What’s On in Derbyshire and the Peak District – January 2018

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Credit: Archant

A round-up of events in January

MUSIC, DRAMA & CONCERTS

5th

James Girling and Charlotte Badham

Lunchtime recitals by students from Manchester’s internationally-renowned Royal Northern College of Music.

Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, 1pm. Tel: 01298 72190

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12th

Colin Stone

A performance from the talented pianist.

Derby Chamber Music Society, Multi-Faith Centre, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 830585

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18th-21st

Snow White

A magical re-telling by The Chellaston Players.

St Peter’s Church Hall, Chellaston. Tel: 01332 700821

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20th

The Roy Walker Band

Toe-tapping music from the Buxton-based band.

The Village Hall, Dove Holes, nr Buxton, 8pm. Tel: 01298 814722

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26th

DaleDiva

The award-winning female harmony chorus is raising funds for Sight Support Derbyshire with this special 10th anniversary concert.

The Strutt Centre, Derby Rd, Belper, 7.30pm.

Tel: 01332 292262

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27th

Bemrose Bursary Recital

An evening with Royal Northern College of Music pianist Sitong Meng.

Music at Duffield, Ecclesbourne School, Duffield, 7pm. Tel: 01332 841503

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EVENTS

1st

New Year’s Day walk

Blow the cobwebs away and start the New Year with a three-mile ranger-led walk around the Hardwick estate and parkland. Booking essential.

Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, 11am-2.30pm. Tel: 01246 850430

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27th

Stargazing on Alvaston Park

Explore the night sky through one of the Derby and District Astronomy Society’s telescopes, and take part in craft activities and storytelling.

Alvaston Park, near Derby, 5pm-9pm

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THEATRE

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE

01298 72190

4th-6th

Russian State Ballet of Siberia

One of Russia’s leading ballet companies performs Cinderella on 4th, The Snow Maiden on 5th and The Nutcracker on 6th

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7th

Kinder Choirs of the High Peak

A magnificent and uplifting performance of Mozart’s ‘Requiem Mass’ and ‘Vesperae Solennes De Confessore’

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16th-20th

Spamalot

Lovingly ripped-off from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this riotous comedy is full of ‘misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen’

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13th

’80s Mania

Europe’s ultimate 1980s concert show features 35 chart-topping pop icons, authentically recreated with a live band and dancers

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25th

Brendan Cole In ‘All Night Long’

Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole is joined by talented dancers, a 14-piece band and spectacular singers

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26th

The Illegal Eagles

The world’s official top Eagles tribute promises more of their trademark attention to detail and incredible showmanship

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28th

Fairport Convention

Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band presents a mix of favourites and new material from their recent album 50:50@50

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POMEGRANATE THEATRE, CHESTERFIELD

01246 345222

7th

Caught in the Net

John Smith is an ordinary taxi driver – except for the fact that he has two wives, two homes and a very tight schedule! Rumpus Theatre Company uses all its ‘immaculate comic timing’ to bring this classic farce to a hysterical climax

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WINDING WHEEL, CHESTERFIELD

01246 345222

7th

A New Year Viennese Gala Concert

An afternoon of light music favourites and Viennese classics presented by Sheffield Symphony Orchestra.

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20th

The Transports

Join some of Britain’s leading folk musicians for a timely re-telling of Peter Bellamy’s legendary folk ballads

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26th

Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience

With tributes to Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan, this show marks 30 years since the original Wilburys album

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DERBY THEATRE

01332 593939

15th-16th

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Adrian Berry’s sell-out show tells the tale of a young David Bowie obsessive on a thrilling journey that leads him to discover long-hidden truths

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19th

Michael Portillo In ‘Life: A Game of Two Halves’

Michael tells his story from the House of Commons to TV broadcasting, with a light ‘stand-up’ touch

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19th

Dane Baptiste

Original and provocative, G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs) is the comedian’s exploration of our worldwide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure

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26th

Swinging at the Cotton Club

Take a step back into 1920s’ and ’30s’ New York city and through the doors of its most celebrated nightclub, ‘The Cotton Club’

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GUILDHALL THEATRE, DERBY

01332 255800

17th

Stephen K Amos: Bread and Circuses

The comic maestro delivers an evening of fun and laughter as a ‘perfect antidote to the current political climate’

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19th

Martyn Joseph

The renowned Welsh singer-songwriter exhibits a mixture of Celtic and folk music, ‘with shades of Springsteen and John Mayer’

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23rd-28th

Rapunzel

The Watson Players present a unique take on the family-friendly magical story, narrated by Petra the Pink Pixie and Griswald the Green Goblin

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Though care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of dates and times, it is always advisable to verify the details