What’s on this month

Exhibitions and galleries

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

The downstairs gallery showcases the work of more than 40 artists and craftspeople from the High Peak Artists group.
In the cafe the group will have a Buxton Festival Fringe exhibition from July 4-September 2. Nature’s Patterns is an exhibition of paintings, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery, glass, wood, and textiles. Go to galleryinthegardens.co.uk for details.

The Art Room, Wilkin Hill, Barlow

Looking Back – a solo exhibition featuring the work of textile artist Diane Gilder with textile art, paintings, iPad art prints and books. For details contact 0114 2890380.

Banks Mill Studios, Derby

M.A.M Mothers. Artists. Mothers. July 2-27.
Derbyshire Abstracts, July 30-August 24. For more details go to banksmill.co.uk.

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. 

Burbage Art Group Exhibition, Burbage Institute Buxton

The exhibition which is part of the Buxton Festival Fringe is on Saturday July 21, 11am-4pm.There’s something for everyone with animal portraits, landscapes, multimedia abstracts, watercolours intricate fabric collages, sculptures, award-winning miniature oil paintings and more.

Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery, Chesterfield

Reincarnated Rubbish – Endangered and Extinct. Creative recycling artist Val Hunt presents a subtle message about recycling and preservation, raising awareness of why the creatures on show are endangered or extinct. Find out why species are disappearing from this planet at an alarming rate. The exhibition is on until September 30.

Church Farm Art Gallery, Church Street, Baslow

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

Cromford Gallery and Studio, Market Place, Cromford

The featured artist in July is Katie Jobling who believes art can have a tremendous effect on emotional well-being, and she is passionate about using art to uplift and inspire.
In August there will be a His and Hers Exhibition by Maggie and Brian Robinson. As a former musician, Maggie tries to relate the musical elements of rhythm, melody and harmony to the same qualities found in our countryside and records each painting with a musical title and an Opus number.
Brian’s work is about atmosphere, whether it be the poignancy of a rusty old vehicle that once served a purpose in life, or the quietness of a lonely spot in the countryside.
The gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Go to cromfordstudioandgallery.weebly.com for details. 

The Derwent Gallery, Grindleford

A Walk in the Peaks, throughout the summer. Paintings by the gallery’s artists including work by Hazel Lale, Janet Bassindale, Ken Burton, Kristan Baggaley and Tim Hulley. Open 11am-4pm Thursday-Saturday and 1pm-4pm on Sundays, telephone 01433 630458.

Derwent Wye Gallery, Rowsley

Abstract Reflection, showcasing a major collection of work by an eclectic group of British artists –continues into July.

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

Ashbourne artist MD Hyde. Expressive acrylic paintings about life as a person living with depression, Until July 28.
To celebrate its 40 years as a city, members of Derby City Photographic are staging a show of work until July 28. More details at deda.uk.com 

Duffield Gallery, Town Street, Duffield

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

Gallerytop, Rowsley

Summer Exhibition see more details on page 27 of the online edition.
n In August there will be an exhibition of work by landscape artist Richard Barrett. The gallery is open Tuesday-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 10am-4pm. Closed Wednesday and Sunday. 

The Green Man Gallery, Buxton

The Summer Collection – Green Man artist members and guest designer makers, July 1-August 31.
Something Like The Colour Purple – an ambitious and eclectic group exhibition by the gallery’s resident artists, July 1-August 31.
The Buxton Spa Prize 2018, June 28-July 31. Extensive exhibition of the entries to this national competition, now in its fifth year. Includes entries to the Harold Riley Sketchbook Prize and art work by children and teenagers. See more details about the winners of this competition at artsbeatblog.com as it was judged after the magazine went press. The gallery is open every day during July for this exhibition from 10.30am-5.30pm.
Lesley Platt – Embroidery. A mini-exhibition of framed embroidery and crewel work, August 3-29.
The Art of San Quentin. Original art and poetry by prisoners on death row at San Quentin, California. This is the exhibition’s first showing in the UK and has been brought to the gallery by penfriends of the prisoners Viv Doyle and Nicola White, August 31-September 26.

