News from Chris Butler:
If anyone can actually afford to go out and see any live music these days, we’d love to see you:
Friday 18th March at The Queen’s Head, Belper, Derbyshire
David Rovics (US social comment singer songwriter on his UK tour) and Chris Butler (local lad done bad)
Doors: 8pm for an 8.30pm start. 5 pounds on the door.
Please pass this info on to anyone you think may be interested. Thank-you.
For more info:
…and look out for the ‘NOT the Royal Wedding party!’ gig on 29th April… More info soon!
Lastly: Many people ask about the gigs happening in Belper: Where is it? How do i get there? How do i get home afterwards? etc. Some info below will hopefully help, though if anyone from the Belper and surrounding areas can offer advice, help and suggestion, then do feel free to get in touch:
Belper in Derbyshire is a small town on the A6 road between Derby and Matlock. It is served by both a railway station and bus routes though obviously, the easiest way to get to Belper (and home afterwards) is by car.
By train: wherever you are travelling from (apart from the Matlock to Derby railway line), you change at Derby to get to Belper.
By Bus: Regular buses connect the town with other Derbyshire towns such as Ripley, Matlock, Bakewell, Buxton as well as Derby itself.
The Trans Peak bus which runs between Manchester, Stockport, Buxton, Derby and Nottingham (and the same stops travelling the other way… Nottingham… Derby… and so on!) also stops in Belper.
The National Express coach service may also run through Belper, it has a stop in Derby and can be very cheap if tickets are booked in advance online.
The downside of travelling to Belper via public transport is that public transport doesn’t run late enough in the evening to return home. This means stopping in Belper (or surrounding towns and villages) after the gig. There are many B&B’s in the area and more info can be found at www.visitambervalley.com