Mercury listings guide

Andy Parsons.
Andy Parsons.

Your comprehensive guide to events, shows and entertainment across the area...


GIG: Singer-songwriter Mick McMaster plays Designate at The Gate, Matlock.

DEAD GUILTY. Presented by Talking Scarlet at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £15 (concessions). To book contact 01246 345222 or

JAZZ. Vibraphone ace Roger Beaujolais will be performing at Chesterfield Jazz Club’s concert in Club Chesterfield. Tickets £7.50 in advance, £9 on door and £5 under 18s.

THE KEN DODD HAPPINESS SHOW. At the Opera House, Buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £20, £22. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or

ALY BAIN & PHIL CUNNINGHAM. At the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £14, £16. Contact 0845 127 2190 or

GIG: Such Sights, Scouts, Fighting Fate , Heroes Never Drown, Fierce Morgan and Oliver And The Rest hit Real Time Live, Chesterfield.

JAZZ: Roger Beaujolais brings his vibraphone to Chesterfield Jazz Club, Club


ACOUSTIC Marv White hosts the acoustic night at The Sun Inn, Chesterfield.

GIG: Domino knocks spots off The Fishpond, Matlock Bath.


PROMISES AUCTION: An auction of promises has been organised by Wirksworthian Jane Aitman, to raise cash for ‘Study Guatemala’ a charity that provides education for disadvantaged children living in Guatemala City. Lots include things that money can’t buy (easily) such as tickets to Bellowhead, work from some of the prestigious artists who exhibit in the Wirksworth festival,and holidays in County Kerry and Scotland. The auction of promises is in the Red Lion, Wirksworth, from 7.45pm; the bar is open and £5 admission includes food.

PULLMAN CURRY NIGHT: The first ever Pullman Curry Night at Wirksworth Station between 15.30 and 8:30. There will be a selection of homemade curries with rice, naan bread and onion bhaji. Included is a glass of beer or bitter or if you prefer, red or white wine. Just £9.95 each. Booking is essential via or 01629 823076.

HEARTLESS TARTS: The Heartless Tarts’ will star in a concert to launch their new CD and raise funds for Ashgate Hospice and Action for Children. Featuring Alison Green, Helen Boyce, Annie McClimont and Gwenna Carless all of whom are members of the ‘Fishpond Choir’. The concert starts at 7.30pm in the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway, Tickets are free and available from Dave on 01773 856545 or from Mayfield Stores, Church Street, Holloway. There will be a raffle and collection to raise money for the charities.

THE LUMBERJACKS. Starring Craig Campbell, Stewart Francis and Glenn Wool at Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £16. Contact 01246 345222 or

NEVILLE’S ISLAND. Starring Mark Homer at the Opera House, Buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £13, £15, £17. Contact 0845 127 2190 or

DEAD GUILTY. See Thursday listings.

Nine Below Zero drop in at The Flowerpot, Derby.

GIG: Ferocious Dog and Jon Sevink (Levellers) play Real Time Live, Chesterfield.

BB Blackdog play the bar at The Fishpond, Matlock Bath.

GIG Meanwhile, in the Fishpond Ballroom, its Brian Houston & Rob Vincent.

GIG Andy Carr launches his debut EP Never Letting Go at the Black Hippo, Matlock. The Simple Tones support.


DALE DIVA: DaleDiva Four - part harmony chorus are at Tansley Village Hall.

Doors open 7pm. Licenced bar. Tickets £8 from 01629 582230.

CONCERT. Baslow Choir holds its spring concert at Ecclesall Parish Church, Sheffield, at 7.30pm, featuring works by Haydn and Mozart. Soloists include Katy Strudwick from Chesterfield and the choir will be accompanied by the South Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra. Tickets £12 and £10 (concessions) in advance; £14 on the door. Contact 01433 631586.

Neville’s Island. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. See Friday listings for booking details.

THE SHAYDES. At the Uppertown Social Centre, Ashover, 7pm for 8pm. Tickets: £11 including supper. Call Eddie Marriott on 01246 590502.

DEAD GUILTY. 3pm & 7.30pm. See Thursday listings for details.

DANCE. Music from Aubrey Robinson at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, at 8pm. Tickets: £7.50. Contact 01246 345222 or

GIG: The Shaydes vocal harmony group are at Uppertown Social Club, Ashover.

The Orphans play The Grouse, Brampton.

MUSIC: Euphoria entertain Brimington Social Club.

GIG: Top tribute act Sack Sabbath rock The Fishpond, Matlock Bath.


SPOT’S BIRTHDAY PARTY. At the Opera House, Buxton, at 1.30pm & 3.30pm. Tickets: adults £13, child £12. Contact 0845 127 2190 or

ANDY PARSONS. I’ve Got Shed - at the Opera House, Buxton, at 8pm. Tickets: £14, £16. Contact 0845 127 2190 or

MUSIC: It’s the Sunday Singalong session at the Old Poets’ Corner, Ashover, with Dave Bentley and friends.

GIG: Acorn Roots play Chesterfield’s County.


NATURE TOTS: Pre-school children are invited to bring their adults along to learn about plants at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s Nature Tots’ session at the Trust’s Whistlestop Centre at Matlock Bath. Discover the amazing life cycles of plants and have a go at making paper plate sunflowers. Nature Tots takes place monthly and runs from 10am-11.30am. It costs £3 per child, with a second child at £1.50. Places are limited, so booking is essential – contact Derbyshire Wildlife Trust on 01773 881188

SPRING AWAKENING. At the Opera House, Buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £16. Contact 0845 127 2190 or


SHOW: Sweet Charity. Presented by Chesterfield Operatic Society at the Pomegrantate Theatre, Chesterfield, at 7.15pm. Tickets: £18.50. To book contact 01246 345222 or

SHOW: Patsy Cline - The Concert. An evening of song, laughter and legendary stories in this tribute to the life and times of the country music superstar at the Opera House, Buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £17.50, £19.50. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or

MUSIC: Tuesday is open acoustic night at The Old Poets’ Corner, Ashover.

PIANO: Resident pianist Peter Thorneycroft entertains the Market Place Cromford.

GIG Brotherhood are at Brimington Social Club.

OPEN MIC It’s open mic night at the St Helen’s, Stonegravels.

DJ DJ Johnny’s classic rock night comes to The County, Chesterfield.


SHOW: Sweet Charity. See Tuesday listings for details.

GIG: The Educatables play West Street Live, Sheffield.

MUSIC: Blues/roots outfit Babajack are at Matlock Bath’s Fishpond.

KARAOKE: There’s karaoke at The Victoria Club, Whitt Moor, Chesterfield.

KARAOKE: There’s karaoke at Chesterfield’s County.

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