What’s on this month

Exhibitions and galleries

Gallery in the Gardens, Buxton 

The gallery at the heart of the Pavilion Gardens is the home of the High Peak Artists group. It contains the work of 43 artists and craftspeople. Go to galleryinthegardens.co.uk for details.

Banks Mill, Bridge Street, Derby

Around the World in a Million Pixels is a solo show by Susan Bedford that will run until October 6. Opening times are Monday to Friday 10am-3pm and Sundays 1-4pm. The exhibition will include a collection of original mixed media textile artworks, alongside developmental studies and photography, inspired by extensive travel around the world.
As a prolific photographer, Susan captures images during her travels to inspire her outcomes as a mixed media textile artist. Works on show will include original framed artworks, photographs and watercolour studies produced during her travels as well as a collection of photostitch originals. 

Baslow Pottery, Baslow

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

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Limestone – The Shrouded Aesthetic by Steve Gresty, is a fine art photography exhibition on until November 16. The body of work is a series of 19 large photographs exploring how our cultural principles influence the way we see and value the land and the manner in which it is used, specifically land utilised for limestone quarrying – an industry that seeks to meet our unrelenting desire for the comforts and conveniences of consumer products.Go to derbyshire.gov.uk for more information.

Chesterfield Art Club, St Thomas’ Church Community Centre, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield

Now in its 90th year this is the art club’s final exhibition for 2019. More than 100 paintings exhibited and for sale on October 26, 10am-4.30pm.

Church Farm Art Gallery, Baslow

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

John Connolly’s Ormscliffe Studio-Gallery, Bolsover

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

Cromford Gallery and Studio, Market Place, Cromford

The October exhibition is portraiture and floral studies by Tracy Fennell, who has worked as an illustrator for several years using a wide range of media, primarily inks and watercolours, with the addition of digital applications, to produce stylish and feminine imagery. 
Tracy also runs workshops, teaching life drawing and visual skills in in Derbyshire.
The gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Go to cromfordstudioandgallery.weebly.com for details. 

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

A Riotous Assembly curated by David Manley, until October 26. Paintngs and prints that range widely in their outcomes but start from a similar place.
n The Print Project Group – monochrome photographic exhibition, until October 26. More details at deda.uk.com

The Derwent Gallery, Grindleford

Walking In The Peaks by Tim Hulley, from September 28 and throughout October. Total immersion in the landscape from climbing, walking, cycling and even swimming has led Tim to produce dramatic paintings in acrylic.  He applies the paint using palette knives, sometimes mixing the colours directly onto the canvas, creating vivid landscapes of fields and edges, boulders and birch trees in woodland.
The gallery is open 11am-4pm Wednesday-Saturday and 1pm-4pm on Sundays. Telephone 01433 630458.

Duffield Gallery, 7 Bridge Street, Belper

Work by James Preston, Colin Halliday, Phil Dyke, James Brereton, Nick Walker, Lynn Smith, Peter Watson, Frank Wright, Jenny Aitken, Robin Mason, Ruth Gray, Mark Fox, Lynne Wilkinson, Mark Beresford and Martin Davis. The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm and closed Sunday and Monday. For details go to duffieldartgallery.co.uk

Ferrers Gallery, Ferrers Centre for Arts and Crafts, Staunton Harold

Autumn Treasures until November 3 – an exhibition of work celebrating the season. Visit the gallery as it celebrates British craftsmanship in a variety of mediums: glass, ceramics, textiles, paper and print. For details go to ferrersgallery.co.uk

Gallerytop, Rowsley

The next event at the gallery will be Brushed opening on October 12. 

An exhibition of inspirational contemporary ceramics curated by Kyra Cane.The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. More details at gallerytop.co.uk 

Gallery 23, Union Road, New Mills

The gallery, open 10am-5pm, Monday to Saturday, exhibits travel photography by Peter Aitchison and mixed media work by Christine Ormsby. For more information about workshops and exhibitions go to gallery23.co.uk

The Gallery, High Street, New Mills

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

Green Door Printmaking Studio, Banks Mill, Derby

The International Print Exchange – a unique opportunity to see work from printmakers all around the world, to explore various printmaking methodologies and practices and to purchase quality prints at an affordable price. The prints will be exhibited from October 11-November 9. The studios are open 11am-3pm, closed Tuesdays and Sundays. More details on page 26 of the online edition or at greendoor-printmaking.co.uk

The Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Wildlife of the National Forest – Sue Gardner, until October 23, oil paintings of the wildlife and nature around the artist’s home. More details on page 25.
n October 14-15, White Light, White Peak – Photographs by Simon Corble depicting a year in the White Peak to coincide with the live experience on October 19.
Contemporary Mix, October 25- November 20, paintings, textiles, mixed media and photography by Ann T Mann, Mary Worwood, Sue Gledhill and Suzanne Pearson. Meet the Artists: October 25, 6.30pm-8.30pm. For further information contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375.

