24 November 2016 - 29 January 2017
This fabulous exhibition traces the fascinating history of children’s tv, bringing together seven decades of iconic objects, memorabilia, merchandise, clips and images.
The Derby Silk Mill will host Poppies: Weeping Window by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper as part of 14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies 9 June - 23 July 2017
Make Derby top of your Christmas list. You'll find the best Christmas events and festive activities, great shopping and much more!
Sinfonia Viva, the Grammy-nominated East Midlands’ only professional orchestra, has teamed up with Derby Cathedral to develop a special ‘Twilights’ series of four concerts over the coming months.
Opening for its 7th Year in Derby’s Market Place, the festive fun begins on Thursday 1st December 2016 and runs until Wednesday 4th January 2017.
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Christmas, Food & Drink
8 Dec 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Treat yourself to a festive lunch, 2 courses in the delightful Tea Rooms at Sudbury.
LEGO Saturday & LEGO Sundays
Family Fun, School Holidays
8 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3AS
Come and have a play with LEGO in the Family Friendly Resource area just outside QUAD Gallery.
CQ Saturdays - Knicker Bocker Glorious
Comedy, Family Fun, Music
17 Dec 2016
Derby Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH
Knickerbocker Glorious is a celebration of the diverse artistic talent to be found in Derbyshire. A show with a host of musicians, comedians, poets and dancers on stage at the waterfall. A sweet layered stack of free live performance with an abundance of acoustic music, a generous measure of performing arts topped with a liberal sprinkling of family comedy!
John Whitehurst: Clocks and Rocks
8 Dec 2016 - 14 Jan 2017
Pickford's House, 41 Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1DA
John Whitehurst was a member of the Lunar Society, a clockmaker and one of the fathers of modern geology. The clock-making business that Whitehurst founded is the roots of Smith of Derby Ltd, which continues to make clocks in the city to this day. To celebrate a newly acquired workshop notebook this exhibition explores Whitehurst and his legacy.
The Story of Children’s Television
Exhibitions, Family Fun
8 Dec 2016 - 29 Jan 2017
Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BR
From the earliest days of Muffin the Mule, generations of children have fallen in love with the characters and stories brought to life on the small screen. The exhibition traces the fascinating history of children’s television, bringing together seven decades of iconic objects, memorabilia, merchandise, clips and images.
8 Dec 2016 - 11 Mar 2017
Explore 18th century Derby through the eyes of Joseph Pickford’s close friend and colleague, George Moneypenny.
Our Life, Our Transition
8 Dec 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
Derby Museums are pleased to host this exhibition created by the Bosnia Herzegovina Community in Derby. 2016 marks 21 years since the end of the war in Bosnia during which more than 8,000 people were killed and several hundred thousand were forced to flee their homes
Christmas at Chatsworth
Christmas, Family Fun
8 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP
Step into an enchanting winter wonderland this festive season. We are delighted to present the time-honoured classic, ‘The Nutcracker’. Join Clara's adventures as she is swept away by her Nutcracker Prince...
Christmas in the Farmyard
8 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
Join us in the farmyard for a bit of festive fun for the whole family. We have a whole host of things to do this Christmas as well as our daily demonstrations and activities.
8 Dec 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
Quickening is a family of digital portraits, made using the latest RED camera technology.
8 Dec 2016 - 24 Dec 2016
East Midland's Designer Outlet, Mansfield Road, South Normanton, DE55 2JW
This November will see McArthurGlen Designer Outlet East Midlands start the Christmas season in style as it’s transformed into a snow-covered Winter Wonderland.
Natural Christmas Ornaments
8 Dec 2016 - 27 Nov 2017
Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH
Drop in and make a festive decoration from natural materials under the Loggia in the Pleasure Grounds. This is a self-led, family-fun activity.
Wonderland at Derby Roundhouse
Christmas, Don't Miss
Derby Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JE
This Christmas VIVID Experience presents their mesmerising new theme; WONDERLAND.
Christmas, Family Fun, School Holidays
intu Derby, DE1 2PQ
There is magic in the air and Christmas is on its way! Come along to intu Derby’s Christmas grotto in association with Playmobil from Saturday 19 November until Christmas Eve.
Letters to Santa and Christmas Crafts
8 Dec 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
intu Derby will be opening their very own North Pole postal service within their kids craft area & kids can get crafty this Christmas with their bauble decorating area.
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