What’s on this month

Exhibitions and galleries

Anvil Gallery, 11 Old Blacksmith’s Yard, Derby

This gallery owned by artist April Young has recently reopened in a new venue in Blacksmith’s Yard just off Sadler Gate – a few yards from its previous home. Go to anvilgallery.co.uk for more details.

Art Café and Gallery in the Gardens, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton 

The downstairs gallery showcases the work of more than 40 artists and craftspeople from the High Peak Artists group.
In the café the group will have an Autumn Showcase exhibition of paintings, printmaking, photography, ceramics and jewellery by selected members until November 4. Open daily 10.30am-4pm. Go to galleryinthegardens.co.uk for details.

The Art Room, Barlow

Festive Finds and Gorgeous Gifts, November 10-18, 10.30am–3.30pm. A lovely place to browse for unusual creative gifts, cards and prints to ease you gently into the festive season. Free parking and entrance.

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. 

Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery, Chesterfield

A Walk Down Chatsworth Road. This exhibition focuses on the community history of Brampton Until December 8. The Museum is open Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 4pm. 

Chesterfield Art Club, St Thomas’s Church Community Centre, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield

Chesterfield Art Club exhibition, October 20-21. Saturday 10am-5pm. and Sunday 10am-2pm. Free admission and parking.

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.

Cromford Gallery and Studio, Market Place, Cromford

Pete Gill, the recent winner of The Friends of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Trophy, with his work, Gritstone VII at the Derbyshire Open Art Competition, is the featured artist for October. A recurring feature in his work is a preoccupation with surface and structure. He says Derbyshire grit stone edges and the many varied treescapes provide ample opportunity for continued exploration. The gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Go to cromfordstudioandgallery.weebly.com for details. 

The Derwent Gallery, Grindleford

From the Edge – Exhibition of paintings that celebrate the iconic view of the Dark Peak. The four miles of the northernmost gritstone escarpment of Stanage Edge and extending to Burbage Rocks, Froggatt Edge, Curbar Edge, Baslow Edge and Birchen Edge. With paintings by Kristan Baggaley, Tim Hulley and gallery artists. Open 11am-4pm Wednesday-Saturday and 1pm-4pm on Sundays, telephone 01433 630458.

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

Join Dèda’s 20th anniversary celebrations and look back at the history of dance in the city since the 1950s. From Northern Soul to Hip Hop, explore the dance scenes that have taken hold of Derby through the decades. Discover memories and stories of where Derby people have danced across the city, and artistic responses to the 200 Days of Dancing Call Out. Until December 22. More details at deda.uk.com 

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Bare Bones: The Fascinating World of Animal Skeletons, until October 7
For more details go to derbymuseums.org

Disley Arts Society Exhibition, Disley Methodist Church, Buxton Road, Disley

Framed and unframed originals and cards. October 5, 5pm to 9pm and October 6, 10am to 5pm. Raffle, cakes and refreshments. Go to disleyartssociety.weebly.com for more details.

Duffield Gallery, Town Street, Duffield

The gallery has work by artists including James Preston, Phil Dyke, Steve Slimm, Lynn Smith, Colin Halliday, Kim Sharratt and Paul Raymond Gregory. Open Thursday-Saturday, 10.30am-5pm and Sundays, 11am-3pm. For more details go to duffield artgallery.co.uk

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

Words and Wisdom is Ferrers Gallery’s exhibition until October 14.The exhibition of work by renowned ceramicist Blandine Anderson is an exploration into changing beliefs surrounding nature For more details go to ferrersgallery.co.uk

Foxlowe Gallery, Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek

The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-4pm and the first Sunday of the month (11am-4pm).

Gallerytop, Rowsley

A solo exhibition by Kristan Baggaley, October 13-November 4, see above for more details 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, will be showing travel photography by Petrer Aitchison in the front gallery and mixed media artist Christine Ormsby will have an exhibition/studio space in another room. The hope is to continue using the gallery as a multi-space venue and run workshops. 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. 

