What’s on this month

Exhibitions and galleries

Artcore, Albert Street, Derby

Artcore’s spring open show,
STAND UP! will investigate the role of women in the arts, and their huge impact on the cultural fabric of contemporary society.
The exhibition will run from March 6-28. There will be an opening night on March 5 from 5.30-7.30pm.
n Monthly Art Market, last Saturday of the month (March 28, 11am-5pm) The makers’ studios will be open and there will be a craft market selling their own handiwork as well as live music, workshops, food and games.
n Arise and Thrive, the work of six artists involved in the Artcore Health and Wellbeing participation programme. Magdalena Aron, Victoria Brown, Kathryn Borg, Dawn Campion, Nicki Dennett and Marie Hegarty, until March 19, Monday-Friday, 9.30am-4.30pm at Artcore, 3 Charnwood St, Derby DE1 2GT 

Banks Mill Studios, Bridge Street, Derby

Evolving…, a solo exhibition by Sarah Perkins, from March 6-26, 10am-3pm weekdays. Launch event, March 6, from 5pm-9pm and meet the artist events, March 8 and 21, 10am-3pm.
For more details see page 26 of the online edition or go to sarahperkinsart.co.uk

Buxton and High Peak Art Society

Winter exhibition and sale at the Hih Peak 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.

Chesterfield Embroiderers Guild

Glorious Gardens Exhibition, April 4-May 9, Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery. Open Monday, Thursday to Saturday 10am-4pm

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 March is Giles Davies who uses the strength of colour and detail in printed magazine photographs to create his collages. He finds inspiration especially from the beautiful hills and valleys close to home in the Peak District, and the wonderful coastline of Wales.Take a fresh look at a cutting of some apple peel, and at a completely different scale it becomes part of a hillside, or perhaps a wintry panorama can become the crest of a wave. Searching out cuttings with the right colour, tone, and texture to build his palette, Giles blends these used pieces of photography to create new seascapes, cliffs and mountains. 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.
In The Dark, presented by Artspace Loughborough, from March 12-May 9. The works in this exhibition explore the dramatic visual contrast between light and dark, and some a more subtle relationship at dusk. More details at deda.uk.com

The Derwent Gallery, Grindleford

Robin Ashmore Tryptych Photography – hidden within the larger view of the Peak District landscape are countless small images found within the rock, the walls, the trees and even the earth itself. Robin has focused his camera on these details that are then mounted and framed in tryptych form.
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, until May 10. For more information go to derbymuseums.org or see a previous artsbeat article on artsbeatblog.com

Duffield Gallery, 7 Bridge Street, Belper

An exhibition of work by marine artist James Brereton. See more about James and his work on page 9 of the online edition. The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. 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, until 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 until March 6. 
The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-4pm and the first Sunday of the month. Further details at foxloweartscentre.org.uk

Gallerytop, Rowsley

Afresh features work by a selection of the gallery’s artists and will run from March 14-April 12.
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 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. Six new artists have joined this year – Alison Wake  of Cognissart; painters Pam Smart; and Harry Frost; Out of the Blue Pottery; Tracey Coverley a textile artist and Jo Basnett a studio potter. 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

March 27-April 22, The Spring Gathering Open Exhibition 2020. A showcase of art and craft created in our region. An artists’ social/networking event is on March 27.
The Spring Collection by the Green Man resident artists, until April 30.
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. Details at thegreenmangallery.com
For further information contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375.

Haarlem Artspace, Haarlem Mill, Derby Road, Wirksworth

Green Seed From Dark Earth – Chantal Powell, February 28-March 28. For further information email studios@haarlemartspace.co.uk or go to haarlemartspace.co.uk

Hall of Frames, King Street, Belper

Original and limited edition artwork from a variety of artists. More details at hallofframes.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 March 7 and 8, 10am-4pm. For more details go to highstonegallery.co.uk 

Haddon Hall, near Bakewell

A permanent exhibition exploring Haddon’s restoration and revival in the 1920s by the 9th Duke of Rutland. Details at haddonhall.co.uk

Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby

The gallery is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am-5pm and weekends from noon-5pm when there is an exhibition on. It’s Spring, work by  multi-talented artists Anuk Naumann, Rob Wilson, Joanne Rost, Helen Hallows, Jill Williams and Peter D Watson, from Marcy 15-29.. Go to ingleby-gallery.co.uk for details. 

