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Saturday, 24th October 2020

Christmas gift ideas with a difference

Derby Arena
The countdown to Christmas has well and truly started, but if picking the perfect gift for a loved-one is giving you a headache, Derby LIVE and Derby Active have put together a fabulous list to give them an experience to remember. For thrill-seekers Derby Arena’s track...

First authors announced for Derby Book Festival 2020

Woman in plaid shirt leaning on book case
The first authors have been revealed for the sixth Derby Book Festival, which will be held from 29 May – 6 June 2020 in venues across the city.  The Festival, which is now a well-established part of the city’s cultural calendar, will return next...

Derby Film Festival 2019 announced

Derby Film Festival
Films and events announced have been made for Derby Film Festival 2019, which takes place in QUAD, Derby from 14th to 18th November. Now in its sixth edition, Derby Film Festival 2019 features special guests, one-off events and film previews The festival programme includes...

Festive film favourites tour Cathedrals this Christmas

Cathedrals across the country are opening their doors to cinema audiences this Christmas with screenings of festive film favourites: The Muppet Christmas Carol, Home Alone and It’s A Wonderful Life taking place at Sheffield, Coventry, Birmingham and Derby Cathedrals in December. The screenings are part...

Top things for new students to do in Derby

Student gym memberships
Derby’s new students deserve a warm welcome to the city and what better ways than to take part in activities which won’t use up the whole student loan in one go?! Just across the road from the University of Derby’s Kedleston Road campus is Markeaton Park’s Mundy Play Centre, which...

Derby Folk Weekender is back in the city this weekend

Folk fest
This year's Derby Folk Weekender begins on Friday with the festival showcasing internationally-renowned folk artists from across the world. Alongside the main event, which runs from Friday 4th – Sunday 6th October the Weekender’s fringe has always been a popular amongst lovers of folk music...

Autumn activities in the city

Although the summer holidays have passed and autumn is knocking on the door, there are still plenty of things to do in Derby. For parents who spent the last six weeks or so entertaining their children during the school holidays, there are plenty of ‘me-time’...

Derbyshire Skills Festival 2019

Skills Festival
A free skills festival aimed at students aged 13 to 19 is being held at Derby Arena on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 September 2019. The festival, supported by Derby City Council, is particularly aimed at those in year 11 who are considering their career...

Give Stoptober a try this year with support from Livewell

Stoptober
At a time when smoking is declining nationally, the number of people smoking in Derby has increased by 1.2% in the last year from 18% to 19.2%. This compares to a national average of 14.7%. What’s more Derby smokers consume around 384,600 cigarettes per day,...

Now’s the perfect time to get active

Treadmill at gym
With the summer holidays over, the kids back at school and evenings drawing in, seasonal change is upon Derby! With that in mind, Derby Active has launched an offer to make the transition to autumn easier whilst keeping the people of Derby moving. If you...