What’s on this month

Exhibitions and galleries

Alfreton Life Drawing Club

Show at Firs House Community Centre,Alfreton, 1-3pm, Friday February 2, and at Alfreton Library, Resource Room, 1-4pm, February 9. For more details go to the club’s facebook page.

The Anvil Gallery, Sadler Gate, Derby

Work by artists including April Young, Kerri Pratt, Colin Halliday, Andrew Macara, Daniel Ablitt, Mark Gordon, and Heather Duncan. Go to aprilyoung.co.uk for details.

Art Café, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton 

Spring Exhibition of selected work by the gallery artists: Kathy MacMillan; Jill Kerr; Kate Pheasey; Ruth Robinson; Susan Johnson; Jenny Conway; Carl Longmate and John Mellor. Opening hours: as Pavilion Gardens. During winter months, opening hours may vary. Please telephone to check before your visit (tel: 01298 23114). Go to galleryinthegardens.co.uk for more details.

The Art Room, Wilkin Hill, Barlow

Traverse presented by Trish O’Shea. An exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints inspired by walking through the landscape. February 12-18, 10am-6pm. daily.
For more details to go trishoshea.co.uk

Banks Mill Studios, Derby

Once Upon a Time – a solo exhibition by Pandora Johnson of Green Door Print Making Studio, until February 7.
Almost a Swan by Gerry Henegan Barr. Using poignant humour to deliver an eco-related message, Gerry’s 3D ceramic work, combined with a variety of recycled materials warns what happens if we leave it too late to care about what is precious in life, until February 23.
Behind the Smile, February 26-March 23, see more details on page 15 of the online edition. For more information about Banks Mill go to their website

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.

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. Go to churchfarmgallery.co.uk for more details.

Cromford Gallery and Studio, Market Place, Cromford

The featured artist in February is Peter Watson, go to page 24 of the online edition for more details.The gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Go to cromfordstudioandgallery.weebly.com for details.

The Derwent Gallery, Main Road, Grindleford

During February there will be an exhibition of work by Richard Clare entitled Winter Blues. The gallery also features paintings by various other landscape artists including Gareth Buxton, Kristan Baggaley and Pauline Rignall. Paintings can be previewed at derwentgallery.com. Open 11am to 4pm Thursday to Sunday, telephone 01433 630458.

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

Artspace Loughborough, a group of Leicestershire practising artists who promote and exhibit contemporary art, presents an exhibition on the theme of Seeing the Light. On until February 24.
Print Project Group: Seeing In Black and White, until February 24.
Most members of the group use digital cameras and produce prints using inkjet printers. However several members continue to use film and an enlarger, to create silver prints. Their aim is simply to produce interesting and stimulating monochrome images. More details at deda.uk.com

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Marion Adnams: A Singular Woman, until March 4. Marion Elizabeth Adnams was born in Derby in 1898 where she remained, for the most part, until her death, aged 96. During the course of her long life, she forged a reputation as a painter of deeply distinctive and dream-like visions inspired by the Surrealist movement. This important exhibition brings together the full and diverse range of her art for the first time in almost 50 years in a bid to recapture the legacy of this most remarkable artist.

Drawn From the Land by Richard Long, until March 4. Photographs, prints and sculpture, drawn from the Artist Rooms collection, owned jointly by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. This exhibition, which explores Richard Long’s connections with the land, will be dominated by the sculpture, Cornish Slate Ellipse (2009). For more details go to derbymuseums.org

Duffield Gallery, Town Street, Duffield

Work by artists including James Preston, Lynn Smith, Colin Halliday and Paul Raymond Gregory. You can read more about James Preston and his work on page 9 of the online edition. Open Thursday-Saturday, 10.30am-5pm and Sundays, 11am-3pm. Telephone 01332 840845 for more details.

Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold Estate, Ashby de la Zouch

Medley – until March 25. A wide selection of British designer-makers working in varied mediums will make up the gallery’s first exhibition of 2018 For details go to ferrersgallery.co.uk

Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek

The Collected Transience exhibition showcases work by BA hons Top Up students studying Creative Art and Design Practice at Leek School of Art. A diverse range of work exploring themes of impermanence and the passage of time through print, textiles, mixed media and eco-dyeing.
Open Wednesday to Saturday from January 27-February 10 and Sunday, February 4, 10am-4pm, in the Heritage Room. For further information email: Celia Kent c.kent@blc.ac.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

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

The Winter Collection –The Green Man Gallery resident artists respond to the season, until January 31.

Submissions are invited for  The Spring Gathering – an opportunity for artists to showcase some of their work at The Green Man Gallery from March 31-April 25. Contact the Caroline Small, for submission guidelines on hello@thegreenmangallery.com For more details go to the gallery’s facebook page or thegreenmangallery.com

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

A new exhibition by acclaimed photographer Peter Lavery captures what goes on behind the scenes at the Big Top. February 3-April 15. More details at harleygallery.co.uk

Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby

A Celebration of Spring, March 4-18. The gallery is open from March 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 there will be regular exhibitions during the year. 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 – 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

Inspired by the sea, moors and woods, John’s work is full of drama and emotion, the observer can experience a feeling of remoteness and a sense of place. More than 300 original paintings are on show at his personal gallery in Bolsover. Go to connollyart.com for more details.

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

Adam Quinn, from the Electric Picture House artists’ co-operative in Congleton, until February 18. Go to weare kunst on facebook for details of exhibitions and events at this alternative arts venue.

Leabrooks Gallery, Somercotes

Landscape – stunning new landscapes painted by a number of artists in a variety of styles, from February 3-March 2. These paintings represent the best of the genre. The gallery is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm and 11am-3.30pm on Sundays. Wednesdays by appointment only. Details at leabrooksartscomplex.com

Little London Gallery, Church Street, Holloway

Featuring the work of resident artist Chris Tkacz. There are also prints by David Harban and Paul Hipkiss, paintings by 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 Makers, 47 Church Street, Ashbourne

Art and gifts made by UK artists, designers and makers. Check out what’s new on their facebook page.  Currently exhibiting work by Long Eaton artist Joy Pitts who turns clothing labels into works of art.

The Manger Gallery, Kings Newton, Melbourne

A small atmospheric gallery housed in a 19th century stable which is part of the family home of artist Michael Cook where he exhibits his own work, Go to mangergallery.co.uk for up-to-date details.

The Marlow Gallery, The Close, Church Square, Melbourne

Contemporary paintings, ceramics, sculpture and glass. 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 Old Lock Up Gallery, Swift’s Hollow, Cromford

For a Burning Love – an exhibition of contemporary paintings featuring work by Stephen Carley, Alison J Carr, Nick Grindrod, Warren Hayes, David Jones, Rita Kaisen, Mandy Payne, Stephen Todd, Kate Whateley, and Sean Williams.
The work encompasses highly-detailed realism and gestural abstraction, paintings that are almost sculptures and photographs interrupted by the introduction of paint, until February 25.
The gallery is open 11am-5pm Friday and Saturday and 11am-4.30pm on Sundays. Go to The Old Lock Up Gallery on Facebook for details.

QUAD Derby

Middle Bound: Exploring the Social Fabric at the Heart of England from February 17-March 11. Turn to page 25 for go to derbyquad.co.uk for more details.

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

Work by various artists including Pauline Rignall and Kristan Baggaley. 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

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

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

Open to visitors every Friday, 10am-4pm. Go to robwilsonart.co.uk for more details.

Smallprint Company, Friary Street, Derby

New prints by RE McGaul, February 17-March 24. Ralph’s approach to making art is intuitive and visceral with the goal of producing something that is immediate and visually engaging, without the need for wordy explanations. More details at smallprintcompany.com

St John Street Gallery, St John Street, Ashbourne

To celebrate the Royal Shrovetide Football match there is a special exhibition of paintings and prints of Ashbourne plus a new print to mark the 2018 game by Celia Margaret. More details on page 25. The gallery is open 9.30am-5pm, Monday-Saturday. For more details go to stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

Tarpey Gallery, High Street, Castle Donington

The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday 10am-5pm. More details at tarpeygallery.com

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.

U Choose Smoothie Art Gallery, Ilkeston

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.

