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Dance the night away with Disco Prophets at the Diamond

Dance the night away with Disco Prophets at the Diamond

Check out The Disco Prophets in a gig at The Diamond in Sutton-in-Ashfield on May 27.

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Derby arts centre Quad.'Photo by Graham Lucas Commons

Feast of fun as Edge-Lit event returns to QUAD

QUAD in Derby welcomes the seventh edition of Edge-Lit, Derby’s annual horror, fantasy, science-fiction and crime day, to the venue in July.

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FILM REVIEW: Anon proves to be a sci-fi misfire

FILM REVIEW: Anon proves to be a sci-fi misfire

From the writer-director of Gattaca, Lord Of War and In Time comes Anon, a mishandled sci-fi thriller that targets privacy and data protection, writes Natalie Stendall.

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Griddled asparagus with feta and beetroot dressing. Photo courtesy of www.britishasparagus.com

Griddled British asparagus with feta and beetroot dressing

Bright pink beetroot dressing and fresh green asparagus not only look beautiful together but taste amazing with creamy feta and zingy mint.

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It’s going to be a Blue Christmas as star Duncan heads panto cast at Derby Arena

It’s going to be a Blue Christmas as star Duncan heads panto cast at Derby Arena

Blue singer, West End performer and Hollyoaks actor Duncan James is to headline this year’s pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk at Derby Arena, playing the title role.

Theatre and Comedy
Ballet classic to enchant young audiences at Derby Theatre

Ballet classic to enchant young audiences at Derby Theatre

Northern Ballet’s original pioneering ballet for children, Ugly Duckling, is to to stages across the country with an extensive tour throughout the spring.

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Family fun as old favourite hits stage at the Guildhall

Family fun as old favourite hits stage at the Guildhall

Families can enjoy The People Theatre Company’s production of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly at the Guildhall Theatre.

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DVD REVIEW: BBC daytime drama 800 Words proves a hit with viewers

DVD REVIEW: BBC daytime drama 800 Words proves a hit with viewers

Enjoyable crime capers such as Father Brown and Shakespeare & Hathaway got low-key screenings on afternoon TV when both deserved to be in the evening schedules, writes Tony Spittles.

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REVIEW: Blackpool - something for everyone, come rain or shine!

For this single mum and teenage daughter, the opportunity to spend some quality time together is few and far between, so when we were offered the chance of a weekend break to Blackpool we jumped at it, and it was non-stop laughter and fun from start to finish.

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The Black Swan, Helmsley

Enjoy a short break in North Yorkshire

If you are looking for an alternative place to visit in Yorkshire from the usual of York or Harrogate then why not try Helmsley.

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Tomato, Basil and Puff Pastry Tart. 'Credit : thetomatostall.co.uk

Recipe: Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Puff Pastry Tart

Here’s a tasty dish bursting with Mediterranean flavours which will feed four people.

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CQ Saturdays return with a summer of entertainment

CQ Saturdays return with a summer of entertainment

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, which launched its new five-year Business Improvement District (BID) programme last month, has announced a new calendar of free street entertainment for the coming months.

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IN PICTURES: 51 dog friendly pubs in Derbyshire

It’s a bank holiday weekend and it’s looking like the sun may actually shine for once.

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Take your seats in the Departure Lounge as festival returns to Derby Theatre

Take your seats in the Departure Lounge as festival returns to Derby Theatre

Departure Lounge, the summer festival of new and thrilling theatre, fresh and innovative performances, Edinburgh previews and insightful workshops and talks, is returning to Derby Theatre for a sixth year, from July 19-22.

Theatre and Comedy
Feast of new writing to be presented in Belper

Feast of new writing to be presented in Belper

Mixed Up! An Evening of New Writing is to be directed by Richard Platt and takes place at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper, from May 31-June 2.

Theatre and Comedy
Mackerel with Herby Tomato and Shallots Salsa on Toast

Mackerel with Herby Tomato and Shallots Salsa on Toast

If there was one thing weekends were made for, it’s brunch. This relaxed meal can be as early or late as you want it, meaning you get a lie in and the chance to indulge.

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Derby Arena panto auditions to be held for talented kids in the area

Derby Arena panto auditions to be held for talented kids in the area

Derby LIVE and Little Wolf Entertainment are holding their annual auditions for the pantomime children’s ensemble.

Theatre and Comedy
Derby arts centre Quad''Photo by Graham Lucas Commons

Feast of film entertainment at QUAD for fans of vintage horror

QUAD in Derby presents a special film season Universally Monstrous dedicated to golden days of horror films made by Universal studios.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Peacock, Rowsley

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Peacock, Rowsley

Meandering through some of the prettiest parts of the Dales we arrived under cover of darkness to the imposing and historic Peacock at Rowsley and are duly welcomed into its refined and upmarket restaurant.

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