What’s on this month

Exhibitions and galleries

The Anvil Gallery, Sadler Gate, Derby

Solo exhibition by Derby sculptor and painter April Young, until November 16. Go to aprilyoung.co.uk for details.

Art Café, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton 

Response to the Environment until November 7.
Winter Sale, November 7–December 22, 10.30am-4pm in November and  from 11am in December.

Banks Mill Studios, Derby

Open Studios and Artisan Fair, November 24-26, more details on page 15 of the online edition.

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.

Breaston Art Group, Breaston Village Hall, Blind Lane, Breaston

22nd Annual Show of work by members, November 9-11, 1pm-5pm on Thursday and 10am-5pm on Friday and Saturday.

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Reincarnated Rubbish – Endangered and Extinct is an exhibition by creative recycling artist Val Hunt.Until November 18.

Castle Fine Art, Intu, Derby

A new exhibition of works by Bob Dylan will be displayed for the first time in Derby in November.Titled The Beaten Path, the collection of 15 limited edition graphics have been released by the UK’s leading fine art publisher, Washington Green Fine Art, go to castlefineart.com for details.

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 for November is Carol Hill, who was awarded the The Harris Moore Canvas award for her watercolour painting at the RBSA in June. Carol is President of the Matlock Art Society.
The featured maker is Peak District Artisan Sue Gorman, a ceramicist working in Porcelain. The gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Go to cromfordstudioandgallery.weebly.com for details.

The Derwent Gallery, Main Road, Grindleford

The Colour Autumn – Work by Kristan Baggaley, Pauline Rignall, Colin Halliday, Tim Hulley and Philip Dyke. Paintings can be previewed at derwentgallery.com. Open 11am to 4pm Thursday to Sunday, telephone 01433 630458.

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

David Manley: People; what are they like? And how do we see them? Six artists whose focus is firmly on aspects of human condition examine how and what moves and motivate those around them, November 2 –
December 23. Launch, November 2, 6.30-8pm.
We Are Kunst – The Kunst Gallery in Belper is an alternative arts venue that contains a small collection of expressionistic art forms. This exhibition, from November 2-
December 23, will showcase work by Ralph McGaul, Adam Quinn, Julian Woodcock, David Culleton and Eleanor Adair. The exhibition is being launched with a special event on November 4. Details at deda.uk.com

Derbyshire Arts Co-operative Christmas Show 2017

The annual show from November 5-19, 9.30am-4pm, is at a new venue this year –The Courtyard Gallery, Dronfield Hall Barn, Dronfield S18 1PX.

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Dear Reader, an exhibition of paintings by artist Eleanor Watson celebrating famous Derbyshire women, until November 19.
A Curious Turn: Moving Mechanical Sculpture until November 19. For more details go to derbymuseums.org

Etienne Gallery at In The Flow, Crown Square, Matlock

For the latest exhibitions go to jasonetienne.com

Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold Estate, Ashby de la Zouch

Shimmer and Sparkle is a Christmas exhibition showcasing the work of British artists and designer makers. From Derbyshire are pencil artists Kimberley Dewhurst and Casey Allum and Kay Taylor who makes vintage treasures from old tins and an assortment of trinkets. The exhibition opens on November 3. For details go to ferrersgallery.co.uk

Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek

The Staffordshire Contemporary Artist & Designer Fair on December 2 and 3, 10am-4pm, showcases original and contemporary art and design. Leek School of Art – Buxton and Leek College, co-host this event with the Foxlowe Arts Centre allowing work created by students to be exhibited alongside established professional artists and designers. Follow the event on the fair’s Facebook page:

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

Colour and Form, an exhibition curated by Derbyshire artist Val Hudson, until November 5.
The Christmas exhibition opens at 11am on November 11. Paintings, limited edition prints, sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewellery The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.
More details at gallerytop.co.uk

The Gallery, High Street, New Mills

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

The Green Man Gallery, Buxton

I AM/WE ARE – The I AM Collective presents an open exhibition by artists aged 13-21 exploring themes of unity and division, until November 23.
Sarah Morley – Landscapes. Powerful oil paintings inspired by a season of Peak District walks until November 23.
The Winter Emporium – an Aladdin’s cave full of unique, original, affordable treasures – opens on November 24, with a launch night event from 6pm to 9.30pm. For more details go to the gallery’s facebook page or greenmangallery.com.

