What’s on this month

Exhibitions and galleries

Art-en-le-Frith, St Thomas Becket Church, Chapel-en-le-Frith

A variety of work from more than 18 artists from Chapel and surrounding areas. The Evening Preview takes place on July 4, at 7.30-10pm. The exhibition will be open from 10am-4pm on July 5 and 6 and from 1-4pm on July 7. For further information please contact: celiamilligan1@aol.com

Ashford Art Group, War Memorial Institute, Ashford-in-the-Water

Annual Exhibition, June 15-23. Open 10am-5pm daily. Admission free.  Paintings in various media, cards, and sculptures for sale. Member artists will welcome visitors.

Gallery in the Gardens, Buxton 

The Gallery at the heart of the Pavilion Gardens is the home of the High Peak Artists group. It contains the work of 43 artists and craftspeople. Go to galleryinthegardens.co.uk for details.

Baslow Pottery, Baslow

The ceramics 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 Garden Trail

The annual Buxton Garden Trail will include its first be a pop-up Sculpture Park this year. More than 30 gardens across the town will be open to visitors over the weekend of June 8-9, from 10am-5pm. 

Buxton Spa Prize, Green Man Gallery, Buxton

June 28-July 31, See entries to the annual en-plein air competition staged in Buxton. More details from buxtonspaprize.co.uk

Chatsworth House, Chatsworth

The Dog: A Celebration at Chatsworth, until October 6. More details at chatsworth.org

Chesterfield Art Club

Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery 10am-4pm. Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until June 28, a display of memorabilia celebrating the club’s history with an exhibition and sale of art work.
Chesterfield Art Club Exhibition, June 22 and 23, at Cavendish Village Hall, School Lane, Beeley DE4 2NU 10am-4.30pm daily.

Church Farm Art Gallery, Baslow

The gallery is a showcase for both professional and talented amateur artists. Owner Norman Tomlinson, exhibits his own work, and others such as Caroline Appleyard, David Alderman, Mike Connley and Judy Tomlinson. Open Thursday-Saturday 10.30am-5pm. Go to churchfarmgallery.co.uk for details.

John Connolly’s Ormscliffe Studio-Gallery, Bolsover

More than 300 original paintings are on show at this personal studio and gallery in Bolsover. Go to connollyart.com for more details.

Cromford Gallery and Studio, Market Place, Cromford

The featured artist for June is Tarnia Magee who works primarily in mixed media and enjoys painting the human form as a structure of realism. To contrast this, she incorporates abstraction using texture in order to express movement and vitality. The gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Go to cromfordstudioandgallery.weebly.com for details. 

The Derwent Gallery, Grindleford

The Coloured Landscape Exhibition by Richard Clare. He is known for his colourful and dynamic paintings of the Peak District National Park. Many paintings are created from memory or sketches, using colours not normally associated with the British landscape. The gallery is open 11am-4pm Wednesday-Saturday and 1pm-4pm on Sundays. Telephone 01433 630458.

Duffield Gallery, 7 Bridge Street, Belper

Work by James Preston, Colin Halliday, Phil Dyke, James Brereton, Nick Walker, Lynn Smith, Peter Watson, Frank Wright, Jenny Aitken, Robin Mason, Ruth Gray, Mark Fox, Lynne Wilkinson, Mark Beresford and Martin Davis. Open Thursday-Saturday, 10.30am-5pm and Sundays, 11am-3pm. For more details go to duffieldartgallery.co.uk

Ferrers Gallery, Ferrers Centre for Arts and Crafts, Staunton Harold

Down The Garden Path, an exhibition that celebrates the beauty of our gardens, until June 16. For details go to ferrersgallery.co.uk

Gallerytop, Rowsley

During June the gallery will be showing new paintings as well as sculpture, prints, ceramics and jewellery. New work will be arriving throughout the month including a group of still life paintings by Paul Stone. The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. More details at gallerytop.co.uk 

Gallery 23, Union Road, New Mills

The gallery, open 10am-5pm, Monday to Saturday, exhibits travel photography by Peter Aitchison and mixed media work by Christine Ormsby. For more information about workshops and exhibitions go to gallery23.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 10am-4pm. Closed Wednesday and Sunday.
On June 29 and 30, 11am-4pm, Homestead Farm, in Disley, will open its house and grounds to host a pop up art and craft exhibition of gallery work in support of Cancer Research. Seventeen of the gallery artists will show their art, including paintings and prints, jewellery, felt and silk, ceramics, photography, wood, glass and more.
There will also be live music from Gypsy Jazz. Homestead Farm is on Jackson’s Edge Road, SK12 2JR . 

