Things to look forward to at the start of this New Year

The festive season has come to an end and a new decade has begun! Don’t let those January blues get you down; In Derby has plenty of events and activities to look forward to and help you start the New Year in style.

To burn off those Christmas calories and to help with all those New Year’s Resolutions, Derby Active is offering 50% off the first 2 months of membership! Join by Friday 7 February to receive this offer, plus a free 12 week fitness plan, choosing from gym, classes, swim or all three. Start off the new decade right, with the chance to get active, lose a few pounds, tone up and generally feel better, all without hurting your pocket. Visit to join today!

Make the most of the winter nights with Stargazing at Alvaston Park. On Saturday 25 January join in the evening’s fun by exploring the night sky through one of the Derby & District Astronomy Society’s telescopes, take part in starry craft activities, storytelling and much more. Bring the family along to this free and fun event from 5 to 9pm!

Come and run the fun 5k race with the Stroke Association’s Derby Resolution Run at Markeaton Park on Sunday 23 February. The route takes runners around the perimeter of the park giving the opportunity to enjoy a great run on a Sunday morning, all while raising funds to rebuild more lives after stroke. It doesn’t matter if you sprint, run or walk your Resolution Run – do it your way! It’s just £16 to register prior to the event or £20 to register on the day. For more information and to register, visit

Be part of a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time with Whitney – Queen of the Night at Derby Arena on Wednesday 18 March. Direct from the West End, this award-winning production features a sensational cast and a stunning live band, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, they deliver an unmissable evening in homage to the Queen of Pop. Tickets for Whitney – Queen of the Night are available for just £28.50.

The music of rock legends Queen is celebrated like never before in an unforgettable night of rock anthems with Queen Machine Symphonic at Derby Arena on Friday 17 April. Making their UK touring debut, Queen Machine are accompanied by the London Symphonic Rock Orchestra and West End leading lady Kerry Ellis for a fully orchestrated celebration of one of the most iconic bands in musical history. Tickets are priced from £37 to £57.

Tickets for all events can be purchased through the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800, online at or at the Sales and Information Centre, Riverside Chambers, Full Street, Derby, DE1 3AF.

For more information on all of the events and activities happening in Derby in the New Year, visit

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