What’s on this month

Exhibitions and galleries

The Anvil Gallery, Derby

Work by artists including April Young, Kerri Pratt, Colin Halliday, Andrew Macara, Daniel Ablitt, Mark Gordon, and Heather Duncan. Go to aprilyoung.co.uk for details.

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.

Banks Mill Studios, Derby

Butterfly Cry: The story of Frida Kahlo Portraits and West End Girls with Christ of St John, by artist John McDonald. April 16-May 18, check opening times with the studios. Launch event April 20, 6pm-8.30pm.  For more details go to banksmill.co.uk or turn to page 31 of the online edition.

Baslow Pottery, Ivy House,
Nether End, Baslow

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

Blackberry Barn Studio, Bamford, S33 0AY

Open Studio Event May 5-7 and 11-12 with Sheffield Open Up. Jenny Mather invites you to experience her new dramatic paintings of the Upper Derwent land/river scapes and a series of exuberant still life works. Opposite her studio in St John’s Church will be some of her large meditational paintings. Jenny will be giving a third of all sales money to Christian Aid, Tear Fund and local charities. For further details go to jennymather.co.uk

The Anglers Rest Pub and Cafe, Bamford 

Throughout May Bamford artist Jenny Mathers will be exhibiting Diary of a Painting – the River Derwent dancing through the Chatsworth Estate. Jenny will be giving a third of all sales money to Christian Aid, Tear Fund and local charities. For further details go to jennymather.co.uk

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.

Chatsworth House, Chatsworth

Chatsworth Renewed is an exhibition on until October highlighting the work of those involved in the restoration work just carried out at the stately home.  Sowing Colour, a vivid installation of more than 200 porcelain pots by Natasha Daintry is now being exhibited in the Dome Room at Chatsworth. Natasha is a ceramicist of international acclaim known particularly for her experiments with glazes, using a high-white porcelain as the luminous ground on which to explore colour. For details go to chatsworth.org

Cromford Gallery and Studio, Market Place, Cromford

The artist of the month is printmaker Jill Kerr. Read more about her work below. The gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Go to cromfordstudioandgallery.weebly.com for details.

The Derwent Gallery, Grindleford

Landscapes In The Wild. The gallery features paintings by various artists including Gareth Buxton, Kristan Baggaley and Pauline Rignall. Open 11am to 4pm Thursday to Saturday and 1pm-4pm on Sundays, telephone 01433 630458.

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

Anon by photographers Maria Falconer and Paul Hill, until April 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.
This exhibition explores the interwoven histories of art and industry, this exhibition examines both the way that artists view industry and conversely the way that industry portrays itself.
The exhibition charts the change in the artists’ viewpoint from depicting industrial buildings set in sublime landscapes to representing the ‘dark satanic mills’ and technological power houses reaping havoc on the natural world. For more details go to derbymuseums.org

Duffield Gallery, Town Street, Duffield

Work by artists including James Preston, Phil Dyke, Steve Slimm, Lynn Smith, Colin Halliday and Paul Raymond Gregory. Open Thursday-Saturday, 10.30am-5pm and Sundays, 11am-3pm. Telephone 01332 840845 for more details.

Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold Estate, Ashby de la Zouch

Woodlands, March 30-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. It will feature work by Ingrid Karlsson. A wide selection of British designer-makers working in varied mediums. Go to ferrersgallery.co.uk for details.

Gallerytop, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley

Mark Preston, Solo Exhibition April 14-28. Read more on page 27 of the online edition.
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

The Spring Gathering – until April 25. Over 70 art works will be on display in this celebration of creativity across the region.  Public launch: March 31, 11am to 2.30pm.
Yarns and Threads – Traditional Craft Demonstration Day.
A celebration of stitching and knitting, lace making and crochet, spinning and weaving and possibly more, April 21, 11am to 4pm. Free entry. For more details go to the gallery’s facebook page or thegreenmangallery.com

Hall of Frames, King Street, Belper

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

Hallam Art Group Exhibition

Free exhibition May 5-7, 10-5pm. Refreshments available. Education Centre, Sheffield Botanical Gardens, S102LN http://www.hallamartgroup.wordpress.com

