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What’s On in Derbyshire – March 2014

PUBLISHED: 08:54 01 March 2014 | UPDATED: 15:03 21 March 2014

'La Boheme' at Derby Assembly Rooms

'La Boheme' at Derby Assembly Rooms

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Events in and around the county in March

Music, Drama & Concerts

1st

Luke Jackson

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

1st

Come & Sing with the Sitwell Singers

Sing Bach’s ‘Magnificat’ and Handel’s Coronation anthems at the Strutt’s Centre, Belper, 10am-5pm. Tel: 01332 662519

6th

Theatre Organ Music

Friends of the Burton Wurlitzer, Burton Town Hall, 2pm. Free to those in a residential home or warden-aided accommodation. Tel: 01283 430035

8th

Dalesmen Male Voice Choir

‘Inspire: A Celebration of Male Voice Choirs’, Southwell Minster, Notts, 7pm. Tel: 01636 813698

11th-15th

Hot Mikado

Central Operatic Society, Robert Ludlam Theatre, St Benedict’s School, Derby, 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). Tel: 01332 737034

12th-15th

Iolanthe

Melbourne Operatic Society, Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 863030

14th

Piatti String Quartet

Derby Chamber Music, Multi-Faith Centre, Kedleston Rd, Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 830585

14th

Inominata

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 863522

15th-16th

Annie Junior

Centre Stage Theatre Arts, Woodlands School, Allestree, Derby, 3.30pm & 7.30pm. Tel: 0800 048 8659

15th

Alfreton Male Voice Choir

With Gresley Male Voice Choir, Alfreton Grange Arts College, 7.30pm. Tel: 01773 823602

15th

Derby Concert Orchestra

Brahms, Dvorak and Rimsky-Korsakov, Derby Cathedral, Iron Gate, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 763594

15th

Total Brass

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

20th

Ben Holder

‘One of the most gifted and exciting young jazz violinists in the UK’, Chesterfield Jazz Club, Club Chesterfield, Chesterfield, 8.30pm. See www.chesterfieldjazz.com

20th

Trio con Brio Copenhagen

Abbotsholme Arts Society, Abbotsholme School, 8pm. Tel: 01543 263304

22nd

Guy Tortora

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

22nd

Brass & Voices

Derwent Brass Band, Christian Voices, Janet Nightingale and ‘calendar girls’ Angela Baker and Tricia Stewart, St Luke’s Church, Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 07752 091364

25th-29th

My Boy Jack

Marlowe Players, Darley Abbey Village Hall, near Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 07961 607372

28th

The King’s Men

Choral Scholars of King’s College, Cambridge, in concert at St Michael’s Church, Sutton-on-the-Hill, 7.30p.m. Tickets from 01283 732247 or 01283 733193

29th

Verdi: Requiem

Derby Bach Choir with several other choirs, Pride Park, Derby, 7.30pm. Tickets from Foulds, Derby, on 01332 344842 or from
www.derbybachchoir.com

OTHER EVENTS

4th, 5th

Royal Shrovetide Football

Ashbourne. Tel: 01335 343666

15th

Betfred Midlands Grand National

Seven races including ‘The Big One’, first race at 2.05pm, last race at 5.30pm. Uttoxeter Racecourse. Tel: 01889 562561

THEATRES

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE (0845 127 2190)

28th Feb-2nd March

Moscow State Circus

‘The world’s most famous circus’, 7.30pm, mats vary

4th

Andy Kirkpatrick

The best-selling author and mountaineer presents ‘Inappropriate Climbing’, 7.30pm

6th-8th

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia

Performing ‘Don Quixote’, ‘Giselle’ and ‘Swan Lake’, 7.30pm

9th

Nabucco

Ellen Kent’s newest production of her first opera, 7.30pm

15th

Chris Packham

An entertaining and informative look at different species, 7.30pm

23rd

Tap Factory

A mix of percussion, acrobatics and dance from some of the world’s best tap dancers, 7.30pm

26th

BalletBoyz

Led by former Royal Ballet lead dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, 7.30pm

30th

Monty Don

An evening with the renowned presenter, writer and gardening expert, 7.30pm

WINDING WHEEL CHESTERFIELD (01246 345222)

1st

The Elvis Years

Concert production of West End musical ‘Jailhouse Rock’, 7.30pm

6th

Syd Lawrence Orchestra

‘Music of James Bond’, 7.30pm

14th

The Magic of the Beatles

Superb re-creation of legendary live performances, 7.30pm

27th

The Searchers

Live in concert, 7.30pm

POMEGRANATE THEATRE CHESTERFIELD (01246 345222)

11th-15th

Ladies in Retirement

Starring Shirley-Anne Field and Katy Manning, an evening of Victorian thrills and suspense, 7.30pm, mats vary

17th

Giselle

Moscow Ballet, 7.30pm

18th

Hedda Gabler

Icarus Theatre Co, 7.30pm

19th

Othello

Icarus, 1.30pm and 7.30pm

DERBY ASSEMBLY ROOMS (01332 255800)

5th

La Bohème

Ellen Kent Opera & Ballet International, 7.30pm

10th-12th

51 Shades of Maggie

Hilarious new spoof play following one woman’s search for love, 7.30pm

25th-29th

New Jersey Nights

Celebrating the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

GUILDHALL THEATRE, DERBY (01332 255800)

2nd

Giles Brandreth

‘Looking for Happiness’, 5pm

11th-15th

An Ideal Husband

Performed by Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company, 7.30pm

DERBY THEATRE (01332 593939)

