Agency and CILIP.

Buxton Festival of World Cinema Returns

The Third Buxton Festival of World Cinema runs from 23-29 March 2015. Twenty films will be screened over the seven days using two venues. Alongside some of the best films of the last 12 months a clutch of acclaimed films from cinema’s history will also be featured.

Buxton Festival’s 2015 Programme Announced

The nationally renowned and award winning Buxton Festival features an impressive programme of opera, music and literature during July 2015 in the attractive Peak District Spa Town.

Opera performances in the stunning Opera House include Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and a concert performance of Chapentier’s Louise. Elijah Moshinsky the prolific director and three times Laurence Olivier Award winner for Opera will be directing the much anticipated performance of Giovanna d’Arco.

The Mansfield Building Society help restore installation at Beth’s Poetry Trail in Belper

The Beth Fender Memorial Fund received an award of £500 from The Mansfield Building Society’s Community Support Scheme to cover costs of restoring one of the 20 installations on Beth’s Poetry Trail back to its original beauty. 

Glen Mulliner of Beth Fender Memorial Fund said: “We are very thankful to The Mansfield for donating these funds.  The installation had bad weather damage and these funds will not only cover restoration but will provide treatment which will prevent any future damage.”

Shirebrook Town Council launch Live & Local events with comedy by local writers

Live & Local, the community touring scheme that brings professional live performances to unusual spaces is teaming up with Shirebrook Town Council to bring exciting events to the town.

The inaugural show, which launches the partnership, is a hilariously nostalgic comedy 'Big Daddy vs Giant Haystacks’ written and directed by local award winning duo Brian Mitchell and Joseph Nixon. It will take place in Shirebrook Village Hall on Wednesday 4 February 2015 at 7.30pm

Sinfonia Viva announce Concerts for March 2015

Sinfonia Viva is a virtuoso ensemble delivering original and extraordinary creative musical experiences. Founded in 1982, Sinfonia Viva has a national reputation as a leader in creative music activity in the UK. They are proud to announce two concerts in March 2015.

Poem a Month for January

Poem a Month is off to a great start with this poem submitted to the Literature Team at Derbyshire County Council by David Duncombe inspired by a common sight - walkers in the Derbyshire countryside.

Here is David's introduction to the poem: 'Walking in the Peak District on an autumn day I saw a couple, the woman leading, stepping neatly and he following, splashing in the mud. I let my imagination go with them on a circular walk.'

Derby Cathedral announce 2015 exhibition programme

Derby Cathedral have announced their exhibition programme for the year in the Sir Richard Morris Lounge at Derby Cathedral Centre.  

The programme starts with Derby's Jacobean House in 1852, which is on loan from Derby Museums and with whom the Cathedral enjoy a close relationship.

The Jacobean Exhibition will continue until Friday 30th January 2015, 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, Closed Sundays, Bank Holidays.