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Live Review: Little Mix at 3aaa County Ground, Derby

Fireworks, giant beach balls and thousands of excited fans bouncing in unison made for a sizzling party atmosphere at Derby’s 3aaa County Ground as X factor’s elite joined forces to wow the masses, writes Karla Hall.

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Sheafs. Photo by Lewis Evans.

Ocean Colour Scene festival support for Sheafs

Sheffield based band, Sheafs, are currently preparing for festival season as well as an upcoming autumn tour and are thriving on every second of it, writes Amos Wynn.

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Songs from the Seven Hills. Photo by Mark Douet.

Songs from the Seven Hills is heart-warming community theatre at its best

A lively and thoughtful musical by Sheffield People’s Theatre takes the city itself as its subject, drawing on the histories of some of the company and on stories told by refugees in search of a new life, writes Alan Payne.

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Gilbert O'Sullivan. Photo by Andy Fallon.

Buxton is among three UK dates on Gilbert O’Sullivan’s concert list

Chart-topping Seventies superstar Gilbert O’ Sullivan is to perform in Derbyshire at one of only three UK concerts in support of his new album.

Music
ASHFIELDS.  Photo by Jay Whitehead.

ASHFIELDS’ single charts ahead of Splendour and Y Not dates

With a new musical approach, Nottingham five-piece ASHFIELDS have seen the rewards as their latest single has entered the Dutch Indie charts, writes Amos Wynn.

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The Believers Are But Brothers at Sheffield Crucible Studio Theatre. Photo by Richard Davenport/The Other Richard.

Award-winning hi-tech show blends fantasy and reality

Nothing is predictable about Javaad Alipoor’s award-winning show The Believers Are But Brothers, writes Alan Payne.

Theatre and Comedy
International G&S Festival in Buxton Opera House.

Derby G&S Company bow out with The Mikado at international festival

A production of the rarely performed Gilbert and Sullivan creation Haddon Hall will be a highlight of a festival’s 25th anniversary productons.

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Jester entertains at a previous year's medieval fun day.

Battling knights, jesters and a dragon at Chesterfield medieval fun day

Merry-makers will be winding back the clock at Chesterfield’s annual medieval fun day.

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Haddon Hall’s artisan market showcases country’s wares

Makers and artisans from across the country will be displaying and selling their wares at Haddon Hall.

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Babbling Vagabonds' production of A Wild Walk - The Golden Thief.

Theatre vagabonds walk on the wild side

Peak District based theatre company Babbling Vagabonds will be taking audiences on a really wild walk this summer.

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No Hot Ashes. Photo by  Sam Crowston.

Scorching summer of festivals for No Hot Ashes

No Hot Ashes guitarist, Luigi Di Vuono, says the four-piece are enjoying an ‘exciting summer’ which has been packed with gigs and festivals, writes Amos Wynn.

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Haddon Hall performance for Belper Singers

Haddon Hall performance for Belper Singers

Belper Singers will be performing at Haddon Hall later this month.

Music
Loscoe State Opera’s final performance at Stainsby Festival

Loscoe State Opera’s final performance at Stainsby Festival

Headliners are looking forward to playing at the 50th Stainsby Festival.

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Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Kevin Bryan returns with his latest round-up of some of the new music releases.

Music
Belper Games fun day

It’s A Knockout teams compete and Ferocious Dog plays live at Belper Games

A weekend of madness, fun and music are on the cards as the Belper Games return.

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Rare production of Tisbe is a jewel in La Seranissima’s crown

Rare production of Tisbe is a jewel in La Seranissima’s crown

La Seranissima is an acclaimed company specialising in the Italian baroque and their expertise made Tisbe at Buxton Opera House a very special performance, writes Mavis Kirkham.

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Film Review: Talented cast overcome cliches in Ideal Home

Film Review: Talented cast overcome cliches in Ideal Home

In Ideal Home, the same-sex parenting comedy with a warm and fuzzy centre, Steve Coogan is the lively cookery show presenter, Erasmus, whose long-lost grandson, Bill, arrives unannounced when his dad is arrested, writes Natalie Stendall.

Arts
Fleetwood Bac play Devil's Arse Cavern, Castleton, on August 3.

Fleetwood Bac go their own way at Devil’s Arse Cavern

Tribute band Fleetwood Bac will be performing an underground gig in a Derbyshire cave.

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Katherine Kingsley as Dusty and Roberta Taylor as Kay in Dusty. Photo by  Johan Persson.

Dusty Springfield is captured to a tee in musical

Katherine Kingsley is the star of a touring production of a new musical about Dusty Springfield, writes Alan Payne.

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