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  • Emily Brontë’s classic love story Wuthering Heights, set in the beautiful, mysterious wilderness of the Yorkshire moors is playing at the Pavilion Arts Centre on Thursday 4 September at 7.30pm, staged by the revered Chapterhouse Theatre.
    Added: 20 August 2014
  • Beth's Poetry trail's 'picture poem' is now restored to its original glory, thanks to glass artist Janice Ayers. There is a guided walk around the trail on Sun 28th Sept so you can see for yourself how beautiful it is!
    Added: 20 August 2014
  • In Derbyshire's longest artwork, hundreds of light spheres, shepherded by riverside communities, flow the length of the River Derwent. Resonating with the ancient pulse of the first ever factories, the lights weave together past, present and future histories of Derbyshire, its landscape and its people.
    Added: 19 August 2014
  • Derby Theatre and Déda in association with Crying Out Loud on behalf of Circus Evolution FLOWN by Pirates of the Carabina Derby Festé 2014 Launch Event Derby Theatre Fri 12 & Sat 13 September
    Added: 19 August 2014
  • It has been bad news across the board both for the arts and for learning disability services this year, with swingeing cuts in both areas regionally and nationally. Yet for national arts charity First Movement based at the Level Centre, Rowsley (the National Research Centre of Excellence in innovative cultural practice in the area of learning disability), there were two pieces of good news to celebrate this summer. 
    Added: 12 August 2014
  • Calling all 1623 partners, supporters and associates: Ben Spiller will be having a chat with Dame Janet Suzman, one of the greatest living Shakespeareans, at QUAD on Friday 12 September, 6.30-8.30pm, as part of the Shakespeare Night programme (which is part of 1623 participation).
    Added: 12 August 2014
  • Upcycled Art Display, at Ilkeston Library during August 2014
    Added: 12 August 2014
  • In collaboration with Derbyshire ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper, the Tower of London’s installation of thousands of ceramic poppies was unveiled on 5th August, one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War.

    Added: 5 August 2014
  • Summer Wednesday family activities kick off on Wednesday, 30th July, and continue each week until 3rd September. 

    Added: 28 July 2014
  • Earlier this year Mandy-Jayne Ahlfors was invited to take part in a prestigious art exhibition commemorating the centenary of World War 1.
    Added: 28 July 2014
  • A whole range of events is coming up as part of a Derbyshire project to commemorate the First World War.
    Added: 28 July 2014
  • Derbyshire Literature Festival is offering up to eight artists the opportunity to display their work in libraries across Derbyshire.    
    Added: 18 July 2014
  • Derby Festé has announced the names of the two local companies who will be creating new work especially for this year’s festival.
    Performing during the Festé weekend will be Lost Boys Productions and the Babbling Vagabonds.

    Added: 7 July 2014
  • Do you have cine film at home? You know what I mean. The footage you took at your sister's wedding or the images you shot on holiday – anything at all connected to Belper.  Maybe it's all tucked away in the loft or the garage. Maybe you have reels boxed up at the back of the shed. Wherever they are it's time to dig them out.
    Added: 26 June 2014
  • Local rockstar Lloyd Cole will return to New Mills, where he went to school, for a one-man acoustic performance on August 22. The gig, at New Mills Art Theatre, is a headline fundraiser act ahead of the New Mills Festival (12-28 September). Tickets now on sale.

    Added: 11 June 2014
  • Winners of the  ‘The Margaret Bonsall Art Challenge’ run by Heage Windmill
    Added: 11 June 2014
  • Building Site: Contemporary Art celebrating the 400th anniversary of Robert Smythson and the men who built Hardwick - A Meadow Arts & National Trust Project

    Exhibition Dates: 11 June – 16 November 2014

    Added: 23 June 2014
  • Matlock residents are invited to put forward their photographs once again and the theme for 2014 is ‘Remembrance’

    Deadline: 31st August

    Added: 4 June 2014
  • THE BIG KNIT 2014 - Straightcurves

    Calling all knitters and crocheters, we need your skills and time to raise money for AgeUK by making little hats for innocent smoothie bottles.

    Added: 2 June 2014
  • A charity called Reach – The People Charity are based in Swadlincote. They are currently running free back to back 10 week courses aimed at 16-24 year olds who are looking to improve and learn new skills within the creative media category.
    Added: 20 May 2014
  • Derbyshire artist Paul Cummins' ceramic poppies will be planted in the moat at the Tower of London to commemorate British and Commonwealth fatalities during the First World War.
    Added: 12 May 2014
  • Wednesdays 8 - 9:30pm at the Rockabillies Music Centre
    Added: 7 May 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

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