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What's On in and around Derbyshire during August

PUBLISHED: 10:32 31 July 2019 | UPDATED: 10:32 31 July 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

Summer Proms

Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, with soprano Emily Haig, play traditional favourites - plus firework finale.

National Memorial Arboreturm, Croxall Rd, Alrewas DE13 7AR, 6pm, 01283 245100, thenma.org.uk

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3rd

Much A Do About Nothing

An inventive take on Shakespeare's play performed outdoors.

Cromford Mills, 7pm, threeinchfools.com

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3rd

Derby Sound

One day pop festival, stars include Rudimental, Rita Ora, The Vamps.

Pattonair County Ground, ticketmaster.co.uk

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4th

Music in the Garden

Sam & Ella, Lucy Hill Music, tea and cake.

Old Queen Farm, Snelston, DE6 2DP 2-4.30pm

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7th

Organ Recital Series

Recital by Worcester Cathedral's Nicholas Freestone. Also 14th - Simon Russell of Nantwich Church; 21st - Roger Sayer of Temple Church, London; 28th - Edward Turner of Derby Cathedral.

Derby Cathedral, 7.45pm, 01332 255800

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7th, 24th

Midsummer Night's Dream

Outdoor performance by the Lord Chamberlain's Men.

Chatsworth (7th) 7.30pm, chatsworth.org/events; Kedleston Hall (24th) 0344 2491895

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5th-10th

Here be dragons!

The Babbling Vagabonds with a walking story-telling adventure.

Markeaton Park Craft Village, Derby, 11am & 2pm, 01332 255800

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14th Much Ado About Nothing

A riotous bicycle-powered interpretation of the comedy by the Handlebards. A taster for New Mills Festival in Sep.

High Lea Park, New Mills, 6.30pm

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17th

Talon - Best of the Eagles

Eagles hits from the timeless back catalogue.

Conkers, Moira DE12 6BD 7.30pm, see visitconkers.com for other music event details

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24th

An evening of Queen

Stars of London's West End perform an outdoor concert.

Pattonair County Ground, Derby, 7.30pm, 01332 255800

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30th

Jon Allen & Band

Highly-acclaimed soulful singer-songwriter - a certain sell-out.

Medway Centre, Bakewell, wegottickets.com

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EVENTS

2nd

Derby old gaol ghost hunt

A night of ghost hunting!

50-51 Friargate, Derby DE1 1DF, 9pm-2am, dusktilldawnevents.co.uk

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3rd

World Hen Racing Championships

'The most eggcentric of events'.

Barley Mow, Bonsall, DE4 2AY, 12 noon

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3rd-4th

Cromford Steam Rally

Back to the days of steam - includes old-time fair rides.

Highacres Farm, Brackenfield, DE55 6DB

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4th

Hot August Night

Outdoor family music festival with tribute acts.

Mickleover Sports Club, Derby DE3 9FL, 2pm, ticketsource.co.uk

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8th-11th

Bloodstock Festival

Heavy rock and metal music.

Catton Park, Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN

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10th

Manifold Show

40th annual agricultural show - everything from handicrafts to horses and dog show to driving

The Arbour, Ilam Moor Lane, Ilam DE6 2AD

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10th-11th

Crich WWII home front

Re-enactors, live music and vehicles from pre-1946. 19th-23rd - Woodland Week.

Crich Tramway Village, DE4 5DP, 01773 854321

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13th

COFFEE MORNING

Derby Oddfellows Friendly Society.

32 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GU, 11am

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14th Ashover Show

Traditional family country show with livestock, vintage cars and tractors, tug-of-war, brass band, children's rides.

Rectory Fields, Ashover S45 0BA

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16th

Family Bushcraft Day

A day course suitable for children 7+.

Whaley Bridge, SK23 7LU, redoakbushcrafts.co.uk

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17th

Shell Fayre

Shell Collectors event with shell art, fossils, dealers selling shells from around the world.

Cavendish Hall, Edensor, 9am-4pm

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17th

Derbyshire Noir Book Festival

For readers and writers - authors include Stephen Booth, Roz Watkins, Jo Jakeman, Sophie Draper.

Chesterfield Library, S40 1QN, www.eventbrite.co.uk

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17th Ashbourne Show

Traditional country and agricultural show with JC Balls Digger Dance performance.

Osmaston, Ashbourne, DE6 1LW

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17th-18th

Model tram, bus, railway exhibition

12 layouts including Tissington c.1930.

Crich Tramway Village, DE4 5DP

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18th

Swadlincote Proms in the Park

Bring a picnic.

Maurice Lea Memorial Park, Church Gresley, DE11 9NW, south-derbys.gov.uk

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18th Eroica Britannia

500 riders are to celebrate the sixth year of Eroica Britannia on a 66-mile ride.

Bakewell, start 7.30-9.30am

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20th Allestree flower group

Practice night and supper.

The Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, 7pm, 01332 558540

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23rd

DCHC Gin & Steam train experience in aid of Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre

Steam train trip with buffet on the Ecclesbourne Valley Line from Wirksworth.

Wirksworth Station, 6.30pm departure, 01332 345424

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25th-26th Summer art exhibition

One of the largest independent art shows outside London.

Ticknall Village Hall & School, Ingleby Lane, DE73 7JW, 8.30-5pm

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25th

Plague Sunday Procession and commemorative service at Cucklet Delph. Eyam

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25th

Peak District Highland Games

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Darley Moor, DE4 5LH, 10-4.40pm, 01246 590200

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26th Hope Show

A splendid country day out with displays, classes and competitions.

