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Buxton Fringe announces Fringe Sunday line up!

Buxton Fringe has announced the exciting line-up for Fringe Sunday, its free showcase of events at the Pavilion Gardens.

Organisers say it will feature Buxton rock star Isaac Neilson, blues/jazz favourites Sideways Band, comedy act Angela Bra & Annie Sup, the visiting Belly Dance Flames, and inspiring singer songwriter Darren Poyzer. High Peak Magic Circle, Peak District Artisans and Stone and Water, organisers of the Pride Picnic, will also be taking part.

Harley Foundation Summer 2023 - Winter 2023 Listings Information

There are plenty of exciting events happening this year at the Harley Foundation on the historic Welbeck estate in Nottinghamshire.

The 5th Duke of Portland: Tunnel Vision

Continuing throughout 2023 and 2024

Illustrating the life of the elusive 5th Duke of Portland, who owned Welbeck during the Victorian period. The 5th Duke is famous for his extraordinary buildings, including miles of tunnels under the estate. This exhibition reveals his life beyond the tunnels – including lost love and amazing art collecting.

The Summers Biggest Films Are Here!


Thursday 22 June
Greatest Days 10:30am, 8:15pm
LAST CHANCE!  The Three Musketeers: D'Artagnan 5:30pm

Friday 23 June
NT Live: Fleabag 6:00pm
Greatest Days 8:00pm

Derbyshire creative agency announces new business direction to focus on the greater good and incite change within our communities

An award-winning Derbyshire creative agency led by two sisters has announced it is pivoting to focus on creating marketing campaigns to encourage people to change their behaviour – for the better.

MacMartin, founded by siblings Claire MacDonald and Anna Hutton, is a creative agency which has been producing highly successful marketing campaigns for clients across the UK since founding six years ago.

The company achieved remarkable growth even during Covid and recently announced doubled turnover.

Hopton Hall Month of Art

Visit Hopton Hall, it’s rose gardens and café during the Month of Art from Saturday 1st July. The garden is open from 10:30 - 16:00 every Thursday to Sunday. Along with the 2km rose garden walk, Café Impromptu, part of the same group as Hopton Hall, has a 75 seat restaurant open in the grounds.

Some of the artists planned to attend Hopton Hall include:

Bursary Award For Inventive Derby College Group Student

Amy Higginbottom with her artwork (winner of the bursary Award).

A really imaginative piece of interactive art, around the concept of 'Sonder', which is the the realisation that each random stranger is living a life as vivid and complex as our own, has earned a Derby College Group (DCG) Art & Design student a £400 bursary from Arts Society Derby.

Head of Derbyshire child exploitation charity to receive honorary degree at Buxton ceremony

The CEO of Derbyshire charity Safe and Sound Group, which supports children, young people and families affected by child exploitation, will receive an honorary degree from the University of Derby later this month.

Tracy Harrison spent 32 years in the police force, rising through the ranks from Constable to Superintendent. She received five Chief Constable’s Commendations as well as the Police long service and good conduct awards, the National British Association of Women in Policing nomination for mentoring, and the Queen’s Jubilee and British Olympics medals.

Derby College Group students win award for impressive and realistic show garden

Derby College Group horticulture students are winners of a magnificent Silver Gilt Medal in the professional category at Gardeners Worldat Birmingham this week. This was for their creation of the remarkable 'Restoration Garden'. This captivating show garden pays tribute to the amazing metamorphosis of Wingfield Station, once a forgotten and dilapidated Victorian gem, now beautifully restored.

Local tourism businesses take top spots at VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2023

Five tourism businesses from across the Peak District and Derbyshire are celebrating success after winning coveted accolades – including two prestigious Gold awards – at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2023.

The finalists competed against hundreds of tourism businesses from across the country to reach the awards ceremony which was hosted by TV presenter Alex Polizzi at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter on Wednesday 7 June.