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THURSDAY, APRIL 4

Music. The Solid Silver 60s Show, starring Mike Pender, Dave Berry, Wayne Fontana, New Amen Corner and The Merseybeats is at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £24.50-£26.50. Contact 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Dance. Let Me Be Your Star, presented by The Academy of Dance, at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, at 6.30pm. Tickets £9. Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Fossils. Exploring the ancient world through fossils and models, make your own ancient rockpool and add coral crinoids and creepy creatures to the Carboniferous coral reef Castleton Visitor Centre, Castleton, Hope Valley. 2 sessions: 11 - 1 and 2 - 4pm. No booking needed, just drop by and join in. Free, materials provided

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

Story-telling. Matlock Storytelling Cafe presents Fools and Frolics, Wit and Wisdom at 7.30pm at The Imperial Rooms, Matlock. Resident storyteller Rachel Murray knows a thing or two about buffoonery, and she has been delving into her big story sack for suitably strange characters and tales. Storytellers Gillian Shimwell and David Whittington will also be on hand to delight, tickle and confuse.

Tickets cost £7 and are available from The Greenway Cafe, Snitterton Rd, Matlock OR by calling Storytelling Cafe on 01629 580023. Doors open 6.45, show begins 7.30.

Music. An Evening with Julian Lloyd Webber at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £20 and £22. Contact 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Dance. Let Me Be Your Star at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield. See Thursday’s listing.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

Fossil walk. Led by Peak District National Park rangers,the walk sets off from Millers Dale ranger centre (at the old Millers Dale station on the Monsal Trail) at 1.30pm, returning for 4pm – no need to book. There will be plenty of opportunity to handle the fossils and create artworks as well as fossil hunting and fossil rummaging. More information on http://ancientlandscapes.blogspot.co.uk

Fossils. Life in Ancient Seas at Millers Dale, Tideswell. Fossil rummage, fossils to look at, models to play with, make your own ancient animal puppet, add corals, seaweeds and shellfish to their ancient landscape. 
Activities run between 11am and 4 pm. Free, materials provided, no booking needed.

Show. Bringing Down The Moon, a tale of a mole seeing the moon for the first time, at Buxton Pavilion Arts Centre Studio at 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Suitable for spectators aged 3 years and over. Contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Dance. Let Me Be Your Star at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield. See Thursday’s listing.

Dance. An Evening with the Russian Cossacks at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £17.50 and £19.50. Contact 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Disco. It’s disco time at the Conservative Club, Matlock.

Music. The Laura Ashby Band play The Grouse, Brampton.

Music. Left Hand Drive pull up at The Fishpond, Matlock Bath for a free gig in the bar.

Music. Upstairs in The Fishpond ballroom, Absolute Thunder pay rockin’ tribute in Matlock Bath

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

Fair. An antiques and collectors fair will be held at Ashford Memorial Institue from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Refreshments available.

Dance. Let Me Be Your Star at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield at 5.30pm. See Thursday’s listing.

Concert. Tideswell Male Voice Choir and Huntingdon Male Voice Choir perform at Buxton Opera House at 7pm. Tickets £12.50. Contact 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Concert. Rhydian Roberts, who was discovered on X Factor and has since appeared at the Classical Brits at the Royal Albert Hall, will be performing at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £21 and £25. Contact 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Music. A Trip Through the Decades comes to Chesterfield’s Winding Wheel, with Marc Robinson as Buddy Holly, Past Masters and Abba Sensation. 
All profits go to Ashgate Hospice and Air Ambulance.

Music. It’s the Sunday Singalong at The Old Poets’ Corner, Ashover.

Music. Unpluggery abounds at the Fishpond’s Moo session in Matlock Bath. Hosted by Chris ‘Left Hand Drive’ Carr, performers include Mark Gwynne Jones, Jamie Mountford, Mike McMaster, Lucy Millford, Robyn Johnson & Acorn Roots.

Music. Nutty Boys play the Butcher’s Arms, Brimington.

Music. Therapy give Chesters, Whitt Moor, the treatment.

Music. The Pitz head to the Victoria Club, Whitt Moor.

Music. DFacto are at Chesterfield’s County.

MONDAY, APRIL 8

Music. The Cookin’ Pots will be playing jazz in the bar of the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, at 8pm. Tickets £7.50 and £5.50 (concessions). Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Panto. Wizard of Oz, starring Bobby Davro, Dani Harmer and Sarah Jane Honeywell at Mansfield Palace Theatre at 3pm and 6.30pm. Tickets £19 and £17 or £65 for a family of four. Contact 01623 633133 or www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre

Talk. Tony Benn, a former MP for Chesterfield, will be talking about the final instalment in his series of diaries, A Blaze Of Autumn Sunshine: The Last Benn Diaries, at Nottingham Playhouse at 7.45pm. Tickets £15. Contact 0115 941 9419 or www.nottinghamplaayhouse.co.uk

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

Talk. Birds, beasts and walks amongst dragons is the topic of Paul Bingham’s talk about the wildlife in the Wetlands and adventures in the mountains. He will be speaking at the Annunciation Church, Spencer Street, Chesterfield at 7.15 pm. £2.50 entrance fee.

Show. The Brothers Grimm will be presented by the Babbling Vagabonds Storytelling Theatre Company at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 2.30pm. Tickets £6 (adult), £5 (child). Contact 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190.

Music. T’Pau, the pop/rock band fronted by Carol Decker, will be performing at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £18 and £20. Contact 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Show. The Pitmen Painters, by Lee Hall, will be presented by Bill Kenwright at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield. Tickets £14-£23. Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Music. Tuesday is open acoustic night at the Old Poets’ Corner, Ashover.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

Film. “Lad: a Yorkshire Story” comes to the Medway Centre, Bakewell, at 7pm.

It tells the moving story of a teenage boy, Tom Proctor, who comes to terms with the loss of his dad through the friendship he forms with national park ranger, Al Thorpe

Show. The Pitmen Painters at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield. See Tuesday’s listings.

Music.

Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazz Band and Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen play at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £17 and £19. Contact 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

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