What’s on this month

Exhibitions and galleries

Ashbourne Festival Summer Art Exhibition, Town Hall Ballroom

Submitted work by local professional and amateur artists and the work of invited artists including, painters Val Hudson and Liz Salter; sculptor Sue Allanson, photographers Daniel Shiel and Mary Wardle (you can read more about Mary on page 9 of the online edition), the Parkwood Pottery and paper artist Maggie Cullen. The exhibition is on from June 23-30, 11am-5pm. 

Ashford Art Group Exhibition, Old School, Ashford in the Water 

For nine days throughout Well Dressing Week, until June 3, from 10am-5 pm. Admission free.

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 café there are selected works by gallery artists: Jill Kerr, Kathy MacMillan, Susan Johnson, Kate Pheasey, Pentimento Ceramics, Sarah Myatt and more. Opening hours: as Pavilion Gardens. Please telephone to check before your visit 01298 23114. Go to galleryinthegardens.co.uk for details.

The Art Room, Wilkin Hill, Barlow

Steel and Stone featuring sculptors Jason Heppenstall and Andrew  Vickers, May 26-June 3, 11am-5 pm.
Room with a View, June 5-June 10, 11am-4.30pm, featuring the work of local artists including Angus Stokes, Brenda Williams, Ingo Herrmann, Eddie Hallam, Lesley Nason, Neil Hodgkinson, Patricia Lane and Carl Longmate. 

Astound, Nicholson Gallery, Leek

Contemporary art exhibition by the students of Leek School of Art for their undergraduate end-of-year degree show, until June 9, 10am-3.30pm daily except Sundays and bank holidays.

Banks Mill Studios, Derby

June 1-29, Green Door Printmaking Studio’s first ever Derby Print Open. More information can be found online at: http://www.derbyprintopen.org 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. 

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Hill is the story of one Derbyshire hill near Wirksworth told in photography, moving image, sculpture, poetry and song. On until June 6, it will showcase the work of photographer Kate Bellis, sculptor Sally Matthews, a film by film-maker Gavin Repton, poetry by Lucy Peacock and a song by Carol Fieldhouse.
The Derbyshire Open 2018, Saturday June 23-August 31.

Chatsworth House, Chatsworth

Chatsworth Renewed; Sowing Colour by Natasha Daintry and Linder Sterling Exhibition, all until October.

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show June 6-10.

Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery, Chesterfield

Reincarnated Rubbish: Endangered and Extinct – a creative recycling exhibition by artist Vall Hunt, from June 16-September 30.

Chesterfield Art Club, Cavendish Village Hall, School Lane, Beeley

Exhibition by members of the Chesterfield Art Club in conjunction with the Beeley in Bloom Open Gardens weekend, June 23-24, 10am-4.30pm.

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 Mark Beresford, see left. The gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Go to cromfordstudioandgallery.weebly.com for details. 

The Derwent Gallery, Grindleford

A Walk in the Peaks, until July 29. Paintings are in a variety of media by the gallery’s artists including  work by Ken Burton, Kristan Baggaley and Tim Hulley. Open 11am to 4pm Thursday to 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, Preview May 26 from 10am-2pm exhibition continues into July. Telephone 01629 733310.

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

Ashbourne artist M D Hyde. Expressive acrylic paintings about life as a person living with depression, Until July 28. You can read more about Martin on page 32 of the online edition.
To celebrate its 40 years as a city, members of Derby City Photographic will be depicting Derby’s renaissance as a centre of commerce, culture, heritage and education. Combining framed pictures with audio-visual, the images will showcase Derby until July 28. More details at deda.uk.com 

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

The Art of Industry: From Joseph Wright to the 21st Century, until June 17. For more details go to derbymuseums.org

Dovedale Arts Festival, Izaak Walton Hotel, Thorpe

Visual Art Exhibition June 8-10 with paintings  by Kit Allsopp, Anne Lever, Caroline McAdam Clark, ceramics by Jane Rye and Bridget Whitehouse, collages by Kate Scott and prints by the Society of Wood Engravers and Suzanne Cooper. For details go to dovedalearts.co.uk

Duffield Gallery, Town Street, Duffield

Special exhibition by three of Derbyshire’s top landscape artists, June 21-July 7. See more details on page 26 of the online edition. 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

Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold Estate, Ashby de la Zouch

Woodlands, until June 17, inspired by woodlands and all that reside in them, artists and designer-makers will be working in various mediums to portray their interpretation of the theme. Go to ferrersgallery.co.uk.

