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

PUBLISHED: 00:00 01 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:22 02 November 2017

The Head Wrap Diaries at Crich Glebe Centre

The Head Wrap Diaries at Crich Glebe Centre


A round-up of events in November...

1st & 16th November Ghost Walks: Derby historian and paranormal expert Richard Felix leads a tour of Darley Abbey Mills, mill workers’ cottages, Darley Park and St Matthew’s School, ending at the Abbey pub. In aid of Rainbows Hospice. Booking essential. Meet 6.45pm, North Mill car park, Darley Abbey Mills, darleyabbeyghostwalk.com

1st November Fire & Ice Walk: Face your fears by taking part in a sponsored charity fire walk or ice walk – or both – in aid of Treetops Hospice Care. Treetops, Risley. Tel: 0115 949 1264 or visit treetopshospice.org.uk

3rd November Charity Barn Dance: Volunteers and supporters of Buxton’s Helen Atkin Group, Riding for the Disabled (RDA) celebrate the charity’s 30th anniversary in style. Devonshire Dome, Buxton. Tel: 0330 111 1213

4th November Luminate Lantern & Light Festival: Watch an illuminated Morris Dance performance, see the musical lantern procession and view illuminations around Derby Arboretum. The Orangery, Derby Arboretum, 5pm-8pm. Visit www.inderby.org.uk

5th November Dovedale Dash: A 4 ¾ mile cross country race, run by over 1,200 people of all abilities. Thorpe, Dovedale. Race starts 11am. Visit dovedaledash.co.uk

9th November Taste of Christmas Evening: An exclusive evening at Croots Farm Shop near Duffield. Enjoy a range of food and drink, including the new Croots Christmas range and browse the shop at your leisure. With plenty of mince pies, mulled wine and music by Neil White from Toasted Audio, what better way to spend an evening. Plus, get 10% off your shopping basket! Free to attend. Croots Farm Shop, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, 5.30-8pm

10th-12th November C W Sellors Christmas Wishes Showcase: Now in its 17th year, this splendid jewellery showcase is the largest event of its kind in the UK, inviting people to get into the spirit of Christmas by immersing them in the world of fine jewellery and luxury watches – this time with a Dickensian twist! Chatsworth House, www.cwsellorschristmas.co.uk.

11th November Derby Choral Union: ‘Dawn to Eternity’ – a magical evening of music from Gjeilo, Fauré and Bach. St Osmund’s Church, London Rd, Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 702162

11th November Remembrance Day Proms Night: A spectacular Proms night with the British Police Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Jenkinson and soprano Claire Prewer. Music at Duffield, Ecclesbourne School, Duffield, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 841503

11th November Rolleston Choral Society: ‘God Bless America’ – featuring the music of Whitacre, Barber and Lauridsen. St Mary’s Church, Rolleston-on-Dove, 7.30pm. Tel: 01283 813377

11th November The Head Wrap Diaries: Uchenna Dance presents a vibrant professional show combining story-telling with traditional and contemporary African dance, set to R’n’B and Ghanaian pop music. Live & Local, Crich Glebe Field Centre, 7.30pm. Tel: 01773 853260

11th-12th November Fabulous Places Christmas Market: Over 100 hand-selected stallholders will be selling their wares – ranging from home-made food, jewellery and gifts to accessories for the home and garden – in the spectacular surroundings of the Grade II listed Derby Roundhouse. Alongside festive refreshments there will be a pop-up tea room and, for the first time this year, a series of festive workshops, giving visitors the chance to learn festive brush calligraphy or create mini gingerbread houses, decorative paper trees and winter floral decorations (booking essential). The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE, derbyshirechristmasmarket.co.uk

13th-14th November Oktoberfest: Showcasing the best in traditional German and Bavarian cuisine and authentic beer, with entertainment from an Oompah band. Derby Market Place, Derby

15th-18th November Sister Act: A brilliant adaptation by New Mills Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society. New Mills Art Theatre. Tel: 07597 642673

17th November Mawkin: With a host of rousing folk songs and instrumentals, the band modernises traditional folk material with its own touch. Bakewell Town Hall, 7.30pm. Tel: 01629 810152

17th-19th November Winter Artisan Market: Local artisans will be selling a range of quality items for the home and garden, seasonal food and drink, and arts and crafts in the atmospheric surroundings of Haddon Hall – a magical and romantic location for a winter market. Haddon Hall, Bakewell DE45 1LA, www.haddonhall.co.uk

