What’s on this month

Exhibitions andgalleries

The Anvil Gallery, Sadler Gate, Derby

The work of Bristol artist Dan Ablitt can be seen at the gallery until September 25. More details on page 27 of the online edition. Work by Kerri Pratt, April Young, Andrew Macara, Jackie Berridge, John Paul Cooke and Mark Gordon can also be found at the gallery.

Art Café, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton 

H2O – an exhibition entered in the Buxton Festival Fringe and extended to September 12. Open daily from 11am-4pm.

Banks Mill Studios, Bridge Street, Derby

Let’s Pretend – a solo exhibition by Kirstie Adamson Magazine Collage Artist. This show is a continuation from last year’s Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends. Her new work will relate to role play, nursery rhymes, film and fantasy. Weekdays 10am-3pm, from September 4-29. Please ring 01332 597866 before your visit.You can meet Kirstie at her launch event on September 2, from 5.30pm-8.30pm.

Baslow Pottery, Ivy House, Nether End, Baslow

The gallery displays original work from more than 20 local artists. Wednesday to Saturday, 10.30am-5.30pm and 11am-5pm on Sundays and bank holidays. More details at baslowpottery.co.uk.

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Reincarnated Rubbish – Endangered and Extinct is an exhibition by creative recycling artist Val Hunt which can be seen from September 9-November 18. More details on page 27 of the online edition.

Church Farm Art Gallery, Church Street, Baslow

The gallery is a showcase for both professional and talented amateur artists. Owner Norman Tomlinson, who paints mainly in watercolour, exhibits his own work, and others such as Caroline Appleyard, David Alderman, Mike Connley and Richard Towers. Open Thursday-Saturday 10.30am-5pm. On other days ring the bell or telephone 01246 582334. Go to churchfarmgallery.co.uk for more details.

Cromford Mill Gallery, Cromford 

Landscape paintings by Chas Wilby, September 2-7. Details from cromfordmills.org.uk

Cromford Gallery and Studio, Market Place, Cromford

Award-winning Derbyshire pastel artist Sandra Orme is the featured artist for September and complementing Sandra’s work is the colourful jewellery of Michelle Gillam-Hull. The gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Go to cromfordstudioandgallery.weebly.com for details.

The Derwent Gallery, Main Road, Grindleford

Edges and Moorlands by Tim Hulley and Philip Dyke from August 26. Tim Hulley paints local landscapes inspired by his own personal experience of walking and climbing on the rocky edges of the peak. Tim’s paintings have a physical feel having been constructed out of tissue paper, sand, PVA and finally painted with acrylics which are then varnished. Paintings can be previewed at http://www.derwentgallery.com. Open 11am to 4pm Thursday to Sunday, telephone 01433 630458.

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

Ashbourne artist Geoff Machin’s beautifully crafted, inventive and intriguing abstract compositions always attract much interest, and this second show at Déda will contain new work not previously exhibited.The exhibition will be launched on September 7, from 6.30pm-8pm. and runs until October 28.
Working in partnership with Artcore, Déda is presenting Bridge the Gap: an exhibition by two local artists, responding to the theme Celebrating India’s 70 years of Independence. It runs from September 7-October 28. There will be an exhibition celebration night on September 27 from 6pm–7.30pm as part of Déda’s Two-day India Festival. More details at deda.uk.com

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby

Dear Reader is an exhibition of new paintings by artist Eleanor May Watson celebrating famous Derbyshire women. The work, produced during a nine-month residency as winner of The Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award, was inspired by Eleanor’s research into the lives of the women across history, September 16-November 19. More details on page 26 of the online edition.

Disley Arts Society, Disley Methodist Church, Disley

Annual exhibition, September 9 from 3pm-8pm and September 30 from 10am-5pm. Framed and unframed originals and cards. Raffle, cakes and refreshments. On site parking. Go to disleyartssociety.weebly.com for more details.

Etienne Gallery at In The Flow, Crown Square, Matlock

For the latest exhibitions go to jasonetienne.com

Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold Estate, Ashby de la Zouch

Home Comforts is a mixed media exhibition celebrating all the beautiful objects which make a house a home. The gallery has three floors with paintings on the top, British contemporary craft and applied arts on the middle floor and a selection of gifts, jewellery and cards on the ground floor. The Home Comforts exhibition runs until October 29. For details go to ferrersgallery.co.uk

Gallery in the Gardens, Buxton

The gallery showcases the work of more than 40 artists and craftspeople from the High Peak Artists group. Open daily. Details at galleryinthegardens.co.uk

Gallerytop, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley

Paintings, limited edition prints, sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewellery The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.
More details at gallerytop.co.uk

The Gallery, High Street, New Mills

The gallery is run collectively by 30 artists and showcases a variety of work including paintings, jewellery, silk scarves, ceramics and feltwork. Open 10-4pm. Closed Wednesday and Sunday.

The Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Location – Contemporary Mix – Anne T Mann, Joanne Reay, Mary Worwood, Sue Gledhill and Suzanne Pearson return to The Green Man with their unique mixture of work in mixed media, photography, acrylics, ceramics and embroidery from September 1-27, with a launch event on September 1, 6pm to 8pm.
Passengers and Other Works – An evocative new exhibition by photographer Pete Simpson from September 29-October 26 with a launch event on September 29 from 7pm-9pm. For more details go to the gallery’s facebook page or greenmangallery.com.

Haddon Hall, Haddon near Bakewell

An exhibition of interactive sculptures by the highly-regarded sculptor, Nik Ramage, is on at Haddon Hall until September 30. See page 18  of the online edition for more details or go to haddonhall.co.uk

Hall of Frames, King Street, Belper

Original and limited edition artwork from a variety of artists. More details at hallofframes.co.uk

The Harley Gallery, Welbeck

Internationally renowned textile artist Michael Brennand-Wood will be offering a new perspective on his work with Between Thought and Expression from September 2.
Flowers, skulls, stones and space invaders are just some of the emblems that he draws on to make his colourful and richly layered textiles. In this exhibition, he will be showing work from a residency in Australia, alongside pieces made in the UK since the 1980s. More details harleygallery.co.uk

Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby

Jeremy Bournon, Derbyshire Landscapes, September 3-17. You can read more about Jeremy’s work on page 9 of the online edition. The gallery is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am-5pm and weekends from noon-5pm. Go to ingleby-gallery.co.uk for details.

Jarva Gallery, Market Street, Whaley Bridge

The gallery exhibits about 90 per cent British designers’ and artists’ work. They are passionate about craftsmanship and exhibit jewellery, ceramics, original art, bronze sculpture and glassware, Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9.30am-5pm, Wednesdays 9,30am-3pm, and Saturdays, 9.30am-4pm. More details at jarvagallery.com.

John Connolly’s Ormscliffe Gallery, Bolsover

More than 300 original paintings on show. Go to connollyart.com for more details.

Kunst Gallery, The Old Nail Shed, Campbell Street, Belper

Go to weare kunst on facebook for details of exhibitions and events.

Leabrooks Gallery, Somercotes

Arwyn Quick – Light and Space, September, 2-15. This exhibition reveals the artist’s skill in representing the most uplifting characteristics of the countryside and seaside: his bright, clear images have the capacity to evoke shared memories which give them universal appeal.

Martin Davis – Figures, from September 16-29. This features images which have equally longstanding appeal. The figures in question have a fluid, sensuous quality associated with Art Deco paintings. More details on page 27. The gallery is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm and 11am-4.30pm on Sundays. Wednesdays by appointment only. Details at leabrooksartscomplex.com

Little London Gallery, Church Street, Holloway

Prints by David Harban and Paul Hipkiss, paintings by Chris Tkacz, Carol Hill and John Scott-Martin, textiles by Jacqui Wakeley and ceramics by Andrew Metheson. The gallery is open from 9am-5pm Wednesday to Saturday. For details go to littlelondongallery.co.uk

The Marlow Gallery, The Close, Church Square, Melbourne

Contemporary paintings, ceramics, sculpture and glass. The gallery is staging an exhibition entitled Summer Selection from September 10. More details on page 26. Email Emily Daley at studio@themarlowgallery.co.uk or phone her on 07980550812 to book an appointment to view. More details at themarlowgallery.co.uk

The Nicholson Gallery, Nicholson Institute, Leek

Sense of Place – landscape paintings by Harry Ousey, September 2-October 7.
Harry Ousey, born in 1915 in Manchester, is considered an important representative in the British 20th century art scene. Harry, an abstract artist, was inspired by the dry stone walls and quarry faces of Derbyshire and seascapes of Cornwall before moving to France in 1976. His work was included in an exhibition at Salford in 1948, with the pieces chosen by L S Lowry and numerous solo exhibitions followed in London in the 1960s. In 2015 Salford Art Gallery marked the centenary of the painter’s birth exhibiting many of his ‘lost works’ which will be on display in the Nicholson Gallery. Gallery open 10am-4pm. Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

The Old Lock Up Gallery, Swift’s Hollow, Cromford

Secret Postcard Show, September 1-10. More details on page 17 or go to oldlockupgallery.wordpress.com

Opus Gallery, St John Street, Ashbourne

There is an exhibition of works by several artists during September and October. More details at opusgalleryashbourne.com.

Patchings Arts Centre, Calverton

Barn Gallery, September 2-October 8, Peter Burgess, Paintings 1997-2017 Exploring the Visible. For details about other exhibitions and events go to patchingsartcentre.co.uk

QUAD Derby

Our Friends Electric, Adventures in Robotics, AI and Other Stories, until September 10. Go to derbyquad.co.uk for details.

