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What’s On in and around Derbyshire during October

PUBLISHED: 10:58 01 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:58 01 October 2018

CoCo and the Butterfields at Matlock Town FC on 21st

CoCo and the Butterfields at Matlock Town FC on 21st

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

MUSIC, DRAMA, CONCERTS

3rd-6th

Sweeney Todd

Bolsover Drama Group with the tale of the barber’s vengeance

The Assembly Rooms, Hill Top, Bolsover, Derbyshire S44 6NG 7.15pm. Tel: 07980 337715

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4th

Juliet & Romeo

Lost Dog’s blend of dance, theatre and comedy. The star-crossed lovers have survived but, now in their 40s, are in the midst of a mid-life crisis

Déda, 19 Chapel Street, Derby, DE1 3GU, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 370911

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5th

Alma trio

The joyful sound of fiddles playing in harmony

Music at Duffield, Main Hall, Ecclesbourne School, DE56 4GS, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 843191

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5th

Jazz at Cube

Derby Jazz presents the Camilla George Quartet who pay homage to jazz traditions while drawing on calypso influences

Déda, 19 Chapel Street, Derby, DE1 3GU, 8pm. Tel: 01332 370911

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5th & 6th

A choir’d taste and London Camerata string quartet

Melbourne’s talented mixed voice choir – Melbourne Festival event

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street Melbourne DE73 8GF, 7pm. Tel: 07962 430450

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10th

Padley thanksgiving concert

Performances by 12 Derbyshire schools celebrating the Harvest Festival and the work of the Padley charity

Derby Cathedral, 7pm. Tel: 01332 774480

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12th

A band called Malice

The definitive Jam tribute’ – Melbourne Festival.

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF Doors open 7pm. Tel: 01332 863522

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20th

The Freetime Old Dixie Jass Band

Check-shirted Festival favourites from Holland

Dove Jazz Club, Dove Holes, near Buxton, 8pm. Tel: 01298 814722

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20th

LaDéDa Cabaret

Burlesque performers, an acrobat and an aerial artiste.

Déda, 19 Chapel Street, Derby, DE1 3GU, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 370911

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27th

Live jazz

with Trombone virtuoso Annie Whitehead – Melbourne Festival.

Melbourne Parish Church, Church Square, DE73 8EN, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 830585

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27th

Stephen Fearing

Acoustic guitar and a great voice.

Peak Concerts, Imperial Rooms, Matlock, DE4 3NL, 8pm, visit peakconcerts.co.uk

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EVENTS

3rd

Brailsford Ploughing Match

A traditional celebration of the countryside and rural life

White Meadow Farm, Moor Lane

Osmaston, Ashbourne, DE6 1NA

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3rd-4th Nov

We are Bess

New exhibition retells the story of Bess of Hardwick Hall

nationaltrust.org.uk/hardwick

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5-7th

Derby folk festival

John Tams & Barry Coope, Lucy Ward, Sinfonia Viva, Eliza Carthy, Kim and The Greenwood, Sam Kelly, Sally Barker – to name but a few of the great names appearing

Visit www.derbyfolkfestival.co.uk

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5th-7th

Ashover vintage festival of light

Billed as ‘Blackpool in miniature in the heart of Derbyshire’

Ashover Showground, Milken Lane, S45 0AB

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6th

Bavarian night at conkers

Oktoberfest with oompah band and hot supper

Moira, Swadlincote, DE12 6GA, 6.30pm, Tel: 01283 216633

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6th

Steampunk Day

A feast of fun and science-fantasy.

Crich Tramway Village, Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5DP

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6-7th, 13-14th, 20-21st, 27-28th

Matlock Bath illuminations

Parade of decorated boats Saturday 7.45pm & 9.30pm, Sunday 7.30pm, fireworks at 9pm on Saturdays.

