News & Updates
Hobbies and Pastimes News & Updates

Here's a quick reminder of all the exciting events at Blend this summer holiday
This week at Ilkeston Cinema, romantic comedy The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz, and The Amazing Spiderman 2 are both into their second week on the big screen.
Love the theatre, amateur dramatics, acting and singing, or just want to try a completely new experience? Heanor Musical Theatre Company want you!
Bumper selection of 5 different films to choose from this week at our local Ilkeston cinema. From smurfs, minions and monsters for the kids to cowboys, Indians and futuristic action for the adults, find all the showtimes in our latest blog.
Do you want to lose weight and get fit? Want a beautiful beach body, or a perfect flat six pack stomach? Have a read of this....
We have so many talented artists, painters and crafters in Heanor and Ripley, our local art galleries are bursting with locally produced art and pictures. But if you want to create your own masterpiece, where can you get the supplies you need locally?
The music and festivals continue in Heanor and Ripley with the fantastic Rock n Blues Old School Weekend, also known as the Pentrich Festival. If you're going, this bog is for you...
Shipley Park is about to get even better, as the council starts work on a £34,000 improvement to the adventure playground.
How to Start a Band
How to Start a Band
If last year was the summer of sport, this year should be known as the summer of music! There's an amazing line up of concerts by top artists including Robbie Williams, Rihanna and Bruce Springsteen and a cracking Glastonbury and Download Festival, as well as great local gigs and music including our very own Ripley Music Festival, which kicked off last week. With all this music surrounding us, you might be inpired to start your own band... but is it as easy as it sounds?
Codnor Boys opened their new club house facilities at the weekend and to celebrate they invited Alfreton Town Juniors along for some special celebratory games.
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