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Busy week at Victoria Inn

5th Pier, Vetches and The Chase will drop in to The Victoria Inn in Derby on Friday, September 19, for a gig.

Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band

Best of brass at Royal Concert Hall

Brass bands fans are in for a treat when the Brighouse and Rastrick Band perform at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall next year.

The Tony Farrell Big Band

Big treat in store for Farrell fans

Experience the thrill and excitement of dancing to an outstanding live 18-piece big band this weekend.

Headlining gig for new band

New local band Blackcats And Magpies continue their rapid progress with their first headlining gig this weekend.

Belper concert for organist

The September concert at Belper and District Organ and Keyboard Club features a visit by Matthew Bason.

AC/DC tribute act to play at Rock City

Dirty/DC are performing at Rock City in Nottingham on Saturday September 20.

Festival reaches its big finale

The Wirksworth Festival 2014 reaches its conclusion this weekend with another selection of events aimed at showcasing the arts.

Lisbee wants a word at the Guildhall

Lisbee Stainton brings her Word Games Tour to Derby’s Guildhall Theatre on Saturday, September 20, from 8.30pm.

Open mic night at Cromford venue

Cromford Mills will host an open mic night on Friday, September 19.

Church concert for Derwent Singers

The Derwent Singers will be performing on Saturday, October 18, at 7.30pm.

Queen of Harps in Duffield concert

The 2014-2015 Music at Duffield season will get under way on Saturday, September 27, with a performance by harpist Catrin Finch.

DCO to play Mozart and Schubert

Derby Concert Orchestra will return to action on Saturday, October 18, with a concert at St Peter’s Church, Littleover, Derby.

All-Russian concert for NSO

Nottingham Symphony Orchestra will begin their 2014-2015 season with a performance at the city’s Albert Hall on Saturday, November 15.

Saturday night performance from Defoe

Smalley Common Club, Belper Road, Stanley Common, plays host to a gig on Saturday, September 13 by James Defoe.

Laughs galore at Jongleurs

Bruce Devlin, Tony Hendriks and Johnny Candon will be appearing at Jongleurs in Nottingham on Sept 12-13.

Right royal treat for Queen fans at Rock City

Rock City in Nottingham plays host to The Queen Extravaganza on Friday, September 12.

The Tony Farrell Big Band

Drum ace Howe salutes Bowie for Derby Jazz

Dylan Howe’s Subterraneans are to perform a Derby Jazz gig on September 12 from 8pm at the Robert Ludlam Theatre at Darley Abbey in Derby.


Photo by Judith Burrows

Win tickets to see Oysterband concert

Music fans are in for a real treat when Oysterband perform a concert at The Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath, on Friday, September 26.

Great week is in store at festival

The Wirksworth Festival 2014 got off to a flying start at the weekend (see page 22), and will continue to enthrall, educate and entertain visitors over the forthcoming week.

Hit songs galore in show

Belper Musical Theatre and Belper Junior Musical Theatre are to present a concert called Do You Hear the People Sing? at Belper Community Theatre, Belper School, on Friday and Saturday (September 12-13).

The Smyths

Charming men play at the Rescue Rooms

The Smyths will present their tribute to The Smiths at The Rescue Rooms in Nottingham on Friday, September 12.

Jools Holland

Join Jools for his boogie woogie party

Jools Holland brings his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra to the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham on Saturday, November 8, starting at 7.30pm.

Double header at Vic Inn

The Veralees and The Marviaux are to perform at The Victoria Inn in Derby on Friday, September 12.

another slice at queen’s head

They’re back! After a sellout concert at the venue last year, Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life, Andy T and Chris Butler return on Friday, September 12, to The Queen’s Head in Belper.

Bunnymen are back on tour

Echo And The Bunnymen have announced new tour dates which will see them tour across the UK this winter, including a stop-off in Nottingham.

Christmas show with Rieu

The violin master and three-time Classic BRIT Award winner André Rieu is delighted to announce his return to the UK and Ireland in December .

Halle return to launch new season

The Halle will be back in the area on Tuesday, October 14, when they launch the Nottingham Classics International Concert Season 2014-2015.


Pure tribute heaven at The Flowerpot

U2 fans are in for a treat when U2UK put in an appearance at The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday, September 5.

Maria Whatton

turn to page 26 for our latest listings guide

The months of waiting for arts fans in the area are over as the nationally-renowned Wirksworth Festival 2014 gets under way this weekend.

Chango Fuego

Entertainment to whet the appetite

Derby Cathedral Quarter’s September CQ Saturdays programme of free entertainment has been designed to whet the public appetite for the Derby Festé 2014 festival, which will come to the area at the end of the month.

Rock City gigs

Terrorvision frontman Tony Wright will be the guest performer at Rock City in Nottingham, on Sunday, September 7.

Ant & Dec performing at Sheffield Arena. Pic: Glenn Ashley.

REVIEW and VIDEO: Ant and Dec at Sheffield Arena video

Bringing sunshine used to be the job of Morecambe and Wise but these days it’s Ant and Dec as they proved at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena, writes Graham Walker.

High-flying launch for annual event

The fabulous family-friendly Festé returns for another year to Derby on September 26-27.

Neil Hartshorne singing Devonshire Carol in the trenches

WWI concerts raise £3,100 for charity

Belper-based choir BelCanto has raised £3,100 for Help For Heroes through recent performances of its show Only Remembered.

RAF band’s salute to Red Arrows

The Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham will again play host to The RAF In Concert on Friday, November 28, from 7.30pm.


Local legends on top form

Some bands are like fine wine, they get better with age.

Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain

Ukelele orchestra is coming to the area

The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain will be performing an eagerly-awaited show at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on Friday, November 7.

Enjoy movie music magic with Halle

You can see The Halle at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall later this year for an evening entitled Oscars For Orchestra.

Saxophone stars to perform at Studio

Derby Theatre’s Studio will be the venue for a Derby Jazz concert on Sunday, October 12.


Uplifting night of Zulu ballet

You can see Inala - A Zula Ballet when it is performed at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on Friday, September 26, starting at 7.30pm.

Trust fund issues call to young musicians

Talented young musicians from the across the area are being encouraged to apply for funding help from the Derby Concert Orchestra Trust Fund.

Tour for George and the boys

The original Culture Club line-up have confirmed they are to play live dates across the UK for the first time in over 15 years.

Three of the best from Opera North

Opera North will be returning to the area later in the year to perform a triple bill at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from November 25-29.

Park concert for Belper Town Band

Belper Town Wind Band will continue their busy summer of concert dates this weekend.

Plenty of music at The Vic

The Torn and No Disco are the acts who will kick off the week’s entertainment at The Victoria Inn in Derby on Friday, August 29.


It’s a rockin’ good day out

The Ale House Rocks Music Festival is to take place at the Square and Compass in Darley Dale on Saturday, September 6.

Quad hosts special event for Who fans

Derby arts centre Quad will be holding an all-day event dedicated to all things Dr Who - Whooverville 6 - on Saturday, August 30, with Peter Davison, the fifth Doctor, as one of the special guests.

Flowerpot plays host to double bill of tributes

The new season at The Flowerpot in Derby kicks off this weekend with a visit by two top tribute acts.

The Kite Runner at Nottingham Playhouse

Photo by Robert Day

Kite Runner is ready to soar once again

The Kite Runner returns to the stage at Nottingham Playhouse next week before setting out on a UK tour.

Darley Park Concert

Thousands set to head for annual concert

The hugely popular Darley Park Concert returns this weekend, taking place from 6pm onwards on Sunday, August 31.

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