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What’s On in Derbyshire – April 2014

PUBLISHED: 10:13 01 April 2014 | UPDATED: 13:11 14 April 2014

Dancing on Ice Final Tour. Photo: Trevor Leighton

Dancing on Ice Final Tour. Photo: Trevor Leighton

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Events in and around Derbyshire

3rd

Old School Rocks

Three day music festival, Melbourne Assembly Rooms. Tel: 01332 863522

5th

The Sitwell Singers

‘Chichester Psalms’, St John’s Church, Bridge St, Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 662519

11th

Eblana String Trio

With pianist Andrew Dunlop, Derby Chamber Music, Multi-Faith Centre, Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 830585

11th

Tideswell Male Voice Choir

St John’s Church, Walton, Chesterfield, 7.30pm. Tickets: 01629 640342 or 01246 566448

12th

Derby Choral Union

‘Carmina Burana’ and ‘The Rio Grande’, Landau Forte College, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 702162

12th

The Derwent Singers

Vaughan Williams’ ‘Mass’, Pizzetti’s ‘Requiem Mass’ and music by Tudor composers, Christ Church, Bridge St, Belper, 7.30pm. Tel: 01298 561826

12th

Manus Noble

Guitarist, Music at Duffield, Ecclesbourne School, Duffield, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 841503

17th

Rob Terry Trio

Chesterfield Jazz Club, Club Chesterfield, Chesterfield, 8.30pm. See chesterfieldjazz.com

19th

Maddy Prior, Giles Lewin & Hannah James

Peak Concerts, Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, 8pm. Tel: 01246 860022

24th-26th

The Fox on the Fairway

Mickleover Players, John Port School, Etwall, 7.15pm. Tel: 01332 511867

30th

Giovanni Guzzo & Luis Pares

Repton School, Repton, 7.45pm. Tel: 01283 702550

OTHER EVENTS

29th-30th March & 5th-6th April

Lambing at Calke

In the Large Kitchen Garden and at Home Farm, Calke Abbey, Ticknall. Tel: 01332 863822

Dancing On Ice Tour

Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean are joined by stars including Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle, Bonnie Langford and comedian Joe Pasquale.

8th-10th National Ice Centre, Notts. Tel: 0843 373 3000

15th-17th Motorpoint Arena, Sheffied Tel: 0114 256 5656

1st-27th

Howie Johnson Exhibition

‘Saraswati, Mist and Light’, The Orangery, Arboretum Park, Derby. Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat, 10.30am-4pm. For details visit www.howieography.com

6th

Derbyshire Vintage Fair

The Devonshire Dome, Buxton. See www.vintagesuitcase.co.uk

6th

Easter Farmers’ Market

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Swadlincote, 11am-4pm

6th

Sporting Futures 10k

I-Pro Stadium, Pride Park, Derby. See www.derby10k.co.uk

6th

Spring Food & Craft Fair

Browse stalls from local producers and meet the newborn lambs! Broomfield Hall, Derby College, Morley

12th, 13th

BASC Gamekeepers’ Fair

Catton Hall, Walton on Trent. Tel:01889 565050

14th-27th

Easter Ice Cream Trail

Fun trail and a chance to try the new ice-cream sundae menu, Bluebells, Brunswood Farm, Spondon. Tel: 01332 673924

THEATRES

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE (0845 127 2190)

4th, 5th

The Merry Widow

7.30pm, Sat mat 2.30pm

9th

The Reduced Shakespeare Company

‘The Complete Word of God’, 7.30pm

10th-11th

HMS Pinafore

An all-male production, 7.30pm

13th

The Marriage of Figaro

Swansea City Opera, 7.30pm

18th, 19th

Science Museum Live

‘The Energy Show’ – explosive and exciting family theatre, 7pm, Sat mat 2pm

24th

The Ken Dodd Happiness Show

7.30pm

29th

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

7.30pm

WINDING WHEEL CHESTERFIELD (01246 345222)

1st

Omid Djalili

Award-winning comedian, 8pm

10th

Gerry Cross the Mersey

Gerry & the Pacemakers, 7.30pm

11th

Paul Carrack

8pm

POMEGRANATE THEATRE CHESTERFIELD (01246 345222)

2nd

The Only Way Is Downton

Impressions comedy, 7.30pm

3rd

Honor Blackman

7.30pm

4th

Voice of the Heart: Karen Carpenter

7.30pm

26th

A Feast of Gilbert & Sullivan

7.30pm

DERBY ASSEMBLY ROOMS (01332 255800)

