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The new season of top quality shows gets under way in late September. We have some exciting acts coming to Crich & Holloway between then, and the end of May. Details of shows at the Crich Glebe Field Centre, and the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway are listed below. You can keep up to date by liking the Glebe’s Facebook page
@crichglebe and Holloway’s @Nightingalevillagehall.

For other venues, please visit Tickets can be booked now by contacting the appropriate promoter (see end of article), or on-line (booking fees apply).


Holloway www.florence-nightingale-memorial-hall


Saturday 29th September 2018 – Crich – “Off The Cuff in Concert”.

An evening of great music from the 60s to the present day by Off The Cuff, one of the Midlands’ top covers bands. Their playlist includes lots of well-known favourites from the Beatles, The Stones, Queen, Bowie, Doobie Brothers, and many more, together with some songs which are, perhaps, not so well-known. Dancing is optional, but probably unavoidable!

Off The Cuff are very generously donating their fee to DayCare at the Glebe


Saturday 20th October 2018 – Holloway – “Thomas Carnduff – Songs of the Shipyard”

A beautiful mix of exquisite and arresting songs, poetry, biographical readings and storytelling, as Peacock Angell sets the exceptional poems of ‘The Shipyard Poet’ Thomas Carnduff (1886-1956) to music, dramatizing the lives of 1930s Belfast working-class.

Thomas Carnduff did many unskilled jobs in his life including working in the Belfast Shipyard. His lyrical writing reflects his love of Belfast and its people.

A Live & Local show from Peacock Angell Trio suitable for those aged 7, and over.


Saturday 17th November 2018 – Crich – “Juliet & Romeo – A Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage”

What if...the star crossed lovers had not died but are married and having a mid-life crisis? It turns out Romeo & Juliet didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after.

Well they lived at least. Now they’re 40ish, at least one of them is in the grips of a mid-life crisis. They feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves, and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love. They have decided to confront their current struggles by putting on a performance – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea!

A Live & Local show from Lost Dog Dance, suitable for those aged 13, and over.


Saturday 1st December 2018 – Holloway – “Flamenco Alma Gitana”

This acclaimed Spanish flamenco ensemble of voice, guitar and dancer brim with passion, power and technical command, delivering both slow, grand emotion and driving gunfire rhythms, with Lourdes Fernandez’s ‘zapateado’ heels hammering the floor. Thrilling footwork, extraordinary singing, outstanding guitar: a fantástico show.

A Live & Local show from Alma Gitana Grupo, suitable for those aged 10, and over.


Saturday 8th December 2018 – Crich – “The Fishpond Choir Christmas Concert”

Join us for a Christmas Concert, performed by the acclaimed Fishpond Choir. The evening will feature Christmas songs, and carols old and new, to put us all in the mood for the festive season.

The choir, which is about fifty strong, sings a wide selection of material. Their repertoire includes folk music from around the world, light classical pieces, and items specially written or arranged by Musical Director, Dana de Waal, and members of the choir. The choir’s first love is African music – mostly from the south of the continent.

This is a special fund-raising concert, and all proceeds will go to support DayCare at the Glebe.


Details of shows in 2019 will appear in later editions of Crich Area Community News.

Dates for your diary:


Saturday 26th January 2019 – Crich – “Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman”

One of the UK’s leading folk duos, winners of awards for their tuneful, intelligent, and soulful music.


Sunday 17th February 2019 – Crich – “Rockin’ in Rhythm – The Genius of Duke Ellington”

Jazz singer Sarah Moule and pianist Simon Wallace bring the music of jazz titan ‘Duke’ Ellington to life.


Saturday 23rd March 2019 – Holloway – “Sunjay in Concert”

Derby-born blues-folk troubadour Sunjay brings us superb twentieth century ‘new generation’ blues music.


Sunday 31st March 2019 – Crich – “Kit Holmes with Al Greenwood in Concert”

An enthralling and energetic performance of blues-driven roots laced with soul.


Saturday 13th April 2019 – Crich – “The Froe in Concert”

An intimate and mesmerising evening of chamber folk music.


Sunday 12th May 2019 – Holloway – “The Carrivick Sisters in Concert”

One of the UK’s top young American bluegrass and old-time music acts


If you would like to get involved and help in any way, then please contact either of the promoters (details below).


The Live & Local promoter for Crich is David Lane. His contact details are:, or phone 01773 853260


The Live & Local promoter for Holloway is Dave Carless. His contact details are: or 01773 856545


Live & Local is a scheme run as part of the National Rural Touring Forum specifically for the counties of Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Its aim is to promote the appearance of top quality professional performers and musicians in small intimate rural locations, accessible to as wide a range of the community as possible. Subsidies negotiated by Live and Local with Arts Council England, Derbyshire County Council, and Amber Valley Borough Council mean we can bring top quality professional shows to Crich & Holloway at an affordable price