What's On in and around Derbyshire during February 2020

PUBLISHED: 07:00 04 February 2020 | UPDATED: 08:51 04 February 2020

Work by members of Peak District Artisans on show at Chatsworth Photo Ian Daisley

Work by members of Peak District Artisanson show at Chatsworth Photo: Ian Daisley

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

MUSIC, DRAMA AND CONCERTS

2nd 

Stephen Fearing 

One of the award-winning roots-rock trio, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, 'a gifted storyteller and musical nomad able to enthrall audiences'. Alstonefield Village Hall, 

DE6 2FR, wegottickets.com, doors 7.30pm

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6th-8th 

Annie 

Cabaret Theatre Company present the popular musical show. 

The Brewhouse Theatre, Burton, brewhouse.co.uk, 01283 508100

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7th 

Derby Jazz 

The Will Glaser Trio. 

Déda, Chapel St, Derby, DE1 3GU, 01332 370911, 8pm

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8th 

Music at Duffield 

Organist Tom Corfield plays Langlais, Mendelssohn, Howells,Bach and others. 

St Alkmund's Church, Duffield, DE56 4BA, musicatduffield.com, 7pm for 7.30pm

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14th 

The Sixteen 

a select group of five singers and nine instrumentalists present 'Acis & Galatea', the most popular dramatic work of Handel's lifetime. 

Derby Cathedral, DE1 3GP, 0333 010 2850, 7.30pm

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19th 

Ian De Massini & Veronica Henderson 

Recital by classical accordion and cello duo featuring pieces by Hungarian-born British composer Mátyás György Seiber.  

Cavendish Hall, Edensor, DE45 1PP, 01629 640482/tickets@peakmusicsociety.org.uk, 7.30pm

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22nd 

Sergei Podobedov 

The world-renowned pianist will be playing, on a concert grand specially brought in for the occasion, favourites such as Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' and pieces by Rachmaninoff and Chopin. 

Crich Glebe Field Centre, DE4 5EU, 01773 853260, 7pm

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22nd 

Gilmore & Roberts 

Acclaimed contemporary folk/acoustic duo. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. 

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

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22nd 

The Tenement Jazz Band 

Lively young Edinburgh-based musicians celebrating the New Orleans street band style. 

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

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25th-1st Mar 

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs 

Celebrating their 50th anniversary The Watson Players present this traditional panto. 

Landau Forte College Theatre, Derby, derbylive.co.uk

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EVENTS

to 28th 

Peak District Artisans Exhibition 

Annual exhibition of outstanding work by up-and-coming and internationally renowned fine artists, designer makers and contemporary artisans. A wide range of high quality art and design including creative wall art and 3D jewellery, glass, ceramics, sculpture. PDA members will be present.  

The New Conservatory, Chatsworth Stables, peakdistrictartisans.co.uk, 10.30-3.30pm

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7th 

Matlock storytelling cafe 

Resident storytellers plus soup, drinks, cakes. 

Imperial Rooms, Imperial Rd, DE4 3NL, visitpeakdistrict.com, 6.45pm

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7th 

Beer & Brewing Evening 

'Dine and discover' at NT's Calke Abbey with tour of Stableyards, guide to modern beer-making and supper. 

Ticknall, DE73 7JF, nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey, 6.45pm

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7th-8th 

Chesterfield Beer Festival 

Annual festival offering 100+ beers, ciders, wines and gins. 

Winding Wheel, 01298 345222, 11.30am-4pm, 6.30-11pm

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9th 

Open Day with the Tudors at Codnor Castle 

Members of the Castle Trust on hand to give guided tours. 

NG16 5PQ, derbydaysout.co.uk, 11-3pm

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13th 

Tastes of Yesteryear 

'Dine and discover' at NT's Calke Abbey with tale of 18th century food and lunch. Other themed events: 14th - walking event; 25th - photography; 26th - historical lives. 

Ticknall, DE73 7JF, nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey, 10.45pm

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15th, 16th 

Open Garden for NGS 

View over Melbourne Pool, lovely garden areas, £4, chd free. 

The Dower House, Melbourne, DE73 8JH, 10am-3.30pm

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19th-22nd 

Derby CAMRA winter ale festival 

Offering beer, cider, mead, gin and rum bars. 

The Roundhouse, DE24 8JE, derby.camra.org.uk.

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22nd, 23rd 

Open Garden for NGS 

Enchanting garden overlooking Black Rocks, £3.50, chd free. 

The Old Vicarage, Middleton by Wirksworth, DE4 4NH, 11-4pm

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23rd 

Resolution Run 

5k or 10k run around the perimeter of the park, in aid of Stroke Association. 

