What’s On in Derbyshire – July 2014

The Sixteen will perform at Lichfield Festival Photo: Molina Visuals

The Sixteen will perform at Lichfield Festival Photo: Molina Visuals - Credit: Archant

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

The Tour de France comes to the Peak District on 6th July

The Tour de France comes to the Peak District on 6th July - Credit: Archant



ARKangel Jazz Concert

Cromford Mills, Cromford, 7.30pm. Tel: 01629 825995


Derby Bach Choir

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‘Music for a Summer Night’, St Wyston’s Church, Repton, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 344842


Derby Concert Orchestra

St Mary’s Church, Wirksworth, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 763594


Rent: The Musical

Centre Stage Theatre Arts, Robert Ludlam Theatre, Duffield Rd, Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 0800 048 8659

18th, 19th

13: The Musical

Centre Stage Theatre Arts, Robert Ludlam Theatre, Duffield Rd, Derby, 7.30pm (Sat mat 3pm). Tel: 0800 048 8659


Sinfonia Viva

With conductor Fawzi Haimor and Leonard Elschenbroich, Derby Cathedral, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 255800


Sense and Sensibility

Marlowe Players, Darley Abbey Village Hall, near Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 07961 607372



The National Forest Folk Festival

Family festival at Conkers Discovery Centre, Moira. See www.visitconkers.co.uk


Lichfield Festival

Highlights include lunchtime, evening and late-night concerts at the stunning Cathedral; a varied programme of music, drama, dance and talks – including shows from BBC Philharmonic, The Sixteen and Clare Teal; visual arts exhibitions and a vibrant festival market. Visit www.lichfieldfestival.org 5th

Buxton Military Tattoo

In aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity at The Dome, Buxton. Performances at 2pm & 6.30pm. Tickets from Buxton Opera House, www.buxtontattoo.org.uk or by calling 0845 127 2190

5th, 6th

Derby Summer Market

Hand-selected food and gift exhibitors, The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby. See www.derbyshiresummermarket.co.uk


Tour de France in the Peak

The world’s most famous cycle race slices through the northern tip of the Peak District. Stage 2 of the race enters the National Park at Holme village, before heading over Holme Moss, onto the Woodhead Pass and through Langsett and Bradfield to Sheffield.

Expected times:

Holme 2.45pm

A628 3pm

A616 3.20pm

Bradfield 3.30pm

Sheffield 4.15pm

Along with a host of events marking its arrival, Official Grand Depart Spectator Hubs will be located at key points throughout the stages, offering live coverage on a big screen, refreshments and entertainment. See www.letouryorkshire.com9th-27th

Buxton Festival

Renowned opera, music and literary festival. Buxton Festival Fringe from 9th-27th July. See www.buxtonfestival.co.uk 12th

Bastille Day

Whiffle While You Workshops arts and crafts event in aid of at local charities, Cathedral Green, Derby, 10am-4pm


Bakewell Green Festival

Family-oriented event mixing food, music and dance with ideas for living a greener life.Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell

12th, 13th

Saying it with Flowers

War time memories of the local area at Christ Church, Ironville. Sat from 10am, Sun from 12pm


100th Ashby Show

Cattows Farm, Heather, Leics. See www.ashbyshow.com

19th Hazelwood Annual Church Fete & Vintage Car Show

Vintage and classic cars, band, displays, organ recitals, dancing, bowls, tennis, games and stalls. Fete in Hazelwood Memorial Hall and on adjoining field, 2pm-4pm. Adm: Adults £5 incl cream tea

19th, 20th Arts & Crafts Weekend

Mickleover Methodist Church, nr Derby, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1pm-4pm. Tel: 01332 735052

19th, 20th

The Great Dome Art Fair

Peak District Artisans at The Dome, Buxton, 10am-4.30pm

25th, 26th

Summer Nights Film Festival

Outdoor film screenings at Kedleston Hall, nr Derby. Rocky Horror Picture Show 12A on 25th July and Gravity 12A on 26th July. Doors open 7pm. Estimated start time 9.30pm. Visit www.summernightsfilm.co.uk26th, 27th

Arts & Makers Festival

Cromford Mills, Cromford. Tel: 01629 825995

26th, 27th

Bolsover Food & Drink Festival

Free entry, Bolsover Castle


Ashbourne Animal Welfare Spectacular

Open day and fun dog show, The Ark, Wyaston Rd, Ashbourne, 11am-4pm. Tel: 01335 300494


BUXTON OPERA HOUSE (0845 127 2190)


Steve Hewlett

Ventriloquist and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ finalist, 7.30pm



Doug Segal

‘I Can Make You A Mentalist’, 8pm


The Time Machine

Nunkie brings HG Wells’ science fiction classic to life in a thrilling one-man show, 8pm

DERBY THEATRE (01332 593939)

27th Jun-12th July

April in Paris

John Godber’s comical masterpiece following a couple who try to rekindle their romance, 7.30pm, mats vary



Performing ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on 17th-18th and ‘Twelfth Night’ on 19th, 7.30pm



Oh What a Lovely War

Award-winning musical play, 7.30pm, Sat mat 2.30pm


The Twist

Set in an American Diner, celebrating the greatest stars of the 1950s and 1960s, 7.30pm



Happy Days

A refreshing new musical based on the hit TV series, 7.30pm

25th, 26th

English Youth Ballet

‘Nutcracker’ performed by a cast of professionals and 100 local dancers, 7.30pm, Sat mat 2.30pm

28th Jul to 2nd Aug

The Ghost Train

Part of Classical Thriller Season, 7.30pm, mats vary



An Evening with Aggers & Swanny

Jonathan Agnew is joined by England spin legend Graeme Swann, 7.30pm


Daryl Hall & John Oates

The famous musical duo embark on their first UK tour since 2005, 7.30pm


Allestree Flower Group

15th ‘Floral fun’ demo, Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, 7.30pm

Ashbourne Antiques & Collectables Society

1st AGM, St Oswald’s Church Hall, Ashbourne, 7.30pm

Ashbourne Embroiderers’ Guild

21st ‘Inspiration from Africa’, St John’s Church Hall, Ashbourne, 7.30pm

Chesterfield & District Family History Society

1st Talk and research evening, St Hugh’s RC Church, Littlemoor, Chesterfield, 7.30pm

Derbyshire Embroiderers’ Guild

12th ‘Multimedia Textiles & Magnification’, Derby Enterprise Centre, Princess Alice Court, Bridge St, Derby, 2pm

Derbyshire Numismatic Society

21st ‘A Royal Show’ exhibition and AGM, Friends Meeting House, St Helen’s St, Derby, 7.45pm

Derby Poetry Society

11th AGM and book sale, Friends Meeting House, St Helen’s St, Derby, 7.30pm

Derby & Sandiacre Canal Society

22nd ‘The Friar Gate Line’, Wilmot Arms, Derby Rd, Borrowash, 8pm

Heanor Floral Art Group

21st ‘The Italian Job’, Wilmot Street Welfare Centre, Heanor, 7pm

Long Eaton & District Horticultural Society

12th Open Summer Flower Show and plant sale, United Reform Church, The Green, Long Eaton, 10am-3.45pm; 15th Presentation of show awards followed by ‘Gardens of Carmarthen, South Wales’, Moorlands Club, Curzon St, Long Eaton, 7.30pm

Matlock Luncheon Club

10th ‘Downton-Edwardian Costumes: 1908-1918’, Matlock Golf Club, Chesterfield Rd, Matlock, 12pm

Mickleover Flower Arranging Group

9th ‘Nature’s Own’, St John’s Church Hall, Mickleover, Derby, 7.30pm

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