Ilkeston Arts and Crafts Festival, Cantelupe Centre, Market Place, Ilkeston

More than 25 local artists will be displaying their work, May 13, 11am-4pm. A selection of painting, drawing and photography will be available to view and buy. Ron Brooks will be demonstrating Chinese brush painting, and there will be glass fusing workshops available throughout the day (bookable slots) with local artist, Dawn Turner.
Rachel Carter and Kerry Wheatley will be here to display the plans for the Winding Garden for RHS Chatsworth 2018. If you wish to join the artists at the festival contact Paul Opiah at U Choose Smoothie Bar, Bath Street, Ilkeston on 07983 990140.

Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby

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

Buxton artist Pam Smart will be exhibiting in the shop’s gallery throughout April. 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 – jewellery, ceramics, original art, bronze sculpture and glassware, 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

Inspired by the sea, moors and woods, John’s work is full of drama and emotion, the observer can experience a feeling of remoteness and a sense of place. More than 300 original paintings are on show at his personal gallery in Bolsover. Go to connollyart.com for more details.

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

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

Leabrooks Gallery, Somercotes

Charles Wilby, A Green and Pleasant Land, April 1-27. More details on page 28 of the online edition.
The gallery is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm and 11am-3.30pm on Sundays. Wednesdays by appointment only. Details at leabrooksartscomplex.com

Little London Gallery, Church Street, Holloway

Featuring the work of resident artist Chris Tkacz. There are also prints by David Harban and Paul Hipkiss, paintings by Carol Hill and John Scott-Martin, textiles by Jacqui Wakeley and ceramics by Andrew Metheson.
The gallery is open from 9am-5pm Wednesday to Saturday. For details go to littlelondongallery.co.uk

The Makers, 47 Church Street, Ashbourne

Art and gifts made by UK artists, designers and makers. Check out what’s new on their facebook page.  Currently exhibiting work by Long Eaton artist Joy Pitts who turns clothing labels into works of art.

The Manger Gallery, Kings Newton, Melbourne

The current exhibition is Still – contemplative paints by Michael Cook, thoughtful book sculptures by Maggie Cullen, meditative ceramics by Ann Bates and inspiring lettering by Elizabeth Forrest.
A small atmospheric gallery housed in a 19th century stable which is part of the family home of artist Michael Cook where he exhibits his own work, Go to mangergallery.co.uk for details.

The Marlow Gallery, The Close, Church Square, Melbourne

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

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

Matlock Artists Society will be hosting a watercolour demonstrations by artist Paul Talbot-Greaves, whose work aims to reflect the rugged scenery of the landscape on April 21, 10am-noon. All are welcome, £5 entry includes refreshments.

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

Homage: Paintings by Stephen Snoddy and sculptural work by Richard Perry, until April 21. 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.

Open Up, various locations in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and the Peak District

Artists open studios May 5-7 and May 12 and 13, 11am-5pm. For more information go to openupsheffield.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. The exhibition, from March 30-June 24, is part of FORMAT International Photography Festival’s Off Year Programme. Also included is the UK premiere of Displaced Ukrainians, focusing on the plight of children in a zone of dispute and conflict.
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 

Open to visitors every Friday, 10am-4pm. Go to robwilsonart.co.uk for more details.

Smallprint Company, Friary Street, Derby

Looking Beyond – Wood engravings by Rob Chapman. Rob’s exhibition of intricately produced wood engravings is inspired by the landscape around his home, April 14-May 12. The first day of this exhibition coincides with The Smallprint Co’s first Open Day of the year. More details at smallprintcompany.com

St John Street Gallery, St John Street, Ashbourne

Maggie Robinson, A Touch of Realism, until April 14.
Throughout April work by ceramicist Zoe Marsh and painters Ruth Gray and Colin Halliday can be seen under the theme of An Explosion of Colour. Read more about this above. The gallery is open 9.30am-5pm, Monday-Saturday. For more details go to stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

Tarpey Gallery, High Street, Castle Donington

Impact and Interpretation, until April 22. Read more about this above right. 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 of the online edition.

West Studios, Chesterfield

Amanda McConnell: Happy World Photography exhibition, until April 11.

Chesterfield Embroiderers’ Guild, Over and Over and Over Again – an exhibition celebrating the historic mills in the Derwent Valley, April 14-May 11.
Read more about the guild on page 40 of the online edition. Go to chesterfield.ac.uk or email hello@weststudios.co.uk for more details.

Whynot Gallery, Lichfield Street, Burton upon Trent

Check out all the latest events, workshops and exhibitions on the whynotgalleryuk facebook page

Wirksworth Framing Company,
22 Market Place, Wirksworth

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

Theatre

Belper Arts Festival, Nell Gwynn, Strutts Centre, Belper

Tickets are now on sale for the showcase theatre event of the Belper Arts Festival this May.
Belper Captive Audience Theatre Company is presenting the unmissable musical adaptation of Jessica Swale’s award-winning, hilarious, West End musical hit, Nell Gwynn May 17-19. Read more on page 62.
For tickets go to belperarts.org or the Oxfam Books and Music shop, King Street, Belper.

Buxton Opera House, Buxton and Pavilion Arts Centre

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass, March 27-29.
Great Expectations, April 3-7.
Royal Shakespeare Company presents a pre recorded streaming of Macbeth, PAC, April 12, 7pm.
For more details go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Theatre, Derby

The Play That Goes Wrong, April 3-7, Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this multi award-winning smash hit comedy.
Spamalot – funnier than the Black Death! April 17-21.
Little Angel Theatre presents Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, April 8, 11.30am and 2pm.
Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for tickets.

Derby Theatre Studio

What Happened to Vandal Raptor, written and performed by punk poet Henry Raby, April 20, 8pm.
Curious Monkey in association with Northern Stage present Leaving by Paddy Campbell, April 7, 7pm. n Derby Theatre and the National Theatre present Connections 2018 – the East Midlands festival of youth theatre April 9-14.
More details at derbytheatre.co.uk

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

You’ve Got Dragons, presented by the Talking Flight Theatre Company. Based on the book by Kathryn Cave. A family show, March 28.
At Journey’s End from the Three Legged Dog Theatre, a new musical ghost story, April 4-6.
Summer Holiday, April 10-14. After nearly 50 years of presenting an annual revue show in Derby, this year Good Companions Stage Society have chosen to bring the legendary musical, Summer Holiday to the Guildhall stage.
The1963 film starring Cliff Richard is now a feel-good stage musical in Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan’s adaptation, with Don and his fellow London Transport bus mechanics journeying through Paris, the Alps, Italy and then Greece, along the way picking up three young girls in a clapped-out Morris Minor and a young American pop star on the run from her domineering mother; – all to the strains of a hit-filled score featuring In the Country, Summer Holiday, I Could Easily Fall in Love with You, Bachelor Boy, Move It, Living Doll, The Young Ones and On the Beach. A real taste of Great British nostalgia. For details go to derbylive.co.uk

High Tor Players – Absent Friends, Ashover, Wirksworth and Bakewell

High Tor Players present this Ayckbourn comedy at three venues Ashover Parish Hall, April 26,  Wirksworth Town Hall, April 27 and Bakewell Town Hall, April 28, all at 7.30pm.
Colin must be comforted in his grief over the death of his fiancee so his friends, who never met the girl, arrange a tea party for him. Understandably they are on edge wondering what to say, but there is more to their unease. Diane and Paul, John and Evelyn, and Marge and her husband, who is perpetually out of circulation with trivial illnesses are all kept together by a mixture of business and cross-marital emotional ties. By the time Colin arrives for tea… well go along and find out!
Tickets available 01629 733407 or for Bakewell only ticketsource.co.uk or 01629 810152.