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.

The Workstation, Sheffield

Landscapes for Adventure – March 7-14.The work by Tessa Lyons, Joe Mallia, Katherine Rhodes is a visual exploration of rock and the landscape, from the massive rock of mountains, to crags, small outcrops, and edges.


Buxton Drama League, Burgage Institute, Buxton

This year the players are bringing their anarchic panto spirit to the legend of King Arthur with the hilarious panto adventure, Knight Fever, February 2 and 9, 7.30pm, February 3 and 10, 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are available now from Burbage News and Clowes the Chemist, or on the door at the performances.

Buxton Opera House, Buxton and Pavilion Arts Centre

Royal Shakespeare Company, Twelfth Night, February 14, 7pm, PAC.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, National Theatre Live, PAC, February 22, 7pm.

Derby Theatre, Derby

Private Lives, Noel Coward comedy from London Classic Theatre, January 30-February 3.
The Wedding by Gecko, combining movement, imagery and provocative narratives, February 8-10, 7.30pm.
An Evening With Pam Ayres, February 18, 5pm.
Flying High 2018, 50th Anniversary Gang Show, February 14-17. Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for tickets.

Derby Theatre Studio

Man on the Moon from Keisha Thomson co-commissioned by STUN and Contact, February 3, 8pm.
We’ve Got Each Other, by Paul O’Donnell, February 9, 8pm.
More details at derbytheatre.co.uk

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

The Wizard of Oz from Oddsocks, January 30-February 3.
Tea with the Old Queen, February 7, 7.30pm.
Rise, Like Lions, from Banner Theatre, inspirational stories of workers in struggle with music, song and video, February 8, 7.30pm.
Sister Act, by Belper Musical Theatre, February 14-17.
For details go to derbylive.co.uk

Live and Local, various locations

The Other Half, presented by Mark Billingham and My Darling Clementine, Belper Rugby Club, February 22, 8pm. Tickets, 07743 957017.

Spoken word

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Dr John Cooper Clarke, plus special guests, February 9, 7.30pm.
Suggs What a King Cnut, February 14, 7.30pm. For tickets go to buxtonfestival.co.uk

Matlock Storytelling Cafe,
Imperial Rooms Matlock

The first Friday of every month. Doors open at 6.30pm with storys at 7.30pm. More details at matlockstorytellingcafe.co.uk

Derby Poetry Society

February 9, Anna Knight, The many voices of UA Fanthorpe. 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.

Haarlem Artspace, Haarlem Mill, Wirksworth

Internal Nebular/Veneer – the last in a season of talks following on from September’s exhibition. February 22, Dr Tim Shephard, a historical musicologist, academic researcher and author. Tim’s interests are in musical cultures of the past, (particularly Renaissance Italy). More details at haarlemartspace.co.uk. You can read about Haarlem Artspace on pages 12 and 13.

Scarthin Books, Cromford

Tom Cox book reading and signing, February 3, 2.30pm. Best-selling author Tom Cox will be reading from and signing copies of his brand new book, 21st-Century Yokel. This is a free, open event, so arrive early to get a good spot. Find out more at http://www.scarthinbooks.com

Scrivener’s Bookshop, Buxton

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


Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Dave Spikey, Juggling on a Motorbike, February 1, 7.30pm.
Buxton Buzz Comedy Club, February 2, 8pm PAC.
More information at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Theatre

Some People v Reginald D Hunter, February 20, 8pm. Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for tickets.

Derby Arena, Derby

Comedy superstar John Bishop is back with his new show, Winging It, March 17 and 18.Go to derbylive.co.uk for tickets.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Stephen Bailey in his new stand-up show, Can’t Think Straight, February 10 at 8pm. Go to derbylive.co.uk for details.


Bakewell and Ashfield Film Society

Medway Centre, Bakewell, 7.30pm. More details at bashfilms.org.uk

Belper Ritz, King Street,

Go to ritz-belper.co.uk.

Buxton Cinema, Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

For tickets go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Buxton Film, Pavilion Arts Centre Studio, Buxton

Details at buxtonfilm.org.uk

Calver Film, The Village Hall, Calver

Films every second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. Membership needed, details from 01433 630760.

