What’s on this month

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Exhibitions and galleries

Art Café, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton 

Currently a spring exhibition of selected work by various artists.

Wildlife artist Eric Wilson, from March 20-May 12. The gallery is up the spiral staircase and is open daily from 11am-4pm. Call 01298 23114 for details.

Banks Mill Studios, Bridge Street, Derby

March 24-April 23, FORMAT17 – Banks Mill Studios will host work by four recent graduates; they were selected by a panel of FORMAT judges. They are Lisa Nix, Jane Jackson, Emily Garfoot and James Finney. Monday to Saturday 11am-5pm. 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.

Chatsworth House, Chatsworth

House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth is the historic house’s most ambitious exhibition to date, exploring the history of fashion and adornment. For more details go to chatsworth.org

Church Farm Art Gallery, Church Street, Baslow

The gallery is a showcase for both professional and talented amateur artists. Owner Norman Tomlinson, who paints mainly in watercolour, exhibits his own work, and others such as Caroline Appleyard, David Alderman, Mike Connley and Richard Towers. Open Thursday-Saturday 10.30am-5pm. On other days ring the bell or telephone 01246 582334. Go to churchfarmgallery.co.uk for more details.

Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery, Chesterfield

The gallery is hosting Drawing Connections – a prestigious exhibition featuring contemporary work by members of the National Society of Graphic Fine Art and, from its own collection, drawings by Joseph Syddall RA until March 31.

Cromford Mill Gallery, Cromford 

A solo exhibition of new work by Derbyshire landscape artist Paula Hallam. Paula works in acrylics and watercolours. The exhibition is on from March 17-23. The gallery is open from 1pm-4pm on the Friday and then 10am-4pm. For more information go to paulahallamartist on facebook.

Cromford Gallery and Studio, Market Place, Cromford

The featured artist this month is Karina Goodman and the featured maker is ceramicist Hillary Bellamy. See more details on page 29. The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am-5pm. Go to cromfordstudioandgallery.weebly.com for details.

Claim to Frame, 26 Market Place, Bolsover, Chesterfield

Original artwork by Derbyshire artist John Connolly is exhibited at this framing studio.

The Derwent Gallery, Main Road, Grindleford

Landscapes of the Peak District, by Kristan Baggaley. Painting the Dark and White Peak in mixed media, Kristan describes the changing mood across the landscape as the weather and the light move over the edges and moorland views. The exhibition is on from March 4. The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 11am-4pm. Go to derwentgallery.com for more details.

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

Three very different artists will be exhibiting this spring. Ruth Gray, Lyra Morgan and Del Coombs. Del’s exhibition, created from found items, will continue until the end of the year changing every four weeks. Ruth and Lyra will be exhibiting their work until March 4. More details at deda.uk.com

Etienne Gallery at In The Flow, Crown Square, Matlock

For the latest exhibitions go to jasonetienne.com

Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold Estate, Ashby de la Zouch

Fusion, until March 26. The gallery’s first exhibition of 2017 is a fusion of ideas and materials. For details go to ferrersgallery.co.uk

Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek

Into the Woods – an exciting exhibition by folk art painter Sue Prince and wood turner Chris Farrow, until April 1. Details at foxloweartscentre.org.uk

Gallery in the Gardens, Buxton

The gallery showcases the work of more than 40 artists and craftspeople from the High Peak Artists group. Open daily from 11am-4pm. Details at galleryinthegardens.co.uk

Gallerytop, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley

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

Nine Artists, an exhibition of new original paintings and drawings, March 11-31. See more details one page 29. 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

Retrospective – Chris Agnew and Doug Agnew, March 3-26 – an exhibition celebrating the work of two artists who played a significant part in the creative life of Buxton and the High Peak.
Doug was one of the original artist members of The Green Man Gallery and is fondly remembered by pupils from his career as an art teacher.
Chris worked for many years in hospital arts and was founder and artistic director of Funny Wonders Puppet Company. Chris died in 2013 and Doug early in 2016. The exhibition features paintings, drawings, mixed media, sketch books, a host of hand-made puppets and examples of shadow puppetry.The launch party at 7pm on March 3 includes a shadow show created from scratch on the night and live music by Laurie and Kieran Agnew and friends.
There is art by the Green Man Gallery’s resident artists throughout the gallery. There are ceramics, jewellery and items in wood and glass by guest designer makers.
For more details go to the gallery’s facebook page, greenmangallery.com or contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 07977 956707.