Hall of Frames, King Street, Belper

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

John Connolly’s Ormscliffe Gallery, Bolsover

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

Leabrooks Arts Complex, Somercotes

Carol Barton-Jones’ latest work is exhibited from July 7-August 3. See more details on page 30 of the online edition.
Capturing the Moment – a celebration of the work of a small group of women artists, and friends, whose work varies in style and theme but achieves harmony in its skill and integrity, August 4-31. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and 11am-3.30pm on Sundays. Wednesdays by appointment only. Details at leabrooksartscomplex.com

Matlock Artists’ Society

Summer Exhibition at the Gothic Warehouse Gallery, Cromford Mill. Original paintings and printed cards will be on sale from July 30- August 5, 10am – 5pm. It will be closing at 2pm on the last day. 

The Manger Gallery, Kings Newton, Melbourne

All Creatures, featuring the work of Michael Cook, Juliet Forrest, ceramicist Mary Johnson and sculptures by Paul Smith. There will also be three paintings by John Rattigan. Go to mangergallery.co.uk for details.

Melbourne Assembly Rooms

Artists Summer Studio Sale Exhibition. Artists from the region will be selling original work at greatly reduced prices for one weekend only, July 27-29, 7.30pm-9.30pm on the Friday and 10am-3pm at the weekend. Artists include painters Michael Cook and John Rattigan, ceramicist Richard Pearson, printmaker Duncan Pass and, lettering artist Elizabeth Forrest. The weekend will also be introducing the work of Claire Simpson.

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

Constructed Depth: Fragments and Contraditions by photographer Aly Jackson, until August 11. See more on page 29 of the online edition. 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.

The Pump Room, Buxton

Artists at Work – July 9-10,10am-2pm. Members of High Peak Artists will be demonstrating their work in the restored historic Pump Room building. Fourteen members are taking part including Jill Kerr, Louise Jannetta, Pauline Townsend, Howard Levitt, Ingrid Karlsson and Kathy MacMillan.

QUAD Derby

Joey Holder – Adcredo: The Deep Belief Network, July 13-October 21.
QUAD Young Advocates Open Call Exhibition, July 14-August 12.
Go to derbyquad.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 

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

Smallprint Company, Friary Street, Derby

Daniel Dytrych, portrait photography, until July 21.
Once Upon A Time by Pandora Johnson, August 11-September 8. Details at smallprintcompany.com

St John Street Gallery, St John Street, Ashbourne

A Different Way of Painting, August 6-18, work by photographer Valerie Dalling and ceramicist Zoë Marsh.
Valerie has a passion for the natural environment and the effects of light on colour, shape and texture.
She is inspired by painterly abstracts and more representational photography. Zoë’s work is textile in spirit. She decorates the surface of her handmade tiles with a combination of her own drawings, textile samples, found papers and glazes, often adding wire, fabric or thread. The gallery is open 9.30am-5pm, Monday-Saturday. For details go to stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

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-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.

Wirksworth Framing Company,
22 Market Place, Wirksworth

A family-run framing business that exhibits work by a mixture of local artists and prints by nationally renowned artists.
Work by Iain Mackay, Richard Pett, Ian Daisley, Sam Toft, Alex Clarke and Thomas Joseph.
Go to wirksworthframing.co.uk for details.

Music

Rock and Pop

Buxton Opera House, and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

The James Bond Concert Spectacular, August 12, 7.30pm.
Elkie Brooks, Pearl’s Greatest Hits tour, September 2.
Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Dubrek Studios, Becket Street, Derby

Dream Nails and Pet Crow, July 27.
Sweet Deals on Surgery, Lost Ground and Pre Birds, August 24. Go to dubrek.co.uk for more details.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Summer Theatre School, aimed at young people aged eight-16. A series of workshops aimed at improving musical theatre skills, July 30-August 3. For tickets to go derbylive.co.uk
The final showcases will be at Deda on April 4. Book tickets withat deda.uk.com

Queen’s Head, Belper

For more details go to queensheadbelper.weebly.com 

The Venue, Derby

Super Hans, July 20. More details from livemusicderby.co.uk

The 3aaa County Ground, Derby

Little Mix, the world’s biggest girl band with The Summer Hits Tour, July 19, 4.30pm.