Gallerytop, Rowsley

Print – Wood Engravings by the Society of Wood Engravers and more, June 11-30. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. More details at gallerytop.co.uk 

The Gallery, High Street, New Mills

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

The Green Man Gallery, Buxton

I Went to the Woods and The Properties of Water –Two new photographic collections by Caroline Small exploring the many moods of woodland and water, until June 23.
Passion for the Peak – Julie Knowles, Margaret Jefford and Patricia Lane, until June 20. Free entry. For more details go to the gallery’s facebook page or thegreenmangallery.com

Hadfield Open Art Show,
Hadfield Hall and The Craft Barn

The eighth Hadfield Open Art Show is on June 9 and 10 with a preivew evening on June 8. Entries have been invited from artists across Glossopdale and they will be submitted on June 5. For more details go to hadfieldhall.wordpress.com

Hall of Frames, King Street, Belper

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

The Harley Gallery, Welbeck

Form and Function is a new exhibition by Adam Frew taking inspiration from the dramatic coastal and rural landscapes of the potter’s home near the Giant’s Causeway on the north coast of Northern Ireland.
More details at harleygallery.co.uk

Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby

Sculptures by two Normandy artists, Sue Riley and Jasper Lyon, and the paintings of Derbyshire Life magazine’s Landscape Artist of the Year 2016 Peter Watson. Sue Riley creates pieces in bronze resin which are a delight to the eye of exquisite small feminine forms. Jasper Lyon’s sculptures are much larger with some even life-size animals as well as producing tableaux for museums. The exhibition is on from June 17-July 1 with a preview from noon-4pm on June 17.
The gallery is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am-5pm and weekends from noon-5pm. Go to ingleby-gallery.co.uk for details. 

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

As well as fine art cards and gifts there is a gallery space at the shop in the heart of Buxton and there will be regular exhibitions during the year. Go to Isla–Fine Art on facebook for more details.

Jarva Gallery, Market Street, Whaley Bridge

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

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

Rock ‘n’ Roll! by Gillian Woolley Swift, June 2-29. See facing page.The gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm and 11am-3.30pm on Sundays. Wednesdays by appointment only. Details at leabrooksartscomplex.com

The Makers, 47 Church Street, Ashbourne

Art and gifts made by UK artists, designers and makers. Currently exhibiting work by Long Eaton artist Joy Pitts who turns clothing labels into works of art. 

The Marlow Gallery, The Close, Church Square, Melbourne

Contemporary paintings, ceramics, sculpture and glass. Email Emily Daley at studio@themarlowgallery.co.uk or call 07980550812 to book an appointment to view. For details go to themarlowgallery.co.uk 

The Manger Gallery, Kings Newton, Melbourne

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

Northend Nostalgia, North End, Wirksworth

The photography of Sheffield-based Brian Adams, part of the Four Sea Quartets project, until July 7. Open Thursday to Saturday 10am-4pm.

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

Michael Porter,  until June 16.
Constructed depth: Fragments and contraditions by photographer Aly Jackson, June 30, 3pm-5.30pm and continuing until August 11. 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.