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, and Friday, 9.30am-4.30pm, Thursdays 11am-6.45pm, and Saturdays, 9.30am-4pm. Wednesdays closed. For details go to jarvagallery.com.

Leabrooks Arts Complex, Somercotes

Lesley Linley, painter, author and teacher, is exhibiting her latest collection of paintings from February 29-March, 28.
The exhibition, entitled Waterfall, Mountain and Moor, demonstrates a masterly use of watercolour in its interpretation of awe inspiring scenery. 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. Mostly on the theme of the raising of Lazarus, the exhibition includes charcoal, pencil and ink drawings, and acrylic and oil pastel paintings and is showing throughout March. 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 Tuesday to Saturday 9am-4pm. Go to messyharegallery.co.uk for details.

Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery, Leek

The Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries. The exhibition runs until March 28, with a talk by Sylvia, A love letter to Staffordshire, on March 8, at 2pm.
More details on page 25 and on the Nicholson Institute’s facebook page.

No.28, Market Place, Belper

She goes Bloom! by Ola Wilson. An exhibition of some of the artist’s installations, performances and art work created over the years, to embrace the Second Spring (being 50 years old and menopausal), until March 13. Go to No.28’s facebook page to check opening times.

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

The Cromford gallery’s new exhibition Off The Press opens on March 15. A diverse show of printmaking from the tranquil landscapes of Alistair Tucker and peaceful waterways of Sally Adkins to the richly embossed watercolours of Brenda Harthill. Rob Chapman’s intricate woodcuts may make us question our own patience and Louisa Boyd’s screen prints, etchings, books and sculptures delicately track systems linked to the solar universe.
A show not to be missed. The exhibition continues until April 26. The gallery is open 11am-5pm, Friday to Sunday.
For more information go to theoldlockupgallery.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

Anna Bunting-Branch – Warm Worlds or Otherwise until April 5.
In QUAD Gallery Two until 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.
In QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces, there is an exhibition of small biographical art works by Derbyshire artists, until March 29. For 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

Colin Halliday, Movements In Spring, see more details on page 27 of the online edition. The gallery is open 10am-4.30pm, Tuesday to Friday and Saturdays, 9.30am-4.30pm..
For more information go to stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

Tarpey Gallery, 77 High Street, Castle Donington

Colours and Contours, will be taking place from March 21-May 3. The exhibition features work by eight local artists with international reputations whose work focuses on the landscape. 
Andrew Macara, Lewis Noble, Colin Halliday, Val Hudson, Rachel Grigor, Geoff Diego Litherland, Michelle Keegan and Heather Duncan’s relationship with the landscape underpins their respective work and each have developed a unique visual language to celebrate time spent in it.
From oil on canvas to laser engraving the exhibition will be a celebration of the landscape and the myriad of different ways artists take inspiration from it.
The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday from 10am-5pm.
For more details go to tarpeygallery.com

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. The studios’ Young Contemporaries show will be staged on May 16.
For more details go to chesterfield.ac.uk 

Theatre

Buxton Opera House, and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

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. n The Black Veil, from Rumpus Theatre Company, March 12-14. See more details on page 47.
Go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for tickets. 

Belper Players, Strutt Centre, Belper

The moving story of the unlikely friendship between a grumpy old man, and the London evacuee he reluctantly takes in, will be brought to life on stage in Belper from April 22-25. Goodnight Mister Tom, a play by David Wood from the novel by Michelle Magorian, is set in the village of Little Weirwold, where lonely widower Tom Oakley keeps himself to himself until William, a young boy arrives on his doorstep with just the clothes he is standing in. With Tom’s encouragement, he settles into village life.
Out of the blue, William is called back to London by his mother. When Tom doesn’t hear from the boy, the old man travels alone to the big city to look for him. It is a journey that will bring danger and heartbreak, but unexpected rewards for them both.
Performances start at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
To reserve tickets, call 07544 374088 or book online at belperplayers.com.

