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What’s On in and around Derbyshire during August 2018

PUBLISHED: 01:05 31 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:04 31 July 2018

QUAD's Summer Nights outdoor cinema Photo: Jonathan Dudley

QUAD's Summer Nights outdoor cinema Photo: Jonathan Dudley

Jonathan Dudley QUAD

Derbyshire Life’s guide to the best events in and around the county this month.

Music, Drama & Concerts

Derby Cathedral summer organ recital series ‘crossing borders’

1st: Andy von Oppenkovski

8th: Michael Haynes

15th: Edward Turner

22nd: Tom Bell

Derby Cathedral, 7.45pm.
Tel: 01332 255800

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Music at Haddon Hall

5th: Musicwork Vocal Ensemble

12th: Ayres & Graces - Lute, Voice

19th: Laura Gee - Harp

26th: Richard Haslam - Guitar

Haddon Hall, Bakewell, 
DE45 1LA, 12 & 2pm

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7th

Little Women

Chapterhouse Theatre Co presents L M Alcott’s story of four sisters set during the Civil War

Buxton Pavilion Arts Centre, 7.30pm. Tel: 01298 72190

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9th

Little Women

As above. For details of other productions and venues visit www.chapterhouse.org

Bolsover Castle, 7.30pm. 
Tel: 0370 333 1181

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18th

Stars of Mamma Mia: An evening of ABBA

Outdoor concert of ABBA’s sensational music

The 3aaa County Ground, Derby DE21 6DA. 7.30pm, gates open 5.30pm. Tel: 01332 255800

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18th

Picnic Proms

Enjoy music from Ilkeston Brass and The Rockabillies Choir in aid of Treetops Hospice Care

Treetops, Derby Road, Risley. 5-8.30pm. Tel: 0115 949 1264

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Events

1st-2nd

A wild walk – The Golden Thief

Outdoor summer theatre adventure from local Babbling Vagabonds Theatre Co.

National Stone Centre, Wirksworth, DE4 4S, 11,1.30, 4.30pm. For details of summer tour at various locations go to babblingvagabonds.co.uk

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4th

Cathedral tower tour

Climb 189 steps and see Derby from the 212-ft high Tudor tower.

Derby Cathedral, hourly 10.40-3.40pm. Tel: 01332 255800

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4th

Roundhouse street feast

Street food, entertainment, gift stalls, themed bars etc.

Derby Roundhouse, DE24 8JE, 11am-9pm. Tel: 01332 255800

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4th

World hen racing championship

Chickens take to the track

Barley Mow Inn, Bonsall

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4th-5th

Cromford steam rally

Vintage and classic vehicles, stalls, Tiger Moth flyover

Dewey Lane, Brackenfield, Matlock, DE55 6DB

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4th-5th

Cavendish’s horses Weekend

Cavalier horse displays.

Bolsover Castle. Tel: 0370 333 1181

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5th

Hot August night

Family music festival with live tribute acts – Rod Stewart, Little Mix, Blondie and more...

Mickleover Sports Club, Don Amott Arena, DE3 9FB, 2-9.30pm. Visit mickleoversportsfc.com

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9th-12th

Bloodstock festival

Heavy rock and metal music festival featuring Judas Priest

Catton Park, Walton on Trent DE12 8LN. Tel: 01332 666370

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11th-12th

Crich WWII home front

Re-enactors, pre-1946 music and vehicles

Crich Tramway Village, DE4 5DP. Tel: 01773 854321

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17th

Darley Abbey ghost & history walk

Discover the village’s dark history!

Darley Abbey Mills, 6.45pm, darleyabbeyghostwalk.com

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18th

Shell Fayre

British Shell Collectors Club annual event with displays of shells, shell art, fossils and dealers selling shells from around the world

Cavendish Hall, Edensor, 9am-4pm

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19th

Swadlincote proms in the park

Bring a picnic for this first event.

Maurice Lea Memorial Park, Church Gresley, DE11 9NW, 3-8pm, see south-derbys.gov.uk

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21st

Allestree flower group

Practice night and supper

Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, 7pm, Tel: 01332 558540

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26th-27th

Grand medieval joust

A colourful display of chivalry and courage

Bolsover Castle, 10.30-5pm. 
Tel: 0370 333 1181

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26th-27th

Classic transport gathering

A gathering of vehicles built prior to 1985

Crich Tramway Village, DE4 5DP. Tel: 01773 854321

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26th

Dig on for victory

Military and vintage display stands, craft stalls, entertainment

Markeaton Park, Derby, DE22 4AA. Tel: 01332 255800

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26th

Peak District highland games

Watch local super strong men compete in their varied events throughout the day

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Darley Moor DE4 5LH, 
10-4.30pm. Tel: 01246 590200

