What’s On guide

Nemmy Hatch
Nemmy Hatch

Thursday, July 23

Gardens. Open gardens at Thornbridge Hall, Great Longstone, 9am to 5pm. Adults £5, under 16s free.

Walk. Free volunteer-led walks exploring Eyam and the surrounding countryside 11am to 1pm and 2-4pm. Meet at the National Trust shop located in the Craft Centre.

Music. Aprille and the Shower play at the Railway Inn, Buxton, noon to 3pm.

Theatre. Miriam Margolyes will bring to life 23 of Charles Dickens’ characters at Buxton Opera House at 2pm. Tickets £12. Contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

Walk. Explore parts of the Haddon Hall estate not normally open to the public and encounter longhorn cattle and rare sheep in a free guided two-hour walk. Meet in the car park at 10.30am. For details call 01629 810912.

Magic. Close-up and stage magic, performed by High Peak Magic Society, at the Palace Hotel, Buxton, 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

Friday, July 24

Family. Nana & Nunu - The Big Sneeze, presented by Dame for a Laugh, at the Pavilion Arts Centre studio, Buxton, from 5.45pm to 6.30pm.

Heritage. Behind the scenes tour of Eyam Hall looking at its portraits and people who lived there. 3-4pm, tickets £4. For details call 01433 639565.

Comedy. Jason Manford’s Comedy Club at The Loft, Matlock. Doors open 7pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets £12.50, call 07732173003 or pay on the door.

Music. Covers band Facsimile return to Matlock Festival after their appearance last year. They will be playing the music of the Kings of Leon, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Ed Sheeran and others, at Twenty Ten Bar, Matlock, at 9pm. Free entry.

Music. Six-piece r ‘n’ b band Dogboy play at The Fishpond, Matlock Bath.

Music. Eddi Reader, the voice of Fairground Attraction, performs at New Mills Art Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £24.20, visit: www.seetickets.com/Event/eddi-reader/new-mills-art-theatre/835537

Musical. Oklahoma at Sheffield Lyceum Theatre at 7.45pm. Tickets £26-£34. Contact 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Music. Legendary blues/rock guitarist Larry Miller will be supported by Ben Miles at Real Time Live, Chesterfield.

Theatre. The Ghosthunters Club, presented by Cul-de-sac Theatre, at Scriveners Bookshop, Buxton, from 9pm to 10pm.

Comedy. Alfie Moore presents A Fair Cop Stands Up at Underground Venues, Buxton, from 7pm to 8pm.

Saturday, July 25

Carnival. Matlock Carnival at Hall Leys Park, Matlock. Sixty stalls including arts, craft, vintage and food, a funfair, children’s entertainment, archery, climbing wall, superheroes and inflatables. The fun runs from 10am to 5pm. Free admission to park.

Poetry. Helen Mort reads her poetry and talks about her role as Derbyshire Poet Laureate, at the Old Clubhouse, Buxton, at 9am. Tickets £10.50. Contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

Talk. Bill Oddie talks about birdwatching, at Buxton Opera House at 10.15am. Tickets £12. Contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

Musical. Oklahoma at Sheffield Lyceum Theatre at 3pm and 7.45pm. Matinee tickets £24-£32, evening tickets £26-£34. Contact 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Music. Four-piece band Still Crazy and personality vocalist Rachel Louise at the Edgefold Club, Matlock, at 8.30pm.

Comedy. Legendary comedian Jimmy Tarbuck at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £21.50. Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Opera. Lucia di Lammermoor at Buxton Opera House at 7.15pm. Tickets £20-£65. Contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

Music. Scott McCall & The Tenderspots play at The Fishpond, Matlock Bath.

Music. Synner will be playing classic rock covers at the Out Of Town Inn, Butterley Hill, Ripley,

Sunday, July 26

Carnival. Matlock Carnival at Hall Leys Park, Matlock. Stalls, children’s entertainment, live music. The fun runs from 10am to 5pm. Free admission to park.

Fiesta. Learn flamenco dancing at a fundraiser for Ashgate Hospice. Naomi Hatch will teach beginners at a Spanish Fiesta in Greenway Cafe, Matlock, from 10.30am to 3pm. The fiesta will include a raffle, tombola and competitions.

Families. The Magical Storytelling Yurt, presented by High Peak Community Arts, at Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, 10am to 4pm.

Garage sale. Village-wide garage sale in Castleton from 10am to 4pm. Maps of sales venues from Castleton Visitors Centre or from official participants.

Family. Medieval fun for families at Peveril Castle, Castleton, from 11am to 5pm. See Saturday’s listings for details.

Lunch. The Oldie Literary Lunch, featuring Kate Mosse, Jonathan Fryer and Prue Leith, at the Old Hall Hotel, Buxton at 12 noon. Tickets £62. Contact 0845 127 2190. buxtonfestival.co.uk

Theatre. Troublesome People by Jill Haas, presented by Ashrow Theatre, at United Reformed Church, Buxton, 3.15pm to 4.40pm.

Dance. Eric Reid provides the music for dancing at the Edgefold Club, Matlock.

Song. Shaun Byrne sings classic pop. rock and Americana at Old Poets Corner, Ashover.

Theatre. The Unfurling of Indigo Higgins, presented by Arletty Theatre, at United Reformed Church, Buxton, 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Theatre. Safe Mode, presented by Theatre By Numbers, at the Old Clubhouse, Buxton, 7.30pm to 10pm.

Monday, July 27

Heritage. Defend Bolsover Castle against Cromwell’s cronies in a Civil War themed event, daily to Friday, July 31, 11am to 5pm. Adult £9.80, concessions £8.80, children £5.90 and family tickets £25.50. Call 0870 333 1183 or www.english-heritage.org.uk/bolsover.

Musical. Oklahoma at Sheffield Lyceum Theatre at 7.45pm. Tickets £24-£32.Contact 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Tuesday, July 28

Walk. Free walks exploring Eyam and the surrounding countryside 11am to 1pm and 2-4pm. Meet at the National Trust shop located in the Craft Centre.

Heritage. Meet Robert de Kyme, the real man behind the myth of Robin Hood, at Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery, 10am to 4pm. Free entry.

Musical. Oklahoma at Sheffield Lyceum Theatre at 7.45pm. Tickets £24-£32.Contact 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Wednesday, July 29

Outdoors. Wild Family Funday at Hardwick Hall, Chesterfield, every Wednesday during summer holidays. Activities will differ each week and may include bug hunting, wild art and crafts and kite making. Meet at Stableyard, 11am-4pm, normal admission plus £1 per activity.

Dance. Eric provides the music for dancing at the Edgefold Club, Matlock.

Musical. Oklahoma at Sheffield Lyceum Theatre at 7.45pm. Tickets £24-£32. Contact 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk