What’s on this month

Exhibitions and galleries

Artcore, Albert Street, Derby

Artcore’s spring open show,
STAND UP!, invites artists from across the world to explore and celebrate International Women’s Day.The exhibition will investigate the role of women in the arts, and their huge impact on the cultural fabric of contemporary society.
It will be a platform for artists to re-imagine citizenship, identity and women’s labour with a view to informing new visions for the future, in testing times.
It will concentrate on artworks focused within the political structure of feminism as well as women impacted by the movement.
The deadline for submissions is 5pm, on February 15 and the exhibition will run from March 6-28. There will be an opening night on March 5 from 5.30-7.30pm.
The application form for anyone interested in taking part can be downloaded at artcoreuk.com/opportunities. All media will be considered,along with all themes based under the wider umbrella of feminism

Banks Mill Studios, Bridge Street, Derby

Evolving…, a solo exhibition by Sarah Perkins, from March 6-26, 10am-3pm weekdays. Launch event, March 6 5pm-pm and meet the artist events, March 8 and 21, 10am-3pm. For more details go to sarahperkinsart.co.uk

Buxton and High Peak Art Society

Winter Exhibition and Sale at the Bookstore, Brierlow Bar, Buxton, until March 31.

Baslow Pottery, Baslow

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

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Like It. Lump It We Are All Connected by Beth Barlow, until February 1.
n Artwork 2019, Buxton Community School and St Thomas More Catholic School, until February 1. Go to derbyshire.gov.uk for details of future shows.

Church Farm Art Gallery, Baslow

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

John Connolly’s Ormscliffe Studio-Gallery, Bolsover

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

Cromford Gallery and Studio, Market Place, Cromford

The featured artist for February is Richard Holland, see more details on page 29 of the online edition. The gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.
Go to cromfordstudioandgallery.weebly.com for details. 

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

Greatest Hits, presented by Del Coombs, until March 7.
Walt Shaw, work that integrates a variety of different media, such as collage, acrylics, graphite and inks. The pieces are abstract and explore the tensions spontaneous and very controlled work, until March 29. More details at deda.uk.com

The Derwent Gallery, Grindleford

The gallery is open 11am-4pm Wednesday-Saturday and 1pm-4pm on Sundays. Telephone 01433 630458.

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Process and Progress: The Creative Journeys of Ronald Pope and the Artists of the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award, February 14-May 10. See more details on page 13 of the online edition. For more information go to derbymuseums.org

Duffield Gallery, 7 Bridge Street, Belper

Work by James Preston, Colin Halliday, Phil Dyke, James Brereton, Nick Walker, Lynn Smith, Peter Watson, Frank Wright, Jenny Aitken, Robin Mason, Ruth Gray, Mark Fox, Lynne Wilkinson, Mark Beresford and Martin Davis. The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm and closed Sunday and Monday. For details go to duffieldartgallery.co.uk

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

All Things Bright and Beautiful – a selection of colourful art and crafts, from February 14-May 10. The gallery celebrates British craftsmanship in a variety of mediums. For details go to ferrersgallery.co.uk

Foxlowe Arts Centre, Stockwell Street, Leek

The Foxlowe Main Gallery is showing the work of three Royal Birmingham Society Artists – Steve Evans, Mike Sadler and David Walton. 
Their work is both colourful and engaging and a result of serious and inspired investigations into their chosen areas of study. The artists are available to discuss their work on February 1 and February 29 between 1pm and 3pm.
Steve Evans’ three dimensional work is informed by his background in structural engineering. It incorporates a variety of materials. Some works utilise Perspex and nylon line or incorporate the drawing techniques which are closely related to his wall mounted work.
Others are constructions, made with soldered copper tubes and wire. These are then spray painted. All have a very strong linear element.
Mike Sadler works in series, usually developing a body of work by focusing on a single word or short phrase.
All work produced in the last few years has been based on his layman’s interest in astronomical phenomena and space exploration.
David Walton has, over the last year, developed an interest in shaped panels and is influenced by the constructions of artists like Frank Stella. David has explored the geometry of tessellating shapes in a variety of colourful nets. The paintings in oils on plywood are cut out with a jigsaw.
The Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-4pm and the first Sunday of the month. Further details at foxloweartscentre.org.uk

Gallerytop, Rowsley

Love Letters curated by Bernie Rutter, see more details on page 25 of the online edition. The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. Go to gallerytop.co.uk for details.

Gallery In a Shed, behind High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, Brierlow Bar

Original oil and watercolour paintings by Carole Knight, and photographs by Phil James. Go to galleryinashed.wixsite.com 

Gallery 23, Union Road, New Mills

The gallery, open 10am-5pm, Monday to Saturday, exhibits travel photography by Peter Aitchison and mixed media work by Christine Ormsby. For more information about workshops and exhibitions go to gallery23.co.uk

Gallery in the Gardens, Buxton 

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

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. 