Marsh Farm, Castleton, S33 8RZ, gates open 8am

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29th-31st Longshaw Sheepdog Trials

Scenic surroundings for the sheepdog trials and fell race.

Longshaw, S11 7TZ

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30th-1st Sep Chatsworth Country Fair

Spectacular grand ring 
displays and demos from celebrity chefs.

Chatsworth, DE45 1PP, chatsworth.org

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30th

Bat night


Guided walk of the gorge. Creswell Crags, S80 3LH, 7.30pm, 01909 720378

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31st

Trekfest - the peaks 25km or 50km routes to fundraise for charity.

Castleton, trekfest.org.uk

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31st

Hargate Festival - party in the garden

Summer fundraising event for Wormhill Well Dressing and JDRF (Type 1 Diabetes research charity), Live music, Bar and Food Stalls

Hargate Hall, Hargate Hall Road, SK17 8TA Buxton

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OPEN GARDENS FOR THE NGS

3rd, 4th 9 Main Street, Horsley Woodhouse, DE7 6AU, 1.30-4.30pm, £3.50

4th Westfield Road, Swadlincote, DE11 0BG, 
1-5pm, £3.50

4th Woodend Cottage, 134 Main St, Repton DE65 6FB, 2-5.30pm, £3

11th 8 Curzon Lane, Alvaston, Derby DE24 8QS, 12-5pm, £3

11th Hollies Farm Plant Centre, Uppertown, Bonsall DE4 2AW, 11am-3pm, £3.50

11th Old English Walled Garden, Elvaston County Park, Borrowash Rd, Elvaston DE72 3EP, 
12-4pm, £2.50

11th 18 Plant Lane, Long Eaton, Old Sawley NG10 3BJ, 2-5pm, £3

14th Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery, Annwell Lane, Smisby LE65 2TA, 9-5pm, £5

14th 15 Windmill Lane, Ashbourne, DE6 1EY, 1-5pm, £3

18th Cascades Gardens, Clatterway, Bonsall DE4 2AH, 12-4.30pm, £5

18th The Lilies, Griffe Grange Valley, Grangemill DE4 4BW, 11.30-4.30pm, £4

18th Meynell Langley Trials Garden, Lodge Lane, Kirk Langley DE6 4NT, 10-4pm, £4

25th, 26th 12 Water Lane, Middleton by Wirksworth, DE4 4LY, 11-5pm, £3.50

26th The Burrows Gardens, Burrows Lane, Brailsford DE6 3BU, 11-4pm, £5

26th Tissington Hall, Tissington DE6 1RA, 12-3pm, £6, 75 years in the NGS

31st, 1st The Old Vicarage, The Fields, Middleton by Wirksworth DE4 4NH, 11-5pm, £3.50.

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SPECIALIST PLANT FAIRS

4th Renishaw Hall, S31 3WB, 10.30-4pm

10th Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, planthuntersfairs.co.uk

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OTHER EVENTS

3rd Calver, Curbar, Froggatt Hidden Gardens S32 3YF, approx. 14 gardens, 11-4pm, £5

10th Bradwell Open Gardens, S33 9HJ, approx. 20, 10-5pm, £5

25th Bakewell Secret Gardens, approx. 15 in Yeld Road/ Monyash Road area, 1.30-5.30pm, £5

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FLOWER FESTIVALS

14th-20th St Lawrence's Church, Great Barlow

17th-23rd 'Floral Symphony', St Michael & All Saints, Taddington

Shakespeare in a Garden

7th 'Comedy of Errors' at Burrows Gardens, Brailsford, 7-9.30pm, folksytheatre.co.uk

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THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS

Buxton Opera House 01298 72190

1st-2nd The Tiger who came to tea A musical adaptation of the children's book direct from the West End

4th Rhythm of the Dance National Dance Company of Ireland with a dance and music extravaganza

9th-10th Puttin' on the Ritz Spectacular song and dance show featuring the music of Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter

22nd-24th Grand Hotel Welcome to Berlin in 1928, in a revival of the Tony award-winning musical

25th The James Bond Concert Spectacular A concert by leading musicians featuring songs from the 007 movies

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Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield 01246 345222

Summer Play Season

13th-17th Present Laughter Classic Noel Coward comedy set around a few days in the life of a self-obsessed actor

20th-24th The King's Speech Based on the 2010 Academy Award-winning film

27th-31st Wife begins at Forty Comedy and pathos as George attempts to rejuvenate his marriage after 18 years

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Winding Wheel, Chesterfield 01298 345222

29th Spotlight Comedy Club Craig Murray and Kate McCabe

31st A Tribute to Ariana Grande and JoJo Siwa

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Derbt Theatre 01332 593939

31st July-10th Five a playful introduction to live performance for children age 3 to 6 and their grown-ups with dance, movement and music

29th-31st Grand Hotel Musical based on the lives of staff and guests in a Berlin hotel in 1928 that premiered to Broadway acclaim in 1989

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Royal, Concert Hall, Nottingham 0115 989 5555

2nd The Best of That'll be 
the Day! the Rock & Roll variety production returns

14th-15th Tabby McTat book-based musical for children and families

17th-25th Brainiac Detective Agency interactive, 70-minute hands-on workshop for age 6+

28th-1st Rocky Horror Show the legendary rock 'n' roll musical

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Theatre Royal, Nottingham 0115 989 5555

The Colin McIntyre Classic Thrillers Season

30th July-3rd Wait until Dark a deadly game of cat and mouse

6th-10th Murder with Love Francis Durbridge at his finest

13th-17th Anybody for Murder hilarious comedy thriller

20th-24th Dangerous Obsession compulsive psycho-thriller with a devastating conclusion!

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