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The full line up for the first Derby Folk Weekender
Mon 22 Jul 2019
We're excited to announce the full line up for the Derby Folk Weekender from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 October 2019
The Derby Peace Concert returns this September
Wed 17 Jul 2019
An evening of music and entertainment featuring renowned folk singer Lester Simpson is being held in Derby this September.
With peace at its heart, the event, which is opened by Sue McFarlane who actively campaigns for a more peaceful better world is sure to be enjoyed by many.
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Family Fun in Derby Summer/Autumn 2019
Tue 16 Jul 2019
There's loads of great children's activities happening this Summer and Autumn across Derby. View the Holiday programme here or find out more about the Derby Six. Find out more in our Family Fun in Derby guide!
Vibrant programme announced for this year’s Hannells Darley Park Concert
Mon 15 Jul 2019
The much-loved Hannells Darley Park Concert, one of the UK’s biggest outdoor classical concerts, will be returning on Sunday 1 September to the stunning natural amphitheatre of Darley Park. This year’s event will be supported by Hannells, Derby Telegraph, Flint Bishop Solicitors, Homes 2 Opportuniti...
Celebrate outer space with us this summer!
Tue 9 Jul 2019
This summer we are launching in to outer space with plenty of space fun for the whole family. Kids will be taken into an out of this world adventure with the Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge, the whole family can celebrate 50 years since the moon landing at The Hannells Darley Park Concert and everyone can be taken on a journey through the universe with Professor Brian Cox.
Top 10 things to do outdoors this Summer!
Fri 5 Jul 2019
As the sun finally comes out again it’s time to look outdoors and look forward to a summer spent with the family, out in the sunshine.
What's new at Markeaton Park
Thu 27 Jun 2019
Markeaton Park is Derby’s most visited park and one of the most popular attractions in the East Midlands. There are plenty of new, exciting things that have come to Markeaton Park in the last twelve months including Mini Golf, Skyline at High Ropes and new sculptures from Andrew Frost.
Making the most of a staycation in Derby
Tue 18 Jun 2019
There’s no need for expensive overseas holidays this summer, when the perfect staycation awaits right here in Derby. We have plenty of fun for the whole family this summer, from Markeaton Park to Derby Arena, the perfect holiday is at home.
Derby Festé Unveils Showcase Performances
Thu 13 Jun 2019
Supported by the Cathedral Quarter BID, tickets are now on sale for two special performances at this year’s Derby Festé on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September 2019.
Award-winning Love Parks event welcomes new superheroes
Wed 12 Jun 2019
The award-winning Superhero Picnic in the Park events held in Markeaton Park, Chaddesden Park and Darley Park are inviting new stallholders to be part of these hugely popular events.
Step back in time with The Derby Charity Retro, New and Classic Car Show
Thu 6 Jun 2019
Derby LIVE and Retro Metal are pleased to bring the Derby Charity Retro, New and Classic Car Show to Markeaton Park. The show will include classic cars, retro vehicles, modern classics, new vehicles and lifestyle from the twenties to present day.
The fifth Derby Book Festival opens today!
Fri 31 May 2019
The Festival, which runs until 8 June, includes events for all ages and interests in venues across the city, including QUAD, Déda, Derby Theatre, Derby Museum, the University of Derby and Waterstones. Tickets have been selling well since they went on sale eight weeks ago and there are already several sold out events.
Derby Sales & Information Centre to relocate to a temporary new home ahead of Assembly Rooms Refurbishment
Thu 30 May 2019
Our Sales & Information Centre, currently based in the market place, which combines the frontline services for Derby LIVE, Derby Active and Visit Derby, will be relocating to a temporary base, just seconds away at Connect Derby’s Riverside Chambers building.
Hannells Darley Park Concert Sponsors to Help the Homeless
Fri 24 May 2019
Huub, Flint Bishop, Mobile Solution (UK) Ltd, the Mortgage Bureau, Stratstone BMW, WDS Ltd and, of course ,Hannells have announced they will be donating 10p for each ticket sold for the concert
Summer Spectaculars at Derby Arena
Thu 23 May 2019
June is set to be a fantastic month of variety at Derby Arena with three huge summer spectacular shows. There’ll be comedy with Bill Bailey’s Lark in Transit, music with The Magic of Motown and the ultimate night out with The Dreamboys.
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