Green Door Printmaking Studio, Banks Mill, Derby

The studios are open 11am-3pm, closed Tuesdays and Sundays. More details at greendoor-printmaking.co.uk

The Green Man Gallery, Buxton

The Green Man Artists and Guest Designer Makers. Vibrant contemporary art including paintings, drawings, mixed media, photography, print-making, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, carved wood, mounted prints and cards.
Open Studios – New for 2020: several of the gallery’s resident artists now have studio spaces on the first floor. Visit any time to see them at work and view work-in-progress
Submissions open on February 1 for the gallery’s fifth Spring Gathering Exhibition which aims to showcase the huge variety of 2D and 3D art and craft created in our region.  Artists and makers from the Peak District and its borders are invited to submit work for the exhibition and attend the Spring Gathering social and networking event.
Details at.thegreenmangallery.com For further information contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375.

Hall of Frames, King Street, Belper

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

Haarlem Artspace, Haarlem Mill, Derby Road, Wirksworth

For The Brooks Press of Wirksworth – Chris Brooks, until February 22.
For more detail see more details above.
Green Seed From Dark Earth – Chantal Powell, February 28-March 28. Artist’s Talk and Private View, February 28, from 6.30pm. £7.
For further information email studios@haarlemartspace.co.uk or go to haarlemartspace.co.uk

High Stone Gallery, 2D Via Gellia Mill, Bonsall

Featuring the work of photographer Ian Daisley, the gallery displays a range of beautiful fine art prints of images of Derbyshire and The Peak District, along with other areas across the UK.
There are open weekends throughout the year and the next are on February 1 and 2 and then March 7 and 8, 10am-4pm. For more details go to highstonegallery.co.uk 

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

A gallery and gift shop with a beautiful range of work. The gallery area regularly features work by local artists. Go to Isla–Fine Art on facebook for more details.

Jarva Gallery, Market Street, Whaley Bridge

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

Leabrooks Arts Complex, Somercotes

Arwyn Quick’s vibrant exhibition of landscape paintings is featured in the Main Exhibition Room from February 1-28.. His acrylic paintings reflect his love of the countryside at its quietest and brightest, drawing you, into a harmonious world which offers an unusually pleasurable perspective. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and 11am-3.30pm on Sundays. Wednesdays by appointment only. For details go to leabrooksartscomplex.com

The Manger Gallery, Kings Newton Fields, Melbourne

Reaching Towards, the paintings and drawings of Michael Cook made during a residency in a monastery, showing throughout February. There will also be work by ceramicists Ann Bates and Richard Pearson. You can read more about Michael’s residency on page 21 of the online edition. Go to mangergallery.co.uk for more details.

The Messy Hare, Crossley House, Burton upon Trent

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

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

Coast until March 1. A chance for the landlocked amongt us to reconnect to the allure of the sea and coastal areas –  a stunning show of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics.
Further information can be found at theoldlockupgallery.org/coast
The full catalogue of work within the show will be available once the show has opened. The gallery is open 11am-5pm, Friday through to Sunday. 

Pickford’s House Museum, Friar Gate, Derby

Looks Sew Good: Magazines and Dressmaking Patterns from the 1930s, until February 22.
Fashion House, a rare glimpse inside the private wardrobe of Grace Elvina, Marchioness Curzon of Kedleston, until February 22.
Derby Mean Time. Artist Tim Shore explores the legacy of John Flamsteed the first Astronomer Royal who lived in Derby, until February 22. For more details go to derbymuseums.org

The Pump Room, The Crescent, Buxton

A showcase of the work of a group of Peak District photographers, March 15, a free event. For more details go to buxtoncrescentexperience.com

QUAD, Derby

Imran Qureshi, until February 9.
Anna Bunting-Branch – Warm Worlds or Otherwise February 29 – April 5. This exhibition relates to Bunting-Branch’s interest in the encounters between feminist practice and science fiction – engaging painting, digital animation and Virtual Reality to explore ideas of worldbuilding, embodied perception and technologies of representation.
In QUAD Gallery Two from February 29-April 5, is an exhibition by Dryden Goodwin.
It is a sensory study of the working life of a social care worker, supporting three vulnerable disabled adult clients, as they access the world beyond the day-care centre.
This most intimate of jobs is rendered through Goodwin’s camera lens, pencil drawings and layered soundtrack, to create a moving inquiry into proximity and empathy.
In QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces, Open call exhibition of small biographical art works by Derbyshire based or born artists, until March 29. For more details go to derbyquad.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 

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

St John Street Gallery, Ashbourne

Anna Thomas, Within A Winter Landscape.
The exhibition runs from February 1-29. See more details on page 26 of the online edition. The gallery is open 9.30am-5pm, Monday-Saturday.
For more information go to stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

U Choose Smoothie Art Gallery, Ilkeston

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

Wirksworth Framing Company, 22 Market Place, Wirksworth

A family-run framing business that exhibits work by a mixture of local artists and prints by nationally renowned artists.
Including work by Iain Mackay, Scott Naismith, Jo Grundy, Richard Pett, Sam Tofts, Alex Clarke and Thomas Joseph. Go to wirksworthframing.co.uk for details.

