The Darley Park Weekender is a highlight of the Derby events calendar, and this year will be no exception. With artists such as Peter Andre, East 17, Five, and Atomic Kitten appearing at Ultimate 90s and DJ Martin Kemp, ABC and Hue and Cry taking to the stage for 80s Mix Tape, the weekend is already proving popular with audiences as sales surge.
Yesterday (Sunday 26th March) was a very special day at Derby College Group's Broomfield Hall. Around 1000 visitors got to chance to see new life in the form of almost 100 lambs on show.
Buxton Fringe has confirmed its entertainment line-up for Springboard, a social event at the town’s Green Man Gallery designed to mark the changing season and promote the Fringe’s forthcoming festival in July.
New exhibition at the Museum of Making explores ‘What Photography Can Be’ with artist Oliver Frank Chanarin’s first solo exhibition A Perfect Sentence
A Perfect Sentence is Oliver Frank Chanarin’s first solo exhibition, premiering at the Museum of Making in Derby on Thursday 16 March, as part of FORMAT23, the UK’s leading international photography biennial. The exhibition interrogates the shifting terrain of documentary photography, exploring our drive for attention, the complexities of being seen and the anxieties of being overlooked.
The school holidays are on the horizon, so we’ve compiled our top 10 fun things to do in Derby with your family during the Easter break and beyond, with most being completely free or low cost.
Easter Egg Hunt Trail
The Buxton Flowerpot Trail returns for 2023 thanks to the continued support of some of our local Derbyshire County Council and High Peak Borough Council councillors. This year, this family favourite arts trail will run during July and August and simply aims to bring a smile. As ever, all in Buxton and surrounding villages are welcome and encouraged to get involved- households, businesses, schools and community groups- to make a flowerpot creation for the trail. They can be displayed in gardens, on gateposts, door steps or in windows, anywhere so long as they are visible from the pavement.
Robert Largan, Member of Parliament for High Peak, has celebrated English Tourism Week (17-26 March 2023) during a visit to the Yorkshire Bridge Inn at Bamford.
Mr Largan MP pulled a pint at the award-winning High Peak pub and met with owner John Illingworth; Jo Dilley, Managing Director of Visit Peak District & Derbyshire; and Sir Richard FitzHerbert, Chair of Visit Peak District & Derbyshire; to highlight the value of pubs to both visitors and local communities – and to discuss the ongoing challenges facing hospitality businesses.
One of the country’s leading street food markets coming to Chesterfield in latest addition to bumper events programme
A renowned street food market will be bringing its unique offer to Chesterfield, as the latest addition to the borough’s exciting events programme – designed to boost the town centre and raise Chesterfield’s profile as a go-to place for food and leisure experiences.
Derby Museums this week announces its partnership with Heritage Crafts, launching the first of many workshops in its Craft Skills for the Future programme that aim to inspire young people to become craft-makers at the Museum of Making.
With a shared vision to inspire young people to discover making and develop their creative skills, Derby Museums and Heritage Crafts will co-produce a vibrant programme of craft workshops and courses throughout the year, designed to enthuse and encourage young people about the possibility of craft as a career.
There was great excitement as Derby College Group’s flagship technical and professional skills college, The Roundhouse, took centre stage for the announcement of Derby as the home of the Great British Railways (GBR) headquarters.
Eight-piece band Jig For a Kiss will be your hosts as we launch our monthly sessions of songs, tunes and fun.
The Brampton Sessions will be on the first Wednesday of each month. We will be serving up a new musical feast for Chesterfield. We want to stir up the scene, throw everything into the pot and cook up something unique and special. We’ll revelling in rich and vibrant musical traditions.
For British Science Week 2023 (10-19 March), school students from across Derby will be exploring the various techniques used in the development of the Trent 1000 engine at the Museum of Making as well as in other parts of Rolls-Royce’s business. Schools have been invited to take part in a series of interactive sessions developed in partnership between Rolls-Royce and Derby Museums.
Pye Hill & District Male Voice Choir FREE Concert at the Dale Club, Jacksdale Saturday 25 March 2023, 7:30 p.m.
As a thank you to its hosts, the Pye Hill and District Male Voice Choir will be appearing in concert at the Dale Club, Jacksdale, NG16 5HR, on Saturday 25 March 2023 at 7.30 p.m. Entry is FREE to the public. Make a date in your diary, turn your heating and lights off and come along with family and friends, relax, and enjoy a wide variety of songs.