Live and Local, various locations

Badapple Theatre, Amy Johnson, April 11, Anslow Village Hall, 7.30pm, tickets 01283 812849.
April 12, Taddington Village Hall, 7.30pm, tickets 01298 85384.
April 14, Whitwell Community Centre, 8pm, tickets 01909 723 490.
April 22, Chilwell Arts Theatre, Chilwell School, 7.30pm, tickets 07772 053412. More details on page 63.
Box Tale Soup – The Wind in the Willows, Melbourne Assembly Rooms, April 12, 5pm, tickets 01332 863522 and Shirebrook Village Hall, April 13, 7pm, tickets 01623 742475.
Third Party Productions, The Sagas of Noggin The Nog, The Playhouse, Chapel-en-le-Frith, April 22, 2pm, tickets 03336 663366.

Locko Amateur Dramatic Society, Spondon Village Hall, Sitwell Street, Spondon

Straight and Narrow, a comedy straight from the heart by Jimmie Chin, April 25-28, 7.30pm.
For tickets  email tickets@theladsdrama.co.uk or telephone 07746968582

Spoken word

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

John Beatty, presented by the LowePro Buxton Adventure Festival, April 11, 7.30pm.
Jason Donovan and his Amazing Midlife Crisis, April 28, 7.30pm.For tickets go to buxtonfestival.co.uk

Derby Poetry Society

April 13, Maria Fox: Benjamin Zephaniah – a controversial contemporary poet? 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

First Friday of the month. Doors open at 6.30pm with stories at 7.30pm. More details at matlockstorytellingcafe.co.uk

Scarthin Books, Cromford

Jon McGregor reading and book signing, Saturday April 21, 2pm 4pm. Jon McGregor will be reading from his latest novel Reservoir 13 with an atmospheric musical accompaniment (bring a smart phone if you have one). This is a free event, it is advised to arrive early to secure a place for the reading. Find out more at http://www.scarthinbooks.com

Scrivener’s Bookshop, Buxton

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

Spital Arts, St Leonard’s Church, Valley Road, Chesterfield 

From Sheep to Shawl. A journey through fleece and fibre and how they can be used, presented by Spital weaver Valerie Burrows, April 13, 7.30pm. Demos and a chance to have a go.
Tickets from the Spital Arts facebook page, spitalarts@gmail.com or 01246 220741.

Dance

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

TEN, Ace Dance and Music: April 12, 7.30m. At a time when more and more people find themselves having to leave their own lands, the concepts of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’ have become unsettlingly absent to millions across the world. Inspired by global migration, TEN is centred around the relationship between two brothers.
Full of intense physical power and very human fragility, TEN explores the concepts of ‘moving away’, looking at how and why people choose unimagined destinies over the lives they always thought they would live.
Ace Dance and Music continues its relationship with choreographer José Agudo, combining contemporary dance with an essence of Flamenco, Kathak and Ace’s own Afro-fusion style, TEN is a visceral and exhilarating dance production.
Deda and Hopfrogs Dance School: Tea Dance, April 18, 2pm-4pm. The monthly tea dance session offers an easy afternoon of mixed dancing in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy popular Sequence, Ballroom and Latin American dances – new and old. Relax in sociable company with steps to suit everyone’s abilities. Everyone is welcome – no partner needed.Hosted by Déda and professional dance teachers from Hopfrogs Dance School.
University of Derby Joint Honours Degree Show, April 21, 7.30pm. An evening premiering original dance pieces created and choreographed by the third-year dance students on the Joint Honours Dance and Movement Studies or Creative Expressive Therapies (CET) dance pathways at the University of Derby.
DeNada Dance Theatre presents Spanish choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra’s TORO, a new, gender questioning, Hispanic take on the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, April 27, 7.30pm.
Flamendo Express, April 28, 7.30pm – an extravagance of raw, heart-wrenching flamenco – with sizzling soloist La Joaquina, guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo and the power and grace of Alejandro Molinero. The evening will be accompanied by acknowledged heir to the legends of flamenco song, and custodian of its future Pedro Sanz – whose voice lifts the dancer above the stage as if on wings. More details at deda.uk.com

Comedy

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Buxton Buzz Comedy Club, April 6, 8pm with Tanyalee Davis headlining.
Jon Richardson, Old Man, April 11, 8pm.
Milton Jones is Out There, April 15, 8pm.
Dara O’Briain, Voice of Reason, May 1, 8pm.
Joe Lycett, May 2, 8pm.
Daliso Chaponda, May 5, 8pm
More information at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Theatre

Rob Rouse: Are You Sitting Comfortably? April 28, 8pm.
Count Arthur Strong is Alive and Unplugged, April 29, 8pm.
Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for tickets.