Hall of Frames, King Street, Belper

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

Ilkeston Arts and Camera Club, Elim Christian Centre, Charlotte Street, Ilkeston

Painting demonstration by Hazel Lale , a professional watercolour artist from Sheffield, March 27, 7.30pm. All visitors welcome, Ther is a small charge of £4 per person including refreshments.

Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby, near Melbourne

Anuk Naumann, from March 5-19. For more details go to page 28.The gallery is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am-5pm and weekends from noon-5pm. Go to ingleby-gallery.co.uk for details.

Jarva Gallery, Market Street, Whaley Bridge

The gallery is a stockist for Emma Bridgewater ceramics. Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9.30am-5pm and on Saturdays from 9.30am-4pm. More details at jarvagallery.com.

John Connolly’s Ormscliffe Gallery, Bolsover

More than 300 original paintings with up to 75 per cent off the original price. Go to connollyart.com for more details.

Kunst Gallery, The Old Nail Shed, Campbell Street, Belper
Contemporary work and 1970s screenprinted posters. The gallery is open on Friday and at weekends.

Leabrooks Gallery, Somercotes

Until March 3, Fresh Fields, an eclectic mix of stunning art work by a variety of artists new to the gallery.
From March 18-31, George Hooker, will be exhibiting a range of acrylic paintings and sculptures. Entitled Perspectives this collection of work demonstrates the artists’ skill and experience in translating his observations into art forms which elevate his subjects into something very special.
The gallery is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm and 11am-4.30pm on Sundays. Wednesdays by appointment only. Details at leabrooksartscomplex.com

Little London Gallery, Church Street, Holloway

Prints by David Harban and Paul Hipkiss, paintings by Chris Tkacz, Carol Hill and John Scott-Martin, textiles by Jacqui Wakeley and ceramics by Andrew Metheson. These artists are all members of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.The gallery is open from 9am-5pm Wednesday to Saturday. For details go to littlelondongallery.co.uk

Living Threads Group, Trent College, Long Eaton

Sensational Stitches – Inspiration in Fabric and Thread, the 18th exhibition by the group April 6-14. See more details on page 38.

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

Artist Robert Brindley will be demonstrating with watercolour for Matlock Artist Society March 18,  from 10am-noon.
All welcome, £5 including refreshments. Further details from 01629 584708.

The Marlow Gallery, The Close, Church Square, Melbourne

Contemporary paintings, ceramics, sculpture and glass including the work of David Sprakes who you can read about on page 25. Email owner Emily Daley at studio@themarlowgallery.co.uk or phone her on 07980550812 to book an appointment to view. More information on her facebook page and at themarlowgallery.co.uk

North End Gallery, North End Institute Building, Wirksworth

Contemporary art and gifts. The gallery is above North End Nostalgia and is open Thursday to Saturday from 10am-4pm. Email northendnostalgia@yahoo.co.uk

Opus Gallery, St John Street, Ashbourne

In March the featured work will be acrylics by Derbyshire artist Patricia Lane. Go to opusgallery
ashbourne.com for more details.

Patchings Arts Centre, Calverton

Patchings Club Members’ Exhibition and Special Project, until March 26. For more details go to patchingsartcentre.co.uk

Peak District Artisans, Chatsworth House

A showcase of work by 31 artists and makers, until March 17. For more details go to peakdistrictartisans.co.uk

QUAD Derby

Ahead Still Lies Our Future will be the key exhibition of FORMAT17, featuring the work of ten international artists ranging from Ester Vonplon’s requiem for the melting glaciers in her native Switzerland, to a monumental video installation by Lida Abdul made in her homeland of Afghanistan. The exhibition also includes work by Lisa Barnard, Ursula Biemann, Kenta Cobayashi, Hannah Darabi, Sohrab Hura, Zhang Jungang, Wanuri Kahiu and Sadie Wechsler. March 24-June 11. Go to derbyquad.co.uk or formatfestival.com for more details.

River’s Edge Gallery, Hope Valley Garden Centre, Bamford

Original landscape, abstract and still life fine art. The gallery has work by several artists. This month there is an exhibition by Pauline Rignall,who you can read about on page 9. Other artists include Richard Clare, Kristan Baggaley, Duncan Friend and Janet Bassindale. It is open every day except Monday. Go to riversedgegallery.co.uk for more details.