River´s Edge Gallery, Hope Valley Garden Centre, Bamford

Work by various artists including Kirstie-Leigh Riley, Pauline Rignall, Kristan Baggaley, Duncan Friend and Colin Smith. Wednesday-Saturday, 10.30am-4.30pm and Sundays 11am-4pm. Go to riversedgegallery.co.uk for details.

The Richard Whittlestone Wildlife Gallery, Pilsley, near Chatsworth

Richard Whittlestone Wildlife Gallery is home to the artist’s stunningly detailed paintings of popular native wildlife and exotic big game. 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday. More details at richardwhittlestone.co.uk

The Adam and Eve Project

A touring exhibition by 13 artists who have all created a personal response to the time honoured narrative of Adam and Eve: Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Village, September 16 and 17; St Chads Church, Stafford September 25-October 8. You can check out more details about the project in a previous artsbeat feature on artsbeatblog.com

U Choose Smoothie Art Gallery, Ilkeston

The Tony Hamson group of amateur artist from Long Eaton are exhibiting work until September 10. Work by more than 20 local artists can always be seen at the gallery. For more details go to uchoosesmoothie.co.uk

St John Street Gallery, St John Street, Ashbourne

In September the gallery is showcasing a collection of the best work by a group of their favourite local artists, including Catriona Hall, John Connolly, Kay Boyce, Kerri Pratt, Maggie Robinson, Mark Langley, Martin Hyde and Tricia Harrison.
Their work covers a wide range of media and subjects.The gallery is open 9.30am-5pm, Monday-Saturday. For more details go to stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

Tarpey Gallery, High Street, Castle Donington

Midland Open Exhibition until September 24. An exhibition of the winning artwork and some of the 300 peices of work submitted for the competition.The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday 10am-5pm. Details at tarpeygallery.com

Art Through Textiles, Dronfield Hall Barn, High Street, Dronfield

Sheffield-based group Art Through Textiles will be exhibiting their work at Dronfield Hall Barn from September 11-24 10am-5pm. The exhibition, entitled Follow the Thread, will be a dynamic exhibition featuring an eclectic mix of style, technique and approach with the emphasis on textiles.
The work the group produces makes use of many techniques and approaches. The group exhibits regularly, locally and nationally. More details at artthroughtextiles.org.uk

Two Birds Gallery, Borough Street, Castle Donington 

Art, photography, jewellery and design from a wide range of local and UK based artists. They also offer a selection of craft workshops for all ability levels. Open Monday to Friday, 9.30am-5pm and 9.30am-4pm on Saturday.

West Studios, Chesterfield

Open Exhibition, featuring original work by more than 20 Derbyshire artists, September 1-23. The Private View will be held on August 31, 6-8pm.
Chesterfield College Art and Design Staff Exhibition, showcasing the talented artists and makers teaching the town’s students. September 29-October 27. Private View on September 28.
Go to chesterfield.ac.uk/arts-festival-competition or email hello@weststudios.co.uk for more details.

Whynot Gallery, Lichfield Street, Burton upon Trent

Check out all the latest events, workshops and exhibitions on the whynotgalleryuk facebook page

Wirksworth Framing Company, 22 Market Place, Wirksworth

A family-run framing business that exhibits work by a mixture of local artists and prints by nationally renowned artists. Work by Iain Mackay, Richard Pett Ian Daisley, Sam Toft, Alex Clarke and Thomas Joseph. Go to wirksworthframing.co.uk for more details.

Comedy

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Buxton Comedy Festival from August 31-September 3.
Phill Jupitus, September 16.
Jeremy Hardy, September 29, 8pm.
Katherine Ryan, Glitter Room, September 30, 8pm.
Gary Delaney, October 3, 7.30pm.
More information at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Theatre, Derby

Kathy Lette, September 17. More details at derbytheatre.co.uk

Funhouse Comedy Club

The Blessington Carriage, Chapel Street, Derby, September 11 – Chris Stokes, Matt Bragg, Julian Lee, Mark Kennedy, Kelsey de Almeida, Matthew Giffen and Faye Treacy. Compere Spiky Mike; September 18 – Gary Delaney’s Mock The Week Warm-up Night, featuring Lynn Ruth Miller, Sam Russell,and Ash Frith. Compere Spiky Mike.
Derby Old Bell, Sadler Gate, September 29 – Nick Doody, David Tsonos and Lenny Sherman.Compere Barry Dodds.
Appleby Magna’s Sir John Moore Foundation, September 15, topping the bill is winner of Best Act in the Midlands Comedy Awards 2016 the energetic Duncan Oakley.
The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale on Friday September 15, headlining is Canadian comedian, the zany Wes Zaharuk.
More information and ticket details at funhousecomedy.co.uk

Theatre

Buxton Opera House Buxton

Paper Moon Theatre Company presents The Magnificent Music Hall, September 7, 2.30pm. Go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for details.