West Studios, Chesterfield

A variety of work on display mainly by students from Chesterfield College. For more details go to chesterfield.ac.uk 

Theatre

Derby Theatre, and Derby Theatre Studio, Derby

The Croft, starring Gwen Taylor, February 1, 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
A Little Space, A Gecko and Mid the Gap co-production. A combination of theatre, choreography and stunning imagery, February 27-29.
Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science, a family show, February 17, 2pm.
Shark in the Park, a family show from Nonsense Room, February 20, 2pm and 4.30pm. .
Trojan Horse, from LUNG in association with Leeds Playhouse. A story of a community torn apart by racial division ‘British Values’ and the culture of Prevent, February 22, 8pm.
Idol, February 28, 8pm. Jamal Gerald is an artist based in Leeds. His work is conversational, socially conscious and a celebration of individuality.
This show asks: Who would you rather pray to? Beyonce or a white Jesus?
For more information and tickets go to derbytheatre.co.uk

Buxton Opera House, and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Mr Men and Little Miss on Stage, family show, February 21, 1pm and 4pm.
The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde, Arrows and Traps Theatre, March 2 and 3, 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on the Tuesday. Go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for tickets. 

Hasland Theatre Company, Chesterfield

Blackadder by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, March 23-28. More details haslandtheatrecompany.co.uk

Live and Local, various locations

Silent Film and Live Music, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, presented by Minima.February 14, Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills. Tickets from 01663 308202.
Great Longstone Village Hall, February 15, tickets from 01629 640943.
The Beautiful Game presented by Next Door Dance, Melbourne Assembly Rooms, March 19, 7.30pm. Tickets from 01332863522.
More details about all shows from liveandlocal.org.uk

New Mills Art Theatre, New Mills

Hansel and Gretel, January 31, February 1, 2, 7 and 8.
Tickets: Adults £12 – Under 16s £10 – Boxes (4 x seats) £50. Tickets Online: ticketsource.co.uk/arttheatrepantomime. Box office: Tel 07983 344 862 or email: friendsofthearttheatre@gmail.com See more details about the show on page 49 of the online edition.

No 28, Market Place, Belper

Prince of Darkness by Don’t Go Into The Cellar Theatre Company, which brought the memorable Tea With Oscar Wilde to Belper.
Famed Edwardian actor Vincent Griswold prepares to perform as Edgar Allan Poe in a stage-play based on the author’s life.
But Griswold’s obsession with the dead writer threatens his own sanity and the lives of those around him, in this compelling psychological melodrama.
Please note that the date for this event has changed. The performance was originally promoted by George Gunby and has now been taken over by No28 which is jointly hosting the production with Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company. If you bought tickets for the earlier date from George Gunby directly or through Eventbrite please contact No 28 and they will honour them for the new date. Tickets online from eventbrite.com/e/edgar-allan-poe-prince-of-darkness-tickets-87045528519  or in person from Time and Again, King Street, Belper. February 15, doors at 7pm. 

Pomegranate Theatre and Winding Wheel, Chesterfield

Spring Play Season, The 39 Steps, February 4-8.
Spring Play Season, It’s A Wonderful Life, February 11-15.
Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Mark McMullan, will don the Technicolor Dreamcoat in his first major musical role in Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s much-loved family favourite, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield from February 11-15.
Mark floored the Britain’s Got Talent judges bringing Simon Cowell and thousands of the shows viewers to tears with his emotional rendition of Les Misérables’ Bring Him Home, which was dedicated to his brother Declan, who lives with the devastating effects of Locked-in Syndrome.
Our House, the musical, with music and lyrics by Madness, the ever-popular ska band which had a string of hits in the 1970 and 80s. Their music is the soundtrack of a generation. February 18-20.
The Cinder Path, A fabulously talented cast and featuring Nick Cochrane (Coronation Street) as Ginger Slater. This powerful tale is set in rural Northumberland in the lead up to the First World War, February 27, 7.30pm.
For tickets and more details go to chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Dance

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

Wasteland presented by Gary Clarke, February 4 and 5. See more details in the Arena section..
Osillate, presented by Old Kent Road, February 27, 7.30pm. Oscillate is a ground-breaking tap dance experience that explores human interaction and the effects of miscommunication in relationships. Using light, rhythmic expression, tap dance and movement the dancers take you on a journey of mixed emotions and discoveries.
Triple Bill of Female Choreographers, Yin, by Vanhulle Dance Theatre, Good Blood, by Keira Martin in collaboration with Sioda Adams and Like Honey presented by Becky Namgauds, March 5, 7.30pm.
Lola, presented by Lumon Company, a two-hander featuring tightwire, aerial straps and all manner of circus skills, March 7, 7.30pm. For tickets go to deda.uk.com

Derby Theatre, Derby

Wasteland presented by Gary Clarke, February 4 and 5. Pre show discussion, at 6.30pm.
See more details in the Arena section. For tickets go to derbytheatre.co.uk

Sensational Salsa, The Old Clubhouse, Buxton

Salsa dance classes, Tuesdays. Beginners 7.30-8.30pm. Improvers 8.30-9.30pm. For details call 07811 100191. 

