December 2021

Ashfield Set To Shine Bright With New Light Night

Giant illuminated walkabout puppets, an eight-metre light-up inflatable snail, spectacular light drummers, UV doodles, a glowing silent disco and an Invisible Man are just some of the international and national acts and installations set to be part of a shiny new light-fantastic event coming to Sutton-in-Ashfield on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 February 2022.
The free event will create a whole new way to see the town, as street-performers, dancers and artists light up the streets and spaces across the centre.

New date for What’s Love Got To Do With It? at Derby Arena

Due to unforeseen circumstances, What’s Love Got To Do With It? at Derby Arena on Sunday 23rd January 2022 has been postponed by the promoters until Sunday 25th September 2022.
If you have already received your tickets ahead of the show, please be assured that they are still valid and can be used for the new date in September. All you will need to do is arrive as normal on the night of the show, present your ticket and they will be accepted. If you have any questions about the new date please contact the box office.

A whole new world awaits as Aladdin comes to Derby Arena in 2022

Sometimes you get even more than you wished for...
Aladdin wishes the Princess would notice him, The Princess wishes she could lead a normal life, Aladdin's mother wishes she could remember what she came in here for...
And there’s something very peculiar about that ancient clapped-out rusty thing. (The lamp... not his mother.)

No Jobs In The Arts - Open Call

No Jobs in the Arts is now taking entries for their sixth zine; they’re seeking visual artwork submissions from early-career artists and creatives currently living, working, or studying in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Derby, or Derbyshire.

Creative Project Marks Moments in Time

An innovative creative project, involving a group of 70 young people from across Derbyshire, has been officially archived so that future generations can learn about their thoughts and experiences.

2022 Concerts Remembering Mick Peat & Barry Coope - featuring Barbara Dickson, Bob Fox, and Daphne's Flight

This year the music world in general and Derbyshire in particular has lost two giants.
Promoter musician & folk icon Mick Peat died in January. Barry Coope, whom John Tams described as 'the greatest singer of this or any generation', passed away on 6th November.
St. Peter's Church, Belper will be the venue for three concerts in May 2022 celebrating the lives of two remarkable men.

The pantomime is back in town

Residents and visitors can look forward to watching Beauty and the Beast at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre from later this week.
Tickets are now on sale for the pantomime, which will run from Friday 3rd December 2021 to Sunday 2nd January 2022.
West End actress, pop star and TV personality Suzanne Shaw will star as Belle, with Thomas Redgrave from Britain’s Got Talent Winners Collabro as Gaston and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Andrew Fleming in the comedy role of Philippe Philoppe.

Place-based insight sessions: East Midlands

Join us for a discussion about audiences within Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
Place-based insight sessions share data about the local population and audiences from a range of sources. We'll share what we have learned from looking at this data, hear how it fits with your own insights about local audiences, and discuss what it all might mean for your audience and community engagement.
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