What’s On in Derbyshire and the Peak District - March 2016

Jonny Fines as Rooster, Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan and Djalenga Scott as Lily in Annie, on stage in Nottingham this...

Jonny Fines as Rooster, Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan and Djalenga Scott as Lily in Annie, on stage in Nottingham this March Photo: Paul Coltas - Credit: Archant

Events in and around Derbyshire in March

Agatha Christie's A Murder is Announced, starring Judy Cornwell as Miss Marple

Agatha Christie's A Murder is Announced, starring Judy Cornwell as Miss Marple - Credit: Archant

1st March: Noam Greenberg

The international pianist performs with the Ardeo String Quartet. Abbotsholme School, nr Rocester, 8pm. Tel: 01543 263304

5th March: Derby Concert Orchestra

Celebrating the works of Stravinsky, Sibelius and Shostakovich. Derby Cathedral, 7pm. Tel: 01332 763594

6th March: Breabach

Contemporary Scottish folk music. Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, 7.30pm. Tel: 01298 72190

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7th March: The King’s Men

The Choral Scholars of King’s College, Cambridge perform with Foremarke Hall choirs in aid of Rainbow’s Hospice. Derby Cathedral, 7pm. Tel: 01283 707100

8th-12th March: Into The Woods

A modern musical presented by the Central Musical Theatre Company. Robert Ludlam Theatre, Duffield, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 573156

12th March: Aire Flamenco

Spirited Spanish music from Synergy. Crich Glebe Field Centre, Crich, 7.30pm. Tel: 01773 853260

12th March: Derby Bach Choir

Music by Mozart and Haydn. Derby Cathedral, 7.30pm. Tickets: Foulds, Irongate, on 01332 344842

14th March: Izzi of Baslow Fashion Show

Ladies’ lunch and fashion show with Izzi of Baslow in aid of Helen’s Trust. Hassop Hall, Bakewell, 10.30am. Tel: 01629 812759

16th March: Wabash Jazzmen

Dove Jazz Club. Community Centre, Dove Holes, Buxton, 8pm. Tel: 01298 814722

18th-19th March: Padley ‘Good as New’ Clothes Sale

The Padley Group are currently collecting high quality, clean clothes and accessories for their ever-popular clothes sale, including vintage clothes, designer outfits, eveningwear, jewellery, coats, jackets, trousers men’s and children’s clothing etc. On the First Night sale (18th March), enjoy a glass of fizz and canapes. The Padley Group Atrium at Derby University, 18th 5pm-8.30pm (admission £10), 19th 10am-2pm (admission free). Contact Kerry Collyer on 01332 774480 if you have any quality clothes you would like Padley to collect. Tickets and more information can be found at www.padleygroup.com

19th March: Derwent Singers

Duruflé’s Requiem. St Osmund’s Church, London Rd, Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 01283 561826

19th March: Martin Bickerton

‘One of the most exciting young guitarists of his generation’. Ecclesbourne School, Duffield, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 841503

19th March: Betfred Midlands Grand National

The second longest Steeplechase in the country at 4 miles and 1 1/2 furlongs, the Betfred Midlands Grand National is a true test of stamina and courage for both horse and jockey. Uttoxeter Racecourse. Tel: 01889 562561

20th March: Benyounes Quartet

With William Duncombe (clarinet) and Jeremy Young (piano). Abbotsholme School, 8pm. Tel: 01543 263304

20th March: Fabulous Places’ Spring Market

Over 100 hand-selected food, drink and gift stallholders, plus a Tea Room and Prosecco Bar. The Roundhouse, Derby, 10-4pm, derbyshirespringmarket.co.uk

23rd March: Andy Kirkpatrick

The mountaineer talks about climbing in some of the world’s most inhospitable places. Part of Buxton Adventure Festival. Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, 7.30pm. Tel: 01298 72190

25th-28th March Cadbury Egg Hunts at National Trust Properties

Cadbury egg hunts hekld from 25th-28th March at Hardwick Hall, Chesterfield; Kedleston Hall, Quarndon; Sudbury Hall, Ashbourne; Eyam Hall, Eyam. Egg hunts held from 25th-27th March at Calke Abbey, Ticknall. For opening times and more information visit www.nationaltrust.co.uk

