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Welcome to Derby

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Derby - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Derby to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Derby

31
DEC
New Dawn
Donnington Park

100 Headlining Artists 12 hours outdoor and indoor multi‐genre arenas fun fair and attractions1st set of artists has been released;CHASE and STATUS WITH RAGE TROPICAL ‐ JME ‐ SKEPTA ‐ PREDITAH LOGAN SAMA ‐ C4 ‐ PLASTICIAN KOVE ‐ SKT ‐ ARTFUL…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01214 726688
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02
JAN
Rolls Royce Derby
ROLLS ROYCE

A legendary venue in the East Midlands in 2 Rooms.This delightful setting is the centre for a fabulous monthly night out.Open 8pm‐1am Admission £6 before 9.30 £7.50 after.If you book in advance well add your name to the guest list simply print…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01909 515150
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09
JAN
Laura Jurd's Human Spirit
The CUBE, Déda

Laura Jurd ‐ trumpet Lauren Kinsella ‐ vocal Chris Batchelor ‐ trumpet Colm OHara ‐ trombone Mick Foster ‐ baritone sax Alex Roth ‐ guitar Corrie Dick ‐ drumsLaura Jurd is one of the jazz scenes most exciting new musicians Derby Jazz…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01332 370911
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13
JAN
FREE taster session at the Belper Rock Choir
Belper School

Your local Belper choir is run by singerpianist Jennie Harwood. The choir is for all ages and all the local Derbyshire branches of Rock Choir like ours come together to do incredible gigs like the 9500 seat Liverpool Arena and Guinness World…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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13
JAN
FREE taster session at the Mickleover/Derby Rock C
Mickleover Community Centre

Your friendly local Derby choir is run by Derbyshire based musician Jennie Harwood. Over the past few years Rock Choir has entered British peoples hearts with its unique mix of en‐masse singing fundraising television appearances and emphasis on supporting local communities. With…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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14
JAN
FREE taster session at the Derby Rock Choir
Osmaston Park Community Centre Hall

The Derby Rock Choir is led by singing teacher Jennie Harwood. The Derby branch is part of the unique national singing family that is Rock Choir. Whilst retaining our focus on Derby community causes and events all the local Derbyshire choirs come…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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14
JAN
FREE taster session at the Loughborough Rock Choir
Main Hall

The local Loughborough choir is run by choir leader Sarah Stephens. The choir will be performing locally again soon so its a chance for you to join in sing and perform without pressure and under the supportive guidance of Sarah. Rock Choir…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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15
JAN
FREE taster session at the Nottingham/Beeston Rock
Junior Hall

The Beeston Rock Choir is led by Nottinghamshire based musician Jennie Harwood. We have a great year lined up and we would like to invite you to join our choir and take part in the local Beeston and wider Nottinghamshire area. We…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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17
JAN
The Great Wee Band
Studio Theatre, Deda

Henry Lowther ‐ trumpet Jim Mullen ‐ guitar Dave Green ‐ bass Stu Butterfield ‐ drumsDerby Jazz presents four of the most experienced and melodically sensitive straight‐ahead jazz musicians including the silver‐toned trumpeter Henry Lowther known to play with the pristine tone…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01332 370911
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30
JAN
Westgate Suites Motown
Westgate Suites

The Westgate Suites West Gate Long Eaton Notts NG10 1EHAbsolutely Packed Casual but smart pleaseAlways The Last Friday Of The Month Except Decemberthe Friday before Christmas4 Rooms of Music at the East Midlands Soul Night; Admission £5 before 9.30 £7 after Open…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01909 515150
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31
JAN
The Comedy Club Derby
Derby County FC

Enjoy 3 Top comedians hand‐picked by no one less than the experts here at The Comedy Club so you know youre in for an epic night of fun and laughsHost Comedian ‐ James RedmondCoronation Street ITV Emmerdale ITV Hollyoaks Ch4 Casualty BBC1…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07734 805817
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06
FEB
Alex Garnett's Bunch of Fives
The CUBE, Déda

Alex Garnett ‐ saxophone Brandon Allen ‐ saxophone Liam Noble ‐ piano Michael Janisch ‐ bass James Maddren ‐ drumsDerby Jazz presents Alex Garnetts Bunch of Fives bringing the duelling two tenor saxophone line‐up of yesteryear into the new territory of contemporary…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01332 370911
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13
FEB
Absolute Blondie
The Waterfront

Looking forward to a fantastic night at THE WATERFRONT with the Ultimate tribute to Blondie ‐ ABSOLUTE BLONDIE This hit packed show features all the Blondie songs you know and love plus the trademark Debbie Harry costumes.With both the MUSIC and THE…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07779 723843
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15
FEB
Pat Thomas & Ntshuks Bonga
Derby Theatre (Studio)