Derby Arena, Derby

As part of his latest UK stand-up tour entitled, Spoiler Alert, award-winning comedian and writer Ed Byrne asks whether as a nation we are spoiled, then turns the question upside down and shakes it until the funny falls out.
His live work has built up legions of fans and he remains the observational stand-up to see and is not to be missed. April 20, 8pm.
Go to derbylive.co.uk for tickets.

Funhouse Comedy Club, various locations 

The Old Bell, Derby, March 30, Marki Simmons, Mandy Muden and Jonny Lennard, with Barry Dodds.
April 27, Mark Maier, Alistair Barrie and Jack Barry, Compere Stevie Gray

Willington Dragon , April 1, Sully O Sullivan, Mandy Muden and compere Fran Jenking.
May 6, Wes Zaxharuk, Andy Kind and compere Dave Bryon.

Blessington Carriage , April 9, Champions Special Gong Show. See ten winners of the Should I Stay or Should I Go? competition battle it out for a £100 prize. Compere Spiky Mike. Book tickets for all shows at
funhousecomedyclub.co.uk

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Shappi Khorsandhi will be performing Mistress and Misfit on Friday May 4, from 8pm. In her new comedy show, Shappi presents England’s unsung heroine, Emma Hamilton.
“For too many years she has been known as just ‘Nelson’s mistress’, a bit of a harlot. Yes, she occasionally danced on tables naked, but who hasn’t?”
Shappi is inspired by Emma, although she never wants hair big enough to house mice in.
Tickets from derbylive.co.uk

Music

Rock and Pop

Alstonefield Village Hall, Alstonefield

Aynsley Lister, April 28, 7.30pm.Influenced from an early age by the 60s rhythm and blues era, Lister takes these key elements and mixes them with a more current and melodic lyrical approach.
He was the only British artist to be featured in Classic Rock’s Top 10 Contemporary Blues Rock Artists. Tickets online at WeGotTickets.

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Hello Again, the story of Neil Diamond, March 30, 7.30pm.
Judy and Liza, March 31, 7.30pm.
Fastlove, A tribute to George Michael, April 1, 7.30pm.
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, April 8, 7.30pm.
The South, April 12, 7.30pm.
The Drifters, April 13, 7.30pm.
The Carpenters’ Story, April 14, 7.30pm.
Judie Tzuke, April 19,7.30pm.
Kim Wilde, April 20, 8pm.
The Bootleg Beatles, April 22, 7.30pm.
Wuthering Heights, the music of Kate Bush, featuring Rachel Sinnetta and her Rubber Band, April 27, 7.30pm.
Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Bakewell Oxfam Supporters Group Rock ‘n’ roll, Bakewell Town Hall

Bakewell Oxfam Supporters Group invite you to Rock ‘n’ Roll for Oxfam on Sunday April 22, 2pm-5pm.The Backseat Jivers will provide live music; Heather Clements of Hopfrogs Dance School, will run a Rock ‘n’ Roll dance workshop and the Bakewell Oxfam group will provide the tea and cake. Tickets, £10, from Bakewell Book and Gift Shop or reserve on 01629 815469 or 812104. Proceeds for Oxfam.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

April 26, the sounds of the Eagles from Talon, a band who aim to faithfully re-create the music of the Eagles with honesty, respect and reverence. Sitting on bar stools and armed with no more than their trademark four part vocal harmony, acoustic instruments and laid back banter, Talon will leave audiences spellbound as they perform their own arrangements from a wide range of acoustic classics.
For tickets to go derbylive.co.uk

Queen’s Head, Belper

Bonfire Radicals April 27.
SoulDeep Fusion May 4.
Rock for the Homeless, May 12. For more details go to queensheadbelper.weebly.com