Belper Community Theatre, Belper School, Belper

Belper Musical Theatre – Rhythm Is Gonna Get’cha… a concert of songs, September 15, 7.30pm and September 16, 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
More information at belpermusicaltheatre.co.uk

Chellaston Players, St Peters Church Hall, Chellaston

The Vicar of Dibley has been adapted for stage for Tiger Aspect Productions by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. It is directed for Chellaston Players by Mick Gaunt, October 4-7, at 7:30pm. For tickets tel 07399203215 or email chellastonbooking@hotmail.co.uk

Derby Theatre, Derby

West Side Story by the Derby Youth Musical Theatre, September 6-9.
Reasons To Be Cheerful, the ultimate Ian Dury and the Blockheads musical, September 12-16.
The Suitcase, September 20-23. It’s 1950s South Africa. A young newly married couple leave their rural village and disapproving family, for the city of Durban. But, alienated in the city, unemployed and poor, Timi starts to lose his moral compass. Desperate to provide for his pregnant wife he steals a suitcase left on a bus; an act which brings frightening consequences, dramatic twists and unexpected turns.
Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, a Derby Theatre production, September 29-October 21. Read more about it on page 22. Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for tickets.

Derby Theatre Studio

Hymns, September 8 and 9.
Left of Me, September 16.
A Living, September 22.
Drag Me to Love by Bonnie and The Bonnettes, September 23. More details at derbytheatre.co.uk

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

The Red Room, a spine-chilling new play based on the classic ghost story by H G Wells, September 25-26.
Bess, The Life and Times of Bess of Hardwick, a new play by Kevin Fegan, September 28-October 1. For details go to derbylive.co.uk

Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, September 4-9.
Hush, a modern horror ballet, September 12-13.
Derby Gilbert and Sullivan Company, The Sorcerer, September 21-22 and Music Music Music, September 23.
Erewash Musical Society, Crazy For You, October 3-7.
Tickets available at duchess-theatre.com

Spoken word

Adverse Camber, Wirksworth Town Hall, Wirksworth

Dreaming the Night Field features one of Wales’ most engaging storytellers alongside exquisitely haunting live music. English and Welsh are artfully woven together to make these ancient voices and living landscapes come alive in an exhilarating performance. September  14, 7pm as part of the Wirksworth Festival.

Matlock Storytelling Cafe, Imperial Rooms Matlock

Matlock Storytelling Cafe returns for a new season on September 1 with A Bundle of Stories – accomplished Storyteller Helen Appleton will take you on a magical journey from the depths of our imagination to the fringes of outer space, meeting large monsters, small heroes and the moon.
Debs Page and Phil Coogan will also be throwing a few tales into the mix. Doors open at 6.30pm with stories at 7.30pm. More details at matlockstorytellingcafe.co.uk

Derby Poetry Society

Monthly meetings on the second Friday of the month. Room 3, Friends’ Meeting House, Derby, 7.30pm. Contact Gina Clarke on 01773 825215 for details.

Renishaw Hall and Gardens, Renishaw

A tour focusing on its literary links as the home of the famous literary Trio, Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell, September 3, 2pm. For more details go to renishaw-hall.co.uk

Scrivener’s Bookshop, Buxton

Storytelling Sundays: the free meetings will be held on the second Sunday of the month 2pm to 3.30pm, at Scrivener’s Books, 42 High Street, Buxton.Telephone 0129871622.

Dance

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Rip It Up, Dancing Through the 50s, Two ‘Strictly’ champions and a professional live on stage, September 9, 7.30pm.
Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

India Festival, 2Faced Dance Company: Outlands, September 27.
Triple Bill with Sonia Sabri Company, MORPHDance Company and Vidya Patel, September 28. More details on page 15 and at deda.uk.com

Cinema 

Belper Ritz, Belper

Go to ritz-belper.co.uk.

Buxton Film, Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Casablanca, September 4, 1.30pm.
Hidden Figures, September 4, 7.30pm.
Get Out, September 11, 7.30pm.
The Bride Wore Black, September 18, 7.30pm.
Aquarius, September 28, 7.30pm.
More details at buxtonfilm.org.uk

Calver Film, Village Hall, Calver

Calver Film is starting its new programme on September 14 with Lion (PG). New members welcome. For further details please call Denise Hall 01433 630760

Tideswell Cinema, George Inn

Double Bill and meal, Midnight Cowboy and Tootsie, September 9, 4pm-9pm.
La La Land, September 28. Go to tideswellcinema.com for details.

Miscellaneous

Melbourne, New Mills and Wirksworth Festivals

Various events and exhibitions are taking place for these festivals and you can find details on pages 31, 35 and 41 respectively.

