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Blog 4 - Making the Music for The Dinosaur Who Came for Christmas
Wed 21 Nov 2018
Find out how the Babbling Vagabonds created the music for this year's Christmas show, The Dinosaur Who Came for Christmas, from the kitchen table to the stage!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Comedy 'hero' returns to Derby Arena
Wed 14 Nov 2018
Derby LIVE is pleased to announce that Jimmy Carr will be returning to Derby Arena on Saturday 12 September 2020 as part of his Terribly Funny tour.
Just On Sale: Tributes to Amy Winehouse, Tina Turner and Queen, and much more!
Tue 13 Nov 2018
More shows on sale for you!
Festive Family Fun at Markeaton Park!
Mon 12 Nov 2018
Family Festivities is back at Markeaton Park this Christmas!
Headliner and local talents announced for Christmas Lights Switch-On
Fri 9 Nov 2018
The countdown is on to this year’s 2018 Christmas Lights Switch-On presented by Derby LIVE, Derby City Council’s entertainment arm, and hosted by Smooth, who are the official radio station for the event
Jan to Apr 2019 What's On Guide
Thu 8 Nov 2018
The new Derby LIVE brochure is here!
Blog 3 - The Dinosaur puppet making process
Fri 26 Oct 2018
For the Babbling Vagabonds puppet making process for The Dinosaur who cam for Christmas, it starts with the story. Everything starts with a story! Once they have that they start to imagine what, where and when the puppet(s) may add to the visual storytelling. Can we add a puppet to help tell a section of the story? Take us on an otherwise impossible journey? Fly through the air, fight a deep sea monster or fall from an enchanted tower.
Join the festivities in Derby this Christmas
Thu 25 Oct 2018
Derby is set for another Christmas festive spectacular this year, with seasonal fun for everyone over the festive season.
Behind the scenes: Filming at Bluebells Dairy
Tue 16 Oct 2018
You've seen the Jack and the Beanstalk trailer, here's a sneak peek of behind the scenes of the filming.
Largest Derby Folk Festival yet takes over the city centre
Mon 15 Oct 2018
For the twelfth year Derby Folk Festival has brought its friendly atmosphere and entertainment to Derby city centre, with resounding success
Horror meets History in the Guildhall Theatre this October
Mon 8 Oct 2018
Fans of horror and history alike will be enthralled this month with The Lost Boys and Derby LIVE’s production The Creation of Frankenstein. In the lead up to Halloween The Lost Boys will take Guildhall audiences on a journey through the greatest horror story ever told.
Blog 2 - Creating The Dinosaur who Came for Christmas
Wed 3 Oct 2018
The Babbling Vagabonds design process starts with the story we want to tell and a big sketchbook. We talk about the story and the scenes within it, the characters and the locations. Ideas are important at this stage and we try not to limit our creativity. It’s very much a collaborative process between the three of us. We are not afraid of being wrong when we voice ideas and to be honest I think the three of us have a very special relationship. We don’t censor our creativity, anything is up for discussion.
Family Fun this October Half Term!
Thu 27 Sep 2018
We've got plenty to keep you entertained this half term!
Free Derby Folk Festival Fringe set to take over Derby city centre
From 12pm to 6pm on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October, some of the best folk and folk-inspired variety acts will be on show
We're inviting you to take part in our Christmas Lights Switch-On Parade!
Wed 26 Sep 2018
We would like to invite local acts, community groups, dance groups and performers to apply to take part in this year’s Christmas Lights Switch-On parade.
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