Comedy

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Buxton Buzz Comedy Club, February 7, 8pm.
David Baddiel, Trolls Not The Dolls, February 2.
John Shuttleworth’s Back, February 9, 7.30pm.
Jimmy Carr, Terribly Funny, February 11, 8pm.
Stewart Lee, Snowflake/Tornado, February 15, 7.30pm.
For tickets go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Theatre, Derby

Jamali Maddix: Strip Club Einstein, February 1.
Joel Dommett, live 2020, February 19, 8pm.
Mark Steel, Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright, February 22, 8pm.
Kojo Anim, Presenting the Tazi Tour, February 23, 8pm.
For tickets go to derbytheatre.co.uk

Funhouse Comedy Club

The Old Bell, Derby, Funhouse Comedy Club launches the new season with another great night of laughter on Friday, January 31.
Topping the bill is comedian and script writer Sean Percival.
His down to earth act is bang up to date with its upfront attitude, no long stories, just gags galore.
Opening the night will be the duo Brian Damage and Krysstal. with their unconventional vaudeville-style act, very popular on the comedy circuit. Their sometimes bawdy humour is punctuated by silly songs, dancing and plenty of jokes.
Completing the line-up is appealing ‘Brummie’ Craig Deeley, who has supported Sarah Millican on tour, he shares his imaginative and amusing perspective on life, mixed with modest self-deprecation.
Compere for the night is co-star of the recently released The ParaPod Movie Barry Dodds.
Book tickets at funhousecomedyclub.co.uk

No. 28, Market Place Belper

Ship of Fools Comedy night, bring your own drinks.February 1. Booking essential shipoffoolscomedy@yahoo.co.uk 07804 56337.

Spoken word

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Speakers from the Edge, Sasha DiGuilian, Beyond The Comfort Zone, February 8, 7.30pm.
Buxton Adventure Festival, Damian Hall, Underdog, February 11, 7.30pm. For more details go to buxtonoperathouse.org.uk

Derby Poetry Society

Les Hurst, Women and Warriors of World War Two, February 14. Monthly meetings on the second Friday of the month. Room 3, Friends’ Meeting House, Derby, 7.30pm. Contact Gina Clarke on 01773 825215 for details.

Derby Theatre, Derby

An Open Mic night, February 7, 7pm.
Evening with Michael Parkinson, February 8, 7.30pm.
An Audience with Joanna Trollope, May 7, 7.30pm.
For details go to derbytheatre.co.uk

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

Performance poetry evenings the first Thursday of the month, 7.30pm-9pm. on Feburary 6 the group will explore love, emotions and complications. For more details go to  deda.uk.com

The Lawrence Players, Chapel-en-le-Frith Library, Chapel

A fortnightly DH Lawrence study and performance group, which meets every other Thursday from 5-7pm. The informal meetings are open to all. There is no admission fee. And prior experience is not necessary.
They recite, perform, discuss and analyse the plays and poetry of
DH Lawrence, as well as his essays, criticism, articles, letters and excerpts from short stories, novels and travel works.
On February 6 and 20 they plan to focus in particular on Lawrence’s 1918 play (his 7th), Touch and Go – which has an important connection to his great novel, Women in Love. The Preface to this play embodies Lawrence’s exciting ideas for the creation of ‘A People’s Theatre’. And they will be looking at the neglected area of comedy in Lawrence, with particular reference to The Lost Girl and Lawrence’s posthumously published, unfinished comic novel, Mr Noon.
For more details contact Dave at vegan.lawrentian@gmail.com

Matlock Storytelling Cafe,
Imperial Rooms, Matlock

February 7, resident storytellers Helen Appleton and Gill Shimwell. The cafe is always the first Friday of the month. Doors at 6.45pm. For more details go to matlockstorytellingcafe.co.uk

Scrivener’s Bookshop, High Street, Buxton

Book Club, first Wednesday of every month 7-8pm. Everyone welcome. Call 01298 73100.
n Storytelling Sundays: the second Sunday of the month, from 2-3.30pm, telephone 01298 71622.

Spoken Words, CODA vinyl cafe,
Layla’s Cafe and Bar, 28A High Street, Buxton 

An open mic without a mic where people can read out their own poems and/or short stories or just listen to the performers and be well entertained. First Tuesday of each month, 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Free entry. For details call 07803 413343.

