Funds boost for dance house

Deda, based on Chapel Street in Derby
Deda, based on Chapel Street in Derby

Derby-based regional dance house Déda has secured funding from Arts Council England (ACE) under its National Portfolio Organisation programme

Déda, in Chapel Street, will receive £238,374 a year for the next three years from March 2015, a total of £715,122.

Déda director Stephen Munn said: “We at Déda are delighted that our application to Arts Council England to remain as one of the National Portfolio organisations has been successful.

“Déda is the dedicated Dance House of the East Midlands and we are proud of our on-going partnership with Arts Council.

“We look forward to continuing to develop our programme, engaging a diverse audience through performance, participation and producing.

“Déda enriches people’s lives through dance and the arts, and this decision will help us to carry on fulfilling that vision.”

The news coincides with the start of construction on the £412,000 redevelopment programme at Déda. Bailey Construction (Derby) Ltd is the main contractor for the work to convert the squash courts at the neighbouring Queen’s Leisure Centre into a new dance and production studio, conference and meeting rooms and atrium at the venue.

The project will also see new seating and flooring installed in the existing Theatre.

Work is due to be completed this summer in time for the launch of a new BA Hons Dance degree in partnership with the University of Derby this September.

The project has been funded by a £282,000 Arts Council grant with the remainder coming from Déda cash reserves, charitable trusts and foundations and with support from the University of Derby.

n Capital FM Arena Nottingham has announced a second date for Kasabian as part of their autumn UK tour.

The band will play at the venue on Saturday, November 29. The announcement of an extra date comes as tickets for the venue’s first Kasabian gig on Friday, November 28 were almost sold out, a mere 75 minutes after going on sale.

2014 is shaping up to be a very good year for Kasabian. Just last month, they headlined Glastonbury. The week before they played a historic hometown show in front of 50,000 people at Leicester’s Victoria Park.

And now, the Leicester rockers have sold out venues across the country on an extensive UK tour.

Kasabian are in the form of their lives both on stage and on record.

The acclaimed new album 48:13 (their fourth consecutive Number one album) received fantastic reviews across the board while they are receiving some of the best live reviews of their career.

Indie rock band The Maccabees will support Kasabian on the tour.

Tickets for the second date are on sale, priced from £33.04 (includes administration fee). Tickets can be booked online at www.capitalfmarena.com/online/kasabian, via 0843 373 3000 or in person at Ticketing & Customer Services, Bolero Square, Nottingham.

Please note, under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over. There is a maximum of four tickets per person for this show.

n Star comedian Noel Fielding brings his stand-up show to both Derby’s Assembly Rooms and Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall later this year.

He can be seen in Derby on October 30 and Nottingham on December 3.

Noel Fielding is the star of multi-award winning comedy duo The Mighty Boosh, and has announced his first solo live tour in five years, An Evening With Noel Fielding.

Expect a magical mix of Noel’s unique brand of stand-up comedy, live animation, music and some of Fielding’s best-known TV characters (such as The Moon and Fantasy Man).

There will also be support from the loose stylings of Mike Fielding (Naboo/Smooth) and the physical lunacy of Tom Meeten (The Mighty Boosh /Oram & Meeten).

Tickets for the Derby show are available on 01332 255800.

For the Nottingham show, you can call 0115 9895555.