Derby Theatre, and Derby Theatre Studio, Derby

Macbeth, an epic and intensely terrifying period version of Shakespeare’s most regal and timeless classic, March 3-14.
Crongton Knights, March 17-24. Life isn’t easy on the Crongton Estate and for McKay and his mates it’s all about keeping their heads down, but when a friend finds herself in trouble, they set out on a mission that goes further than any of them imagined.
Treasure Island, March 28-April 11. See more details on page 45.
n Seeds, March 6 and 7 at 8pm with a 2pm matinee on the Saturday. See more details on page 17.
My Mother Said I Never Should. A moving and funny exploration of the lives of four generations of women in one family. March 13 and 14, 8pm, with a 2pm matinee on the Saturday.
W*nk Buddies, March 20, 8pm.
For more information and tickets go to derbytheatre.co.uk

Hasland Theatre Company, Chesterfield

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

Live and Local, various locations

The Beautiful Game presented by Next Door Dance, Melbourne Assembly Rooms, March 19, 7.30pm. Tickets from 01332 863522.
n Owdyado Theatre, Twisted Tales Vol. 2, Biggin Village Hall, March 27. Tickets from 01298 687138. Following on from the success of Twisted Tales, ‘Owdyado Theatre present a new trilogy of (even more twisted) tales. These short plays are funny, thought-provoking and guarantee a good plot twist. Just when you think you’ve worked out where the story is going, these stories will turn your theories upside down.
More details about all shows from liveandlocal.org.uk

Markeaton Park Craft Village, Derby

The films chosen for this year’s Summer Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season at Markeaton Park Craft Village have a distinctly musical flavour. Tickets are now on sale from Derby LIVE and early booking is advised.
Bohemian Rhapsody (12A) is on  July 30, at 9pm. The Full Monty (15) is at 9pm on July 31. Rocketman (15) will be screened at 9pm on August 1 and  A Star is Born (15) at 9pm on Sunday 2 August. For tickets go to derbylive.co.uk

Pomegranate Theatre and Winding Wheel, Chesterfield

Friends, the Musical Parody, March 4.
The classic Ayckbourn comedy Ten Times Table, starring Robert Daws, March 9-14.
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, Presented by The Theatre Chipping Norton and Barn Theatre, March 17.
For tickets and more details go to chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Dance

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Transitions Dance Company presents an eclectic programme of new work from internationally acclaimed choreographers H2DANCE, Cameron McMillan and Elisa Pagani on March 18.
Making Space, a spectacular showcase of young dance talent from the local area with a water themed show.
Mad For Musicals, this show is packed with some of the biggest hits from the West End and Broadway and has a cast of more than 60 local children.
For tickets go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

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 Lumo Company, a two-hander featuring tightwire, aerial straps and all manner of circus skills, March 7, 7.30pm.
BA Dance Degree Show, presented by the University of Derby and Deda, March 13 and 14, 7.30pm.
Windows of Displacement, presented by Toussaint to Move, March 19, 7.30pm.
Blending dance, song and spoken word to explore personal narratives, this is an autobiographical solo choreographed performance by Akeim Toussaint Buck. Using his experiences of being born in Jamaica and living in the UK as a starting point, Akeim explores historical, political and socio-economic references. For tickets go to deda.uk.com

Live and Local Various locations

Spiltmilk Dance, Desert Island Flicks. West Hallam Village Hall, March 8, 7.30pm. Tickets on 01159 303340.

Pomegranate Theatre and Winding Wheel, Chesterfield

Giovanni Penice, This is Me, February 28.
Spirit of the Dance, (The Winding Wheel), March 5.
Wallace Dance Academy present, Let’s Get Loud, March 30.
For tickets and more details go to chesterfieldtheatres.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, March 6, 8pm. Heading is Scott Bennett.
Ardal O’Hanlon – The Showing Off Must Go On, March 7, 8pm.
Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible, March 8, 7.30pm.
Andy Parsons, Healing the Nation, March 20, 8pm.
Jack Dee, Off The Telly, April 2, 8pm. For tickets go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Theatre, Derby

Dane Baptiste, The Chocolate Chip, March 21, 8pm.
Andy Parsons, Healing the Nation, April 21, 8pm. For tickets and further details go to derbytheatre.co.uk