The Green Man Gallery, Buxton

The Green Man Artists and Guest Designer Makers – vibrant contemporary art.
More Than A Woman, by Contemporary Mix. Paintings, printmaking, photography and textiles reflecting on 100 years of women’s suffrage. There will be a launch event on September 28 from 6-8pm and the exhibition runs until October 24.
Make a Gift of Art – A shopping night with a difference, October 12. Meet the gallery’s resident artists; learn about their techniques and inspiration; discover affordable ways to give original art as a gift. Open 5.30pm-9pm..
Seeds of Peace, October 26-November 18, a joint exhibition by the gallery’s ten resident artists to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. For further information and booking contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375

Green Door Printmaking Studio, Banks Mill Studios, Derby

Creating Silence. An exhibition of screen prints and photopolymer etchings by Sarah Roach, September 8-November 5.

Hall of Frames, King Street, Belper

This month there will be an exhibition of work by artist Ross Sallaway who you can read about on page 9. Original and limited edition artwork from a variety of artists. More details at hallofframes.co.uk 

The Harley Gallery, Welbeck

Prints and paintings from artist and designer Jill Ra  are on display in an exhibition called Bright Woods, Dark Peaks.
The Sheffield-based artist uses both traditional and digital methods to produce her landscapes with the hills of the Dark Peak and more recently, the woodlands of Sheffield and Chatsworth providing much of the subject matter. The exhibition runs until October 7. More details at harleygallery.co.uk 

Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby

The Changing Seasons by Carol Hill, October 7-21. See more details on page 25.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

As well as fine art cards and gifts there is a gallery space at the shop in the heart of Buxton and regular exhibitions during the year. Go to Isla–Fine Art on facebook for more details.

Jarva Gallery, Market Street, Whaley Bridge

Jarva Gallery Christmas Exhibition featuring ten artists and designers exhibiting original art works and sculpture. Jenny Aitken, Zoes Stainton, Sue Page, Hollie Crossley, Pam Smart, Paul Talbot,Sandra Orme, David Coulter, Harry Frost, Bredan Hesmondhalgh. Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9.30am-5pm, Wednesdays 9,30am-3pm, and Saturdays, 9.30am-4pm. For more details go to jarvagallery.com.

John Connolly’s Ormscliffe Gallery, Bolsover

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

Leabrooks Arts Complex, Somercotes

From Peaks to Coast by Arwyn Quick, October 6-November 2. See more details above. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and 11am-3.30pm on Sundays. Wednesdays by appointment only. Details at leabrooksartscomplex.com

The Manger Gallery, Kings Newton, Melbourne

The autumn exhibition – Root & Branch – gathers together work in various media by some of the region’s most interesting artists. They will be exploring how trees grow in the imagination, their spiritual, symbolic and metaphorical power. The artists involved are Jane Bevan,Michael Cook, Elizabeth Forrest, Rebecca Mercer, Sue Olumide, Duncan Pass, Sarah Sharpe and John Rattigan.
Go to mangergallery.co.uk for details.

The Makers, 47 Church Street, Ashbourne

Art and gifts made by UK artists, designers and makers. Currently exhibiting work by Long Eaton artist Joy Pitts who turns clothing labels into works of art. 

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

Salon 10, October 13-November 3. See more details in the online edition. The gallery is open 11am-5pm, Friday through to Sunday. Go to The Old Lock Up Gallery on Facebook for details.

Peak District Artisans, Whitworh Centre, Darley Dale

Winter Artisan Fair, November 3 and 4, 10am-4pm. More details at peakdistrictartisans.co.uk

The Richard Whittlestone Wildlife Gallery, Pilsley, near Chatsworth

The gallery is open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday. More details at richardwhittlestone.co.uk 

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

Winter Show, November 3 and 4, 10am-4pm. Otherwise the gallery is open to visitors every Friday, 10am-4pm. Go to robwilsonart.co.uk for more details.

Smallprint Company, Friary Street, Derby

Bernie Rutter, until October 13.
A combination of printmaking, digital imagery and paper fabrication, to create constructed prints. Details at smallprintcompany.com

St John Street Gallery, St John Street, Ashbourne

Work from mixed-media artist Ingrid Karlsson’s Moon Almanac series, can be seen at the gallery until October 13. The gallery is open 9.30am-5pm, Monday-Saturday.
For details go to stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

Two Birds Gallery, Borough Street, Castle Donington 

During October there will be an exhibition of work by Jackie Ward, of TreeHuggery. See more details above. Art, photography, jewellery and design from a wide range of local and UK based artists. They also offer craft workshops for all ability levels. Open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5pm and 9.30am-4pm on Saturday.

