What’s on: the Mercury listings guide

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THURSDAY, MAY 23

MUSIC: Wirksworth band Mammal play Designate at The Gate, Matlock.

DANCE: Phoenix Dance Particle Velocity. At the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 7.30pm. Tickets: adults £15, child £9. To book contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

SHOW: Made in Brum. Starring Jasper Carrot at the Opera House, Buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £26. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

BALLET:. Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, at 7.45pm. Tickets: £22-£35. To book contact 0114 2496000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

DRAMA: The History Boys. By Alan Bennett at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £21. To book contact 0114 2496000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

DRAMA: A Wonderous Place. Four new short stories inspired by North of England cities: Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle, at the Studio Theatre, Sheffield, at 7.45pm. Tickets: £14. To book contact 0114 2496000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

FRIDAY, MAY 24

MUSIC: Local singer/songwriter Andy Carr plays Designate at The Gate, Matlock.

MUSIC: Poizon pay tribute to the glam rock legends at Matlock Bath’s Fishpond.

MUSIC: Meanwhile, in the Fishpond bar you can catch The Pitz.

DANCE: Lovin’ the 70s. Dance night at the Winding Wheel Ballroom, Chesterfield, at 8pm. Tickets: £5 (£6 on the door). To book contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

OPERA: The Firework-Maker’s Daughter. Presented by Opera North at the Opera House, Buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets: adults £16, £20, £24; child £9.50. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

BALLET: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty. See Thursday listings for details.

DRAMA: The History Boys. See Thursday listings for details.

DRAMA: A Wonderous Place. See Thursday listings for details.

SATURDAY, MAY 25

MUSIC: Rockabilly punks The Sons of El Roacho play The Wheatsheaf, Bakewell.

MUSIC: Downi do The Grouse, Brampton, Chesterfield.

MUSIC: Matt McKenzie is at Designate at The Gate, Matlock.

MUSIC: The Jar Family are at The Fishond, Matlock Bath.

MUSIC: SKM are at the Conservative Club, Matlock.

MUSIC: The Hope and Anchor, Wirksworth, hosts Jordan Bednall, Matt Mason, Jason Barker, Motion Replay Acoustic, Gareth Barkley-Smith, Alex Rennie, Matt Dowson & Harry Gough, Left Hand Drive, David Lacey and Benji CJ, 4pm-10pm.

BILLY EDEN : 50’s/60’s Rock n Roll Olde Nag’s Head, Castleton, free entry. everyone welcome 01433 620248.

TRACTOR PULL: Family event at the Red Lion, Birchover. The winning Team can enjoy personalised ‘Tractor Pull Winner’ beer, provided by Peak Ales Brewery of Chatsworth. Teams of 5 to enter (£10 per team) - Tractor Provided - All funds raised towards the 2013 Village Carnival.

Stalls, tombola, raffle, music and fun. 7pm start.

ART: The RAW Talent (Real Art Work) exhibition and sale of work by 20 sixth-form students from schools across Derbyshire, held at Peak Village Shopping Centre, Rowsley. 10am-5pm.

FISHING COURSE: Free two hour introductory course teaching the basics of Fly-Fishing and Fly-Casting. At Orvis

The Old Town Hall, King Street, Bakewell. Call 01629 810226 to book.

FLOWER FESTIVAL: Holy Trinity Church Ashford in the Water, theme: ‘Old Ashford’ – depicting the village industries and occupations of bygone times. Church open: 10am–8pm. Admission: £5 adults, £1 children under 16. Refreshments available. Proceeds to the church organ blower fund. Tickets available from Jon Weller on 07850 019489, or pay on the door.

SING-ALONG: Mama Mia sing-along film evening at Eyam Village Club, Mechanics’ Institute, 7.30pm. Buffet supper included. Prize for best Abba/Mama Mia costume. Tickets £12.50 (£13.50 for non-club members). Please phone Lynn on 01433 630851 or Pauline on 01433 631055.

MUSIC: Acappella evening. A performance of an acappella evening at the Winding Wheel produced by Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans Association with the Aurora Choir and the National Bronze Medal winners of the British Barbershop Singers, Chesterfields own, “HomeSpun”. This is a charitable event supporting these Chesterfield based Volunteer groups. Tickets will be available on the door from 6.45pm or from the Pomegranate Theatre, he Tourist Information Centre or Joe Roberts on 01246 554386. Circle £9 Auditorium £7.

KIDS: Andy and Mike’s Tick Tock Time Machine. (CBeebies) at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, at 11.30am & 2.30pm. Tickets: £12. To book contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

OPERA: The Firework-Maker’s Daughter. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. See Friday listings for details.

BALLET: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty. 2pm & 7.45pm. See Thursday listings for details.

DRAMA: The History Boys. See Thursday listings for details.

DRAMA: A Wonderous Place. 2.15pm & 7.45pm. See Thursday listings for booking details.

SUNDAY, MAY 26

MUSIC: The Old Poets’ Corner, Ashover, holds its regular Sunday singalong.

ART: The RAW Talent (Real Art Work) exhibition and sale of work by 20 sixth-form students from schools across Derbyshire, held at Peak Village Shopping Centre, Rowsley. 10am-5pm.

MUSIC: The Larry Miller band are at The Fishpond, Matlock Bath.

MUSIC: The Pitz play The Market, Chesterfield.

FLOWER FESTIVAL: Holy Trinity Church Ashford in the Water, 11am -8pm. See Saturday listings for details.

DRAMA: The History Boys. See Thursday listings for details.

MONDAY, MAY 27

MUSIC: The Seventy, Chosen Rejects, Poor Grammar, Clawback The Day and Parker play The Crooked Spire pub, Chesterfield, from 2pm.

ART: The RAW Talent (Real Art Work) exhibition and sale of work by 20 sixth-form students from schools across Derbyshire, held at Peak Village Shopping Centre, Rowsley. 10am-5pm.

FLOWER FESTIVAL: Holy Trinity Church Ashford in the Water. See Saturday listings for details.

MUSIC: Eliza Carthy & Jim Moray. At the Opera House, buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £19, £21. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

DRAMA: The History Boys. See Thursday listings for details.

TUESDAY, MAY 28

MUSIC: It’s open acoustic night at The Old Poets’ Corner, Ashover.

MUSIC: Pianist Peter Thorneycroft continues his residency at The Market Place, Cromford.

FLOWER FESTIVAL:. Holy Trinity Church Ashford in the Water. See Saturday listings for details.

MUSIC: Jack Jones. The Farewell UK & Ireland tour at the Opera House, Buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £28.50, £30.50. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

DRAMA: The History Boys. See Thursday listings for details.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29

FLOWER FESTIVAL:. Holy Trinity Church Ashford in the Water. See Saturday listings for details.

DRAMA: The Merry Widow. Presented by Peak Performance at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £12. To book contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

DRAMA: The History Boys. See Thursday listings for details.

To include your event, email listings@matlockmercury.co.uk