The Richard Whittlestone Wildlife Gallery, Pilsley, near Chatsworth

Richard Whittlestone Wildlife Gallery is home to the artist’s stunningly detailed paintings of popular native wildlife and exotic big game. The gallery is open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday. More details at richardwhittlestone.co.uk

Smoothie Art Gallery, Ilkeston

More than 20 local artists displaying a wide selection of original paintings, prints and photographs. For more details go to uchoosesmoothie.co.uk

St John Street Gallery, St John Street, Ashbourne

Ruth Gray, from March 17-April 1, There will be a preview evening on March 17 from 5pm-8pm. For more details turn to page 29. The gallery is open 9.30am-5pm, Monday to Saturday. For more information go to stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

Tarpey Gallery, High Street, Castle Donington

Three Midlands-based artists each bring an individual take on the art of collage in Cut and Paste until March 18. The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday 10am-5pm. More information 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.

West Studios, Chesterfield

Work from Chesterfield based Art Group, until March 17.
BraveART. A powerful installation set within the Studio Gallery, March 21-31. For details contact hello@weststudios.co.uk.

Whynot Gallery, Lichfield Street, Burton upon Trent

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


Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Buzz Comedy Club, Chris Cairns, Peter Brush and Daniel Triscott with compere Will Duggan, March 10, 8pm.
Count Arthur Strong, The Sound of Mucus, March 12, 8pm.
Tony Law, A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome, March 24, 8pm.
More information at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Funhouse Comedy Club

The Blessington Carriage, Derby, March 13, Luke Graves, Gabriel Ebulue, Jim Daly, Drew Taylor, Scarlet So Handsome, Simon Lomas and Chris Chopping, with compere Spiky Mike.
March 27, English Comedian of the Year Competition – ten comedians battle it out in this prestigious talent show. Compere Spiky Mike.

The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, March 10, 8pm, headlining is Steve Royle with support from Barry Dodds and Lee Kyle. Compere Spiky Mike. More details at funhousecomedy.co.uk


Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Door Ajar Theatre presents Thisbe, March 18, 7.30pm.
Ruth Rendell’s A Judgement in Stone, March 13-18. See more details on page 43.
William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged), by the Reduced Shakespeare Company and Seabright Productions, March 21, 7.30pm.For ticket details go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Bakewell Town Hall, Bakewell

The Lion in Winter, Addhock Theatre Company – It’s Christmas Eve, 1183 and a family are gathering for the festive season, but there’s more at stake than turkey and tinsel. A crown, a princess and the richest province on the continent are all up for grabs, March 10, 7.30pm. Tickets from ticketsource.co.uk/date/315414 01629 810152.

Derby Theatre, Derby

Educating Rita, by Willy Russell,  until March 11.
Betrayal, March 17-April 1. See more details on page 24. Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for tickets.

Derby Theatre Studio

Workshy, written and performed by Katy Baird, March 4, 8pm.
When The Eye Has Gone from Live Wire and Roughhouse Theatre Companies, March 5, 8pm.
An Evening With An Immigrant, written and performed by Inua Ellams, March 11, 8pm.
DenMarked, conceived and created by Conrad Murray, March 18, 8pm.Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for tickets.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

The Same Sky: A Musical, story by Tim Harvey, songs and lyrics by Phil Baggaley, March 2-4. More details in arena.
Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ‘Allo ‘Allo March 7-11, more details in arena.
Rose Hill Musical Society with The Gondoliers, by Gilbert and Sullivan, March 21-25. For more details go to derbylive.co.uk

Live and Local, various locations

Shifting Sands Theatre, The King Lear, Bakewell Town Hall, March 2, 7.30pm, tickets, 01629 810152.
Gramophones Theatre, Wanderlust, Belton Village Hall, March 5, 7.30pm, tickets 01530 222897.
Msfits Theatre, Women on the Verge of a T-Junction, Chilwell Arts Theatre, March 17, 7.30pm, tickets 07772 053412.

Publick Transport, We Are Brontë, March 23, 7.30pm, Belper Rugby Club, tickets 07743 957017.
Badapple Theatre, Eddie and the God Tops, Heanor Baptist Church, March 28, 7.30pm, tickets 01773 718676 and Heage Village Hall, March 31, tickets 01773 853358.

The Marlowe Players, Darley Abbey Village Hall

The Big Killing by Philip Mackie. The show is running from March 28-April 1. Tickets can be booked via marlowe-players.co.uk or on 07961 607372. More details in arena.

Robert Ludlam Theatre, Derby

Central Musical Theatre Company, Jekyll and Hyde, March 7-11.Tickets from Barrie May on 01332 737034.  See more details on page 19.


Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Peak Dance Festival, a spectacular showcase of young dance talent from Derbyshire, March 20, 7.30pm.
Transitions Dance Company, The 2017 triple bill, March 30, 7.30pm. Read more about this on page 15. Further details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Déda Derby

Jose Triguero: Cul De Sac, March 2, an absurd and comic duet of circus exploring human relationships.
Africarmen, presented by Tavaziva, March 16, 1.30pm and 7.30pm. Read more about this on page 15.
Imbalance, presented by Joli Vyann, March 30, 7.30pm.More details online at deda.uk.com

Spoken word

The Barley Mow, Bonsall

Muse – an evening of lyrical delights hosted on the third Thursday of the month by poet and performer, Mark Gwynne Jones.
For more details go to markgwynnejones.com

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Mick Fowler, presented by Buxton Adventure Festival, March 8, 7.30pm, PAC.
Speakers from the Edge presents, Ash Dykes, Surviving Madagascar, March 23, 7.30pm.

Derby Poetry Society

Tom Weir reads his own poems March 10, Room 3, Friends’ Meeting House, Derby, 7.30pm. Contact Gina Clarke on 01773 825215.

Matlock Storytelling Cafe

March 3, Amy Douglas and Lucy Wells perform Wild Edric – Hero under the Hill. More details in arena.Matlock Storytelling Cafe takes place on the first Friday of each month at the Imperial Rooms in Matlock. Doors open at 6.30pm with stories at 7.30pm. More details on 01629 580023.

Scrivener’s Bookshop, Buxton

Storytelling Sundays: The free meetings will be held on the second Sunday of the month 2pm to 3.30pm, at Scrivener’s Books, 42 High Street, Buxton.Telephone 0129871622.

U Choose Smoothie Bar, Bath Street, Ikeston

Open Mic Poetry Night, 7-9pm the last Thursday of the month. More information on 01159 322263.


Bakewell and Ashford Film Society

Sing Street, March 12. More details at bashfilms.org.uk

Belper Ritz, Belper

Go to ritz-belper.co.uk for up-to-date film information.

Buxton Film, Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

See more about the Buxton Festival of Film on page 22. Further information from buxtonfilm.org.uk

Hathersage Film Club, Hathersage Memorial Hall, Oddfellows Road

Bridge of Spies, March 3 and The Secret Life of Pets. March 4.
March 31 is the 10th anniversary of the club and before Bridget Jones Baby there will be a quiz, drinks and nibbles.
Friday films 7.30pm, Saturday films, 11am. More details at hathersagefilmclub.co.uk

Holymoorside Film, Holymoorside Village Hall

Films twice a month from September to March. Fourth Friday films at 7.30pm and Mid-week Movies at 8pm on Tuesdays. Go to holymoorsidearts.co.uk for details.

New Mills Cinema@SpringBankArts  

Every second and fourth Thursday at 7.30pm. Go to springbankarts.org.uk for details.

Peak Film Society, Partington Players Theatre Glossop

Films always 7.30pm on Saturdays.
Full season ticket, £30. More details at peakfilmsociety.org

QUAD, Derby

Go to derbyquad.co.uk for details.

Tideswell Cinema, George Inn

The Hundred Foot Journey, March 23. Go to tideswellcinema.com for more details.

Tansley Film Community Cinema, Tansley Village Hall

The Revenant, March 7.
Always the first Tuesday evening of the month. Go to tansleyfilm.org.uk


Book Launch Manchester Art Gallery

Ghislaine Howard: The Human Touch, Paintings Drawings and Prints 1980-2016, published by Manchester School of Art in association with Martin Heaps is being launched at Manchester Art Gallery on March 16 at 7pm. All welcome. See more in bookshelf.

Cathedral Quarter events in Derby

CQ Saturdays – Towers, Tunnels and Tales Tours take place on the first Saturday of the month starting on March 4.
From May onwards, the second Saturday of the month will see the CQ Saturdays Street Circus. The entertainment features a range of live acts performing at the Waterfall stage in the Market Place.
CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious begins in April with free, family-friendly live entertainment in the Market Place on the third Saturday of the month.
CQ Saturdays Street Theatre, produced by Ashrow Theatre will return from May and then every fourth Saturday until September. Go to derbycathedralquarter.co.uk for more details.

Call out for artists for county festivals

Melbourne Festival Art and Architecture Trail

Plans for the 2017 Melbourne Festival are underway and the call for entries to artists for this years’ Art and Architecture Trail is now open.