The Venue, Derby

April 5, Radar Love – Peach, Shadowlark and TFAS.
April 13, Super Hans.
April 20, Absolute Bowie Band.
April 26, Radar Love – No Hot Ashes, Black Dog, Anthem and Public Conscience. More details from livemusicderby.co.uk

Folk and Jazz

Bakewell Oxfam

Bakewell Oxfam Supporters Group invite you to a Jazz Breakfast with The Steve Salfield Quartet on April 8, 10.30am-12.30pm at Bakewell Medway Centre. Sumptuous continental breakfast, good coffee, Sunday papers all to the sound of mellow jazz. Tickets available at Bakewell Book and Gift Shop or reserve by phoning Jude 01629 815469 or Daryl 01629 813209. Proceeds to Oxfam.

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

The Butterfly House Cafe, The Torrs, Market Street, New Mills

Mr Wilson’s Second Liners, Lazlo Baby and Jilah Bakhshayesh, April 7, doors 7.30pm. All proceeds to Music In Hospitals and Care. Tickets online from newmillsfestival.co.uk or telephone 07753842861.

Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield

Jazz vocalist Sue McCreeth, April 19, 8.30pm. More details at chesterfieldjazz.wordpress.com

Derby Jazz, various Derby venues

Gary Reader Band, The Cube, Deda, April 6.
SoulDeep Fusion Trio Plus One, The Courtyard, Derby, April 20. A potent mix of the hottest electric jazz.
Yana, The Cube, Deda, May 4.
Go to derby-jazz.co.uk for details.

The Flowerpot, Derby

Acoustic Wednesdays, Woolley and Archer, April 4.
Singer songwriter Connor Adams will join Derbyshire’s own Blair Dunlop on April 5.
The Christians, April 13.
Colin Blunstone, April 20.
For details go to rawpromo.co.uk

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

The Sunday BuskStop. Free lunchtime gig by local musicians with soup, bread and cake for lunch and excellent company. noon-2pm.
Sarah McQuaid, April 22. More details on page 55.
Contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 for tickets.

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.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Fans of folk can’t miss out on Scottish songwriter Kris Drever, who celebrated a decade of critical and commercial success last year by winning both BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The Year 2017 and Best Original Track 2017 April 23.
n Irish Legends The Fureys are in Derby as part of their 40th Anniversary tour for a great night of music, songs and stories.
Go to derbylive.co.uk for details.

Live & Local, various event at various locations

Harp and a Monkey: The Importance of Digging Holes, The Great War and More, Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills, April 21, 7.30pm. Tickets on 01663 308202.
Sheesham and Lotus and Son, The Verney Institute, Pleasley, April 28, 8pm, tickets 01623 810035 and Crich Glebe Field Centre, April 29, 7.30pm, tickets 01773 853260.
Zoe Gilby Quartet, Kirk Langley Village Hall, May 4, 7.30pm, tickets 01332 824403.
Dan Walsh in Concert, North Wingfield Resource Centre, May 4, 8pm, tickets 01246 856 451.
Go to liveandlocal.org.uk for details of times and tickets.

The Old Hall Hotel, Hope 

Singers and musicians in the bar, 8pm, every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
Daria Kulesh with Marina Osman, April 8. A special evening of Russian music.
Ar Faoued, April 11.
Chris Ronald, April 25.
Go to folkandblues.wixsite.com for more details or call 07913331078.

Peak Concerts

Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan, April 21, Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale.
Brooks Williams and Hans Theessink, May 19, Imperial Rooms, Matlock.
More details at peakconcerts.co.uk

PR Promotions, various locations

Narthen in Concert, April 20, 8pm, Nailers Football Club, Belper.
Barry Coope, Lester Simpson, Fi Fraser and Jo Freya make up this exciting new line-up.
Original and traditional songs on piano, melodeon and fiddle, not forgetting their wonderful four voices in harmony. Tickets from Ticket Hotline 01773 853428

Village Folk, The Lawns Hotel, Chellaston, Derby

Moore Moss Rutter will be appearing at Village Folk as part of their New Album Launch Tour.