Hallam Art Group, Hallam Community Hall, Grange Crescent, Sheffield S10 4BD

Annual exhibition of work by the group November 25,  2pm-5pm and November 26t, 11am – 5pm. Go to hallamartgroup.wordpress.com for more details.

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

War and Pieces 4 November 4-January 7. An epic eight-metre long sculpture made from thousands of fragments of porcelain created by the renowned ceramic artist Bouke de Vries. More details harleygallery.co.uk

Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby

Lawrie Williamson, October 28-November 5. More details on page 26. The gallery is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am-5pm and weekends from noon-5pm. Go to ingleby-gallery.co.uk for details.

Jarva Gallery, Market Street, Whaley Bridge

The Christmas exhibition opens on November 4 and runs until Christmas Eve. More details on page 26. The gallery exhibits about 90 per cent British designers’ and artists’ work. They are passionate about craftsmanship and exhibit jewellery, ceramics, original art, bronze sculpture and glassware, Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9.30am-5pm, Wednesdays 9,30am-3pm, and Saturdays, 9.30am-4pm. More details at jarvagallery.com.

John Connolly’s Ormscliffe Gallery, Bolsover

Winter sale throughout December and January. More than 300 original paintings on show. Go to connollyart.com for more details.

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

Go to weare kunst on facebook for details of exhibitions and events at this alternative arts venue.

Leabrooks Gallery, Somercotes

Susan Tracey, November 4-17 – large paintings with a subtle nuance. She creates a sense of the movement in nature, the rhythm of water, foliage and trees, in delicate layers of paint.
Patricia Lane, November 18-December 1, warm evocative landscapes lit by a stunning use of colour.
The gallery is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm and 11am-4.30pm on Sundays. Wednesdays by appointment only. Details at leabrooksartscomplex.com

Little London Gallery, Church Street, Holloway

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

Louise Jannetta, The Art Studio, Rear of 24 Dale Road, Buxton

Special open days November 16 and November 20-23, noon-5pm and then every Saturday until Christmas, 10am-4pm. Go to louisejannetta.co.uk for more details.

The Manger Gallery, Kings Newton, Melbourne

Currently showing a selection of work by the gallery owner Michael Cook. The first mixed exhibition Seeing Stars will begin with Advent on December 1. 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

An exhibition by Heather Duncan, from November 11. You can read more about the artist on page 9. The gallery is open 11am-5pm Thursday-Saturday and 11am-4.30pm on Sundays until November 4. go to oldlockupgallery.wordpress.com

Opus Gallery, St John Street, Ashbourne

Jane Ford is the featured artist for November. More details at opusgalleryashbourne.com.

Patchings Arts Centre, Calverton

The Barn Gallery – The Artist Collection, until November 19.
Patchings Christmas Market, November 24-26, 10am-4pm. For details about other exhibitions and events go to patchingsartcentre.co.uk

Pots and Pix, Bankfield, Chase Road, Ambergate

Annual pre-Christmas At Home Open Studio, November 25 and 26, 11am-5pm, with Liz Tatam’s stoneware ceramics. Friends of Cromford Canal Archivist Hugh Potter will be putting on a display of historic photographs and slide shows of the Cromford Canal through the ages. Details and directions at http://www.canalsidepotters.co.uk.

QUAD Derby

Hetain Patel, until November 19. The new exhibition consists of two film works: a major new work, Don’t Look at the Finger (2017), commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella with Manchester Art Gallery and QUAD, and The Jump (2015). Go to derbyquad.co.uk for more details.

Rachel Emmerson and Lucy Palmer, Open Studio, Cromford Mills, Cromford

Open studio featuring the work of two Derbyshire jewellery designers, November 18 and 19, 10.30am-4.30pm. Go to rachelemmerson.com for more details.

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

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

The Richard Whittlestone Wildlife Gallery, Pilsley, near Chatsworth

A Winter Exhibition of Richard’s work opens on November 18. Alongside new originals, will be a painting from 2000 which Richard is reselling for a client.
It was his Millennium painting into which he put lots of intricate detail.  In the background is a self portrait of the artist walking his pointer. He rarely depicts people in his paintings and this was the first and only time he has painted himself.
The exhibition is on until December 3 and 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 4-5. A chance to see first hand, Rob’s newest pieces and the beautiful studio setting in which he creates them. Also open to visit every Friday, 10am-4pm up to Christmas. Go to robwilsonart.co.uk for more details.