Purple and Grey, Fresh and Unframed, Tansley Village Hall

All artists are welcome to show their new and unframed artwork June 29-30 at Tansley Village Hall more details available at purpleandgrey.co.uk

QUAD Derby

A new exhibition by Mark Neville, entitled Battle Against Stigma which aims to address the stigma of mental health problems in the military, until June 24. Go to derbyquad.co.uk for more 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

Prints and Bookarts: Peter Knight, until June 16.
Daniel Dytrych, portrait photography, June 23-July 21. More details at smallprintcompany.com

St John Street Gallery, St John Street, Ashbourne

My Place by Sue Prince, see more details on page 25. The gallery is open 9.30am-5pm, Monday-Saturday. For more details go to stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

Tarpey Gallery, High Street, Castle Donington

Starting Point by Jim Tarpey, May 31-June 17 with a launch event from 2-5pm on June 2. Read more about Jim’s work on page 30.
The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday 10am-5pm. More details at tarpeygallery.com 

Two Birds Gallery, Borough Street, Castle Donington 

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

U Choose Smoothie Art Gallery, Ilkeston

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

V21 Gallery, 21 Cornmarket, Derby, Above The Book Cafe

Go to v21art.space for details of any exhibitions in this new gallery. Read more about the duo behind the enterprise on page 24.

West Studios, Chesterfield

Chesterfield College Arts Festival, Monday, June 18-Friday, June 29. Join Chesterfield College in celebrating the fantastic work their students have produced by coming to the arts festival. West Studios will have the photography groups displaying their work in the studio. 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 more details.


Belper Arts Festival

Marde Hen Productions present an evening of new writing, Mixed Up!, May 31-June 2, at the Strutts Centre, Belper. It contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature, tickets from ticketsource.co.uk/mardehenproductions
Derwent Theatre presents Diva, a play by the Belper Arts Festival co-ordinator George Gunby, which is set in a changing room and tells the story of a Hollywood superstar Virginia Wilson returning to England.
It is at The Unitarian Chapel, Field Row, Belper, on June 9, at 7.30pm; The Playhouse, Hasland, Chesterfield, June 23 and The Medway Centre, Bakewell, July 14. Tickets from belperpartsfestival.org

Buxton Opera House, Buxton and Pavilion Arts Centre

The Kite Runner, based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel.May 29-June 2 at 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30pm on the Wednesday and Saturday.
For more details go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Chatsworth Players, Chatsworth House Theatre, Chatsworth

Noel Coward’s hilarious Blithe Spirit in Chatsworth’s unique and atmospheric family theatre from June 20 to 23.
The Chatsworth Players were formed to perform in the theatre after it opened a decade ago and stage two classic performances every year.  On Friday evening you can also enjoy a pre-show black-tie dinner at Chatsworth. Book early – these shows sell out quickly. Call Lindsay on 01629 810113 or go to chatsworthplayers.com 

Derby Theatre, Derby

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks. The stage version by Rachel Wagstaff is being presented by Birdsong Productions Ltd in association with The Original Theatre Company. Marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Birdsong tells the story of the passionate and dangerous affair between a young Englishman Stephen Wraysford and the beautiful Isabelle Azaire, June 11-16.
The Selfish Giant, for families, June 9, 12.30pm and 3pm.
Kubla Khan, a multi-sensory pleasure dome of a show for people aged three to 19 in three distinct versions: for those with profound and multiple learning disabilities; those on the autism spectrum and for those who are deafblind, all sessions are on June 16 and 17. Check for full details with the theatre.
The Wizard of Oz, a CS production by Centre Stage Theatre Arts, a Derby based musical youth theatre company, June 21-23, 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30pm on the Saturday.
Scratch That Itch, hosted by Derby Theatre and In Good Company, June 23, 6pm. Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for tickets.