Widely regarded as three of the best players of traditional folk among a precociously gifted generation, their finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency.
Liberally sprinkled with a modern electro-acoustic grit, this trio has as much to do with contemporary music as it does with folk or baroque. April 14 for tickets go to villagefolk.org

Classical Music

Bakewell Town Hall, Bakewell

Town Hall Chamber Series. Une Soirée Française. Music for flute, viola, cello and harp. Works by Ravel, Debussy, Fauré, Roussel and others, Katherine Baker (flute); Marie Leenhardt (harp); Christine Andersen (viola); Simon Turner (cello), April 21, Assembly Room Theatre, 7.30pm (Doors 7pm) Tickets from ticketsource.co.uk/date/370555. More details at bakewelltownhall.co.uk

Belper Recorders Group, Strutts Centre, Belper

The fourth Belper Arts Festival workshop – a fun programme of ‘royal’ celebratory music from the last five centuries with London-based musician, conductor and composer Peter Fender, 1.30pm (sign in and warm up from 1pm) to 4.30pm May 12.
For more details or to register your interest or to buy a ticket – please contact Marianne by phone: 01332 781991 or email: marianne.hulse@googlemail.com

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

English Touring Opera with Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro, March 23; Puccini: Il tabarro & Gianni Schicchi, March 24 and Rossini: Fireworks, March 25.
Coffee Concert, Alice Braithwaite and Rachel Fright, April 6, 1pm.Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir 

Handel’s Messiah on April 7 at 7.15pm. at Chesterfield Parish Church.
Featuring the Derbyshire Sinfonia Orchestra and soloists Caroline Taylor, Michael Gibson, Isabella Cheevers and Patrick Relph.
Tickets can be obtained from choir members and Chesterfield Visitor lnformation Centre in Rykneld Square, online at.chestphilchoir.org.uk and on the door.

Derby Cathedral, Derby

The London Concertant present Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight, April 20, 7.30pm. A classical treat from one of Britain’s finest ensembles. More details from derbycathedral.org

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

April 20, a concert by Martin Cousin (piano). Bach: English Suite No.6 in D minor BWV 811; Chopin: Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35; Brahms: Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op.5. More details are available at derbychambermusic.org

Derby Concert Orchestra, St Mary’s Church, Wirksworth
May 19, 7.30pm, Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments and Respighi Sibelius: Fountains of Rome Symphony No 1 in E minor. go to derbyconcertorchestra.co.uk for more details.

Derby Choral Union, Derby Cathedral

Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise), May 12, 7.30pm. More details from dcu.org.uk

Music at Duffield, Ecclesbourne School, Duffield

The Astaria String Quartet, April 21. Turina: The bullfighters’ Prayer; Bloch: In the Mountains (Two Sketches) and Haydn: The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross (complete).
The quartet have recorded their first album, Fiesta, a celebration of Spanish and Latin American music which includes compositions by Turina, Villa-Lobos and a first recording  of the Tango Ballet by Piazzolla for string quartet.
For more details go to musicatduffield.com.

Mayfield Music, St John the Baptist Church, Mayfield

The welcome return of jazz violin supremo Christian Garrick following last year’s spectacular success of the Budapest Café Orchestra – this time with a programme entitled Spirit of Stephane – an homage, in Christian’s inimitable style, to the fabled French fiddler Stephane Grappelli. Chris’s quintet will remember and celebrate Grappelli’s  incredible legacy of 79 years of music-making with a swinging show, April 22, 3pm. Tickets from penny@mayfieldmusic.org.uk  by telephone on 01335 342114 and at Natural Choice, St John’s Street, Ashbourne. Price £14 (£6 students)

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

Sarah Ewins violin, Heather Bills cello and Harvey Davies piano. Programme to include Shostakovich piano Trio and Ravels String Duo, April 8, 3pm. Full details available at pleyelensemble.com

Workshops and Courses

Alfreton Life Drawing Classes, Firs House, Firs Gardens,
Alfreton

There is no teacher, so you are free to express yourself artistically. Please bring your own materials and equipment. Everyone over 18 is welcome, £7 per session, Thursdays, 7pm-9pm. For further information contact Julie on 07881383282 .