Music

Rock and Pop

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

The Elvis Years, The Story of the King, February 6, 7.30pm.
n What’s Love Got To Do With It, A tribute to Tina Turner, February 14, 7.30pm.
The Illegal Eagles, February 16, 7.30pm.
Fascinating Aïda – They’re Back At Last, February 27, 7.30pm.
You Win Again, Celebrating the Music of the Bee Gees.
For more details and tickets go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Arena, Derby

Whitney – Queen of the Night, March 18, 8pm. The ultimate Whitney Houston tribute show.
Queen Machine Symphonic, April 17, 7.30pm.
For tickets go to derbylive.co.uk

The Hawk and Buckle, Main Street, Etwall

Straight Bends, acoustic 70s, 80s and 90s covers and originals, February 21, 9pm.

Queen’s Head, Belper

Zetor in the Kailyard, February 14 .

Firegazing featuring Brian Boothby and Dave Sturt, March 7, 
For details and dates of gigs go to queensheadbelper.weebly.com

Folk and Jazz

Alstonefield Village Hall

Stephen Fearing, storyteller and guitarist, February 2, 7pm.
n Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound, February 22.
For tickets go to alstonefield.org or wegottickets.com

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, The Ronnie Scott story, March 1, 7.30pm.More details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Coach House Studios, Wirksworth

Monthly Chanting Sessions with Glennie Kindred on the second Friday of the month until March, 6.45-9.15pm.
Go to thecoachhousestudios.co.uk for more details.

Old King’s Head, Belper

Belper Folk Club, every Tuesday at 8.30pm. For more details check out their facebook page or go to belperfolkclub.co.uk
Black Dog Radio Presents: Còig, February 15. Tickets  from wegottickets.com/events/487253.
Black Dog Radio presents: Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton, with Jenn Butterworth, February 29. Tickets from wegottickets.com/event/488784

Chesterfield Folk Club, Chesterfield Library, Chesterfield

Ashley Hutchings Trio, supported by Ade Hall, February 14.
Christ Wood, supported by Helen Rice, March 13. For more details go to chesterfieldfolkclub.org

Chesterfield Jazz, Club, The Olde House, Loundsley Green, Chesterfield 

Please note the club has now moved to a new venue.
Chris Bowden, saxophone and Mike Green, double bass, February 20, 8pm.
Pat Sprakes is also holding his Two’s Company series in various venues: February 7, with Nigel Price at St John’s Walton and with Adrian Ingram on March 6, at Holymoorside Village Hall. For details go to chesterfieldjazz.com.

Derby Jazz

Will Glaser Trio, drummer Will Glaser, clarinetist/saxophonist Matthew Herd and pianist Matt Robinson share a love of jazz history, The Cube Deda, Derby, February 7.
Joshua Blackmore Size, February 22, Baby People, Derby.
Drummer Joshua Blackmore (Troyka, Strobes, Marius Neset, Bill Laurence) is back in his home town with his new band; Matt Clavert (Three Trapped Tigers), Chris Sharkey (trioVD), Tom Cawley (Peter Gabriel), Josh Arcoleo (Snowpoet) performing an energetic set of brand new material written as a new soundtrack to playing SEGA as a child in Derby. Expect angular riffs, euphoric synth layers, gnarly bass, crunchy synthesizers, and dizzying beats.
John Pope Quintet, The Cube, Deda, March 6.
For more details go to derby-jazz.co.uk

Derby Theatre
Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook, February 16, 7.30pm.
Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle, folk music from a legendary triumvirate of musical magpies, February 18, 7.30pm.
Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for details.

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

The Sunday BuskStop with Will Hawthorne, February 9. Free lunchtime gig by local musicians with soup, cake and hot drinks for lunch. noon-2pm. Donations invited. Drop in for a short time or stay for the full two hours.
February 15, Basin Street Jazz & Blues Play With Love. A post-Valentine feast of jazz and blues classics that celebrate love in all its forms. Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £10. Advance booking recommended in person, by phone or online at wegottickets.com/event/492270
February 26, Radical Music Forum. An Open Mic Night for Experimental Music. Bring your instruments and join in playing or just come to listen. Avant-garde, Noise Music, Free Jazz, Electronica, Shoegaze and any other weird and wonderful music welcome. 7pm to 10pm. Entry free.More details from the gallery or at thegreenmangallery.com/whats-on 

The Lion Hotel, Belper

Live in The Bar, February 2 and 16, from 6.45pm.
The Dovetail Trio, February 6, 8pm.
Sunday Open Lounge, February 9 and 23 from 6.30pm.
The Crack – an evening of Irish, Traditional and original music, March 14, 8pm.