Each year 120 Artists exhibit in 70 halls, homes and gardens in the heart of Melbourne and they have approximately 5,000 visitors.

The closing date for entries will be March 31 for full details of how to apply visit melbournefestival.co.uk. The Art Trail takes place on September 16 and 17.

New Mills Festival and Art Trail

For two weeks in September the town is brought to life with more than 18,000 visitors to more than 100 events, exhibitions and happenings culminating with a spectacular Lantern Procession and Street Party.
The art trail, which runs from September 8-24, turns the town into a gallery with local businesses hosting artists’ work.
The trail includes a big weekend from September 22-24, which coincides with the lantern parade and sees artists and venues across the town open their doors for pop-up exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations.
If you would like to take part you need to apply by May 7. For more details go to newmillsfestival.co.uk

Wirksworth Arts Festival

This year’s festival in Wirksworth is from September 8-24 and the Art and Architectural Trail is on September 9 and 10.  The applicatiion process opens in March and closes in May. Go to wirksworthfestival.co.uk to find out more.


Rock and Pop

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

The Take That Experience, March 4, 7.30pm.
Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers, March 5, 7.30pm.
You Win Again, The Bee Gees Story, March 31, 7.30pm.
Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

The George and Dragon, Bridge Street, Belper

Friday Night Music Nights. All the gigs are free and will run most Friday nights 9-11pm.

The Old Clubhouse, Buxton

Live band every Friday. Go to old-club-house.co.uk for more details.

The Old Poets’ Corner, Ashover

Tuesdays is open acoustic night
More details at oldpoets.co.uk

Queen’s Head, Chesterfield Road Belper

Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life, March 25. For more details go to queensheadbelper.weebly.com

Folk and Jazz 

Belper Folk Club, The 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, Buxton

Jazz at the Arts Centre, Andrew Wood Trio, March 5, 1pm.
Lindisfarne, March 11.7.30pm.
Tilston and Lowe, March 17, 7.30pm.
Patsy Cline, The Concert She Never Gave, March 19, 7.30pm. An evening of song, laughter and legendary stories is promised in this tribute to one of the world’s biggest country stars. It features Sandy Kelly and George Hamilton V with a tribute to his father.
Daoirí Farrell and the Damien O’Kane Trio, March 22, 7.30pm.
The Fureys, March 25, 7.30pm.
Snake Davis, March 26, 7.30pm.

Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield

Tomasco Starace, saxophone, March 16, 8pm. More details at chesterfieljazz.wordpress.com

Derby Jazz

See page 45 of the online edition. More details from derby-jazz.co.uk

The Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Tina May, Divas, March 12, see below.

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

The Sunday BuskStop, 12-2pm, free lunchtime gig by acoustic musicians with soup, hot drinks and cake for lunch and excellent company. Donations to musicians invited.
A Night of Music #24. Regular showcase gig by young musicians. Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £3 /£2 under 16s. Advance booking advised. For further information contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375.
Guitar Revolution with Chris Woods Groove, March 25.

Live and Local various locations

Mambo Jambo in Concert, Yoxhall Parish Hall, March 12, 8pm. Tickets 01543 472700.
Beeston Methodist Church, March 18, 8pm. Tickets, 01159 431164.

Kimber’s Men, Still Singing Up a Storm, Doveridge Village Hall, March 17, 7.30pm, tickets 01889567461 and Brailsford and Ednaston Village Institute, March 18, 8pm, tickets 01335 360 387.
Kel Elliott and her Three Man Orchestra, Truth and Tall Tales, Bramshall Parish Hall, March 25, 7.30pm, tickets, 01889 565228.
Tayo Aluko and Friends, Call Mr Robeson, A Life with songs, Tudbury Village Hall, March 4, 7.30pm, tickets 01283 812 248.
The Broonzies, North East to Wild West, Hollingwood Hub, March 8, 7.30pm, tickets 01246 477 569; Great Longstone Village Hall, March 9, 7.30pm, tickets 01629 6409443 and Whitwell Community Centre, March 11, 8pm, tickets 01909 723490.
The Remi Harris Project, Breadsall Memorial Hall, March 11, 7.30pm, tickets 01332 831577.
Tim Kliphuis Trio, Goes Grappelli, Calver Village Hall, March 18, 7.30pm, tickets 01433 630760 and West Hallam Village Hall, March 19, 7.30pm, tickets 01159 303340.
The Budapest Cafe Orchestra, gipsy folk. Draycott-in-the-Clay Village Hall, March 24, 7.30pm, tickets, 01283 820733 and The Burton Institute, Winster, March 25, 7.30pm, tickets 01629 650523.
Holy Moly and the Crackers, Alstonefield Memorial Hall, March 25, tickets 01335 310322.