U Choose Smoothie Art Gallery, Ilkeston

Nandine Mason until November 4.
Work by more than 20 local artists can always be seen at the gallery. For more details go to uchoosesmoothie.co.uk

St John Street Gallery, St John Street, Ashbourne

New work by Lewis Noble the gallery’s resident artist. More details on page 27 of the online edition. The gallery is open 9.30am-5pm, Monday-Saturday. For more details go to stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

Tarpey Gallery, High Street, Castle Donington

Fantastical Landscapes by Jackie Berridge. The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday 10am-5pm. Details at tarpeygallery.com

1066 Open Studio, 1066 London Road, Derby

The annual open studio showcasing the work of Angela Verdon, Dennis Farrell, Russell Wilson and Ellen Yates, November 24-26. Private view November 24, 5-8pm all welcome. The studio will be open from 10am-6pm on the Saturday and 11am-5pm on the Sunday.

Two Birds Gallery, Borough Street, Castle Donington 

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

West Studios, Chesterfield

Dark Flowers, an exhibition by John King. November 3-25,. Free entry. 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.


Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Buxton Buzz Comedy Club, November 3, 8pm. More information at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Theatre

Daniel Sloss – Now, November 18, 8pm. Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for tickets

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

James Acaster, Classic Scrapes Book Tour, November 4, 8pm. Go to derbylive.co.uk for details.


High Tor Players

Absent Friends, by Alan Ayckbourn, November 23, Ashover Parish Hall; November 24, Bakewell Town Hall; November 25, The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, all 7.30pm.Tickets from hightorplayers.co.uk

Buxton Opera House Buxton

Soho Theatre and Tim Whitehead present The Vaudevillians, November 4, 7.30pm.
The Book of Darkness and Light, three chilling tales from two ghostly performers, November 6, 7.30pm. n Brassed Off from Talking Scarlet, November 13-18, 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
Buxton Drama League’s Dracula, November 16-18. More details on page 29.
A Christmas Carol, November 23, 7.30pm. Go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for details.

Belper Players, Strutt Centre, Belper

Five Tales in Verse – And Sometimes Worse, five classic folk tales adapted by Jeff Moule, November 8-11, 7.30m with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Go to belperplayers.com for details.

Crich Glebe Field Centre

Ring of Fire, by JKB Productions, November 18, 7:30 pm. The remarkable life story of Johnny Cash, is told through his music with over two dozen classic songs. The cast is performing free of charge to raise funds for DayCare at the Glebe. Call 01773 853260 for tickets.

Derby Theatre, Derby

Good Companions Stage Society present Follies, October 31-November 4.
Around the World in 80 Days, November 7-12.
Rita, Sue and Bob Too, by Andrea Dunbar, a major restaging of this classic comedy, November 21-25.
White Christmas, Irving Berlin’s classic, by Present Company November 17-19, 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on the Saturday. Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for tickets.

Derby Theatre Studio

Tell Me Anything, November 3, 8pm.
Scratch Night, November 5, 5pm.
Remote, November 17, 8pm.More details at derbytheatre.co.uk

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Lost Boys present Ball by Brian Lobel, November 2-4. Read more about this on page 17 of the online edition.
Ring of Fire, the story of Johnny Cash, November 9-11.
Cool Hand Luke from the Four Blokes Theatre Company, November 14-18.
For details go to derbylive.co.uk

Live & Local, various events in venues across the county

Spitz & Co, Glorilla, November 2, 7pm, Friesland School, Sandiacre, tickets from 01159 397326 Ex 168.
Uchenna Dance, The Headwrap Diaries, November 10, 7.30pm, The Peel Centre Dronfield, tickets 07814 140034 and November 11, 7.30pm, Crich Clebe Field Centre, 01773 853260.
Louise Jordan, No Petticoats Here, stories of female heroism in World War I, Parwich Memorial Hall, November 24, 7.30pm, tickets 07846906848.
Christine St John, Bette Davis On The Edge, Melbourne Assembly Rooms, November 30, 7.30pm, tickets 01332 863522. Go to liveandlocal.org.uk for more details.