Folk and Jazz

Alstonefield Village Hall

Vikki Clayton July 14. Vikki first came into folk music in the early 1980s with the folk/rock band Ragged Heroes. With a voice that sounded so much like the late Sandy Denny’s, Vikki was asked to join Fairport Convention; a liaison which lasted for a long period.
Gordon Giltrap, August 18.
 Tickets online at WeGotTickets.com, or call 01335 310322/email avgconcerts@gmail.com.

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 and Pavilion Arts Centre

Buxton International Festival and Festival Fringe – a host of great jazz and folk from July 4-22. Go to buxtonfestival.co.uk and buxtonfringe.org.uk for full programme details.
Natalie Merchant, July 25.
Levellers Acoustic, July 23.
Go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for more details.

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

The Sunday BuskStop, Free monthly gig usually the third Sunday of the month, with soup, bread and cake for lunch.
Free entry; donations invited. noon to 2pm.
The Ladies of Jazz with Annette Gregory, July 14. Songs sung by female jazz legends including Sarah Vaughan, Julie London, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday. 7.30pm -9.30pm. Age 13+.
An Evening with Cathy Rimer, July 15 and 21.
Original, heartfelt songs about love, friendship and heartbreak, 6pm-7pm. All ages.
Of People and Place, July 20. Singer/songwriter, Carol Fieldhouse and Nigel Corbett, fiddle, present original songs exploring stories of Derbyshire, Scotland, the South West, Northern France, The Faroes and Iraq, 8.30pm-9.30pm.
Booking at the gallery, by phone 01298 937375 or online at wegottickets.com

Sir William Hotel, Grindleford

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

The Old Hall Hotel, Hope 

Paul Pearson, July 11.
T’Other Band, July 25.
Lee Bardsley, August 8.
Peter Buxton, August 22.
Go to folkandblues.wixsite.com for more details or call 07913331078. 

Village Folk, Melbourne Assembly Rooms

Sound of the Sirens, September 1. Details at villagefolk.org

Classical Music

Ashbourne Festival, Methodist Church, Church Street, Ashbourne

Derby A Cappella in concert with Chameleon, July 3, 7.30pm. Further details at: ashbournefestival.org

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Buxton International Festival and Festival Fringe – a host of wonderful classical music from July 4-22.
Go to buxtonfestival.co.uk and buxtonfringe.org.uk for full programme details.
National Gilbert and Sullivan Company Festival, July 30-August 5. Read more on page 53 of the online edition. Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Buxton United Reformed Church, Buxton

International pianist Jill Crossland makes her Buxton debut with a Sunday afternoon recital on the United Reformed Church’s newly restored 19th century Broadwood piano.
Jill will play a programme of her trademark Bach, together with Beethoven’s Pathetique sonata and some of Schubert and Chopin’s most popular pieces. Jill has appeared regularly in London at the Wigmore Hall and South Bank among many other venues. Her recordings include the Bach Goldberg Variations on Warner Classics and the complete Bach 48 Preludes and Fugues on Signum Classics.
Jill is known for her imaginative and passionate interpretations of the classical repertoire, combining virtuosity, precision and depth. The recital is on July 8 at 4pm. Tickets from buxtonfringe.org.uk

Buxton Military Tattoo, Devonshire Dome, Buxton

Performing this year are The Band of The Welsh Guards, The Band of The Mercian Regiment, The Band of The Yorkshire Regiment as well The Waterloo Pipes, Drums and Scottish Dancers, July 7, 2pm and 7pm.
Tickets from buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Belper Singers

Concert at St Peter’s Church, Belper, with Derventio Brass, directed by Olivia Shotton, Saturday, July 14, at 7.30pm. A varied selection of brass music and unaccompanied choral pieces including Rutter Gloria; Vaughan Williams’ Old 100th; Parry Blest Pair of Sirens. Tickets available from 07990 658071; belpersingers@gmail.com and on the door. Go to belpersingers.webs.com for details.