Buxton Fringe organisers have reported that over 90 entrants have already signed up for this year’s festival which takes place from July 5th to 23rd.
Inner Landscapes opens on the 19th March from 2-5pm and you are all warmly invited to the opening of another not to be missed exhibition at The Old Lock Up Gallery. The exhibition continues from 24th March until 29th April: open Friday - Sunday 10-5pm.
As I pondered the forthcoming show and the work within it I stumbled across Robert Macfarlane's ‘The Old Ways’:
Derby College Group student Joe Johnson has been presented with the prestigious ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award at this year’s Building Communities Awards. This is the second time Joe has received this accolade, after previously winning ‘Intermediate/Advanced Apprentice of the Year’ in the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Apprenticeship Awards in October last year.
Staff at science company with Derbys HQ vote to save lives after naming St John Ambulance their new charity
Hundreds of employees at a chemistry company with a Derbyshire headquarters will be helping save lives after nominating St John Ambulance as their next adopted charity.
Lubrizol, a science company whose research and development function and headquarters is based at Hazelwood near Belper, has now announced that the leading first aid organisation will be its next charity partner over all its UK sites.
The partnership means that Lubrizol’s employees will be undertaking a series of fundraisers aiming to raise thousands of pounds for St John Ambulance over the next two years.
No Jobs in the Arts is now taking entries for their seventh zine edition, in collaboration with Round Lemon; they’re seeking visual artwork submissions from early-career artists and creatives, currently living, working, or studying in the Midlands. The theme for Issue #7 is the environment and sustainability. Read more about the open call by heading to their website here.
There are lots of exciting events with Fleet Arts this Spring and Summer!
Belper Arts Trail
Celebrate Community and the Environment with Fleet Arts, for the Belper Arts Trail. Be part of our installation outside St Peter's Church, with these three opportunities:
Are you confident, reliable and trustworthy? Do you have strong interpersonal and organisational skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality? Are you looking for a flexible role that gives you the freedom to choose when you want to work?
If this sounds like you, then why not consider joining our team of Sessional Examination Invigilators!
We are delighted to be able to bring face-to-face networking to Bakewell in the Peak District, bringing the FSB and the Peak District National Park together to run an inaugural event. Join us!
As they say, it’s not what you know, but who you know… Destination Digital is delighted to have brought together two friends in high places for a face-to-face networking event in the heart of the Peak District National Park’s only town, beautiful Bakewell.
With the support of national institutions, major grants and an extraordinary effort from museum supporters in Derby and beyond, many famous paintings will come to the city for the first time.
A partnership spearheaded by Derby-based Nimbus Disability has enabled disabled football fans to benefit from easier access to tickets thanks to a pioneering partnership.
Sports venue ticketing platform Alloc8 has teamed up with Nimbus Disability to incorporate the award-winning bespoke Access Card software into its own ticketing system which is being operated for the first time at Tranmere Rovers FC.
New Perspectives return with a romcom with songs.
Finding one true soulmate is fortunate. Finding two, life becomes complicated! New Perspectives Theatre Company makes a very welcome return to Tideswell this month (18th March) with this romcom which mixes drama and comedy with songs.
Husband and wife, Simon and Carey: the perfect couple. They have some news to share and the swearing has to stop. They are having a baby!
Then Carey makes a new musician friend and we discover life-changing secrets of their past.
We are busy planning the 2023 Summer Book Festival and are planning to hold a book and book-related craft fair at the Museum of Making in Derby on Saturday 13 May. It will run from 10:30am-4pm (with time to set up and clear away to be scheduled).
We are currently open to expressions of interest from potential stallholders who may be interested in joining us. It will be an opportunity for you to showcase your book-related crafts or books - whether as an author or on behalf of an author or as an independent publisher or bookseller.
Callout for artists and interested parties. Hosted by Alfreton Town Council and Tony Fisher.
April 20th at 6pm in Room 1, Alfreton House.
Project co-ordinator for the proposed art trail, Alfreton, is a local artist/photographer/historian.
Alfreton is a town and area in Derbyshire, rich in history. Visited by famous writers such as D. H. Lawrence.
View Alfreton wikipedia site here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfreton
Following on from the great success of the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Spital Arts are delighted and excited to present another show in conjunction with Live and Local.