Green Door Printmaking Studio, Banks Mill, Derby

The Derby Print Open. See more details on page 25. The gallery is open 11am-3pm (closed Tuesdays and Sundays). For more details, visit: greendoor-printmaking.co.uk

The Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Laura Slade – Watercolours, until June 21 – A special exhibition for Derbyshire Open Arts, inspired by the local landscape, wildlife and working country life. 

June 8-July 24, Fringe 40 Archive Exhibition. Artefacts, posters, photos and programmes from 40 years of Buxton Festival Fringe. 

June 28-July 31, Acts of Making, joint exhibition for Buxton Fringe by The Green Man Gallery resident artists. For further information contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375.

Haddon Hall, near Bakewell

A new, permanent exhibition exploring Haddon’s restoration and revival by the 9th Duke of Rutland in the 1920s. More details at 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 

High Stone Gallery, 2D Via Gellia Mill, Bonsall

Featuring work of photographer Ian Daisley, this gallery displays a range of beautiful fine art prints of Derbyshire and The Peak District, along with other areas of the UK and beyond. There will be open weekends throughout the year. The next is June 29-30. For more details go to highstonegallery.co.uk 

Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby

Summer Exhibition, June 9-23. See more details on page 28 of the online edition. The gallery is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am-5pm and weekends from noon-5pm. Go to ingleby-gallery.co.uk for details. 

Isla Fine Art Cards and Gifts, 4b The Colonnade, Buxton

A gallery and gift shop with a beautiful range of work. Work by Mark Brighton and Keith How will be exhibited during June. Go to Isla–Fine Art on facebook for more details.

Jarva Gallery, Market Street, Whaley Bridge

The gallery exhibits about 90 per cent British designers’ and artists’ work. Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9.30am-5pm, Wednesdays 9,30am-3pm, and Saturdays, 9.30am-4pm. For more details go to jarvagallery.com.

Leabrooks Arts Complex, Somercotes

Water and Trees is an exhibition from June 1-28 by artist Susan Tracey. Her work in oil or acrylic demands close attention and conveys the power of quiet, natural scenes. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and 11am-3.30pm on Sundays. Wednesdays by appointment only. For details go to leabrooksartscomplex.com

The Manger Gallery, Kings Newton, Melbourne

Secret Places: Images of safety and solace by Michael Cook, pottery by Bev Seth and stained glass by Juliet Forrest. To visit – apart from Derbyshire Open Arts and Open Weekends, please phone or email ahead. Go to mangergallery.co.uk for details.

The Messy Hare,Crossley House, Burton upon Trent

A vibrant and creative gallery and coffee shop with almost 30 local artists on show. The coffee shop and gallery is open from 8am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sundays. Go to messyharegallery.co.uk for more details.

Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery, Leek

Astound 2019, June 1-22, 10am-3.45pm, Monday to Saturday.
A contemporary art exhibition showcasing the work of the emerging artists on the Foundation Degree at Leek School of Art.
David and Friends, June 29- September 7. An exhibition of works by award-winning Staffordshire artists David Hunt, Jonathan Walker, John Broadhurst, Anita Hill, photographer Chris Hunt, and sculptors, Rachael Talbot and Carl Longworth. 

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

The Gallery’s inaugural Open Exhibition will be on until June 22.  The salon style show has over 50 pieces of work by the 39 selected artists from across the UK. Included, among others, are ceramicist Ann Bates, photographer Valerie Dalling and artist Tim Ball from Derbyshire. Visit theoldlockupgallery.org for more details. The gallery is open 11am-5pm, Friday through to Sunday. 

The Richard Whittlestone Wildlife Gallery, Pilsley, near Chatsworth

Summer exhibition from June 15-22. See more details on page 27 of the online edition. The gallery is open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday. See details of his latest exhibition on page 27. More details at richardwhittlestone.co.uk 

No28, Market Place, Belper

Paintings by Windley-based artist Rosalind Bliss until July 12. For opening times go to No28’s facebook page. 

Rob Wilson Art, Lockside Mill, St. Martins Road, Marple 

The gallery is open to visitors every Friday, 10am-4pm. Go to robwilsonart.co.uk for more details.

Smalley Art Group, The Institute, Main Road, Smalley

Exhibition and sale of new paintings June 21-29. Admission is free, June 21, 1pm-5pm; 24-28, 1pm-3pm and weekends 10am-5pm.