U Choose Smoothie Art Gallery, Ilkeston

Christmas Art Fayre, St Mary’s Church Canteloupe Centre, Ilkeston, October 27, 11am-4pm. Original work by local artists and crafters. Work by more than 20 local artists can always be seen at the gallery. For more details go to uchoosesmoothie.co.uk 

West Studios, Chesterfield

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

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 details.

Theatre

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre

Chapterhouse Theatre Company present Sense and Sensibility, October 11, 7.30pm.
Paper Moon Theatre Company present, Pack Up Your Troubles, a heartwarming show in celebration of the centenary year of the end of the First World War, October 14, 3pm.
The Case of the Frightened Lady, by Edgar Wallace presented by Bill Kenwright and the Classic Thriller Theatre Company. The show stars John Partridge, Deborah Grant, Robert Duncan, Harry Potter’s Oliver Phelps, Scarlett Archer, ~Matt Barber and Philip Lowrie, October 22-27.
n David Walliams, Awful Auntie, November 1-4.
For tickets go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Theatre, Derby

Abigail’s Party, by Mike Leigh, a Derby Theatre production directed by Douglas Rintoul, until October 20.
Abi, a contemporary response to Abigail’s Party, a Derby Theatre production directed by Sarah Brigham, until October 20. Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for tickets.
Dishoom!, a new play by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, October 23-27. Read more about this on page 59.
Good Companions Stage Society present Guys and Dolls, a musical romantic comedy, November 6-10 at 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30pm on the Saturday.

Derby Theatre Studio

One Item Only – If you had to take a long journey away from home and you could only take one item what would it be? This is the decision the young hero has to make in this story of human migration, Sunday, October 7, 11am and 1.30pm.
Come As You Are Festival – A festival of trans, non-binary and gender queer theatre from Camden People’s Theatre, October 12-14.
4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane, a lyrical and haunting play about mental health, October 19 and 20.
Knock Knock, family theatre from Hot Coals Theatre, October 26, 7pm.
DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior, from Notnow Collective, October 27.
The Missing Light, an enchanting show for ages seven plus. October 28, 2.30pm and 4pm. 

Dronfield Musical Theatre Group, Dronfield Civic Hall

Made in Dagenham,October 10-13. Tickets on 01246 416364.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

The Devil’s Bride, by Rumpus Theatre, October 10, 7.30pm.
The Creation of Frankenstein, October 24-27. Read more about this production on page 49.
All Shook Up, by Gatepost Theatre Company, October 17-20.
Good Toes, Naughty Toes, from Big Adventures, a comedy about the world of Dancing Schools, October 31-November 3.

Live & Local, various locations

Heartspur presented by Northumberland Theatre Company, Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills, October 20, 7.30pm, for tickets call 01663 308202.
The Thankful Village presented by BadappleTheatre, a comedy drama set against the backdrop of the First World War, All Saints Church, Bradbourne, October 24, 7.30pm, for tickets call 07495 349002.

Long Eaton Musical Society

Strictly Musicals, September 29, 2.30pm and 7.30pm at May Hall, Trent College, Derby Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham,
For tickets go to longeatonoperatic.com or telephone the Box Office on 01332 874352.

Marde Hen Productions, The Strutts Centre, Belper

Donor, directed By Richard Platt written by Sén Lee Rees, November 8-10. Mike and Elaine want to cement their marriage by having a family but are have difficulty conceiving. However, when Elaine becomes pregnant with donated sperm the strength of their relationship is not as solid as it seemed.
Lesbian couple Bex and Jess take advantage of their friend Liam who wants to be more than just a donor to help them achieve parenthood. This exciting play takes you on a roller-coaster of emotions and explores their lives and the lives of the donor. Tickets are available at ticketsource.co.uk/mardehenproductions

Tideswell Community Players, St John’s Church, Tideswell

Gail Young’s Bothered and Bewildered October 25 – 27.
It is a comedy drama about one woman’s struggle with Alzheimer’s. The play, directed by Rob Puckett, follows Irene and her two daughters Louise and Beth as the girls lose their mum in spirit but not in body. A play about memory, loss and love.
Tickets from ticketsource.co.uk/tideswelltheatre

Comedy

The Butterfly House, The Torrs, New Mills

Following on from their time at The Edinburgh Festival, local comedians Matt Woodward and Jayne Sanders will bring to the Butterfly House the first in a series of comedy club nights, September 28. Go to newmillsfestival.co.uk for details.

