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Feast of family fun as festival returns to city

Nottingham Lakeside Arts’ popular international children’s theatre and dance festival Wheee! returns this year from Monday, May 28, to Sunday, June 3.

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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.

Arts
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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Back to the 20s at Erewash Museum event

Back to the 20s at Erewash Museum event

The first ever 1920s day is to be held at Erewash Museum in Ilkeston, when there will be singing, dancing and make-up demonstrations from the era.

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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.

Theatre and Comedy
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.

Arts
Beatles tribute aces to perform at Nottingham charity gig

Beatles tribute aces to perform at Nottingham charity gig

The world’s most famous Beatles tribute band, The Bootleg Beatles, will be coming back to Nottingham for a special charity concert, performing a fundraising event in support of The Ear Foundation charity.

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Bolan musical starts UK tour at Nottingham venue

Bolan musical starts UK tour at Nottingham venue

The hit musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, 20th Century Boy, returns to the stage on a UK-wide tour.

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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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Dance in the spotlight at latest RCH Drivetime concert

Dance in the spotlight at latest RCH Drivetime concert

The Drivetime Concert: Strictly Halle is coming to the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, on Thursday, June 28, at 6pm.

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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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Mike Channon, an airline pilot from West Hallam, has won retailers' support for his TabletHookz invention after appearing on Channel 4 programme Buy It Now. (Photo courtesy of Derbyshire Trading Standards)

Orders soar for Erewash pilot’s in-flight invention after TV success

An airline pilot from West Hallam has secured backing from three major retailers for his in-transit entertainment invention after appearing on a Channel 4 television show.

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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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