Peak Shopping Village, Rowsley

The Peak Magic Festival is providing free entertainment for all ages from 11am-4pm and a Reality of Magic Gala Show at 4pm on September 14. More details on page 19 and at peakshoppingvillage.com

Music

Rock and Pop

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

The Quo Experience, September 14, 7.30pm.
The Kast Off Kinks, September 16, 7.30pm.
10cc’s Graham Gouldman, Heart Full of Songs, September 22, 7.30pm.
Buddy Holly and the Cricketers, September 27, 7.30pm.
Jackson Live, September 28, 7.30pm.
Shane Filan, Love Always Tour, September 29, 7.30pm.
That’ll Be The Day, October 1, 7.30pm.
Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Old Poets’ Corner, Ashover

Tuesdays is open acoustic night
For more details go to the pub website, oldpoets.co.uk

Queen’s Head, Chesterfield Road Belper

September 22, Matt McGuinness and the MLC. Support from Jack’s Got a Plan.
September 30, Anthony John Clarke. For more details go to queensheadbelper.weebly.com

New Mills Art Theatre, Jodrell Street

Marple art pop band Dutch Uncles with The Camens, September 9, 7pm as a kick-off to the New Mills Festival. Tickets from ticketsource.co.uk/date/373502

Folk and Jazz 

Alstonefield Memorial Hall

The Folk Gathering, September 15-17. This event sold out in March but you can go to a standby list at thefolkgathering.org.
A charity concert in aid of the Lisieux Trust. £12 tickets including nibbles. Performances by three well-regarded folk musicians Martyn Wyndham-Read, Tom McConville and Pete Shirley. Tickets on 01335 310322 or via WeGotTickets.com. Other events at the village hall can be found online at alstonefield.org/community/alstonefield-events.

Belper Folk Club, Old King’s Head, Days Lane, Belper

Every Tuesday at 8.30pm. For more details check out their facebook page or go to belperfolkclub.co.uk

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Cara Dillon, September 9, 7.30pm.
Cronology, Jazz at the Arts Centre, September 17, 1pm.
The BIG Chris Barber Band, Centenary of Jazz, September 17, 7.30pm.
The Simon and Garfunkel Story, September 21, 7.30pm.
The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, September 23, 7.30pm.
Los Pacaminos, featuring among others, Paul Young, September 23, 7.30pm (PAC).
Barbara Dickson with Nick Holland, September 25, 7.30pm (PAC).
For details go to buxtonfestival.co.uk or buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield

Jay Riley Quartet, September 21, 8.30pm. More details at chesterfieldjazz.wordpress.com

Derby Theatre

The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars: Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook, September 1.
Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for details.

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

The Sunday BuskStop, September 10. Free lunchtime gig by local musicians with soup, bread and cake for lunch and excellent company. noon-2pm. Donations to performers invited. Drop in for a short time or stay for the full two hours.
BluesFest at The Green Man, September 16.Charity gig featuring an exciting line-up of local musicians who play and sing the blues. 7pm (Doors 6.30pm).
The I AM Spoken Word Night. A night of original writing by young people including poetry open mic, plus music from some of Buxton’s rising stars. Fundraiser for the forthcoming young artists’ exhibition, ‘I AM/WE ARE’ in October. Starts at 7.30pm (Doors 6.30pm) on September 23. Email hello@thegreenmangallery.com to take part.
50 Years Ago Today – Come and Sing Workshop and Scratch Concert led by Tim and Eleanor Mottershead, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album. Workshop 10.30am to 5pm. Concert 7pm to 8pm, September 30. Further details from hello@thegreenmangallery.com
Contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 for tickets and more information.

The Globe, Glossop

London based folk/blues musician Sean Taylor is a seasoned performer and recording artist of ten years standing, he has achieved a special maturity with his latest album Flood & Burn, released in February.
In the past Sean has achieved airplay on BBC Radio 2 from three programmes; Bob Harris Sunday, The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe and Paul Jones Blues Show. September 7, 8pm. For tickets telephone 07512 214668 or go to theglobeconcerts.co.uk or wegottickets.com/event/410520

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Josh Okeefe carries southern Appalachian traditional sounds to new urban contemporary stylistic interpretations that leave modern audiences hungry for more. September 13, 8pm. Go to derbylive.co.uk for details.

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, Melbourne

Pianist and singer Will Pearson who this year has won the Dalesmen Music Student of the Year Award. Think Jamie Cullum, Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble rolled into one, September 22, 7.30pm. Part of Melbourne Festival, go to melbournefestival.co.uk for tickets and details of other festival events.

New Mills School, Church Lane,  New Mills

Holy Moly and the Crackers, September 24. New Mills Festival fundraiser and finale. Go to newmillsfestival.com for ticket details and for more information about other festival music.

The Old Hall Hotel, Hope 

Singers and musicians in the bar, 8pm, every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
Wilson-McGladdery Duo, September 13.
Aiden Smith September 27.
Go to folkandblues.club for more details or call 07913331078.

Wirksworth Town Hall, Wirksworth

Kabantu, September 14, 9.30pm, as part of the Wirksworth Festival.  Kabantu throw away the rulebook to bridge countries and cultures, creating an exuberant and joyful sound. Vocal harmonies of South Africa coalesce with everything from Celtic reels and Brazilian samba to Balkan folk music and beyond.
Go to wirksworthfestival.co.uk for ticket details and details of other music events at the festival.