QUAD, Derby

Go to derbyquad.co.uk for details

The Northern Light Cinema, North End, Wirksworth

Go to thenorthernlightcinema.co.uk

Parwich Film, Memorial Hall

Usually, but not always, on the second Friday of the month. Go to parwich.org for more details.

Peak Film Society, Partington Players Theatre, Glossop

More details about membership at peakfilmsociety.org

Tansley Film Community Cinema, Tansley Village Hall

Seat reservations essential at book@tansleyfilm.org.uk. More information at tansleyfilm.co.uk

Tideswell Cinema, George Inn,Tideswell

Go to tideswellcinema.com.

New Mills Cinema@SpringBankArts  

Every second and fourth Thursday at 7.30pm. Go to springbankarts.org.uk for details

Youlgrave Cinema, Youlgrave Village Hall, Holywell Lane

Monthly September-May, usually on a Friday and at 7.30pm. Go to youlgrave.org.uk for details.


Buxton Opera House, Buxton

n Tangomotion, February 7.
More details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

Joss Arnott Dance, Triple Bill, February 1.
Nikki and JD: Knot, February 10.
Tilted Productions: Constructions of Thin Air, February 15.
More details at deda.uk.com

Oxfam Ceilidh Bakewell Medway Centre 

The Well-Dressed Ceilidh Band is a large, lively group who will be playing all the old favourites, February 24, 7.30-10pm. Tickets £7.50 from Bakewell Book and Gift Shop, The Medway Centre, on 01629 812104 or buy on the door.


Rock and Pop

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

The ELO Experience, February 8, 7.30pm.
Jimmy Osmond, Moon River and Me, February 9, 7.30pm.
The Legends of American Country, February 11, 7.30pm.
Joe Brown, For The First Time Ever…Just Joe, February 16, at 7.30pm.
Los Angeles-based singer .
Vonda Shepard, who first shot to fame through her long running appearances, on the smash hit US TV show Ally McBeal will be at Buxton PAC on February 16.
The show includes such favourites as, I Only Want To Be With You, Baby Don’t You Break My Heart Slow, Walk Away Rene and You Belong To Me. Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Queen’s Head, Belper

John Martyn Celebration, February 2.
Bob Cheevers (Austin Texas), February 17. For more details go to queensheadbelper.weebly.com

The Venue, Derby

The Smyths, Unite and Take Over, The best of the Smiths and Morrissey, March 9. More details from livemusicderby.co.uk

The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield

The Kast Off Kinks tribute band, March 2, 7.30pm

Folk and Jazz 

Alstonefield Village Hall, Alstonefield

Phil Beer plus special guest Emily Slade, February 10,8pm (doors 7.30pm). Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the West Country’s award winning folk and roots powerhouse, Show of Hands, who have sold out London’s Royal Albert Hall three times. A dazzling instrumentalist, he also plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. Special guest, exclusively for this show in the tour, is Emily Slade, a member of the Phil Beer Band. Tickets £12.50 online at WeGotTickets, call 01335 310322 or email hopedalemusic@btinternet.com

Bakewell Town Hall, Bakewell

Town Hall Chamber Series. Une Soirée Française. Music for flute, viola, cello and harp. Works by Ravel, Debussy, Fauré, Roussel and others Katherine Baker (flute); Marie Leenhardt (harp); Christine Andersen (viola); Simon Turner (cello), April 21, Assembly Room Theatre, 7.30pm (Doors 7pm) Tickets from ticketsource.co.uk/date/370555. More details at bakewelltownhall.co.uk

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

King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys, February 3, 7.30pm.
Fishermen’s Friends, widely credited with starting the revival of shanty-style choral singing, February 17, 7.30pm. For details go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield

Matt Chandler, Wendy Kirkland, Pat Sprakes, Clive Loveday, February 15, 8pm. More details at chesterfieldjazz.wordpress.com

Derby Jazz, various Derby venues

Now based in New York, Dublin-born vocalist and composer Christine Tobin has been at the heart the UK jazz scene for the best part of 30 years and has appeared in Derby many times. She will be at Deda, Chapel Street, on February 2, 8pm, with a eight-piece band, Pelt, created specifically for her latest project and CD.
Derby Jazz will be showcasing, the country’s leading vibraphonist, Orphy Robinson at the Guildhall Theatre on February 9, at 8pm. From being a founder member of the Jazz Warriors to his critically acclaimed duo Black Top, Orphy has always pushed at the boundaries of new music.
Dan Martin and Dan Johnson.
A special concert with two of Derby’s premier jazz guitarists, March 2, 8pm. Go to derby-jazz.co.uk for details.