Derby Theatre Studio

The Classic Project, Arch 468 presents a Theatre in the Mill commission written and performed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord, June 1, 8pm.
The Bee Project, by Laura, Ryder and Co, June 8, 8pm.
Patrick Monahan: Rewind Selector 90s, June 10, 8pm.
Barbara Nice, June 22, 8pm. More details at derbytheatre.co.uk

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

People’s Theatre Company present There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly, a family show, June 3, 2pm.
Kaleidoscope Players present Return of the Forbidden Planet, loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the sci-fi classic film Forbidden Planet, June 14-16.
Watson Players, Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench, a comedy by John A Penzotti, June 20-23.
Grace The Lighthouse Girl, songs and music by Phil Baggaley and directed by Daniel Ellis. Following the success of The Same Sky and Silver Darling this brand new musical brings to life the remarkable and moving story of Grace Darling. It features a 12-piece band, June 27.30.Tickets from derbylive.co.uk

Matlock Gilbert and Sullivan Society

The Sorcerer, Medway Centre, Bakewell, June 7-9. For tickets go to the medwaycentre.co.uk or telephone Nic Wilson on 01629 812276.


Buxton Opera House, and Pavilon Arts Centre, Buxton

The Royal Ballet presents a live screening of Swan Lake at Buxton Cinema, June 12, 7.15pm.For more details go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

Silk Road, presented by Agudo Dance Company, June 7, 7.30pm.A universal and personal story of East meets West in the 21st century. In collaboration with the Indian dancer Mavin Khoo, Agudo weaves his Flamenco roots with a unique contemporary style. More details at deda.uk.com


Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Buxton Buzz Comedy Club, June 1, 8pm. Headlining is Andy Watson and he will be joined by Paul Thorne and Howard Walker. More information at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Cabaret Boom Boom, Medway Centre, Bakewell

Live fun returns to Bakewell on June 22 at 8pm. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets at medwaycentre.co.uk

Funhouse Comedy Club, various locations 

The Old Bell, Derby, June 29, Russell Hicks, Ben Briggs, and Joby Mageean,with compere Tony Cowards

Blessington Carriage, June 4, headlining the night will be the quietly confident, appealing and quick-witted Ben Briggs who takes his audience on a hilarious journey with his amazingly funny stories.The support is the genial Andy Barr with his unique tales and personal experiences; he draws the audience into his world.
Also appearing will be the refreshingly honest Calum Stewart, with his self-deprecating deadpan humour and the cheeky, likeable Jim Bayes telling his well crafted jokes and silly stories.Compere for the night will be the lively and likeable Spiky Mike. Book tickets for all shows at funhousecomedyclub.co.uk

Spoken word

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Joss Naylor and Steve Chilton, Lowepro Buxton Adventure Festival talk, June 19, 7.30pm.For tickets go to buxtonfestival.co.uk

Derby Theatre, Derby

Ken Clarke MP in conversation with Alan Johnson, June 1, 7.45pm.
The Mozart Question, narrated by Sir Michael Morpurgo, June 9, 7.30pm.
An Evening with England’s World Cup Winner Sir Geoff Hurst, June 17, 7.30pm.
Dan Snow – The History Guy, June 25, 7.30pm. For tickets go to derbytheatre.co.uk

Derby Poetry Society

Pat Winslow reads her own poetry, June 8. 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.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

The Adventures of Andy Kershaw, June 2.
Professor Robert Winston, June 7, 7pm.
Mark Beaumont, June 7, 7.30pm.
Germaine Greer, June 8, 7.30pm. All speakers are part of the Derby Book Festival. Go to derbylive.co.uk for tickets.

Matlock Storytelling Cafe,
Imperial Rooms, Matlock

A Spell In Time, an acclaimed British-Bulgarian storytelling company that brings the power and magic of Bulgaria’s myths and folk tales to UK audiences will be presenting A Bear’s Son on June 1.
Performers are: Moni Sheehan, storyteller, and Ivor Davies, musician. Always 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.


Rock and Pop

Alstonefield Village Hall

Jon Allen – BBC Radio 2 play-listed singer promotes his new album, Blue Flame, May 26, 8pm. Tickets £15 on-line at WeGotTickets.com, or call 01335 310322/email avgconcerts@gmail.com.

