What’s on: The Mercury listings guide

Full Steam Ahead: The miniture steam engines enter the parade ring  at the annual Cromford Steam Rally.
Full Steam Ahead: The miniture steam engines enter the parade ring at the annual Cromford Steam Rally.
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Your seven-day guide to what’s on across the area...

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

Bonsall Carnival week contines with a Walking Treasure Hunt , starting at The Fountain 6pm and a bike race from The Cross at 7pm

Rudigore. Presented by Halifax Young Singers at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton at 2.30pm. Tickets: £12.50, Children 15 and under half price. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

The Sorcerer. Presented by the South Anglia Savoy Players at Opera House, Buxton at 7.30pm. Tickets: £12 to £22, Children 15 or under half price. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.

Pod Hanson, Starscreen Trio, Naked Potato, Lee Astley, Jareth Brownhill and Jamie Heawood fight it out in the latest round of Acoustic Idol at The Sun Inn, Chesterfield.

Pensioners’ pin-ups The Pitz kick off the first of the new monthly live music nights at The White Swan, Chesterfield.

Jumble Sale. At the Peel Centre in Dronfield Civic Centre from 9am to 4pm. Every item £1. There will also be cakes and refreshments.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

Bonsall carnival week rounds off with the Five-a-side Football final at 6pm on the village park and a lantern procession and firework finale at dusk.

An Evening of Dirty Dancing.

Tribute to one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time. Feel good concert that you’ll want to sing along with at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield at 7.30pm. Tickets: £18. To book contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Patter and Palaver with Louis Dall’ Ava. At the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, at 2.30pm. Tickets: £10, children 15 or under half price. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Iolanthe. Presented by the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company at the Opera House, Buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £15 to £30. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Cracking Right Foot are at The Victoria Club, Whitt Moor, Chesterfield.

Wrinkled rockers The Pitz hit Brampton Manor, Chesterfield.

Jason Barker and Beth McCarthy are at The Boat, Cromford.

The Horrors and The Mysery Jets top the Bill at the Y Not Festival, Pikehall, near Matlock.

RnB band Route 66 play The Castle Hotel, Bakewell.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

Open gardens: Thirteen gardens in the village of Tissington, will be open to the public between noon and 4pm. The gardens range from the 10-acres of Tissington Hall to the small gardens of the village cottages and the residents offer a warm welcome to all visitors. All monies raised from the event will be donated to the village’s St Mary’s Church, and will be used specifically for the renovation and refurbishment of the church’s ancient organ. Entrance to all 13 gardens is by ticket costing £5 per family (two adults and two children) or £2 per adult on the day, from either The Old Coach House Tearooms or at the Hall gate.

Carnival. Brassington gets ready to party with family fun and games throughout the day. The fun starts from 11.30am on the Greenway.

Chesterfest hits Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, with Take The Seven, Chase The Rain, Revelations, The Chase,

Such Sights, Ashaaw, Mitch Clarke, Dan Clayton, Lush Djs, Autograph Club, Alfie And Arifa all playing the free event from 3pm to 9pm.

The Taming of the Shrew. An open-air production at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton at 6pm. Tickets: adults £17, children £12. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

The Cribs and Ash feature at the Y Not Festival, Pikehall, near Matlock.

Iolanthe. Presented by the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company at the Opera House, Buxton at 7.30pm. Tickets: £15 to £30. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

The Pirates of Penzance. Presented by Festival Youth Production at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton at 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Tickets: £12.50. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

A Foreigner’s Journey pay tribute to both at Real Time Live, Chesterfield.

Cromford Steam Rally. At Highacres Farm, Brackenfield. The long-running event returns for the weekend, with 40 steam engines, 90 mini steam, 160 vintage lorries, plus tractors, organs, motorcycles, vintage cars and fairground rides. Fun for the whole family. Adults £10, OAP’s £5, children aged 10 & over £5 (under 10’s free) For more details, visit www.cromford-steam.co.uk . Starts from 8.30am.

Wirksworth Farmers’ Market. From 8.30am, with a range of organic and traditionally farmed produce.

World Championship Hen Races . At The Barley Mow, Bonsall, noon - 3pm.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

The Taming of the Shrew. An open-air production at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton at 6pm. Tickets: adults 17, children £12. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

A G&S Concert. Presented by Bentley Operatic Society at Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton at 2.30pm. Tickets: £10. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

It’s the Sunday Singalong at the Old Poets’ Corner, Ashover, with Dave Bentley and Friends.

The Darkness and The Enemy round off the fun at the Y Not Festival, Matlock.

It’s the Moo unplugged night at The Fishpond, Matlock Bath.

Out In The Cold, the classic rock and metal covers band play the Nag’s Head, Ripley.

Cromford Steam Rally. Adults £10, OAP’s £5, children aged 10 & over £5 (under 10’s free) See Saturday’s entry for more details.

Brass Band. The Bakewell Silver Band play on the bandstand in Hall Leys Park between 2pm and 4pm.

MONDAY, AUGUST 5

Savoy Ghosts. Presented by Glitter and Twisted Theatre Company at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton at 2.30pm. Tickets: £10. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

The Mikado. Presented by the Harrogate G&S Society at the Opera House, Buxton at 7.30pm. Tickets: £12 to £22. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.

Morris Dancing: Chapel Morris Men dance at the Old Hall, Hope at Hope. from 8pm.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6

Murder Weapon. Written by Brian Clemens, presented by Talking Scarlet and starring Marcus Hutton (Brookside) and Patric Kearns at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield at 7.30pm. Tickets: adult £15, child £11. To book contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Dance. Dancing in the ballroom with Ken and Hazel Shelton at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, 7.30pm-10.30pm. Price £4.85. Contact 01246 345222 for more details.

In concert with Martin Milnes (Falsetto). At the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton at 2.30pm. Tickets: £10. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

It’s open acoustic night at the Old Poets’ Corner, Ashover.

Resident pianist Peter Thorneycroft is at the Market Place, Cromford.

WENESDAY, AUGUST 7

The Gondoliers. Presented by the University of Birmingham at 2.30pm. Tickets: £12.50. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Yeoman of the Guard. Presented by the Savoynet Performing Group at the Opera House, Buxton at 7.30pm. Tickets: £12 to £22. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

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