The Old Hall Hotel, Hope 

Folk Blues and Beyond, guest spots: Bernard Hoskin, May 22.
Singers and musicians in the bar, 8pm, every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
Go to folkandblues.club for more details or call 07913331078.

Classical Music

Abbotsholme Arts Society, Abbotsholme School Chapel

Academy Brass, March 24, 8pm. More details at abbotsholmeartssociety.co.uk

Bakewell Town Hall, Bakewell

The Opera Boys, March 4, 7.30pm.
Inaugural Chamber music series, March 31, 7.30pm. The finest classical musicians bring some of the most beautiful music ever written to Bakewell. Featuring musicians from the Halle. This month’s performance programme is: Mozart-Oboe Quarlet K370; Moeran-Fantasy Quartet for oboe and strings; Dohnányi – Serenade for String Trio Opus 10; Musicians, Hugh McKenna, oboe; Paulette Bayley, violin; Katrina Baker, viola; Dale Culliford, cello. Tickets ticketsource.co.uk or 01629 810152.

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Zamorra Guitar Trio, Coffee Concert, Pavilion Arts Centre, March 10, 1pm.
Derby Gilbert and Sullivan. A week-long festival including Madam Butterfly, March 8, 7.30pm. Flanders and Swann, March 9, 7.30pm, The Sorcerer, March 10, 7.30pm and The Mikado, March 11, 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
La Bohème, from Opera and Ballet International, March 26, 7.30pm.
The Swingles, plus special guests Twelfth Day, PAC, March 31, 7.30pm.
More from buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Methodist Church, Market Street, Chapel-en-le-Frith 

The Pleyel Ensemble, violin Sarah Ewins, cello Heather Bills and piano Harvey Davies, Haydn and Mendelssohn. March 5, 3pm. Tickets £10 including tea coffee and homemade cakes. Under 16 free entry. Tickets available from pleyelensemble.com

Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir, The Crooked Spire, Chesterfield

Glad and Glorious, April 1, 7.30pm. Music will include items by Parry and Rutter and three special exclusive commissions for  the “Phil’s” 50th anniversary. There will be accompaniment by celebrated organist Jonathan Scott with brass and percussion provided by Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band.
Tickets will be available online, through Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre in Rykneld Square and from Choir members. Go to chestphilchoir.org.uk for more details.

Chapel-en-le-Frith Ladies’ Choir

Afternoon Tea Concert, March 19. For details call 01298 815965 or visit chapel-en-le-frithladieschoir.co.uk

Derbyshire Singers, Highfields School, Matlock

Last Night of the Proms, March 25, 7.30pm, with the Thoresby Colliery Band and Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo, pictured left. Tickets from Robert Young Florists in Matlock, Natural Choice in Ashbourne 01335-346096, or online via the website.

Derby Cathedral 

Derby Concert Orchestra, March 18, 7pm. Soloist Clair Stanley, Messiaen, Mahler and Vaughn Williams.
Derby Bach Choir, April 1, 7:30pm. The programme will include J. S. Bach’s Magnificat in D, Cantata 118 along with excerpts from his Christmas Oratorio, B Minor Mass and his G Minor Mass.
Conducted by Richard Roddis and accompanied by The Baroque Ensemble led by Nicolette Moonen.
Soloists are Julia Gooding, soprano; William Purefoy,alto; Jason Darnell, tenor; and Michael Dewis, Bass. Tickets are available from Foulds music shop, on the door or online at .derbybachchoir.com. More information from derbycathedral.org.

Music at Duffield, Ecclesbourne School, Duffield

Tim Kliphuis Trio, March 25. All concerts are at 7.30pm. For more details go to musicatduffield.com

The Fishpond Choir, Glebe Field Centre, Crich 

Musical director Dana de Waal, accompanist Adam Howell. A charity concert with an African beat in aid of CHIKS (Children’s Homes in Kenya Support), April 1, at 7.30pm.
Tickets, from 01773 853622, 01773 857921 or from the Glebe 01773857894.