Buxton Opera House, and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

The Little Mix Experience, June 3, 3pm.
Killer Queen, June 8, 7.30pm.
Bla Bla Bla, Buxton Local Artists, a night of live music from some of the area’s top bands, Jnue 10, 7pm.
Dave Finnegan’s Commitments, June 15, 7.30pm.
Mark Anthony as Prince, June 21, 7.30pm.Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s Woodside Festival, Woodside Farm, Pit Lane, Shipley

A day of live music, art, wild activities and good food and drink; all in support of local wildlife, June 16. This festival is about being entertained while getting closer to nature. The line-up includes The Tin Pigeons, Alex Blood and the Diggers, Strizzy Strauss, Scribble Victory, The In-Here Brothers, Charlotte Evans, Jamie Joseph, The Rogue Embers and Left Hand Drive. For tickets go to woodsidefestival.com or the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust website and shops.

Dubrek Studios, Becket Street, Derby

Ganglions, Bear Makes Ninja and Possum, June 29.
Go to dubrek.co.uk for more details.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sensation, ABBA Tribute Band, May 31 and June 1. For tickets to go derbylive.co.uk

Queen’s Head, Belper

Celebrate Our NHS with Robb Johnson, June 9,
Intarsia featuring Jo May and Sarah Matthews, June 22. For more details go to queensheadbelper.weebly.com 

The Venue, Derby

Tony Christie, June 8.
More details from livemusicderby.co.uk

Folk and Jazz

Alstonefield Village Hall

Natalie Duncan, jazz/soul singer and superb pianist, returning by popular demand, June 23. 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

Woody Mann, June 21, 7.30pm.

Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield

More details at chesterfieldjazz.wordpress.com

Chesterfield Folk Club, Chesterfield Library Theatre, New Beetwell Street, Chesterfield

Vikki Clayton and Pete Morton, a fabulous double-header to end the current season on June 8.
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.
Pete is the ever-popular singer-songwriter from Leicester and his performances are always exciting to watch. More details at chesterfieldfolkclub.org

Chesterfield Canal Trust Festival  Concerts

As part of their festival this summer, the Chesterfield Canal Trust is delighted to be putting on two evening concerts. On June 29 it will welcome the Swing Commanders and on June 30 it will present Some Antics and Judy Dunlop and Jon Scaife. Both concerts start at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from canalrivertrust.org.uk

Derby Jazz, various Derby venues

Miles Ahead, jazz workshops for children, University of Derby, Pybus Street, June 10, free.
Play Jazz, jazz workshops for adults, University of Derby, Pybus Street, June 27.
Go to derby-jazz.co.uk for details.

Derby Theatre

The Big Chris Barber Band, June 27, 7.30pm. For tickets go to derbytheatre.co.uk

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

The Sunday BuskStop, May 15. Free gig featuring local troubadour, Charlie Moritz, with soup, bread and cake for lunch. Free entry; donations invited. noon to 2pm.
Harp and a Monkey, June 30. See more details on page 49.
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 

Singers and musicians in the bar, 8pm, every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
June 13, Railcar 49.
June 27, Rosie Arnfield,
Go to folkandblues.wixsite.com for more details or call 07913331078. 

Tideswell Theatre, The Institute, Tideswell

Brought to the village by Tideswell Theatre, Cenote is a duo consisting of Carol Fieldhouse (songwriter, vocals, piano and guitar) and Nigel Corbett (violin, bouzouki and guitar), June 9. Tickets from Tideswell Post Office and Litton Shop, and online at ticketsource.co.uk/tideswelltheatre or 0772 9983005. More information about the music at carolfieldhousemusic.com

Village Folk, The Lawns Hotel, Chellaston, Derby

Kim Lowings and The Greenwood, June 9. Details at villagefolk.org

Classical Music

Bakewell Town Hall, Bakewell

String Quintets and Sextets, Strauss, Mozart and Brahms, May 27, 7.30pm. More details at bakewelltownhall.co.uk

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Coffee Concert, All Saints Brass, June 1, 1pm.
Annual Gala Concert from the Peak District Music Centres, June 17, 2pm and 7pm.
The Kinder Children’s Choirs of the High Peak, In the Mood, June 23, 7.30pm.
Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Chapel Ladies Choir, Buxton Methodist Church

Concert on June 30 at 7.30pm. The guests on this occasion will be Saddleworth Male Voice Choir.