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Buxton Buzz Comedy Club, October 5,  and November 2, 8pm.
Ross Noble, October 10, 8pm.
Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Cabaret Boom Boom 

Live fun returns to the Medway Centre, Bakewell, on September 28 with stunning juggler Jon Udry, virtuoso saw player Dennis Teeth and hula hooper Jenny Collins.
The show will be at Wirksworth Town Hall on October 5 with Barbara Nice, Hattie Hatstar and foolish Trixie von Maynard. Tickets from cabaretboomboom.co.uk

Derby Theatre and Derby Theatre Studio

Felicity Ward: Busting A Nut, October 3.
Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord, a critically acclaimed comedian with brutally honest and unflinching material on the state of society, October 20, 8pm.
Ross Noble, October 28, 8pm.
Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads, November 3, 8pm.

Funhouse Comedy Club, various locations

The Old Bell, Sadler Gate, Derby
September 28, Paul Pirie with Kate Smurthwaite, Jack Barry and compere Barry Dodds.
October 26, Wes Zahruk, Andy Watson and Peter McCole with compere Barry Dodds.

The Blessington Carriage, Derby, October 1, the Should I Go or Should I Stay Gong Show with compere Spiky Mike. Book tickets for all shows at funhousecomedyclub.co.uk

Dance

Buxton Opera House, and Pavilon Arts Centre, Buxton

Aurora’s Wedding and Ballet études from the English Youth Ballet, October 19 and 20, at 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on the Saturday.
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, October 13, 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Read more about The Trocks on page 21.
For more details go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

Circa Tsuica: Now Or Never, part of Festé, on the Bass  Recreation Ground, September 27-29.
Juliet and Romeo, October 4, 7.40pm. See more details on page 52.
May-We-Go-Round? presented by The Hiccup Project, October 18, 7.30pm.

Sensational Salsa, The Old Clubhouse, Buxton

Sensational Salsa will be starting its new autumn season with a two-for-one offer for newcomers.
The relaxed dance classes are on Tuesdays upstairs at The Old Clubhouse, with beginners from 7.30pm to 8.30pm and improvers from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.
Anyone looking to find out more should contact Sensational Salsa on 07811 100191 or email sensationalsalsa@yahoo.co.uk .

Spoken word

Buxton Opera House, and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Yorkshire Rows, Tuesday October 9, 7.30pm.
To book tickets and for details go to buxtonfestival.co.uk

St Mary’s Church, Crich

Lesley Smith, Curator of Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire is performing one of her highly acclaimed and very popular historical presentations  on Friday November 9, at 7.30pm. Her subject is Peggy Knight, a very ordinary woman who, after brief training as a Special Operations Executive, was parachuted into Nazi occupied France.  Proceeds are in aid of CHIKs – supporting orphaned children in Kenya. Tickets are available from 01773 853722, 01773 856212 or 01773 857921.

Derby Performance Poets at Déda

The group welcome all poets/poetry fans to their meeting on October 4, which is National Poetry Day, this year’s theme is Change.
Meet at 7pm in Cube Cafe at Quad to book a slot. This is a free evening with a relaxed and friendly ambiance. Host Les Baynton.

Derby Poetry Society

October 12, Nerissa Kisdon explores to the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. 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

See more details page 52 of the online edition.The storytellingcafe is always on the first Friday of the month. Doors open at 6.30pm with stories at 7.30pm.
More details at matlockstorytellingcafe.co.uk

Scrivener’s Bookshop, Buxton

Book Club, first Wednesday of every month 7-8pm. Everyone welcome. Call 01298 73100.
Storytelling Sundays: these free meetings are held on the second Sunday of the month, from 2-3.30pm, at Scrivener’s Books, 42 High Street, Buxton.Telephone 0129871622.