St John Street Gallery, Ashbourne

Stories on the Wind by Anna Thomas, see more details on page 26 of the online edition. The gallery is open 9.30am-5pm, Monday-Saturday. For more information go to stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

Two Birds Gallery, Borough Street, Castle Donington 

The featured artist for June is Derbyshire’s John Connolly with work in acrylics and mixed media. Inspired by sea, moors and woods, John’s work is full of drama and emotion. The observer can experience a feeling of remoteness and sense of place.The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5pm and 9.30am-4pm on Saturday.

U Choose Smoothie Art Gallery, Ilkeston

Original work by more than 20 local artists can always be seen at the gallery. For more details go to uchoosesmoothie.co.uk 

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, Scott Naismith, Jo Grundy, Richard Pett, Sam Tofts, Alex Clarke and Thomas Joseph. Go to wirksworthframing.co.uk for details.

West Studios, Chesterfield

Go to chesterfield.ac.uk or email hello@weststudios.co.uk for details.


Derby Theatre, and Derby Theatre Studio, Derby

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, June 18-22. Starring Union J’s Jaymi Hensley.
Journeys of Destiny, a new play for young people about the life of Saad Al-Kassab, a young Syrian refugee, June 20, 6.30pm.
Horrible Histories Live on Stage, June 22-23.
Open Mic in the studio, June 6, 7pm.
Footloose – The Musical from Centre Stage Theatre Arts, June 26-28. Details at derbytheatre.co.uk

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

The musicals Oliver! and Rent, directed by Paul Kerryson and presented by Buxton Opera House, May 24-June 9. The two shows are on alternate days during the run. Go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for full details. 

Matlock Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Medway Centre, Bakewell

Iolanthe, June 13-15, 7.30pm.
 As constitutional crisis rages in the House of Lords over the betrothal of Phyllis, a ward of Chancery, and with no ‘meaningful vote’ in sight, the Fairy Queen, with her fairy cohort, step in to impose their will to quell all political dissent. An allegorical tale for our current predicament. Tickets are available from 01629 812276 or the Medway Centre (01629 813638). For further information please visitmatlockgilbertandsullivan.org.uk

Markeaton Park, Derby

The ever-popular Outdoor Theatre and Cinema season will return to the Craft Village this June, July and August. Derby LIVE and Derby Parks will be bringing shows from Oddsocks Productions, The Lost Boys and Babbling Vagabonds, as well as showings of award-winning films.
Outdoor theatre favourites Oddsocks Productions will kick-off the season with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, from June 11-15. Experience Shakespeare as you have have never seen it before in this festival of music, magic and mayhem.
The Lost Boys will be bringing their new show, Monsters, Myths and Mayhem, to the Park from July 24-27. Expect a wacky adventure featuring wigs, swords, sandals and sticky back plastic as they turn their attention to Ancient Greek Mythology. Tickets from derbylive.co.uk


No28, Market Place, Belper 

Ship of Fools Comedy Night, June 22, 7.30pm. Booking essential at shipoffoolscomedy@yahoo.co.uk

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Mark Steel, Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright, May 31.
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums,
June 3, 8pm.
Buxton Buzz Comedy Club, June 7, 8pm, PAC.
Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk 

Derby Arena

Bill Bailey – Larks in Transit, June 6. A compendium of travellers’ tales and the general shenanigans of 20 years as a travelling comedian. For tickets go to derbylive.co.uk

Derby Theatre, Derby

Reginald D Hunter: Facing The Beast, June 9, 8pm..
For tickets go to derbytheatre.co.uk

Funhouse Comedy Club

Bar One, Newland Street, Derby,Should I Stay Go Gong Show Competition, Monday June 17.
Book tickets at funhousecomedyclub.co.uk

Spoken word

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Buxton Adventure Festival, a evening with Kate Rew, founder of the Outdoor Swimming Society in conversation with filmmaker Natasha Brookes. Tickets: buxtonoperathouse.org.uk

Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust Buxton Pump Room, Buxton

The Georgian Gentleman’s Library Talk by Jim Dixon, June 12, 6-7pm. An exploration of the ideas and influence of Georgian men (and women) of letters through their books, their libraries and their conversations.
n Chatsworth – The Dog, a celebration at Chatsworth. Talk by Alexander Hodby, June 19, 6-7pm. Chatsworth’s 2019 exhibition was inspired by the Duchess of Devonshire’s love for her four-legged friends The Chatsworth Curator of Exhibitions will talk about the themes and artworks in the exhibition, and give an insight into how such a project comes together. For tickets contact the Buxton Opera House box office on 01298 72190. Details at buxtoncrescenttrust.org

Derby Poetry Society

Beatrice Garland reads her own poetry. Winner of the National Poetry Prize in 2001 and Strokestown International Poetry Prize. Her first volume, The invention of Fireworks (2013) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, June 14. 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.

