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Film Review: More of the same as Jurassic World franchise returns

J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage, A Monster Calls) brings an imaginative horror lens to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but this haphazard sequel hinges on worn-out plot devices, writes Natalie Stendall.

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Hit films to be screened in the great outdoors

Hit films to be screened in the great outdoors

QUAD in Derby has announced two outdoor film screenings at Derby Rugby Club for this summer.

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Classic horror season continues at QUAD

Classic horror season continues at QUAD

The Universally Monstrous season of classic horror films continues at QUAD in Derby this weekend.

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Film Review: My Friend Dahmer is a serious and thoughtful drama

Film Review: My Friend Dahmer is a serious and thoughtful drama

Tracing the early life of the notorious murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, My Friend Dahmer could easily become lurid and sensationalist, writes Natalie Stendall.

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Alfreton musician Tom Shawcroft is in the running for a spot at YNot Festival to be chosen by public vote.

Alfreton musician in the mix for public vote on Y Not festival line-up

An up and coming Alfreton musician is in the mix for a spot at one of the UK’s hottest summer festivals, if he can win the public vote.

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Keep your eyes peeled for new artwork as In Another Place begins

Keep your eyes peeled for new artwork as In Another Place begins

In Another Place, the ground-breaking region-wide collaboration of ten venues showcasing stunning pieces of art to new audiences, is up and running.

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Spectacle "Maintenant ou jamais" de la fanfare Circa Tsuica, compagnie du Cheptel Aleikoum, en octobre 2017 � Paris.

Expanded Feste will take to city’s streets for three days later this year

Details of this September’s 12th Derby Festé programme have been revealed.

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DVD Review: Series four of Plebs is a comic treat

DVD Review: Series four of Plebs is a comic treat

Years ago in my teens, our Latin teacher told his young charges struggling to get to grips with the classics that traffic jams were not a modern-day problem - it was the same in ancient Rome, writes Tony Spittles.

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Film review: Filmworker is a fascinating new documentary

Film review: Filmworker is a fascinating new documentary

In the opening to Tony Zierra’s new documentary, Filmworker, Leon Vitali is described as a moth that flies towards the light and burns off its wings. Director Stanley Kubrick is that light, writes Natalie Stendall.

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Get your tickets for ballet classic at Palace Theatre

Get your tickets for ballet classic at Palace Theatre

Come and see Ballet Theatre UK perform one of the most enchanting love stories of all time, Beauty and the Beast.

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Derby arts centre Quad.'Photo by Graham Lucas Commons

Feast of fun as Edge-Lit event returns to QUAD

QUAD in Derby welcomes the seventh edition of Edge-Lit, Derby’s annual horror, fantasy, science-fiction and crime day, to the venue in July.

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Are you ready for the arrival of The Monster at Nottingham venue?

The Monster dares you to let loose your inner child as the ultimate bouncy castle experience announces a full UK tour, stopping in Nottingham from July 20-22.

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Kilburn resident and graphic designer Kieran Harrod has received  a prestigious bronze award at the A'Design Awards for visual communication with a branding scheme he devised for Care In One Place.Kilburn resident and graphic designer Kieran Harrod has received  a prestigious bronze award at the A'Design Awards for visual communication with a branding scheme he devised for Care In One Place.

Kilburn graphic designer wins prestigious international industry award

A Kilburn graphic designer has landed a prestigious international award with a branding scheme he devised for a company in the care sector.

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Ripley-based balloon artist Melanie Allen is attracting attention from the balloon community across the globe thanks to the recent launch of her first series of online training videos aimed at fellow professionals.

Ripley balloon artist goes global as online instruction videos blow up

A Ripley balloon artist is seeing her designs blow up around the world after releasing a series of online instruction videos.

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Could your family take on The Chaser?

Derbyshire contestants wanted for The Family Chase

Derbyshire families are being invited to apply to appear on a family version of hit quiz show The Chase.

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Lacemaker Louise West, who lives in Heanor, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to buy a high-tech laser cutter so she can sell her patterns around the world to promote the heritage craft.

Heanor lacemaker crowdfunding for laser cutter to take designs global

A pioneering lacemaker from Heanor has launched an online crowdfunding campaign to buy a laser cutter to help her keep the heritage craft alive.

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Chesterfield dancer Abi ‘can’t wait’ for homecoming ‘All our Yesterdays’ show at Pomegranate

A professional dancer from Hasland who has performed on some of the world’s biggest stages admits her first homecoming show in more than a decade has her ‘racked with nerves’.

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Tickets on sale for Paddington 2 steam train Tornado’s Butterley visit

Tickets on sale for Paddington 2 steam train Tornado’s Butterley visit

Tickets are now on sale for the chance to ride behind the 21st Century steam train featured in the film Paddington 2 when it visits Butterley next month.

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A memorial to Charles Edwin Stone, a First World War soldier awarded the Victoria Cross, will be unveiled in Belper on March 21,2018.

Amber Valley to honour Victoria Cross hero with centenary celebrations

Amber Valley will pause to remember the life of one of its bravest sons next week, as a new memorial is unveiled in honour of a First World War hero.

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Hansons Auctioneers valuer Jim Spencer poses with the cigar butt smoked by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Winston Churchill’s cigar butt up for sale at Derbyshire auctioneers

A cigar butt once smoked by Winston Churchill is to be sold at auction by the Belper man whose father received it as a treasured gift.

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