Music

Rock and Pop

Buxton Opera House, and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers, September 27, 7.30pm.
John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest, October 4, 7.30pm.
A Beautiful Noise, a celebration of the life of Neil Diamond, October 5, 7.30pm.
n Joan Armatrading, October 11, 7.30pm.
Maximum Rhythm n’ Blues with the Manfreds, October 17, 7.30pm.
Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

The Fishpond, Matlock Bath

Water For Dogs, Derbyshire based electronic dance funk vibes, October 20, 9pm.
The Moonshiners, playing music from the 1950s, October 26, 9pm.

Queen’s Head, Belper

Lady Day-a celebration of the life and song of Billie Holliday October 5.
Hitiro, October 12.
Stepling.October 26.
Brooks Williams, November 9.
For more details go to queensheadbelper.weebly.com 

Folk and Jazz

Alstonefield Village Hall

Amy Wadge – Grammy award winning singer songwriter, October 20, 8pm. Sold out, enquiries 01335 310121. Find out more on the previous page.

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
The multi-award winning Talisk will be live in concert on Saturday October, 27. For tickets go to black-dog-radio.com

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre

Steeleye Span In Concert, October 9, 7.30pm.
n Ralph McTell, November 7, 7.30pm.Go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for more details.

Chesterfield Library Chesterfield

So Long, Farewell, A World War One Production, Words and music by Linda Woodroffe. A story of The Great War told in word and song with plenty of choruses to join in with.
Taking part are Alison and Pete Robinson; Chris Orme; Jenny Edgson; John Prentice and Jill Drury; Kath and Geoff Deighton; Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham; Linda Woodroffe; and Rob Bostock, October 26 at 7.30pm. Tickets from Chesterfield Library or from Linda Woodroffe 07842 821912 or lindawoodroffe@live.co.uk

Derby Jazz

Camilla George Quartet, The Cube, Deda, October 5.
Babelfish, Baby People, Forman Street, October 13, 8pm.
Karen Sharp Trio, Northern Light Cinema, Wirksworth, 19.
Go to derby-jazz.co.uk for details.

Derby Folk Festival

The 12th festival in various locations in the centre of Derby. Launching on October 4 with Gary Stewart’s Graceland and Zulu Tradition, in the City Marquee at 8pm. Go to artsbeatblog.com to see previous features on the event and derbyfolkfestival.co.uk for ticket details.

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

September 29, Mean Mary.
The Sunday BuskStop, Cathy Rimer, October 14. Free monthly gig usually the third Sunday of the month, with soup, bread and cake for lunch. Free entry; donations invited, 12 noon to 2pm.
The Great American Songbook – A Celebration, October 20, 7.30pm. Singer Bill Holmes and pianist Tim Mottershead return to The Green Man Gallery with an unmissable programme of classic songs by American songwriters. Booking advised. Full details at thegreenmangallery.com

Sir William Hotel, Grindleford

Open mic/acoustic music night, 8.30pm, normally last Friday in the month. See Sir William Open Mic Night facebook page for details.

Live & Local, various locations

Importance of Digging Holes – The Great War and More, presented by Harp and A Monkey, Sutton on the Hill Village Hall, October 11, 7.30pm, tickets on 01283 732450; The Verney Institute Pleasley, October 13, tickets on 01623 810035 and Crich Glebe Field Centre, October 14, 7.30pm, tickets on 01773 853260.
4Square, Manchester’s prodigious folk foursome, Kirk Langley Village Hall, October 11, 7.30pm, tickets on 01332824403.
Thomas Carnduff, Songs of the Shipyard, presented by Peacock Angell Trio, Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway, October 20, 7.30pm, tickets on 01773856545. For more details go to liveandlocal.org.uk

The Old Hall Hotel, Hope 

Acoustic sessions with guests second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. House of Blue Light, October 10 and Jackalope Tales, October 24. Go to folkandblues.wixsite.com for details. 