Matlock Storytelling Cafe,
Imperial Rooms, Matlock

Abduction and Enchantment, June 7, stories from Welsh folklore and legend, brought to life by master storyteller and musician Guto Dafis. They are stories from South Wales and an age when ploughing a field that had never been ploughed before could lead to dire consequences that would last generations, and a door left carelessly open could result in a child being exchanged for a stubbornly alien fairy creature. Always the first Friday of the month. Doors at 6.45pm.
For more details go to matlockstorytellingcafe.co.uk

Scrivener’s Bookshop, High Street, Buxton

Book Club, first Wednesday of every month 7-8pm. Everyone welcome. Call 01298 73100.
Storytelling Sundays: the second Sunday of the month, from 2-3.30pm, telephone 0129871622.

Spring Bank Arts, New Mills

Poetry Launch Party. Join Linda Goulden to celebrate the launch of her poetry pamphlet Speaking Parts on June 14, 6:30-8:30pm.
While many recent poems are personal or address the natural world, this new pamphlet, published on June 8, by Half Moon Books, is made up of monologues and dialogues from a range of voices as varied as a newborn baby, a space colonist, a queen bee and Mary Queen of Scots.
There are Derbyshire links in many of the poems e.g. the voice of Mompesson in Eyam, of Mary Stuart at Buxton Spa, of the Toad Rock, of James Brindley, the canal engineer who was born near Buxton and died while working on the Chesterfield canal, of painter Joseph Wright of Derby.
For further details or to purchase the book at £7 plus p&p contact itslindasbox@btinternet.com

Spoken Words, CODA vinyl cafe, 2 South Avenue, Buxton

An open mic without a mic where people can read out their own poems and/or short stories or just listen to the performers and be well entertained.
Every first Tuesday of each month, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Free entry. For more details call 07713 246391.


Buxton Opera House, and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

TheRoyal Ballet live via satallite with Romeo and Juliet,June 11, 7.15pm, PAC.
For more details go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

Dance Degree Show, May 10 and 11. For more details and tickets go to deda.uk.com

Derby Theatre, Derby

Celebrating Carnival 2019, June 15, 7pm. An evening full of vibrant costumes, comedy and carnival dance displays.
For tickets go to derbytheatre.co.uk

Sensational Salsa, The Old Clubhouse, Buxton

Salsa dance classes, Tuesdays upstairs at The Old Clubhouse, in Buxton. Beginners 7.30-8.30pm. Improvers 8.30-9.30pm.
For details telephone  07811 100191.


Rock and Pop

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Woman to Woman, Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham, June 2, 7.30pm.
Killer Queen, June 7, 7.30pm.
Take That: Greatest hits Live, pre-recorded screening, June 9, Buxton Cinema.
The Story of Guitar Heroes, June 13.
Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Arena, Derby

Magic of Motown, June 8.
For tickets go to derbylive.co.uk

Queen’s Head, Belper

Helen Gayle and Matt Ratcliffe, June 7.
Constell8. featuring Jamie Joseph, July 6.

Mersey Belles plus Phil DolemanJuly 13.
For more details and dates of other gigs go to queensheadbelper.weebly.com 

Folk and Jazz

Alstonefield Village Hall

Charlie Dore with Steeleye Span’s Julian Littman, June 8, 8pm.
Reg Meuross (support: Sadie Jemmett), June 22, 8pm.
For tickets go to alstonefield.org or  wegottickets.com

Old King’s Head, Days Lane, Belper

Belper Folk Club, every Tuesday at 8.30pm. For more details check out their facebook page or go to belperfolkclub.co.uk
For tickets go to black-dog-radio.com. 

No 28, Market Place, Belper

Vegan Revelation Music Night with The Herron Brothers, booking essential via facebook, June 28. 

Chesterfield Jazz, Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield 

Gary Grace, June 20, 8.30pm.
Dennis Rollins, trombone, July 18, 8.30pm.
Mike Outram,guitar, October 17, 8.30pm.
For gig details go to chesterfieldjazz.wordpress.com.

Coach House Studios, Wirksworth

For tickets go to wegottickets.com or contact thecoachhousestudios.co.uk

Derby Jazz, Derby Theatre
n The James Taylor Quartet, June 14, 7.30pm. For more than 25 years the quartet have set the standard for the coolest sounds in funky acid jazz.
In addition to his work with JTQ James has collaborated with the likes of U2, The Wonderstuff, Manic Street Preachers and The Pogues. The JTQ concerts include reworkings of classics such as Green Onions and Time is Tight as well as their debut single Blow Up.
For tickets go to derbytheatre.co.uk Go to derby-jazz.co.uk for details.

