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Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Kevin Bryan delivers his verdict on some of this week’s alternative CD releases.

Music
Film review: Most Beautiful Island is a highly impressive debut

Film review: Most Beautiful Island is a highly impressive debut

In the voyeuristic opening shots of Ana Asensio’s directorial debut, Most Beautiful Island, women are picked out of the crowd, tracked by a shaky camera along busy New York sidewalks, writes Natalie Stendall.

Arts
Hathersage pool.

Brave swimmers take the plunge for a winter swim in Derbyshire

Hathersage open-air pool swimmers have been taking the plunge in warm water through the winter up to Christmas.

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The Gingerbread Man

Derby Theatre Studio

Gingerbread Man’s big adventure at Derby Theatre’s Studio

The Gingerbread Man is a fun family show that can be seen at Derby Theatre’s studio until December 31.

Theatre and Comedy
Festive fun at Guildhall with Prince Stroppy and co

Festive fun at Guildhall with Prince Stroppy and co

Derbyshire theatre company Babbling Vagabonds has returned to Derby’s Guildhall Theatre for its latest festive production.

Theatre and Comedy
‘Welsh Springsteen’ to play next year at Guildhall Theatre

‘Welsh Springsteen’ to play next year at Guildhall Theatre

Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other and can be seen at Derby’s Guildhall Theatre on Friday, January 19.

Music
Rattling good gig is in store with local aces at Flowerpot

Rattling good gig is in store with local aces at Flowerpot

Catch a performance by The Rattlers at The Flowerpot in Derby on Wednesday, December 27, with support on the night from Eddy Morton.

Music
Festival favourites to play gig at The Flowerpot

Festival favourites to play gig at The Flowerpot

Dreadzone are the guest performers at The Flowerpot in Derby on Thursday, December 21.

Music
Enjoy a Christmas Cracker with Derwent Brass

Enjoy a Christmas Cracker with Derwent Brass

A Christmas Cracker is the name of a Belper Christmas Concert, taking place on Saturday, December 22, and featuring Derwent Brass.

Music
A new weeky parkrun will launch at Hassop station, December 30.

Peak District parkrun group to launch in Bakewell this month

The worldwide parkrun phenomenon is stretching its legs into the Derbyshire Dales, with a new weekly event being launched later this month.

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RESCUE ME: Could you give Smudge the cat a home?

RESCUE ME: Could you give Smudge the cat a home?

This elegant lady is Smudge, a 14-year-old feline who is ageing beautifully… but with a twist!

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Slimming World has re-categorised some foods for its diet plan

Slimming World reveal the 'free' foods that are now actually 'syns'

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns

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O Crumb, All Ye Faithful: Baker makes nativity cake masterpiece to help school

A Youlgrave baker has given an early Christmas gift to the village school after creating a jaw-dropping nativity scene in cake form to fundraise for playground refurbishments.

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CITY FOCUS: Nottingham is jam-packed and perfect for a festive visit

CITY FOCUS: Nottingham is jam-packed and perfect for a festive visit

If you like the hustle and bustle of a modern city in the run-up to Christmas, but with all the attractions within walking distance of each other, then Nottingham is right up your street.

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A loco on the line at Midland Railway - Butterley

FESTIVE REVIEW: all aboard the Santa Special trains at Midland Railway

Santa Claus is on his way......but wait, how can the children make sure the man in red knows what your kids would like on the big day?

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Sutton ramblers head off to Derbyshire for festive walk

Sutton ramblers head off to Derbyshire for festive walk

Sunday December 17 is the date for Sutton-in-Ashfield Rambling Club’s Christmas Ramble in Derbyshire’s Wessington, Crich and Ambergate area.

Arts
Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Record Review with Kevin Bryan

It’s Record Review time again with Kevin Bryan.

Music
Hits galore as Slade UK play tribute gig in Derby

Hits galore as Slade UK play tribute gig in Derby

Slade UK perform their tribute to Slade at The Flowerpot in Derby on Wednesday, December 20.

Music
RESCUE ME: can you give Roxy a home for Christmas?

RESCUE ME: can you give Roxy a home for Christmas?

We are relaunching our regular feature, Rescue Me, and this week, in conjunction with the RSPCA, we are appealing to help find a home for seven-year-old staffy Roxy in time for Christmas.

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REM tribute band to play at Flowerpot

REM tribute band to play at Flowerpot

Stipe bring their tribute to REM to The Flowerpot in Derby on Tuesday, December 19.

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