Classical Music

Abbotsholme Arts Society, Abbotsholme School Chapel

Steven Isserlis, cello, September 22, 8pm. Acclaimed worldwide for his profound musicianship and technical mastery, British cellist Steven Isserlis enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician, educator, author and broadcaster. For more details of all events go to abbotsholmeartssociety.co.uk

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Sarah Miller (flute and David Gibson (piano), Coffee Concert, Pavilion Arts Centre, September 8, 1pm.
Russian State Opera, Tosca, September 25, 7.30pm and Madama Butterfly, September 26, 7.30pm.For more details go to buxtonfestival.co.uk or buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Chapel-en-le-Frith Ladies’ Choir

The choir are guests of New Mills Band at their charity concert (part of the New Mills Festival) at New Mills Town Hall, September 22.
For further details call 01298 815965, or visit chapel-en-le-frithladieschoir.co.uk.

Chesterfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Chesterfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society has decided to ring the changes this year by staging Merrie England, composed by Edward German, at 7.30pm in Ashover Village Hall on October 6, Bakewell Medway Centre on October 7 and Hasland Village Hall on October 13 and 14.
Go to chesterfieldgands.co.uk for more details.

Derby LIVE, Darley Park Concert

The Hannells Darley Park Concert, in partnership with Classic FM. An evening of Classic music and fireworks with pieces voted for by the public. September 3, gates open 2pm, concert starts 6pm. Don’t forget your picnic – you can even pre-order one from derbylive.co.uk

Derby Cathedral, Derby 

London Concertante, Vivaldi Concertos by Candlelight, September 8, 7.30 pm. London Concertante makes its debut at Derby Cathedral with a wonderful programme celebrating the magnificent Concertos of Vivaldi, including Summer from his masterpiece, the Four Seasons. Rising star and fiddle sensation, Ben Norris, will be at the helm.
The Twilights season of concerts presented by Sinfonia Viva returns with Tedesca Quartet, September 22, 6pm.
Details from derbycathedral.org.

Music at Duffield, Ecclesbourne School, Duffield

Travelling by Tuba, September 23, doors open at 7pm. A fascinating voyage through the weird and wonderful world of the tuba.
For more details go to musicatduffield.com

Queen’s Hall Derby

Two Derbyshire choirs are performing at a concert to raise funds for a county charity which helps adults and children cope with sight loss. Songs for Sight takes place on September 29 at 7.30pm, and features Bel Canto, a male voice chorus, and Ignite UK, a women’s four-part a capella harmony chorus. The event is raising money for Sight Support Derbyshire.
For tickets go to sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk or contact Sight Support Derbyshire on 01332 292262 between 10am and 2pm, Monday to Thursday. Email fundraising@sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk.

Sitwell Singers, St John The Evangelist Church, Derby
Durufle Requiem and Quatre Motets with Tom Corfield, organ, Saturday October 7, 7:30pm. A concert of French music featuring Durufle’s 20th century masterpiece as well as music by Faure, Franck (including Choral No.3 in A minor for organ) and Saint-Saens
For tickets go to Foulds Music Shop in Derby, sitwellsingers.org.uk, or telephone 01332 662519. They are also available on the door.

Workshops and courses

Alfreton Life Drawing Classes, Firs House, Firs Gardens,
Alfreton

There is no teacher, so you are free to express yourself artistically. Please bring your own materials and equipment. Every over 18 year old is welcome, £7 per session, Thursdays, 7pm-9pm. For further information contact Julie on 07881383282 .

Anne Alldread Textiles

Regular felt making workshops in Belper covering a variety of felting techniques, from the basics, to creating a beautiful scarf, cushion or wall hanging. Or you can join in at the weekly textile groups now on Monday, 2-4pm and Wednesday 10am-12.30pm, to try tapestry, weaving, collage, mixed media, printing, design and much more. A small friendly group with an emphasis on enjoyment while creating. For information contact: Anne Alldread on 07817745705, email annealldread@yahoo.co.uk or visit annealldread.com

Anna Massey – Painting and Drawing Classes

A 12-week courses for beginners and improvers. New Mills September 20, 9.30am-11.30am; Hazel Grove September 20, 1pm-3.30pm; Sheffield September 18, 2.30pm-4.30pm and September 21, 7pm-9pm. To find out more and to book go to annamasseyartist.com, email annamassey38@googlemail.com or call 07947 380078.

