What’s On in Derbyshire - June 2014

PUBLISHED: 09:07 02 June 2014 | UPDATED: 11:53 11 June 2014

Tori Stanley and Ann Evans at last year's Derbyshire County Show  Photo: Ruth Downing

Tori Stanley and Ann Evans at last year's Derbyshire County Show Photo: Ruth Downing

Ruth Downing

A look at what’s in store for Derbyshire and the Peak District

Dawn French at Buxton Opera HouseDawn French at Buxton Opera House

MUSIC, DRAMA & CONCERTS

7th

Simon Evans

‘Leashed’, Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton. Tel: 0845 127 2190

10th-15th

The Chatsworth Players

George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’ at Chatsworth House Theatre. Ticket options include ‘High Tea’ prior to the show. Tel: 01629 810174

12th

Boyzone & Kian Egan

Forest Live, Sherwood Pines Forest, near Edwinstowe, Notts. Tel: 03000 680 400

19th

John Sanderson

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

20th

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

An outdoor performance by Chapterhouse Theatre Company at Bolsover Castle, 7.30pm. Tel: 01246 822844

20th

The World Famous Elvis Show

Starring Chris Connor and The Steels, Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton. Tel: 0845 127 2190

20th & 27th

Les Misérables

The New Opera Company perform at St Mary’s Church, Parish Lane, Derby on 20th and St John the Evangelist Church, Mill St, Derby on 27th, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 701886

21st

Almshouses’ Concert

Beatus and Rolleston Choral Societies, St Mary’s Church, Rolleston. Tel: 01283 813377

21st

A Midsummer Night at the Opera

The OperaBabes and A Choir’d Taste at Derby Cathedral, 7.30pm. Tickets £15 from Foulds, Iron Gate, Derby. Tel: 01332 840923 21st

Sitwell Singers

Songs for a summer evening, St Chad’s Church, Longford, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 662519

28th

Vin Garbut

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

28th, 29th

The Derwent Singers

Performing ‘This Bountiful Earth’ at St Mary’s Church, Wirksworth on 28th at 7.30pm, and at St John’s Church Flower Festival, Smalley, on 29th at 6.30pm. Tel: 01283 561826

OTHER EVENTS

1st

The Big One at Chaddesden Park

Displays, music, dog show, fun fair and stalls, Chaddesden Park, Derby, 11am-6pm

6th-8th

Dovedale Arts Festival

Music from cellist Natalie Clein, talks from Matthew Parris and Fiona MacCarthy, plus arts and exhibitions. Lower Damgate Farm, Ilam, nr Ashbourne. See www.dovedalearts.co.uk

7th, 8th

Steaming at Leawood Pumphouse

See the engine in motion from 12pm-5pm on the Cromford Canal (SK 315 557), free entry. Tel: 01629 823204

8th

Made in Shottle & Thereabouts Festival

Local producers and artists display their wares at St Lawrence Church, Shottle

8th

Open Farm

Food & Craft Festival and Equestrian Centre Open Day, Broomfield Hall, Derby, 10am-4pm. Tel: 01332 836631

13th-22nd

Derby Comedy Festival

A range of events designed to tickle your funnybone, at venues throughout the city

14th

Charity Car Boot Sale

In aid of Brooke Mare & Foal Charity, Hall Close Farm, Kedleston, nr Derby, 11am-3pm

14th-15th

Welbeck Village Open Weekend

Explore parts of the village not usually open to the public and enjoy food, art and fun along the way, 10am-5pm, free entry

15th

Knights School for Dads

Become a knight for the day at Bolsover Castle (English Heritage). Tel: 0870 333 1181

21st

Duffield Carnival

‘Let’s go...Rio de Janeiro’ street procession at 1.45pm followed by entertainment on Eyes Meadow until 9pm

22nd Derbyshire County Show

Organised by the Derbyshire Agricultural & Horticultural Society, Derbyshire County Show will once again be held at The Showground at Elvaston, near Derby. Thrilling main ring attractions include a Cossack Trick Riding display from The Devil’s Horsemen Stunt Team and an appearance from The Essex Dog Display Team. Classes for horses, cattle, sheep, goats, rabbits and cavies, vintage cars, motorcycles and tractors will be joined by a farrier competition and qualifiers for Crufts, the Horse of the Year Show and Shire Horse of the Year Show. Titan the Robot will provide comedy, music and street theatre. The popular Daily Mail & ITV Gardening Question Time returns and as always, there’ll be a colourful mix of county produce on display in the art, foot and craft marquees. Visit www.derbyshirecountyshow.org.uk
27th

Treetops Hospice Moonlight Walk

In aid of Treetops Hospice. Start/finish at Derby University, Kedleston Rd, Derby. Register at www.treetopshospice.org.uk

28th-29th

Barrow Hill Open Days

Steam train trips and a free Routemaster bus to and from the Chesterfield Canal Festival. Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Staveley, Chesterfield

28th-29th

Chesterfield Canal Festival

Boat trips, canoeing, music, activities and stalls, Staveley Town Basin, Eckington Rd, near Chesterfield

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE (0845 127 2190)