Funhouse Comedy Club

The The Blessington Carriage, Chapel Street, Derby on Monday March 9. Headlining is the extremely confident David Alfie Ward, a natural story teller who bares his soul in a most entertaining way.
Also appearing will be the multi-talented comedy/magician, actor and model Claire Lenahan and the hilariously miserable Chris Copestake, telling his hysterical stories. Completing the line-up is the uniquely funny Adam Anwar and the ingenious and amusing Zad. Compere for the night will be the amiable and animated Spiky Mike.
Funhouse Comedy brings comedy’s answer to Britain’s Got Talent and X-Factor; the Should I Stay or Should I Go Gong Show Competition, to the Blessington Carriage, on March 23.
Join the friendly atmosphere where 12 new acts take to the stage to try out their material, some of whom may be performing for the first time.
The energetic and jovial Spiky Mike is host and compere for the night.
n Sir John Moore Foundation, Top Street, Appleby Magna, March 27, Barry Castagnola, Justin Moorhouse, Jon Capewell and Kevin Daniel.Compere Fran Jenking.
Book tickets at funhousecomedyclub.co.uk

No. 28, Market Place Belper

Ship of Fools Comedy night, April 4, 7.30pm for 8pm. Bring your own drinks. Booking essential shipoffoolscomedy@yahoo.co.uk 07804 56337.

Spoken word

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

For Buxton Adventure Festival, Martin Boysen interviewed by Ed Douglas, March 10, 7.30pm. Martin Boysen’s passion for crags and mountains springs from his deep love of nature and a strong sense of adventure. He has doubled for Cint Eastwood on the North Face of the Eiger. For more details go to buxtonoperathouse.org.uk

Derby Poetry Society

The Landscape of Tennyson, a members evening, March 13. 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 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

Matlock Storytelling Cafe, Imperial Rooms, Matlock

Dominic Kelly is a powerful dynamic and entertaining storyteller with an international reputation, having told not only across the country but around the world from India to the icy wastes of the Arctic Circle. Go along on March 6 and hear him tell The Hero Light, which retells the extraordinary tales of the Ulster Cycle – The Irish Iliad. It weaves together stories of Loyalty, Love and Betrayal that are still startlingly relevant today.Dominic Kelly balances irreverent humour and beautiful imagery with a powerful rendition of a deeply affecting tale bringing an ancient epic to fizzing contemporary life.
The storytelling cafe is always the first Friday of the month. Doors at 6.45pm. For more details go to matlockstorytellingcafe.co.uk

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. You can read more about the group on page 41 of the online edition.
For more details contact Dave at vegan.lawrentian@gmail.com

Scrivener’s Bookshop, High Street, Buxton

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

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, 6.30-8.30pm. Free entry. For details call 07803 413343.

Rock and Pop

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, March 19, 7.30pm.
The Carpenters Story, Goodbye to Love, March 21, 7.30pm.
For more details and tickets go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Crich Glebe Field Centre, Crich

The Final Frontier, by JKB Productions, March 14, 7.30pm. This musical theatre show is a comic spoof, based on the characters of Star Trek.
A live band plays more than 25 songs from the 60s. For tickets go to ticketsource.co.uk/crichglebefieldtrustltd

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 Hairy Dog, Derby

The Dub Pistols, March 28. Following a sell-out European tour, plus extensive tours last year, the venerable electronic/dub icons are preparing to get stuck into a series of UK shows loaded with the promise of some new material too.

Queen’s Head, Belper

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

Folk and Jazz

Alstonefield Village Hall

Edgelarks, March 20, 8pm. Born from the work of the duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Edgelarks combine exquisite folk with influences as diverse as the blues and Indian classical slide guitar, to create subtle, exciting and atmospheric music.
The duo take their strong roots sound, mixing original songwriting with stomping beatbox harmonica, soaring fiddle and vocal harmonies, running wilder with each repeat play.
For tickets go to alstonefield.org or wegottickets.com

Crich Glebe Field Centre, Crich

Light and Shade by the Remi Harris Band, March 7, 7.30m. A spectacular night of virtuoso guitar playing. In his live shows Remi plays an eclectic mix of jazz standards, improvisations, original compositions and new arrangements of his favourite tunes. Remi’s shows are interspersed with his commentary about the history of the music and instruments he’s playing. For tickets to to ticketsource.co.uk/crichglebefieldtrustltd

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.

Chesterfield Folk Club, Chesterfield Library, Chesterfield

Chris Wood, supported by Helen Rice, March 13, 7.30pm.
Melrose Quartet, April 3, 7.30pm. For more details go to chesterfieldfolkclub.org

Chesterfield Jazz, Club, The Olde House, Chesterfield 

Chris Gumbley’s tribute to Phil Woods, March 19.
Pat Sprakes is also holding his Two’s Company series with Adrian Ingram on March 6, at Holymoorside Village Hall. and with Steve Buckley at Olde House, Chesterfield, April 2, 7.30pm.
Two Piano Jazz Concert featuring Wendy Kirkland with Steve Melling, Chesterfield Library Lecture Theatre, March 27, 8pm.For details go to chesterfieldjazz.com.