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Cathy Rimer, Doug Torr, Scott Allsop and Martin Hall, June 1.Local singer/songwriter/guitarists join forces in a charity gig in aid of Ashgate Hospice and in memory of Buxton’s Kevin Allsop. Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start.
The Sunday BuskStop with Wragged Tree. Lunchtime gig by local musicians plus soup for lunch. June16, noon-2pm. Free entry.  Donations invited.
Buxton Festival Fringe Programme Launch Party, June 8.
Celebrate the publication of the programme for the 40th Buxton Fringe. Live entertainment, food and drink. 7-9.30pm. Free entry.
Full details at thegreenmangallery.com

Live & Local, various locations

For more details go to liveandlocal.org.uk.

The Old Hall Hotel, Hope 

Johny Phillips, June 12.
Peter Buxton,June 26.
Wilson McGladdery, July 10.
The Crafters, July 24.
Acoustic sessions with guests second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.
Go to folkandblues.wixsite.com for details.

Classical Music

Abbotsholme Arts Society, Abbotsholme School Chapel

Roderick Williams and Susie Allan, June 5. For details go to abbotsholmeartssociety.co.uk

Bakewell Town Hall, Bakewell

Town Hall Chamber Series with members of the Hallé Orchestra, June 23 Baroque. Biber, Vivaldi, Bach and Telemann.
Ensemble directed by Lyn Fletcher with Elena Chiara Comelli, bassoon and Stephane Rancourt, oboe.
Tickets from bakewelltownhall.co.uk

Belper Singers

St Peter’s Church, Belper, June 8, 7.30pm, a joint concert with Norwegian choir Brandalskoret, piano and string quartet.
For tickets email belpersingers@gmail.com or call 07990 658071. For more details go to belpersingers.webs.com

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

The annual David and Rowena Hammond Piano Recital: Wyn Chan of the Royal Northern College of Music, June 7, PAC.
Go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for tickets.

St John’s Church, Buxton

Buxton Musical Society, Duruflé’s Requiem, June 8.
Buxton Musical Society Concerto June 16.
Go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for tickets.

Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir, The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield

Doncaster-born super soprano Lesley Garrett returns to Chesterfield for a one-off summer concert with the choir, 40 years after performing with them at the start of her career. 
Now, fresh from the world première performances of ENO’s Jack the Ripper; the Women of Whitehall, Lesley is revisiting Chesterfield and will be performing with other special guests – the Choir of the Chesterfield Parish Church and up-and-coming soprano, Charlotte Potter. Conducted and directed by Steven Roberts, this concert demonstrates the Phil looking to the future while valuing its rich musical history, performing music from a range of different composers and eras, including Rutter, Mascagni, Duruflé and Jenkins.They will also be revisiting some of the music that Lesley sang with the choir in that first performance. This one can be seen on June 29, 7pm.Tickets are subject to a fee levied by Chesterfield Theatres and are only available from chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk or the Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre, Rykneld Square, Chesterfield.

Derby A Cappella

Last year, members raised nearly £1,000 for charities. Their chosen charity this year is Prostate Cancer UK, so please help them to raise even more. 
Anyone who would like them to sing at an event in 2019, or would like to go along to a rehearsal should contact derbyacappella.co.uk

Derby Chamber Music, Multi-Faith Centre, University of Derby

The current season of music has just finished for details of the next go to derbychambermusic.org

Derby Concert Orchestra, St Mary’s Church Wirksworth

Tchaikovsky, Heln Grime, Arnold Baz and Elgar,July 6, 7.30pm.
For more details go to derbyconcertorchestra.co.uk 

Derby Cathedral, Derby

Lunchtime concerts: May 31, Luca Luciano, clarinet; June 7, Ingrid Cusio, piano; June 14, Curzon Brass Quintet; June 21, Boglarka Gyorgy, violin and Brigitta Sveda, piano; June 28, Derby Arts’ Festival; July 5, James Gaughan, Baritone and David Hammond, piano; July 12, High Edge Recorder Orchestra.
All concerts are at 1-1.45pm.
Entry is free with a retiring collection.Organ Recitals: July 24, Alex Binns of Derby Cathedral;July 31, Sachin Gunga of Portsmouth Cathedral; August 7, Nicholas Freestone of Worcester Cathedral; August 14, Simon Russell, of Nantwich Church; August 21, Roger Sayer of Temple Church London and August 28 Edward Turner of Derby Catherdral.
The Gary Reader Jazz Band,June 7, 7.30pm. Tickets from derbylive.co.uk
An Evening with Samantha Harvey, June 22, 7.30pm. Samantha is a social media phenomenon racking up 60 million views on her first cover. Her debut single Forgive Forget peaked at number 4 on the iTunes UK chart.
Tickets from derbylive.co.uk.
Sam Callahan Live, July 6, 7pm. A former X Factor finalist. Tickets derbylive.co.uk
La Vaghezza, a dynamic group of international award-winning young musicians, July 10, 7.30pm. Tickets from derbylive.co.uk.
More details from derbycathedral.org