Spoken word

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

National treasure Patricia Routledge is making good on her pledge that the show must go on after having to cancel her appearance at July’s Buxton International Festival because of a fall just before going on stage. She is returning to the town to present Facing The Music – A Life In Musical Theatre on November 17, 7.30pm.For tickets go to buxtonfestival.co.uk

Buxton Book Weekend, Buxton

Liberal Democrat Paty leader Vince Cable, TV personality Tony Robinson and Jeremy Vine are topping the bill at this literary festival from November 24-26. More details at buxtonfestival.co.uk

Matlock Storytelling Cafe,
Imperial Rooms Matlock

Doors open at 6.30pm with stories at 7.30pm. More details at matlockstorytellingcafe.co.uk

Derby Poetry Society

Les Hurst, A Sideways Look at Poetry of the 1930s, November 10. 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.

Scrivener’s Bookshop, Buxton

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


Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Romeo and Juliet from the Russian State Ballet, November 26, 7.30pm.Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

Rewind Forward, presented by Yorke Dance Project, November 9, 7.30pm. (An exhilarating evening of dance from world-renowned masters of choreography: Sir Kenneth MacMillan and Robert Cohan, and Royal Ballet choreographer Charlotte Edmonds, and Artistic Director, Yolande Yorke-Edgell. Recommended for ages 12+.
Long Shot presented by PanGottic Saturday 18 November 7.00pm |Tickets: £12 (£10).
More details in arena and at deda.uk.com

Derby Theatre, Derby

Ballet Black, triple bill featuring Red Riding Hood. Bold choreography blending the classical with the contemporary, November 15, 7.30pm. Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for tickets.


Bakewell Town Hall, Socialist Cinema Season

First film of the season is Salt of the Earth. Made in Mexico in 1954 this is the story of a Miners Strike. Based on the long and difficult 1951 strike against the Empire Zinc Company in Grant County, New Mexico. November 10, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door.

Bakewell and Ashfield Film Society

Denial, November 12. Medway Centre, Bakewell, 7.30pm. More details at bashfilms.org.uk

Calver Film, The Village Hall, Calver

La La Land, November 9. Films Every second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. Membership needed, details from 01433 630760.

Belper Ritz, King Street,

Go to ritz-belper.co.uk.

Buxton Film, Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

My Life and a Courgette, November 8, 7.30pm.
Paris Texas, November 13, 7.30pm.
Churchill, November 20, 2.30pm. n Clash, November 20, 7.30pm.
Hamlet, November 26, 6.30pm. More details at buxtonfilm.org.uk

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Townsend Productions with We Are The Lions Mr Manager, November 1, 7.30pm.

New Mills Cinema@SpringBankArts  

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

The Northern Light Cinema, North End, Wirksworth

Go to thenorthernlightcinema.co.uk

Peak Film Society, Partington Players Theatre, Glossop

The Light Between Oceans, November 4. More details about membership at peakfilmsociety.org

QUAD, Derby

QUAD and Derbyshire LGBT+ present 50 Years Ago, 50 Years On, a season of film screenings commemorating the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. Prick Up Your Ears is Stephen Frears’ 1987 biopic of the British playwright Joe Orton, and it can be seen on November 24, at 8:30pm.

QUAD presents a screening of the new film Unrest in association with M.E. Derbyshire on November 4 at noon.
Unrest is a moving and eloquent documentary which confronts stigmas around an illness affecting millions worldwide,
Go to derbyquad.co.uk for details

Tansley Film Community Cinema, Tansley Village Hall

Manchester by the Sea, November 7. Seat reservations essential at book@tansleyfilm.org.uk. More information at tansleyfilm.co.uk

Tideswell Cinema, George Inn

Bicycle Thieves, (Italian with subtitles) November 30, 7.30pm.Go to tideswellcinema.com for details.

Youlgrave Cinema, Youlgrave Village Hall, Holywell Lane

Moonlight, November 10 and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, November 17. Monthly September-May, usually on a Friday and at 7.30pm.
Go to youlgrave.org.uk for details.


Chatsworth House, Chatsworth

The Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future will all visit Chatsworth this year as the festive season is given a Victorian gothic twist with Oh Dickens! It’s Christmas, November 11-January 7.