Live & Local, various locations

Tickets derbylive.co.uk

Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills

A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel, February 28, 7.30pm. See more details above. For tickets go to springbankarts.org.uk

Classical Music

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Coffee Concerts Royal Northern College of Music, Levaré Quartet, February 7, 1pm and Naomi Rogers and Alexey Pudinov, March 6, 1pm.
Tickets at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Chapel-en-le-Frith Ladies’ Choir

Spring concert with guests The Oldham Choir, with their MD Dorian Kelly, at Whaley Bridge Uniting Church, March 28, at 7.30pm. For more details go to chapel-en-le-frithladieschoir.co.uk

Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir, St Mary and All Saints Church, Chesterrfield

Spring Song.Karl Jenkins’ Stabat Mater and John Rutter’s Requiem, with Jonathan Scott on organ, March 28, 7:30pm. More details from chestphilchoir.org.uk

Derby A Cappella, Derby

Derby A Cappella rehearse every Tuesday evening at Chester Green Community Centre, City Road, DE1 3SA from 7:30-10pm and are now working on a selection of songs for 2020. If you would like them to sing at an event in 2020 please contact Martin on 07751 662991.
Go toderbyacappella.co.uk for more details.

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

Cavendish Winds, February 14.
Mozart: Adagio and Allegro for Mechanical Organ, K.594. Danzi: Wind Quintet in B flat, Op.56 No.1.Debussy: La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin. Arnold: Sea Shanties.
Vaughan Williams: Three Vocalises.
Holst: Wind Quintet in A flat, Op.14.
Bozza: Trois Pieces pour une Musique de Nuit. Ligeti: Six Bagatelles. Gershwin: I got Rhythm (arr.Skirrow).
n Alexandra Vaduva, Piano, March 6. Scarlatti: Sonatas K380 in E and K9 in D minor. Janáček: On an Overgrown Path – Book 1. Bartok: Suite Op.14. Enescu: Choral and Carillon nocturne from Suite Op.18.
Beethoven: Sonata in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 “Moonlight”
For more details about performances and ticket prices go to derbychambermusic.org

Derby Cathedral, Derby

Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, February 2.
The Sixteen presents Handel Acis and Galatea, February 14, 7.30pm. The most popular dramatic work of Handel’s lifetime; a tale of love, tragedy and liberation, with the eternal love between mortal shepherd Acis and goddess Galatea doomed by the jealous cyclops Polyphemus. Staying true to the premiere in 1718, this intimate concert performance features a select group of five singers and nine instrumentalists from the choir and Orchestra of The Sixteen.
Derby High School and Derby Grammar School, Choral Society Concert, March 7, 7pm. Featuring Haydn’s Nelson Mass. Tickets from derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk
A Little Night Music, Sinfonia Viva, March 25, 7.30pm.
Details at derbycathedral.org

Derwent Singers

Music for Choir and Organ with Tom Corfield, organ, March 28, 7.30pm, St John’s Church, Mill Street, Derby. For more details go to derwentsingers.org.uk

Music at Duffield, St Alkmund’s Church, Church Drive, Duffield

Tom Corfield, organ, February 8, 7.30pm.Tom Corfield was educated at the Royal Academy of Music and the University of East Anglia where he was the organ scholar of Norwich Cathedral. There followed four years as sub-organist of Leeds Parish Church and a period of postgraduate study before his move to Derby, where from 1985 to 2016 he was Assistant Organist at the Cathedral. He teaches for the Open University and is a rehearsal accompanist for the Derby Bach Choir. For more details go to musicatduffield.com

High Peak Orchestra, Chapel Methodist Church, Chapel-en-le-Frith

High Peak Orchestra Spring Concert, March 21, 7.30pm.
For more details go to highpeakorchestra.org.uk

Peak Music Society, Cavendish Hall, Edensor

Ian de Massini and Veronica Henderson Classical Accordion & Cello Duo, February 19, 7.30pm.
n London Mozart Players Oboe, Clarinet & Bassoon Trio, March 12, 7.30pm.For tickets and more information go to peakmusicsociety.org.uk

Saturday Concerts at Elder Yard Chapel, Chesterfield

Piano Recital, Andrew Marples, March 14, 11.45am. Admission Free.

Saturday Lunchtime Concerts, Chesterfield Library

Song Recital, Alexandra Robinson, soprano and Tom Owen on the piano, February 1.
n Piano Recital, Hugh McCarron, February 15.
To find out more contact the library’s reception desk or telephone Andrew Marples on 01246 211655.

Sitwell Singers, St John the Evangelist Church, Mill Street, Derby

Come and Sing, choruses from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, February 29, 1030am-5pm. The workshop will conclude with an informal performance at 4pm. Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah was first performed in 1846 and has been one of the most popular works for choirs to sing ever since. Tickets from sitwellsingers.org.uk

West Studios, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield

Music With Mummy. Take your child on a musical journey, with lively, fun classes full of singing, movement and percussion.
To make an enquiry or booking please contact: Maria Robinson: 07821315668, maria.musicwithmummy@yahoo.co.uk February 4, 11 and 25, 9.30am-11.30am. Go to weststudios.co.uk for more details about other events at the venue.

