Talk & Taste
Throughout September 2018
Bluebells Barn, Brunswood Farm

From Cow to Cone: £12.50pp Have you wondered why the Brown family started making their yummy Bluebells Ice Cream? Hear it as it happened from a member of the Brown family. This event is located in the cosy Bluebells Barn and offers a choice of three tasty food options. Choose from: • Hot Roasted Meat Sandwich with Crisps and dressed Side Salad • Mixed cold finger buffet with freshly prepared sandwiches, sausage rolls, crisps, vegetable sticks and dips, followed by a tasty mix of mini home baked cakes • Bluebells’ Cream Tea: Fresh home baked Scones, locally made Jam and lashings of Clotted Cream, served with Tea Pigs Tea or Bluebells’ own blend Coffee After you can learn about Ice Cream story in the Bluebells’ original Tea Rooms followed by plenty of fun sampling 5 different flavours!

The Hannells Darley Park Concert
Sunday 2nd September 2018
Darley Park

An evening of classical music and fireworks – don’t forget your picnic! Come along and be part of one of the UK’s biggest outdoor classical concerts, in the stunning natural amphitheatre that is Darley Park. James Holmes is back to conduct Sinfonia Viva, who are supported by Rolls-Royce. Soloists Mary Carewe and Andy Quinn will lead the vocal numbers. British Sign Language interpretation will be provided by Sarah Gatford. Tickets are £7.50, save up to £5 by buying in advance.

Legally Blonde: The Musical
Wednesday 5th September – Saturday 8th September 2018
Derby Theatre

Legally Blonde: The Musical is based on the novel and the 2001 hit movie. The story of Elle Woods, a Californian sorority girl who finds her life turned upside down when she is dumped by her boyfriend, Warner. She follows him to Harvard Law School; however, she struggles to fit in, yet ultimately defies expectations and she manages to stay true to her pink personality. The double award-winning Derby Youth Musical Theatre return to the Derby Theatre stage this September to entertain and excite; this proves to be a fun and feel good evening for all the family. Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, Book by Heather Hach and based on the Novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-GoldwynMayer Motion Picture. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).

Colour Run
Sunday 9th September 2018
Markeaton Park

Runners will start in white t-shirt and then they will get covered in a rainbow of colours at paint stations around the course. Come along to join in the fun! Registration is £20 and you will receive a free white t-shirt and paint packet. Registration for under 16s is £10 Distance: 5k. Warm Up: 10.45am. Race Start: 11am The fun run is for everyone, adults and children alike. You don’t have to run, you can walk, jog or run – it’s up to you! Please note: This event is not suitable for under 5s.

Derby I Do Wedding Exhibition
Sunday 16th September 2018
Derby Arena

Meet local wedding suppliers, all eager to help you organise your special day. Best of all it’s absolutely free for all brides-to be. For the third year running, the wedding exhibition will be held within Derby Arena’s 250 metre velodrome track. An impressive exhibition space with state-of-the-art facilities.
Your wedding planned in one day! An event with everything you’ll need for your wedding day, it really will be a day of pure wedding bliss. Starting with a bubbly reception and goodie bags, there will be amazing Milan-style catwalk shows, a host of live entertainment from magicians to musicians, and so much more! There is ample, free show day car parking on-site for brides and grooms-to-be and their guests. The Arena’s cafe 42 will be serving sandwiches, light snacks, meals and hot and cold drinks (including Costa Coffee) throughout the day. There is also a licensed bar within the Arena.

Derby Beer Con 2018
Friday 21st September – Saturday 22nd September 2018
Bustler Street Food Market, DE1 2XE

Derby’s summer beer festival is located at Bustler Street Food Market, bringing 20 breweries from across the World to one place! Ticketed sessions available: Friday Evening: 5:30pm – 10:30pm Saturday Day: 12pm – 5pm Saturday Evening: 5:30pm – 10:30pm Breweries: Paulaner, Lervig BrewDog, Tiny Rebel, Thornbridge Verdant, North, Odyssey, Cloudwater Black Iris, Neon Raptor, Liquid Light Loka Polly, Track, Lost Industry, Twisted Barrel, Torrside, Shiny Hogans Cider.

Derby Dancing Exhibition
Throughtout September 2018

Join Dèda’s 20 year anniversary celebrations and look back at the history of dance in city since the 1950s. From Northern Soul to Hip Hop, explore the dance scenes that have taken hold of Derby through the decades. Discover memories and stories of where Derby people have danced across the city, and artistic responses to the 200 Days of Dancing Call Out. Supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.

Derby Artisan Market
Saturday 29th September 2019
Eagle Market, Derby

This year Derby are welcoming their artisan market to Eagle Market. There will be a fantastic range of products made by local people. Come on down to give your taste buds a wakeup with a great line up of food traders. The event will be free and take place in the centre seating area of Eagle Market, East Street, Derby, DE1 2AZ, 9am – 5pm, so make sure you save the date! Trader line-up coming soon, head to their website for more details.