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

The Green Man Gallery’s Fifth Birthday Celebration. Friday November 24. Late opening, live music, food, Winter Emporium launch  6pm to 9.30pm. For more details go to the gallery’s facebook page or greenmangallery.com.

Haddon Hall, Haddon

The Artisan Christmas Markets will return to Haddon Hall, showcasing the wares of local artisans. Opening at 10am, the markets will run from November 17-19. More details at haddonhall.co.uk

Peak Shopping Village, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley

Festive Spectacular, November 18 and 19 with a light switch-on event with Peak FM’s Craig Bailey, 4.30pm-8pm on the Saturday. Details at peakshoppingvillage.com


Rock and Pop

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Lulu, All about the Music, November 19, 7.30pm.
Hazel O’Connor, November 22, 7.30pm.Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Queen’s Head, Chesterfield Road Belper

November 3, Simon Wells and Carol Hodge, Slice of Life, plus Addictive Philosophy, Mr Chris Butler and Sophie Sparham. For more details go to queensheadbelper.weebly.com

The Venue, Derby

Kerri Watt, November 2. The Scottish born singer-songwriter’s influences range from Sheryl Crow and Sara Bareilles to The Rolling Stones and John Mayer, with a hint of celtic charm.

Folk and Jazz 

Bakewell Town Hall, Bakewell

Mawkin, November 17, 7.30pm (doors 7pm) – a host of rebel-rousing folk songs and instrumentals. Tickets from 01629 810152 or ticketsource.co.uk/date/305693.
Sheffield Folk Chorale – I am Christmas, December 9, 7.30pm.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

The Tame Valley Stompers, November 5, 1pm,  Pavilion Arts Centre. For details go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield

November 16 – Christian Brewer, alto saxophone More details at chesterfieldjazz.wordpress.com

Derby Jazz, various Derby venues

Gary Reader’s Moja, November 3, The Cube, Déda.
Clark Tracey, The Stan Tracey Legacy Octet, November 25, 8pm, Guildhall Theatre.
Go to derby-jazz.co.uk for details.

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Harp and a Monkey – folk experimentalists, November 4.See more details on page 45 of the online edition.
The Sunday BuskStop. Free lunchtime gig by local musicians with soup, bread and cake for lunch and excellent company. November 12, noon-2pm. Donations to performers invited. Drop in for a short time or stay for the full two hours. Further details from hello@thegreenmangallery.com
Contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 for tickets and more information.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Creeds Cross, The Celtic Journey, November 3, 8pm. Go to derbylive.co.uk for details.

Hollingwood Hub, Staveley, Chesterfield

Hannah James will be performing at the hub on November 22 at 7.30pm.
Hannah is one of the most versatile and prolific musicians on the folk scene today. The concert is being promoted by the Chesterfield Canal Trust. Tickets via chesterifled-canal-trust.org.uk or by ringing 01246 477569.

Live & Local, various event at various locations

Go to liveandlocal.org.uk for details of times and tickets.

The Old Hall Hotel, Hope 

Singers and musicians in the bar, 8pm, every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
Go to folkandblues.club for more details or call 07913331078.

PR Promotions

Melrose Quartet, November 24, 8pm. One of Britain’s leading traditionally based groups known for their outstanding a cappella harmonies and energy-packed instrumentals on fiddle, bouzouki, melodeon, and guitar. Nailers Football Club, Bridge Street, Belper. Ticket Hotline 01773 853428

Peak Concerts, Imperial Rooms, Matlock

Megson, November 18. More details at peakconcerts.co.uk

Classical Music

Abbotsholme Arts Society, Abbotsholme School Chapel

The Wihan and Sacconi Quartets November 3, 8pm.
For more details of all events go to abbotsholmeartssociety.co.uk

Bakewell Town Hall, Bakewell

Klezmer-ish is what happens when four classically trained musicians  from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra let down their hair, explore a wide range of music from travelling people across the world and fuse it all together with their own unique sound. November 3, at 7.30pm (doors 7pm). Tickets from ticketsource.co.uk/date/367302. More details from bakewelltownhall.co.uk

Belper Singers, Christ Church, Belper

Songs of Light – a special fund-raising concert on November 18, in support of Treetops Hospice Care. The theme of the programme is everlasting light, with music from 16th century composers Tallis and Byrd through to contemporary works by Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen. The choir will perform three movements from award-winning British composer, Howard Goodall’s moving work Eternal Light composed in 2008. Goodall describes this as a modern Requiem for the living using poetry and hymns alongside the more traditional Latin text. Tickets £7 from belpersingers@gmail.com, 07990 658071, or on the door.

