What’s On in Derbyshire and the Peak District

Last year's Buxton Adventure Festival. Photo: Richard J Richards

Last year's Buxton Adventure Festival. Photo: Richard J Richards - Credit: Archant

A round-up of events in October

MUSIC, DRAMA & CONCERTS

2nd

Folk night with Piva

16th century folk music at Haddon Hall, Bakewell, 8pm. Tel: 01629 810912

3rd-4th

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Melbourne Assembly Rooms, 7pm. Tel: 01332 863522

4th

Cuarteto Casals

String quartet, Abbotsholme Arts Society, Abbotsholme School, near Rocester, 8pm. Tel: 01543 273304

8th-11th

The Body

Chellaston Players, St Peter’s Church Hall, Chellaston, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 702693

11th

Sitwell Singers

‘Lassus, Viadana, Victoria and Brahms’, St Nicholas’ Church, Allestree, nr Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 662519

11th

The Poppy Prom

Phoenix Concert Band perform music to commemorate the two World Wars, St Paul’s Church, Hasland, Chesterfield, 7.30pm. Tel: 01246 272394

16th

Blossom Street

Vocal ensemble, Abbotsholme Arts Society, Abbotsholme School, nr Rocester, 8pm. Tel: 01543 273304

18th

Derby Concert Orchestra

Music from Mozart, Schumann and Schubert, St Peter’s Church, Littleover, nr Derby 7pm. Tel: 01332 763594

18th

Alfreton Male Voice Choir

‘Lest We Forget’, Alfreton Grange Art College, Alfreton, 7.30pm. Tel: 01773 608112

18th

Derwent Singers

Fauré’s ‘Requiem’, St Osmund’s Church, Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 01283 561826

19th

Rolleston Choral Society

‘The Armed Man’ by Karl Jenkins, 50th anniversary concert, Burton Town Hall, 7.30pm. Tel: 01283 813377

OTHER EVENTS

Until 25th Oct

Matlock Bath Illuminations

Music on the bandstand every Saturday evening followed by a parade of illuminated boats on the river at 7.45pm. Firework displays at 9pm on 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th October

3rd-5th

Derby Folk Festival

Established and emerging folk artists perfom in the Market Place, Guildhall Theatre and The Old Bell Hotel, Derby

4th

Green + Benz Jewellery Showcase

Andrew Geoghegan, winner of ‘Designer of the Year’, will showcase his award-winning collection of engagement, diamond and cocktail rings along with other fine jewellery. There will be a chance to win a pair of Fission cocktail earrings, RRP £1500, plus the official launch of Andrew’s Cannelé Twist ring as well as champagne, drinks and chocolates. Green + Benz, 6 Glumangate, Chesterfield. Tel: 01246 222700

4th-7th

Chatsworth Luminaire

Stunning lighting, projections and music in the house and gardens at Chatsworth, plus a selection of drawings by Inigo Jones. House opens 6.30pm, event closes 10.30pm

11th-12th

Buxton Adventure Film Festival

This year’s event, held once again at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre, features ten inspiring talks from world-class adventurers. The packed programme includes thrilling films of climbs, runs and rides, plus family-friendly shows and a variety of free activities. For details see www.buxtonadventurefestival.co.uk12th

Calke Abbey Apple Day

Celebrate the harvest with juicings, tastings and puzzles, Calke Abbey NT, near Ticknall, Derby

13th

Marie Curie Autumn Fair

Mickleover Court Hotel, Derby, 10.30am-4pm

18th

Arts & Crafts Fayre

Handmade gifts and locally designed wares in Derby Cathedral Quarter

18th-19th

Learn to Mosaic

Mosaic workshop in Wirksworth. To book email marylou@edenmosaics.co.uk

24th-26th

Déda Launch

Déda on Chapel Street, Derby, is holding a weekend of events in October to celebrate the completion of its £412,000 redevelopment programme. The work included a new dance and circus studio, conference and meeting rooms and the installation of new seating and flooring in the existing theatre. Déda has also launched a BA Hons Dance degree in partnership with the University of Derby.

