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What's On in and around Derbyshire during April

PUBLISHED: 09:36 02 April 2019 | UPDATED: 09:36 02 April 2019

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

MUSIC, DRAMA AND CONCERTS

3rd-6th

Brassed Off

The 1994 tale of a pit brass band’s national championship victory.

Duchess Theatre, Chatsworth Centre, Long Eaton, NG10 1EF

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6th

DERBY Bach Choir

Conducted by Richard Roddis, Derby Cathedral, 7.30pm, 01332 344842

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7th

NO 1 Ladies Accordion Orchestra

A Sunday afternoon concert with tea and cake. Youlgreave Village Hall, 1.30pm, 0115 9858104

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7th

Dream of Gerontius

Buxton Musical Society perform Elgar’s classic.

St John’s Church, Buxton, 7.30pm, 01298 72190

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10th-13th

The Yeoman of the Guard

Melbourne Operatic Society with the G&S favourite. 7.30pm, Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton, 07763 278981

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10th-13th

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Good Companions Stage Society presents the American classic. 7.30pm, Repton School - 400 Hall Theatre, derbylive.co.uk

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12th

Sergei Podobedov

One of the world’s great concert pianists. 7pm, Shottle Hall

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13th

Brass for a Cause

Derwent Brass presents a concert for charity. 7.30pm, Landau Forte, Derby, derbylive.co.uk

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13th

The Froe in concert

Spine-tingling mix of folk and classical with sweet vocals. Crich Glebe Field Centre, Crich, DE4 5EU, 7.30pm. 01773 853260

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13th

A4 Brass Quartet Young Chamber

Ensemble of players from the UK’s leading brass bands. Music at Duffield, St Alkmund’s Church, DE56 4BA, 7.30pm, 01332 841503

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13th

the Joys of Spring

Derby Choral Union sing Beethoven and Vivaldi. 7.30pm, Derby Cathedral

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13th

Joint Concert

by Bakewell & District Community Choir and Bakewell Silver Band fund-raising for 60th anniversary of the Old House Museum. 7.30pm, Lady Manners School, Bakewell, 01629 814167

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17th

Sinfonia Viva

Programme includes Tchaikovsky’s ‘Serenade for Strings’ and Finzi’s jaunty Concerto. 7.30pm, Derby Central Library, derbylive.co.uk

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17th-20th

Dick Whittington

Panto time again. Landau Forte, Derby, derbylive.co.uk

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18th

Georgia Mancio

Chesterfield Jazz presents the award-winning jazz vocalist.

Club Chesterfield, Chester Street, S40 1DL, 8.30pm

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20th

The Wabash

Jazzmen driving, banjo-led trad jazz with fresh vibrant style.

The Village Hall, Dove Holes, SK17 8BJ, 8pm, 01298 814722

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20th

Tom Mcconville Band

From fast dance tunes to slow airs and fronted by dynamic fiddle-playing – folk, country, jazz, blues and rock and roll. The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, 8pm, peak-concerts.co.uk, 01246 860022

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26th

The History of Ireland

New show that re-writes the History of Ireland from a female perspective, using theatre, comedy and dance 7.30pm, Déda, Derby, 01332 370911

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27th

Wendy Kirkland

Celebrated Derbyshire pianist and jazz singer 7.30pm, Derby Cathedral, derbylive.co.uk

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4th-29th

‘Coal, Community and Change (1965-2015)’

Photographic exhibition about the East Midlands’ coal industry. Chesterfield Museum, S41 7TD

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5th-7th

Spring Artisan Market

Talented makers inside and an outside food area. 10am-5pm, Haddon Hall, DE45 1LA

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7th

Wirksworth Big Book Day

For one 
day only the town turns into Derbyshire’s Hay-on-Wye. Sure to be good! 10-4pm, Wirksworth

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9th

Seasonal Park walk

A guided walk in the grounds of the Chatsworth estate. 10am, www.chatsworth.org 01246 565300

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12th

Brampton Brewery Tour

About the original Brewery and the brewing process, 7.30pm, Chatsworth Business Park, Chesterfield, S40 2AR, 
01246 221680

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14th

Codnor Castle Heritage Trust Open Day

Guided tours of the early medieval ruins and talk, 12 and 2pm. Castle Farm, Castle Lane, NG16 5PQ, 11am-3.30pm