Derby A Cappella, Open Rehearsal Night

Chester Green Community Centre, City Road, Derby, 7:30pm on July 31. Further details from. Gordon on 01332 518594,  gordonsavage@yahoo.co.uk orderbyacappella.co.uk

Derby Cathedral, Derby

Summer Lunchtime Concerts, beautiful music in a beautiful setting all for free, 1pm-1.45pm every Friday.
Luca Luciano, clarinet recital, July 6.
Gareth Stevens, String Quartet, July 13. More details from derbycathedral.org

Derby Concert Orchestra, St Mary’s Church, Wirksworth

Concert with music by Ravel, Faure and Dvorak, with soloist Beate Toyka, July 7, 7.30pm.
For more details go to derbyconceretorchestra.co.uk

Derwent Singers

Golden Jubilee Celebrations Concert July 7, 7.30pm, Derby Cathedral. A feast of exciting music from the baroque, with period instruments – strings led by Nicolette Moonen, and cornetti-sackbut group The Six.
Featuring Handel’s brilliant, fierce and dramatic Dixit Dominus, J S Bach’s joyous virtuoso double-choir motet Singet dem Herrn – and the unknown quantity, music from the Latin-American Baroque.
Only recently come to light this vibrant colourful music, rhythmic and dance-like, with instruments and percussion, sounds remarkably modern.
The four pieces, by Araujo, Padilla, Salazar and Zespedes, are guaranteed to send you dancing out of the cathedral. Tickets from ticketsource.co.uk/date/483542

The Hannells Darley Park Concert

An evening of classic music and fireworks.
Themes of peace, hope and reconciliation run throughout this concert which will include the final section of Beethoven’s ninth Symphony which has been used in major events, including a concert to mark the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Sinfonia Viva will begin with the first movement from Beethoven’s fifth symphony, which was used for the opening credits of some broadcasts during the Second World War. The theme will continue with Lili Marlene by German composer Norbet Schultze. Along with the classical pieces the programme will feature popular cultural music synonymous with peace including Imagine, All You Need Is Love and I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing. Darley Park, Derby, September 2, gates 2pm, concert 6pm.

High Peak Orchestra, St John the Baptist Church, Buxton

Tchaikovsky: Polonaise and Waltz from Eugene Onegin; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1 and Sibelius Symphony No 5., July 14, 7.30pm, conductor David Chatwin.The soloist is Matthew McLachlan, a student at Chethams School of Music in Manchester. He has been winning prizes for his piano playing for years now, since passing his grade 8 at age 11. Tickets are £12, concessions £10, accompanied children free, available in advance from Rosemary Rose 07930975807 and on the door. The concert will support Blythe House Hospice. 

Theatre

Buxton Opera House, Buxton and Pavilion Arts Centre

Buxton International Festival and Festival Fringe – a host of great drama from July 4-22. Go to buxtonfestival.co.uk and buxtonfringe.org.uk for full programme details.
Little Women by Chapterhouse Theatre Company, August 7.
High Society by Present Company, August 23-25.
The Loveliest Night of the Year by Present Company, August 25.
For more details go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Theatre, Derby

Oliver! by Creatio Arts, July 3-6.
The Eagle Awards, July 15.
Departure Lounge is the theatre’s summer festival of fresh and exciting new theatre produced by In Good Company. From July 19-22 there will be performances of severay shows including: A Self Help Guide to Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn from Jess Green and the Mischief Thieves; Vulva La Revolution by Major Labia; Represent – A Women of Colour Showcase; The Eulogy of Toby Peach and We Are Ian from In Bed With My Brothers.
Holiday – The perfect summer show for families, July 25-August 5.
Derby Youth Theatre, Double Bill, July 27-28.
High Society by Present Company, August 31-September 2.
Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for tickets.

