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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:

“It’s Shakespeare, but not as you know it!”

Firm favourites Oddsocks Productions are back in town with an exciting new look at one of Shakespeare’s classics. Macbeth will take to the stage in Markeaton Park on 15th, 16th, 17th June with a hearty dosage of Oddsocks inimitable comedy.

Oddsocks Productions was set up 26 years ago by Andy Barrow and Elli Mackenzie and is a critically acclaimed nationally touring theatre company who take classic texts and create bold, challenging, innovative and interactive theatre to be enjoyed by everyone!

School Pupils Graduate From Vocational Programmes

More than 100 pupils at schools across Derby and Derbyshire have graduated from  two-year vocational study programmes at Derby College.

Year 11 pupils from Heanor Gate Science College, Merrill Academy, Allestree Woodlands, Derby Moor Community Sports College,  Alfreton Grange Arts College, Frederick Gent, Murray Park Community, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, Friesland, Brookfield Community, Bemrose Community, Netherthorpe,  Tupton Hall, St Martin’s schools, as well as young people who have been educated at home, were presented with certificates to mark the end of their course.

A FREE concert at The Belper Arts Festival

Because of the success of the BELPER MUSIC FESTIVAL in particular and the BELPER ARTS FESTIVAL in general, it has been decided that the concert by EASTWOOD COLLIERY MALE VOICE CHOIR will be FREE ADMISSION

St Peter’s Church, Chesterfield Road, Belper on Saturday 28th May, first notes at 7.30pm.


Get the Whole Family Drawing and Doodling at Déda this June

Déda is excited to welcome The Doodle Dance Show, an interactive story-show which promises to entertain the whole family on Friday 3 June.   

Produced by Greenwich Dance, and created by award-winning performers Anna Williams (Russell Maliphant, La Ribot) and Tom Roden (New Art Club), The Doodle Dance Show will get the whole family drawing, dancing, doodling and story-telling together.

LEST WE FORGET by James Beagon at Buxton Fringe

From award-winning writer James Beagon, one family struggles to reconcile memories of their son with the truth in the aftermath of WW1. When Harry Ashwood was killed in battle, he was hailed as a hero. His surviving siblings are left with only their memories and the task of caring for their ageing mother. She relentlessly campaigns against the army for the right to bring her beloved boy home to rest. But is the mud of the Somme masking the man he truly was?