Markeaton Park, Derby, resolutionrun.org.uk, 11-1.30pm

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23rd 

Beginners navigation course 

Learn the basics for exploring the great outdoors with confidence. 

Edale main car park, S33 7ZL, myguidedwalks.co.uk

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25th 

Pancake Races 

Along Winster's main street, 1.30pm, winster.org.

Also at The Delph, Swadlincote, DE11 0AD, in aid of Sport Relief, 12 noon, southderbyshire.gov.uk

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25th, 26th 

Royal Shrovetide Football  

Join the Up'ards and Down'ards as they play the time-honoured game through Ashbourne. 

Shaw Croft car park, Ashbourne, 2pm start

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THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS

Buxton Opera House 01298 72190


2nd David Baddiel 'Trolls: Not the Dolls'

6th The Elvis Years, the musical story of the 'king of rock'n'roll', includes nostalgic film footage

7th Jimeoin, stand-up comedy from the Irishman from Australia

8th Speakers from the Edge series: renowned climber Sasha DiGiulian

9th John Shuttleworth's Back

11th Jimmy Carr

13th An Evening with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer

14th What's love got to do with it? Tina Turner tribute

16th The Illegal Eagles

27th Fascinating Aïda Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman are back - 'cabaret heaven'

28th The Estafan Experience 

The Latin-pop show

29th You Win Again Celebrating the music of the Bee Gees

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Pavilion Arts Centre 

7th Coffee Concert RNCO's Levaré Quartet, 1pm; Comedy Club, 8pm

11th Damian Hall Ultramarathon runner, Buxton Adventure Festival, 7.30pm

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Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield 01246 345222

4th-8th The 39 Steps Spring Play Season. The hit comedy thriller based on Hitchcock's classic film of John Buchan's spy adventure

7th, 9th Kinky Boots: The Musical Satellite broadcast from London's Adelphi Theatre

11th-15th It's A Wonderful Life Adaptation of Capra's much-loved 1946 film to warm a cold winter night. 

18th-20th Our House The story of Camden lad Joe Casey woven around the hits of the band Madness, presented by Chesterfield Studios 

24th Opera: Aida Russian State Opera perform Verdi with an impressive cast and live orchestra

27th The Cinder Path Catherine Cookson's powerful Northern tale adapted for the theatre

28th Giovanni Pernice A new show from the Strictly Come Dancing favourite

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Winding Wheel, Chesterfield 01298 345222

1st The Sound Of Springsteen

11th-15th Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Bill Kenwright's production of the brilliant Rice/Lloyd Webber family musical.

19th California Dreamin' Musical show to take you back to the 60s

21st The Carpenters Story concert-style recreation of the classic songbook

23rd Soultown USA 2020

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Derby Theatre,  01332 593939

6th-7th Wasteland Dance theatre show by choreographer Gary Clarke created to mark the 25th anniversary of the demolition of Grimethorpe Colliery and 30 years since the rise of UK rave culture - exceptional dancers, community cast of singers and brass musicians, archive film footage, rave soundscore and unique art work 

8th An evening with Sir Michael Parkinson

16th Ronnie Scott's Soho Songbook

18th Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker, John Doyle Legendary folk music triumvirate

21st Madam Butterfly A ground-breaking reimagining of one of the best-loved operas of all time, told from a female, East-Asian perspective

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Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham 0115 989 5555

6th The Hallé goes to Nashville the renowned orchestra features legendary Country & Western hits

8th Iceland Symphony Orchestra conducted by charismatic Yan Pascal Tortelier, inc. Sibelius' Symphony No 1

20th Tango Fire Starring the Argentinean tango superstar couple

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Theatre Royal, Nottingham 0115 989 5555

6th-8th Treasure Island PwC's 34th annual charitable pantomime production

11th-15th An Inspector Calls 

Director Stephen Daldry's landmark National Theatre production of J B Priestley's thriller

18th-22nd A Monster Calls Patrick Ness's novel brought vividly to life in an Olivier award winning production

26th-7th March Measure for Measure A season of exhilarating Shakespeare plays from the Royal Shakespeare Company that also includes As You Like It and The Taming of the Shrew

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Nottingham Playhouse 0115 941 9419

5th-8th Holes thrilling, off-beat comedy adventure based on Louis Sachar's award-winning novel

11th-12th Eric & Ern a brilliant homage to Morecambe and Wise

13th Jimi, the legend lives on For all Hendrix aficionados

13th-15th Amplify Festival

14th Iain Dale in conversation with Kenneth Clarke

17th-21st February Family Fest 2020

21st-7th Mar Moonlight & Magnolias A screwball comedy based on the creation of the Hollywood blockbuster 'Gone with the Wind'

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