Art Afloat, Birdswood narrowboat, Cromford Canal 

Expert-led, small group practical skills art workshops on board narrowboat Birdswood on the Cromford Canal.
On The Cut – September 11, Linocut printmaking workshop with renowned canal artist and printmaker Eric Gaskell.
Inside Out – September 26, Liz Wellby leads a workshop exploring digital art with iPad and iPhone using the Brushes XP app.
Autumn Colours – October 3, acrylic painting class with Ruth Gray inspired by the changing colours of Derwent valley woodlands. To book email sales@birdswood.org or telephone 07552 055455

Artcore, Charnwood Street, Derby

Art For Life, every Wednesday, 1-3pm.
Our Stories which aims to bring together people from migrant communities in a series of ongoing art-based workshops, every Tuesday from 10am-12pm. For further information please email info@artcoreuk.com or call 01332 384561.

Bakewell Community Arts Workshops, Medway Centre

Crafternoons – Third Friday of the month during term time 1pm–3pm.
Crafty Kids Club –Tuesdays during term time 10am-noon. For further details call the Medway Centre on 01629 813638.

Cromford Studio and Gallery, Market Place, Cromford

n Watercolour tuition is available for small groups or on a one-to-one basis, all abilities welcome. Contact the gallery on 01629 826434 for more details.

Cromford Mill, Cromford

Arkwright Spinsters demonstrating spinning and other crafts, third Sunday of every month, 11-4pm.
Knit and Natter, second Wednesday of every month, 10am-noon. Details at cromfordmills.org.uk

Etienne Gallery art classes, In The Flow, Matlock

Etienne Gallery offers year-round studio art classes and workshops taught by experienced artist and teacher, Jason Etienne. Go to jasonetienne.com for details.

Glossop Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Glossop Cricket Club, SK13 7AS

Inspirations, a talk by Eva Thomas, September 27, 1pm-3pm.
Informal Stitch and Chat session, October 25. 10.30am-12.30pm followed by Stitching Matters with guest speakers from the Altrincham Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild, from 1pm-3pm. Bring your own packed lunch, drinks provided. Members £2, visitors £3. Further details from Ann on 0161 3433819, or email adcornes@yahoo.co.uk

Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Hall, Buxton

The REC Youth Theatre Senior Company (aged 15 to 19+) meets every Monday during term time from 6.30pm-8.30pm. Come to a session or contact Kitty Randle on recyouththeatre@gmail.com
Buxton Youth Theatre – for people aged 13-18. Professional training from ex-Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts coach Ada and graduate Karina Tomlinson – leading to public performances. Beginners welcome. Meets Tuesdays during term time from 6.30pm-9pm. Call Ada on 07958 597842 for details.
Life drawing, a weekly session for artists at any stage with a professional life model, Tuesdays, 7pm-9pm. Contact Curtis Bollington 07880 535615. Over 18s only.
Dance Classes: For information and to book places, call Catherine Farrimond, on 01298 70984.
For further information and booking for other courses contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 unless otherwise stated.

Green Door Printmaking Studio, Banks Mill, Derby

Linocut, September 16, 11am-4pm.
Reduction Linocut, September 30, 11am-5.30pm.
Cyanotype, October 7, 11am-5pm.
Drypoint on Copper, October 21, 11am-4pm.
Woodcut, November 4, 11am-4.30pm.
Screenprinted Christmas Cards, December 2 and 9, 11am-3pm.
For more details and to book online, visit: greendoor-printmaking.co.uk or call 07919 823 097.

Greenwood Days, National Forest, near Melbourne

Square Basket making September 30-October 1, £190 per person.

Ash Splint Basket-making October 21-22, £190 per person. Go to greenwooddays.co.uk

Helen Jagger, sustainable textile design

Drop-in sessions at St Ann’s Catholic Rooms, Buxton, Fridays, 9.15am-1.15am.
Buxton Campus, Buxton, Tuesday evenings in term time, 7pm-9pm. Contact the college directly on 08000 740099 to book. Guidance with a range of sewing projects such as household, soft furnishing, dress, and the recycling of fabrics. Go to helenjagger.co.uk for more details.

Helen Moyes, Textile and Mixed Media Artist, Sheffield

Sip and Sew or Knit and Natter, first Monday of the month, 6-7.30pm, in Eccleshall, Sheffield.
For more information, or to book a place, please contact Helen 0796 711 9591 or moyeshelen@gmail.com.

Jane Bevan creating artworks from Found Natural Materials

Full day workshop, 10am-4pm. Join Jane for a day of walking, collecting and making around the Calke National Trust estate in Ticknall, October 21. email janebevan@btconnect.com

Jenny Oldknow Art, The Oldknow Studio, Pinewood Road, Belper

Weekly Watercolour Painting Club, Term-time Monday mornings 10am-12noon. The first half term runs from September 11, through to October 16. Advance booking for each half term block is essential, as space is limited. Email jenny.oldknow@btinternet.com to book.

Karina Goodman Studio 61

Workshops and Tuition. Derbyshire RSC for The SAA. New for 2017 – Regional Purple and Grey Art Group. Visit karinagoodmanstudio61.co.uk for more information

Louise West Lace Design 6 Friar Gate Studios, Ford Street, Derby

Evening classes in bobbin lace making, Tuesdays 6-8pm.
One-day workshops for a maximum of ten students, £30.
The next courses are on September 2, 12 and 30. Go to louisewestlacedesign.co.uk for booking details.