Melbourne Assembly Rooms

Will Pearson Live in Cabaret, September 29.
n A Choir’d Taste with London Camerata String Quartet, October 5. For tickets go to melbournefestival.co.uk

Classical Music

Abbotsholme Arts Society, Abbotsholme School Chapel

Trio Anima, a distinctive combination of flute, viola and harp from Matthew Featherstone, Rosalind Ventris and Anneke Hodnett. A varied programme that includes music by Debussy, Couperin, Fauré and Ravel. For details go to abbotsholmeartssociety.co.uk

Belper Singers

Music for an English Autumn – A feast of unaccompanied choral pieces. Musical director: Olivia Shotton. October 20 at 7.30pm, at St Clement’s Church, Horsley. For tickets contact belpersingers@gmail.com or call Sue on 07990 658071 

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Coffee Concert, Faros String Quartet, October 5, 1pm.
The Hallé, The Magic of Musicals, A Gala Fundraising Concert in aid of Blythe House Hospice. This year the Hallé are presenting something different by dedicating the programme to well-known musicals, including Les Misérables, La La Land, West Side Story and Beauty and the Beast.
Coffee Concert, Patrick Relph and Yang Zhou, November 2, 1pm.
Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Buxton Musical Society, St John’s Church, Buxton

The society opens its 75th Season with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 4 with soloist Matthew McLachlan from Chetham’s School of Music.
For tickets go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.
For more details about the society go to buxtonmusicalsociety.org.uk

Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society

Lunchtime concert, Chesterfield Library, Chesterfield. Hadyn, Schubert and Chilcott, October 6, 11.45am. For more details go to chesterfieldchoir.com

Derby A Capella

Enjoy afternoon tea and make a contribution to the McMillan Day Care Unit, Royal Derby Hospital. Tea, cake and singing at Chester Green Community Centre, City Road, 1pm-3 pm, September 29.
Open Rehearsal Night, Chester Green Community Centre, City Road, Derby,7:30pm, on October 30. For more information please contact Gordon.Tel:  01332 518594 or gordonsavage@yahoo.co.uk
For details go to derbyacappella.co.uk and facebook.com/derbyacappella/

Derbyshire Singers, Highfields School, Matlock

​Music to Remember
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens; Grieg: Piano Concerto, soloist, Eleanor KornasKarl Jenkins: The Armed Man, soloist, Louise Collett. November 10, 7.30pm.
Details at derbyshiresingers.org

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

The Aquinas Piano Trio, October 12, 7.30pm. More details at derbychambermusic.org

Derby Cathedral, Derby

Sinfonia Viva, The Italian Symphony, October 17, 7.30pm. Conductor Frank Zielhorst, soloist violin  Benedict Holland and soloist oboe Maddy Aldis-Evans.
Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks; Bach: Oboe & Violin concerto; Respighi: Gli Uccelli (The Birds); Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4. More details from derbycathedral.org

Music at Duffield, Ecclesbourne School, Duffield

Alma Trio, inspired by fiddle traditions from England and across the world, October 5. For more details go to musicatduffield.com

Matlock Music, Wheeldon Hall, Highfields School, Matlock

The Oakham Trio, Martin Cropper, Richard Jenkinson and Anne Bolt will be playing Haydn, Shostakovich and Schubert, October 20.
For details go to matlockmusic.org.uk

The Northern Chamber Orchestra, St John’s Church, Buxton

One of the greatest pianists of his generation, Freddy Kempf, joins the orchestra for a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, September 30, at 4pm.

Peak Music Society, Cavendish Hall, Edensor, Chatsworth Estate

The new season begins on October 16 with an organ recital by Jonathan Scott. For details go to peakmusicsociety.btck.co.uk

Pleyel Ensemble, Afternoon Tea Concert, Methodist Church, Market Street, Chapel-en-le-Frith 

Programme: Schubert’s Trout Quintet and Hummel’s Piano Quintet. Piano Harvey Davies; violin Sarah Ewins; viola Susie Meszaros; cello Heather Bills; Double Bass  Mike Escreet. September 30, 3pm.
Tickets available on the door or from Reading Matters in High Street, Chapel-en-le-Frith.

