6 September, Derby - astronomy-themed concert

6 September, Derby - astronomy-themed concert

Postby Graham Southorn » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:56 pm

I am re-posting this from the forum's General section:

This event is worth going too. The outdoor concert is held in Derby every year and this year the theme is astronomy. A great fireworks display is given at the end and its FREE.

Darley Park
Sunday 6 September
from 6pm, Curios from 6.20pm, ViVA from 7pm, Interval 7.50pm-8.20pm, times are subject to alteration
Tickets: £0. This is a free event

Site website http://www.derbylive.co.uk/Public_Event.aspx?ID=484The Darley Park Concert

The UK's biggest free outdoor classic concert

2009 has been identified as International Year of Astronomy marking several momentous events – including the 40th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon and the 400th anniversary of the use of the telescope by Galileo Galilei to observe the Moon and the planet Jupiter.

Join sinfonia ViVA and regular Darley Park concert conductor James Holmes in the wonderful setting of Darley Park for a spectacular programme of music with links to all things astronomical.

Also featured this year is the trio Curios, winners of the 2008 BBC Jazz Awards Band of The Year led by Derby-born pianist Tom Cawley who is joined by drummer Josh Blackmore who also hails from Derby.

With an amazing firework finale, come along and be part of the 30,000-strong crowd at the UK’s biggest free outdoor classical concert, in the stunning natural amphitheatre that is Darley Park.

• car parking will be available at the park for £5
• please call Traveline on 0870 6082608 for advice on how to get there by bus
• there will be a free bike park, to the left of the stage, stewarded by Derby Cycling Group
• please do not bring fireworks or open flares/candles
• young children are welcome, but please be aware that the fireworks can be very loud
• bring your own picnic, but please refrain from bringing barbecues, due to the fire risk. There will also be food and drink stands at the park – please take your rubbish home with you
• please do not bring animals to the park
• bring a torch with you as it will be dark by the end of the concert
• the stage will be positioned at the bottom of the park and the Lost person’s tent will be located on the left
• chairs are not provided but you can bring your own. Please do not bring gazebos/tents to the park as they would obscure the view
• there will be some disabled parking on the park and disabled toilets at each side of the stage
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