Derby Festé
Thursday 27th September – Saturday 29th September 2018

Celebrating 250 years of Circus, Derby Festé will arrive on 27, 28 and 29 September with a bag full tricks and a sprinkling of magic. This year Derby Festé celebrates 250 years of Circus and kicks off on Thursday night as Bass’ Recreation ground is opened up as the venue for a fantastic, exciting and exhilarating circus ‘Now or Never’ by Circa Tsuica. Tickets are limited for each show and are priced at just £10 each. Guaranteed to bring laughter, gasps and fun as they fly, fling and swing across their beautiful tent on trapeze, Cyr wheels, trick bicycles and trampolines whilst playing funky brass music with riotous enthusiasm. This is a unique and special experience not to be missed. See you there!

Linder Sterling Exhibition
Saturday 1st September – Sunday 21st October 2018
Market Place, Chatsworth House

Explore the artwork of award-winning artist Linder Sterling at Chatsworth House in Bakewell. Chatsworth are excited to welcome Linder Sterling as their inaugural artist-in-residence. During her residency, Sterling will immerse herself in the life of the estate while creating a new image bank for future photo montages taking Chatsworth ‘out into the world’. This year they are inviting visitors to explore some of the pieces she has created during her residency. Open daily, weather permitting.

Gin & Rum Festival
Friday 12th October – Saturday 13th October 2018
Derby Roundhouse

Inspired by Gin and Rum lovers. Offering over 80 different Gins and Rums at a beautiful venue in the centre of Derby. With incredible entertainment accompanied by succulent street food, this Derby festival is a great chance to spend some quality time exploring a wide range of Gins and Rums.

National Madison 2018
Saturday 13th October
Derby Arena

An exciting day of racing showcasing the best regional and national riders followed by the National Omnium on Sunday.

National Omnium 2018
Sunday 14th October 2018
Derby Arena

This Omnium will be the third time Derby Arena has hosted the national title race and we expect it to be as fast paced and exciting as previous years. British Cycling National Omnium Championship The omnium will be made up of 4 events and is disputed over a single day held under British Cycling and UCI rules. The final classification is established as follows: Prior to the start of the Points Race, a current ranking with the points totals shall be drawn up, and riders will start the Points Race with these points accrued over the first three events. Riders shall add to, and lose points from, their points totals based on laps gained and lost, and points won in sprints, during the Points Race. Final overall Omnium ranking shall evolve through the Points Race. The winner of the Omnium shall be the rider who has obtained the highest total of points. Male races: 10 km Scratch, 10 km Tempo, Elimination and 25 km Points. Female races:7.5km Scratch, 7.5km Tempo, Elimination and 20 km Points.

Derby Folk Festival 2018
Friday 5th October – Sunday 7th October 2018
City Marquee, Market Place

Derby’s Folk Festival is back for its 12th year in the heart of Derby. Set at a great location, right in the centre of the country, fabulous acts with a warm friendly atmosphere. Weekend tickets cover Friday 5th to Sunday 7th, with Thursday 4th evening concert being an add-on event (open to all, but at a special price to weekend ticket holders!) They’ve been updating Artist and Programme pages as we’ve made announcements, so if you haven’t already done so, please keep checking back on the website to see what’s changed! If you’ve not been before then you should go and check it out.

The Great British Tea Festival
21st October 2018
Derby Roundhouse

The most popular drink in Britain today is tea, with over 150 million cups being drunk in the UK every single day. Tea is a fundamental part of the British way of life – it is part of our history. Today we see many new flavours and brands becoming available and there’s never been a better time to discover your next favourite than now! Whether you like a standard brew or herbal teas, the Great British Tea Festival celebrates all things tea-related, so come along and try something new!

October Half-Term Fun Fair
Friday 19th October – Sunday 28th October 2018
Market Place, Derby
Market Place will be filled with plenty of child and adult friendly attractions to enjoy!

Country Food and Drink Fair
Sunday 28th October 2018
Calke Abbey, Ticknall

An event celebrating local produce in Derby, enjoy the best of the season at the country food and drink fair, with lots to taste and buy.

The Creation of Frankenstein
Wednesday 24th – Saturday 27th October 2018
Guildhall Theatre

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is probably the greatest horror story ever told. Published exactly 200 years ago and written when she was just 19. This gripping production combines both the story of Frankenstein with the novel’s creation. In 1814, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary had scandalised society by eloping together. They were not married. Or at least, not to each other. In the summer of 1816 they escaped to Switzerland. These great writers, Romantics and lovers decided upon a competition – who could write the best horror story? Thus Frankenstein was born. And history was created.