Things to look forward to in the New Year
Test Drive A New You. After the festive season, the New Year can be a great time for people to ‘refuel’, set new goals and focus on being more active to improve their health and fitness. In Derby are kicking off the New Year with an amazing health and fitness offer to help ‘restart their engine’.
Join in January 2018 you won’t pay anything until February 2018, with access to facilities at three leisure centres across the city. Members can workout at one of three gyms, swim, or try out over 100 exercise classes. Our Derby Active Test Drive offer is available to use at Derby Arena, Queen’s Leisure Centre and Springwood Leisure Centre. Even better, there is no joining fee and no contract.
This offer is a great opportunity to test drive Derby Active’s health and fitness memberships, as well as helping members to achieve their fitness goals without worrying about the impact on their wallet during January.
JOIN NOW and pay nothing until February 2018. Call 01332 641234 or complete the online form at inderby.org.uk/active/news/test-drive-a-new-you/.
Derby LIVE are pleased to announce that Comedy superstar John Bishop is extending his sell out UK tour and bringing his brand new show Winging It to more venues across the UK, including Derby Arena.
John is loading up the trucks for more fun on the road and will visit Derby Arena on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 2018. This latest show is his biggest, best and funniest one yet! This show is not suitable for those aged under 16 years.
Tickets are on sale now, and are priced at £37. Tickets can be purchased through the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800 or online at derbylive.co.uk/whats-on/john-bishop/. They can also be purchased at the Sales and Information Centre, on the Market Place.
Prior to the start of the Points Race, a current ranking with the points totals shall be drawn up, and riders will start the Points Race with these points accrued over the first three events. Riders shall add to, and lose points from, their points totals based on laps gained and lost, and points won in sprints, during the Points Race.
The winner of the Omnium shall be the rider who has obtained the highest total of points.
This is a standing event, with tickets now on sale and priced from £10.00 (concessions from £6.00). The event is approximately 8 hours long including any intervals. Tickets can be purchased through the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800 or online at derbylive.co.uk/whats-on/hsbc-uk-national-mens-womens-omnium-championships/. They can also be purchased at the Sales and Information Centre, on the Market Place.
Make a Bird Box, Sunday 25 Feb, Markeaton Park Craft Village Community Room.
Join the Friends of Markeaton Park in building homes for the parks birds. Once made, the boxes will be located around the park and participants will be notified of where to find them. This is great activity for all the family, and if building a home isn’t enough, visitors can make bird feeders to take home with them!
Visitors can come any time between 11am and 2.30pm to make a box, which will take around 15 minutes to make. Tickets cost £5, and can be through the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800 or online at inderby.org.uk/parks/events/make-a-bird-box/.
Quiz Night, Sat 24 Feb, Markeaton Park Craft Village Community Room.
Simon & Garfunkel, Monday 5 – Tuesday 6 February, the Guildhall Theatre.
Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including; Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!
Tickets cost £21.50, the Guildhall Theatre, 8pm.
From being a founder member of the Jazz Warriors to his critically acclaimed duo BlackTop, Orphy has always pushed at the boundaries of new music.
, with under 16s going for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased through the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800 or online at derbylive.co.uk/whats-on/orphy-robinson/. They can also be purchased at the Sales and Information Centre, on the Market Place.
Steamchicken, Friday 23 Feb
In Ceilidhs, concerts, bar sets and workshops, the 9 talented and versatile musicians bring musical genres together in a way that shouldn't work but does. Piano, melodeon, harmonica, vocals and percussion combine with a tightly knit horn section to provide entertainment that goes way beyond a dance or a song.
Tickets are £12Tickets can be purchased through the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800 or online at They can also be purchased at the Sales and Information Centre, on the Market Place.
For more information on all of the events and activities happening in Derby in the New Year, please visit inderby.org.uk.