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What’s On in and around Derbyshire during December

PUBLISHED: 10:45 30 November 2018 | UPDATED: 10:45 30 November 2018

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

MUSIC CONCERTS

30th Nov, 1st Dec

Musical Reflections

Matlock Gilbert & Sullivan Society concert of celebratory music

30th, St Giles Church, Great Longstone, 7.30pm, 01629 14194

1st, All Saints’ Church, Matlock 7.30pm, 01629 57172

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1st

Countdown to Christmas

with Derby Concert Orchestra

Derby Cathedral, 7pm

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1st

An Evening with the Siddiquis

The local Derby trio delights with their humorous take on life

Déda, Chapel St, Derby DE1 3GU www.deda.uk.com, 7.30pm

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8th

Messiah

Derby Cathedral Choir performs Handel’s masterpiece

Derby Cathedral, 7pm, 01332 255800

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8th

Fishpond Choir Christmas Concert

Crich Glebe Field Centre, Crich

DE4 5EU, 7.30pm

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12th

Chesterfield Gilbert & Sullivan choir

An evening of festive music

Chesterfield’s ‘Crooked Spire’ Church, 7.30pm, 01246 207893

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14th

The Blues Band

Rhythm & Blues at its best, with the inspiring Paul Jones

Peak Concerts, County Lounge, Matlock, DE4 3AG, 8pm, visit peakconcerts.co.uk

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14th

Derwent Brass at the Cathedral Derby Cathedral,

7.30pm, www.derwentbrass.co.uk

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15th

Derby Choral Union - Wassail!

Derby Cathedral, 7.30pm

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14th

LA Deda cabaret

Burlesque presented by Scarlett Daggers/Déda,

Chapel St, Derby DE1 3GU www.deda.uk.co, 8pm

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17th

Christmas with the Sitwells

Carols, songs and readings

St John’s, Bridge Street, Derby, 7.30pm

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18th

St Agnes Fountain Concert Tour

Sparkling musicianship and Christmas tunes Christ Church Belper, 01332 255800

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19th-22nd

Snow

A mischievous and magical retelling of the story of Snow White using dance, circus, film and narration

Déda, Chapel St, Derby DE1 3GU www.deda.uk.co

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29th

Dove Jazz Club Extravaganza

Party night with great music

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

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THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE

01298 72190

1st A Spectacular of Brass and Comedy with the Brighouse & Rastrick Band and Norman Prince

31st New Year’s Eve Gala - The British Philharmonic Orchestra sees in the New Year in style

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WINDING WHEEL, CHESTERFIELD

01298 345222

3rd A Christmas Carol in Concert a unique musical retelling of Dickens’ tale

5th The Snowman - Enchanting show featuring the film and a live orchestra

9th Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra A Night at the Movies

13th The Billy Fury Years

16th Christmas Spectacular with Masson Mills Band

20th Spotlight Comedy Club

31st New Year’s Eve Party

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GUILDHALL THEATRE, DERBY

01332 255800

29th Nov - 2nd Dec Cinderella

7th - ¬30th The Dinosaur who came for Christmas

The Babbling Vagabonds return with a fun-packed story

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ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM

0115 989 5555

2nd Nottingham Harmonic Choir - Singing Handel’s Messiah

3rd Katie Melua

4th The Sixteen with a mix of carols and choral classics

5th The Human League 6th The Bootleg Beatles

7th ¬ 8th Kevin Bridges

8th Beanbag Music Club: Sinfonia Viva

9th Simply Sinatra

13th John Wilson Orchestra at the movies

15th The Overtones

18th Hallé Christmas Concert

21st Kate Rusby

31st New Year’s Eve Gala with Sinfonia Viva

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EVENTS

Weekends to 21st, plus 19th-21st

Santa Special Boats

Meet Santa on a tripboat from Tapton Lock, Chesterfield

01629 533020

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Weekends and 24th

Santa Experience

Festive rides on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, 01629 823076

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Weekends, 19th, 24th

Santa Specials

Boarding the train at Rowsley

01629 580381, peakrail.co.uk

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1st 8th, 15th, 22nd

Santa Special Trains

Midland Railway, Butterley, 01773 747674

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1st

Derby Christmas Chilli Fiesta

Chilli products galore

Derby Museum & Art Gallery

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1st

Christmas Fair

Annual village fair, 10am-12 noon

Marston Montgomery

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2nd

Jingle Jog

5km charity fun run Markeaton Park, Derby, 11am-2pm www.derbyhospitalscharity.org.uk

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8th

A Celebration Of Christmas

Local craft stalls, twinkling lights, baubles, hot chocolate, cake – 10am-4pm. Evening concert

St Chad’s Church, Longford

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9th

Santa Fun Run

Elvaston Castle, Derby, DE72 3EP

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9th

Eland Lodge Christmas Fair

Festive country market with local food and drink – watch the pony parade, visit Santa – 10am-3pm

Eland Lodge Equestrian, Newborough Road, Draycott in the Clay, Ashbourne,DE6 5HD

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