What’s On in and around Derbyshire during September 2018

PUBLISHED: 08:59 31 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:59 31 August 2018

CoCo and the Butterfields at Matlock Town FC on 21st

CoCo and the Butterfields at Matlock Town FC on 21st

artistes

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

MUSIC, DRAMA AND CONCERTS

31st Aug-2nd Sep

High Society

Derby’s Present Company with Cole Porter’s classic musical

Derby Theatre Tel: 01332 593939

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1st

Chapel male voice choir (est 1918)

Free concert featuring songs and local memories of WWI

Chapel Town Hall, 7.30pm

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2nd

Hannells Darley Park concert

Classical music and fireworks, starring Sinfonia Viva

Darley Park, Derby. Concert 6pm. Tel: 01332 255800

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

5th-8th

Legally Blonde: the Musical

Derby Youth Musical Theatre

Derby Theatre Tel: 01332 593939

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

6th

Gould Piano Trio

‘Precision and musical fire’ Abbotsholme Arts Society, nr Rocester, 7.30pm Tel: 01543 263304

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

7th

Matt Ratcliffe Trio

Acoustic piano-led modern jazz classics

Cube café, Déda, Chapel St, Derby, 8pm Tel: 01332 370911

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

15th

Anna Denisova

Brilliant young graduate pianist of Moscow State Conservatory

Music at Duffield, St Alkmund’s Church, 7pm. Tel: 01332 843191 musicatduffield.com

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

21st

Coco & the Butterfields

Colourful and energetic English Folk, Indie-pop band

Peak Concerts, Matlock Town Football Club, 8pm. Visit peakconcerts.co.uk

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

21st

Maison Foo

The local company premieres its new play ‘A Thing Mislaid’

Déda, Chapel St, Derby, Tel: 01332 370911

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

22nd

An Evening of Song

Catherine Wyn-Rogers and James Baillieu – from opera to Gershwin

Derby Cathedral, 7.30pm

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

30th

Freddy Kempf

The Northern Chamber Orchestra

St John’s Church, Buxton, 4pm. Tel: 01298 72190

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

EVENTS

31st Aug-2nd

Off the tracks festival

A variety of performers and bands plus real ales and stalls.

Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel, Castle Donington, offthetracks.co.uk

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1st

UK festival of fireworks

Choreographed displays, steam rally and food festival.

Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, www.festivaloffireworks.com

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1st

Turnditch & Windley show

Flower and produce classes, horse and pony show, vintage tractors and more.

Wirksworth Rd, Windley, turnditch and windley.co.uk

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1st

West Hallam village show

Fruit, flowers, baking and more. West Hallam Village Hall, 1-4.30pm. Tel: 0115 9303340

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1st

Anniversary Gala

15th anniversary of Women’s Work (Derbyshire) Ltd.

Rolls-Royce Pavilion, Derby. 
Tel: 01332 242525

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

6th-9th & 13th-16th

Heritage Open Days

Local churches and heritage hotspots open with talks and once-a-year tours. Cromford Mills, Buxton Dome, Magpie Mine, WW Winter Photographers amongst those taking part

www.heritageopendays.org.uk

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

8th-9th

Pottery & Food festival

50 renowned potters and quality food producers.

Wardlow Mires, nr Tideswell, potsandfood.co.uk

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

8th-23rd

Autumn footprints walking festival

42 free guided walks autumnfootprints.co.uk 
Tel: 01773 719961

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

9th

Hartington Wakes

121st Wakes, Sports and Country Show. High Fields, Hall Bank, Hartington, from 9.30am.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

9th

Derby Colour run for Derby Hospitals charity

Markeaton Park, Derby, 11-2pm

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

9th

Morley village show & fun day

Morley School, Morley, 12-3pm

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

14th-30th

New Mills festival fringe

With a Jumble Trail, theatre, comedy club, music and a history of local football exhibition.

www.newmillsfestival.co.uk

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

15th-16th

Tapton Lock festival

Festival fun with music, theatre, craft workshops, climbing wall, canoeing or a trip on Chesterfield Canal Trust’s boat. Tapton Lock, Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield. Tel: 01629 533020

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

22nd-23rd

Woodland festival

Display of crafts from wood carving to bushcraft, furniture, arts, textiles, tools and more.

Elvaston Castle, Derby, 10am-5pm. Tel: 01629 533870

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE
 01298 72190

2nd

Elkie Brooks

Performing classic hits, blues and jazz, one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of our generation

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

8th

The Floyd Effect

The Pink Floyd tribute show

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

9th

You Win Again!

Celebrating the music of the Bee Gees

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

15th

Joan Collins Unscripted

One-woman show

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

26th

Carmen

Russian State Opera performs Bizet’s passionate and powerful opera

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

23rd

The Best of Wham!