Derby Jazz

John Pope Quintet, The Cube, Deda, March 6.
The Printmakers, Mikki Iles on piano and Norma  Winstone on vocals, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Wardwick, Derby, March 21, 8pm. For more details go to derby-jazz.co.uk

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

The Sunday BuskStop, March 15. 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.
The Nonsense Show, March 8. Nonsense songs, music and nonsense in general performed by multi-instrumental acoustic/roots duo, Mambo Jambo. A fun show for children and their families. Doors 2.45pm for 3pm start. Tickets available from the gallery or online at wegottickets.com/event/493477

Tara Crank and Doug Torr, March 21. Gorgeous harmonies and poetic song writing from a popular acoustic duo. Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start. Advance booking recommended in person, by phone or online at wegottickets.com/event/497867.
More details from the gallery or at thegreenmangallery.com/whats-on 

The King William, Milford, Belper

Swamptrash, Cajun, Celtic and Americana, March 28, 9-11.30pm. Free.

The Lion Hotel, Belper

The Crack – an evening of Irish, Traditional and original music, March 14, 8pm.

Live & Local, various locations

For details of all the shows go to liveandlocal.org.uk

No28, Market Place, Belper

Omar Puente plus Alex Wilson. Latin Jazz Duo, April 11, 7.30pm. These two award-winning artists come together for a special collaboration combining their intense musical energies into a brand new Latin Jazz duo. Between them, Alex and Omar have performed with Wynton Marsalis, Courtney Pine, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Tito Puente and a whole host of other Jazz/Latin luminaries. Tickets are now available online at eventbrite.co.uk/e/omar-puente-alex-wilson-latin-jazz-duo-tickets-91804845765 or in person from Time and Again, King Street, Belper.

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
Oxfam Jazz Breakfast, Medway Centre, Bakewell

Bakewell Oxfam Supporters Group invites you to their annual Jazz Breakfast, where the Derbyshire based Steve Salfield Quartet, a band of professional musicians, provides a background of old standards and original compositions as well as some unusual tunes from a variety of sources, April 26, 10.30am-12.30pm. Tickets from Bakewell Book and Gift Shop or reserve from Jude 01629 815469 or Daryl 01629813209.

PR Promotions, Folk ‘n’ Acoustic Music in Derbyshire

Bob Fox and Billy Mitchell, Canny Lads in Concert, Chesterfield Library Theatre, Chesterfield, March 20, 8pm. Ticket hotline and information, 01773 853428.

New Mills Festival, St George’s Church, New Mills

The Roving Crows, who have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre, will be performing on March 20, for the latest of New Mills Festival’s always-popular folk gigs. Tickets are available from Priscilla’s Hallmark Cards in Market Street, New Mills, online at newmillsfestival.co.uk or by phone on 07753 842861.

Classical Music

Baslow Choir, Spring Concert, St Lawrence’s Church, Eyam

The concert on April 4, at 7.30pm, will feature Stainer’s Crucifixion; extracts from Stabat Mater by Karl Jenkins;, This Joyful Eastertide, Ave Verum by Elgar; the Easter Hymn, O Rejoice that the Lord has Arisen, from Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni and other Easter music.
Tickets will be available from the Spar shop in Baslow, online from wegottickets.com, by email from tickets@baslowchoir.co.uk, on the door, from choir members or ring 01433 631586.

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Coffee Concerts, Naomi Rogers and Alexey Pudinov, March 6, 1pm.
Tickets at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

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

Spring Song will be held on March 28, at 7.30pm. Join the choir to hear John Rutter’s Requiem and Stabat Mater by Karl Jenkins accompanied by Jonathan Scott on piano and organ with Steven Roberts conducting. Tickets can be obtained from.chestphilchoir.org.uk, choir members and Chesterfield TIC. They will also be available on the door. More details from chestphilchoir.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 Symphony Orchestra Members’ Room, County Hall, Matlock

Masterful Classics March 29 at 7.30pm.
Brahms: Tragic Overture; Dvorak: Cello Concerto; and Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 Little Russian with soloist: Kristiana Ignatjeva. Musical director: Jack Grime. Tickets, available from members of the orchestra or on (01246) 273767.