2nd

Sinfonia Viva

7.30pm

4th

A Night of Dirty Dancing

7.30pm

7th-12th

The Buddy Holly Story

7.30pm

22nd-23rd

Peter Pan

An Easter pantomime starring Bobby Davro and Dani Harmer, times vary

24th

That’ll Be The Day

The best of 1950s-70s, 7.30pm

29th

The Hallé

7.30pm

GUILDHALL THEATRE DERBY (01332 255800)

8th-12th

The Sound of Musicals

Good Companions Stage Society, 7.30pm, Sat mat 2.30pm

17th

Bridie Jackson & The Arbour

7.30pm

DERBY THEATRE (01332 593939)

7th-12th

See How They Run

Warwick Davis and The Reduced Height Theatre Company, 7.30pm

21st-26th

The Mousetrap

The longest running show in British theatre history, 7.30pm

MANSFIELD PALACE THEATRE (01623 633133)

6th

Thank You for the Music

ABBA tribute show, 7.30pm

8th

Suggs: My Life Story

7.30pm

11th

The Sooty Show

Magic, music and mess! 11am & 2.30pm

27th

Monty Don

7.30pm

NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL (0115 989 5555)

31st March to 5th April

The Dishwashers

Comedy starring David Essex

14th-19th

The Two Worlds of Charlie F

A darkly comic and uplifting tale of survival, performed by serving and veteran soldiers

22nd-26th

Dial M for Murder

Intense thriller starring Christopher Timothy

NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL (0115 989 5555)

1st

Runrig

40th anniversary concert, 7.45pm

2nd

A Life In Song

Celebrating Don Black, 7.30pm

15th-26th

Cats

Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s smash-hit musical

NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE (0115 941 9419)

1st

Festival of the Spoken Nerd

Comedy science show, 7.30pm

27th

Blofeld & Baxter

Stories from behind the scenes at ‘Test Match Special’, 7.30pm

SOCIETIES & TALKS

Allestree Flower Group

15th AGM, Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, 7.30pm

Ashbourne Antiques & Collectables Soc 1st ‘Brief History of Blue & White China’, St Oswald’s Church Hall, Ashbourne, 7.30pm

Ashbourne Embroiderers’ Guild

14th ‘Elizabethan Inspired Textiles’, St John’s Church Hall, Ashbourne, 7.30pm

Ashbourne Heritage Society

8th ‘Grandma was a Suffragette’, St Oswald’s Church Hall, Ashbourne, 7.30pm

Chesterfield & District Family History Society

3rd ‘In Search of my Mother’, St Hugh’s RC Church, Littlemoor, Chesterfield, 7.30pm

Derbyshire Archaeological Society

4th ‘Excavations at a new Roman Settlement near Ripley’, St Mary’s Parish Centre, Derby, 7.30pm

Derbyshire Dales Woodcraft Club

5th Professional woodcarver Colin Hickman, Wyaston Village Hall, 10am

Derbyshire Embroiderers’ Guild

12th ‘Machine Embroidered Landscapes’, Derbyshire House, Sherwin St, Derby, 2pm

Derby Poetry Society

11th ‘Myths & Legends in Irish Poetry’, Friends Meeting House, St Helen’s St, Derby, 7.30pm

Derby & Sandiacre Canal Society

22nd ‘History of the Derwent Valley’, The Wilmot Arms, Borrowash, Derby, 8pm

Heanor Floral Art Group

14th ‘In Grandma’s Day’, Wilmot St Welfare Centre, Heanor, 7pm

Kyleburn Historical Society

17th ‘Stanton at War’, Kilburn Baptist Chapel Schoolroom, 7.30pm

Long Eaton & District Horticultural Society

15th ‘Gardens & Palaces of Europe’, Moorlands Club, Long Eaton, 7.30pm

Matlock Antiques & Collectables Society

11th ‘The Leach Family of Potters’, Matlock Imperial Rooms, 7.30pm

Matlock & District Embroiderers’ Group

28th ‘From Sheep to Shawl’, Imperial Rooms, Matlock, 7.30pm

Matlock Luncheon Club

10th ‘Character Actress’, Matlock Golf Club, 12pm

Mickleover Flower Arranging Group

9th ‘Purely for Pleasure’, St John’s Church Hall, Mickleover, 7.30pm

Sawley & District Historical Society

28th ‘The Parish Constable’, Sawley Church Hall, Old Sawley, 7.45pm

Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society

23rd ‘Catherine Booth - Mother of the Salvation Army’, Ticknall Village Hall, 7.30pm

Willington Local History Group

10th ‘The History of Brizlincote Hall’, Willington Old School, 7.30pm

Though care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of dates and times, it is always advisable to verify the details.

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