Little London Gallery, Holloway

Develop your studio practice and techniques with Chris Tkacz, at his Little London Gallery studio in Holloway near Matlock. Contact Chris Tkacz  by email at info@littlelondongallery.co.uk or telephone 01629 534825.

Lucy Gell, printmaking The Studios, New Mills

Intro to drypoint etching with monoprinting, September 9.
Intro Collograph Printmaking, October 8.
Intro Linocut Printmaking, November 12.
Linocut Christmas Greeting Cards, December 3.
More details at lucygell.com/workshops.

Matlock Artists Society, All Saints Church Hall, Smedley Street

The club’s Portrait Group meets the first Wednesday of every month from 9.30am-noon. Everyone is welcome, £5 to include light refreshments.
For more information contact Doreen Andrews 01629 824640.

Pitchblue Creative, Newbridge Works, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth

Paper Play Days, September 15 and 16, 10am-3.30pm.
Screen Printing with Little Canyon Print Company, September 23, 10am-3.30pm.
Ceramics with Virginnia Litchfield, October 7 and 8, 10am-3.30pm.
Full day workshops from 10am-3.30pm with lunch and a half day is until 1pm. You can choose one day or two. Go to pitchbluecreative.com for more details.

Pauline Townsend Silk Painter

Workshops for beginners and improvers in Buxton. Workshop schedule available on the website: silkpainter.co.uk

Parkwood Pottery Alfreton

Eight-week evening throwing courses on Thursdays, two-day weekend courses and three-hour taster sessions. Telephone 07919 838108 for more details.

Purple and Grey – courses for emerging artists

Join Purple and Grey for a Big Draw event at the historic scenic Creswell Crags home of the UK’s first rock art at 10.30am on October 11. This is a free event. More details at thebigdraw.org
n From January 2018 Purple and Grey Derbyshire Art Group will meet every first and third Wednesday of each month 10.30am-12.30pm, at Tansley Village Hall, new members always welcome £4.95. See purpleandgrey.couk for workshops and artist networking events.

Scandi Workshops by Needle in the Mill, Banks Mill, Bridge Street, Derby

Hygge Lanterns and Cards, Wednesdays, 6.30pm-9pm.
n Scandi Embroidery, Fridays 12.30-3pm. For further details, or to book please contact, needleinthemill@gmail.com Instagram:@needleinthemill

Small Print Company, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby

Introduction to Letterpress, September 16 and October 21, 12 noon and October 12, 6pm.
Beginners Bookbinding,  September 9, 2pm and October 14, 1pm.
Create at Letterpress Print, September 7 and October 7, 12 noon, September 21 and October 26, 6pm,.
Details of various courses at smallprintcompany.co.uk

The Studios, Union Road, New Mills

Peak Scribbling Writers’ Group every other Tuesday of the month, 7-8.30pm.
For prices, more details and how to book email emmamakarove@googlemail.com

StraightCurves, 104 Saltergate, Chesterfield

A range of arts and crafts workshops and courses for all ages and abilities from accessible studios in Chesterfield. There are also regular events see details below. Book online http://www.straightcurves.co.uk 01246 807575 info@straightcurves.co.uk
Woolly Wednesdays – every Wednesday, 10am-12.30pm and 6.30pm-9pm. All arts and crafts are welcome at this session.
Little Creatives – every Friday 9.45am-11.15am, and every Monday 9.45am-1.15am. Little Creatives is a workshop designed especially for pre-school children and their parents.
Book Club – 7-8pm on the third Thursday of the month refreshments included.

St John Street, Gallery, Ashbourne

Lewis Noble – Sketching and painting the Derbyshire landscape, a three- day workshop, September 11-13.
Louise Jannetta – Woods in Autumn, September 27.
To book, phone 01335 347425 or email enquiries@stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk.
More details at stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

Threads, The Haybarn, Beechenhill Farm, Ilam

Crewelwork Embroidery Weekend Workshop, September 22-24 – a relaxing weekend stitching the Derbyshire Gritstone Sheep from an original painting by artist, Sue Prince and adapted for needlework by Cathy Reavy. An opportunity to learn a range of crewelwork stitches, all materials, refreshments & equipment provided. More information and booking atthreadsworkshops.co.uk/gritstone-sheep-crewelwork-weekend.html  or telephoning 01335 310125

West Studios, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield

West Studio Makes – A perfect Saturday morning workshop for children from four-years-old. Running the 1st and 4th Saturday of the month, April Spence is running a calendar choc full of crafts and activities your children will love. You can email hello@weststudios.co.uk or call 01246 500799 to reserve your place on any of the courses.

Zantium Studios, Godfrey Hole House, Hopton
Go to zantium.co.uk for further details.

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