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Dance ace Giovanni to bring his latest show to the Pomegranate

Born To Win is coming to the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, on July 12, from 7.30pm.

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Derby arts centre Quad''Photo by Graham Lucas Commons

SHADO CON event is returning to QUAD

QUAD in Derby presents a special one-day event SHADO CON 2 celebrating Gerry Anderson’s classic 1970s sci-fi show UFO.

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Sue Wilkins, a self-published author living in Matlock, has just won a national award from Acquisitions International as children's storybook author of the year 2018.

Matlock children’s author wins national business excellence award

Matlock resident Sue Wilkins has been named Best Children’s Storybook Author of 2018 at the Acquisition International Business Excellence Awards.

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Film Review: More of the same as Jurassic World franchise returns

Film Review: More of the same as Jurassic World franchise returns

J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage, A Monster Calls) brings an imaginative horror lens to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but this haphazard sequel hinges on worn-out plot devices, writes Natalie Stendall.

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Spectacle "Maintenant ou jamais" de la fanfare Circa Tsuica, compagnie du Cheptel Aleikoum, en octobre 2017 � Paris.

Expanded Feste will take to city’s streets for three days later this year

Details of this September’s 12th Derby Festé programme have been revealed.

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DVD Review: Series four of Plebs is a comic treat

DVD Review: Series four of Plebs is a comic treat

Years ago in my teens, our Latin teacher told his young charges struggling to get to grips with the classics that traffic jams were not a modern-day problem - it was the same in ancient Rome, writes Tony Spittles.

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Film review: Filmworker is a fascinating new documentary

Film review: Filmworker is a fascinating new documentary

In the opening to Tony Zierra’s new documentary, Filmworker, Leon Vitali is described as a moth that flies towards the light and burns off its wings. Director Stanley Kubrick is that light, writes Natalie Stendall.

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Derby arts centre Quad.'Photo by Graham Lucas Commons

Feast of fun as Edge-Lit event returns to QUAD

QUAD in Derby welcomes the seventh edition of Edge-Lit, Derby’s annual horror, fantasy, science-fiction and crime day, to the venue in July.

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Susan Tomlinson has written a new history of Matlock Town Football Club to coincide with the club's 140th anniversary.

Debut author uncovers historic origins of Matlock Town FC in new book

One of Matlock Town FC’s biggest backroom supporters has produced a new book detailing the origins of the club as it celebrates its 140th anniversary year.

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Could your family take on The Chaser?

Derbyshire contestants wanted for The Family Chase

Derbyshire families are being invited to apply to appear on a family version of hit quiz show The Chase.

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Fritchley Congregational Church, on the village green, was founded in the 1840s and has Grade II listed status.

Residents dismayed as church considers sale of Fritchley village hall

Fritchley residents have been left frustrated and dismayed as the religious organisation which owns their village hall contemplate selling it off.

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Pictured at the launch of the Tracking Our Heritage project, from left: Peak Rail trustee Roy Mackinlay, project team leader Catherine Croney, Mick Bond from the Peak Rail Association, chairman of the trustees David Lathrope, and project manager Richard Godley.

Heritage Lottery Midland Mainline rail project seeks Dales volunteers

The organisers of a new Lottery-funded rail heritage project are appealing for Matlock, Darley Dale and Rowsley residents to help set the wheels in motion.

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Wirksworth filmmaker Stuart Wheldon is seeking production funding as he gears up to shoot his next horror short this summer.

Wirksworth filmmaker preps for horror short with crowdfunding campaign

Wirksworth filmmaker Stuart Wheeldon is about to launch a crowdfunding campaign in preparation for his next independent horror production.

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World famous Matlock wildlife artist Pollyanna Pickering dies aged 75

World famous Matlock wildlife artist Pollyanna Pickering dies aged 75

Renowned Matlock wildlife artist, environmentalist and television personality Pollyanna Pickering died last week following a short illness.

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Chesterfield College visual arts students visit Cromford Mill.

Chesterfield College students stage art exhibition at Cromford Mills

Students from Chesterfield College are presenting their work in a free exhibition at Sir Richard Arkwright’s Mill in Cromford this week.

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Abi Turner.

Chesterfield dancer Abi ‘can’t wait’ for homecoming ‘All our Yesterdays’ show at Pomegranate

A professional dancer from Hasland who has performed on some of the world’s biggest stages admits her first homecoming show in more than a decade has her ‘racked with nerves’.

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Hansons Auctioneers valuer Jim Spencer poses with the cigar butt smoked by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Winston Churchill’s cigar butt up for sale at Derbyshire auctioneers

A cigar butt once smoked by Winston Churchill is to be sold at auction by the Belper man whose father received it as a treasured gift.

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Sir Ken Dodd

11 of Sir Ken Dodd's best one-liners

Sir Ken Dodd, one of the last music hall entertainers has died at the age of 90, just two days after marrying his long-term partner, Anne Jones.

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Popcorn. Photo by Pixabay.

BAFTAs winner The Shape of Water screens at Buxton Cinema

Triple BAFTA winning film The Shape of Water will have a six-day run at a Derbyshire venue.

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Lisa Wildgoose, left, a wedding photographer from Matlock, has been named in the international top ten at the UK Guild of Photographers annual awards.

Wedding photography award puts Matlock single mum among world’s best

A single mum from Matlock has achieved industry acclaim just three years after launching her wedding and portrait photography business.

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