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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: editor@madeinderbyshire.org
 

Toyah to Visit New Mills Festival in September!

Setting this year’s New Mills Festival off with an enormous bang, and following on from last year’s hugely successful fundraiser, this year sees the colourful, dynamic and unique Toyah Wilcox and her band take to the stage at New Mills Art Theatre on Saturday 12 Sept 2015. Toyah will be belting out all her old hits including the iconic hit singles - It's A Mystery, I Want To Be Free and Thunder In The Mountains, as well as newer material, in her famous high-energy style.
 

Eyam 350th Plague Commemoration: Peak Pilgrimage Summary

As part of the commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the plague, the people of Eyam Church are creating a permanent new pilgrimage route for walkers through the Peak District National Park – the 35 mile Peak Pilgrimage route from Ilam to Eyam - to be opened up in July 2015. This initiative is being supported by the Diocese of Derby and the Peak District National Park.    

Eyam 350th Plague Commemoration: Here We Stay

 Saturday 18th July @ 7.30pm in the Church.

New Perspectives presents a world premiere of Here We Stay by David Rudkin

Described by The Observer as 'Britain's greatest living dramatic poet', visionary writer David Rudkin gives the Plague a central voice as narrator in a dramatic new telling of events at Eyam 350 years ago.

The region's leading touring theatre company New Perspectives presents a staged reading of this moving and haunting new play, featuring live music and a cast to be announced.

Eyam 350th Plague Commemoration: The Roses of Eyam Promenade Play

16th‐20th June 2015 7pm 

The Roses of Eyam Promenade Play uses the real life location to tell the story  of the village that lost a third of its population to the plague. 

The play begins with the fateful arrival in Eyam  of a horse and trap laden with  “nowt but the latest fashions” but in fact infested with fleas carrying the  deadly plague and charts 13 months of isolation, self sacrifice and heartbreak  among the villagers. 

Sinfonia Viva Innovative Approach Gains Recognition

East Midlands’ regional orchestra Sinfonia Viva has won further recognition for its innovative approach to music-making – working with key partners to develop creative community projects with people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.

The Grammy Award-winning Orchestra, which already has a national reputation for its education and community work and is an Arts Council National Portfolio organisation, has reached the final stages of two significant awards.

Jenson Button Trust Triathlon Announce Closed Road Cycle Route

The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon are excited to announce that for the first time in the event’s history, competitors will race along closed city roads as part of the cycle route, making it one of a very limited number of UK triathlons that have a closed road city centre cycle route.

On the news the 2009 Formula 1 World Champion said;

Triathlon Novices Invited To Introduction Training Days Jenson Button Trust Triathlon

Derby – 12th July 2015

Budding triathletes who are gearing up to take part one of Derby’s most high profile sporting events this summer are being invited to a series of training days to prepare for the big day.

Hundreds of people are expected to take part in the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon which will be held for the first time in Derby on Sunday July 12.

Novice and amateur sports people will compete alongside professional triathletes and Jenson Button himself in the event which will be based at Markeaton Park.

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