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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



Simon Evans

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


The Chatsworth Players

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


Boyzone & Kian Egan

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


John Sanderson

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


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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


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


Almshouses’ Concert

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


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


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



The Big One at Chaddesden Park

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


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

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


Made in Shottle & Thereabouts Festival

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


Open Farm

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


Derby Comedy Festival

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


Charity Car Boot Sale

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


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


Knights School for Dads

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


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

Treetops Hospice Moonlight Walk

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


Barrow Hill Open Days

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


Chesterfield Canal Festival

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

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE (0845 127 2190)


Joe McElderry

‘The X Factor’ winner, 7.30pm

4th, 5th

Entertaining Mr Sloane

7.30pm, Thurs mat 2.30pm


Evening of Dirty Dancing

Tribute show, 7.30pm


Dawn French

The ‘Queen of British comedy’, 7.30pm


Rising Damp

7.30pm, Wed mat 2.30pm


Kinder Choirs Summer Concert

The young singing stars, 7.30pm



The Little Mermaid

As above, 7.30pm


The Illegal Eagles



Steve Hewlett

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


Love Changes Everything

Celebrating the greatest hits of Michael Ball, 7.30pm


The Simon & Garfunkel Story

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


The Trials of Oscar Wilde

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



D-Day Darlings

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


Billy Pearce

The talented comedian and ‘national treasure’, 7.30pm

13th, 14th

Hit the Lights! Musical Tonight

7.15pm, Sat mat 2.15pm


Sweet Baby James

The music of legendary troubadour James Taylor, 7.30pm


Bella Hardy

Folk musician, singer and songwriter, 8pm


Alfie Moore

Former police sergeant turned stand-up comedian, 8pm


Sinfonia Viva

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


The Ghost Train

Performed by The Watson Players, 7.30pm

DERBY THEATRE (01332 593939)


Entertaining Mr Sloane

7.30pm, Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm



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



The Bon Jovi Experience

Tribute band, 7.30pm


The Twist

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



Dance ‘til Dawn

Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace, 7.30pm, mats vary


Rock of Ages

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


Tonight’s the Night

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


Birmingham Royal Ballet

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



Gareth Malone



Bruce Forsyth Entertains!



The Hallé



Sir Ranulph Fiennes



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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