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

The Sunday BuskStop. Free lunchtime gig by local musicians with soup, bread and cake for lunch and excellent company. noon-2pm.
Harbottle and Jonas, February 16. See more details on following pages. Further details from hello@thegreenmangallery.com
Contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 for tickets and more information.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro, are at the top of their game, seeking to push the boundaries of blues, folk and American roots music, February 21, from 7.30pm.
Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys are appearing on March 3, from 8pm. Expect to hear haunting harmonies, soaring tunes and melodies, charming anecdotes and instrumental performances of the highest calibre, all led by Sam’s unmistakeable vocals.
The Simon and Garfunkel Story, February 5-6.
Go to derbylive.co.uk for details.

Live & Local, various event at various locations

The Carrivick Sisters in Concert, The Verney Institute , Pleasley, February 2, 8pm. Tickets 01623, 810035.
Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, Chinley Community Centre, February 4, 7.30pm, ticket, 07867 723062.
The FB Pocket Orchestra in Concert, Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, February 8, 7.30pm. Tickets 01773 856 545.
Tim Kliphuis Trio Goes Grappelli, February 8, 7.30pm. Tickets 01332 824 403.
Don Kipper in Concert, Chapel-en-le-Frith Town Hall, February 17, 7.30pm, tickets 03336 663366.
Alma In Concert, Hollingwood Hub, February 22, 7.30pm, tickets 01246 477569 and West Hallam Village Hall, February 25, 7.30pm, tickets 0115 9303340.
Old Hat Jazz Band, Dronfield Hall Barn, February 23, 7.30pm, tickets 07814 140034.
Go to liveandlocal.org.uk for details of times and tickets.

New Mills Festival presents. . .

The Willows,fronted by the breath-taking vocals of Jade Rhiannon, supported by rich vocal harmonies and dynamic acoustic musicianship. The band takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic.
They will be performing at a festival fundraising gig at St George’s Church, New Mills on February 3, doors 7pm. For tickets go to newmillsfestival.co.uk

The Old Hall Hotel, Hope 

Singers and musicians in the bar, 8pm, every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
February 14, Nigel Parsons.
February 28, Treebeard.
Go to folkandblues.wixsite.com for more details or call 07913331078.

Bakewell Town Hall 

Jez Lowe, March 3, with PR Promotions. See more details right.Ticket Hotline 01773 853428.

Peak Concerts, Matlock Town Football Club, Causeway Lane, Matlock

Merry Hell, February 24, 8pm-10.30pm. An eight piece folk rock band arising out of the embers of the Tansards of the ‘90s More details at peakconcerts.co.uk

Classical Music

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Mowbski Quartet, Coffee Concert, Pavilion Arts Centre, February 2, 1pm.
La Traviata, from Opera and Ballet International, February 4, 7.30pm.
Carnelian Saxophone Quartet, Coffee Concert, Pavilion Arts Centre, March 2, 1pm.
More details in the Arena section.Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Buxton Musical Society, St John’s Church, Buxton

Buxton Baroque, Sunday, March 18, 7.30pm – Music before the invention of the clarinet, piano and trombone amongst others, the Baroque period is filled with music of a gentler style but also great poignancy and at times plain rumbustiousness. Come and experience a selection of instrumental and choral music from this era by two of its most famous exponents; Bach and Handel. The concert will include Handel’s Dixit Dominus and his Coronation Anthem – My heart is inditing and also the iconic Magnificat by J S Bach. More details from buxtonmusicalsociety.org.uk

Chapel-en-le-Frith Ladies Choir

March 17, Concert as guests of Macclesfield Male Voice Choir Further details may be obtained by visiting the choir’s website.

