Assembly Rooms

Businesses collaborate for classical concert

More local businesses have joined forces to work with Bondholder Derby City Council and secure the return of this year’s Hannells Darley Park outdoor classical music concert on Sunday 2nd September.

Sponsors include Bondholders HUUB, Mortgage Advice Bureau, PKF Cooper Parry, Flint Bishop Solicitors and Stratstone BMW Derby who have enabled the City Council to bring the much-loved concert back to the city last year.

These companies have again pledged their support for the concert this year and have been joined by Redrow Homes and Invictus Communications.

The expanded corporate sponsorship will bring some exciting new features to boost the enjoyment for the thousands of people from across Derby and beyond who come together to enjoy an evening of live music and the spectacular closing fireworks show.

Bondholder Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra based in Derby will play at the concert with pieces inspired by the theme will be Peace, Hope and Reconciliation – ahead of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The Hannells Darley Park Concert will take place at Darley Park on Sunday 2nd September from 6pm, with gates open from 2pm.

Tickets can be purchased from 01332 255800, online at, or booked in person at the Sales and Information Centre, Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby. 

Consultation for Performance Venue Begins

Bondholder Derby City Council is welcoming businesses in Derby to have their say on what type of performance venue should come to the city.

The public consultation runs until 15 December and provides a chance for everyone to comment on the Assembly Rooms replacement.

It will present the main options that emerged from 18 months of feasibility studies conducted by world-leading consultants IPW and HOK, which identify and explore the cultural gaps in Derby and explores the market demand for a new venue.

Marketing Derby is supporting the Derby City Council prefered option, as identified by the consultants - 3,000 capacity venue, which is twice the size of the Assembly Rooms.  

Martin Rawson, Deputy Leader of Derby City Council, said, “The new performance venue is the catalyst for further investment in the retail, leisure and office sectors and one that is capable of enabling Derby to attract top entertainment, cultural performances and commercial events."

To contribute to the consultation, please click here