Workshops and Courses

Artcore, Derby

Many different creative living, health and well-being courses.
Every Monday – Craft Club, 1pm.
Every Wednesday – Art For Life, 1pm.
For details go to artcoreuk.com, email info@artcoreuk.com or call 01332 384561.

Arts Society Derby, Landau Forte College, Derby

New members are welcome. Meetings are usually the first Tuesday of the month at 7.15pm, from October to June. The next meeting is on February 4 when the speaker will be Doug Gillen, with a talk entitled Hidden Canvasses: Street Art and the City. On March 3 Giles Ramsay will give a talk on David Garrick: Actor and Impresario. For details go to https://theartssocietyderby.com/membership/ or phone 01332 751574. Non-members may attend as guests for £5 per person.

Adele Kime Jewellery, Whaley Bridge

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

Anna Massey, Weekly Painting and Drawing Classes

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

Anne Alldread Textiles

Weekly Textile Groups, Monday pm and Wednesday am in Belper.Small groups with an emphasis on having fun while creating.
A variety of techniques to include wet felting, dyeing, tapestry, printing and much more. Full day workshops also available. Please contact Anne for further information at annealldread.com or on 07817 745705

Betty’s Sewing Box, Cokayne Avenue, Ashbourne

Craft workshops, crochet groups, quilting, beginners’ sewing, felting.
February 6, Morning Crochet Clinic, 10am-1pm.
April 18/19 Visiting textile artist Emily Jo Gibbs, illustrative pictures working with silk organza, 10am-4pm.For details of all courses go to bettys-sewing-box.co.uk

Elizabeth Blades, Art Tuition, Studio 4:2, Banks Mill Derby

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

Bob Neill, Pyrography Tuition

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

Bullclough Art School, Bullclough, Ford, Leek

Recognised artists coming from all over the world sharing their methods and inspiration.
How to draw animals, March 21 and 22.
Contemporary Still Life in acrylics with Gill Gathercole, March 28 and 29.
Freedom of Art, March 30 and 31.
Check out forthcoming workshops by going to bullcloughartschool.com

Chesterfield Branch Embroiderers’ Guild

First Thursday of each month 7-9pm The Saints’ Parish Rooms. St Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield S41 7TH. February 6, Perfection in Imperfection, Fran Buxton – Finding beauty within the overlooked 
Go to embroiderersguild.com 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.

Derby Photographic Society

n The society meets at 7.30pm on Mondays between September and April at Eborn House, Leylands Estate, Broadway, Derby. Visitors and new members are welcome. Full details can be found at derbyphotographicsociety.co.uk

Derbyshire Adult Education

Various courses available at different centres in the county. To book a place call 01629 533290, email swadlincote.ace@derbyshire.gov.uk or go to, derbyshire.gov.uk/coursesearch.

Diana Syder Art The Bramwell Institute, Taddington

Mind’s Eye Art Workshops – making the most of your imagination. Would you like imagination to play a bigger role in your work? Discover exciting ways to supercharge your mind’s eye and translate those ideas onto the page. February 11 and 25, 10am-12noon, £20 a session, £35 if you book for both. Details and booking dianasyder.com or email dianasyder@gmail.com

Esther Tyson Screenprinting workshops, Via Gellia Mills, Bonsall

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

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

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

Green Door Printmaking Studio, Banks Mill, Derby

Etching for Beginners, weekend course, February 15-16, 11am-4pm.
Screen Printing for Illustration, weekend course, February 15-16, 11am-3pm.
Mono Printing with Found Objects, February 22, 11am-3pm.
Screen Printing for T-shirts, February 29, 11am-4pm.
Concessions and student discounts available. For details and to book online, go to greendoor-printmaking.co.uk or call 07919 823 097.

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Every day – 6×4: Inspired by Landscape. Drop-in at any time and join this fundraising attempt. Entries can also be sent by post. Cost: £1 per entry. All funds raised help with gallery upkeep.
Every Tuesday – Life Drawing, 7pm-9pm. Over 16s only.
Ceramics Tuition with Earth Pig Pottery (Geoff Chilton and Amanda O’Neill) offer one-to-one tuition in their upstairs studio. More information at earthpigpottery.com/courses
February 23, Green Hearts  – An Earth Art Day. Drop-in workshops with community artists Stone and Water to show your love for the natural world, 11.30am to 2.30pm. Free entry. Donations for materials. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
February 23, Buxton Sketching Group. Sketching adventures around Buxton.  First meeting of a new regular event for anyone who loves to draw and would like to draw more. Meet at the gallery at noon. Free.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, from 2-4pm, visitors’ entry is £4.

