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Derby Folk Festival is back for October 2020
Thu 12 Mar 2020
The much-loved Derby Folk Festival is back in full this year, with weekend tickets on sale from today giving access to ALL the events ALL weekend.
Semi-permanent performance venue
Tue 10 Mar 2020
Derby City Council has announced it is exploring options for a city centre 300-400 seat semi-permanent performance venue.
Community hub shortlisted for prestigious award
Mon 2 Mar 2020
Three months after its relaunch, the community hub housing the new Normanton Library has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.
The refurbishment of St Augustine’s Community Centre in Almond Street has revived the building by bringing local services together, improving community space and incorporating the neighbourhood library.
Jason Manford returns to Derby Arena
Mon 24 Feb 2020
Derby LIVE is pleased to announce that Jason Manford will be returning to Derby Arena on 14 October 2021, 7:30pm with his new UK wide tour Like Me.
Call out for St George's Day celebrations
Thu 13 Feb 2020
Derby’s annual St George’s Day celebrations take place on Saturday 18 April, and a call has gone out for local children’s and youth groups who want to follow St George and his Dragon’s footsteps in the traditional city centre parade.
Summer Outdoor Cinema tickets on sale
Tue 11 Feb 2020
The films chosen for this year’s Summer Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season at Markeaton Park Craft Village have a distinctly musical flavour. Tickets are now on sale from Derby LIVE and early booking is advised.
A 10 year vision for culture
Wed 5 Feb 2020
A vision for developing culture in Derby over the next 10 years will be outlined at the City Council’s Cabinet meeting on 12 February.
Just the ticket for Valentine's Day
Tue 4 Feb 2020
This Valentine’s Day, the perfect love token could be a ticket to one of Derby LIVE’s shows at Derby Arena. In the coming months, some of the finest tribute acts in the country are coming to the city, so what better way to pay tribute to the special person in your life on the most romantic day of the year?
A magical year for Christmas in Derby
Tue 14 Jan 2020
Christmas entertainment in Derby brought generations together, resulting in the best year yet for the pantomime at Derby Arena, and bringing Family Festivities and a children’s theatre show by Babbling Vagabonds to Markeaton Park.
Three Kings come to Derby in world Elvis tribute tour
Fri 10 Jan 2020
Three of the finest Elvis tribute acts in the world are bringing their world-class show to Derby Arena. Tickets are now on sale from Derby LIVE for the Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour on Saturday 16 May 2020.
Guildhall Theatre update
Mon 30 Dec 2019
The Guildhall Theatre has been closed since the beginning of the year after the auditorium ceiling became unsafe.
Sounds of the Motor City head to Derby
Mon 23 Dec 2019
Derby will be Going Loco this summer as a 60th anniversary celebration of the music of the Motor City heads for the railway city. Tickets are now on sale from Derby LIVE for the Magic of Motown 2020, which steams into Derby Arena on Friday 10 July.
Cast of Peter Pan get behind TALK Derby
The cast of Derby’s pantomime, Peter Pan, are getting behind a city-wide initiative to encourage children to improve their speech, language and communication skills.
Celebrating the Watson Players 50th Anniversary
Thu 19 Dec 2019
To celebrate their 50th Anniversary, The Watson Players are delighted to present their 2020 family pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Peter Pan cast fly in to Children's Hospital
The cast of Peter Pan brought the magic of pantomime to the wards at Derby Children’s Hospital when they paid a flying visit.
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