OUTDOOR FUN FOR ALL

Darley Park Concert''Photo by Robert Day
Darley Park Concert''Photo by Robert Day

Derby LIVE has organised a selection of outdoor events to keep audiences and visitors entertained over the next couple of months.

These include being part of one of the UK’s largest outdoor classical concerts and ‘watching the world tip’ at Derby Festé.

First up, a summer funfair will be taking place at Markeaton Park from August 8-18.

Visitors will be able to enjoy all the fun of a traditional funfair, with a wide variety of rides and attractions to suit all ages and sizes.

There will be a great selection of thrill-seeker rides, dodgems, funhouses and children’s rides, along with prize and food stalls.

Rides are open from 2pm daily and prices can be found onsite.

Then, the Darley Park Concert will take place on Sunday, September 1.

This traditional end-of-summer celebration is a chance for audience members to be part of an expected 30,000 strong crowd at one of the UK’s biggest free outdoor classic concerts.

The stunning natural amphitheatre of Darley Park provides the perfect setting for an evening of classic music and fireworks.

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of John Whitehurst, the Derby clock maker upon whose work the Smiths clock factory in Derby was founded, so the theme this year focuses musically on the enigma that is ‘Time’.

Derby-based professional orchestra Sinfonia Viva’s programme will also include a set of fabulous vocal numbers and of course, there will be the traditional opportunities for audience participation.

Finally, this year’s Derby Festé kicks off with the exciting As the World Tipped performance by Wired Aerial Theatre on Bass’s Recreation Ground on Friday , September 27, an extraordinary show telling a powerful tale of ecological crisis in a real life disaster movie in the sky.