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

Alke String Quartet – Katerina Nazarova, Violin 1; Charis Jenson, Violin 2; Karen French, Cello; Ben Harrison, Viola. Formed in 2011, the dynamic young Alke Quartet has rapidly earned a reputation for stylish performances and has established itself as one of the most exciting chamber music ensembles. February 9. Details at derbychambermusic.org

Derby Cathedral, Derby 

The Sixteen: Vivaldi, Gloria. The centrepiece of this season’s choir and orchestra tour is Vivaldi’s Gloria – one of sacred music’s most uplifting choral works and a joyful hymn of praise with moments ranging from festive brilliance to profound sadness. February 2, 7.30pm. Tickets: £15 – £30, available through the National Box Office at tickets.ncem.co.uk / 01904 651485. Further details from derbycathedral.org.
Derby Concert Orchestra, March 3, 7pm. Dvorak Scherzo, Capriccioso; Sibelius, Scene with Cranes;Rimsky Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol; Tchaikovsky,  Symphony No 6 Pathetique. Tickets from Foulds Music, Orchestra members, on the door and from derbyconcertorchestra.co.uk

Derbyshire Singers

With a French Flavour to include Vierne: Messe Solennelle; Fauré: Requiem. March 17, at 7.30pm, St Peter’s Church, Edensor, on the Chatsworth Estate. More details at derbyshiresingers.org

Workshops and courses

Alfreton Life Drawing Classes, Firs House, Firs Gardens,

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 .

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 details telephone 07817745705, email annealldread@yahoo.co.uk or visit annealldread.com

Artcore, Charnwood Street, Derby

Art For Life, Wednesdays, 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 Life Drawing Classes Friends Meeting House, Church Lane, Bakewell

Classes every week to term end on April 4, 2018, Wednesdays 1.30pm-4.30pm. All ability levels. Angus Stokes tutors with help and advice if requested. Drop in £15 for three-hour session or discount for prepaid term payment. Male and female models. Short and long poses. Occasional character clothed model. Cartridge paper and drawing materials available. Easels welcome. Email: angus@angusstokes.com Facebook : facebook.com/angusstokesartist

Bakewell Piano Studio

Tuition (first lesson free), rehearsal, accompaniment, recording, hourly practice room hire. 5 Kings Court, Bakewell, telephone 07811410406 or email lessonsbakewellpianostudio.co.uk

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.

Buddhist Meditation, Bakewell

Buddhist Meditation Bakewell. Thursdays – Buddhist Meditation Class. For more information call  07930 975807, http://www.samatha.org/bakewell, fb.me/SamathaBakewell

Bob Neill, Pyrography Tuition

One day courses and group workshops. Contact Bob on 01332 792036 or visit bobneillpyrography.co.uk for details.

Creartii Art Studio, 17 Green Lane, Belper

Various workshops, after school clubs and courses available throughout the week.
Fused glass Valentine Heart Workshop with Angela Ashton, February 14, 7-9pm.
Mother’s Day Card and Gift, family art morning with Duncan Pass and Rachael Wayne, March 3, 10-12noon.
Helen Hallows Spring Sketchbook Workshop, March 7, 10am-3pm. Go to creartii.co.uk for detail. .

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.

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

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

Meetings are last Wednesday of the month, 1pm to 3pm.
February 28: A Girl Cannot Have Too Many Bags – Speaker: Lynda Kinnard. March 28: A Coastal Perspective – Speaker: Alice Fox.
Go to glossopstitchedup.blogspot.co.uk for details.

Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Hall, Buxton

Life drawing, a weekly session for artists at any stage with a professional life model, Tuesdays, 7pm-9pm. Contact Curtis Bollington 07880 535615. Over 16s only.
Adult Dance Classes: For information and to book places, call Catherine Farrimond, on 01298 70984.
Every day: 6×4: Inspired by Landscape. Drop-in at any time and join this fundraising attempt. The aim is to exhibit 5,000 original art works measuring 6” by 4” (postcard size). Entries can also be sent by post. Cost: £1 per entry.
Every Tuesday in term time – Changing Faces with Funny Wonders. A weekly creative session for young people (11 to 18) with community arts company, Funny Wonders. More information at http://www.funnywonders.org.uk or email hello@funnywonders.org.uk.
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

Mono Printing with Found Objects Fe bruary 10,11am-3pm.
Drypoint on Copper February 17, 11am-4pm.
Screen Printed Poster, February 17, 11am–4pm. Suitable for beginners.For more details and to book online, visit: greendoor-printmaking.co.uk or call 07919 823 097.

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 on 08000 740099 to book.
Guidance with a range of sewing projects. Go to helenjagger.co.uk for more details.

Karina Goodman, Hippity Hop Holiday Art Club

An art club for children and families during the school holidays at Tansley Village Hall.  Places will be limited so email karinagoodman@icloud.com to book. Go to hippityhopillustration.co.uk for more details.

Leabrooks Artists Forum, Leabrooks Arts Complex, Somercotes DE55 4HB

Artists sharing information, ideas and enterprise. The meetings take place 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, 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 February 17 and 19; March 3 and 21; April 11 and May 5. There is also a two-day weekend course for Bedfordshire lace on March 31 and April 1. 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 for more details.

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 welcome, £5 to include light refreshments. For details contact Doreen Andrews 01629 824640.
At the same venue, on the second Thursday 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.

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

A full day workshop from 10am-4pm with materials and refreshments.
Sensory Art, relaxed mark making, February 10.
Giant Fruit – large scale drawing with oil pastels, March 15.
Seam Gems – collages with acrylics, brusho, stencilling and more, April 19.
For more details go to pamsmart.co.uk

Pitchblue Creative, Newbridge Works, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth

Introduction to Die Cutting – Making Journals, February 10, 10am-3.30pm.
Paper Making weekend, March 2 and 3, 10am-3.30pm.
Still Life Collage, Drawing with Scissors, March 16 and 17, 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

Purple and Grey – courses for emerging artists

From January 2018 Purple and Grey Derbyshire Art Group will meet on selected Wednesdays of each month 10.30am-12.30pm, at Tansley Village Hall, new members always welcome.
Next up are February 7 and 21 and March 7 and 21.
In February they will also be staging a Lunch and Learn session special for Valentine’s Day – Charcoal and Chocolate, February 14, 10am-2pm.
See purpleandgrey.co.uk for workshops and artist networking events.

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. In March Amy Jones will be tutoring in watercolour landscape and pastel animals. For information on all workshops available visit
pennine-art.uk Tel: 01457 857527 Email: info@pennine-art.uk

Richard Bett’s Jewellery Studio, Belper

Come and have a go a craft sessionmaking something from bits of precious material that have no more use. February 16 or 23. Telephone 07871240179 to book.

Small Print Company, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby

Create a Letterpress Print, February 24, 12-4pm.
Print a Poster Mini Sessions, March 3, 12-4pm. Details of various 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 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 9.45-11.15am, and every Monday 9.45-1.15am. 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.

The Studios, Union Road,
New Mills

Intro to Linocut Printmaking. Create a two colour lino print with Lucy Gell. February 11, 10am-4pm orApril 22, 10am-4pm.
Go to thestudios.co for more details.

St John Street, Gallery,

Dave Gelder – Silver Jewellery workshop, February 5.
Sue Lewis-Blake – Drawing workshop, Composition, Shape and Form, February 8.
Wendy Darker – Paint your pet, a two-day workshop on February 19 and 20. Limited space available.
To book, phone 01335 347425 or email enquiries@stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk.
More details can be found on the gallery website: stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

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.
Ceramics Workshop:Intro: working with clay, six-week course. Start Thursday, April 12, 1pm-4pm
Advanced Ceramic Techniques. six-week course. Starts Monday April 9, 6pm-9pm.
Printmaking Skills: Intro to Print: Collagraph and Lino, five-week course. Starts Thursday, April 12, 6pm-9pm.
Intermediate Lino, Collagraph & Mono. five-week course.Starts Thursday, February 22, 6pm-9pm.
Go to weststudios.co.uk for more details.