Your guide to what’s on across the area...
THURSDAY, MAY 9
DRAMA: Cadfael - The Virgin in the Ice. Starring Gareth Thomas as Brother Cadfael, at Buxton Opera House at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £15-£19. Contact 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
TAI CHI. New beginners class at Ripley Leisure Centre 6.30pm - 7.15pm. (16+). Learn Tai Chi for improved health, improved fitness and increased happiness. It’s an adults class and all are welcome to have a go. Come along in loose clothing and comfortable footwear. Tel: 01773 745599.
DRAMA: Charley’s Aunt. At the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 7.30pm. Tickets: adults £15, child £11. To book contact 01246 3456222 or www.chesterfieldtheaters.co.uk
GIG: The Miserabillies play Designate at The Gate, Matlock.
MUSIC: Marv White hosts the acoustic night at Chesterfield’s Sun Inn.
GIG: Jason Barker is at The Fishpond, Matlock Bath.
FRIDAY, MAY 10
SLADE: Noddy Holder. An evening with the Slade frontman talking to Mark Radcliffe at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets £20, £22. Contact 0845 127 2190 r 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
ACOUSTIC:. An evening with Jason Barker. Jason’s sound is a melancholic acoust at The Bookcafe, Derby, at 7.30pm. There is an over 18 policy (over 14 if with adult and dining). Pizzas available. To book a table call 01332 294008.
DRAMA: Cadfael - The Virgin in the Ice. Performance at 7.30pm. Tickets £17-£21. See Thursday’s listings.
COMEDY: The UK’s premier comedy troupe The Noise Next Door are at the Assembly Rooms, Derby. Call 01332 255 800 for times and booking details.
DRAMA: Charley’s Aunt. See Thursday listings for details.
GIG: T Rextasy - I Love to Boogie. The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, 8pm. Tickets: £18. To book contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk
GIG: Three Legged Cat are feline groovy at Chesters, Whitt Moor, Chesterfield.
Kim Richey entertains at The Fishpond’s ballroom, Matlock Bath.
GIG: Meanwhile in the Fishpond bar you can catch local skiffle legends Please Y’Self.
MUSIC: The Pitz play Brampton Manor.
BILLY EDEN : 50’S /60’S Rock ‘n’ Roll at Wheatsheaf, Baslow , Free entry. 01246 582240
SATURDAY, MAY 11
MUSIC: Chris Chambers, Americana with an English accent involving mandolin, dobro, acoustic, electric and lap steel guitar, playing at The Bookcafe, Derby, at 7.30pm. To book a table call 01332 294008.
PLANT SALE: Arkwright’s Mill, Cromford, from 1.30pm.
DRAMA: Charley’s Aunt. See Thursday listings .
DRAMA: Cadfael - The Virgin In The Ice. Performances at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £17-£21 (matinee), £19-£23 (evening).
GIG: Limehouse Lizzy pay tribute to the Thin boys at Chesterfield’s Real Time Live.
GIG: The Shindys, The Karmahearts, The Stride and Arifa play The Sun, Chezzy.
MUSIC: Once again proving that hope always triumphs over experience, The Pitz play Chesters, Whitt Moor.
GIG: Tom Katz play Matlock Conservative Club.
GIG: TheDismissiveATTACK!! launch their single Mascots at The Grouse, Brampton. Fighting Fate support.
GIG: The Kahunas rock Matlock Bath’s Fishpond.
MUSIC: Shambles Kelly is at The Boat, Cromford.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is organising fun photographic sessions for all the family in its Wildlife Discovery Room at Severn Trent Carsington Water. Running from 10.30am to 12.30pm it is for children from four years old to teens. Cost is £2.50 – you will need to bring your own camera, plus suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. The afternoon session, from 1.30pm to 4pm, will show you how to take wildlife photographs with a compact or bridge camera. Suitable for adults and accompanied children aged 12 and over. The price is £10 per person. Booking is essential on 01773 881188 or www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk
SUNDAY, MAY 12
DRAMA: Being Tommy Cooper. By Tom Green at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 7.30pm. Tickets: adults £15, child £11. to book contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk
CONCERT. Featuring the Peak District Music Centres, at Buxton Opera House at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets £6-£9. Contact 0845 127 2180 or 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
MUSIC Join the Sunday Singalong at the Old Poets’ Corner, Ashover.
BUTTERFLY: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is holding a one-day Butterfly Identification course at the Wildlife Discovery Room, Carsington Water. A morning classroom session followed by a guided
walk around Carsington Water to find and identify butterflies. The course runs from 10.30am-3pm and costs £10 per person. Booking is essential on 01773 881188 or www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk
MONDDAY, MAY 13
JAZZ: Jazz in the Bar. Vocalist Sally Doherty with pianist Paul Kilvington and double bass player Frank Grime at Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 7.15pm. Tickets: adults £7.50, child £4. Contact 01246 345 222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk
SHOW: Rock and roll variety show with hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s and comedy routines, at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £22.50, £24.50. Contact 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190.
DRAMA: 1984. Drama at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 7.30pm. This show includes full frontal nudity and violent scenes. Tickets: adults £15, child £11. to book contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.u
MUSIC: Swinging At The Cotton Club. Featuring the Jiving Lindy Hoppers and Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £16, £18. Contact 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
MUSIC: It’s open acoustic night at The Old Poets, Ashover.
MUSIC: Resident pianist Peter Thorneycroft plays The Market Place, Cromford.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
RECITAL: Organ recital. By John Keys, musical director at St Mary’s Church, Nottingham, playing at St John the Baptist Church, Staveley, at 8pm.
COMEDY: Bobby Mair, Philip Simon and Callum Scott provide the laughs at the Stagefright Comedy Club, The Fishpond, Matlock Bath, at 8pm. Admission £6 in advance, £8 on door; call 01629 581 529.
MUSIC: The Searchers. Hit-makers at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £18, £20. Contact 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
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