17th November-5th December Chatsworth Christmas Market: Browse over 100 high quality stalls selling fine gifts and decorations, homeware, seasonal produce, jewellery, clothing and inspired stocking fillers. Then take a break from shopping and enjoy a glass of mulled wine or German beer at one of the outdoor bars, whilst listening to live music and sampling hot food including gourmet burgers and sausages, pork rolls, pancakes and churros. Chatsworth House, Bakewell DE45 1PP, www.chatsworth.org

18th November Belper Singers: ‘Songs of Light’ – a programme of choral music from the 16th to the 21st centuries. All proceeds to Treetops Hospice Care. Christ Church, The Triangle, Bridge Street, Belper, 7.30pm. Tel: 07990 658071

18th November Derby Bach Choir & Derventio Brass: One of the East Midlands’ leading choirs presents Rutter’s ‘Gloria’ – an evening of music for voices and brass. Derby Cathedral, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 344842

18th November Lady Maisery: The folk trio performs music from the critically acclaimed new album ‘Cycle’. A New Mills Festival Fundraiser event. St George’s Church, New Mills, High Peak, 7.45pm. Tel: 07753 842861

18th November Megson: Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the Teesside husband and wife duo bring an infectious mix of ‘heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars’. Imperial Rooms, Matlock, 8pm. Tel: 01246 860022

18th November Ring of Fire: From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success. Live & Local, Crich Glebe Field Centre, 7.30 pm. Tel: 01773 853260

18th-19th November Peak Village Christmas Market: Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at this festive market and Christmas lights switch-on event, which includes stalls selling handcrafted gifts and delicious food and drink, plus live entertainment for all ages. Makers mini-markets which showcase everything from handmade food to jewellery, all made in Derbyshire and the surrounding areas, will also be held on 12th November and 10th December. Peak Shopping Village, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley DE4 2JE, peakshoppingvillage.com

19th November Chesterfield Christmas Market: Chesterfield will be bathed in a magical glow at its annual Christmas lights switch-on event and market. There will be festive entertainment, stalls, games and rides in the Market Place and New Square, whilst from 3.30pm onwards a glittering stage show with Peak FM will provide plenty of action for the whole family. Market Place and New Square, Chesterfield S40 1AH www.chesterfield.gov.uk

21st-25th November Curtain Up on Murder: The Marlowe Players presents Bettine Manktelow’s dramatic comedy. Darley Abbey Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tel: 07961 607372

23rd November A Christmas Carol: Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story is brought to life by Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Pavilion Arts Centre, St John’s Road, Buxton, 7.30pm. Tel: 01298 72 190

24th-26th November Buxton Festival Book Weekend: A weekend of talks by top authors including Tony Robinson, Jeremy Vine, Sir Vince Cable, Alison Weir, Simon Heffer and John Higgs. Buxton Pavilion Arts Centre. Visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk/events

25th November Hot Fingers with Emily Campbell: An eclectic mix of vintage acoustic music, from the red hot jazz of 1920s’ New York to sophisticated 1930s’ swing. Dove Jazz Club, Village Hall, Dove Holes, nr Buxton, 8pm. Tel: 01298 814722

25th-26th November Pots and Pix: A selling exhibition of Liz Tatam’s stoneware ceramics, made and fired in Ambergate, plus a display of historic photographs and slide shows featuring the Cromford Canal through the ages by Hugh Potter. Bankfield, Chase Road, Ambergate, 11am-5pm, canalsidepotters.co.uk

25th-26th November Bakewell Christmas Market: This ‘quintessentially English Christmas market’ includes traders from the town’s popular Monday market plus over 80 seasonal stalls selling a selection of speciality festive foods and wines from the Peak District, unique arts and crafts, and innovative gifts. Entertainment on Saturday includes live music, festive singing from local schools and choirs, and the Christmas lights switch-on event in Bath Gardens at 4.45pm – whilst a highlight on Sunday will be a visit from Santa’s reindeer. Market Street, Bakewell DE45 1DS

26th November & 10th December Mercia Marina Christmas Market: Europe’s largest inland marina will provide a scenic backdrop for two unique Christmas shopping experiences in the south of county. There will be stalls selling gifts, handmade items, food and drink on 26th November, plus a food and festivities market on 10th December, with rousing live entertainment and seasonal refreshments.Findern Lane, Willington, Derby DE65 6DW, www.merciamarina.co.uk


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