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14th, 27th, 28th

Peak District Spring Foraging Course

What to look for, 2.5hr walk, refreshments. The Miners Arms, Water Lane, Eyam, S32 5RG, 
12-3.30pm book at: 
wildfooduk.com

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19th

Good Friday Rock

Listen from the village green as Cressbrook Band plays from Bull Tor in a tradition that predates World War I. Cressbrook village SK17 8SX, 12 noon

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20th

St George’s Day

Celebrations A parade led by St George and the dragon, dancing, craft fair and lots of English eccentricity, 11-4pm, Derby City Centre

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20th

Heage Windmill

Visit the iconic landmark as it officially opens for the season.

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THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS

Buxton Opera House 01298 72190

4th Bootleg Beatles - Premier tribute band traces the Fab Four’s journey

5th Conrad Anker ‘Hold Fast: Yosemite to Everest to Meru’, one of the greatest mountaineers of our time, the man who located Mallory’s body on Everest

7th Annual Gala Concert by young local musicians of the Peak District Music Centres’ ensembles

11th The Carpenters Story concert-style production featuring all the hit songs

13th The Solid Silver 60s Show with Peter Noone, Brian Poole and Dave Berry with Vanity Fare

14th Stewart Francis the comedian’s last tour - ever.

18th The Take That Experience

19th Let’s Hang On tribute to Franki Valli & the Four Seasons

20th Tom Paxton & the DonJuans the US folk icon with special guests

21st The Drifters the legendary group returns with a new show

26th Russell Kane the comedian’s new tour

28th That’ll be the Day Rock & Roll spectacular

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Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield 01246 345222

1st-6th The Lady Vanishes - Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield lead a star cast in this Bill Kenwright production of the classic thriller

7th The Lindisfarne Story celebration of the talented band

10th The Odyssey hilarious new verse adaptation by the Pantaloons

13th Beauty & the Beast Easter pantomime with Kerry Katona and Basil Brush

14th The Trials of Oscar Wilde European Arts Company’s acclaimed dramatisation

25th-27th The Devil’s Disciple Chesterfield Theatre Co. with George Bernard Shaw’s theatre classic

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Winding Wheel, Chesterfield 01298 345222

5th The Story of Guitar Heroes Phil Walker and band with live concert-style ‘rockumentry’

12th The Little Mix Experience

13th The Bon Jovi Experience 20th 80s Mania

27th Some Guys Have All the Luck Rod Stewart tribute

28th The Nat King Cole Songbook featuring Andy Abraham

30th Menopause the Musical musical comedy bringing together four very different women who meet at a department store sale

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Derby Theatre 01332 593939

5th-20th The Jungle Book Stunning sets and costumes, catchy music and plenty of magic are promised in this new home production of Mowgli’s jungle adventures with Shere Khan, Baloo and Bagheera

23rd-27th The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro’s Booker Prize-winning novel of 1930s/50s England has been transformed into an exquisite stage play

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Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham 0115 989 5555

1st UB40 celebrating 40 years since they first performed

6th Hallé Orchestra including Sibelius’ Violin Concerto with Russian violinist Viktoria Mullova

8th Sing-a-long-a film join in with ‘The Greatest Showman’

9th Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters

10th An evening with Alfie Boe: As Time Goes By

13th Hello Again - the story of Neil Diamond

20th Michael Ball

26th Simon & Garfunkel through the years tribute

27th Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy

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Theatre Royal, Nottingham 0115 989 5555

2nd-6th Rock of Ages the smash hit musical with Strictly’s Kevin Clifton in the lead role

6th Heritage Open Day free opportunity to explore theatre archives and tour backstage

9th-13th Turn of the Screw a new adaptation of the Gothic ghost tale by Henry James

15th-20th Rough Crossing Tom Stoppard’s play involving two famous playwrights, a jealous composer, an unorthodox waiter, and a mistimed lifeboat drill

23rd-4th Motown the Musical

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Nottingham Playhouse 
0115 941 9419

15th-18th Easter Family Fest a fun-filled week of family activities

23rd The Long Walk Back England cricketing all-rounder Chris Lewis’s journey back from the brink of despair

24th Charge Motionhouse’s exhilarating new multi-media dance show

25th-27th NT Connections drama as part of the National Theatre’s nationwide youth theatre festival.

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