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What's On in and around Derbyshire during October

PUBLISHED: 09:50 30 September 2019 | UPDATED: 09:50 30 September 2019

Austentatious (c) Robert Viglasky

Austentatious (c) Robert Viglasky

as supplied

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

4th-6th

Derby Folk Weekender

Concerts at Derby Cathedral and Old Bell Hotel plus Guildhall and fringe events with music, dancing and craft fair. Artists include Sam Kelly & Ruth Notman, Rachael McShane, Kongero, De Temps Antan, Andy Irvine & Luke Jackson, The Willows.

Details: derbyfolkfestival.co.uk Booking: derbylive.co.uk, 01332 255800

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5th

Music at Duffield

RNCM gold medal winning pianist Maxim Kinasov's programme includes Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Brahms.

St Alkmund's Church, DE56 4BA, 7.30pm, musicatduffield.com

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5th

Choros Amici

Former winners of Sainsbury's Choir of the Year.

Melbourne Parish Church, DE73 8EN, 7pm, melbournefestival.co.uk

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6th

It Is Now

A charming, funny, immersive play with a Swinging 60s soundtrack.

Crich Glebe Field Centre, DE4 5EU, 7.30pm

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6th

Bolsover Festival of Brass

50 bands compete in this leading contest.

Heritage High School, Clowne, S43 4QG, 9am-9pm

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12th

Sitwell singers concert

Fauré's Requiem and Tchaikovsky motets with organist Tom Corfield.

St John's Church, Mill Street, Derby, DE1 3HZ, 7.30pm, sitwellsingers.org.uk, 01332 662519

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12th

Sergei Podobedov

Remarkable Russian-born pianist now living in Belper.

Strutt's Community Centre, Belper, 7.30pm, derbylive.co.uk

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16th-19th

A View from the Bridge

Arthur Miller's classic play staged with powerful innovation.

Repton School - 400 Hall, DE65 6FH, 7.30pm, 07960248192

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16th

Larkins

New Manchester guitar-pop collective.

The Venue, Derby, 7pm, larkinsband.com.

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18th-20th

The Big Bif Weekend

Autumnal addition to the town's July festival with opera, music and great authors Poulenc, Ruskin 200, Pam Ayres.

buxtonfestival.co.uk, 01298 72190

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19th

Christine Collister & Michael FIX

Interpretations of classic pop/folk/rock songs.

Alstonefield, DE6 2FR, 7.30pm, wegottickets.com

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19th

Adrian cox presents 'Profoundly Blue'

The music of Louisiana clarinettist Edmond Hall.

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

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23rd

Mozart's symphony no. 40 Sinfonia Viva led by Frank Zielhorst

also playing Schumann and Grieg.

Derby Cathedral, 7.30pm, derbylive.co.uk

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26th

Melrose quartet

Exciting Sheffield-based folk singers and musicians.

Imperial Rooms, Matlock, peak-concerts.co.uk, 8pm

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26th

Choral concert

Dalesmen Male Voice Choir and Derby a Cappella join forces for a free concert with retiring collection in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

St Alkmund's Church, Duffield, 7pm.

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26th

The Pitmen Poets

Music, song and the spoken word.

Buxton Pavilion, 7.30pm, 01298 72190

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2nd

Brailsford Ploughing Match

Ploughing plus traditional hedge laying competitions. Craft and working exhibitions plus cookery, handicraft, garden produce.

Sapperton Manor, Church Broughton, DE65 5AU, 9am

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4th-6th

Renishaw Hall Poetry

Celebrate National Poetry Day on a Poetrees event.

Details at renishaw-hall.co.uk, 01246 432310

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6th

Open Garden for NGS Meynell

Langley's Victorian style trials garden closes the season, includes apple tasting.

Lodge Lane, Kirk Langley, DE6 4NT, 10am-4pm

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6th

Festival of Wood & Country Crafts

British Stickmakers Guild event.

Bakewell Agricultural Centre, 10am-4pm, thebsg.org.uk

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13th

The Great British Tea Festival

A celebration of all things tea.

The Roundhouse, Derby, 10am-4pm, greatbritishteafestival.co.uk

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19th-20th

The Robin Hood Pageant

Medieval re-enactments, minstrels, falconry, Knights of Nottingham in action...

Newstead Abbey Park, NG15 8NA, 11am-4pm, visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk

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25th-27th

First Derby Book Festival

Autumn edition Fiction and non-fiction events focusing on politics, thrillers and biography - Sir Vince Cable MP, Kamal Ahmed, Raynor Winn, Nicci French, Helen Mort, Joanna Cannon and lots more.

derbybookfestival.co.uk

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25th-27th

Repton Literary Festival

Literature, art, poetry. Celebrated actors and writers include David Bradley, Nick Burns, Christian Birmingham, Stephen Booth, Cat Jarman, Mark Cocker, Hilary Benn and more. Also live music, food and drink,

reptonliteraryfestival.co.uk

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26th

Wirksworth Wizarding Day

Magic and wonder, broomsticks, witches and wizards return to the town. Storytelling, train rides, fly on the zip wire at Mount Cook.