Jane Bevan, Making Crafts and Jewellery with Natural Materials

To book telephone 0794 1626452 or email janebevan@btconnect.com

John Connolly, Ormscliffe Studio, 16 Langwith Road, Bolsover

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

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.

Lesley Linley, watercolour classes

Watercolour workshops, classes and demonstrations see lesleylinley.co.uk, call 07919 465222 or email lesleylinley1@gmail.com. 

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

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

Louise West Lace Design
6 Friar Gate Studios, Derby

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

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

February l5, Caroline McFarlane: Portrait in Oils Demonstration open to all l0am-noon. This will be followed by a workshop for members only until 4pm. 
The society’s Portrait Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 9.30am-noon. For details contact Doreen Andrews 01629 824640.
The club’s Mutual Help Group meets 9.30am–noon the second and fourth Friday of every month at Starkholmes Village Hall, 107 Starkholmes Road, Matlock.
Non members welcome to paint/draw in this friendly group, £3 includes refreshments.
Occasional life drawing takes place at £10 per session, phone 01629 584708 for details or email matlockartists19@gmail.com 

The Messy Hare Gallery, Crossley House, Burton upon Trent

February 8, Drawing for Beginners, 1.45pm-3.45pm.
February 29, Wire Sculpting for Beginners, 1pm-4pm.
Wednesday Evening Adult Art Club – not structured, just an opportunity to play with different mediums and share ideas, 7-8.30pm . For more details go to themessyharegallery.co.uk

Minoan Mosaic Studio, Banks Mill Derby

Mosaic workshops with Magdalina Aron for more details go to minoanmosaic.com
February 5, Evening Workshop 6-9pm (Valentine’s Day – indirect method.)
February 9, Day Workshop 10am-1.30pm (Valentine’s Day – indirect method.)
March 8, Evening Workshop 6-9pm (Mother’s Day – direct mosaic.)
March 12: Day Workshop 10-1.30pm (Mother’s Day – direct mosaic.) 

The Old Lock Up Gallery, Swifts Hollow, Cromford

Life drawing, Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm weekly £12.
Monthly djembe drumming group.
Sketch Group Mondays 7pm – 8.30pm weekly £6.50.
Booking essential. Go to the gallery website for further information theoldlockupgallery.org

The Old House Studio, Woodhead Road, Torside, Glossop

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

Pauline Townsend Silk Painter

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

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. Go to pitchbluecreative.com for details. 

QUAD, Market Place, Derby

Writing A Novel with Helen Cooper, for eight weeks from February 19.
Self-Publishing For Beginners with Dawn Brookes for eight weeks from February 20.
Derby Sketching Club Portrait Group. Last Thursday of the month, 11am-1pm in the Cinema Foyer – no need to book. A small donation of £1 is required to cover the costs of the model. Please take your own drawing equipment.
There are many more workshops and courses at QUAD go to derbyquad.co.uk for details.

Ruth Gray Painting Classes, The Pump Room, The Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath

Using a variety of media you will paint a piece of art, taking inspiration from Matlock Bath.
Mindful painting is a good way to relax and unwind from everyday stress.
This workshop will inspire you to express emotion in your work with texture and colour.
Materials are included but please bring your own canvas or paper, and wear old clothes. All abilities are welcome, refreshments included but take a packed lunch, March 11, 10-2 pm Book Tickets via eventbrite.com/e/painting-class-tickets-87953835289

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

All classes include a kit with all the materials cut out and ready to sew, instructions, tuition, homemade cake and refreshments. For more details go to sewneedadrink.co.uk

Small Print Company, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby

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

StraightCurves, 104 Saltergate, Chesterfield

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

St John Street, Gallery, Ashbourne

Sue Lewis Blake, a series of four watercolour workshops, February 4, skies; May 5, texture;October 27, Water and November 17, Wet.
Lewis Noble, painting and sketching the Derbyshire landscape, March 9-11 a three-day course.
Wendy Darker, Animal painting – Puffins, March 17.
Sue Prince, Egg Tempera Folk Art Painting, March 24 and 25, a two-day workshop.
Liz Wellby, Observing the Ordinary with Line and Wire,
March 3.
For details of workshops coming up in the new year go to stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk. To book, phone 01335 347425 or email enquiries@stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk.

Viveka Bowry, Life Drawing Classes, Strutts Centre, Belper

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

West Studios, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield

Every Tuesday – Music with Mummy, 9.30-11.30am and Youth Theatre and Gekkota Arts, 6-8pm.
Every Thursday – West Studios Choir, 10am-noon and Stop Breathe Yoga, 5.30-6.45pm and 7-8.15pm
For more information call West Studios on 01246 500 799, email hello@weststudios.co.uk or go to weststudios.co.uk.

Zantium Studios, Godfrey Hole House, Hopton

Various courses during the year go to zantium.co.uk or telephone 01629 824377 for details.