Tickets will be available from Hall’s Mica Hardware Store, in Chapel. For details go to chapel-en-le-frithladieschoir.co.uk

Chapel Male Voice Choir

Long Way to Tipperary – Celebrating 100 years of the founding of the choir by returning servicemen, and the end of the Great War,
A series of three free concerts held across the High Peak. The first is at All Saints Church, Glossop on Saturday June 30 at 7.30pm. The choir will perform an evening of songs , popular at the time of the conflict. (Part-funded by the National Lottery.)

Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir, Chesterfield Parish Church (the Crooked Spire) 

Summer Concert entitled A Summer Celebration on June 30 at 7.30pm The programme will include works from John Rutter’s Anthems, European Sacred Music and Great Oratorio Choruses. They are delighted to welcome celebrated organist Jonathan Scott who will be joining them for this concert. Tickets can be obtained from choir members and Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre in Rykneld Square, 01246 34577718 and chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk. Tickets are also available online atchestphilchoir.org.uk and at the door on the evening of the concert.

Derby Cathedral, Derby

Summer Lunchtime Concerts, beautiful music in a beautiful setting all for free, 1pm-1.45pm every Friday.
Hannah Gobbett, clarinet, June 1.
Derby VoiceBox, June 8.
G-Mizz, Percussion, June 15.
Derby Arts Festival, June 22.
Adrian Lord, piano recital, June 29.
Luca Luciano, clarinet recital, July 6.
Gareth Stevens, Strig Quartet, July 13.
The Come and Sing Duruflé Requiem, June 23.
More details from derbycathedral.org

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 can be purchased at ticketsource.co.uk/date/483542

Glebe Field Centre, Crich

Award-winning ladies a capella group Ignite are performing at the Glebe, Crich, at 7.30pm on June 22. 
The concert is in aid of CHIKs, the local charity supporting families in Aduwa, Kenya, who are fostering homeless children. Also performing is Ukuladies +1 a popular women’s ukulele band which has evolved from the Fishpond Choir. Tickets £10 from the Glebe or 01773 857894, Deirdre 01773 853722 or Heather 01773 856212.

Sitwell Singers

Songs for the Summer with Tom Corfield on the organ, June 23, The Moravian Church, The Settlement, Ockbrook. Tickets £10 under 16s free available from sitwellsingers.org.uk, 01332 662519, Foulds music shop or on the door.
A mixed programme of songs – some secular, some sacred, some silly – including works by Chilcott, Lennon and McCartney, Franck, Sullivan, Mendelssohn and more.

Workshops and Courses

Art Afloat, Birdswood narrowboat, Cromford Canal 

Read more about the courses on offer on page 35 of the online edition. To book email sales@birdswood.org or telephone 07552 055455.

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

Artcore, Charnwood Street, Derby

Art For Life, Wednesdays, 1-3pm.
Our Stories aims to bring together people from migrant communities in a series of art-based workshops, every Tuesday from 10am-noon. For details email info@artcoreuk.com or call 01332 384561.

Chesterfield Branch Embroiderers’ Guild

First Thursday of each month except August, 7pm-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

Raku Workshop with Andy Mason June 2, 10- 4pm, 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.

Derbyshire Adult Education, derbyshire.gov.uk/coursesearch

Various courses available at different venues including the Derbyshire Eco Centre, near Wirksworth and Sharp’s Pottery at Swadlincote as well as libraries and other centres. To book a place call 01629 533290, email swadlincote.ace@derbyshire.gov.uk or go to the website link, keyword ‘masterclass’.