Workshops and courses

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 now 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 further information contact: Anne Alldread on 07817745705, email annealldread@yahoo.co.uk or visit annealldread.com

Artcore, Charnwood Street, Derby

Innocence and Expression a series of free arts workshops designed for young people 18 and under. Activities include painting, clay, mosaics and sandcasting. This month’s workshops March 11 and 25, 2pm-4pm. Innocence and Expression is a BBC Children in Need funded programme.
For further information please email info@artcoreuk.com or call 01332 384561

Bakewell Community Arts Workshops, Medway Community Centre, Bakewell

Crafternoons – The third Friday of the month during term time 1pm–3pm.
Crafty Kids Club –Tuesdays during term time 10am–12noon. For further details call the Medway Centre on 01629 813638 or email enquiries@medwaycentre.co.uk

Bakewell Piano Studio

Tuition (first lesson free), rehearsal, accompaniment, recording, hourly practice room hire. 5 Kings Court, Bakewell, telephone 07811410406 or email lessonsbakewellpianostudio.co.uk

Betty’s Sewing Box, Cokayne Avenue, Ashbourne

Crochet Clinic first Wednesday of the month 6-9pm. Details of other courses at bettys-sewing-box.co.uk

Richard Bett’s Jewellery Studio, Belper

Six-session jewellery making courses. Please ring 0787 1240179 to book a place.

Bob Neill, Pyrography Tuition

One day courses and group workshops. For more details contact Bob on 01332 792036 or visit bobneillpyrography.co.uk

Buddhist Meditation, Bakewell

Thursdays Buddhist Meditation Class, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Chapel Row, Matlock Street. Bakewell DE45 1EL. All welcome. Samatha tradition. More info. mob.07930975807 samatha.org/bakewell, fb.me/SamathaBakewell

Birdswood narrowboat, Cromford Canal, Cromford

Learn linocut ‘On The Cut’ with Eric Gaskell, May 5, 10.30am-4pm. More details on previous page. Places limited, bookings by April 7. Email sales@birdswood.org or call 07552 055455 for bookings.

Cromford Studio and Gallery, Market Place, Cromford

Watercolour tuition is available for small groups or on a one-to-one basis, all abilities welcome. Contact the gallery on 10629 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.More details at cromfordmills.org.uk

Dave Griffin, Stained Glass Artist

For more details please contact Dave on 07742 481930 or visit

Esther Tyson, Screen Print at Via Gellia Mill, Bonsall

Regular screenprint workshops using hand-cut stencils, water-based inks, producing a limited edition print.
Small groups in a working studio environment.
Contact Esther at esther.tyson@network.rca.ac.uk for more details.

Etienne Gallery art classes, In The Flow, Matlock

Etienne Gallery offers year-round studio art classes and workshops taught by experienced artist and teacher, Jason Etienne. Go to jasonetienne.com for details

Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Hall, Buxton

Every day: 6×4: Inspired by Landscape. Drop-in at any time and join this record-breaking attempt and fundraiser.
The REC Youth Theatre Senior Company (aged 15 to 19+) meets every Monday during term time from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. There are vacancies for new members in this friendly, inclusive youth theatre. Come to a session or contact the artistic director, Kitty Randle, on recyouththeatre@gmail.com
Tuesdays: Life drawing, a weekly session for artists at any stage with a professional life model. Session 7pm to 9pm. Cost £8 per session. Booking essential as space is limited. Contact Curtis Bollington 07880 535615. Over 18s only.
Dance Classes: £5 per class for children; £6 per class for adults; £10 combined adult class. For information on all dance classes and to book places, contact the teacher, Catherine Farrimond, on 01298 70984. Every Thursday – Theatre Dance for Children (modern, jazz tap and stagecraft) 4.15pm for six to ten years; 5.15pm for 11 to 15 years.
Every Thursday – Adult Ballet/Body Conditioning and Tap Dance Ballet/Body Conditioning at 7pm followed by Tap Dance at 8pm.                                                        Every Saturday – Ballet for Children – 10.15am for six to ten years; 11.15am for 11 to 15 years.
For further information and booking for other courses contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 unless otherwise stated.

Furthest from the Sea, Maypole Café, Bar & Theatre, Derby

Go to furthestfromthesea.co.uk for more details.

Helen Jagger, sustainable textile design

Drop-in sessions at St Ann’s Catholic Rooms, Buxton, Fridays between 9.15am and 11.15am.
Buxton Campus, Buxton, Tuesday evenings in term time,7pm-9pm. Contact the college directly on 08000740099 to book.
Guidance with a range of sewing projects such as household, soft furnishing, dress, and the recycling of fabrics.
Go to helenjagger.co.uk for more details.

