Bawdy tales with Deb at the Storytelling Cafe

The Matlock Storytelling Cafe proudly presents Tales from the Bawdy Bardess, on Friday, July 4, featuring Debs Newbold.

Debs has performed at The Globe, The British Museum and The Royal Court, and now brings her saucy tales to the town’s Imperial Rooms.

Come and join her for a rollicking evening of banter, bawdiness and belly laughs. Three medieval tales get a womanly reworking in a show that has had audiences clutching their sides and reaching for The Canterbury Tales.

Tickets cost £7 and can be bought by calling Storytelling Cafe on 01629 580023 or you can pay on the door.

Delicious cakes and savoury snacks are available, and you can bring your own bottle. Doors open at 6.45pm and the show begins at 7.30pm. The show is not recommended for under 16 year olds.

n A mix of upbeat, soulful music from some of the greatest jazz composers of our age will be performed by the much-acclaimed duo ARKangel in the Gothic Warehouse at Cromford Mills on Saturday, July 5, at 7.30pm.

Their sophisticated performances have drawn much critical acclaim and they have performed in iconic settings such as Southwell Minister and Belvoir Castle as well as smaller, more intimate venues.

The duo are making a welcome return to Cromford Mills, having been a great success at their last appearance and will be playing an evening of light jazz classics.

Catherine Roth, events manager for Cromford Mills, said: “Cromford Mills is becoming a regular music venue with our expanding events programme and we are especially delighted to have ARKangel back with us for an evening of light jazz classics.”

ARKangel’s performance commences at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10. For further details and ticket bookings contact 01629 825995.

n The Bakewell Choral Society, conducted by Alan Eost, will be performing Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, together with a selection of madrigals, on Saturday, July 5, from 7.30pm, at Lady Manners School, Bakewell.

The soloists are Debra Morley (soprano), Thom Meredith (baritone) and Ben Sawyer (countertenor). They and the chorus will be accompanied by local concert pianists, Gillian Bithel and Beate Toyka as well as the percussion section from the South Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra and a children’s chorus from Lady Manners School.

Tickets are £10 from Bakewell Bookshop, choir members, or on the door. Accompanied children and students get in free.