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  • World Book Night takes place on 23rd April each year, and involves readers across several countries giving away books (provided free by publishers) to others in order to  share their enthusiasm and encourage a love of reading.
    Added: 23 April 2014
  • 2014 marks the centenary of the start of the First World War, and Buxton Festival is helping to commemorate this anniversary with a series of events.
    Added: 22 April 2014
  • Historical crime writer Lindsey Davis  is the author of  the bestselling Falco series of crime novels, set in ancient Rome.

    Hear Lindsey at Chesterfield library on May 9th

    Added: 16 April 2014
  • Derbyshire school holidays have started and there’s plenty to do at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery!
    Added: 15 April 2014
  • As the curtains rise on the Grand Pavilion’s most comprehensive events season in recent years, Matlock Musical Theatre are gearing up to entertain the Pavilion audiences with a musical treat, Little Shop of Horrors, on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th May. 
    Added: 15 April 2014
  • WinterWalker is led by Kitty Winter and Wayne Walker-Allen.

    They're now embarking on new adventures, producing and touring shows, including the Beast of Belper for the Belper Arts Festival 2014

    Added: 15 April 2014
  • Residents are being offered support to stage their own First World War events as part of our project to commemorate the conflict.

    Added: 10 April 2014
  • There are still places available for Derbyshire/Peak District artists and craftspeople to exhibit at the 2014 Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair (17th and 18th May).
    Added: 31 March 2014
  • Rockabillies music groups have been so popular that this Long Eaton based company is now expanding with a new series of classes run by two new music leaders and a rock choir for the adults 
    Added: 31 March 2014
  • A three-day festival during the Easter holidays for 11 – 25 year olds, of theatre, performance, new writing, workshops and much more...
    Added: 26 March 2014
  • A Belper-based artist/sculptor, Fitz (William Fitzgerald), has been commissioned to produce a sculpture to commemorate the life of Trevor Hodgkison FRSA, a fellow artist, who lived and worked in Belper for over 50 years. The Oak Man is going to be mounted in position high up in a tree in Belper Memorial Gardens on Wednesday 23rd April

    Added: 26 March 2014
  • High Peak Community Arts, based in New Mills, are delighted with their new champion. Dame Joan (Baroness Bakewell of Stockport), who was born and educated in Stockport, is one of the country’s foremost journalists and broadcasters and was awarded a life peerage in 2010. She has a special interest in the arts and the elderly.
    Added: 17 March 2014
  • Burbage Art Group is gearing up for its annual exhibition at Buxton Fringe and looking for new members to join its weekly class with the opportunity of producing artworks to display in July.
    Added: 17 March 2014
  • On Good Friday 18th April 2014, a modern live dramatic performance representing Christ's Passion from the Last Supper to the Crucifixion will be played out through out the streets of Belper and in iconic local venues engaging the public in the action.
    Added: 14 March 2014
  • An exhibition by Derby based artist group Morph Creatives at the Royal Derby Hospital for the Spring/Summer Season

    Until 30th August
    Added: 12 March 2014
  • Film documenting the impact of music in children’s hospitals
    Added: 3 March 2014
  • After their sell out gig in Crich last February, Live & Local is delighted to welcome The Kel Elliott Band back on a mini tour of Derbyshire - Repton village Hall on 8 March, Chinley Womens Institute on 10 May and finishing in Wormhill Village Hall (near Tideswell) on 17 May.
    Added: 3 March 2014
  • The winning ticket in the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation Winter Prize draw has been drawn by natural history broadcasting legend Sir David Attenborough.
    Added: 5 February 2014
  • If you are planning any DerbyShire 2015 events - whether small and local or big and county-wide - we want to hear from you! DerbyShire is intended to be a year-long celebration of the arts and culture in Derbyshire.
    Added: 3 February 2014
  • Cathy Grindrod, a former Derbyshire Poet Laureate and playwright from Heanor, Derbyshire, was awarded an Honorary Master of Letters degree (Hon M Litt) by Derby University at a ceremony at the City’s Assembly Rooms on Wednesday 15th January, 2014.
    Added: 27 January 2014
  • In partnership with VisitEngland, the Arts Council has awarded a six figure sum to a group of seven organisations led by Nottingham Contemporary, who have come up with a creative way for more visitors to enjoy great art and culture in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
    Added: 20 January 2014
  • JOHN DOBLE, a resident of New York City, is the winner of the BELPER SHORT PLAY COMPETITION 2014.
    Added: 10 January 2014
  • Small businesses in Derbyshire can now bid for grants of up to £75,000 as part of a £3m drive to help firms develop and grow. Funding will be available until 31 March 2015
    Added: 11 December 2013

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