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Live & Local – Surprising Shows in Surprising Places

Ashley Hutchings, the Guv’nor of Folk-Rock and founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band will be in Doveridge on Saturday 10th October.

In his show,  ‘From Psychedelia to Sonnets, Ashley Hutchings will be recounting his life in the world of Folk-Rock, with song lyrics, poetry and more, from his book ‘Words, Words’ Words’.  He will be supported by guest female singers/musicians, to complete a great evening’s entertainment.



The annual Bolsover District Festival of Brass is set to take place on Sunday October 4th, and it will be broadcast live all over the globe for the first time in its history. First Art has teamed up with Bolsover District Council to offer an all-day live web-stream of the event as it happens, featuring live music and interviews with musicians.

This Girl CAN Dive Taster Event

Women and girls aged 12 and above are being invited to try scuba and snorkelling at a free taster day on Saturday October 31 at Lonsdale Pool in Mickleover, Derby.

There are 100 places available for the afternoon’s series of 15 minute sessions and more than half the places have already been taken with ages ranging from 12 to 72.

Stage and Screen Favourites Line Up To See Out The Year

Celebrated regional orchestra Sinfonia Viva has announced the programme for its annual New Year’s Eve Gala Concert at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham.


Hollywood and Broadway will come to Nottingham on Thursday December 31 as the early evening concert transports the audience to the red carpet world of box-office smash musicals, all-time favourite movie themes and classic film songs.


Derby Folk Festival Returns To City Centre

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter are sponsoring Derby Folk Festival for a second year in succession with both areas once again playing host to a variety of street entertainment. .


Dance displays will be held by various groups led by Folk 3D, in both areas on Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4 between 10am and 3pm.


The displays join a wide range of acts at the Market Place marquee, Guildhall Theatre, the Old Bell Hotel and Derby Cathedral.


Radio Banska in Concert A “Live & Local” show at Crich Glebe Field Centre on Sunday 18th October 2015 – 7:30 pm

Bath-based instrumental quintet Radio Banska rip up the file marked ‘genre’ and throw the resultant musical confetti in the air for all to dance around in! This world jazz quintet play a stunning array of genre-defying Latin, eastern European, Middle Eastern, and fusion compositions delivered with passion and style. They will take you on an exciting tour of musical influences from around the world, from Morocco, Jamaica and Buenos Aires to Paris, Budapest and the Balkans.

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Introducing Bolsover Stories, a two-day festival of arts happening all across Bolsover Town - with theatre and film, poetry and puppetry, photography and sculpture (not to mention painting with pedals, Bolsover Bingo and a moveable museum) taking place at indoor and outdoor venues from Carr Vale to the castle - and most of it is FREE.


The Derbyshire Lives through the First World War project is holding a free event at Chesterfield Library to provide advice to communities planning to commemorate the end of the First World War in 2018.

Event to be held at the following time, date and location:

Friday, 16 October 2015 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Chesterfield Library
New Beetwell Street
S40 1QN Chesterfield
United Kingdom

What is your community going to do to commemorate the 2018 Armistice anniversary?