Arts Derbyshire




A Derbyshire charity event to drive the cold winter away.




“It may not solve all the problems but it might ease a few,” Said John Tams ahead of a charity variety show on December 3rd at St. Peter’s, Belper for Belper Food Bank.


It’s not the first time that John has brought support and hope to communities and it won’t be the last. Tams added: “Look After One Another is a tribute to all the selfless work of volunteers who keep our communities together. Where would we be without them? We shouldn’t have to be doing this – we should be better looked after.”


It would have been the easy option for John to stage a concert but he chose a different route for his vision of a Christmas entertainment.

“Stepping away from a purely concert format and focussing on a classic variety show gave reign to film, theatre, sketches, dance, writers and music. I wanted to showcase Derbyshire’s arts community with the likes of The Lost Boys, Oddsocks and sword dancers Stone Monkey. Kevin Fegan is the driving force behind the Belper Community play scheduled for next year.

Look After One Another will see the World Premiere of scenes from The Derbyshire Nativity. I hope we can stage it in full next year.”


What delighted John was the response from Derbyshire’s arts community.

“Bringing together some of Derbyshire’s diverse talents wasn’t a problem. Nobody I approached turned us down. They are giving their services free of charge.”

Sponsors including Derby Live, St Peter’s Church and Central England Cooperative have ensured that all proceeds, ticket money and donations, will go directly to Belper Food Bank.


Come and join us, all together at:

St.Peter’s Church

Chesterfield Road, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1DD

Saturday  3rd December

Performance 7.30 pm


A cast list offering a seasonal taste of what Derbyshire’s arts community can bring.


John Tams, Singer, MC & Interlocutor

The Derbyshire Nativity – World Premiere Performance of selected scenes.

Stone Monkey – sword dancers par excellence.

The Lost Boys – presenting their version of “A Christmas Carol.”

Alison Uttley’s Christmas featuring Sally Tams

Kevin Fegan, celebrated playwright introducing next year’s Belper community play, “Captain Blood’s Singular Circus.”

Oddsocks Theatre Company

Foyer music from The Little Big Band and Interval songs from The Amber Band.

Carols, the alternative seasonal songbook, mince pies, beer, wine, spirits and good cheer.





Ticket £10 from    Derby Live and St Peter’s Church, Belper.

Admission can be by Donations of Non Perishable Food and personal products.


Thank you to the sponsors, AW Air Conditioning Services, Derby Live, BAF Ltd., St. Peter’s Church,

Central England Cooperative


Exchange donations for tickets at St Peter’s Church or the Food Bank at the Baptist Church, Bridge St., Belper on Tuesdays and Fridays between noon and 2pm.



Belper Food Bank

Jo Lambourne

or visit the Baptist Church, Bridge St., Belper  (Tuesday & Friday Noon until 2pm )

‘Look After One Another’ details

George Gunby   Email   Mobile 07847 478251


John Tams and George Gunby are available for interviews.

Submit your news to Arts Derbyshire

Submit your news items to or fill out this news submission form.

You can also register as a member to list your arts business and events in our directory.


Related news posts

Sign up to our newsletter

Find out what’s on with the Arts Derbyshire newsletter.

Artists, creatives, cultural providers, arts and health specialists – Sign up for one of our professional mailing lists.