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The new Live & Local season gets under way in late September, with a wide range of professional shows being performed throughout Derbyshire, and neighbouring counties. For details, go to (for Crich) or


We are delighted that Crich and Holloway will be putting on nine shows between October 2017 and May 2018. Tickets can be booked now by contacting the appropriate promoter (see end of article), or on-line for Crich.

Sunday 8th October 2017

Nightingale Hall, Holloway



Harvest, a sweeping saga of a Yorkshire farm is told at the Nightingale Hall on 8th OctoberThis is a sweeping saga of a Yorkshire farm, and its family from 1914 to the present day. It is an amazing and fascinating potted history of the way farming has been affected by different rule-makers (The Ministry, The EU and others), natural and man-made disasters, and local feuds which last for years. The characters and storylines will keep you gripped through the decades with ‘running jokes’ and cleverly reappearing punchlines further down the generations. You’ll be gripped by warring brothers Alfred and William, the tribulations of their close family, the shenanigans with the eccentric squire and, of course, one liners from Pig Man Titch whose comments that pigs’ intelligence is just enough “to mek it interesting but not enough to get yer worried.”

A New Perspectives Theatre Company production, suitable for those aged 14 and over.

Saturday 11th November 2017

The Glebe Field Centre, Crich

“The Head Wrap Diaries”


Head Wrap Diaries perform in November at The GlebeThe Head Wrap Diaries is a dance theatre production that uses comedy, movement, and music, to explore women, beauty, hair, and culture. Weaving good humoured storytelling with beautifully physical African traditional and contemporary dance, the piece is set to a sizzling soundtrack of R’n’B and Ghanaian pop music. If you come prepared for a lecture, prepare to be disappointed. If you come for a party, prepare to get one!

Told through the stories of three feisty, and very different, female dancers playing several characters, we explore community, heritage, womanhood, and friendship, and celebrate versatility and diversity.

This is a noisy, colourful show that will transform the Glebe into a hair salon, and give us front row seats as we watch, interact with, and join a journey, that takes us from childhood to the present day.

Chat to the cast, and learn how to tie your own head wrap after the show!

An Uchenna Dance production, suitable for those aged 5 and over.



Saturday 18th November 2017

The Glebe Field Centre, Crich

“Ring of Fire”


Johnny Cash's life story is told on November 18th at the GlebeFrom the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and the title tune are performed by a multi-talented cast, and paint a musical portrait of “The Man in Black” that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to this uniquely American legend! Though he is never impersonated, Johnny Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music, which will move and exhilarate!

Five gifted amateur local actor/musicians, supported by three instrumentalists, perform some of the greatest songs of one of America’s most brilliant singer/songwriters, Johnny Cash. This show is being brought to Crich by JKB Productions, following its UK premiere in Derby.

The cast is generously performing free of charge to raise funds for DayCare at the Glebe.

A JKB Productions production, suitable for those aged 12 and over.


Details of Crich shows in 2018 are on the Glebe website, and will be on the Live & Local website for Holloway after Christmas. More detail will appear in later editions of Crich Area Community News.


Dates for your diary:

3rd December 2017
Florence Nightingale Hall, Holloway

“Alaw in Concert”

A top folk band, led by one heck of an accordion player, with a passion for the old tunes of Wales.

Thursday 8th February 2018
Florence Nightingale Hall, Holloway

“The FB Pocket Orchestra in Concert

This fabulous trio takes its audience back to the hot jazz, blues, ragtime and popular dances of the 1930s and earlier.

Saturday 17th February 2018

The Glebe Field Centre, Crich

“The Grahams in Concert”

The Grahams are a treat for all fans of American roots folk music; from bluegrass with a hint of early Americana, through folk and country blues.

Saturday 3rd March 2018

The Glebe Field Centre, Crich

“DaleDiva in Concert”

Derbyshire’s a cappella female chorus, DaleDiva, is renowned for sharing its love of singing anytime, any place, anywhere, with a repertoire ranging from pop to classical, folk to rock, and anything in between.

Saturday 17th March 2018

The Glebe Field Centre, Crich

“Here I Belong”

Compelling and realistic two-person play set in a close-knit village, follows the changing life of Elsie, as she celebrates four birthdays over the course of 60 years.

Sunday 29th April 2018

The Glebe Field Centre, Crich

“Sheesham and Lotus & ‘Son in Concert”

This Canadian trio serves up wondrous, high stepping, sepia-tinted old-timey string-band music with roots in the vaudeville and juke joints of the American South.



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