Derwent Singers, St Mary’s Church Darley Lane, Derby

n Derby, tickets £10;
June 30, 3pm, St Mary’s Church, The Green Tissington. Free admission with retiring collection.
For more details go to derwent singers.co.uk

Music at Duffield, Saint Alkmund’s Church, Duffield


Matlock Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Medway Centre, Bakewell

Iolanthe, June 13-15, 7.30pm.
As constitutional crisis rages in the House of Lords over the betrothal of Phyllis, a ward of Chancery, and with no ‘meaningful vote’ in sight, the Fairy Queen, with her fairy cohort, step in to impose their will to quell all political dissent. An allegorical tale for our current predicament. Tickets are available from 01629 812276 or the Medway Centre (01629 813638). For further information go to matlockgilbertandsullivan.org.uk

The Pleyel Ensemble, Methodist Church, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Janet Hilton, clarinet, Sarah Ewins, violin, Heather Bills, cello and Harvey Davies, piano,June 9, 3pm. Programme: Stravinsky’s Soldier Tale, Walter Rabl Quartet and Nino Rota trio.
Go to pleyelensemble.com for more details.

The Sitwell Singers, The Strutts Centre, Belper

Songs of Love and Nonsense with Beate Toyka and Gillian Bithel, piano; nonsense by Richard Rodney Bennett; Liebeslieder Waltzes by Brahms, Jeux d’enfants by Bizet (for piano duet) plus other choral music by Brahms, Saturday June, 29, 7.30pm. Tickets £10 (under 16s free), available from sitwellsingers.org.uk, 01332 662519 or on the door

Spring Bank Arts, New Mills

Spring Bank Arts are looking forward to welcoming cellist Dale Culliford and pianist Cathy Riley to perform a wonderful programme of music by Beethoven, Debussy and Fauré on June 1, doors open at 7pm. Dale is well known to many as the organiser of the popular Coffee Concert series with members of the Hallé. Following their successful recital in Adlington Hall 18 months ago, Dale and Cathy are excited to perform in the lovely acoustic and surroundings of Spring Bank Arts.The concert will contrast the work of Claude Debussy and Gabriel Fauré with Beethoven’s first cello sonata.
Tickets available at Spring Bank Arts (01663 308202) and High Street Books and on.wegottickets.com/springbankarts.

Workshops and Courses

Artcore, Charnwood Street, Derby

Many different creative living, health and well-being courses.
Every Wednesday – Clay course for beginners, 6-8pm. For details email info@artcoreuk.com or call 01332 384561.

Adele Kime, Jewellery, Whaley Bridge

Day workshops at a canal-side studio. Small group – maximum four – with homemade cake and refreshments. Beginners/Improvers. Learn a variety of techniques to make your own unique jewellery. For more information and booking go to facebook.com/adelekimejewellery or email adelekimejewellery@gmail.com

Anna Massey, Weekly Painting and Drawing Classes

Various venues in and around the Peaks. Several courses in New Mills, Stockport and Sheffield, including painting and drawing classes: Wednesdays 9.30-11.30am, New Mills; and Wednesdays 1.15-3.45pm, Hazel Grove. For more details go to annamasseyartist.com or call 07947380078

Anne Alldread Textiles

Weekly Textile Groups, Monday pm and Wednesday am in Belper.Small groups with an emphasis on having fun while creating.
A variety of techniques to include wet felting, dyeing, tapestry, printing and much more. Full day workshops also available. Please contact Anne for further information at annealldread.com or on 07817745705

Betty’s Sewing Box, Cokayne Avenue, Ashbourne

Craft Workshops, crochet groups, quilting, beginners sewing, felting. See more details above or go to bettys-sewing-box.co.uk

Bob Neill, Pyrography Tuition, 10 Long Croft, Aston on Trent

One-day courses and group workshops. Contact 01332 792036 or visit bobneillpyrography.co.uk. 

Elizabeth Blades, art tuition, Studio 4:2, Banks Mill Derby

One-to-one tuition with artist Elizabeth Blades. For further information and details of how to book a session email elizabethlouieblades@gmail.com.