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 to derbyacappella.co.uk for more details.

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

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 and 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

Derby High School and Derby Grammar School, Choral Society Concert, March 7, 7pm. Featuring Haydn’s Nelson Mass. Tickets from derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk
Derby Concert Orchestra, Anniversary Concert, March 15, 7pm. Suppé: Pique Dame Overture;
Dvorak: Cello Concerto with soloist Katherine Jenkinson and Holst The Planets. Go to derbyconcertorchestra.co.uk for tickets.

Derby Bach Choir, Faure Requiem, Kodaly Missa Brevis, March 21, 7.30pm. The choir will be conducted by Richard Roddis and the cathedral director of music, Alex Binns, will accompany on the organ.Tickets can be obtained from Foulds, Irongate, or from derbybachchoir.com
A Little Night Music, Sinfonia Viva, March 25, 7.30pm.
Derby Choral Union, April 4, 7.30pm at Derby Cathedral. Rossini Petit Messe Solennelle. Go along and hear this wonderful work by one of Italy’s great composers.Full details at dcu.org.uk
More details of all events 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

Sophie Rosa and Miloš Milivojević join forces for an evening of music for accordion and violin duo. An exploration of Viennese Waltz, Argentine Tango, folk dances and virtuoso pyrotechnics. March 28. Doors at 7pm. For more details go to musicatduffield.com

Peak Music Society, Cavendish Hall, Edensor

London Mozart Players Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon Trio, March 12, 7.30pm. For tickets and more information go to
peakmusicsociety.org.uk

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

High Peak Orchestra Spring Concert, March 21, 7.30pm.
Conductor, Patrick Gundry-White.
Berlioz, Béatrice et Bénédict Overture – Sparkling, witty and playful, with lyrical and romantic interludes. Elgar, Sea Pictures – Soloist: Molly Barker. The orchestra and singer reflect on humanity’s fascination with, yet fear of, the sea.
Sibelius, Symphony no 1 – Finnish to its core, this combines mysterious intensity with passion and excitement. Tickets in advance from Jen Dale 07786782192 or on the door. For more details go to highpeakorchestra.org.uk

The Pleyel Ensemble, Methodist Church, Market Street,
Chapel-en-le-Frith

Afternoon Tea Concerts, March 22, 3pm. Piano Trios by Mozart and Max Bruch with Beethoven’s violin sonata Op.12 no.1. Full details at pleyelensemble.com

Saturday Concerts at Elder Yard Chapel, Chesterfield

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

Saturday Lunchtime Concerts, Chesterfield Library

To find out more about the regular concerts contact the library’s reception desk or telephone Andrew Marples on 01246 211655.

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
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 March 3 when Giles Ramsay will give a talk on David Garrick: Actor and Impresario. On April 7 there will be a talk on The Gate of Heroes: On the China Trail. For details go to https://theartssocietyderby.com/membership/ or phone 01332 751574. Non-members may attend as guests for £5 per person.

The Arts Society Dove Valley, Town Hall, Ashbourne

A talk on The Awkward Bodies of British Modernism with Kate Aspinall, which explores the special talent of British painters in the 20th century for representing the human form in a particularly expressive manner, March 11, 2.15pm. The group’s lectures are usually on the second Wednesday of the month, starting at 2.15pm. You can join them for a taster session for a £5. donation. More details can be found at artssocietydovevalley.weebly.com 

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

Bakewell Pottery, Unit 5, Station Yard, Bakewell, DE45 1GE

Various courses at a newly opened pottery studio in Bakewell. Peter Cooper who is behind the venture was due to open in mid February.
Go to bakewellpottery.co.uk for more details.

Betty’s Sewing Box, Cokayne Avenue, Ashbourne

Craft workshops, crochet groups, quilting, beginners’ sewing, felting.
Heirloom Easter Angel, using Liberty fabric, April 1 10am-4pm.
Make the Cleo Dress, April 22 and 23,
Visiting textile artist Emily Jo Gibbs, illustrative pictures working with silk organza, April 18 and 19, 10am-4pm.
Felting For All. April 25, 10.30am-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.