Featured cover artist for JAZZWISE in July Pat Thomas has played piano and electronica with many of the worlds leading improvisers. For this Sunday afternoon session for Derby Jazz hes joined by Johannasburg saxophonist Ntshuks Bonga who is known for his…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01332 593939
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20
FEB
Partisans
Robert Ludlam Theatre

Phil Robson ‐ guitar Julian Siegel ‐ saxes Thad Kelly ‐ bass Gene Calderazzo ‐ drumsDerby Jazz presents Partisans ‐ hailed as being the forerunners of the new wave of British jazz in the 1990s. Partisans released their 5th album Swamp in…

Location: 2.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01332 541662
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04
MAR
Simon Amstell To Be Free
Loughborough Town Hall

Simon Amstell To Be Free at Loughborough Town Hall in Loughborough on Wednesday 04 March 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Simon Amstell To Be Free tickets so weve done the legwork for…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
MAR
Andy Cleyndert Quartet featuring Martin Shaw
The CUBE, Déda

Andrew Cleyndert double bass Martin Shaw trumpetflugelhorn Colin Oxley guitarBest known for his work with Stan Tracey bass player Andrew Cleyndert has brought together an extraordinary line‐up to play for Derby Jazz offering stunning new arrangements of jazz classics…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01332 370911
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27
MAR
The Lady Boys of Bangkok
The Sabai Pavilion

The hottest funniest show this side of Bangkok the Ladyboys bring their new show for 2015 Beauties and the Beats to the UK taking you to a new level of frantic fun laughter and good times as only the Lady Boys…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08717 050705
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19
APR
Derby 10k and 3k
ipro stadium

The Sporting Futures Events team in association with The University Of Derby are pleased to announce that entries for the 2015 race are now open. The race will take place on Sunday 19th April 2015 and will once again incorporate the…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01773 841372
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02
MAY
Ghost Hunt at The Block
The Block

Built in the early 1800s to service the brewing industry in Burton the Block has seen quite a lot of history in its time. Housing both British and American troops during the 1940s as part of the ongoing war effort. …

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 08444 143982
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26
MAY
Sarah Millican X POSTPONED
Derby Assembly Rooms

Sarah Millican X POSTPONED at Derby Assembly Rooms live on Tuesday 26 May 2015 in Derby Derbyshire. To compare ticket prices for the Sarah Millican X POSTPONED event at Derby Assembly Rooms see the list of ticket companies.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

03
JUN
Stewart Francis
Derby Assembly Rooms

The star of 'Mock The Week' 'Michael McIntyre's Roadshow' and 'Live At The Apollo' embarks on a brand new tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show A brilliant comic brain... this stand‐up cracks some…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

03
JUN
Stewart Francis Pun Gent Tour
Assembly Rooms

Tickets for Stewart Francis Pun Gent Tour at Assembly Rooms on the Wednesday 03 June 2015 are bound to sell out fast ‐ to watch Stewart Francis Pun Gent Tour live at Assembly Rooms see our list of ticket comparison costs from…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

12
JUN
Download Festival 2015 3 Day
Donington Park

Download Festival 2015 3 Day at Donington Park in Derby on Friday 12 June 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

Tourist Attractions


Denby Pottery Visitor Centre

See how Denby is made, 'have a go' at painting a plate, watch a free cookery demonstration in the Emporium or browse around the shops and museum. All Tours at Denby are led by experienced Tour Guides who will take you round and explain how the pottery…

Donington Park

The Donington Grand Prix Collection is, quite simply, the largest collection of Grand Prix racing cars in the world. Five halls, with over 130 exhibits, illustrate the history of motor sport from the turn of the 20th Century. Cars include examples driven by such famous names…

Kedleston Hall

Kedleston was built between 1759 and 1765 for the Curzon family, who have lived in the area since the 12th century. The house boasts the most complete and least‐altered sequence of Robert Adam interiors in England, with the magnificent state rooms retaining their great collections of paintings…

The Bass Museum

The 'Brewing Experience Museum' incorporates large elements of the original Bass Museum. Learn about the legendary Bass family and their role in the development of brewing. The museum also celebrates the social history of the development of brewing ‐ the real life experiences and stories of the people…

Allestree Park Golf Course

Allestree Park Golf Course ‐ golf course in Derby, Derbyshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01332 550616 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Allestree Park Golf Course golf courseclub.…

AMF Bowling

Bowling at AMF Bowling in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Contact venue on 0115‐932 2092 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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