Artsbeat What’s On Listings


Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Sea Fever, schools summer showcase until November 4. Children’s art inspired by Joseph Wright’s painting A Grotto in the Gulf of Salerno, Moonlight 1780.

Where I end and You Begin, Paintings by Sarah R Key until November 4.

A feeling For Ghosts – a collection for the natural history stores, until November 4.For more information go to

Ridgeway Gallery, Bakewell

October artist Douglas Hill. Gallery open from 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday. More information

Studio 61 Gallery, Holloway, near Matlock

Inside Studio 61 Gallery Boutique at Holloway

Various collections. Three exhibitions each month. October – guest artist, KFS Originals; guest designer Judy Adams ceramics with seascapes, and hand-crafted jewellery by Mjoux. For more information go to See more about the gallery on the artsbeat blog

Ingleby Gallery, Melbourne

October 14 to 28 Peter Welton “Responding with Watercolour”. Gallery open Thursdays and Fridays 10am-4pm and weekends 12-5pm when there is an exhibition on. More details at

Leabrooks Gallery, Somercotes

October exhibition Greg Howard, gallery open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm and 11-4.30pm on Sundays. (Wednesday by appointment only. More details at

Beetroot Tree Gallery, South Street, Draycott

Brocade and Beyond Focusing on the ‘intricacies of manipulated thread’ until October 28. More details at

Gallerytop, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley

A dual exhbition of slipware and still life paintings by Paul Stone, until October 30. More details at

Kute Fine Art, Cromford Wharf, Cromford

Various artists. More information from

The Derwent Gallery, Main Road, Gringleford

Vaious artists. More details at


Buxton Festival of World Cinema

November 8 Chico and Rita (15) Paupers Pit, 7pm, Bombay Beach (no cert) Paupers Pit 8.45pm.

November 9 Pina (U) Pavilion Arts Centre 2pm; Om Shanti Om (12A) Pavilion Arts Centre 4.15pm; TimeCrimes (15) Paupers Pit, 7pm; Marley (15) Pavilion Arts Centre; Primer (12A), Paupers Pit, 8.40pm.

Bombay Beach showing at the Buxton Festival of World Cinema.

November 10, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (15), Pavilion Arts Centre, 2pm; Submarine (15) Pavilion Arts Centre, 5pm; Lifeboat (PG) Paupers Pit 7pm; The Angels’ Share (15) Pavilion Arts Centre, 7.30pm; Shadlow of a Doubt (PG) Paupers Pit, 8.45pm.

More details about the films and the rest of the festival at

The Ritz Belper

Friday October 19
Private Peaceful (12A) – 6.00pm
Premium Rush (12A) – 8.30pm

Saturday October 20
Private Peaceful (12A) – 3.30pm
Hysteria (15) – 6.00pm
Premium Rush (12A) – 8.30pm

Sunday October 21
Hysteria (15) – 5.00pm
Cloverfield (15) – 7.30pm

Monday October 22
Samsara (12A) – 6.00pm
Hysteria (15) – 8.30pm

Tuesday October 23
Private Peaceful (12A) – 6.00pm
Hysteria (15) – 8.30pm

Wednesday October 24
Premium Rush (12A) – 6.00pm
Private Peaceful (12A) – 8.15pm

Thursday October 25
Private Peaceful (12A) – 10.30am
Private Peaceful (12A) – 6.00pm
Samsara (12A) – 8.30pm

Friday October 26
Looper (15) – 6.00pm
Untouchable (15) – 8.45pm

Saturday October 27
Looper (15) – 3.15pm
Untouchable (15) – 6.00pm
Derbyshire on Film (Local Archive Film Showing) – 8.30pm

Sunday October 28
Untouchable (15) – 3.00pm
Derbyshire on Film (Local Archive Film Showing) – 5.30pm
Looper (15) – 7.45pm

Monday October 29
Paranorman (PG) – 3.45pm
Looper (15) – 6.00pm
Untouchable (15) – 8.45pm

Tuesday October 30
Paranorman (PG) – 3.45pm
Untouchable (15) – 6.00pm
Looper (15) – 8.30pm

Wednesday October 31
Paranorman (PG) – 3.45pm

For  booking information go to or telephone 01773 822224

Quad Derby

On The Road, October 12-25

Killing Them Softly (18), October 19- 25

Untouchable (15) October 19-25

Holy Motors (18) October 26-29

For more details go to

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield

October 16 The Artist (12A), 7.30pm

More details from

 Theatre and Shows

Buxton Opera House


Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Buxton Opera House.Friday 19 Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 5pm and 8pm

Saturday 20 Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 2pm, 5pm and 8pm