25th March-4th April: Haddon Hall Easter Celebrations

Family activities on Sunday 27th March, wear your Easter bonnet (and if you’re under 16 years you’ll get in for free). Can you Pin-the-Pom-Pom on the bunny rabbit, or race to success in the Egg and Spoon races? Normal admission rates apply. Haddon Hall, near Bakewell, www.haddonhall.co.uk/special-events/easter

25th-28th March: Buxton Pavilion Gardens Easter Extravaganza

23-acres of restored Victorian pleasure gardens with Easter events for all the family. Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, 01298 23114. www.paviliongardens.co.uk

26th March: Treetops Egg Hunt

Easter egg hunt, have-a-go-archery and children’s entertainment. Treetops Hospice Care, Derby Road, Risley. Tel: 0115 949 1264

26th-27th March: Easter Weekend at Cromford Mills

Arkwright’s Café will be serving carrot soup and a selection of Easter cakes during the weekend. See cuddly Easter chicks and rabbits, have your face painted, make an Alice in Wonderland themed mask, see model boats on the Cromford Canal, follow the White Rabbit trail or browse the Easter craft market. Cromford Mills, 10am-5pm, cromfordmills.org.uk

31st March: Folk Concert

Youlgreave Village Hall, 8pm. Tickets: £14. Contact: 01629 630282.

Theatre Highlights

Buxton Opera House (Tel: 0845 127 2190)

1st-5th March: A Murder Is Announced

Agatha Christie’s much-loved detective fiction, starring Judy Cornwell as Miss Marple

7th-12th March: Blood Brothers

The moving tale of twins, separated at birth and later reunited – with tragic consequences

9th March: Hazel O’Connor

The singer-songwriter is joined on stage by Clare Hirst and Sarah Fisher

14th March: An Evening with Lulu

The legendary singer performs in Buxton for the first time

17th-18th March: Russian State Ballet of Siberia

Enchanting performances of Giselle, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake

20th March: Carmen

An Ellen Kent production of the ‘famous and seductive’ opera

24th March: Des O’Connor

Celebrating a lifetime on stage and screen with stories and songs

28th March: Champions of Magic: Limitless

Illusion and mystery with five of the world’s top magicians

29th-31st March: The Railway Children

A wonderful new musical adaptation by Stephen Kingsbury and Ben Sleep

Derby Theatre (Box office: 01332 593939)

4th-26th March: Look Back in Anger

60 years since John Godber’s play changed the face of British theatre, the searing drama is brought back to Derby

7th-23rd March: Jinny

Inspired by Look Back In Anger, the ‘angry young man’ becomes today’s angry young woman

18th-20th March: Joan

The story of Joan of Arc as you have never seen it before – fusing lyrical writing with drag queen cabaret

Guildhall Theatre, Derby (Box office: 01332 255800)

2nd-5th March: Legally Blonde: The Musical

Belper Musical Theatre invites audiences to join Elle Woods in her journey through law school

8th-12th March: Twelfth Night

Shakespeare’s uniquely comical tale is brought to life by Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company

30th March: Maddy Prior

A ‘legend of British music’, in concert with Giles Lewin and Hannah James

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield (Box office: 01246 345222)

7th-12th March: The Mousetrap

Starring Louise Jameson (Doctor Who, EastEnders, Doc Martin) as Mrs Boyle

Winding Wheel, Chesterfield (Box office: 01246 345222)

11th March: Paul Carrack

The Sheffield-born singer songwriter

19th March: Tell Me On A Sunday

The classic musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black, charting the romantic misadventures of an English girl in 1980s’ New York

20th March: An English Spring

Celebrating English composers with Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra

Theatre Royal, Notts (Box Office: 0115 989 5555)

1st-5th March: Of Mice and Men

An adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Depression-era novella, which remains one of the most poignant tales of the twentieth century

