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What’s On in Derbyshire and the Peak District – June 2017

PUBLISHED: 00:00 01 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:38 01 June 2017

Gareth Gates stars as Willard in Footloose: The Musical in Buxton  Photo: Matt Martin

Gareth Gates stars as Willard in Footloose: The Musical in Buxton Photo: Matt Martin


A round-up of events in and around Derbyshire in June

2nd-4th June: The Acoustic Festival of Britain: A family-friendly festival with acts including Fairport Convention, Seize The Day and The Hoosiers. Uttoxeter Racecourse, acousticfestival.co.uk

3rd June: Belper Singers: Performing in the beautiful surroundings of Haddon Hall. Bakewell, 12pm and 2pm. Free with admission to Hall. Tel: 01629 812855

4th June: Elton John: The British pop icon’s first show in Derby since 1979 promises to be a night to remember. Derbyshire County Cricket Club, 3aaa County Ground, Derby, www.derbyshireccc.com

4th June: Derby Ramathon: Cheer on this year’s entrants in the city’s half marathon, starting and finishing at Derby County’s Pride Park Stadium. Visit ramathon.co.uk

7th-11th June: RHS Chatsworth Flower Show: A highlight of the summer events calendar. The theme of the show – sponsored by Wedgwood – is ‘Design Revolutionaries’. Discover inspirational Show Gardens, visit the Artisan Kitchen Theatre, admire the Floral Marquee, and shop for quality plants and products. Chatsworth, www.chatsworth.org

10th June: Beatus Choral: An evening with the renowned chamber choir. St Helen’s Church, Etwall, 7.30pm. Tel: 01283 813377

10th June: Enrico Tomasso’s Awesome Six: A vibrant evening of entertainment with an all-star line up. Dove Jazz Club, Village Hall, Dove Holes, nr Buxton, 8pm. Tel: 01298 814722

16th & 17th June: New Opera Company: ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ – a concert of well-loved music. 16th: Mary’s Parish Centre, Darley Lane, Derby, 7.30pm. 17th: Holbrook Methodist Church, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 701886

16th June: Pride & Prejudice: Chapterhouse Theatre Company performs Jane Austen’s masterpiece in a beautiful outdoor setting. Kedleston Hall (National Trust), near Derby, 6pm. Booking essential, contact 01332 842191

18th June: Verdi’s Requiem: Buxton Musical Society is joined by Bakewell Choral Society to perform one of the greatest pieces of the choral repertoire. St John’s Church, Buxton, 7.30pm. Box Office: 01298 72190

14th-16th June: Romeo & Juliet: The renowned Oddsocks Productions breathes new life into Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet by giving it a musical ‘Mods & Rockers’ twist in an outdoor setting. Markeaton Park Craft Village, Derby. Tel: 01332 255800 or visit www.derbylive.co.uk

22nd June: Cliff Richard: To celebrate the release of his brand new album, the singer presents his Just... Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll tour. Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, www.cliffrichard.org

22nd June: Chagall String Trio: Performing the music of Bach and Beethoven alongside members of the renowned Hallé Orchestra. Bakewell Town Hall, 7.30pm. Tel: 01629 810152

23rd-25th June: The Last Revolution: Join Big Adventures and their new community theatre for a brand new musical which tells the story of the people at the heart of the Pentrich Revolution. Markeaton Park Craft Village, Derby. Tel: 01332 255800 or visit www.derbylive.co.uk

24th June: Sitwell Singers: Choral celebration featuring music by Vaughan Williams, Stanford and Chilcott amongst others. Strutts Community Centre, Belper, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 662519 or visit www.sitwellsingers.org.uk

26th-27th June: Macbeth: A musical brew of laughter and witchcraft. Outdoor performance by the excellent Oddsocks Productions. Markeaton Park Craft Village, Derby. Tel: 01332 255800 or visit www.derbylive.co.uk

27th May-4th June: Beside the Seaside in Crich: Seaside-inspired event at Crich Tramway Village, home of the National Tramway Museum. Crich, Matlock, 01773 854321, www.tramway.co.uk

9th-17th June: Derby Book Festival: Celebrating the joy of books and reading for all ages, with a programme featuring best-selling authors, local writing talent, poets, historians, politicians, illustrators, storytellers and musicians. www.derbybookfestival.co.uk

9th-11th June: Download Festival: The ‘spiritual home of rock’, and a magnet for big names on the scene – including Biffy Clyro, Aerosmith and System of a Down. Donington Park, Castle Donington, www.downloadfestival.co.uk

17th June: Chesterfield Fake Festival: A festival of tribute bands including those dedicated to Arctic Monkeys, Bon Jovi and Foo Fighters. Stand Road Recreation Ground, Chesterfield, fakefestivals.co.uk

16th-18th June: Eroica Britannia: World-renowned vintage cycling and lifestyle festival, culminating in a pre-1987 bike ride on 18th, ridden by thousands of cyclists in vintage clothes. Friden Grange, Newhaven, Buxton, eroicabritannia.co.uk

23rd June: Flower Festival: Celebrating ‘the spirit of St Chad’s Church’. Includes a concert by Harlequin Brass on 24th at 7.30pm. St Chad’s Church, Church Wilne

24th June: Duffield Carnival & Music Festival: Fairground rides, stalls, games and entertainment with a float procession onto the Meadow at 12.45pm. Music starts at 5pm with three live bands. Eyes Meadow, Duffield

24th-25th June: Festival of Leisure: Entertainment including the Stunt Riders and the Knights of the Crusaders, children’s activities, sports sessions and sideshows. Maurice Lea Memorial Park, Church Gresley, 12.30-5pm, south-derbys.gov.uk

24th-25th June: Archery: With advice from Haddon’s master bowman, ‘have a go’ at archery in the Chapel Fields. Also available to non-hall visitors. Haddon Hall, Bakewell. Tel: 01629 812855

24th June-1st July: Bradfield Music Festival: A unique festival attracting classical artistes from all over the world. Performers include Escher String Quartet and The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. St Nicholas’ Church, Bradfield. Tel: 0114 234 1209 or visit bradfieldfestivalofmusic.co.uk

25th June: Classic Car Show: In aid of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland air ambulance. Carsington, near Ashbourne, 10am-4pm

25th June: Marchington 10k: A 10k run and 2k family fun run, raising funds for St Peter’s First School. 10am start. Entries close 16th June. Visit www.facebook.com/groups/Marchington10k

24th-25th June: Derby’s Six Streets Arts Trail: Residents of the Six Streets area of Derby will open up their homes and gardens once again for the third Six Streets Arts Trail. The Arts Trail will see over 30 artists and makers displaying work in their own homes or those of friends and neighbours. Exhibitors include painters, printers, textile artists, ceramicists, photographers and jewellery makers. The Trail is free and open for all from 10am – 5pm on both days. Homes taking part in the trail will display balloons. The Six Streets area is off Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 and includes Bromley Street, Park Grove, Wheeldon Avenue, White Streets and Parkfields Drive. Visitors can find out details about the artists and locations at www.sixstreetsartstrail.co.uk or on Twitter at @SixStreetsArts

25th June: Derbyshire County Show: This year’s Derbyshire County Show will be held at Locko Park in Spondon. Highlights include an appearance by JC Balls’ Dancing Diggers, scurry driving demonstrations, a companion dog show and an expanded food fayre featuring local suppliers, alongside traditional events such as livestock displays, vintage cars and tractors, show jumping, craft stalls and floral displays. derbyshirecountyshow.org.uk


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