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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:

Derby Folk Festival Returns To City Centre

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter are sponsoring Derby Folk Festival for a second year in succession with both areas once again playing host to a variety of street entertainment. .


Dance displays will be held by various groups led by Folk 3D, in both areas on Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4 between 10am and 3pm.


The displays join a wide range of acts at the Market Place marquee, Guildhall Theatre, the Old Bell Hotel and Derby Cathedral.


Radio Banska in Concert A “Live & Local” show at Crich Glebe Field Centre on Sunday 18th October 2015 – 7:30 pm

Bath-based instrumental quintet Radio Banska rip up the file marked ‘genre’ and throw the resultant musical confetti in the air for all to dance around in! This world jazz quintet play a stunning array of genre-defying Latin, eastern European, Middle Eastern, and fusion compositions delivered with passion and style. They will take you on an exciting tour of musical influences from around the world, from Morocco, Jamaica and Buenos Aires to Paris, Budapest and the Balkans.

Let us tell you a story…


Introducing Bolsover Stories, a two-day festival of arts happening all across Bolsover Town - with theatre and film, poetry and puppetry, photography and sculpture (not to mention painting with pedals, Bolsover Bingo and a moveable museum) taking place at indoor and outdoor venues from Carr Vale to the castle - and most of it is FREE.


The Derbyshire Lives through the First World War project is holding a free event at Chesterfield Library to provide advice to communities planning to commemorate the end of the First World War in 2018.

Event to be held at the following time, date and location:

Friday, 16 October 2015 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Chesterfield Library
New Beetwell Street
S40 1QN Chesterfield
United Kingdom

What is your community going to do to commemorate the 2018 Armistice anniversary? 


Coming to Litton soon - Supporting the Red Croos Europe Refugee Crisis Appeal - CONCERT 'LAUS DEO'

on Friday, October 30th at 7.30 pm

                  in Christ Church, Litton


   An evening of Haydn and Beethoven with a 

   string quartet formed by Tom Collingwood


including    David Milsom  (Violin)
                    Lara James  (Violin)
                    Jeremy Perkins  (Viola)
                    Tom Collingwood (Cello)


Tickets: Adults £10      Children (under 15) £5


To reserve seats, ring Rosie on 01298 871564

Poem a Month – World Alzheimer’s Day

This is a special post to mark World Alzheimer's Day.  One of the entries we received for the Poem a Month writing competition was by Glyn Evans who wrote about his wife who lives with dementia. Keep on Going is an honest and touching poem about their shared experiences now and in the past. We felt that many people would identify with his thoughts and the poem deserved a wider audience.

Accessible Derbyshire presents: Super Sunday 2015!

27th September 2015

at Lea Green Outdoor Activity Centre

11am - 4pm

Adventure and craft activities 

Fete style side shows and attractions

Hot food to buy

Almost everything is wheelchair accessible including the new HIgh Ropes Course!!!

Children 5-17 years £5.00

Adults and children under 5 Free

Prickly Skills on Offer at Derby College

The Animal Care team at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall are holding one-day workshops to help local people learn more about caring for ‘prickly’ pets and visitors to their gardens.

A Hedgehog Ecology and Conservation workshop will be held at Broomfield Hall on Saturday October 17 between 10am and 3pm.


Derbyshire women’s chorus DaleDiva is saying a huge thank you to its fans and supporters as it sets off to compete in the World Championships next week.

Following more than a year fund-raising events the award-winning group is off to take on the world at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The Divas won gold in national competition last May which earned them the opportunity to represent their region and their country in the USA this year.