Derby LIVE has managed to reschedule more Assembly Rooms shows at a variety of venues across the city.
A fire in the car park at the venue resulted in the Assembly Rooms being closed for a minimum of 18 months.
Derby City Council chief executive Adam Wilkinson, said: “The council is continuing to work through the various options open to us, based on either refurbishing or replacing the current building.”
Derby LIVE is still exploring opportunities to move some events to other venues and has confirmed that the following shows, as well as the Derby Comedy Festival and Derby Folk Festival will be going ahead, with existing tickets remaining valid for all performances. Tickets are also still on sale to purchase for these events.
The latest rescheduled shows include: Mark Grist - May 23 - moved to The Silk Mill; Funhouse Comedy Club - May 31 – moved to The Silk Mill; Andrew O’Neill- June 6 - moved to The Silk Mill; Doug Segal- June 8 – moving to July 5 at the Guildhall Theatre, 8pm – all tickets still valid, those customers that cannot make the new date will be issued with a full refund; Ben Norris- June 13 - moved to the Market Place Marquee; Comedy Club 4 Kids! - June 14 - moved to the Market Place Marquee; Funhouse Comedy Club - June 14- moved to the Market Place Marquee; Norman Lovett - June 15 - moved to the Market Place Marquee; Comedy Moves - June 17 – first venue moved to Guildhall large clubroom, then onto the Council Chamber as planned. Other rescheduled shows include: Interrobang: Improv Comedy- June 18 - moved to The Book Café; Capitalist Roadshow- June 27 – moved to Derby West Indian Community Association; Joel Dommett- July 25 - moved to The Silk Mill; Preston Reed- September 13 - moved to The Silk Mill; Blofeld and Baxter (pictured)- September 17– moved to The Spot.
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Derby Folk Festival- October 3-5 - is still happening, on Market Place, in the Guildhall Theatre and Old Bell Hotel; Steeleye Span– Oct 3 - moved to Market Place marquee (separate event as well as Derby Folk Festival);
Show of Hands– Oct 4 - moved to Market Place marquee (separate event as well as Derby Folk Festival); Kate Rusby– Oct 5 - moved to Market Place marquee (separate event as well as Derby Folk Festival); Mark Watson- November 6 - moved to Guildhall Theatre.
In addition to this, Sinfonia Viva’s concert from Wed, April 2, will now take place at Derby Cathedral on Tuesday, July 22. The programme will stay the same, but with a new conductor and soloist. Customers from the April 2 concert will be offered a special price should they choose to book this concert.
Derby LIVE and CAMRA, the organisers of the Summer City Charter Beer Festival, have been looking at locating the festival on the Market Place and advance tickets will be available soon.
Affected shows that have been fully cancelled include: Brass Festival/Black Dyke Band– June 7; Derby Pomp & Stomp– June 21; Son Yambu- September 5; The Noise Next Door- November 18; Bellowhead - November 22
Affected shows, for which Derby LIVE is still exploring the possibility of a new venue include: Steve Hewlett- June 22; The Smyths- October 17; Monsters of Mock 2014- November 8; Beauty and the Beast- December 3-January 4; Faulty Towers - Dining Experience – December 16-18; Tony Stockwell- January 28
See www.derbylive.co.uk for more details.