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What’s On in Derbyshire and the Peak District - June 2016

PUBLISHED: 00:00 01 June 2016 | UPDATED: 11:30 22 June 2016

Eroica Britannia festival of cycling Photo: Joey O'Connell

Eroica Britannia festival of cycling Photo: Joey O'Connell


A round-up of events in Derbyshire in June

3rd-5th June: Acoustic Festival of Britain

Retro artists Midge Ure, The Blockheads and Paul Young, award-winning bands King King, Babajack and many more. Uttoxeter Racecourse. Visit

4th June: Summer Concert

‘A Piano Trio’ led by Stephen Bryant of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, performing works by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky. All Saints Church, Ashover, 7pm. Tel: 01246 590431

4th June: Celebrate with Music 
A concert in honour of The Queen’s birthday with Gari Glaysher (tenor), Laura Gee (harpist), Dave Parry, Alan Smith and James Dean, and Jessica Clewes. Compèred by BBC Radio Derby’s Andy Potter. St Luke’s Church, Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 07972 209549

4th-5th June: Calke Abbey Crafts

A chance to browse beautiful crafts and meet the makers themselves. Calke Abbey (National Trust), Ticknall, Derby, 10am-5pm. See

5th June: Cantabile at Haddon

Performance from Cantabile in the beautiful surroundings of Haddon Hall, near Bakewell. Tickets included in admission price. Tel: 01629 812855

10th-12th June: Scarcliffe Flower Festival

‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’. St Leonard’s Church, Scarcliffe, near Chesterfield, 10am-5pm

10th-12th June: Download Festival

‘The spiritual home of rock’, and a magnet for big names on the scene including Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden. Donington Park,

12th June: Service of Thanksgiving

A public service to mark The Queen’s 90th birthday. Derby Cathedral, 3pm,

15th-18th June: Macbeth

A new musical adaptation by Oddsocks – performed outdoors. Markeaton Park Craft Village, Derby. Box Office: 01332 255800. Visit

15th June: Wuthering Heights

An open-air adaptation by the renowned Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Bolsover Castle (English Heritage), 7.30pm. Tickets: 0370 333 1183,

17th June: New Opera Company

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Darley Lane, Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 701886

17th June: Moonlight Walk

The famous ladies-only 5k or 10k sponsored walk around Derby, in aid of Treetops Hospice. 10pm at University of Derby, Kedleston Road. Tel: 0115 949 1264

17th-19th June: Eroica Britannia

Vintage cycling and lifestyle festival culminating in a pre-1987 bike ride on the 19th. The Showground, Bakewell,

18th June: Concert for the Queen

Karen England, A Choir’d Taste, Dalesmen Male Voice Choir, Derventio Brass Ensemble and Il Berberi String Quartet. Proceeds to the Padley Centre. Derby Cathedral, 7.30pm. Tickets from Foulds, Irongate, Derby or 01332 344842

18th June: Derwent Singers 
Concert at St Mary’s Church, Rolleston, 7.30pm. Tel: 01283 561826

18th June: Edensor Day

Open gardens, Holymoorside Brass Band, folk singers, Winster Morris Dancers and vintage vehicles. Edensor, Chatsworth

18th June: The Hippocampus Jass Gang

Inspired by New Orleans street bands. Village Hall, Dove Holes, Buxton, 8pm. Tel: 01298 814722

18th June: New Opera Company

Woodlands School, Blenheim Drive, Allestree, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 701886

19th June: Belper Singers at Haddon

Performance from Belper Singers in the beautiful surroundings of Haddon Hall, near Bakewell. Tickets included in admission price. Tel: 01629 812855

19th June: Derwent Singers

Concert at St John the Baptist Church, 6.30pm. Tel: 01283 561826

24th June: New Opera Company

Littleover Methodist Church, Constable Drive, Littleover, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 701886

25th June: Duffield Carnival

Procession at 12.45pm followed by entertainment on Eyes Meadow until 9pm. Visit

25th June: Fake Festival

Tribute-based music event featuring the music of U2, Queen and Oasis. Stand Road Recreation Ground, Chesterfield,

25th June: Martyn Joseph

The Welsh singer-songwriter. The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, 8pm. Tel: 01246 862681


Allestree Flower Group 21st June: ‘Encore’ flower demonstration by David Fawcett-Ropner, Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, 7.30pm

Ashbourne Heritage Society 14th June: AGM and short talks, St Oswald’s Church Hall, 7.30pm

Chesterfield Embroiderers’ Guild 2nd June: ‘A Coastal Perspective’ by Alice Fox, St Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield, 7pm

Derby & Sandiacre Canal Society 28th June: Walk, for details visit

Derby Decorative & Fine Arts Society 7th June: ‘The Elgin Marbles’ by Steve Kershaw, Landau Forte College, Fox Street, Derby, 7.15pm. Call 01332 751574

Derby Poetry Society 10th June: ‘How dramatic monologue in Hamlet differs from Shakespeare’s other tragedies’, Friends Meeting House, Derby, 7.30pm

Derbyshire Embroiderers’ Guild 11th June: ‘Bags, Beads and Boxes’ by Sheila Conchie and workshop, St Mary’s Church Hall, Derby, 11am

Matlock & District Embroiderers’ Group 27th June: AGM, Imperial Rooms, Matlock, 7.30pm

Sawley & District Historical Society 22nd June: Visit to Middleton Hall, Tamworth. For details contact 01332 872148

Spondon Historical Society 13th June: ‘The General Strike 1926 and its impact locally’ by Michael Parkin, Spondon Village Hall, 7.30pm


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