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Royal Family Intrigue Helps Get Derby Book Festival’s Ticket Sales off to a Strong Start

Organisers of the Derby Book Festival say tickets for a forthcoming talk with author Valentine Low are selling strongly after his book lifting the lid on life in the Royal Family was serialised in a Sunday newspaper.

Valentine, whose book, The Courtiers, was launched last month, has been lined up to talk at the festival’s autumn edition, which takes place from November 4 to 6.

The book is described as the inside story of the power struggles within Buckingham Palace, through the eyes of the members of the vast team of courtiers who act as advisors to the Monarch.

St. Agnes Fountain Return to Belper

Christmas, as they say, starts with......St Agnes Fountain...

The albums of St. Agnes Fountain accompany the putting up of thousands Christmas trees throughout Britain and around the globe as their reputation reaches further afield, it is, without question, their magical live performances that have endeared them to an ever-growing audience.

Belper Welcomes Operababes in Concert

For over twenty years soprano Rebecca Knight and Derbyshire born Karen England  have performed across the world as the OperaBabes. Having taken a break, the duo return to the concert stage at St. Peter's Church, Belper on 19 November.

Tickets go on sale for Derby Book Festival

Tickets have gone on sale for the autumn edition of the Derby Book Festival which is being headlined by TV presenter and Strictly Come Dancing star Dan Walker.

The city’s popular literary event will run from November 4th to 6th and names including Sunday Times bestseller Raynor Winn have already been announced.

Tickets can be booked for individual events and this year a Festival Pass is available providing access to multiple events.

Derbyshire History Makers celebrated in new exhibition exploring History - Herstory - Mystory - Theirstory - Ourstory

A new exhibition and project lab - History Makers: A celebration of Derbyshire women and gender diversity - opens this week at Derby Museum and Art Gallery and will run until February 2023.

Content for the exhibition has been years in the making, developed from feedback from visitors, volunteers and community members about the lack of representation for both women and gender diversity within the museums’ galleries.

Eyam Village Bonfire and Firework Display

Come and celebrate Eyam Village Bonfire and Firework Display on Saturday 5th November.  Entertainment starts in the village square from 5.30pm.  The torch-lit music-led procession of the infamous ‘Willow RAT’ leaves at 6.15pm, carrying it through the village to the chants of ‘Burn the Rat’ up to the playing fields.  The RAT is laid on the spectacular bonfire which is then followed by our fabulous firework display.

Great nights out on your doorstep: Live & Local launches Autumn/Winter 2022/23 season

Live & Local’s Autumn/Winter 22/23 season will be a special one: they have been bringing exciting and awe-inspiring shows to a village hall or community venue near you for 30 years. To celebrate, the National Portfolio Organisation has launched a brand-new website - The upcoming season begins on 1st October. Expect professional exciting theatre, enthralling, award-winning music and exhilarating shows for all ages in community venues across Derbyshire.

Tree planting company branching out to help Derbyshire children’s charity

A tree growing enterprise dedicated to cutting carbon emissions has branched out into supporting a much-loved children’s holiday charity too.

Co-Treetment, a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2019 to help companies and individuals offset their CO2 by planting trees, has launched a new scheme to benefit the Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre.


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