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Jodie Prenger on tour in Shirley Valentine

Jodie Prenger takes on the role of a housewife who changes her life for the better in the heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine.

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Richard Smithson, left, with Chesterfield Mayor and mayoress, Cllr Steve Brunt and Jill Brunt at last year's open day in their garden.

Couple open their garden to public for charity

Richard and Sharon Smithson are opening their beautiful garden in Chesterfield to the public this Saturday, August 12, to raise money for projects in Nambia.

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The Neville Staple Band

Neville Staple returns to Derbyshire

Neville Staple, also known as The Original Rudeboy, is bringing his band back to Derbyshire.

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Route 66 play at the Ark Tavern. Brimington Photo courtesy of Kakpo.

Gig guide

Friday, August 18


VIDEO: Speedy SIV sales is just the ticket to boost regional economy, says new entertainment and events boss

A speedy new tickets sales system to help people buy easier and faster at SIV's venues - including Sheffield Arena - was outlined today as part of major plans to increase business and boost the region's economy.

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Craft workshops at Pirate Weekend in Cromford Mills.

Pirate fun at Cromford Mills

Ahoy me hearties! Are your kids pirate-mad?
Budding buccaneers have everything they could wish for in a pirate-themed weekend for all the family.

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The Lol Goodman band is live in Clowne this weekend

Lol Goodman Band to give Clowne the blues

The Lol Goodman Band is live at Clowne Rock & Blues Club this weekend.

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Girls brushing guine pigs at Chatsworth. Photo by Simon Broadhead.

Pet a bunny or guinea pig at Chatsworth House farmyard

Families visiting Chatsworth House farmyard this summer are invited to pet bunnies, guinea pigs and other small animals in the handling pen.
Daily milking demonstrations will enable visitors to discover how cows and goats are milked.
There’s also an opportunity to see the newest edition, Princess Beatrice, the Suffolk Punch foal. ‘Bea’ is a very important foal as she will be joining a small number of breeding females of this rare and critically endangered breed of wonderful heavy horses, and the hope is that one day she will be able to increase their numbers.

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Nando's is giving away free chicken on A-Level results day

Nando's is giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Restaurant chain Nando's is giving away free chicken to A-level students across the East Midlands this week.

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Liberty Ship.

Adventure tours, hot air balloon flights and music at Peakender

Family activities, live music, world-class beers and street food are in store for visitors to the Peakender Festival.

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Kevin Bryan’s record reviews

Kevin Bryan’s record reviews

Bruce Cockburn,

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Heanor Musical Theatre Company present Forever Young at Guildhall Theatre, Derby.

World premiere for Heanor Musical Theatre Company

Heanor Musical Theatre Company will present the world amateur premiere of a show which is set in a care home for retired actors and musicians.
Erik Gideon’s song drama Forever Young runs at the Guildhall Theatre, Derby, from October 12-14.
The script was written for seven performers but its Sweden-based creator has given the company permission to double the number of characters.

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Barlow Carnival.
Float fans from the Tickled Trout have a day out at the races.

Barlow Carnival celebrates 60 years

Barlow Carnival is celebrating its diamond jubilee this week.

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Ignite UK. Photo by Ashley Franklin

Choirs concert aids Sight Support

Belper based choirs Bel Canto and Ignite UK will be raising money for Sight Support Derbyshire which helps blind and visually impaired people.

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Jimmy Carr.

Jimmy Carr heads line-up at new comedy festival

A host of star names will be coming to Buxton for a new comedy festival.

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Author. Photo by Pixabay.

Top tips for budding horror writers

Learn how to write and sell a script from leading members of the UK horror industry.

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Joel Dommett at Buxton Opera House on September 2.

Comedian Joel Dommett launches tour in Derbyshire

Runner-up in last year’s I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, comedian Joel Dommett has chosen Derbyshire as the launchpad for his extensive UK tour.
Expect to hear unbelievable stories (that he promises are true!), confetti cannons and a musical number when he performs at Buxton Opera House on September 2.

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Crooners at Buxton Opera House. Photo by Jonathan Chamberlain.

New musical Crooners stars ex-pro footballer

New comedy musical Crooners follows the story of three very British gentlemen who are suave, self-assured, stylish as they defend the role of a crooner in our modern world.

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Outdoor activities to wean your child off social media

Outdoor activities to wean your child off social media

Three quarters of children spend less time outdoors than prisoners in UK jails. A fifth don’t spend any time outdoors at all on an average day.

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Red Butler rocks up the blues

Red Butler rocks up the blues

Award-winning blues/rock band Red Butler are playing at Clowne Community Centre on Sunday, August 13.

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