What’s On in Derbyshire – August 2014

'Aladdin' at Buxton Puppet Festival

'Aladdin' at Buxton Puppet Festival - Credit: Archant

A look at what’s in store for Derbyshire and the Peak District

MUSIC, DRAMA & CONCERTS

1st-3rd

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Outdoor performance by Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company, Broomfield Hall, Morley, Derby, 7.30pm, Sat and Sun mats 2.30pm. Tel: 01332 255800

10th

Anthem for Doomed Youth

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Commemorating 100 years since the outbreak of World War I through contemporary words and music, with pianist Ian Buckle and reader Philip Holland, St John’s Church, Buxton, 7.30pm. Tel: 01298 72190

20th

Much Ado About Nothing

Outdoor performance by Chapterhouse Theatre Company, Nottingham Castle, 7pm. Tel: 0115 9895555

29th

The Jungle Book

Outdoor performance by Chapterhouse Theatre Company, Bolsover Castle, 6.30pm. Tel: 01246 822844

30th

Magic of Motown

Classic hits, dazzling dance moves and costumes galore, Conkers, Moira, Ashby de la Zouch, 8pm. Tel: 01283 216633

31st

Darley Park Concert

The UK’s biggest free outdoor classical concert, Darley Park, Derby, 6pm

OTHER EVENTS

1st-3rd

Y Not Festival

‘Small, fresh and loud’ music festival, Pikehall, nr Matlock. Visit www.ynotfestivals.co.uk

2nd

World Hen Racing Championships

Chickens are raced over a track of approximately 15 metres and are given three minutes in each heat to cross the finish line, The Barley Mow, Bonsall. Visit www.world-championship-hen-racing.com

2nd, 3rd, 24th, 25th

Steaming at Leawood Pumphouse

12pm-5pm, Cromford Canal (SK 315 557). Tel: 01629 823204

2nd, 3rd

Cromford Steam Rally

Brackenfield, near Matlock

3rd-9th

Buxton Puppet Festival

Workshops and performances at the Pavilion Arts Centre and on the Opera House forecourt

8th-10th

Adventure Film Festival

Films, talks and themed events at Matlock Bath Grand Pavilion

9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 30th, 31st

Cavalier Horsemanship

Horsemen in 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music, Riding School, Bolsover Castle

12th-31st

Model Railway Exhibition

Gothic Warehouse, Cromford Mills, 11am-4pm

16th, 17th

Nottingham Food & Drink Festival

Wollaton Park, Nottingham

19th-20th

Dovedale Sheepdog Trials

Judged by Katy Cropper of ‘One Man & His Dog’ fame, Bloor Pastures, Ilam DE6 2BS

23rd-25th

Draycott Scarecrow Festival

Plus the Draycott and Wilne History Exhibition and Trail

25th

National Forest Wood Fair

Beacon Hill Country Park, Woodhouse Eaves, Leics

28th-30th

Longshaw Sheepdog Trials

Longshaw Pastures, Grindleford, Hope Valley

29th-31st

Chatsworth Country Fair

Parades, rural crafts, trade stands and Grand Ring displays, Chatsworth House, nr Bakewell

THEATRES

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE (0845 127 2190)

1st

Lúnasa

With folk singer Bella Hardy and The Midnight Watch, 7.30pm

2nd

The Feeling

Foot stomping and heart-wrenching anthems, 7.30pm

3rd

Last Night at the Summer Proms Special

World War I commemorative show with The British Philharmonic Orchestra, 7.30pm

5th

Big Chris Barber Band

60th anniversary tour, 7.30pm

8th-9th

The Sorcerer

An Oxbridge Opera Company performance starring some of the finest young professional singers in the country, 7.30pm

14th-16th

The Mikado

Expect sequins, glamour and Opera della Luna’s inimitable mad-cap humour, 7.30pm

17th

A Feast of Gilbert & Sullivan

Recapturing the magic of the original D’Oyly Carte Opera Company with the British Philharmonic Orchestra, 7.30pm

21st-22nd

The Pirates of Penzance

Derby Gilbert & Sullivan Theatre Company, 7.30pm

DERBY THEATRE (01332 593939)

30th July-2nd August

Pulse

A new play set in the fictional Derby Orb Hospital, 7.30pm, Sat mat 2.30pm

WINDING WHEEL, CHESTERFIELD (01246 345222)

5th

Jimmy Carr

‘Funny Business’, 7.30pm

8th

Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise

7.30pm

NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL (0115 989 5555)

28th July-23rd August

Classic Thriller Season

Murder mysteries including The Ghost Train, Shadow of the Ghost, Fatal Encounter and Murder Weapon

29th-31st

Scooby-Doo! The Mystery of the Pyramid

Fun for the whole family, 6.30pm, Sat & Sun mats 2.30pm

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