Glebe Field Centre, Crich

Sharing Joy by Vamos Theatre Company, July 11, 10.30am. Sharing Joy is a theatre show especially created for those living with Dementia, professional carers, home carers, and families.
Wild Walk: The Golden Thief by Babbling Vagabonds, August 18, 11am and 2pm. An outdoor children’s theatre adventure for all ages.
Tickets at crichglebefieldcentre.org

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Big Adventures Theatre Company present Whodunnit?!, The interactive murder mystery musical, July 4-7.
Tickets from derbylive.co.uk

The Tinderbox Summer School Darley Dale

Musical Theatre School – July 25-27. Three days of singing, dancing and acting rehearsals lead to a final performance of Only in Oz – a short musical of songs from over the rainbow. Rehearsals will be lead by professional West End actor Carys Gray and The Tinderbox artistic director, Andrea Turner. Students must be able to attend all three days to perform on the last day.
Drama School- August 29-31.
More details from thetinderboxperformingarts.co.uk

Spoken word

Buxton Opera House, and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Buxton International Festival and Festival Fringe – a host of talks by a stellar line up of guests from July 4-22. Go to buxtonfestival.co.uk and buxtonfringe.org.uk for full programme details.
For tickets go to buxtonfestival.co.uk

The Pump Room, The Crescent, Buxton

Chatsworth: Raw Materials to Works of Art. Kate Brindley, Director of Collections and Exhibitions for Chatsworth and Linder Sterling, Chatsworth inaugural Artist in residence discuss Linder’s residency and the exhibition Chatsworth Renewed: The House, Past, Present & Future currently on display. The talk is presented in partnership with Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust, July 18, 6pm. Tickets from buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Poetry Society

July 13, AGM with strawberries and cream. Please bring a strawberry poem to read. Monthly meetings on the second Friday of the month. Room 3, Friends’ Meeting House, Derby, 7.30pm. Contact Gina Clarke on 01773 825215 for details.

Matlock Storytelling Cafe,
Imperial Rooms, Matlock

July 6 sees the final Matlock Storytelling Cafe of the Season and they have laid on a special treat to keep their audience going until the dark days of September.
You’re not going to find a more charismatic storyteller than the delightful Cat Weatherill, who will be telling a playfully sexy Italian folktale.
A man so beautiful he has to wear seven veils to cover his face… Midlife, milk and golden balls tumble together. Prepared to be wowed.
The storytellingcafe is always on the first Friday of the month. Doors open at 6.30pm with stories at 7.30pm. More details at matlockstorytellingcafe.co.uk

Scrivener’s Bookshop, Buxton

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

Comedy

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Buxton Festival Fringe – a host of great comedy from July 4-22 in various venues in the town. Go to buxtonfringe.org.uk for full programme details.
Buzz Comedy Club, September 7.
Sarah Millican, July 29.
The League of Gentlemen, Live Again, August 20. More information at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Cabaret Boom Boom, Medway Centre, Bakewell

Live fun returns to Bakewell, September 28. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets at medwaycentre.co.uk

Funhouse Comedy Club, The Old Bell, Sadler Gate Derby

Ignacio Lopez, Tom Houghton and Radu Isaac with Compere Barry Dodds, July 27.
Book tickets for all shows at funhousecomedyclub.co.uk

Dance

Buxton Opera House, and Pavilon Arts Centre, Buxton

Rhythm of the Dance from New Birth Touring Productions Ltd, August 10.
For more details go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Workshops and Courses

Art Afloat, Birdswood narrowboat, Cromford Canal 

Making Your Mark with Ruth Gray, July 16.
Cutting Adrift, Linocut printing with Liz Wellby, September 4.
Intaglio Dry Point Etching, with printmaker Lucy Gell, September 11.
To book email sales@birdswood.org or telephone 07552 055455.

Anna Massey, Weekly Painting and Drawing Classes

Various venues in and around the Peaks. Several 12 week courses, starting September 17, in New Mills, Stockport and Sheffield, including Painting and Drawing Classes, Wednesdays 9.30-11.30am, New Mills; and Wednesdays 1.15-3.45pm, Hazel Grove. Watercolours, acrylics, drawing and mixed media techniques taught by an experienced tutor. Friendly classes with weekly demonstrations and guidance. Beginners and Improvers welcome.
For more information go to annamasseyartist.com or call 07947380078

Anne Alldread Textiles

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

Chesterfield Branch Embroiderers’ Guild

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

The Clayrooms, Derby Road, Ashbourne

Various courses, workshops and drop ins. Children’s Summer Club (age 8-16), July 23-27. Go to theclayrooms.co.uk for more details .