Sinfonia Viva, Derby Folk Festival

Derby-based Sinfonia Viva will perform at this year’s Derby Folk Festival with a classical music programme inspired by folk heritage.
Forever Folk at the Guildhall Theatre on October 5 at 7.30pm will be directed by orchestra leader and principal violin Benedict Holland. For tickets go to derbylive.co.uk

Sitwell Singers, St Peter’s Church, Chesterfield Road, Belper

British Sacred Music from the 20th Century including Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb.
Also featuring music by Jonathan Dove and James MacMillan amongst others. With Tom Corfield on the organ, November 3, 7.30pm. Tickets available from sitwellsingers.org.uk; Foulds Music Shop, Irongate, Derby and by telephone on 01332 662519. 

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. Everyone over 18 is welcome, £7 per session, Thursdays, 7pm-9pm.
For further information contact Julie on 07881383282 . 

Artcore, Charnwood Street, Derby

Art For Life, Wednesdays, 1-3pm.
Our Stories brings together people from migrant communities at art-based workshops, Tuesdays from 10am-noon. For details email info@artcoreuk.com or call 01332 384561.

Art Afloat, Birdswood narrowboat, Cromford Canal 

Autumn Colours, acrylic landscape painting with artist Ruth Gray, October 3.
To book email sales@birdswood.org or telephone 07552 055455.

Anna Massey, Weekly Painting and Drawing Classes

Various venues in and around the Peaks. Several 12 week courses, which started on September 17, 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. Watercolours, acrylics, drawing and mixed media techniques taught by an experienced tutor. Friendly classes with weekly demonstrations and guidance. Beginners and Improvers welcome.
For more information go to annamasseyartist.com or call 07947380078

Anne Alldread Textiles

Weekly Textile Groups Monday pm and Wednesday am in Belper.Small friendly groups with an emphasize 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@yahoo.co.uk, http://www.annealldread.com or on 07817745705

Chesterfield Branch Embroiderers’ Guild

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

The Clayrooms, Derby Road, Ashbourne

Various courses, workshops and drop ins. Go to theclayrooms.co.uk for more details .

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, derbyshire.gov.uk/coursesearch

Various courses available at different venues including the Derbyshire Eco Centre, near Wirksworth and Sharp’s Pottery at Swadlincote as well as libraries and other centres.
To book a place call 01629 533290, email swadlincote.ace@derbyshire.gov.uk or go to the website link, keyword ‘masterclass’.

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

For more details and to book online, visit: greendoor-printmaking.co.uk or call 07919 823 097.

Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Hall, Buxton

Life drawing, a weekly session for artists at any stage with a professional life model, Tuesdays, 7-9pm.
Arabic Dance, every Tuesday, 1.30-2.30pm.
Adult Dance Classes: For information or to book, call Catherine Farrimond, on 01298 70984. 

Every Tuesday – Changing Faces with Funny Wonders. A weekly creative session for young people (11 to 18). More information at funnywonders.org.uk.
Full details at http://www.thgreenmangallery.com
First Steps in Art, September 28. A full-day workshop for adults with little or no experience in art, with artist/teacher, Lin Cheung. Materials used will include charcoal, graphite, pen and ink; dry and oil pastel; watercolour and acrylic paint. 10am to 4pm.
Mondays October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, The Green Man ‘Inktober’ Group. A sketching group led by Charlie Collins. Techniques will include drawing in biro, pointillism and panting with ink. Bring a pen and a sketchbook. Other materials provided. 7pm to 8.30pm. £6 per session. Booking advised.
Drink and Draw with Andrea Joseph. An alternative Life Drawing soirée! October 5, 7pm to 9.15pm. Booking essential. Full details at http://www.thegreenmangallery.com

For further information and booking for other courses contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 unless otherwise stated.

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

Meetings first Wednesday of the month, except January, from 2-4pm, visitors entrance is £4. October 3, Malaysian Batik talk and demonstration by Richard and Chandra Law. 

Kirstie Adamson, magazine collage, Banks Mill, Derby

Rainy Day Workshop, October 20.
Narnia Winter Wood workshops, November 17 and December 15,10am-3pm.Go to kirstieadamson.co.uk for more details.

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.

