Actors in lavish Edwardian costumes will be entertaining visitors to Derby’s Cathedral Quarter in the latest part of the CQ Saturdays programme to launch later this month.
The official opening in St Matthew’s Church will be performed by TV celebrity auctioneer from Bamfords, James Lewis and the Mayor of Derby compered by Andy Potter of Radio Derby, after which the Old Vicarage and Walter Evans schools and St Matthew’s Church Choir will sing in the church, followed by another selection of music. The day continues at various locations throughout the village with a range of activities, such as:
The village of Darley Abbey, on the northern outskirts of Derby, is busy making plans for its fifth biennial Darley Abbey Day, which will be held on 13th June. The day starts with the opening ceremony at 11 o’clock, continues at various locations throughout the village and culminates in a Barbecue with Entertainment in the Village Hall in the evening.
Darley Abbey Day showcases our beautiful village and the various organisations and businesses in it, providing a fun day for all ages and raises money for local charities.
On Saturday, 9th May Lea Green plays host to Disability Rocks, the UK’s leading live music and arts festivals created for people of all ages living with a range of disabilities.
The all-day festival runs from 11:30am until 7:30pm with a packed schedule which spans music, comedy and workshops.
The musical line-up features Miles Hunt and Ericka Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff, Martin Stephenson, formerly of The Daintees and reggae and ska band, The Paradimes.
Other highlights include:
The Derbyshire Literature Festival is now underway.
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The free CQ Saturdays Street Circus events join an already busy monthly programme of events and entertainment in the area. Information about all the events in the Cathedral Quarter are available at www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk; on Twitter @DerbyCQ and Facebook
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