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What’s On in and around Derbyshire during May 2018

PUBLISHED: 10:59 30 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:59 30 April 2018

Bearded Theory Festival  Photo: Sam Dawson Photography

Bearded Theory Festival Photo: Sam Dawson Photography

SAM DAWSON PHOTOGRAPHY

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

9th

Russell Brand

One of comedy’s fiercest talents makes sense of life in Re:Birth.

Derby Arena, Pride Park, derbylive.co.uk

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12th

Pelléas Ensemble

The award-winning, London-based flute, viola and harp trio.

Music at Duffield, Ecclesbourne School, Duffield, 7.30pm. 
Tel: 01332 841503

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12th

Derby Choral Union

A performance of Mendelssohn’s ‘Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise)’.

Derby Cathedral, 7.30pm. 
Tel: 01332 702162

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15th

Gala Concert

Foremarke Hall’s various bands, orchestras and choirs perform in spectacular surroundings.

Lichfield Cathedral, 01283 707100, www.foremarke.org.uk

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17th-19th

Don’t Dress for Dinner

Quarndon Amateur Dramatic Society brings Marc Camoletti’s hilarious French farce to life.

Quarndon Church Hall, Church Road, Quarndon, 7.45pm. 
Tel: 01332 553982

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19th

Derby Bach Choir

‘Come and Sing Messiah’.
St George’s Church, Ticknall, 1.30pm. Tel: 01332 344842

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19th

Derby Concert Orchestra

Performing the works of Stravinsky, Respighi and Sibelius.

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

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19th

Brooks Williams & Hans Theessink

The two ambassadors of country blues perform together.

Peak Concerts, Imperial Rooms, Matlock, peakconcerts.co.uk

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19th

Hot Fingers

An evening of jazz music with vocals from Emily Campbell.

Dove Jazz Club, Village Hall, Dove Holes, Buxton, 8pm. 
Tel: 01298 814722

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26th

Jools Holland

Rock to the sound of Jools and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, with special guest star Marc Almond.

Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Staveley, Chesterfield, engineshedconcerts.com

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4th-6th

Donington Historic Festival

A chance to admire hundreds of world-class historic racing cars.

Donington Park, 
www.donington-park.co.uk

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4th-13th

Derby Film Festival

Preview screenings, feature films and shorts and events offering an insight into the film industry.

QUAD, Market Place, Derby, 
derbyfilmfestival.co.uk

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5th-7th

Great British Food Festival

Over 80 Best of British producers and street food vendors, celebrity chef demonstrations, talks, children’s cookery lessons, live music, a ‘Cake Off’ competition and ‘Men v Food’ challenges.

Hardwick Hall, Chesterfield, greatbritishfoodfestival.com

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5th

Buxton Rocks

An indoor music festival with tributes to popular rock bands held in the splendid surroundings of the Grand Pavilion.

Buxton Pavilion Gardens, 
www.paviliongardens.co.uk

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6th May

Classic Car Show

Featuring up to 700 classic motors from the 1930s-1990s.

Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, www.catton-hall.com

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11th-13th May

Chatsworth International Horse Trials

World-class equestrian sport combined with family entertainment and shopping.

Chatsworth, www.chatsworth.org/events/horse-trials

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12th-19th

Flower Festival

A traditional village flower festival with a ‘Nursery Rhymes’ theme for 2018.

St Giles Parish Church, Great Longstone, Bakewell, 
Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-6pm

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17th-29th

Rail Ale Festival

Over 300 real ales and beers plus train rides and live music.

Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Staveley, railalefestival.com

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19th-20th

The French Property Exhibition

Free seminars offering expert advice on all aspects of the buying process and thousands of properties to choose from. A one-stop shop for anyone interested in purchasing property in France.

Wetherby Racecourse, www.frenchpropertyexhibition.com

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19th-31st

National Forest Walking Festival

Explore the area’s varied landscapes through a programme of over 90 walks for all abilities.

thenationalforestwalkingfestival.org.uk

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24th-27th

Bearded Theory Festival

An award-winning, family-friendly performing and creative arts festival.

Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, www.beardedtheory.co.uk

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25th-27th

World Superbike Championships

The only UK round of the championship, with a host of leading British riders and top-class competitors.

Donington Park, www.donington-park.co.uk

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26th-28th

The Bushcraft Show

Try your hand at woodland crafts, firelighting, shelter building and woodland games, or listen to fascinating talks by survival experts.

Beehive Farm, Rosliston,

thebushcraftshow.co.uk

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