Louise West Lace Design
6 Friar Gate Studios, Derby

Evening classes in bobbin lace making, Tuesdays 6-8pm.
One-day workshops for a maximum of six students, £30, October 10, November 10 and 21.
n Louise also holds Bedfordshire Lace weekend courses.
Go to louisewestlacedesign.co.uk for booking details.

Matlock Artists Society, All Saints Church Hall, Smedley Street

Jenny Oldknow, watercolour artist, will be the guest of the Society on Saturday October 20, 10am-12noon, open to non-members. £5 includes refreshments.

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. 

Monyash Village Hall, Monyash

Needle felt a fox. Saturday November 17, 10.30am-3.30pm. Bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee provided. Suitable for beginners and improvers. £30. Contact Julia at thepeakcraftbox.com or phone 07745385178

The Old Lock Up Gallery, Swifts Hollow, Cromford

For more details go to theoldlockupgallery.wordpress.com

The Old House Studio, Woodhead Road, Torside, Glossop

Art courses in the Peak District. Top UK Artists including Carol Hill, and Tim Fisher, and a variety of media. Workshops, which are enjoyable and interactive, for all abilities. Small classes, maximum ten students. Two-course lunch provided. B&B accommodation available. No courses now until the spring.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

Full day workshop from 10am-4pm with materials and refreshments.
For details go to pamsmart.co.uk 

Purple and Grey – courses for emerging artists, Tansley Village Hall

Go to purpleandgrey.co.uk for details.

Pitchblue Creative, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth

Full day workshops from 10am-3.30pm with lunch, a half day is until 1pm. You can choose one day or two. There are also regular weekly courses: Textiles and Felt-making on Tuesdays, Big Brush Painting on Wednesdays, Textiles, Afternoon Crafts and evening Sip and Paint on Thursdays. Go to pitchbluecreative.com for details.

Pauline Townsend Silk Painter

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

QUAD Derby

For information on any workshops or to book online go to: https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/category/family-workshops.aspx or call QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606.

Richard Holland, Landscape Artist

Commissions taken and available for workshops and demonstrations.
Regular one-day workshops held at The Venue, Ashbourne and Tansley Community Hall near Matlock.
Weekly oil and watercolour classes in the Mansfield, Matlock and Selston areas. Contact Richard on 01629 583359, email richardo2244@yahoo.co.uk or visit richardhollandlandscapeartist.co.uk

Small Print Company, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby

Beginners’ Bookbinding, October 13.
Create a Letterpress Print, September 22, October 27 and November 24. Details of various other courses at smallprintcompany.co.uk

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 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

Ruth Gray, Street Scenes, Simplified, October 1, 10am-4pm.
John Connolly, Dramatic Seascapes, October 2, 10am-4pm.
Sue Lewis Blake, Surface and Texture, October 4, 10am-4pm.
Wendy Darker, Valais Sheep, October 8-9, 10am-4pm.
Dave Gelder, Jewellery, October 15, 10am-4pm.
Lewis Noble, Painting the Derbyshire Landscape, October 22-24, 9.30am-4pm.
Maggie Robinson, Taking Risks with tonal variation, October 30, 10am-4pm.
Sue Lewis-Blake, Mixing Media, November 1, 10am-4pm.
To book, phone 01335 347425 or email enquiries@stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk.
More details can be found on the gallery website: stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

Sumacdesigns, Banks Mill Studios, Bridge Street, Derby

Clay workshops. Three separate workshops – flowers, bowls and tile panels. Every day between 12.45pm and 7.30pm. Each session is an hour and a half. For more details email Sue on sumac_53@msn.com or go to sumacdesigns.co.uk

Parkwood Throwing Courses, Parkwood Centre, Alfreton Park, Alfreton

Eight week throwing courses Thursday evenings from 7-9pm; three hour taster sessions from 6-9pm and weekend throwing courses, Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Go to parkwoodthrowingcourses.co.uk for details.

West Studios,
Sheffield Road, Chesterfield

Tutored Life Drawing Class by Wallspace Visual Arts, held the first Tuesday of the month. Contact John King on john@wallspacevisualarts.co.uk or phone 07795 804793.
For more information go to http://www.weststudios.co.uk
For more information call west studios on 01246 500 799 or email hello@weststudios.co.uk or go to weststudios.co.uk for details.

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

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