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What's On in and around Derbyshire during January 2020

PUBLISHED: 00:00 27 December 2019 | UPDATED: 11:37 27 December 2019

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

MUSIC, DRAMA AND CONCERTS

5th 

Organ Recital 

Director of Music Alexander Binns plays Messiaen's 'La Nativité du Seigneur'. 

Derby Cathedral, derbycathedral.org, 5pm

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18th 

John Tams & Barry Coope 

Derbyshire's John Tams - described as 'one of the ultimate British songwriters' -and his colleague of many years. 

Alstonefield Village Hall, DE6 2FR, wegottickets.com, 01335 310322, doors 7.30pm

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25th 

Kiriki Club in concert 

A stellar line up of multi-instrumentalists, this 5-piece band makes the party happen, mixing 40s/50s swing, RnB, rock and roll, with a touch of Tejano, Exotica and Klezmer. 

Crich Glebe Field Centre, 

DE4 5EU, 7.30pm, 01773 853260

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25th 

The Frog and Henry Band 

with Ewan Bleach - foot-stompingly good old-time New Orleans dance music. 

Dove Jazz Club, Village Hall, Dove Holes, SK17 8BJ, dovejazzclub.co.uk, 8pm

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31st 

Talon Acoustic 

Renowned for four-part vocal harmony, acoustic playing and laid back banter. 

Conkers Discovery Centre, Rawdon Rd, Moira, DE12 6GA, visitconkers.com/events, 

01283 216633, doors 6.30pm

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EVENTS

to 5th Jan 

Ramblers Festival of winter walks 

Free festive walks, long and short, around the county. 

See ramblers.org.uk

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1st 

Kedleston Hall New Year's Day Walk 

c.5km walk around the edge of the estate. Derby, DE22 5JH, 

01332 842191

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11th 

Derbyshire Archaeology Day 

Details of fascinating projects across the county. Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 

pre-booking essential, 

01246 345222, 9.15am

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18th 

Ghost Talks at the Mill 

Join Alistair Massey and ghostly volunteers for tales of local hauntings. Strutts North 

Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper, DE56 1YD, www.wegottickets.com/belpernorthmill, 7.30pm

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19th 

Wildest Peaks trail run 

High level/moorland winter trail running event with choice of 25.6 km and 10.6 km routes starting and finishing at Longshaw Estate. 

www.timeoutdoors.com/events/runs/Wildest-Peaks-Trail-Run

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23rd 

Sporting Dinner 

An evening of football stories and humour with Paul Merson and Phil Thompson. 

Casa Hotel, Chesterfield, S41 7JB, 01246 245999, 6pm

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25th 

Star gazing at Alvaston Park 

Annual starry event exploring the night skies with Derby & District Astronomy Society. 

Meadow Lane, DE24 8QQ, 5-9pm

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THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS

Buxton Opera House 01298 72190


2nd Sleeping Beauty, 

3rd The Nutcracker, 

4th Swan Lake, Russian State Ballet of Siberia with sublime music and dazzling dance

12th The Kinder Chorus - Singing popular choral classics

17th Lost in Music - A journey back in time to 1970s discoland!

18th Steve Steinman's Vampire's Rock present Ghost Train, featuring 30 classic rock anthems

19th Joe Brown in Concert

23rd Michael Portillo

25th The ELO Experience

26th Deep A performance about Buxton, for Buxton, performed by a local cast aged 16-30

31st Chinese New Year Spectacular acrobatics, music and dance

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Buxton Pavilion Arts Centre 01298 72190

1st Coffee Concert RNCO's Julian Liu

21st Gary Gibson and Franco Cookson - climbing legends, Buxton Adventure Festival

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Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield 01246 345222

A programme of films and live satellite broadcasts runs throughout.

15th Dance to the Music - Dance show from 1920s on by ex-Strictly Come Dancing professional Kristina Rihanoff

17th Dirty Dusting - Comedy about three cleaning ladies who decide to run a sex chat line

18th-19th The Bear - The story of a little girl who befriends a polar bear Spring Play Season

21st-25th Wait until Dark Classic thriller

28th-1st Feb Time and Time Again - Hilarious Ayckbourn comedy

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Winding Wheel, Chesterfield 01298 345222

5th Viennese New Year concert conducted by John Longstaff

18th The ELO Experience

24th The Simon and Garfunkel Story

31st The Jive Aces Big Beat Revue

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Derby Theatre 01332 593939

20th-25th Frankenstein - A brilliant new adaptation of Mary Shelley's Gothic masterpiece places the writer amongst the action

27th-1st Feb The Croft - Starring Derby's Gwen Taylor in a bold and haunting new play set in the remote Scottish Highlands where past and present interweave

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Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham 0115 989 5555

6th National Youth Orchestra of GB 

8th-12th Moscow City Ballet dancing 'Swan Lake' and 'The Nutcracker'

15th BBC Philharmonic: Discovering Vaughan Williams

23rd Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

29th The Music of Prince: New Purple Celebration

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Theatre Royal, Nottingham 0115 989 5555

14th-18th Band of Gold - World première production of Kay Mellor's thrilling new play

21st-25th Ghost Stories - Direct from the West End 'an edge-of-your-seat theatrical experience like no other'

27th-1st Feb Priscilla Queen of the Desert 

The iconic musical

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Nottingham Playhouse 0115 941 9419

14th Judy Collins award-winning singer songwriter

17th Swinging at the Cotton Club

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