Cromford Studio and Gallery, Market Place, Cromford

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

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

Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month, 1-3pm. July 25: Members’ Show and Tell. Go to glostitchedup.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, 7-9pm. Contact Curtis Bollington 07880 535615. Over 16s only.
Young Yoga with Kerry Allsop for age 8 to 11, every Monday, 4-4.45pm. Booking: kerryallsop@icloud.com
Arabic Dance, every Tuesday, 1.30-2.30pm.
Adult Dance Classes: For information or to book, call Catherine Farrimond, on 01298 70984.
Every Tuesday in term time – Changing Faces with Funny Wonders. A weekly creative session for young people (11 to 18). More information at funnywonders.org.uk.
For further information and booking for other courses contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 unless otherwise stated.

Haddon Hall, near Bakewell

Learn the art of archery on various dates until August in the Chapel Fields at Haddon with advice from the historic home’s master bowman. All abilities welcome. Go to haddonhall.co.uk for more details.

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

Meetings first Wednesday of the month, except January, from 2-4pm, visitors entrance is £4. The July 4 meeting is a talk by Elizabeth Wall, Textile Artist.

Kirstie Adamson, magazine collage, Banks Mill, Derby

Seascape workshop, July 14, 10am-3pm.
Starry Night Workshop, August 18. Dragonfly Workshop, September 15. Rainy Day Workshop, October 20. Go to kirstieadamson.co.uk for more details.

Leabrooks Artists Forum, Somercotes

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, Derby

Evening classes in bobbin lace making, Tuesdays 6-8pm.
One-day workshops for a maximum of six students, £30. Next ones are July 18, August 4 and 15, September 19 and 22.
Louise is also holding a Bedfordshire Lace weekend course from August 25-26.
Go to louisewestlacedesign.co.uk for booking 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 and fourth Friday of every month, the society invites all keen to paint/draw in a happy, relaxed group to go along. This is a self-help group with no tutor, 9.30am-noon. For details 01629 584708. 

The Old Lock Up Gallery, Swifts Hollow, Cromford

Sketchbooks, Rachael Pinks, July 25. For more details go to theoldlockupgallery.wordpress.com

The Old House Studio, Woodhead Road, Torside, Glossop

Art courses in the Peak District. Top UK Artists including Carol Hill, and Tim Fisher, and a variety of media. Workshops, which are enjoyable and interactive, for all abilities. Small classes, maximum ten students. Two-course lunch provided. B&B accommodation available. On August 1 and 2 you can learn how to paint wild animals with Angela Gaughan.
For more details visit pennine-art.uk Tel: 01457 857527, email: info@pennine-art.uk

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

Jewel Bugs, July 12.
Exploring Drawing, August 4. Both full day workshop from 10am-4pm with materials and refreshments.
For details go to pamsmart.co.uk 

Purple and Grey – courses for emerging artists

Go to purpleandgrey.co.uk for details.

Pitchblue Creative, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth

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

Pauline Townsend Silk Painter

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

Richard Holland, Landscape Artist

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

Small Print Company, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby

Beginners’ Bookbinding, August 25 and October 13.
Create a Letterpress Print, July 21, August 18, September 22, October 27 and November 24. Details of various other courses at smallprintcompany.co.uk

StraightCurves, 104 Saltergate, Chesterfield

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

Woolly Wednesdays – every Wednesday, 10am-12.30pm and 6.30-9pm. All arts and crafts are welcome at this session.
Little Creatives – every Friday and Monday 9.45-11am. 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, Ashbourne

Lewis Noble, Sketching and painting the Derbyshire landscape, July 2-4 and 23-25.
John Connolly  Colour, Light and Texture in the Landscape, July 10.
Liz Wellby, Lino Cutting, July 16.
Wendy Darker Old Spot Pig, August 14.
Valerie Dalling Painting with Photography, August 15.
To book, phone 01335 347425 or email enquiries@stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk.
More details can be found on the gallery website: stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

Sumacdesigns, Banks Mill Studios, Bridge Street, Derby

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

Parkwood Throwing Courses, Parkwood Centre, Alfreton Park, Alfreton

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

West Studios, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield

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

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