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Events

Nigel Powlson meets the stars who will be heading to Derby Arena for this year’s spectacular Christmas production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

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

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During the Christmas season many towns and villages throughout the Peak District mount inviting displays of Christmas lights. They include Castleton, Great Hucklow and Chapel-en-le-Frith, which feature spectacular displays of brightly-illuminated Christmas trees, creating a fabulous three-centre ‘festival of trees’ that seems particularly fitting for an area that once was at the heart of the Royal Forest of the Peak.

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A guide to some of the best pantomimes and festive shows in and around the county

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Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to soak up the magic than at a local Christmas market?

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Christmas Peak District

The Christmas lights switch-on marks the start of the festive period in the centre of our towns and villages. We’ve compiled a list of what’s happening in your area.

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Christmas

It’s time to wrap up warm and enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks. Here are some of the best local events...

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Autumn Things to do in Derbyshire

As well as a chance to greet familiar faces, Peak District Artisans’ autumn event offers an opportunity to meet some new members...

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A mini guide to spooky Halloween events, walks and activities in Derbyshire and the Peak District

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Autumn Things to do in Derbyshire

The first ever National GetOutside Day takes place on Sunday 30 September with the aim of getting 1 million people active outdoors across the UK.

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Chatsworth’s weekend festival of art returns from 21st to 23rd September with talks by pre-eminent artists, curators, collectors and writers

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It’s festival time in South Derbyshire.

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The 17-day Festival begins on 7th September.

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Mary Berry talks to Pat Ashworth about why she loves the Chatsworth Country Fair

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Chatsworth

Buxton International Festival returns from 6th to 22nd July, promising a vibrant mix of opera, music and books.

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One of the region’s premier chamber choirs, the Derwent Singers, marks its 50th anniversary this year

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Local opera singer Damian Thantrey has added another string to his bow as he takes over as Artistic Director of this year’s Lichfield Festival. Nigel Powlson reports.

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