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

29
MAY
Half price open practise and toboggan evening
Swadlincote Ski & Snowboard Centre

Come to the centre on a Friday night to enjoy an open practise session skiing or snowboarding or have some toboggan rides all half priceTo qualify for open practise you must be level 4 skiing or have passed module C snowboarding for…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01283 217200
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29
MAY
Westgate Suites Motown
Westgate Suites

The Westgate Suites West Gate Long Eaton Notts NG10 1EH UKAbsolutely Packed Casual but smart pleaseAlways The Last Friday of the Month Except December the Friday before Christmas4 Rooms of Music at the East Midlands Soul Night; Admission £5 before 9.30 £7.50…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01909 515150
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02
JUN
Promotion and Publicity for Writers
QUAD

Writing Workshop: Publicity and Promotion for Writers7:00pm ‐ 9:00pm ‐ Tuesday 2 JuneQUAD Market Place Derby DE1 3ASTickets: £5 ‐ numbers limitedJoin Cathy Bramley author of best‐selling romantic comedies Ivy Lane Appleby Farm and Conditional Love and QUADs regular creative writing tutor…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL:
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03
JUN
Publish Your E-Book in a Day
QUAD

Publish your e‐book in a day10:30am ‐ 4:30pm ‐ Wednesday 3 JuneQUADDE1 3ASTickets: £30 lunch not includedThis one‐day course will introduce you to the process of publishing your writing as an e‐book. Youll learn what an e‐book is the different formats available…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 07896 228367
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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

04
JUN
Authors and the Independent Press
QUAD

Writing Workshop: Authors and the Independent Press7:00pm ‐ 9:00pm ‐ Thursday 4 JuneQUADDE1 3ASTickets: £5The UK is host to a growing scene of independent presses which offer valuable publication opportunities for aspiring authors. But what can writers expect from this expanding sector…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 07896 228367
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04
JUN
Zoe Lyons - Mustard Cutter (Spring Tour)
Loughborough Town Hall

Direct from last year's Edinburgh Festival Zoe Lyons' critically acclaimed solo show Mustard Cutter' is set to tour the UK starting on 5th May at Bristol's Lantern Theatre and culminating at the Colchester Arts Centre on 4th July. Mustard…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01509 231914
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05
JUN
Double the Horror with Johnny Mains & Rufus Hound
QUAD

Double the Horror with Johnny Mains & Rufus Hound ‐ Best British Horror and Dead Funny7:30pm ‐ 9:00pm ‐ Friday 5 JuneQUAD DE1 3ASTickets: £10With authors Victoria Leslie Marie ORegan and Simon Kurt plus more special guests to be announced. A unique…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 07896 228367
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05
JUN
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 9pmplease be advised the venue fills up quickly and can reach capacity by 9pm on most events…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01909 515150
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06
JUN
Writers Day, Derby Book Festival
QUAD

A day of Writing Workshops with local authors10:00am ‐ 1:45pm ‐ Saturday 6 JuneQUADDE1 3ASTickets: £25 including choice of workshops and goodie bagWriters Day at QUAD will be a highlight of the Festival for writers and will feature a choice of six…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 07896 228367
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12
JUN
Afternoon Tea Party in the Marquee
3A's Country Cricket Ground

Fancy unwinding on a Friday afternoon in the lovely Marquee at Derby County Cricket ground with tea and cakes stalls to browse and Frank Sinatra crooning in the background Then this is for you from 12‐5pm treat yourself from the many…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01332 200002
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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

13
JUN
Download Festival 2015 Saturday
Donington Park

Download Festival 2015 Saturday at Donington Park in Derby on Saturday 13 June 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
JUN
The Secret Garden
Donington Le Heath Manor House

Join young Mary Lennox on her journey of discovery as she travels to her uncle's house deep in the Yorkshire countryside where unexpected friends and very magical creatures help her unlock the mystery of the secret garden. This most enchanting story loved…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01530 278444
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19
JUN
FAF HEADLINERS COMEDY NIGHT
The Bentinck

x3 Current Comedy circuit Headline Comedy acts will descend on an absolutely wonderful venue for what promises to be a cracking nights entertainmentMICK FERRY BOBBY MAIR and MC JOE BROMEHEAD. With supporting acts…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07790 249374
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19
JUN
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: 19 June 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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19
JUN
Rolls Royce Disco
Rolls Royce

Great Night Of 70s80s90s Disco Classics With Djs Craig Strong Ozz Tall John.…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01909 515150
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25
JUN
Katherine Ryan Glam Role Model
Loughborough Town Hall

Katherine Ryan Glam Role Model at Loughborough Town Hall in Loughborough on Thursday 25 June 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

03
JUL
Jane Eyre
Ashby De La Zouch Castle

Young governess Jane Eyre arrives at the mysterious Thornfield Hall deep in the Yorkshire moors and meets enigmatic Mr Rochester. So begins this most unforgettable of love stories. When a secret from the past returns to haunt them can Jane and Rochesters…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03703 331181
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11
JUL
Edge-Lit 4
QUAD

EDGE‐LIT 4Saturday 11th July 10am‐10pm approxQUAD Market Place DerbyTickets £30 including access to all sessions on the day and goodie bagEdge‐Lit returns for its latest instalment with the biggest year yetAn essential day out for any writer or reader of science‐fiction fantasy…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 07896 228367
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26
JUL
Summer Craft & Gift fayre
NEALIES Function Room

Craft & Gift Fayre on Sunday 26th July 2015 atNealies function room Derby Road Milford nr. Belper Derbyshire DE56 0QFopen 11am ‐ 3.30pmWe have a lovely variety of stalls showcasing local talented craftspeopleFree admissionFree Car parking onsiteRefreshments available…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07870 895390
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03
SEP
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
Ashby De La Zouch Castle

Detective Sherlock Holmes has a mysterious new case to investigate when summoned to a nunnery deep in the English countryside. Holmes and his companion Dr Watson join the search for the most elusive piece of treasure known to mankind. With a missing…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03703 331181
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17
SEP
Peter Hook and The Light
The Venue

Peter Hook and The Light at The Venue in Derby on Thursday 17 September 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Peter Hook and The Light tickets so weve done the legwork for you.…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
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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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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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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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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