Chesterfield Branch Embroiderers’ Guild

First Thursday of each month 7-9pm The Saints’ Parish Rooms. St Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield S41 7TH. n Cogisant, Alison Wake, Painting with yarn, March 5.
Nikki Ramenter, textile and mixed media artist, April 2.
Go to embroiderersguild.com for 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

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 Rock Choir

Love to sing? Then join Rock Choir. No audition and no need to read music, it’s all about singing for fun. Both men and women of all ages welcome.
Mickleover – Every Tuesday in term time, 11am-12:30pm, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Centre, Uttoxeter Road, Mickleover.
Duffield – Every Tuesday in term time, 7.30pm-9pm, The Ecclesbourne School, Duffield.
Derby – Every Wednesday in term time, 8pm-9.30pm, The Church on Oakwood, Bishops Drive, Derby.
Go to rockchoir.com to sign up for a taster session or call 01252 714276. If you want them to sing at your event email jennieharwood@rockchoir.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

Concessions and student discounts available.
For details and to book, go to greendoor-printmaking.co.uk
or call 07919 823 097.

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Every Tuesday – Life Drawing, 7pm-9pm. Over 16s only.
Ceramics Tuition with Earth Pig Pottery. More information at earthpigpottery.com/courses.
It’s A Cubist Thing. March 7,10am-1pm. Resident artist Jenny McKenzie leads this sketching and composition workshop.
Botanical Illustration, Painting Spring Flowers with Impact. March 7, 10am-3pm.
Information and booking 01629 533385 or buxton.ace@derbyshire.gov.uk This cannot be booked through the gallery.
The Experimental Landscape, mixed media landscape painting led by Geoff Chilton. March 21, noon-3pm. Basic materials provided but bring a sketchbook and any materials you’d like to use.
n Heart Art Drop-in Workshop. March 21, anytime 11am-3.30pm, free. Create hearts in various media for an exhibition which will raise awareness of the plight of refugees.`
Stained Glass Workshop. March 28, 10am-4pm. Information and booking 01629 533385 or buxton.ace@derbyshire.gov.uk This cannot be booked through the gallery.
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 £4.

Jane Bevan, Art with Natural Materials, Weleda, Ilkeston

A guided tour of the famous gardens followed by a collage and small sculpture workshop, Saturday May 21, 10am-4pm 
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.

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.

Printmaking with Lucy Gell

Printmaking Holiday in Portugal, July 4-11. A week of printmaking, birdwatching and relaxation in a beautiful remote family run location in southern Portugal. five days of teaching by Lucy Gell. Birdwatching with Frank McClintock. Visit http://www.lucygell.com/portugal for more infomation.
n Dry point etching printmaking workshop, March 15, at The Craft Barn, Hadfield, 10am-4pm.  All material included. Spend a full day creating hand printed etchings.
Linocut printmaking workshop, April 19, at The Craft Barn, Hadfield,10am-4pm. All material included. Spend a full day creating handprinted linocut prints. Go to lucygell.com/thecraftbarn for more details.

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

The society’s Portrait Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 9.30am-noon. For details contact Doreen Andrews 01629 824640.
n 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

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 Magdalena Aron for more details go to minoanmosaic.com
March 8, Evening Workshop 6-9pm (Mother’s Day – direct mosaic.)
March 11, Evening Workshop 6-9:30pm ( Mother’s Day.)
March 12, Day Workshop 10-1.30pm (Mother’s Day – direct mosaic.)
March 15, Day Workshop 10-1:30pm Mother’s Day.)

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

Pam Smart Studio, Buxton

Beginners Acrylics, March 10, 10am-4pm. You will be guided through a range of activities, exploring colour mixing, working with different brushes, layering and painting without brushes.
Creative Collage, March 28,10am-4pm.
Beautiful Buildings​, April 4, 10am-4pm. Combine elements of architecture to create striking, bold and contemporary work.
All materials, refreshments and lunch included with the course fee. For more details go to pamsmart.co.uk 

Pauline Townsend Silk Painter

Workshops for beginners and improvers in Buxton. The new 2020 workshop schedule is now 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

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. Materials are included but please bring your own canvas or paper, and wear old clothes. 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

Liz Wellby, Observing the Ordinary with Line and Wire,
March 3.
Sharon Mayfield Creative Journaling Workshop, March 4.
Sue Lewis-Blake, Art Appreciation talk, 5.30-6.30pm, March 5.
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.
To book, phone 01335347425 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.
n 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.