Chesterfield Branch Embroiderers’ Guild

First Thursday of each month 7-9pm The Saints Parish Rooms. St Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield S41 7TH. Go to embroiderersguild.com 

Cromford Studio and Gallery, Market Place, Cromford

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

Derbyshire Adult Education

Various courses available at venues including the Derbyshire Eco Centre, near Wirksworth and Sharp’s Pottery at Swadlincote. To book a place call 01629 533290, email swadlincote.ace@derbyshire.gov.uk or go to, derbyshire.gov.uk/coursesearch.

Esther Tyson Screenprinting workshops,  Via Gellia Mills, Bonsall

Gain a basic knowledge of screenprinting. All equipment and materials provided. For details email esther.tyson@network.rca.ac.uk

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

Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month, 1-3pm. Go to glostitchedup.blogspot.co.uk for details.

Green Door Printmaking Studio, Banks Mill, Derby

Relief Printing for Beginners Night Class, June 6, 13, 20 and 27, 6-9pm.
Cyanotype for Photography,
June 8, 11am-3pm.
Linocut, June 9, 11am-3pm. Learn how to create, carve and print a single colour linocut.
Drypoint on Copper,June 15, 11am-4pm.
Screen Printing with Monotype, June 15, 11am-3pm.
Mono Printing with Found Objects, June 22, 11am-3pm. 

Solar Plate Etching, June 22 and 23, 11am-3pm. 

Colour Techniques with Intaglio Printing, June 29, 11am-4pm.
Screen Printing for T-Shirts, June 29, 11am-4pm.
Concessions and student discounts available. For more details and to book online, visit: greendoor-printmaking.co.uk or call 07919 823 097.

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Life drawing, a weekly session for artists at any stage with a professional life model, Tuesdays, 7-9pm.
Adult Dance Classes: Every Thursday, dance for fun and fitness. 7pm tap dancing, 8pm ballet/body conditioning. For information or to book, call Catherine Farrimond, on 01298 70984. 

Mini Mosaic Workshop. Materials provided but you can also bring your own crockery pieces. June 2, 12.30-3pm. Booking essential.

Writers’ Retreat. A chance to write without distractions, June 9 from 10am-4pm. New monthly event organised by Writers’ HQ. Booking essential. Details at writershq.co.uk/writing-retreats
Gallery Interactive: An Evening of Zines, Charlie Collins hosts a workshop in zine-making for anyone who loves to draw, paint, create or write. June 10, 7pm-9.30pm. Refreshments available. Booking advised.
Carnival Puppets Workshop. Join Two Left Hands to create puppets large and small to be carried in this summer’s Buxton Carnival Parade. June 23, 11am-4pm. Free. Details at http://www.facebook.com/twolefthandsbuxton
For further information and booking for other courses contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 unless otherwise stated.

Needle Felting with Hannah Dodd, Broadbottom, Glossop 

A full day creating cute street scenes in 3d. All equipment, materials and lunch included £45. July 11, 10.30am-3.30pm. Visit hannahdoddtextileartist.co.uk or call 07590496926 for more details and to book.

High Peak Stitchers, Glossop Cricket and Bowling Club, North Road, Glossop

Meetings first Wednesday of the month, from 2-4pm, visitors’ entrance is £4. 

John Connolly, Ormscliffe Studio, 16 Langwith Road, Bolsover

Acrylics and mixed media tuition is available for very small groups or one-to-one. All abilities welcome. More details at connollyart.com or Call 07967 316622.

Jane Bevan, Making Crafts and Jewellery with Natural Materials

Crafts, June 22, 10am-4pm. at the artist’s studio in Ticknall, South Derbyshire.
Jewellery, July 20, 10am–1pm, The Old Village Store, Main Road, Sudbury, DE6 5HS.
nCrafts, August 1, 10am–4pm, The Old Village Store, Main Road, Sudbury. Includes a short foraging walk in Sudbury Hall Gardens.
To book telephone 0794 1626452 or email janebevan@btconnect.com

Viveka Bowry, Life Drawing Classes, Strutts Centre, Belper

Life Drawing group (non-tutored) with yoga poses to draw, first Wednesday of month, 10am-noon. Contact Viveka on 01629 258362.

Leabrooks Artists Forum, Somercotes

Artists sharing information, ideas and enterprise. Meetings are on the first Saturday of every month from 10.30am-1pm. Beverages and cake cost £3.50, if required, everything else is free. Painters, sculptors and potters who have experience of exhibiting are invited to join the group. Go to leabrooksartscomplex.com for more details.

Life Drawing with Lily Hammond Art, Ashover Village Hall, Ashover

The first Thursday of every month, complete beginners are more than welcome. Classes are two hours and cost £15 with materials included.Go to info@lilyhammondart.com for booking and more information.

