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Celebrate Earth Hour at the Unitarian Chapel on Short Row, Belper, on Saturday 25 March, 8.30pm to 9.30pm

Doors open at 7.30pm to refreshments, when Ravenoak Recorders will be playing as guests arrive.  

The Earth Hour performance begins with the beautiful voice of Folk singer Sue MacFarlane. She is followed by Future Music's grand finalist Lucy Milford, a local singer/songwriter. The evening concludes with Belper contemporary composer James Oldrini, with his string quartet, plus special guest. The chapel seats only around 100 people, so early arrival is advised as the event is not ticketed.

What’s on at Cromford Mills JUNE 2017

Saturday 3rd June



Location: Ivy Cottage, Upper Lumsdale


Come and join us at this much loved, annual event where residents and friends of the beautiful Lumsdale Valley get together to raise funds to help maintain the environment and industrial archaeology of this important site. Be part of our exciting new project to protect the remaining ruins in Lumsdale.

What’s on at Cromford Mills MAY 2017

Saturday 6th May



Location: Mill Yard


The Ripley Green Garters will be celebrating their 35th Anniversary of Dance. Join them and other local Morris teams at Cromford Mills and enjoy an afternoon of dance displays.

For further details please visit or phone 01629 823256.

Wednesday 10th May



Great Drama at the Guildhall Theatre

Derby LIVE is pleased to announce a host of brilliant drama shows that will be performed in the Guildhall Theatre this spring. With a variety of themes and stories, there is a show to suit every drama enthusiast in the next few months. 

The Call for Entries for Melbourne Festival EMERGING TALENT AWARD for Young Artists is now open.

Launched in 2014 the Award has become a popular part of the annual Melbourne Festival Art & Architecture Trail. The Award is for Artists aged 25 or under living or studying  in the East Midlands and planning a career as an Artist.

The Theme is TRANSFORMATION  - Young Artists are asked to submit 3-4 jpeg images of current work with their ideas for the competition (max 100 words +sketches) with a CV and FULL contact details by 23rd April 2017. 

Artists will be shortlisted by 14th May and need to present finished pieces by 31st August. 

The CALL for ENTRIES is now open for the Melbourne Festival Art & Architecture Trail.

Each year 120 Artists exhibit on the Melbourne Festival Art & Architecture Trail in 70 halls, homes and gardens in the heart of Melbourne, South Derbyshire and we have approximately 5000 visitors, the event takes place on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September this year.

To apply please email us 6-8 images by the 31st March with a CV, Artist Statement and FULL contact details. 

Entries will be collated ready to select artists and arrange who goes where by the end of May, the fee of £80 is due by the end of June.

Spring Bank Arts are delighted to bring you the fifth season of Coffee Concerts for Spring 2017.

Hallé cellist Dale Culliford has created another series of chamber music bringing you some of the most famous and well-loved works from Mozart and Schubert, through to pastoral oboe music and exotic Hungarian string music. The first concert on March 19th includes beautiful and fresh music that deserves an established place in concert halls everywhere. Dohnányi’s String Trio is a strong and spirited work full of rhythmic Magyar influences and haunting melodies. Adding Hallé co-principal oboist Hugh McKenna to the string trio creates the lovely sound of the oboe quartet.

St Peters Quarter Business Improvement District To Resume

Businesses in Derby’s St Peters Quarter have voted to re-establish the area as a Business Improvement District (BID).

The ballot saw a turnout of 48.4% with 67.4% of votes in favour judged by rateable value and 59.2% were in favour by number.

The ballot was open to businesses occupying or owning premises with a rateable value of £12,000 – reflecting the increase in small business rates relief in the forthcoming financial year – and did not include businesses in the Eagle Market and Theatre Walk given the imminent transfer in ownership of these sites to Intu.


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