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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:

Come and meet the new Business Peak District Chairman Robin Eyre and celebrate the launch of the new Business Peak District Website and the Inspired by the Peak District Business Directory.

Come and join us for another 'Inspired by the Peak District' Networking Evening at Thornbridge Hall.

We invite you to come and meet the new Business Peak District Chairman Robin Eyre and to network with other Inspired by the Peak District businesses.

We will also be launching the new Business Peak District Website and the Inspired by the Peak District Business Directory.

A Concert for Christmas Margaret Keys with The Fishpond Choir & Bel Canto Male Chorus

Margaret Keys is returning to Belper after wowing the audience when she opened the Belper Arts Festival. Her concert on 1 December begins a series of high profile appearances in the run up to Christmas. Over the past couple of weeks Margaret has been recording a new album and I caught up with her between sessions. It will be her second album of the year. 'The Gift Of Music' reached number two on the classical chart and I started by asking her what it felt like to have a 'chart topping' album.

Celebrate the beauty of leaves

Our first solo exhibition by Mark Langley, 'In the Shade of Leaf', is a new collection of landscape paintings that take Mark's work forward in an exciting new direction. The collection demonstrates a variety of experimental styles of working in paint. The exhibition focusses on depicting native trees in local settings, and experiments with lighting, from soft summer evening sun to the contrast of sunshine and shadow.  

Sing along with Buxton Fringe!

Buxton Fringe is inviting everyone to celebrate the opening of entries to the 2018 Fringe with a festive Fringe40 Village Carols sing-along.

The exciting Christmas Party, hosted by Buxton’s Green Man Gallery, will take place on Saturday December 1 from 7 to 10pm with Derbyshire Village Carols from 7.30pm. Wine and light refreshments will be provided with all donations going to the Fringe.

Festive Family fun at Markeaton Park this December

This December Family Festivities returns to Markeaton Park for two weekends full of free family fun. This year Family Festivities will run two themed weekends; on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December the Craft Fair Weekend will give families the opportunity to find that extra special gift that’s unique and locally made.

Hayfield Singers’ Christmas Concert

Hayfield Singers are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the famous American composer, Leonard Bernstein, at their Christmas concert, which will be held at St Matthews Church, Hayfield, on Sunday 9th December at 7.30pm.

Among other choral arrangements the choir will perform Bernstein’s ‘Chichester Psalms’, which were commissioned for the 1965 Southern Cathedral’s Festival at Chichester Cathedral.

Derby 80s Retro Arcade Weekender 

Celebrate all things 1980s at our Derby 80s Retro Arcade Weekender. Enjoy over 35 vintage arcade games and consoles, 80s movies & music, retro merchandise plus a live DJ on the Saturday evening!

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Book now! Accessibility Conference

The Access Exchange Conference is a special, one day conference bringing together local and national experts in accessible tourism and the tourism industry. Supported by Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire through the European Regional Development Fund, book now to join us