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, which aims to bring together people from migrant communities in a series of art-based workshops, every Tuesday from 10am-12pm. For details email info@artcoreuk.com or call 01332 384561.

Bakewell Life Drawing Classes Friends Meeting House, Bakewell

Classes every week to term end on April 4, 2018, Wednesdays 1.30pm-4.30pm. All ability levels. Angus Stokes tutors with help and advice if requested. Male and female models. Short and long poses. Occasional character clothed model. Cartridge paper and drawing materials available. Easels welcome. Email: angus@angusstokes.com Facebook : facebook.com/angusstokesartist

Bakewell Community Arts Workshops, Medway Centre

Crafternoons – Third Friday of the month, during term time, 1pm–3pm. For further details call the Medway Centre on 01629 813638.

Creartii Art Studio, 17 Green Lane, Belper

Various workshops, after school clubs and courses available throughout the week.
Go to creartii.co.uk for detail.

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.

Cromford Mill, Cromford

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

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.
April 25: Expressive stitches – Speaker: Dionne Swift.
Go to glossopstitchedup.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.
Adult Dance Classes: For information or to book, call Catherine Farrimond, on 01298 70984.

Every day: 6×4: Inspired by Landscape. Drop-in and join this fundraising attempt. Entries can also be sent by post. Cost: £1 per entry.
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. More information at funnywonders.org.uk or email hello@funnywonders.org.uk.
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

Screen printing with Monotype, April 14, 11am-4pm.
Woodcut, April 14, 11am-4pm.
For more details and to book online, visit: greendoor-printmaking.co.uk or call 07919 823 097.

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.

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.

Louise West Lace Design
6 Friar Gate Studios, Ford Street, Derby

Evening classes in bobbin lace making, Tuesdays 6-8pm.
One-day workshops for a maximum of ten students, £30.
The next courses are on April 11 and May 5. Go to louisewestlacedesign.co.uk for booking details.

Little London Gallery, Holloway

Develop your studio practice and techniques with Chris Tkacz, at his Little London Gallery studio in Holloway near Matlock.
Contact Chris Tkacz by email at info@littlelondongallery.co.uk or telephone 01629 534825 for more details.

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 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.
Seam Gems – collages with acrylics, brusho, stencilling and more, April 19.
Fabulous Flowers, May 12, 10am-4pm. For more details go to pamsmart.co.uk

Pitchblue Creative, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth

Full day workshops from 10am-3.30pm with lunch and a half day is until 1pm. You can choose one day or two. 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, new members always welcome.
Next up is April 18. The next workshop at Tansley is Drama in Watercolour Landscapes with Bill Lupton on April 11.
Go to purpleandgrey.co.uk for details.

Small Print Company, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby

Beginners’ Bookbinding, April 28, June 9, August 25 and October 13.
Create a Letterpress Print, April 21, 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 6.30pm-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.

The Studios, New Mills

Intro to Linocut Printmaking. Create a two colour lino print with Lucy Gell. April 22, 10am-4pm.
Go to thestudios.co for more details.

St John Street, Gallery, Ashbourne

Wendy Darker, Chickens in Acrylic, April 5.
Louise Jannetta, Woods in Springtime, April 9.
Liz Welby, Getting Started with Brushes, April 16.
Sue Lewis-Blake, Monochrome Marks and the Impact of Colour, April 26.
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 6-9om 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 5.30pm-7.30pm fortnightly. For more details of many other courses go to allisonturnerdesigns.co.uk

West Studios,
Sheffield Road, Chesterfield

nTutored 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.
Photography – ten-week course Monday evenings from 6pm-9pm, starts April 9.
Silversmithing and Jewellery Making, ten-week course runs on Tuesday mornings 9am-12pm, starts April 10.Photoshop – a ten-week course running on Monday evenings from 6pm-9pm, starts April 9.
Ceramics Workshop:Intro: working with clay, six-week course. Starts Thursday, April 12, 1pm-4pm
Advanced Ceramic Techniques. six-week course. Starts Monday, April 9, 6pm-9pm.
Printmaking Skills: Intro to Print: Collagraph and Lino, five-week course. Starts Thursday, April 12, 6pm-9pm.
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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