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Sounds of America in Somercotes group’s concert

Somercotes Choral Society’s latest concert – Sounds American – features a selection of popular songs which originate in the USA.

Music
Sirloin steak at The Galleon Steakhouse.

Dining Out review: The Galleon Steakhouse, Chesterfield

Saturday nights are a good measure of how popular a restaurant is and how good its workers are.

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Serena Todd and Amanda Cooper at The Good Old Days Cafe on Chapel Street.

New bus depot café serves up a journey back in time

A new café has opened at the Belper bus depot, with its owners promising a taste of times past.

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Bridge the Gap exhibition returns to city

Bridge the Gap exhibition returns to city

Artcore is delighted to be working in partnership with Derby Museums for the second Art Attachment Bridge the Gap exhibition.

Arts
Bags of theatre fun in Derby this week at festival

Bags of theatre fun in Derby this week at festival

Derby Theatre is hosting the East Midlands’ National Theatre Connections this week, a fantastic festival of theatre, new writing and workshops for young people

Theatre and Comedy
Sticky BBQ chicken wings. Photo by Jason Ingram.

Fancy a snack?

With another long weekend coming up, how about serving this up to your family? It’s quick and easy to prepare.

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Ripley tribute band to unveil documentary at hometown gig

Ripley tribute band to unveil documentary at hometown gig

Surreal Panther are performing a special “thank you to the fans” movie premiere-style show at The Out of Town Inn, Butterly Hill, Ripley on Thursday, April 27, from 8pm.

Music
Chef Karl Tyler plates up

FOOD: Private chef takes all the stress out of throwing a dinner party.

Fancy hosting a dinner party without having to toil over a hot store? Find out what our reviewer thought when a private chef took our his family kitchen for a night...

Whats on
PREVIEW: Plenty for opera fans to enjoy

PREVIEW: Plenty for opera fans to enjoy

Opera fans around the region, who don’t mind a bit of travel, have a varied line-up of productions to suit all musical tastes, writes Tony Spittles.

Music
Watson will be making his Mark with Derbyshire visit

Watson will be making his Mark with Derbyshire visit

Comedian and author Mark Watson will be bringing his MW tour to Matlock Bath’s Grand Pavilion on September 22.

Theatre and Comedy
An architects vision for a new tearooms building which could replace the derelict 1906 building if funding is found.

River Gardens tearoom company seeking offers of support

The group leading a campaign to build a modern tea room in Belper River Gardens has issued a new call for sponsors to help boost the project.

News
Will you be taking on a DIY project this Easter?

Third of Derbyshire households admit to having a DIY disaster

Easter is often a popular time for people to turn their thoughts to doing a spot of DIY.

Lifestyle
Diversity enter the arena in spectacular style. Photo courtesy of Dom Henry for the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

REVIEW: Diversity’s incredible Genesis show will leave you amazed and in awe

Wow, wow, wow! It’s hours since I witnessed dance group Diversity’s Genesis show at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, and i’m still gobsmacked.

Arts
The National Space Centre is a voyage of discovery for children

REVIEW: National Space Centre is out of this world

The mystery that surrounds space, our solar system and the world beyond our atmosphere has fascinated generation after generation.

Lifestyle
The new yurt at Tannenbaum Campsite in Alderwasley is perfectly positioned to make the most of the spectacular scenic views.

Alderwasley campsite adds luxury yurt to stunning views

The owners of an Alderwasley campsite are to open their new luxury yurt this weekend, offering some home comfort to their stunning landscape views.

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View from the Quayside towards the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, The Sage Gateshead and The Tyne Bridge.

Newcastle revealed as the UK’s happiest place

Norway may be the happiest country on earth, but Newcastle-upon-Tyne is the happiest city in the UK, according to a new study by the UK’s number one bingo site, GalaBingo.com.

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A memorial plaque featuring the name of Belper Hockey Club founder Henry Gordon Wright, which he had designed and painted as a tribute to others.

Sports club honour founder 100 years after war death

A Belper sports club is to hold a special fixture this weekend to mark the centenary of its founder’s death on a First World War battlefield.

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Crowds at the opening of the new James ride at Thomas Land.

James drops in to boost family favourite Thomas Land

There can be few pre-schoolers on the planet who have not heard of Thomas the Tank Engine.


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Copacabana Beach

Thrills in Brazil, highs in Uruguay, tangos in Argentina

An ambition was realised when I read the itinerary Fred Olsen Cruise Lines was offering. Their ship Boudicca was visiting exciting places in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, and oh, yes via Cape Verde islands off West Africa.

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Belper Leisure Centre staff past and present were joined by family and friends to celebrate Sues retirement

Belper Leisure Centre says goodbye to long-serving star

A woman who has worked at Belper Leisure Centre for 32 years clocked out for the final time last week, with colleagues throwing a retirement party to wish her well.

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