What's on inDerby

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

04
SEP
Rolls Royce Derby
Rolls Royce

Two rooms for Dancing pleasure;Main Motown 60s70s Floorfillers with Kev Roberts Chris King and Ozz Hear Moody Woman Youve Been Cheating Just A Little Misunderstanding I Got A Feeling A Little Bit Hurt Rescue Me and many more club favouritesand a dedicated…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01909 515150
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04
SEP
Secret Affair
The Flowerpot

Secret Affair at The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday 04 September 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do the…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
SEP
Derby Record Fair
St.Peter’s Centre

Remember the days of Mega stores filled with masses of vinyl records They return for one day on 5th September when the world famous VIP RECORD FAIR returns to the St.Peters Centre in Derby.VIP Record Fairs can guarantee record ‐ breaking numbers…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01162 752815
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05
SEP
UB40
The Flowerpot

UB40 is an English reggae band from Birmingham. They are a hugely successful group with record sales topping 70 million albums world wide. Famed for hit singles such as 'Can't help falling in Love with…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
SEP
The Venue Derby Comedy Club
The Venue

Host Comedian ‐ Tony Simpson Tony Simpson was Brilliant BBC Radio York.Tony is full of energy and improvisation a strong compere who can interact with any kind of audience. Finding fun energy and positivity in life provide a platform for his…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01332 203545
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10
SEP
COLIN CLOUD: FORENSIC MIND-READER
Loughborough Town Hall

Look at your hands your nails and the heels of your shoes. What do you see Nothing Imagine someone who could look at those details and see everything. EVERYTHING. Only you dont have to imagine because this is precisely what Colin…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL:
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11
SEP
Creative Writing Taster Session
Derby Central Library

Special Event: Creative Writing Taster Workshopwith Alex DavisSpecial Event WorkshopDay & Time: Friday 122pmDate: 11 SeptVenue: Derby Central Library The Wardwick Derby DE1 1HSCost: £16 £14 concBooking Code: WSD01This taster session is ideal for anyone looking to get a feel of whats…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 07896 228367
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SEP
Let's Write a Book
QUAD

LETS WRITE A BOOK12 WEEK CREATIVE WRITING COURSEMondays 14th September ‐ 30th November QUAD Derby6:30pm ‐ 9:00pm Tutor: Alex Davis This extended twelve week course not only covers the theory involved in creating a book but also enables students the time and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01332 290606
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The World of Writing and Publishing
QUAD

THE WORLD OF WRITING AND PUBLISHING12 WEEK CREATIVE WRITING COURSEThursdays 17th September ‐ 3rd December 6:30pm ‐ 9:00pm Tutor: Alex Davis Guest Speakers Join course tutor Alex Davis and a superb array of guest speakers for a writing course giving you…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01332 290606
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SEP
Peter Hook and The Light
The Venue

Peter Hook and The Light at The Venue in Derby on Thursday 17 September 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
SEP
Ghost Hunting with Ghost Hunt Live
The Old Gresley Hall

Join Ghost Hunt Live for the return of Friday Specials with a Ghost Hunt atGresley Old Hall near Swadlincote DerbyshireDate: 18th September 2015Gresley Old Hall HistoryGresley Old Hall is a 17th Century Grade II listed building and built on the site of…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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18
SEP
Rolls Royce Derby Disco Special
Rolls Royce

Special one off Disco night with music from the 70s‐90s featuring Craig Strong Ozz and Tall John Only £5 All Night. Superior venue. Large Car Park.…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01909 515150
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SEP
The Pretty Things
The Flowerpot

The Pretty Things at The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday 18 September 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
SEP
BIG Walkies Derbyshire
Shipley Country Park

Come and join us for the BEST WALK EVER at Shipley Country Park More trees more pals and loads of reasons to slobber. Give your dog a day of delight and raise money to help protect dogs and other animals from cruelty.…

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03001 230123
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SEP
The Bachelors Show
The Festival Hall Leisure Centre