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

Meetings are last Wednesday of the month, 1pm to 3pm.
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, 7pm-9pm. Contact Curtis Bollington 07880 535615. Over 16s only.
Young Yoga with Kerry Allsop for age 8 to 11, every Monday, 4pm to 4.45pm.  Booking: kerryallsop@icloud.com
Arabic Dance, every Tuesday, 1.30pm-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) with community arts company, Funny Wonders.
June, 2, 9, 16 and 24, Funny Wonders’ Carnival Project, free workshops for 11-18-year-olds. Make ‘gigante’ puppets and banners for the Buxton Carnival parade, 2pm to 4pm. More information at funnywonders.org.uk or email hello@funnywonders.org.uk.
June 10, Water Wonderland Drop-In Workshop, a family-friendly workshop where you can share fun ideas, design and make colourful water creatures to parade with or wave during the Buxton Carnival.
For further information and booking for other courses contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 unless otherwise stated.

Green Door Printmaking Studio, Banks Mill, Derby

For more details and to book online, visit: greendoor-printmaking.co.uk or call 07919 823 097.

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.

Helen Jagger, sustainable textile design

Drop-in sessions at St Ann’s Catholic Rooms, Buxton, Fridays, 9.15am-11.45pm. 
Buxton Campus, Buxton, Tuesday evenings in term time, 7pm-9pm. Contact the college on 08000 740099 to book. Guidance with a range of sewing projects. Go to helenjagger.co.uk for more details.

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

Meetings first Wednesday of the month, except January, from 2pm-4pm, visitors entrance is £4, May 2, Using wax crayons to colour flowers on fabric, stitch and chat.
June 6, Rowena Lovett talking about the Leek Embroideries. 

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

Artists sharing information, ideas and enterprise. The meetings take place on the first Saturday of every month from 10.30am-1pm. Beverages and cake cost £3.50, if required; everything else is free. Painters, sculptors and potters who have experience of exhibiting are invited to join the group. Go to leabrooksartscomplex.com for more details.

Kirstie Adamson, magazine collage, Banks Mill, Derby

Seascape workshop, July 14, 10am-3pm. Go to kirstieadamson.co.uk 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 ten students, £30.
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 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

Photography, Aly Jackson, June 24.
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. Carol Hill will be there with a watercolour en plein air course on June 6 and 7. 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

A full day workshop from 10am-4pm with materials and refreshments.
For details go to pamsmart.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: 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

Purple and Grey – courses for emerging artists

Purple and Grey Derbyshire Art Group meet on selected Wednesdays of each month 10.30am-12.30pm, at Tansley Village Hall. Go to purpleandgrey.co.uk for details.

QUAD, Derby

Happy Families Animation, June 9, from 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm, iPad animation workshop.
Happy Hours are free after-school creative workshops for ages five and above to look at what makes us happy, June 12 and 14, 4.30pm-5.30pm.
Go to derbyquad.co.uk for more details.

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, June 9, August 25 and October 13.
Create a Letterpress Print, May 26, June 23, 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 info@straightcurves.co.uk

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

Sue Prince, Introduction to Egg Tempera Folk Art, June 5.
Louise Jannetta, Woods In Summer, June 6.
Dave Gelder, Jewellery workshop, June 11.
Ruth Gray, Street Scenes Simplified, June 12.
Maggie Robertson, Working With Collage, June 14.
Valerie Dalling, photography workshop, June 20.
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 6pm-9pm and weekend throwing courses, Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Go to parkwoodthrowingcourses.co.uk for details.

Allison Turner Designs, 26 Derby Road, Long Eaton

Card Making – every Tuesday, 1pm-3pm
Scrapbooking – Thursday evening 5.30-7.30pm fortnightly. For more details of many other courses go to allisonturnerdesigns.co.uk

West Studios,
Sheffield Road, Chesterfield

Tutored Life Drawing Class by Wallspace Visual Arts, held the first Tuesday of the month. Contact John King on john@wallspacevisualarts.co.uk or phone 07795 804793.
 Creative Mash and Critique Night, June 12, 6pm – 8.30 – opportunity for creative and digital entrepreneurs and small businesses to present, chat and network. 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.