3rd-7th

The Perfect Murder

The world stage premiere from best-selling author Peter James, 7.30pm, Wed & Thur mat 2.30pm

6th-8th

The Pillowman

A writer in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories, 8pm

11th-15th

Tom’s Midnight Garden

A magnificent family adventure, 10.30am, 1pm and 7.30pm

MANSFIELD PALACE THEATRE (01623 633133)

1st

The Magic of the Beatles

A superb re-creation of the band’s legendary performances, 7.30pm

2nd

Circus of Horrors

Breathtaking circus acts, 7.30pm

12th

The Good Old Days

‘Music and Variety’, 2.30pm

23rd

The Marriage of Figaro

Beautifully staged in English with elegant costumes – a feast for the eyes and ears, 7.30pm

27th

Kate Rusby

Yorkshire’s renowned folk singer and songwriter, 7.30pm

NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL (0115 989 5555)

4th-8th

Brassed Off

A heartwarming tale of community spirit featuring rousing live music and a brilliant finale, 7.30pm, mats vary

11th-15th

Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne’s powerful and unique interpretation, 7.30pm, mats vary

18th-22nd

Opera North

‘Macbeth’, ‘The Girl of the Golden West’ and ‘From Paris with Love’, 7.30pm, mats vary

18th-22nd

The Play That Goes Wrong

‘Fawlty Towers’ meets ‘Noises Off’, 7.30pm, mats vary

NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL (0115 989 5555)

3rd

Shane Filan

The former Westlife band member on his first UK tour, 8pm

19th

The Overtones

Celebrating some of the best-loved songs in cinematic history, 7.30pm

30th

Susan Boyle

7.30pm

NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE (0115 941 9419)

21st Feb-8th March

The Threepenny Opera

A contemporary morality tale of uprising with a cast of both able-bodied and disabled performers, 7.45pm, mats vary

19th

Reduced Shakespeare Company

‘The Bible: The Complete Word of God’, 7.45pm

24th, 25th

HMS Pinafore

A fun tale of love between the social classes, 7.45pm

SOCIETIES & TALKS

Allestree Flower Group

18th ‘Rags to Riches’ demo, Evergreen Hall, Allestree, 7.30pm

Ashbourne Antiques & Collectables Society

6th ‘Bookplates – 17th to 21st centuries’, St Oswald’s Church Hall, Ashbourne, 7.30pm

Ashbourne Embroiderers’ Guild

17th ‘The History and Making of Corsets’, St John’s Church Hall, Ashbourne, 7.30pm

Ashbourne Heritage Society

11th ‘Cooks Tours’, St Oswald’s Church Hall, Ashbourne, 7.30pm

Chesterfield & District Family History Society

4th ‘So you want to become a family historian?’ St Hugh’s RC Church, Littlemoor, Chesterfield, 7.30pm

Derbyshire Archaeological Society

14th ‘Big Wheel to Very Big Wheel’ 21st ‘The Farmhouses and Cottages of South Derbyshire’ 28th ‘Intro to the Derbyshire Record Office’, St Mary’s Parish Centre, Derby, 7.30pm

Derbyshire Embroiderers’ Guild

8th Mini workshops, Derbyshire House, Sherwin St, Derby, 2pm

Derbyshire Numismatic Society

17th ‘The role of warfare in Ancient Rome’, Friends Meeting House, St Helen’s St, Derby, 7.15pm

Derby Photographic Society

3rd ‘Images from My Travels (inc Yellowstone in winter and natural history)’ 10th ‘What Interests Us’ 17th ‘An Evening with Ian’ 24th Print of the Year Competition 31st ‘President’s Evening’, Eborn House, Broadway, Derby, 7.30pm

Derby Poetry Society

14th Matt Black reads his own poetry, Friends Meeting House, St Helen’s St, Derby, 7.30pm

Derby & Sandiacre Canal Society

25th ‘The Canal and River Trust’, The Wilmot Arms, Borrowash, Derby, 8pm

Heanor Floral Art Group

17th ‘Putting on the Style’, Wilmot St Welfare Centre, Heanor, 7pm

Heath & District Heritage Society

3rd ‘Route 66 on a Harley Davidson’ 10th ‘A Derbyshire Miner’s Diary (Willie Calow)’ 17th ‘Law and Order over the Ages’, Heath Primary School, 7.30pm

Kyleburn Historical Society

20th ‘The Canary Girls of Chilwell’, Kilburn Baptist Chapel Schoolroom, Kilburn, 7.30pm

Long Eaton & District Horticultural Society

18th ‘China – Old and New’, Moorlands Club, Curzon St, Long Eaton, 7.30pm

Matlock & District Embroiderers’ Group

24th ‘Rebellious Rags’, Imperial Rooms, Matlock, 7.30pm

Matlock Luncheon Club

13th ‘Forensic Scientist’, Matlock Golf Club, 12pm

Mickleover Flower Arranging Group

12th ‘Memories of Village Life’, St John’s Church Hall, Mickleover, 7.30pm

National Trust Members (S Derbys)

18th ‘Joseph Wright’, Landau Forte College, Fox St, Derby, 7.30pm

Sawley & District Historical Society

31st ‘St Pancras’, Sawley Church Hall, Old Sawley, 7.45pm

Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society

28th ‘Sewerage, Sanitation and Public Health’, Ticknall Village Hall, 7.30pm

Willington Local History Group

6th ‘Ride on Ashby Light Railway’, Willington Old School, 7.30pm

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