Louise West Lace Design
6 Friar Gate Studios, Derby

Evening classes in bobbin lace making, Tuesdays 6-8pm.
One-day bobbin lace workshops for a maximum of ten students, £30, June 5 and August 14.
Louise also holds Bedfordshire Lace weekend courses. Go to louisewestlacedesign.co.uk for booking details.

Matlock Artists’ Society, All Saints Church Hall, Smedley Street

The club’s Portrait Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 9.30am-noon. Everyone welcome, £5 to include light refreshments. For details contact Doreen Andrews 01629 824640.
At the same venue, on the second Thursday and fourth Friday of every month, the society invites all keen to paint/draw in a happy, relaxed group to go along. This is a self-help group with no tutor, 9.30am-noon. For details 01629 584708. 

The Old Lock Up Gallery, Swifts Hollow, Cromford

Life drawing, Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm weekly £12.
Sketch Group Mondays 7pm – 8.30pm weekly £6.50.
Spoon Carving, June 15.
Abstracting from Nature – Day 1, July 13.
Coptic Book Binding, August 5.

Abstracting from Nature – Day 2, August 18.
Japanese Bookbinding, September 16.
Booking essential. Go to the website for further information theoldlockupgallery.org

The Old House Studio, Woodhead Road, Torside, Glossop

Art courses in the Peak District. Top UK Artists. For more details visit pennine-art.uk Tel: 01457 857527, email: info@pennine-art.uk

Pam Smart, Art Workshops in the Studio with a View, Buxton

Fabulous Flowers, June 22.
Seaside Sketchbook, July 23.
Glorious Gardens August 10 and 11.
Autumn Sketchbook, October 19.
Full day workshop from 10am-4pm with materials and refreshments.
For details go to pamsmart.co.uk 

Sew Need A Drink, Via Gellia Mill, Bonsall, sewing classes with Louise James

Make a patchwork vanity bag with Handle, June 7, 9.30am-2.30pm.
Absolute Beginners: make a fully adjustable full length apron (for a child or adult), June 12, 6.30-10pm.
Make a nautical beach bag with rope handles, Thursday June 27, 6.30pm-10pm.
Creative Day. Design and make your own free motion embroidered wall art. June 30, 10am-3pm.
All classes include a kit with all the materials cut out and ready to sew, instructions, tuition, homemade cake and refreshment. For more details go to sewneedadrink.co.uk

Small Print Company, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby

Various courses including Creating a Letterpress Print,  and Coptic and Japanese Bookbinding. Details of all the courses and their prices can be found at smallprintcompany.co.uk

StraightCurves, 104 Saltergate, Chesterfield

A range of arts and crafts workshops and courses from drawing and painting to mosaics and beading, for all ages and abilities from accessible studios in Chesterfield.
There are also regular events see details below. Book online at straightcurves.co.uk 01246 807575.

Woolly Wednesdays – every Wednesday, 10am-12.30pm and 6.30-9pm. All arts and crafts are welcome at this session.
Little Creatives – a workshop designed especially for pre-school children and their parent, every Friday and Monday 9.45-11am.
Book Club – 7-8pm on the third Thursday of the month, refreshments included.

St John Street, Gallery, Ashbourne

Sue Prince Folk Art workshop, June 3 and 4.
Dave Gelder Silver Jewellery workshop, June 10.
Maggie Robinson, Experimenting with Composition, June 12.
Lewis Noble Painting and Sketching the Derbyshire Landscape, June 17-19.
Louise Jannetta Abstract Collaging, Mark Making, Texture and Colour, June 24-25.
Valerie Dalling Photography workshop A Different Way of Painting, June 26.
To book, phone 01335 347425 or email enquiries@stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk.

Storer Farm Landscape Painting Courses, Ashleyhay, near Wirksworth

Course leader: Jeremy Bournon, retired director of art, Repton School. June 8, 9, 15 and 16 and October 5 and 6. Further details on application to jeremyhbournon64@outlook.com.

West Studios, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield

For more information call West Studios on 01246 500 799, email hello@weststudios.co.uk or go to weststudios.co.uk for details.

Zantium Studios, Godfrey Hole House, Hopton

Silver Clay Jewellery, two days, June 6-7, tutor Lori Ridgway.
Willow Basket Weaving, two days, June 8-9, tutor Eddie Glew.
Painted Stained Glass, two days, June 20-21, tutor Jane Littlefield.
Willow Animal Sculpture, two days, June 22-23, tutor Emma Parkins.
Go to zantium.co.uk or telephone 01629 824377 for details.