An afternoon of music and fun starring The Bachelors with John Stokes who will be performing their hits from the 60s plus many more memorable songs. They will be joined by International singing star Caroline Fields and a supporting cast...Music will be…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01623 458154
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SEP
Aynsley Lister Band
The Flowerpot

Aynsley Lister Band at The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday 25 September 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Aynsley Lister Band live in…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
SEP
Howlin Comedy Club at The Friary/Popworld Derby
Popworld at The Friary

Howlin Comedy Club comes to the amazing Popworld at The Friary Derby every month and throughout December ‐ Join us for the Grand Launch Party on Saturday 26th September 2015. Doors open 7pm Show 8pm. Come and join us at Popworld and…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08444 145234
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01
OCT
Danny Bryant
The Flowerpot

Danny Bryant at The Flowerpot in Derby on Thursday 01 October 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Danny Bryant live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service.…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
OCT
Vocals! Dragons and Dinosaurs
Bluecoat Academy

Do you know someone aged 6 ‐ 11 that loves singing Then tell them about Music for Everyones upcoming Vocals Dragons and Dinosaurs event.Weve got a real variety of music for you to enjoy including songs from the hit film series Shrek…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01159 589312
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14
OCT
Ed Byrne Outside Looking In
Loughborough Town Hall

Ed Byrne Outside Looking In at Loughborough Town Hall in Loughborough on Wednesday 14 October 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. …

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

16
OCT
Counterparts
The Venue

Counterparts at The Venue in Derby on Friday 16 October 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Counterparts live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service. See…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
OCT
Derby Writers Day
QUAD

DERBY WRITERS DAYSaturday October 17th QUAD Market Place Derby10am‐4pm doors open 9amTickets £35 including access to all sessions and event goodie bagDerby Writers Day presents the perfect day out for any aspiring author gathering together top professionals from across the world of…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

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17
OCT
Beardyman
Loughborough Town Hall

Beardyman at Loughborough Town Hall in Loughborough on Saturday 17 October 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Beardyman tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
OCT
Autumn Craft & Gift Fayre
NEALIES Function Room

Aurora Fayres welcome you to an Autumn Craft and Gift Fayre on Sunday 18th October 2015 atNealies Derby Road Milford nr. Belper Derbyshire DE56 0QFopen 11am ‐ 3.30pmWe have a lovely variety of talented craftspeople offering a great range of Crafts and…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07870 895390
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20
OCT
Duke Special
The Flowerpot

For his thousands of fans he is known as Duke Special. But for his family friends and loved ones he is their dear Peter Wilson. Lisburn North Ireland witnessed the birth of this very…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
OCT
Halloween Thrills at The Octagon Shopping Centre
The Octagon Shopping Centre

Visitors to The Octagon Shopping Centre in Burton upon Trent will be treated to a day of Halloween goodies on Saturday 31st October from 11am until 4pm.A free face painter will be on hand to transform children into popular Halloween or cartoon…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Family Events

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03
NOV
The Sunshine Underground
The Venue

The Sunshine Underground is well on their way to being the next big thing. Named after the hit song by The Chemical Brothers The Sunshine Underground formed as a band of friends in college. They…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
NOV
Derby County FC Business Academy
ipro stadium

Monthly Business networking event at the famous iPro Stadium.Business Academies is a ground breaking and innovative means of bringing businesses and consumers together. Through our unique partnerships with professional sports clubs and the businesses surrounding those clubs we have the means to…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01623 884900
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14
NOV
Stringwise! 2015 (from Music for Everyone)
Bluecoat Academy

Come to Stringwise 2015 Music for Everyones 23rd annual youth string weekend course and concert. Stringwise gives young people the chance to play a wide variety of music for strings and to take part in a range of orchestral groups and workshops…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01159 589312
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13
DEC
Sarah Millican
Derby Theatre

Sarah Millican is a successful English stand‐up comedienne from South Shields. Her profile on the comedy scene first increased after winning the if.comedy award in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is now…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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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