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What’s On in Derbyshire and the Peak District - July 2017

PUBLISHED: 08:51 07 July 2017 | UPDATED: 08:51 07 July 2017

Pirates of Penzance by the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company

Pirates of Penzance by the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company


A round-up of events in and around the county in July

1st July: Little Mix Summer Shout Out

A vibrant concert with one of British pop’s brightest acts. Donington Park, Castle Donington, 3.30pm. 
Tickets: 01332 255800 or visit

1st July: The Ragtime Band

A fun-filled evening with the talented group. Dove Jazz Club, Village Hall, Dove Holes, near Buxton, 8pm. Tel: 01298 814722

1st July: Derwent Singers

Performing Mozart’s ‘Requiem in D Minor’, accompanied by piano duo Beate Toyka and Gillian Bithel. All Saints’ Church, Bakewell, 7.30pm. Tel: 01283 561826

1st July: Summer Serenade

A feel-good concert with Voices Choir, ChorAlchemy and Derby City Singers. St John’s Church, Bridge Street, Derby, 7.30pm. Tickets from Foulds, Derby on 01332 344842

1st July: Buxton Military Tattoo

Showcasing the talent of military bands, reservists, cadets and the Military Wives Choir, in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. Devonshire Dome, Buxton, 2pm and 7pm. Tel: 01298 25568,

5th-8th July: Derby Summer Beer Festival

Celebrating its 40th year in the city with cask ales, cider, international brews and music. Market Place, Derby. Visit

7th-23rd July: Buxton Festival

‘A happy marriage of opera, music and books’ with appearances from world-renowned musicians, authors and artists, and a celebrated programme of musical recitals and literary talks. The Festival Fringe runs from 5th-23rd.

8th July: Derby Bach Choir

A summer concert of English music and poems. Derby Grammar School, Rykneld Road, Littleover, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 344842

8th July: Derby Concert Orchestra

An evening of Elgar, Arnold, Holst and Maxwell Davies. St Mary’s Church, Wirksworth, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 763594

8th July: An Evening Celebration

Presented by The Rotary Club of Derby – currently celebrating its 100th year – with Karen England of the Opera Babes, The Derventio Choir and The Dalesmen Male Voice Choir, in aid of three charities. Derby Cathedral, 7.30pm. Tickets: 01332 824509

8th July: Jimmy Carr

The award-winning stand-up comedian presents his ‘Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour’. Derby Arena, 8pm. Tickets: 01332 255800,

8th-9th July: Haddon Summer Artisan Market

Over 60 makers and artisans in the grounds of Haddon Hall. Bakewell, 10.30am-5pm,

9th July: Charity Classic Car & Retro Show

A celebration of vehicles from the 1920s to the present day. Markeaton Park, Derby,

14th July: Kate Rusby

The renowned folk singer-songwriter puts on a vibrant show. Gawsworth Hall, Gawsworth, Macclesfield, 7.30pm. Visit

14th July: Belper Singers

An evening of music from both sides of the Atlantic, with guest pianist Beate Toyka. Strutts Centre, Belper, 7.30pm. Tickets: 07990 658071

14th-16th July: Belper Games

A charity community event with family entertainment, live music, and an It’s A Knockout-style spectacular. Belper Rugby Club. Visit

15th-16th July: Classic Transport Weekend

A display of cars, motorcycles and lorries plus family fun. Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth. Tel: 01629 823076

15th-16th July: Derby Caribbean Carnival

Centred around a colourful street procession which leaves Derby Market Place at 1pm. Osmaston Park, Derby,

15th-16th July: Crich Tramway Edwardian Event

Themed displays, re-enactors, talks and trams with WWI anniversary elements. Crich Tramway Village,

16th July: Colour Rush

Family Fun Day and ‘colour rush’ 3k run in aid of Treetops Hospice. Markeaton Park, Derby. Call 0115 949 1264 or visit

21st-23rd July: Stainsby Festival

A family-friendly festival of folk and world music with entertainment. Brunts Fields, Stainsby, Chesterfield,

21st-22nd July: Quad Summer Nights Film Festival

Picnic under the stars and watch Bridget Jones’ Baby (15) on 21st, or The Legend of Tarzan (12A) on 22nd. Kedleston Hall, near Derby, 7pm. Visit

22nd July: Dovefest

Free family music festival with live acts, entertainment and stalls.Doveridge, 12-11pm,

23rd July: Jenson Button Trust Triathlon

Cheer on the entrants as they swim and run at Markeaton Park and cycle their way through Derby. Markeaton Park, Derby, from 9am

26th-27th July: Macbeth

Shakespeare’s dramatic story of ambition turned bad is brought vividly to life in Oddsocks’ hilarious Steampunk musical adaptation. Markeaton Park Craft Village, Derby, 7.30pm. Tickets: 01332 255800,

27th-30th July: Y Not Festival

A melting pot of emerging and established talent in a countryside setting. Headline acts include Stereophonics, Two Door Cinema Club and The Vaccines. Pikehall,

28th-30th July: Indie Tracks Festival

A unique combination of steam trains and indie pop music with train rides, attractions, live music and workshops. Midland Railway Centre, Butterley,

29th-30th July: Archery at Haddon Hall

With advice from Haddon’s master bowman, learn archery in the Chapel Fields. ‘Have a go’ scheme, also available to non-hall visitors. Haddon Hall, Bakewell. Tel: 01629 812855

29th-30th July: A Wild Walk

Join the Babbling Vagabonds on an hour-long outdoor theatrical walk to discover the rascal who has been stealing the King’s apples.

Markeaton Park Craft Village, Derby, 7.30pm. Tickets: 01332 255800,


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