Spotlight Events in Derby
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If you're trying to decide how to spend an afternoon in Derby, let us help you figure out a solution. We've got an extensive compilation of local events, from the annual open-air concert that takes place in Darley Park to orchestral performances going on at the Assembly Rooms. Sports fans will be happy to know that Derby has football, cricket, and rugby clubs, while parents will love the family-friendly activities at the local religious centres.

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Orienteering at Kedleston Hall
New for 2019, a permanent orienteering course in the parkland at Kedleston Hall. View event
Make a Nature Crown
Come along and get involved with our 50 Things activities. View event
Marvellous Moths
Join us as we reveal some normally unseen nocturnal residents of Kedleston Park. View event
Hands on for Home Educators
Join us on the first Monday of the month for a practical outdoor work session aimed at families who home educate. View event
Wednesday Writing Group
  • Wednesday 5th June 10:00am until 12:00pm
Join Paul Broesmith, writer and theatre producer as he runs a series of workshops designed to get you writing, easily and painlessly guiding you through exercises and processes designed to develop your... View event
PTCOG58 | 10-15 June 2019, Manchester
  • Monday 10th June, 8:30am - Until Saturday 15th June, 4:30pm
58th Annual Conference of The Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group - the premier meeting in the field of particle therapy, showcasing cutting edge science, NHS oncology and clinical practice in action. View event
Taj Literature Festival
  • Friday 14th June
The Taj Literature Festival lasts for 3 days with a proper schedule. View event
The UK Careers Fair in Derby - 14th June
  • Friday 14th June 10:00am until 2:00pm
The UK Careers Fair arrives in Derby on the 14th June providing an unmissable networking platform for both local employers and local candidates. Find out more info via View event
Uttoxeter Summer Foraging Courses
Join us for an informative foraging walk where we will ID the various plants and mushrooms we find. Enjoy a homemade refreshment along the way and a light Wild Food lunch with us afterwards. View event
Pre-School Play Day
Bring along your little adventurers to our monthly outdoor play sessions View event
Big Fun Run Manchester
  • Sunday 30th June 11:00am until 12:00pm
Big Fun Run is a 5k untimed run strictly for FUN all about relaxed exercise. No times, no pressure, just lots of laughs. Suitable for all the family and under 5's go free.... View event
The Secret Garden Outdoor Theatre
  • Sunday 30th June 7:30pm until 9:45pm
Enjoy a summer evening of outdoor theatre with a picnic or drinks in the picturesque setting of Kedleston Hall View event
Summer Nights 'Film Festival' in Association with Derby Quad
Our Summer Nights 'Film Festivals' this year are Bohemian Rhapsody (12A) and Ghost (12A) View event
Dog Lovers Festival 2019
  • Friday 2nd August, 10:30am - Until Sunday 4th August, 9:00pm
Dog Festival, Dog Show, Dog Demos, Dog Activities, Food & Drink, Live Music, Music Festival, Camping View event
Girls Get Fizzical
  • Saturday 3rd August
Join 1000s of like-minded ladies on 3rd August 2019 at glorious Catton Hall for the UK’s biggest Girls-Only Run and Festival event. View event
Big Fun Run Derby
  • Sunday 11th August 11:00am until 12:00pm
Big Fun Run is a 5k untimed run strictly for FUN all about relaxed exercise. No times, no pressure, just lots of laughs. Suitable for all the family and under 5's go free.... View event
Dog Jog Derby 5K
  • Sunday 11th August 2:00pm until 4:00pm
Have a bark in the park at Dog Jog! Get involved, get fit and have fun with your four-legged friend. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with no times or pressure and meet like-minded dog owners in your area. View event
Midsummer Nights Dream Outdoor Theatre
  • Saturday 24th August 7:00pm until 9:15pm
The Lord Chamberlain's Men, the UK's premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them at Kedleston Hall, for their performance of Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. View event
Peaks Tour Sportive, 100, 75, 55 Miles, Sat 21st Sept
  • Saturday 21st September 7:30am until 5:00pm
The Peaks Tour Sportive takes in the very best of the Peak District and it's breathtaking beauty. Fully Supported Cycle Event. View event
17th International Conference on Immunology and Vaccine Research
  • Thursday 10th October, 9:00am - Until Friday 11th October, 5:00pm
Immunology Research 2019 invites everybody from wherever all through the world to go to "17th International Conference on Immunology and Vaccine Research" in the midst of October 10-11, 2019 in Osaka,... View event
Derby Abseil
  • Saturday 19th October 8:30am until 5:30pm
Take on the Derby Cathedral Abseil, see Derby like never before and help support our children, young people and families. View event