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Places

Friday, July 31, 2015

The summer show season has arrived. Here are five you won’t want to miss

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Darley Abbey Mills

Determination and expertise have returned part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site to a vibrant business community supporting a range of exciting and creative enterprises

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Friday, July 24, 2015
Haddon Hall Photo: Ian Daisley

Derbyshire’s grand country houses, charming towns and villages and beautiful countryside have formed the backdrop for Hollywood films, period dramas and memorable television moments

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The village from the pond, known as 'The Dam'

Until very recently, the village of Parwich had been one of the Peak District’s best-kept secrets. But this shy and unassuming village suddenly shot to national fame when it was named by the Sunday Times as ‘one of the best places to live in Britain’

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The Sculpture Gallery at Chatsworth House

The ‘East Midlands Grand Tour’ brings together the venues of Chatsworth, Derby Museums, Nottingham Contemporary and the Harley Gallery at Welbeck

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Events

Friday, July 31, 2015

The summer show season has arrived. Here are five you won’t want to miss

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Quad’s Summer Nights Film Festival returns for a fourth year with a choice of eleven popular films presented against a backdrop of some of the country’s most famous historic buildings

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Dean Jackson with the Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee

Dean Jackson of Derby company Huub has been instrumental in bringing the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon to Derby on 12th July. Derbyshire Life meets Dean and discovers the fascinating story behind his success

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Monday, July 6, 2015
Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Theatre Royal Concert Hall  Photo: Alastair Muir

A round-up of events in and around the county in July

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Friday, July 3, 2015
Buxton Opera House  Photo: Pure Buxton

Buxton’s internationally-renowned celebration of opera, music and literature (10th-26th July 2015) promises an exciting programme of events, with visits from some of the world’s finest musicians, performers and authors

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Local People

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Derbyshire Life meets local craftsman, Nigel Heldreich, who on the face of it is a French polisher and a maker and restorer of fine furniture but who is really in the esoteric business of making dreams tangible

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Monday, July 20, 2015
Helen Mort on Stanage Edge, where she climbs and walks Photo: Andrew Crowley

Helen Mort’s two-year tenure as the county’s Poet Laureate ends this September. Derbyshire Life meets the Sheffield-based wordsmith

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Dean Jackson with the Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee

Dean Jackson of Derby company Huub has been instrumental in bringing the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon to Derby on 12th July. Derbyshire Life meets Dean and discovers the fascinating story behind his success

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Belper Art Group

Belper Art Group recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Ashley Franklin pays them a visit

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Monday, July 6, 2015
Roger Kerry at home

Roger Kerry has a confession to make – he’s never actually been that good at golf. The South Derbyshire businessman celebrated his 75th birthday with a lavish party at the plush facilities at Branston Golf and Country Club, which he has developed into one of the best in the region - but he admits that he fell into the business rather than it ever being a driving ambition.

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Walks

Monday, July 20, 2015

With flooded valleys amid a panoramic landscape, Derbyshire Life explores this man-made lake district that offers some of Derbyshire’s most scenic walking routes

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Monday, July 6, 2015
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A fascinating ramble starting in Cromford and ascending to Bonsall, famous for hen racing, UFO sightings, magical open gardens and much more!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The duck pond at Hartington

Chosen years ago by Coronation Street scriptwriters as the perfect retirement home for Hilda Ogden, Hartington is a quaint little village surrounded by fabulous footpaths

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Monday, April 20, 2015
The duck pond at Tissington

Explore the countryside around Tissington, the pretty estate village tucked away amid rolling hills whose well dressing tradition is world renowned

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Woodland path

Only a couple of miles as the crow flies from the famous Crooked Spire, Linacre Reservoirs lie in rural tranquillity close to the pretty little village of Old Brampton on the outskirts of Chesterfield. Sally Mosley heads north east of the county for an ideal spring walk which its well worth revisiting at bluebell time

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Food & Drink

Friday, July 10, 2015

From charming parlours on family-run farms to stylish gelaterias, some of the best places in Derbyshire to indulge in delicious ice cream

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Embers Wine and Champagne Bar

Situated in the historic Old Blacksmith’s Yard just off Sadler Gate, Embers is the newly renovated wine and champagne bar.

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Derbyshire Life Luncheon at Losehill House

Clear skies and glorious sunshine made the idyllic surroundings of Losehill House Hotel and Spa near Hope seem more stunning than ever at Derbyshire Life’s latest luncheon

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Darley's, Darley Abbey Mills  Photo: Ashley Franklin

Tranquil riverside restaurants, stylish marina bars and quiet country hotels where you can watch the watery world float by

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Handmade dessert pots from Buxton Pudding Company

In search of a delicious picnic hamper, we take a culinary journey through the Peak’s larder of local produce

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Homes & Gardens

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Just a few hundred yards from the shores of Carsington Water, Stainsborough Hall is an outstanding country home with a thriving holiday cottage business

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Stancliffe Hall

Sensitively refurbished to elegant standards, Stancliffe Hall comprises a 30 acre estate and fine country home with various commercial opportunities

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Georgian grandeur at The Kedleston Country House

Once an acclaimed local watering hole, the Kedleston Hotel has lain empty since 2010. As it prepares for its impressive re-emergence as the Kedleston Country House, we take a look around...

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Monday, April 20, 2015
Bramble Barn

The kitchen is the heart of the home and these five properties offer beautiful living and cooking spaces

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Monday, March 30, 2015
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Arts

Monday, July 20, 2015

Helen Mort’s two-year tenure as the county’s Poet Laureate ends this September. Derbyshire Life meets the Sheffield-based wordsmith

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The Sculpture Gallery at Chatsworth House

The ‘East Midlands Grand Tour’ brings together the venues of Chatsworth, Derby Museums, Nottingham Contemporary and the Harley Gallery at Welbeck

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One of many cubby-holes to sit and browse at Scrivener's

Scrivener’s Books and Bookbinding is something of a mecca for literary types

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Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Celebrating Derbyshire’s rich heritage, we highlight some of the best museums in the local area

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Friday, July 3, 2015
Embers Wine and Champagne Bar

Situated in the historic Old Blacksmith’s Yard just off Sadler Gate, Embers is the newly renovated wine and champagne bar.

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Ukrainian Cossacks Horse Stunt Show at Chatsworth Country Fair

Visit the Chatsworth Country Fair 4-6th September to witness a host of entertainment.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Viceroy

The Viceroy serves fine authentic Indian and Pakistani cuisine with excellent service.

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Friday, May 22, 2015
The Castle Inn

The Castle Inn is an 18th Century Coaching inn, in the heart of Castle Donington which has been beautifully refurbished into a bar and grill. We here at The Castle are a family run organisation believing in good food, good ale and good company...

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Friday, May 15, 2015
Four Seasons

We’re more than just a Coffee Shop, whether its a quiet cup of coffee and slice of Home-made Cake, Full English Breakfast or one of our Daily Home-made Specials, its the perfect place to sit-back, relax and enjoy with family and friends. Located just three miles north of Derby City Centre in the prestigious Allestree Park Farm Shopping Centre with a variety of shops and free parking for up-to two hours...

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