What’s on over the Easter weekend

Guns 2 Roses at The Flowerpot, Derby

Guns 2 Roses at The Flowerpot, Derby

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A group hailed as the top Guns ‘N’ Roses tribute in the country play in Derby this Easter weekend.

Guns 2 Roses will be performing the hits of Axl, Slash and co at The Flowerpot on Good Friday.

Formed in 2002, the band have played to thousands throughout the UK, Europe and USA and this year will be playing the Matthew Street Festival in Liverpool in front of 20.000 people!

Hailing from London these guys have played the same clubs and venues in the capital that GNR did in the 80s, from the Marquee Club to the Mean Fiddler and Hard Rock Cafe in Hyde Park. They’ve also sold out the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool two nights in a row as well as many other venues and theatres nationwide.

Totally focussed on not only cloning the sound of GNR better than the , Guns 2 Roses are also mirror images of Axl and the boys, with stage performances down to the last detail.

Playing many songs from Appetite For Destruction, GNR Lies and Use Your Illusion I and II, Guns 2 Roses sometimes throw in the songs that GNR did live that never made it to an album.

The following evening sees a tribute to Coldplay lighting up the stage at The Flowerpot.

Coldplace have been performing since 2004 always striving to give the audience the closest to seeing Coldplay themselves.

The band all come from Grimsby and their reputation is spreading worldwide.With mentions on Sky news and BBC radio, they’ve racked up an impressive following with over 100 gigs under their belt.

Coldplace has an unnerving likeness to the real thing, especially in front man Shane Crofts whose look, sound and stage movement perfectly recreate Chris Martin.

Amongst their live gigs have been playing in front of an estimated 38,000 people on the the main stage at The Mathew Street Festival and numerous gigs in Malta with one occasion as support for Sir Bob Geldof.

Tickets to see Guns 2 Roses or Coldplace at The Flowerpot on March 26 are £10 each, available from the venue, Raw Promotions (tel. 01332 834438) or online at www. rawpromo.co.uk

n Visit Cromford Mills this weekend for an Easter Eggstravaganza of fun for all the family.

Come along and meet the cuddly chicks and lambs, then follow the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole and enter the world of Alice in Wonderland.

From giant games to keep the whole family entertained, as well as mask making and face painting, to the White Rabbit’s Trail with prizes up for grabs, come along and meet Alice or enjoy a game of croquet with the Queen of Hearts.

For those who are seeking adventure, have a go ascending the climbing wall; or step back in time as Georgian re-enactors bring history to life, dress up in Georgian costume, and find out more about the history of Cromford Mills through guided tours. There will also be an Easter craft market selling a variety of handmade gifts.

On Sunday there will be a workshop for children and their families to find out more about what it was like for both children and adults to live and work in Richard Arkwright’s Cromford, as well as a display of model boats and horse drawn boat trips on Cromford Canal.

A key location within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, there is plenty to see and do all year round at Cromford Mills with fascinating activities for all the family: discover more about this unique valley in the Gateway where you will find interactive displays and film, meet the mighty Sir Richard Arkwright in the audio visual experience, take a narrow boat ride or allow one of our guides to take you on a tour of the area and bring the extraordinary history to life.

The Easter Eggstravaganza at Cromford Mills on March 26 and 27 is free, although there will be a small charge for some of the activities. The fun runs from 10am to 5pm. For further details call 01629 823256. visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk or 01629 823256.