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Get your ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ fix live at Derby Arena

Derby LIVE is pleased to announce that internationally-renowned tribute act Killer Queen will be performing at Derby Arena on Saturday 18 May 2019.

Killer Queen have been performing their tribute to Queen’s concert since 1993. Their expert musicianship, extraordinary energy and accurate portrayal of the world’s greatest live band have rightfully earned Killer Queen the title of Queen tribute royalty.

Headliner and local talents announced for Christmas Lights Switch-On

The countdown is on to this year’s 2018 Christmas Lights Switch-On presented by Derby LIVE, Derby City Council’s entertainment arm, and hosted by Smooth, who are the official radio station for the event. The traditional Christmas celebration will be held on The Market Place on Saturday 17 November, with a stage show from 3:15pm and a festive parade from The Spot to The Market Place at around 4:30pm.

Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society "Christmas Through the Ages"

On Friday December 14th Spital Arts are delighted to host another wonderful Christmas evening with the Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society.

The wonderful choir, who last year celebrated their 80th anniversary, will be singing a selection of songs entitled "Christmas through the Ages". There will be something to suit everyone's tastes, including delicious Spital Arts Christmas food!

The Fishpond Choir Christmas Concert

Saturday 8th December 2018 - 7:30 pm


Crich Glebe Field Centre (DE4 5EU)


A joyous evening of old and new Christmas songs and carols.


Join us at The Crich Glebe Field Centre for a Christmas Concert, performed by the acclaimed Fishpond Choir, which will feature Christmas songs and carols, old and new, to put us all in the mood for the festive season.

Derby College Students Prepare To Pitch To Gogglebox Star

Students across Derby College are gearing up to take part in an innovative entrepreneurial programme devised by former teacher Baasit Siddiqui who regularly appears with his brother and father in Channel 4’s ‘Gogglebox’.

Mr Siddiqui has been a star of the television show for the past six years and has set up Siddiqui Education – running inspirational workshops for schools and colleges across the UK.

Opportunity: training and mentoring for local women

FREE training and mentoring for local women

We’re on the look out for women of all ages who want to take part in our new project: Lean On. We are going to be creating a network of women who are interested in or are currently running their own businesses, however big or small, part or full time. You don’t need experience to take part and we have 1-2-1 mentors available too. Expect something a little different: more friendly likeminded groups getting creative than the cut-throat apprentice!