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26th-27th

National art show

Largest independent art show outside London, over 1,000 pieces

Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, DE73 7JW, 8.30-5pm

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Country Events

8th

Ashover show

The Rectory Fields, Ashover, S45 0BA, 
www.ashovershow.co.uk

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11th

Manifold Show

The Arbour, Castern Hall, Ilam, DE6 2BA, 
www.manifoldshow.co.uk

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18th

Ashbourne show

Osmaston Polo Ground, Ashbourne, DE6 1LW, www.ashbourneshow.co.uk

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27th

Hope Show

The Showground, Marsh Farm, Castleton, 
S33 8RZ, www.hopeshow.co.uk

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31st-2nd Sept

Chatsworth Country Fair

Chatsworth, Bakewell, DE45 1PP, 
www.chatsworth.org

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31st-1st sept

Longshaw sheepdog trials

Longshaw Lodge, nr Grindleford, S11 7TZ

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1st sept

Turnditch & Windley show

Wirksworth Road (B5023), Windley, DE56 4AQ, turnditchandwindley.co.uk

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QUAD’s Summer Nights Outdoor Films

Presented on a 12-metre inflatable screen, the popular festival – now in its eighth year – offers the chance to enjoy the movies in a stately setting.

Calke Abbey is showing Pretty Woman on Thu 2nd; The Greatest Showman on Fri 3rd and It on Sat 4th August

Hardwick Hall has The Greatest Showman on Fri 17th and Dirty Dancing on Sat 18th August

Wollaton Hall, Nottingham is showing Wayne’s World on Thu 23rd, It on Fri 24th, The Greatest Showman on Sat 25th, Dark Knight Rises on Sun 26th, Beauty and the Beast on Mon 27th August

To book go to summernightsfilm.co.uk

There’s more open air cinema at Derby Rugby Club (DE22 1EB) with Grease plus fireworks Fri 10th Aug and Ghostbusters Sat 11th Aug. To book go to derbyquad.co.uk

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Theatre highlights

Buxton opera house

01298 72190

31st, 1st,2nd,4th, 5th

National G & S Opera Company

Performances of: The Pirates of Penzance, Rudigore, Princess Ida, Haddon Hall, Trial by Jury & The Sorcerer

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3rd

Derby G & S Company

Presents The Mikado, one of the best-loved Gilbert & Sullivan operettas full of well-known tunes

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10th

Rhythm of the Dance

Celebrating Irish culture through music and dance, featuring world champion dancers, traditional Irish band and singers

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11th

Gilbert O’Sullivan

To coincide with the release of his latest album, one of three solo concerts of new songs and classic hits in an acoustic setting

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12th

James Bond Concert Spectacular

A 13-piece band plays iconic songs from the movies in this glamorous Q The Music Show event

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23rd-25th

High Society

Cole Porter’s stage musical adapted from one of Hollywood’s best-loved films

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25th

The Loveliest Night of the Year

A cornucopia of music from Present Company, a large cast alongside professional principals and orchestra

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26th

Crooners

Comedy musical that follows the story of three very British gentlemen – suave, self-assured, stylish – as they defend the role of a crooner in our modern world

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Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield


01246 345222

14th-18th

Gaslight

Mysterious footsteps overhead and ghostly flickering of the gaslight in the living room. Is Bella losing her mind? Among the greatest mystery thrillers of all time and guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat. 7.30pm, Wed mat 2pm, Sat mat 3pm

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21st-25th

Relatively Speaking

A hit when it premiered in 1965 and one of Alan Ayckbourn’s best-crafted pieces. Misunderstood relationships lead to an increasingly complicated and hilarious situation.

7.30pm, Wed mat 2pm, Sat mat 3pm

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21st-25th

Jamaica Inn

Daphne du Maurier’s classic tale of dark events on Bodmin Moor and the Cornish coast.

7.30pm, Wed mat 2pm, Sat mat 3pm

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Derby THEATRE


01332 593939

25th July-5th

Holiday

A fun-filled show for under 5s and their families inspired by the funny and moving stories about holidays of children from Derby

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Guidhall Theatre, Derby

01332 255800

24th

National Youth Folk Ensemble

Celebrating its first year together before setting off on tour – showcasing 17 talented young musicians performing new folk arrangements

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Royal Convert Hall, Nottingham

0115 989 5555

6th-11th

This is Elvis

The story of the star’s 1968 comeback featuring his greatest hits

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Theatre Royal, Nottingham

0115 989 5555

31st-4th

Sleighed to Death

Prequel to the popular ‘Inspector Pratt’ whodunit plays, introduces Pratt on his first murder case

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15th-18th

The Scarlet Pimpernel

The famous story of Sir Percy Blakeney set at the time of the French Revolution

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21st-25th

The Nightmare Room

A wicked contemporary thriller, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mystery

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28th-1st

The Wipers Times

The true story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme.

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Nottingham Playhouse


0115 941 9419

31st-22nd Sept

Sweet Charity

The stylish Broadway musical comedy classic featuring hits like Hey Big Spender.

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