Buxton Musical Society, Buxton Methodist Church, Buxton

November 26,7.30pm, Brahms and Dvořák with young soloists Alexandra Lowe, soprano and Andrew Randall, baritone. More details from buxtonmusicalsociety.org.uk

Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society

The society will conclude a year of musical celebration with Handel’s Messiah with both local professional musicians and musicians from Birmingham Conservatoire and London College of Music. November 25, at 7.15pm, Saint Thomas’ Church, Brampton. Tickets from chesterfieldchoir.com.

Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir, Central Methodist Church, Saltergate, Chesterfield

Autumn Concert – Sacred Sounds. Music will include works by Faure and Ramirez together with items by Gorecki, Mozart and Bruckner, November 11, 3pm. Tickets available on the door, from choir members, Cornerstones Coffee Shop, Central Methodist Church and the Tourist Information Centre, Chesterfield.

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

November 10, Michael Foyle (violin) and Maksim Stsura (piano), Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.9 in A, Op.47 Kreutzer; Franck: Violin Sonata in A and Elgar: Chanson de Nuit et de Matin, Op.15. Details at derbychambermusic.org

Derby Cathedral, Derby 

November 10, 7.15pm, MS Society Derby and District, Celebration Concert.
November 18, 7.30pm, Derby Bach Choir and Derventio Brass will perform Rutter – Gloria; Bruckner – Locus Iste, Ecce Sacardos; Gabrieli – Selection of brass pieces; Schutz – Psalm 150; Parry – Blest Pair of Sirens and Monteverdi – Beatus Vir. Tickets from derbybachchoir.com. Details from derbycathedral.org.

Derbyshire Singers, St John’s Church, Ashbourne

The Derbyshire Singers with soloists Lesley-Jane Rogers (Soprano), Louise Collett (Mezzo-soprano),  Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks (Tenor), Tim Mirfin (Bass). Organist: John Keys. November 18, 7.30pm. Puccini: Messa di Gloria and Mozart: Mass in C Major, Coronation Mass.
Tickets from Natural Choice in Ashbourne (01335-346096), Robert Young Florists in Matlock or derbyshiresingers.org

The Derwent Singers

Music for Remembrance, Saturday November 11, 8pm, St. Mary’s Church, Bridge Gate, Derby.
Christmas Concert with Derby Concert Band, December, 16,7.30pm, St. Luke’s Church, Parliament Street, Derby. details at derwentsingers.org.uk

Derby Choral Union, St Osmund’s Church, Alvaston

Ola Gjeilo: Sunrise Mass; Gabriel Fauré: Requiem; J.S. Bach: Motet Lobet den Herrn BWV 230, November 11, 7:30pm. More details at dcu.org.uk

Music at Duffield, Ecclesbourne School, Duffield

Remembrance Day Proms Night, November 11, 7.30pm, British Police Symphony Orchestra, Richard Jenkinson, conductor and Claire Prewer, soprano. For more details go to musicatduffield.com

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

Sunday November 19, Sarah, Heather and Harvey will be joined by Susie Meszaros, violist in the Chilingirian Quartet,for a programme of piano quartets including Brahms C minor.
More details at pleyelensemble.com

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 .

Ami James, Textile Artist and Sewing Studio, 64-66 High Street, Swadlincote

Thread painting, November 15
Botanical Fabric Journal, November 16-17
Pieced Landscapes,November 28
Art collage quilt, November 30
For more details go to simplyneedlecraft.com

Anne Alldread Textiles

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

Art Afloat, Birdswood narrowboat, Cromford Canal 

To book email sales@birdswood.org or telephone 07552 055455

Artcore, Charnwood Street, Derby

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

Bakewell Community Arts Workshops, Medway Centre

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

Bob Neill, Pyrography Tuition

One day courses and group workshops. For more details contact Bob on 01332 792036 or visit bobneillpyrography.co.uk

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

Richard Bett’s Jewellery Studio, Belper

Six-session jewellery making courses. Please ring 0787 1240179 to book a place.