15th-19th March: Gangsta Granny

It’s Friday night and Ben has to stay with Granny – but Granny has a secret…David Walliams’ hilarious story is brought to the stage

8th-12th March: Opera North

Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Giordano’s Andrea Chenier and Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore

21st-26th March: Hobson’s Choice

A new production starring Martin Shaw and Christopher Timothy, celebrating 100 years since Brighouse’s comedy was first performed in the UK

Royal Concert Hall, Notts (Box Office: 0115 989 5555)

4th March: Shane Filan

The former Westlife singer embarks on his first solo tour

5th March: James Martin

A fast-paced, interactive show with cooking demonstrations and special guests

10th March: Leona Lewis

The X Factor winner and global superstar

Nottingham Playhouse (Box Office: 0115 941 9419)

26th March: The Glass Menagerie

The evocative, heartfelt and passionate play by Tennessee Williams

28th March: Russell Howard: Work in Progress

Join one of Britain’s most successful comedians as he tries out new material

Clubs, societies and talks

Allestree Flower Group

15th Ruby anniversary celebration, ‘Colour my World’ demo by Tan Strong, Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree. Tel: 01283 702601

Ashbourne Heritage Society

8th ‘Big Wheel to Very Big Wheel’, St Oswald’s Church Hall, Ashbourne, 7.30pm

Chatsworth Talks

4th ‘Chatsworth: A Living Estate’ by Christine Robinson, retired head housekeeper; 11th ‘Lismore Castle: The Devonshire family’s home in Ireland’ by Lord Burlington, The Stables, Chatsworth, 11.30am. Tickets available from www.chatsworth.org

Chesterfield Embroiderers’ Guild

3rd ‘Working with Passion’, Parish Rooms, St Mary’s Gate, 7pm

Derbyshire Archaeological Society

4th ‘Torksey, Lincs – recent work in the winter camp of the Great Viking Army’, Room OL1, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, 7.30pm; 11th ‘Stone House Prebend, Little Chester’; 18th ‘Robert Sherbourne, Churchman and Diplomat’, St Mary’s Church Hall, Darley Lane, Derby, 7.30pm

Derby & Sandiacre Canal Society

22nd ‘The Plague Doctor’, The Wilmot Arms, Derby Road, Derby, 8pm

Derby Photographic Society

7th Battle against Melbourne Photographic Society; 14th Print of the Year Competition; 17th Return Battle with Melbourne Photographic Society at Thomas Cook Memorial Hall; 21st ‘Out of Darkness, into the Light’, Activities Room, Eborn House, Broadway, Derby, 7.30pm

Derbyshire Embroiderers’ Guild

12th ‘The Many Ways of Using Felt’ talk followed by workshop, St Mary’s Church Hall, Derby, 10.30am

Derby Poetry Society

11th ‘Are We There Yet?’, Sally Goldsmith reads her own poetry, Friends Meeting House, Derby, 7.30pm

The Hardy Plant Society (Derbys)

19th ‘Carnations and Pinks in Art and Culture’ by Twigs Way, Shirland Village Hall, 2pm

Heath & District Heritage Society

7th ‘The Arkwrights and the Sutton Scarsdale Estate’; 14th ‘The Highs and Lows of a Guided Tour Operator’; 21st ‘Turmoil, Turnpikes and Taxes’, Heath Primary School, 7.30pm

Matlock Antiques & Collectables Society

11th ‘Mystery Box’, Imperial Rooms, Matlock, 7.30pm

Matlock & District Embroiderers’ Group

21st ‘Cotton, Concrete and Beyond’, The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, 7.30pm

National Trust Members (Derbys)

17th ‘Lady Dorothie Fielding’, Landau Forte College, Derby, 7.30pm

Sawley & District Historical Society

28th ‘The Losing of Lace’, Sawley Church Hall, 8pm

Spondon Historical Society

14th ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’, Spondon Village Hall, 7.30pm

Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society

18th ‘Trent Motor Traction – The First 100 Years’, Ticknall Village Hall, 7.30pm

Willington History Group

10th ‘The Earth, Our Wealth’, Old School, Castleway, Willington 7.30pm