Monday 22 That’ll Be The Day 7:30pm

Tuesday 23 Seth Lakeman 7:30pm

Wednesday 24 Romeo & Juliet 7:30pm

Thursday 25 Rhod Gilbert 7:30pm

Friday 26 The Hallé 7:30pm

Saturday 27 The Drifters 7:30pm

Sunday 28 Carmen 7:30pm

Monday 29 Sleepover! 8pm

Tuesday 30 The Dolly Parton Story 7:30pm

Wednesday 31 Jive Talkin’7:30pm

Paupers Pit Theatre (Buxton Opera House)

Sunday 21 The Liz & Dick Show (Paupers Pit Theatre) 7:30pm

Pavilion Arts Centre (Buxton Opera House)

Friday 19 Artist Descending a Staircase (Pavilion Arts Centre Studio) 7:30pm

Saturday 20 Danny Butler – Daredevil Danny (Pavilion Arts Centre)10:30am

Saturday 20 Squash Falconer – Spirit of Adventure (Pavilion Arts Centre)12:30pm

Saturday 20 John Beatty – Wild Visions (Pavilion Arts Centre) 5:30pm

Saturday 20 Kate Rew – Mapping the World’s Water (Pavilion Arts Centre) 3pm

Saturday 20 Gary Connery – Adrenaline Junkie (Pavilion Arts Centre) 8pm

Sunday 21 Maddie Thompson – Olympic Dreams (Pavilion Arts Centre)10:30am

Sunday 21 Richard Askwith – Feet in the Clouds (Pavilion Arts Centre)12:30pm

Sunday 21 Gavin Newman – Into Darkness (Pavilion Arts Centre) 3pm

Sunday 21 Gordon Stainforth – Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong (PAC) 5:30pm

Saturday 20 The Liz & Dick Show (Paupers Pit Theatre)7:30pm

Sunday 21 Danny Hart – Downhill Demon (Pavilion Arts Centre) 8pm

Friday 26 Habeas Corpus (Pavilion Arts Centre) 7:30pm

Saturday 27 Habeas Corpus (Pavilion Arts Centre ) 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Sunday 28 Rapunzel (Pavilion Arts Centre Studio) 1:30pm and 3:30pm

Sunday 28 The Woman In Black (12A) (Pavilion Arts Centre) 7:30pm

Monday 29 Street Dance (Pavilion Arts Centre) 11am and1:15pm

Monday 29 Musical Theatre Workshop (Pavilion Arts Centre) 2:30pm

Tuesday 30 Circus Skills (Pavilion Arts Centre) 2pm

Wednesday 31 Landscapes (Pavilion Arts Centre) 10am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm

Wednesday 31 Veg Monsters (Pavilion Arts Centre) 3pm

Wednesday 31 Horror Make-Up (Pavilion Arts Centre) 4:30pm

For more details for all three venues go to

Derby Theatre

October 16 -20 Oliver 7.15pm (2.15pm matinee on 20th)

October 22 to October 27 Haunting Julia 7.30pm (2.30pm matinee on 24th and 27th)

For more details telephone the box office on 01332 593939 or go to

Chatsworth Theatre

October 16-21, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband by the Chatsworth Players, 7.30pm. More information at or at the artsbeatblog

Robert Ludlam Theatre

November 1 Stagefright Comedy Club 7.30pm

For more details

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield

October 18 – 20, Dangerous Obsession, 7.30pm

October 22-24 The musical Annie, 7.30pm

October 25, Chesterfield Theatre Friends present In Conversation, 11amOctober 26&27 Sherlock Holmes, A Study In Fear.

More information at

Repton School 400 Hall (theatre)

October 30- November 3 Hello Dolly  7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on November 3

For more details telephone 01283 224879

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

OOctober18-19 Dirty Laundry 7.30pm

October 22-24 The Haunting of Hill House 7.30pm

October 28 Fagin’s Last Hour 7.30pm

For more details telephone the box office on 01332 255800 or go to

Assembly Rooms, Derby

October 23 Rhod Gilbert comedy 8pm

October 24 An Evening with Sir Chris Bonington (talk) 7.30pm

October 26 Festival of the Spoken Nerd Ar You Sci-Curious? 8pm

October 27 Russian State Ballet and Opera House Sleeping Beauty 7.30pm

October 29 Chris and Pui Roadshow CBeebies double act 11am and 2pm

For more details

Tideswell Theatre

Kern Falconer will be at Tideswell in A Christmas Carol on November 9.

November 9, New Perspectives Theatre Company present A Christmas  Carol. Old Grammar

School, 7.30pm. Tickets £9.50.