1st

Joe McElderry

‘The X Factor’ winner, 7.30pm

4th, 5th

Entertaining Mr Sloane

7.30pm, Thurs mat 2.30pm

12th

Evening of Dirty Dancing

Tribute show, 7.30pm

14th

Dawn French

The ‘Queen of British comedy’, 7.30pm

23rd-25th

Rising Damp

7.30pm, Wed mat 2.30pm

28th

Kinder Choirs Summer Concert

The young singing stars, 7.30pm

POMEGRANATE THEATRE CHESTERFIELD (01246 345222)

11th

The Little Mermaid

As above, 7.30pm

15th

The Illegal Eagles

7.30pm

19th

Steve Hewlett

Ventriloquist and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ finalist, 7.30pm

21st

Love Changes Everything

Celebrating the greatest hits of Michael Ball, 7.30pm

24th

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

A story of the greatest music duo of all time, 7.30pm

25th

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

A drama created using transcripts from the original trials of Oscar Wilde along with his own words, 7.30pm

GUILDHALL THEATRE, DERBY (01332 255800)

5th

D-Day Darlings

‘The Songs that won the War’ – the most popular music from the 1940s wartime era, 2pm

6th

Billy Pearce

The talented comedian and ‘national treasure’, 7.30pm

13th, 14th

Hit the Lights! Musical Tonight

7.15pm, Sat mat 2.15pm

7th

Sweet Baby James

The music of legendary troubadour James Taylor, 7.30pm

18th

Bella Hardy

Folk musician, singer and songwriter, 8pm

20th

Alfie Moore

Former police sergeant turned stand-up comedian, 8pm

21st

Sinfonia Viva

‘Sounds Like Fun’ with Alasdair Malloy, 11.30am & 2pm

25th-28th

The Ghost Train

Performed by The Watson Players, 7.30pm

DERBY THEATRE (01332 593939)

10th-14th

Entertaining Mr Sloane

7.30pm, Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

17th-21st

Catch-22

Heller’s electric dramatisation of his classic novel, 7.30pm

MANSFIELD PALACE THEATRE (01623 633133)

5th

The Bon Jovi Experience

Tribute band, 7.30pm

6th

The Twist

Set in an American Diner, celebrating the greatest music of the 1950s and 1960s, 7.30pm

NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL (0115 989 5555)

2nd-7th

Dance ‘til Dawn

Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace, 7.30pm, mats vary

9th-14th

Rock of Ages

Award-winning 1980s themed musical, 7.30pm, mats vary

16th-21st

Tonight’s the Night

West End musical comedy inspired by the songs of Rod Stewart, 7.30pm, mats vary

25th-28th

Birmingham Royal Ballet

‘La Fille mal gardée’, 7.30pm, Thurs mat 2pm, Sat mat 2.30pm

NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL (0115 989 5555)

1st

Gareth Malone

7.30pm

7th

Bruce Forsyth Entertains!

7.30pm

12th

The Hallé

7.30pm

25th

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

7.30pm

SOCIETIES & TALKS

Allestree Flower Group

17th ‘Around the World in 60 minutes’ demonstration, Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, 7.30pm

Ashbourne Antiques & Collectables Society

3rd ‘My Curiosity Cabinet’, St Oswald’s Church Hall, Ashbourne, 7.30pm

Ashbourne Embroiderers’ Guild

16th ‘Black, White and Gold’ digital presentation, St John’s Church Hall, Ashbourne, 7.30pm

Ashbourne Heritage Society

10th AGM and short talks, St Oswald’s Church Hall, Ashbourne, 7.30pm

Chesterfield & District Family History Society

3rd ‘The History of Sheffield Manor Lodge – Past & Present’, St Hugh’s RC Church, Littlemoor, Chesterfield, 7.30pm

Derbyshire Embroiderers’ Guild

14th ‘Georgian Embroidery & Costume’, Derbyshire House, Sherwin St, Derby, 2pm

Derbyshire Numismatic Society

16th ‘Wild Men Running Horses – Anglo-Hanoverian coinage’, Friends Meeting House, St Helen’s St, Derby, 7.45pm

Derby Poetry Society

13th ‘Poet Laureates through the ages’, Friends Meeting House, St Helen’s St, Derby, 7.30pm

Heanor Floral Art Group

16th ‘Love is in the Air’, Wilmot Street Welfare Centre, Heanor, 7pm

Kyleburn Historical Society

19th ‘Wingfield Manor’, Kilburn Baptist Chapel Schoolroom, 7.30pm

Long Eaton & District Horticultural Society

17th ‘Top Tips for Tomato Growers’, Moorlands Club, Curzon St, Long Eaton, 7.30pm

Matlock & District Embroiderers’ Group

23rd AGM, Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock, 7.30pm

Matlock Luncheon Club

12th ‘An Extraordinary Career in Music’, Matlock Golf Club, Chesterfield Rd, Matlock, 12pm

Mickleover Flower Arranging Group

11th ‘A Perfect Touch’, St John’s Church Hall, Mickleover, Derby, 7.30pm

Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society

27th Walk around Repton using photographs, Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, Ticknall, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 862116

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