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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
 

Folk Inspired Classical Music Concert Features In Derby Folk Festival

Derby-based Sinfonia Viva – the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra – will perform at this year’s Derby Folk Festival with a classical music programme inspired by folk heritage.

‘Forever Folk’ at the Guildhall Theatre on Friday October 5 at 7.30pm will be directed by Orchestra Leader and Principal Violin Benedict Holland.

The toe-tapping programme starts with the raw energy of Bartok’s ‘Romanian Dances’ – inspired by the traditional music played in villages across Transylvania which the composer used to record on wax cylinders.

Derbyshire farm shop Croots recognised in national magazine awards

Award-winning Croots Farm Shop has been shortlisted in The Great British Food Awards 2018 for four of its products.

Previously the popular Derbyshire farm shop was highly commended in the 2016 Great British Food Awards for its homemade Derbyshire Pasty and in the 2015 awards the Croots homemade Bakewell Tart was crowned the overall winner in the sweet bakes category – flying the flag for one of Derbyshire’s famous food products.

Run by national magazine Great British Food, the awards this year had an unprecedented number of entries.

High Peak Community Arts

Finance and Administration Manager

P/T (40% FTE)

Permanent Post

£27,358 - £28,221 pro rata plus Company Pension.

The Finance and Administration Manager will:

Be responsible for financial management and the administration of the organisation’s infrastructure, including ensuring that the Board of Trustees meets its legal obligations.

“Off The Cuff” in Concert by “Off The Cuff”

Saturday 29th September 2018 - 7:30 pm

at

Crich Glebe Field Centre (DE4 5EU)

Enjoy an evening of great music from one of the Midlands top covers bands, Off The Cuff.

Off The Cuff has been entertaining people with its music for over thirty years. 

Culture Cares Conference

How arts and culture are making a positive impact on the lives of young people in and leaving care
Supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and in partnership with the Family Arts Campaign
Derby Theatre Tuesday 30 October, 10.30am – 5.30pm During Care Leavers’ Week
Arts Council England’s Chief Executive to speak at conference.

THE ARKWRIGHT SOCIETY’S INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION CONFERENCE AT CROMFORD MILLS.

HOW DID MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN FARE IN THE DAWN OF MODERN CAPITALISM? WHAT EFFECT DID NEW WAYS OF WORK HAVE ON THE BODIES OF WORKERS?  WHAT EDUCATION DID THE WORKERS RECEIVE? WHEN AND HOW DID THEY GET LEGAL PROTECTION?

These are some of the subjects being discussed at the 5th Arkwright Society’s Industrial Revolution Conference taking place on Saturday 29 September 2018.  Leading experts on the Industrial Revolution will join us at the iconic Cromford Mills to give their views on the time when Britain changed dramatically, and what this meant for all workers.

A Rare Opportunity to hear Cwmbrân Male Choir and Support the Poppy Appeal

St. Andrews Church, The Green, Swanwick, DE55 1AN

Saturday 29 September 2018, 7.00 p.m.

On Saturday 29th September, at 7.00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church, The Green, Swanwick, DE55 1AN, Cwmbrân Male Choir shares the stage with the Pye Hill & District Male Voice Choir and guest Tenor, Jason Darnel, in a concert arranged to support the Poppy Appeal.

 

One week to go: Home-grown talent leads the way at this year’s Wirksworth Festival

Final preparations are being made as Wirksworth Festival 2018 gets underway 7 – 23 September. Now in its 24th year, the Festival is an annual two-week celebration of contemporary art, performance, music and the community in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales.

This year’s Festival is very much about home-grown talent, recognising the huge pool of talent that resides in this part of the country; they are joined by some great artists and performers from across the country and abroad.

New museum exhibition recalls ancient Derbyshire atrocity

A new display at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery will commemorate the victims of a massacre in Derbyshire 2,600 years ago.

The multi-sensory exhibition, called Lullaby of the Larks, has been created by composer Amanda Johnson and artist Richard Johnson during their 2-year artistic residency at our only museum and art gallery.

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