More details and booking on,  or telephone 01298 871063. More details are also on the artsbeat blog


Assembly Rooms, Derby


Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin

October 17 Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin, acoustic music 8pm

October 18 Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazz Band 7.30pm

October 19 The Magic of Mowtown 7.30pm

October 20 Joan Armatrading 7.30pm

October 25 Joe Brown 7.30pm

October 26 Jake and Elwood Show with James Brown 8pm

October 27 Evolution  (mini festival) 2.30pm

For more details

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

October 21 Ralph McTell 8pm

October 27 Everly Brothers and Friends Tribute Show 7.30pm

For more details

Ecclesbourne School

October 27 John Law Trio with Yuri Goloubev and Jon Scott. The Three Leaps of Gazelle Tour. Tickets £10 from Duffield News 01332 840517 on on the door.

November 17, Music at Duffield event Aquinas Piano Trio, Main Hall, Ecclesbourne School 7.30pm. For more details go to

Derby Concert Orchestra

October 20 St Peter”s Church, Littleove,r 7.30pm. Mendelssohn, Britten and Beethoven.

The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield

October 19, Bay City Rollers Story, 7.30pm.

For more information go to

 The Derwent Singers

October 20 St James Church, Barton-under-Needwood, 7.30pm as part of the Music and Arts Festival. Tickets £7 from the village post office and on the door. For more details go to

Derby Bach Choir

November 17 Derby Cathedral Beethoven Mass in C. Tickets £16 reserved, £12 unreserved. For more details go to

Derby Chamber Music

November 9 Aquinas Piano Trio

The Multi-Faith Centre, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, 7.30pm

More details at

Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale

October 27 Maddy Prior, Giles Lewin and Hannah James, 8pm. Ticketline 01246 860022 or 01623 812739. More details

Derby Jazz

October 19, Mark Lockheart – Ellington in Anticipation, The Assembly Rooms, Darwin Suite, from 7.30pm. Box office

October 28, Derby Jazz Jam Plays Art Blakey, The Cube, Deda, 1-4pm. Tickets £5. Box office and more information at

Strutts Community Centre, Belper

October 12, The Atlantics, 7.30pm. Tickets £8 from the community centre on 01773 599993. More details at and

The Flowerpot, King Street, Derby

October 19, The Nimmo Brothers

October 20, Fleetwood Back

October 25 Big Boy Bloater

October 26, Kings of Lyon

October 27, The Christians

October 28, Wolfsbane

Doors 8pm. Tickets from the Flowerpot or online at

Saturday Lunchtime Concerts at Chesterfield Library

October 20, Song Recital, Rachel Abbott (soprano) and Andrew Marples (piano), 11.45am. Admission free with a retiring collection. To find out more contact the library’s reception desk or call Andrew Marples on 01246 211655.

Walks and Talks

Strutt’s North Mill, Belper

October 29, Chapels and Chills Guided Walk, starts at St John’s Chapel, Belper, 6.30pm. More details at

Winding Wheel, Chesterfield

October 24,  Encounters with Remarkable Birds, presented by Dominic Couzens. More details at

Chesterfield’s Ghost Trail, November 1, 15 & 29, 7.30pm starting outside the Market Pub, New Square, Chesterfield, £5. More details on Facebook: ChesterfieldGhostTrail.

Hardwick Hall

October 28, Festival of the Outdoors, Limestone Journeys Annual Celebration, 10am-4pm. For more information visit wick or

Derby Local Studies Library

October 25, The Matlock Bath Cable Car, discover the story behind the famous landmark, 7.30-9pm, £6. Early booking advised on 01332 642240. More information at

Derwent Valley Mills 

October 27-November 4, The World Heritage Site Discover Days Festival. The first weekend centres on Derby and Belper and the second weekend will be focused on Cromford. Many events. To book telephone 01629 536831 and for more details go to Watch out for an artsbeat blog about the week coming soon.

Kedleston Hall

October 20-22, Fungi Walks, 10am-1pm, £10

October 20-28 Bat Hunt, 12pm-5pm.

More details at

Arts and Crafts

October 26 & 27, arts and craft fair, Park Farm shopping centre, Allestree amd Market Place Derby. More information

October 27 & 28, Craft fair, Tissington Village Hall, free admission 11am-5pm.

October 20, Charity clothes swop, craft and vintage fair, Banks Mill Studios, Derby, 11am-4pm for the British Red Cross. To buy tickets go to


Deda, Chapel Street, Derby

October 20, Ceilidh, presented by Deda and DanceCupola, no need for a partner just go and dance. Tickets £8.

New Art Club

October 27 Quiet Act of Destruction, by the New Art Club. This is a comedy experience pitched between a game show, a stand-up show and a church garden party! Tickets £10. For more information go to

Pomegranate and Winding Wheel Chesterfield

October 29 Pomegranate, Moscow Ballet – La Classique presents Nutcracker, 7.30pm.November 1 TangoMotion, a breathtaking journey into the heart of Tango Argentino. Winding Wheel, 8pm, tickets £19.

For more information


October 21, David and caroline – Victoria calling, The Meadows Inn, Chequers Road, Derby, 8pm. Tickets £3.50. More information at