Derwent Gardens, Matlock Bath

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8th

Astronomy night

See the stars with an expert

Creswell Crags Visitor Centre, Worksop, S80 3LH, 7.30pm

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13th

Derby Cathedral abseil in aid of Rainbows

Call 01509 638006 for details

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13th

Walk the Great Ridge

Guided walk for the ‘Mend our Mountains’ campaign

Castleton car park, call 07870 778585

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21st

The Great British Tea Festival

For all things tea-related

The Roundhouse, Derby DE24 8JE, 10am-4pm

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26th

Halloween murder mystery

Murder mystery and dinner

Kedleston Hall, Derby DE22 5JD, 7pm, Tel: 01332477222

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26th-28th

Repton literary festival

Exciting new event in the historic village

View www.reptonliteraryfestival

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27th-28th

Halloween at Renishaw Hall

A family pumpkin trail around the gardens. Renishaw Hall, 10.30-4pm, 01246432310

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27th-28th

Scare Fest

Prepare to be scared - ages 14+, 7pm – or family Spooktacular with stories, 4-6.30pm

Creswell Crags, Crags Road, Worksop, Derbyshire S80 3LH

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27th-4th Nov

(Un) Natural Trail

Follow the Halloween Trail to learn about the creepy side of nature! Children’s Halloween event

Shipley Country Park DE75 7GX, 10.30am-3.30pm, 01773 719961

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27th-4th Nov

Creepy crawlies trail

Explore the gardens at Sudbury Hall. Sudbury Hall, 10-5pm, 01283 585337

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27th-4th Nov

Matlock Bath Frankenstein Festival

A village festival with story telling, music evenings, film shows etc. thefrankensteinfestival.co.uk

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29th-3rd November

‘Starlight’ event

Crich Tramway Village after dark with events and late-running trams

Crich, 01773 854321

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THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE 
01298 72190

4th John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest

7th The Hallé

The Magic of the Musicals - gala in aid of Blythe House Hospice

8th Tassels - An evening of Burlesque

9th Steeleye Span in concert

13th Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

15th The Etta James Story

17th Maximum Rhythm n’ Blues with The Manfreds special guest Georgie Fame

19th-20th English Youth Ballet with a glittering double bill

21st An audience with Simon Reeve the adventurer, author and TV presenter’s first theatre tour

22nd-27th The Case of the Frightened Lady The Classic Thriller Company returns with Edgar Wallace’s gripping tale.

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POMEGRANATE Theatre, Chesterfield 
01246 345222

WINDING WHEEL, Chesterfield 01298 345222

4th Rock’n’Roll Paradise - Back to the 60s

20th He Writes the Songs - Tribute to Barry Manilow

25th Dave Spikey - His journey from working class lad to comedy performer

30th That’ll Be The Day - The Rock & Roll variety production

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DERBY THEATRE 
01332 593939

12th-14th Camden People’s Theatre’s Come As You Are Festival - A host of performances and workshops that look into ‘all the world’s issues regarding female, male, between and beyond’

23rd-27th Dishoom! - A new play set in summer 1978. Inspired by a Bollywood classic, Simon and Baljit find their inner superheroes and set out to change their world

28th Comedy: Ross Noble

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GUILDHALL THEATRE, DERBY 
01332 255800

10th The Devil’s Bride

Play based on the chilling Gothic horror story by Sheridan Le Fanu

17th-20th All Shook Up

Hit musical comedy based around the hits of Elvis Presley

24th-27th The Creation of Frankenstein

The Lost Boys return with possibly the greatest horror story ever told

rOYAL cONCERT hALL, nOTTINGHAM
0115 989 5555

1st Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited

Treating fans to many favourite hits – Hackett, band & 41-piece orchestra

10th James Martin

The superstar chef returns

12th BBC Philharmonic

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony plus Debussy, Glazunov and Bartók

20th CBSO: The Music of Star Wars

23rd-24th Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

27th RAF in Concert Centenary Tour

30th Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra Beethoven, Bach and Bernstein

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THEATRE ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM
 0115 989 5555

4th-6th Northern Ballet Theatre – The Three Musketeers - Adventure, romance and intrigue!

9th-13th Dracula - A new stage adaptation that uses the latest technology to keep you on the edge of your seats!

16th-20th Shakespeare in Love A sparkling stage adaptation of the 1998 film

22nd-27th Rebus: Long Shadows Bringing Ian Rankin’s popular detective to the stage for the first time

30th-3rd Nov Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Nottingham Operatic Society’s 125th Anniversary show

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NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE 
0115 941 9419

5th-20th Kindertransport

A revival of Diane Samuels’ play that delves into the past of a German Jewish woman sent to England during WWII

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Though care has been taken to ensure accuracy of dates and times, it is always advisable to verify the details.

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