Buddhist Meditation, Bakewell

Thursdays – Buddhist Meditation Class, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Bakewell. For more information call 07930 975807 samatha.org/bakewell, fb.me/SamathaBakewell

Cromford Studio and Gallery, Market Place, Cromford

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

Cromford Mill, Cromford

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

Etienne Gallery art classes, In The Flow, Matlock

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

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

Go to glossopstitchedup.blogspot.co.uk for details.

Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Hall, Buxton

Inspiring Derbyshire – Mixed Media Workshop, November 4 – Sarah Morley teaches mixed-media techniques in conjunction with her Inspiring Derbyshire exhibition. 10.30am-3pm. Cost £25. Booking essential.

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

Green Door Printmaking Studio, Banks Mill, Derby

Woodcut, November 4, 11am-4.30pm.
Screenprinted Christmas Cards, December 2 and 9, 11am-3pm.
For more details and to book online, visit: greendoor-printmaking.co.uk or call 07919 823 097.

Greenwood Days, National Forest, near Melbourne

Courses start again in April. Go to greenwooddays.co.uk

Helen Jagger, sustainable textile design

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

Helen Moyes, Textile and Mixed Media Artist, Sheffield

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

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

Weekly Watercolour Painting Club, Term-time Monday mornings 10am-12noon. Advance booking for each half term block is essential, as space is limited. Email jenny.oldknow@btinternet.com to book.

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.
This month’s core presentation on November 4 will be Immersion in Waterlicht, by Lynne Evans.
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 November 4 and December 9.
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.

Long Eaton Art Room, Lime Grove, Long Eaton

Feel Good Fridays – free craft club, 9.30am-11.30am, every Friday until December 15. Open to all ages and abilities. All materials included totally free but donations are welcome. Children and vulnerable adults will need to be accompanied. For more details go to longeatonartroom.co.uk

Lucy Gell, printmaking The Studios, New Mills

Intro to Linocut Printmaking, November 12.
Linocut Christmas Greeting Cards, December 3.
More details at lucygell.com/workshops.

Matlock Artists Society, All Saints Church Hall, Smedley Street

The club’s Portrait Group meets the first Wednesday of every month from 9.30am-noon. Everyone 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.

Pitchblue Creative, Newbridge Works, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth

Full day workshops from 10am-3.30pm with lunch and a half day is until 1pm. You can choose one day or two. Go to pitchbluecreative.com for more details.

Pauline Townsend Silk Painter

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

Parkwood Pottery Alfreton

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

Purple and Grey – courses for emerging artists

November 15, 10.30am-12.30pm, Art Group Tansley Village Hall, Church Street, Tansley, Matlock.
November 29, 10.30am-12.30pm, A Christmas themed art group meet.
From January 2018 Purple and Grey Derbyshire Art Group will meet every first and third Wednesday of each month 10.30am-12.30pm, at Tansley Village Hall, new members always welcome £4.95.
See purpleandgrey.co.uk for workshops and artist networking events.

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

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

Small Print Company, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby

Beginners Bookbinding, November 11, 2pm-4.30pm.
Create a Letterpress Print, afternoon session, November 4; evening session November 23.
Introduction to Letterpress, evening, November 9.
Print a Poster Drop-in Sessions, November 25 and December 9.
Details of various courses at smallprintcompany.co.uk

The Studios, Union Road,
New Mills

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

StraightCurves, 104 Saltergate, Chesterfield

A range of arts and crafts workshops and courses for all ages and abilities from accessible studios in Chesterfield. There are also regular events see details below. Book online http://www.straightcurves.co.uk 01246 807575 info@straightcurves.co.uk

Make and decorate a pinch pot cup, with Clare Gage, November 5.
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.

St John Street, Gallery,

Sue Lewis-Blake, drawing workshop Mixing Media,
November 2.
Lewis Noble, painting and sketching the Derbyshire landscape, November 13-15.
Sue Prince, Egg tempera folk art painting, November 20.
Wendy Darker Paint a stag in the snow’, November 21 and 22.
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 07795804793.
November 4, Bonfire Night Children’s Workshop, 10:30am-12.15pm, £12 per child.
Create a hand-felted snowman with Karen Herrick from Harlequin Arts, December 16, 10am-12noon. Workshop is suitable for children in Year Two and above.You can email hello@weststudios.co.uk or call 01246 500799 to reserve your place.