Call goes out for parade groups

As plans carry on for the annual Christmas Lights Switch-On, organisers Derby LIVE would like local artists to apply to take part in the parade.

The Switch-On will take place on Saturday, November 15. The event will feature performances from local artists.

The celebrations on the Market Place will begin from 3.30pm, with a festive parade that will travel down from The Spot at 4.30pm, through the city centre to the Market Place.

Cllr Alison Martin, cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: “We are keen to involve local amateur dramatics societies, dance and theatre groups, acrobats and other live performers.”

Those interested in taking part should be available between 3pm-6pm on November 15 and should apply by November 3 by contacting or calling 01332 287339.