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The latest news from producers, makers, venues and events organisers from around Derby and Derbyshire. If you have news to add to this page, then email us to let us know about it:

Volunteering Opportunity with Crossroads Derbyshire

We are recruiting women volunteers to support others who have experienced domestic abuse. There is a Volunteer Befriender Workshop being held on Wednesday 6th July, 10:30-12 at Bradbury House in Glossop. It will be an informal chat to share more information about the role and details on how to apply. I have attached the poster we are circulating. Places need to be booked via this link:

Bronze Medal For Students’ Garden Design

Horticulture students at Derby College Group (DCG) have won a bronze medal for their show garden entry at this year’s Gardeners World Live show at the NEC.

The mature part-time students’ design and build was entered into the professional category this year – competing against high budget gardens created by landscape companies.

Haywire Theatre brings theatre-in-the-dark to audiences across UK fringes with Nyctophilia

In collaboration with upcoming writer Isaac Saward, Haywire Theatre is touring across the UK with their new, original production, Nyctophilia, providing a unique experience to audiences.

The show, which is the first on the fringe scene to tackle theatre-in-the-dark for an entire performance, invites audiences for an entirely new kind of theatre experience.The Buxton run opens at Underground at The Old Clubhouse, Buxton and will be playing on Thurs 7th July at 2:30pm, Fri 8th July at 1pm and Sat 10th July 10pm.

Best Comedy Show Winner and 6-time nominee Nathan Cassidy returns with new show

Multi-award winning comedian Nathan Cassidy and 6-time nominee for Best Solo Comedy Show at the Buxton Fringe returns with new show

In Hot Tub God, Nathan tries to find something uplifting in this cruel world of war and lying leaders, as he works out what the hell to say in a speech for his best friend’s third wedding.  The answers to everything all start with a miracle in a hot tub!

‘Still the best in the game...Immaculate is the word for the show’ WINNER BEST STANDUP Brighton Fringe 2022 Seagull.News

Fringe Team Turn Town Orange

Buxton Fringe committee members met outside Buxton Opera House to plant up the first of this year’s orange Fringe “hot spots” recently. Buxton Fringe has been encouraging more orange-themed floral displays around the town in the run up to the event, which runs from July 6-24 and features 170 entrants in categories including theatre, comedy, music and more.