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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:

New Mills Festival Call for Events

Firstly, we have the dates for New Mills Festival 2023 confirmed as 8 to 30 September. Pop that in your diary here and now!

Secondly, and the point of this email; we want to pack the fortnight with events! All kinds of events; musical, arty, acts, walks, talks, displays, performances, interactive, and the usual assortment of quirky, entertaining, educational and crafty events New Mills loves! 

East Midlands’ Only Professional Orchestra Announces Return Of Derby Series

Derby-based Sinfonia Viva, the Orchestra of the East Midlands, has confirmed the programme for its first Derby season since the pandemic.

The concert series between October 2023 and March 2024 will feature performances from world class artists and the commission of a new work which will make its world premiere in the city.

Sinfonia Viva, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, has strengthened its partnership with Derby Cathedral for the 2023/2024 season in the city. 

Partingnot Partington Players Theatre - Glossop "Maria" last update

The first professional Ukrainian theater in the UK shows the production of "Maria", based on the novel by Ulas Samchuk. This is a story about the history of our people and the life of ordinary people. We invite you and your friends to join us these days.

Date of performances:

- Wed 26 Jul 2023, 7:30PM

- Thu 27 Jul 2023, 7:30PM

- Fri 28 Jul 2023, 7:30PM

- Sat 29 Jul 2023, 1:30PM

- Sat 29 Jul 2023, 7:30PM

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Safe and Sound Steps Up Outreach Work in South Derbyshire

Safe and Sound Steps Up Outreach Work in South Derbyshire

Derbyshire specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound, has been appointed to extend outreach work in parts of South Derbyshire following a successful pilot programme.

The pilot outreach programme originally started in Swadlincote and was stepped up following a tragic stabbing in a local park which rocked the whole community. The geographical area has since been expanded to other areas in the district eg: Newhall in parks and places where young people tend to congregate.

John Burningham’s Bedtime Stories: Celebrating 60 Years of Award-Winning Children’s Literature

Journey from first sketches to award-winning books in John Burningham’s Bedtime Stories showing at The Harley Foundation, North Nottinghamshire, from 7 October 2023 until 7 January 2024.

From featherless geese to flying cars, this Christmas exhibition promises to transport visitors into the magical world of Burningham's imagination. John Burningham’s stories have captivated generations of readers. So whether visitors are reconnecting with childhood favourites or discovering Burningham’s work for the first time, they are sure to enjoy this exhibition.

Shakespeare on Wheels

Cycling Touring Shakespearean actors, the Handlebards are bringing A Midsummer Night's Dream to High Lea Park, New Mills on Tuesday 25th July.

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