Helen Moyes, Textile and Mixed Media Artist, Sheffield

Sip and Sew or Knit and Natter, first Monday of the month, 6-7.30pm, in Eccleshall, Sheffield. For more details go to http://www.homecoaching.co.uk

Mary Smith, artist and tutor mixed media workshops

Weekly classes in Broadway Baptist Church community rooms, Derby, on Thursdays from 10am-noon. All ages and abilities welcome. The workshops for 2017 are now being organised. For more details go to mary-smith.co.uk

Matlock Artists Society, All Saints Church Hall, Smedley Street

The club’s Portrait Group meets the first Wednesday of every month from 9.30am-12noon. Everyone is welcome, £5 to include light refreshments. Please contact Doreen Andrews 01629 824640 or Colin Daffern 01629 733261.

Little London Gallery, Holloway

Develop your studio practice and techniques with Chris Tkacz, at his Little London Gallery studio in Holloway near Matlock. Small groups, maximum six or individual attention. All media and techniques offered.  Contact Chris Tkacz  by email at info@littlelondongallery.co.uk or telephone 01629 534825.

Pauline Townsend Silk Painter

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

Pitchblue, Newbridge Works, 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. Go to pitchbluecreative.com for more details.

Parkwood Pottery Alfreton

Evening throwing courses on weekdays. Telephone 07919838108 for more details.

Purple and Grey – courses for emerging artists

Purple and Grey have teamed up with The Society of All Artists to create a regional art group with a programme of meetings and workshops to be staged at Tansley Village Hall from 10.30am-12.30pm on Wednesday mornings throughout the year. This month, March 8 and 22. Book online at purpleandgrey.co.uk or by emailing purpleandgreyinfo@gmail.com.

Sensational Salsa, The Old Clubhouse, Buxton

Beginners’ classes from 7.30pm on Tuesdays followed by improvers classes at 8.30pm.To find out more contact 07811 100191 or emailsensationalsalsa@yahoo.co.uk

Scandi Workshops by Needle in the Mill, Banks Mill, Bridge Street, Derby

Hygge Lanterns and Cards, Wednesdays, 6.30pm-9pm.
n Scandi Embroidery, Fridays 12.30-3pm.
For further details, or to book please contact,  needleinthemill@gmail.com Instagram:@needleinthemill

Small Print Company, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby

Introduction to Letterpress, March 4, noon, April 1, noon, and April 20, 6pm.
Create a Letterpress Print, March 9, 6pm, March 18, noon, April 6, 6pm and April 15, noon.
n Beginners bookbinding, March 11 and April 8, 2pm. Details of various courses at smallprintcompany.co.uk

The Studios, Union Road,
New Mills

Peak Scribbling Writers’ Group first and third Tuesdays of the month, 7-8.30pm. For prices, more details and how to book contact Emma Makarova on 07800510176 or email emmamakarove@googlemail.com

StraightCurves, 104 Saltergate, Chesterfield

Sew Socials – Various daytimes and evenings Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. A two and a half hour session for those who can already use a sewing machine.
Woolly Wednesdays – every Wednesday, 10am-12.30pm and 6.30pm-9pm. All arts and crafts are welcome at this session.
Little Creatives – every Friday 9.45am-11.15am, and every Monday 9.45am-1.15am. Little Creatives is a workshop designed especially for pre-school children and their parents.
Finish Off Fridays – every Friday, 12 noon-3pm. See straightcurves.co.uk for details.

St John Street, Gallery, Ashbourne

Sue Prince, an introduction to egg tempera Folk Art painting, March 20.
Lewis Noble, sketching and painting the Derbyshire landscape, March 13-15,
n Animal artist Wendy Darker, painting a colourful cow in watercolour, March 23.
To book, phone 01335 347425 or email enquiries@stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk. More details at stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

Karina Goodman Studio 61

Workshops and Tuition. Derbyshire RSC for The SAA. New for 2017 – Regional Purple and Grey Art Group. Visit karinagoodmanstudio61.co.uk for more information

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, December 6 and 17. Go to louisewestlacedesign.co.uk for booking details.

West Studios,
Sheffield Road, Chesterfield

For latest updates and email hello@weststudios.co.uk or call 01246 500799 to reserve your place on any courses.

Zantium Studios,
Godfrey Hole House, Hopton
Mosaic, one day, March 24.
Mosaic two days, March 25-26.
Needle Felted Dogs, one day, March 31.
Creative paper cutting, two days April 1-2.
Go to zantium.co.uk for details of lots more courses in 2017.