Tavaziva Dance kick off proceedings on Friday, with a pre-show talk by artistic director Bawren Tavaziva. On Saturday, a performance of the new LaDeDa Burlesque Cabaret will be followed by a day of family fun with circus skills and dance workshops. For details visit www.deda.uk.com

THEATRES

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE (0845 127 2190)

1st-3rd

Bugle Boy

The life story of Glenn Miller

5th

The Hallé Orchestra

In aid of Blythe House Hospice

9th

One Man Lord of the Rings

Charles Ross recreates Middle-Earth with nothing more than elbow pads and his imagination

10th

Stones in his Pockets

Tale of an Irish community turned upside down by a Hollywood movie shoot

15th-18th

Copacabana

The hit musical

22nd

Beauty & The Beast

Ballet Cymru

27th

The Snow Queen

A magical show, with the chance of audience participation

POMEGRANATE THEATRE CHESTERFIELD (01246 345222)

11th

Captain Murderer

Chilling new play based on Charles Dickens’ macabre tale

17th

Great Expectations

London Contemporary Theatre

19th

The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra

21st

Swan Lake

Moscow Ballet – La Classique

WINDING WHEEL THEATRE CHESTERFIELD (01246 345222)

2nd

Jethro

Tales from the comedy legend

10th

Ray Quinn

X Factor and Dancing on Ice star

16th

Seth Lakeman

Renowned folk singer, songwriter and fiddler

31st

Jackson Live in Concert

Ben Bowman portrays Jackson with incredible accuracy both vocally and visually

DERBY THEATRE (01332 593939)

3rd

Feral

Watch as an entire world is built in front of your eyes using puppetry and soundscapes

7th-11th

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

10th-11th

Bird

A play about being young and vulnerable – but resilient

14th-16th

Punk Rock

Following a student as he navigates teenage life

17th-18th

Fiddler on the Roof

One of the most popular musicals of all time

17th

The Little Soldiers

Dance-and-mime theatre

21st-25th

Oklahoma!

The Good Companions Society

GUILDHALL THEATRE DERBY (0115 989 5555)

7th-11th

Merchant of Venice

With a cast almost entirely from the East Midlands

21st-25th

Not About Heroes

Timeless exploration of courage and friendship, and the tragedy of war

MANSFIELD PALACE THEATRE (01623 633133)

1st

The Paul Zerdin Show

12th

Carmen

A new production from Mid-Wales Opera

15th

Steeleye Span

The folk rock pioneers

23rd

Dark Clouds are Smouldering into Red

Commemorating the First World War with 100 performers from local schools, Sinfonia Viva and dancers

30th

Sikes & Nancy

A solo performer enacts the conflict and love between Dickens’ characters

NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL (0115 989 5555)

30th Sept-4th Oct

The Great Gatsby

Northern Ballet’s stylish adaption

14th-18th

Regeneration

New dramatisation of Pat Barker’s Booker Prize-nominated novel

NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL (0115 989 5555)

10th

John Legend

Renowned for his heartfelt songwriting

13th

Dawn French

‘The Queen of British comedy’

29th

Sheryl Crow

Nine-time Grammy Award-winner

SOCIETIES & TALKS

Allestree Flower Group

21st ‘Red Hot Chilli Christmas’, Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, 7.30pm

Ashbourne Antiques & Collectables Society

7th ‘The Staffordshire Hoard Mk II’, St Oswald’s Church Hall, Ashbourne, 7.30pm

Ashbourne Heritage Society

14th ‘The Imperial Airship Scheme’, St Oswald’s Church Hall, Ashbourne, 7.30pm

Chesterfield & District Family History Society

7th ‘Sutton Scarsdale Hall’, St Hugh’s RC Church, Littlemoor, Chesterfield, 7.30pm

Derby Poetry Society

10th ‘A Poet’s Travels’, Friends Meeting House, St Helen’s Street, Derby, 7.30pm

Derby Photographic Society

6th ‘Farming with Wildlife’; 13th Prints with digital demo; 20th ‘Landscape Flora & Fauna of the National Forest’; 27th Practical evening photographing insects, Eborn House, Broadway, Derby, 7.30pm

Heath & District Heritage Society

6th ‘Cheese Factor: History of the firm and Hartington Creamery’; 13th ‘How to Sell your Wife’; 20th ‘Nature’s Kaleidoscope’, Heath Primary School, 7.30pm

Heanor Floral Art Group

20th ‘A Jewellery Collection’, Wilmot Street Welfare Centre, Heanor, 7pm

Kyleburn Historical Society

16th ‘Four Mediaeval Women’, Kilburn Baptist Chapel Schoolroom, 7.30pm

Long Eaton & District Horticultural Society

21st Talk by Tony Lee, Moorlands Club, Curzon St, 7.30pm

Matlock Antiques & Collectables Society

10th ‘Mystery Box’; 15th Lunch at Ashford Arms; 31st Member’s Evening: Antique/Collectable Jewellery’, Imperial Rooms, Matlock, 7.30pm

Matlock & District Embroiderers’ Group

27th ‘Felting’, Imperial Rooms, Matlock, 7.30pm

Mickleover Flower Arranging Group

8th ‘Melange’, St John’s Church Hall, Mickleover, 7.30pm

Sawley & District Horticultural Society

27th ‘The Search for King Richard III’, Sawley Church Hall, 7.45pm

Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society

31st ‘Meet the Pagets’, Ticknall Village Hall, 7.30pm