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Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Kevin Bryan delivers his verdict on some of this week’s alternative CD releases.

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Film review: Most Beautiful Island is a highly impressive debut

Film review: Most Beautiful Island is a highly impressive debut

In the voyeuristic opening shots of Ana Asensio’s directorial debut, Most Beautiful Island, women are picked out of the crowd, tracked by a shaky camera along busy New York sidewalks, writes Natalie Stendall.

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Hathersage pool.

Brave swimmers take the plunge for a winter swim in Derbyshire

Hathersage open-air pool swimmers have been taking the plunge in warm water through the winter up to Christmas.

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The Gingerbread Man

Derby Theatre Studio

Gingerbread Man’s big adventure at Derby Theatre’s Studio

The Gingerbread Man is a fun family show that can be seen at Derby Theatre’s studio until December 31.

Theatre and Comedy
Festive fun at Guildhall with Prince Stroppy and co

Festive fun at Guildhall with Prince Stroppy and co

Derbyshire theatre company Babbling Vagabonds has returned to Derby’s Guildhall Theatre for its latest festive production.

Theatre and Comedy
Musicians come together for fundraising bash in Marehay

Musicians come together for fundraising bash in Marehay

Music talent from across the area will be coming together at The Holly Bush in Marehay to play in a Christmas fundraiser for Ripley Hospital.

Music
‘Welsh Springsteen’ to play next year at Guildhall Theatre

‘Welsh Springsteen’ to play next year at Guildhall Theatre

Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other and can be seen at Derby’s Guildhall Theatre on Friday, January 19.

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Boxing Day treat at Flowerpot for Hendrix fans

Boxing Day treat at Flowerpot for Hendrix fans

Are You Experienced are to perform their tribute to Jimi Hendrix at Derby’s The Flowerpot on Boxing Day.

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Festival favourites to play gig at The Flowerpot

Festival favourites to play gig at The Flowerpot

Dreadzone are the guest performers at The Flowerpot in Derby on Thursday, December 21.

Music
Enjoy a Christmas Cracker with Derwent Brass

Enjoy a Christmas Cracker with Derwent Brass

A Christmas Cracker is the name of a Belper Christmas Concert, taking place on Saturday, December 22, and featuring Derwent Brass.

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Morrisons giving away oranges to revive Christmas stocking tradition

Morrisons giving away oranges to revive Christmas stocking tradition

An Ilkeston supermarket is aiming to revive the tradition of putting oranges in Christmas stockings by giving away hundreds of them to parents.

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Dance stars to hit the road again in new touring show

Dance stars to hit the road again in new touring show

Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag’s exciting new show Broadway to Hollywood is coming to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on February 1, as part of their latest nationwide tour.

Arts
RESCUE ME: Could you give Smudge the cat a home?

RESCUE ME: Could you give Smudge the cat a home?

This elegant lady is Smudge, a 14-year-old feline who is ageing beautifully… but with a twist!

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Great line-up of bands for Beat The Streets gig in Nottingham next month

Great line-up of bands for Beat The Streets gig in Nottingham next month

Beat the Streets - the all-day music festival fundraiser in aid of the homeless - has secured a stellar line-up of the biggest artists to come out of the city’s music scene in recent years.

Music
Wilsthorpe Community School has won a regional award in the Royal Horticultural Societys Green Plan It Challenge to design a new school or community garden

Long Eaton school win Royal Horticultural Society design challenge

A team of students from Wilsthorpe Community School in Long Eaton has landed an award in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Green Plan It Challenge.

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CITY FOCUS: Nottingham is jam-packed and perfect for a festive visit

CITY FOCUS: Nottingham is jam-packed and perfect for a festive visit

If you like the hustle and bustle of a modern city in the run-up to Christmas, but with all the attractions within walking distance of each other, then Nottingham is right up your street.

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A loco on the line at Midland Railway - Butterley

FESTIVE REVIEW: all aboard the Santa Special trains at Midland Railway

Santa Claus is on his way......but wait, how can the children make sure the man in red knows what your kids would like on the big day?

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Best of British in orchestra’s next Nottingham concert

Best of British in orchestra’s next Nottingham concert

Nottingham Symphony Orchestra will be serving up the full English - musically speaking - in their next concert, taking place on Saturday, March 3, at Nottingham’s Albert Hall.

Music
Hits galore as musical comes to Nottingham venue next month

Hits galore as musical comes to Nottingham venue next month

The acclaimed musical Son Of A Preacher Man is coming to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from January 30-February 3.

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