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Derby Book Festival comes to the Guildhall Theatre!
Wed 21 Feb 2018
Four speakers have been announced to speak at the Guildhall Theatre as part of Derby Book Festival this summer. Andy Kershaw, Professor Robert Winston, Mark Beaumont and Germaine Greer will all be heading to Derby in June to share their knowledge and stories with the Guildhall Theatre audiences. Als... More
Watch LIVE - National Men's & Women's Omnium Championships 2018
Sat 17 Feb 2018
Watch all the excitement at Derby Arena for the HSBC National Men's & Women's Omnium Championships 2018 today online
The HSBC UK National Men's and Women's Omnium Championships will consist of qualification and heats. Both events will have separate competitions for male and female riders.
Just on sale: Derby Book Festival, and more!
Thu 15 Feb 2018
Outdoor Cinema: Dirty Dancing & The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Grab your friends and some popcorn and settle down to a unique cinema experience with a classic film, or a cult favourite this August at Markeaton Park. Derby LIVE presents Dirty Dancing and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, as part of ... More
Derby panto nominated for four national awards
Tue 13 Feb 2018
Beauty and the Beast has been nominated for four awards at the Great British Pantomime Awards, which were announced on Sunday 11th February. The star-studded family pantomime was co-produced by Derby LIVE and Little Wolf Entertainment and staged at Derby Arena last year. In the first year of this ne... More
Music to put a spring in your step
Thu 8 Feb 2018
Derby LIVE is bringing you plenty of music this spring, so whether it’s folk, acoustic or motown that tickles your fancy we’ve got the thing for you!
This March the award-winning Sam Kelly and his band The Lost Boys will be bringing their haunting harmonies, soaring tunes and melodies, charming ane... More
Valentine's Day in Derby
Tue 6 Feb 2018
There’s a whole host of romantic activities to get involved in this Valentine’s Day in Derby, and plenty of gifts to make your loved one’s day. From walks in the park, to a romantic theatrical dinner, there’s something for everyone.
Limited tickets are still available for the most romantic event of... More
Top things to do in Derby this Half Term
Fri 2 Feb 2018
Families can look forward to a fun-filled, action-packed week in Derby this February half term at Derby City Council’s leisure centres, parks, libraries and venues.
Queen’s Leisure Centre has plenty on for those looking to get in the water. Family Splash sessions will be running on Monday, Wednesda... More
First acts announced for Derby's 12th Folk Festival
Wed 31 Jan 2018
Derby Folk Festival returns in 2018 for its twelfth year, right in the centre of Derby. Following the fantastic success of last year’s “best ever festival”, which was enjoyed by thousands, Derby LIVE is pleased to confirm that the twelfth Derby Folk Festival will take place from Thursday 4 to Sunday... More
Inspiring Talks in Derby during Spring 2018
Derby LIVE is pleased to present a number of inspiring talks that will be taking place at Derby’s Guildhall Theatre this Spring. Andy Kirkpatrick, Leigh Timmis and T J Higgs will be entertaining audiences with a range of shows from the adventurous to the mysterious.
Andy Kirkpatrick - Psychovertic... More
Russell Brand - Re:Birth date change
Thu 25 Jan 2018
Unfortunately, the performance date of Russell Brand: ReBirth has changed to Wednesday 9 May 2018.
On behalf of Russell, his management has asked Derby LIVE to pass on his apologies
“We are sincerely sorry that due to filming commitments this show has to be rescheduled by a couple of weeks. We a... More
Things to look forward to in the New Year
Tue 23 Jan 2018
Test Drive A New You
After the festive season, the New Year can be a great time for people to ‘refuel’, set new goals and focus on being more active to improve their health and fitness. In Derby are kicking off the New Year with an amazing health and fitness offer to help ‘restart their engine’.
Exciting opportunity for locally based artists at Derby Festé 2018
Fri 19 Jan 2018
Derby Festé 2018 is offering a commission for locally based artists
Festé was established in 2007 as a partnership between some of Derby’s main cultural partners to celebrate the city and its cultural offer. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and has become an essential part of the Ci... More
Laugh your way into the New Year with comedy from Derby LIVE
Mon 15 Jan 2018
We've got a host of exciting and popular comedy acts coming to Derby Arena and the Guildhall Theatre during 2018. With a variety of shows on offer, there is something to suit every comedy enthusiast in the New Year.
Stephen K Amos will be performing on Wednesday 17 January at 8pm. Brexit. Trump. No... More
Oddsocks Productions present - The Wizard of Oz!
Fri 12 Jan 2018
Will the Scarecrow find a brain?The Lion some courage?The Tin Man a heart?And the audience some ice cream?
The “irresistibly anarchic” Oddsocks Productions are bringing another classic adventure to life with a hearty dollop of their trademark comedy: new songs, familiar faces and laughs aplenty! In... More
A Romantic Affair at Kedleston Hall
After two sell out Valentine’s shows last year, Lost Boys and Derby LIVE have taken the very easy decision to reprise, and revise, A Romantic Affair at Kedleston Hall for 2018. The Lost Boys Theatre Company, Derby LIVE, the National Trust and Sinfonia Viva are joining forces once again to provide a ... More
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