Basic French Conversation for Beginners, Wed 15 Jan

Mickleover Library, Derby

Mickleover Library

Do you want to know a little basic French for your holidays or are you simply interested in learning a new language?

Learning a foreign language is a stimulating and enjoyable exercise for your brain!

In this 10 week course, you will learn how to have simple conversations that will be helpful in a restaurant, a hotel, a shop and in asking for simple tourist information.

In a small group of learners you will enjoy talking and listening to each other in French.

The course is an opportunity to discover the exciting essentials of a new language. It is aimed at people with no knowledge or very little knowledge of the French language. It may be that you learnt a little French many years ago at school for example, but wish to revise and extend what you know and build your confidence in speaking the language.

The ticket price covers attendance for the whole 10 week course at Micleover Library. The course is run every Wednesday 10.00am-12.00pm from 15 January 2020 until 25 march 2020. Please note their will be no session on Wednesday 19 February.

Session dates and times:
Wed 15 January 10am-12pm
Wed 22 January 10am-12pm
Wed 29 January 10am-12pm
Wed 5 February 10am-12pm
Wed 12 February 10am-12pm
Wed 26 February 10am-12pm
Wed 4 March 10am-12pm
Wed 11 March 10am-12pm
Wed 28 March 10am-12pm
Wed 25 March 10am-12pm

For further details please contact Derby Libraries on 01332 641701 or



Etwall and Burnaston Local History Society – Talk, Tue 21 Jan, 7.30pm

Etwall Methodist Schoolroom, Willington Road, DE65 6HX

Etwall Almshouses

Talk on Melbourne with speaker Philip Heath local historian.

Tel: 01283 730287

Price: £3 for visitors.

Nordic Taster Sessions, Wed 15 Jan, 10 – 11am

Elvaston Castle and Country Park, Borrowash, Road (A6120), Elvaston, DE72 3EP

Try out our Nordic Walking taster session. Walking, only smarter! Burn up to 40% more calories during your walk! This taster session will introduce you to the basics of Nordic Walking. Led by a qualified Nordic Walking instructor. Meet in the courtyard at 9.45am for 10am start.

Tel: 01283 595906

Price: £3.50 if hiring poles; £1.75 if using your own; Booking essential as places are limited.

Peter Pan, Until Sat 4 Jan

Derby Arena

Peter Pan

Join us for an awfully big adventure this Christmas as a brand new swashbuckling pantomime sets sail for Derby Arena.

Back by popular demand, Best Dame nominee MORGAN BRINDEmmerdale and Coronation Street’s BILL WARD as Captain Hook and KATRINA BRYAN from CBeebies’ Nina and the Neurons and Molly & Mack as Tinker Bell. Read more here.

Peter, Tinker Bell, Wendy and a very odd looking woman, who refuses to grow up, are in for a high-flying action-packed adventure. The lost boys and musical mermaids will take on some very potty pirates and the most dastardly villain of them all – Captain Hook!

Second star to the right and straight on till morning! The team behind Beauty and the Beast and Jack and the Beanstalk are back to fly you to magical Neverland. With spectacular effects, barrel loads of laughs, jokes that grab you hook, line and sinker, and more than a sprinkling of fairy dust, this promises to be the perfect PAN-to.

The croc is ticking. Hook your tickets now!

Additional information

Why not start off your Christmas Pantomime treat with a choice of great restaurants, right on the doorstep of Derby Arena, including a FREE PARKING offer at The Yard when you reserve a table – T&Cs apply.

Visit our additional information page for essential information on:

Derby Arena Car Parking
Searches, security and prohibited items
DCFC football matches
Access Performances

Download our Relaxed Performance guide here. If you are visiting for an education visit – you can download our Peter Pan activity pack on our schools page here.

If you wish to make a celebration or birthday “shout out” – please speak to a member of the Front of House team at the programme and information point in the foyer before the show starts.

Tickets: £31.50 – £13.50