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Things to do in Derby and Derbyshire

Lost for ideas for something to do in the next few weeks or just wondering what events are taking place in the county?

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Here's a snapshot of what's on in Derbyshire, with links to other sites and listings.

If you'd like your Derbyshire event included in BBC Radio Derby's diary service send the details to the team.

Don't forget to include where and when the event takes place, admission details and how people can get in touch for more information.

ART AND EXHIBITIONS

Street photography is the main focus of the prestigious Format festival taking place in Derby throughout March. The event is hailed as one of the country's foremost photography festivals.

It features exhibitions, workshops, commissions, screenings, mass participation, talks, publications and conferences at a variety of venues throughout the city.

MUSICAL DELIGHTS

• The 11th annual Battle of the Bands takes place on Tuesday, 1 March in the Darwin Suite. A competition featuring some of the region's most talented young musicians competing for a place in the UK Skills National Music Competition for 2011.

• Kate Rusby takes her inimitable style of folk music to the Buxton Opera House with a mixture of traditional and self-penned songs.

See her on Wednesday, 16th March at 1930.

ON STAGE
Wendi Peters
Wendi Peters will star as Bet in April in Paris

• John Godber's comedy April in Paris comes to the Derby Theatre from Tuesday, 1 March to Saturday, 5 March. Wendi Peters (Coronation Street's Cilla Battersby-Brown) stars as Bet - one half of a passionless couple who win a one-night holiday to the French capital complete with all its trials and tribulations.

• There's a night of entertainment at The Blessington Carriage, Derby, on 7 March with the "Should I stay or Should I Go" Comedy Showcase as 15 aspiring comics go head to head in true X-Factor/Britain's Got Talent style, battling it out to prove themselves to a discerning audience.

OUT AND ABOUT

• There's an archery event at Rosliston Forestry Centre on Monday, 21 February and Friday, 25 February from 1400 to 1600 - have a go and see if you can hit the target.

OTHER IDEAS

Chatsworth House

Kedleston Hall

Gulliver's Kingdom

The Heights of Abraham

Carsington Water

The Owl Experience, Risley

Calke Abbey

The Flowerpot

The Winding Wheel

The Vic Inn

Midland Railway

Crich Tramway Village





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