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26th-29th

Market Festival

Events include 1940s & Flea Market, Chesterfield CAMRA market beer festival, artisan market, Crooked Spire exhibition, ghost walk (30th).

Details at visitchesterfield.info

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27th

National Omnium 2019

The national final promises fast-paced and exciting cycling.

Derby Arena, 01332 255800, 11am

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THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS

Buxton Opera House 01298 72190

2nd Lulu 'On Fire' - a show packed with memorable hits from a career spanning over 50 years

3rd The Dreamboys Action-packed show billed as 'the very best girls night out in the UK'

4th Josh Widdicombe The engaging stand-up comedian

5th ABBA Forever Top UK tribute show sure to capture the party mood

7th The Ballroom Boys Ian Waite and Vincent Simone of Strictly Come Dancing fame with a new production

8th Jimmy Carr 'Terribly Funny'

9th Rhod Gilbert 'The Book of John'

11th, 12th English Touring Opera 
Mozart's 'The Seraglio' (11th) and Kurt Weill's 'The Silver Lake' (12th) - entertaining and compelling

13th Sinatra Raw On tour following a sell-out West End season

16th Lloyd Cole The singer-songwriter returns to his home town with his latest 2019 tour 'From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork'

17th Austentatious Improvised comedy conjuring up a new 'lost' Jane Austen novel at each show

18th Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Experience 31st anniversary tribute show

19th Greg Minnaar Talk by one of the greatest ever mountain bikers

23rd Don Quixote Russian State Ballet and Opera House with lavish, spell-binding full-production ballet

25th Anything for Love The Meat Loaf Story

26th That'll Be The Day Show featuring hits from the 50s to the 80s

29th Al Stewart on tour

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Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield 01246 345222

30th Sep-5th Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story 30th anniversary tour of the award-winning West End show

7th-12th The Mousetrap The longest-running show in the history of theatre, starring Susan Penhaligon

15th-16th Silas Marner George Eliot's classic novel is brought to the stage

17th Ruby Wax

18th Masque of the Red Death adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's horror story

20th Othello Pantaloons Theatre Co. with Shakespeare's intense tragedy relocated to a jazz-age setting

23rd-25th Gym & Tonic John Godber's comedy - is a health farm the place to fix a failing marriage?

26th The Wizard of Oz a ballet adaptation of the famous tale

27th Les Musicals Jonathan Ansell (G4) and Jai McDowell (Britain's Got Talent) with songs from the musicals

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Winding Wheel, Chesterfield 01298 345222

3rd Go Now - The Music of the Moody Blues

4th The Stones the music of the Rolling Stones

6th Charlie Landsborough

8th Salzburg Mozart Gala with K&K Philharmonic orchestra

11th A Country Night in Nashville

28th That'll Be the Day

29th Doug Scott - with the thrilling tale of his ascent of the Ogre in Karakoram with Chris Bonington

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Derby Theatre 01332 593939

3rd-5th Barnum Derby Youth Musical Theatre with the circus musical

6th Kind of Blue the Tony Kofi Sextet with the Miles Davis' jazz milestone

7th-12th The Lady Vanishes Gwen Taylor and Andrew Lancel lead the cast for this classic thriller

14th-19th Blood Brothers the legendary Willy Russell musical

22nd-26th Two Trains Running a modern classic set in Pittsburgh, 1969

27th An evening with Lesley Garrett song and conversation

28th Trying It On The protagonist looks back at his student beliefs in 1968 and wonders 'Has the world changed or have I?'

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Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham 0115 989 5555

2nd Aled Jones and Russell Watson

3rd Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Yuri Simonov; Peter Donohue plays Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 4

8th-9th Dada Masilo: Giselle presented by Dance Consortium

15th The Hallé

22nd Will Young

26th OMD: 40 years - Greatest Hits

30th An Audience with Simon Reeve the world-famous adventurer recounts tales of his travels to remote and extreme corners of the planet

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Theatre Royal, Nottingham 0115 989 5555

10th-13th The Gruffalo live on stage

15th-19th Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

21st-26th Prism following a sold-out run at London's Hampstead Theatre and starring Ilkeston-born Robert Lindsay and Tara Fitzgerald. Witty and poignant play based on the life of Hollywood master Jack Cardiff

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Nottingham Playhouse 0115 941 9419

8th-19th Amplify Festival A showcase of exciting new work from across the Midlands

12th Graeme Swann and Henry Blofeld Dancing down the Wicket

17th Ronnie Scott's All Stars 60th anniversary tour

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