A new show featuring all their 80s’ hits

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

27th

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

Rock n’roll is back – ‘the most compelling concert of its kind’

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

POMEGRANATE THEATRE, Chesterfield 
01246 345222

6th

The Opera Boys

Leading West End performers with songs ranging from opera to pop

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

10th

Nicola Farnon Trio

Jazz in the Bar

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

13th-15th

The Nightmare Room

A dark contemporary thriller based on Conan Doyle’s classic mystery

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

20th

The Fulstow Boys

The tale of a village’s decision about a WWI memorial – ‘powerful, poignant, hilarious’

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

24th-29th

Persuasion

Award-winning Theatre6 with a stage adaptation of one of Jane Austen’s finest novels

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

27th

Richard Coulson

‘In conversation’ with the actor

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

WINDING WHEEL, CHESTERFIELD 
01298 345222

8th

G4 Live in Concert

The classical vocal harmony quartet

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

10th

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

50th anniversary tour direct from London’s Lyric Theatre

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

16th

Marty Wilde

One of Rock’n’Roll’s original pioneers

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

27th

Spotlight Comedy Club

Simon Donald and AJ Roberts

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

28th

Jason Donovan

Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

29th

Joe Pasquale

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

30th

Anniversary tour

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

30th

The Shaolin Warriors

Direct from China, the spectacular and dynamic production starring 20 Kung Fu masters

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

DERBY THEATRE 
01332 593939

12th-13th

The Fishermen

Powerful allegory of vengeance, brotherhood and fate based on the prize-winning novel

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

14th

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

A new musical comedy is created from scratch

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

15th

An Evening of Eric and Ern

Featuring Morecambe and Wise’s most loved routines, songs and sketches

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

17th-22nd

The Case of the Frightened Lady

The Classic Thriller Theatre Co. with one of Edgar Wallace’s most gripping works

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

26th-20th Oct

Abigail’s Party

Set in 1970s’ Essex, Mike Leigh’s classic comedy of the ‘drinks party from hell’

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM 
0115 989 5555

2nd

Ant Middleton

Adventurer, survival expert, TV presenter, and ex elite forces soldier shares his experiences and exploits

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

11th-15th

Let It Be

New hit show featuring over 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

25th

The Hallé Orchestra

Work by Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

THEATRE ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM 
0115 989 5555

4th-9th

Fawlty Towers the Dining Experience

When the audience become diners!

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

8th

Ben Nickless Variety Show

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

11th-23rd

Shrek the Musical

All-singing, all-dancing musical comedy

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

25th-29th

The Comedy about a Bank Robbery

Mischief Theatre return with their latest West End smash hit

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE 
0115 941 9419

31st-22nd

Sweet Charity

The stylish Broadway classic tale of Charity Hope Valentine

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

23rd

Treetops vintage fair & dog show

Vehicles, stalls, live music and dogs! Treetops Hospice, Risley, 11-4pm Tel: 0115 949 6930

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

27th-29th

Derby Feste

The weekend we’ve been waiting for kicks off with Circa Tsuica on Bass’ Recreation Ground derbyfeste.com

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

28th

Glam & Glitz

Charity Ball in aid of Children First Derby Morley Hayes,

Tel: 01332 341516

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CLUBS, SOCIETIES AND TALKS

Heart Jewel Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Free public talks, ‘Mind, Health & Happiness’ 4th (Chesterfield), 5th (Matlock Bath), 6th (Wirksworth, Belper), Tel: 01629 581585 heartjewel.org.uk

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Chesterfield Embroiderers’ Guild

6th, ‘Treasure Trove of Textile Books’, Parish Centre, St Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield, 7pm

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ashbourne Adult Education Centre

8th, 50th anniversary Jumble Sale & Recycling Event, Cokayne Ave, 10-2pm, Tel: 01629 533696

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Willington and Repton History Groups

18th, joint meeting, ‘Current excavations at Willington gravel pits’ by Bill Newton of CEMEX, St Wystan’s, Repton, 7pm

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Allestree Flower Group

18th, ‘Bon Voyage’, demonstration by Jo Smith, Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, 7pm

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sawley & District Historical Society

24th, ‘Derbyshire in the Civil War, 1642-46’, Brian Stone, Sawley Church Hall, Old Sawley, 8pm

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Derby & Sandiacre Canal Society

25th, Kieran Lee - Friends of Bennerley Viaduct, Wilmot Arms, Derby Rd, Borrowash, Derby, 7.30pm

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Derby & District National Trust members

25th, ‘A Very British Brew’, Landau Forte College, Fox Street, Derby, 7.30pm

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society

28th, AGM, Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, 7.30pm#

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

More from Out & About

The first ever National GetOutside Day takes place on Sunday 30 September with the aim of getting 1 million people active outdoors across the UK.

Read more

Derby’s QUAD arts centre has become an important part of the city’s identity over the last decade and it celebrates its impact on the cultural landscape at its 10th anniversary this September

Read more
Derby

Interesting architecture, characterful places to shop, drink and dine and a hub of arts, heritage and history are some of the reasons to plan a visit to the town.

Read more

Peter Seddon celebrates the county’s red telephone kiosks

Read more

Ad Feature: Students at Trent College celebrate another year of success

Friday, September 14, 2018

The overall pass rate for A-Levels this year was 99%

Read more

As the starting point of numerous routes, scenic Edale is one of the country’s iconic base camps for hill walkers

Read more

6 great walks near Glossop

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The market town of Glossop is both the perfect gateway to explore the Peak District or the underrated walking routes that lie east of Manchester.

Read more
Glossop

His love of one of Derbyshire’s most distinctive landscape features has led Roland Keates on an investigative journey…

Read more

Inspired by a visit to Hardwick Hall, Mike Smith lingers in the area to find other treasures to explore

Read more
Hardwick

Hard work paid off for Georgie Rockingham and her horse ‘September Song’ at this year’s Chatsworth Horse Trials, as Ellie Fells discovers.

Read more

Young mammals in search of new territory, burying beetles and subtly-marked moths are just a few of the creatures to look out for this month

Read more

An update on the work being undertaken at Derby Station

Read more

Tranquil trails, gorgeous gardens and hen racing are just a few of the reasons to visit this intriguing and characterful village

Read more

Head for high ground and enjoy far-reaching views towards dramatic heather-clad moors

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Subscribe or buy a mag today

Topics of Interest


Local Business Directory


Property Search