What’s On guide

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October 15

Exhibition. Tangled Yarns, an exhibition by Alke Schmidt, explores the politics and morality of the textile industry. Running at Cromford Mills until October 25, open 10am until 4pm. Free admission. Visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk for further details or phone 01629 825995 Walk. A three-mile walk around Belper, led by a guide who is knowledgeable in the area’s cotton-spinning past. Walk starts at The Triangle, Belper, at 10am. Fee £5. Pre-booking essential via www.derbysheritagewalks.com

Walk. Walking for health at Hardwick Hall from 10.30am to 12.30pm. General admission prices apply. Contact 01246 850430 or www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events.

Talk. The History of Silkolene Lubricans of Belper - Derbyshire’s only oil company will be the theme of a talk by Cliff Lee, a previous employee of the oil industry, at Cromford’s Gothic Warehouse at 7pm. Admission £7.50, includes cheese and wine. For further details and ticket bookings, contact www.cromfordmills.org.uk or phone 01629 825995.

Workshop. Building character workshop at Buxton Opera House and the Pavilion Arts Centre from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets £10. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Film. Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre will host a live screening of the National Theatre’s production of Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, at 7pm. Tickets £15, £12.50 (concessions, child), contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

October 16

Walk. Rail ThroughThe Peaks 2, a 6.4-mile guided walk along the Monsal Trail which will look at the history of the former Derby to Manchester railway line. Walk leaves Miller’s Dale Station, Miller’s Dale, near Tideswell, at 12noon. £15 per person. This walk will also take place on October 19. Booking via www.derbyshireheritagewalks.com

Theatre. Father Brown: The Curse of the Invisible Man will be presented by Rumpus Theatre Company at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, at 2pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50, £14.50 (concessions), £12.50 (child). Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Music. Sally Barker performs at The Fishpond, Matlock Bath.

Opera. English Touring Opera present Pelléas et Mélisande by Debussy at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £19.50-£36.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Song. Judie Tzuke, who charted in 1979 with Stay With Me Till Dawn, performs at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £22.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Song. Abba Mania, tribute band, at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, at 7.30pm. Tickets £19, £17 (concessions), £11.50 (child). Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

October 17

Exhibition. Made in Chesterfield, an exhibition celebrating the amazing and sometimes quirky products being made in the town, launches at Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery where it runs until December 16. Open 10am to 4pm. Contact 01246 345727.

Museum. Behind the scenes tour at Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery at 10.30am, 11.30am and 1pm. Free entry.

Apple Day. Bring along your harvested or windfall apples and watch them being pressed into juice to take home with you. Scarthin Promenade, Cromford, 12 noon to 5pm. Free entry. For more information, see the photo story (top right).

Lunch. Derwent Valley Donkey Sanctuary is holding a lunch, including soup, a cob and a drink, at The Institute, 16 Cromford Hill, Cromford, from 11.30am until 2pm. £4.50. Contact 01773 856708.

Theatre. Father Brown: The Curse of the Invisible Man will be presented by Rumpus Theatre Company at Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, at 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50, £14.50 (concessions), £12.50 (child). Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Concert. The Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir sings at Matlock’s Methodist and United Reformed Church at 7.45pm. Tickets £6, proceeds in aid of church roof appeal. For tickets, call Sandra Haycock on 07437 871234.

Opera. English Touring Opera present The Tales of Hoffman by Offenbach at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £19.50-£36.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Music. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £18.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Concert. Derbyshire Singers will perform Rutter’s Requiem and Vivaldi’s Gloria, with soprano soloist Lesley-Jane Rogers and trumpet soloist Anthony Thompson at St John’s Church, Ashbourne. Tickets £15 and £12 (concessions), available from choir members, Natural Choice, Ashbourne (tel. 01335 346096) or visit www.derbyshiresingers.org

Song. Halfway to Pardise: The Billy Fury Story at Chesterfield’s Winding Wheel at 7.30pm. Tickets £20. Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

October 18

Walk. A five-mile guided walk along Cromford Canal looking at its history and the industries it once served. Leaving Cromford Canal Wharf at 1pm. £6 per person. Pre-booking essential via www.derbysheritagewalks.com

Music. The Tame Valley Stompers play jazz at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 1pm. Tickets £7 (advance), £9 (on door). Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Opera. English Touring Opera present Werther by Massenet at Buxton Opera House at 3pm. Tickets £19.50-£36.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.

Music. World jazz quintet Radio Banska play at the Glebe Field Centre, Crich. Advance tickets £10 (adult), £7 (6-16 years); on door tickets, if available, £12 (adults), £8.50 (6-16 years). Contact 01773 853260.

Film. Ricki & The Flash (12A), starring Meryl Streep as a hard-rocking singer/guitarist, at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre at 7.30pm, also on October 19 at 2.30pm and October 20 at 7.30pm. Tickets £6.40, £4.50 (concessions, students) and £3.90 (child). Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

October 19

Film. Live screening of ENO’s production of The Barber of Seville at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre, 7.30pm. Tickets £15, £12.50 (concessions). Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

October 20

Theatre. Avenue Q, musical suitable for 14 years and above, at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, at 7.30pm. Tickets £19.50. Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Ballet. Northern Ballet present Jonathan Watkins’ 1984 by George Orwell at Sheffield Lyceum at 7.45pm. Tickets £15-£35. Contact 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatares.co.uk

Film. A Walk In The Woods (15) at Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 2.30pm, also on October 21 at 2.30pm and October 22 at 7.30pm. Tickets £6.40, £4.50 (concessions). Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Dance. Ballroom dancing at Chesterfield’s Winding Wheel at 7.30pm. Admission £4.85. Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

October 21

Song. Mad About The Musicals, starring Gareth Gates, at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £27. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Ballet. Northern Ballet present 1984 at Sheffield Lyceum at 7.45pm. Tickets £15-£35. Contact 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatares.co.uk

Theatre. Avenue Q, at Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, at 7.30pm. Tickets £26 and £27.50. Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Talk. The Sitwells Living Through the Great War, presented by Christine Beevers, at Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, at 7.30pm. Admission £6.50, £4.95 (concessions). Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk