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Rita Simons in panto reheaersal
Places everyone! Sleeping Beauty Rehearsals have begun!

November 29, 2021

No time for snoozing, our Sleeping Beauty panto has arrived at Derby Arena and is now in rehearsals, with the opening night happening in…

fireworks over derby city council building
Local talent in the spotlight at Christmas Lights Switch On

November 16, 2021

The talent of local people from across Derby’s communities shone brightly at the city’s Christmas Lights Switch On event on Saturday 13 November. An…

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Countdown to Christmas with Festive Derby

November 16, 2021

The Christmas trees are in place ready for the lights to be switched on, and the finishing touches are being made to Festive Derby. Derby…

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Derby Book Festival’s Autumn Edition starts today

November 5, 2021

Derby Book Festival’s Autumn Edition starts today, Friday 5 November with 10 events in QUAD over the weekend and a special event with poet…

Simon Webbe
All Rise for the Christmas lights switch on

November 5, 2021

  Derby will be dreaming of a Blue Christmas in the best possible way when singer Simon Webbe switches on the city centre Christmas…