Haddon Hall, near Bakewell

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

Hallam Art Group, Hallam Community Centre, Hallam Grange Crescent

Exhibition and sale, November 2-3, 10am-5pm, refreshments available. Go to hallamartgroup.wordpress.com for more details.

Hall of Frames, King Street, Belper

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

High Stone Gallery, 2D Via Gellia Mill, Bonsall

Featuring work of photographer Ian Daisley, this gallery displays a range of beautiful fine art prints of images of Derbyshire and The Peak District, along with other areas across the UK and beyond. There will be open weekends throughout the year. The next open days are October 26 and 27, 10am-4pm. For more details go to highstonegallery.co.uk 

Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby

The Autumn Exhibition 2019, October 13-27. See more details on page 30. 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

A gallery and gift shop with a beautiful range of work. The gallery area regularly features work by local artists. Go to Isla–Fine Art on facebook for more details.

Jarva Gallery, Market Street, Whaley Bridge

The gallery’s festive show will be starting in November. 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.

Leabrooks Arts Complex, Somercotes

Arwyn Quick, landscapes, until October 5.
Chas Wilby landscapes of wood water and flora, October 5-November 1, see more details in the online edition.
The gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and 11am-3.30pm on Sundays. Wednesdays by appointment only. For details go to leabrooksartscomplex.com

The Living Threads Group, Trent College Long Eaton

Connections: Inspirations in Fabric and Thread, October 24-November 1. This is the group’s 19th exhibition. For details go to livingthreadstextileartists.com

The Messy Hare, Crossley House, Burton upon Trent

A vibrant and creative gallery and coffee shop with almost 30 local artists on show. The coffee shop and gallery is open from 8am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sundays. Go to messyharegallery.co.uk for more details.

Mellor Arts Society, St Martin’s Church Hall, Brabyns Brow, Marple

The society’s 18th Annual Art Exhibition with an extensive range of original artwork for sale. October 11, 1pm-6pm; October 12, 10am-5pm and October 13, 11am-5pm. You can find up-to-date information on the group’s Facebook page.

Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery, Leek

Call of the Wild, landscape photography exhibition, until November 2. From wild rugged crags to meandering lush valleys this exhibition will capture the diverse landscape and celebrate the wildlife of the Staffordshire Moorlands and the Peak District. More details on the Nicholson Institute’s facebook page.

The New Court Gallery, Repton School, Burton Road, Repton

Black, White, Greys, Colour – An exhibition of work by Geoff Machin,  until October 8. Open to the public by appointment by telephoning 01283 559301.

No. 28, The Market Place, Belper

Shottlegate Art Group are exhibiting their paintings on October 12, from 9am-4.30pm and October 13 from 10am-4pm. All welcome. Refreshments available.

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

Salon 11 – Work by Amanda Ansell, Day Bowman, Robyn Litchfield, Donna McClean,  Mandy Payne, Rachael Pinks  and Judith Tucker. October 12-27.
Visit theoldlockupgallery.org for more details. The gallery is open 11am-5pm, Friday through to Sunday. 

QUAD, Derby

For more details of the new exhibition for the autumn go to derbyquad.co.uk

The Richard Whittlestone Wildlife Gallery, Pilsley, near Chatsworth

The gallery is open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday. More details at richardwhittlestone.co.uk 

Rob Wilson Art, Lockside Mill, St. Martins Road, Marple 

Rob will be staging his Winter Show on November 9 and 10. Otherwise the gallery is open to visitors every Friday, 10am-4pm. Go to robwilsonart.co.uk for more details.

Smallprint Company, Friary Street, Derby

Trees by Gustavo Expinosa, until October 12. More details at smallprintcompany.com

The Spotted Cow, Holbrook

An exhibition of contemporary and abstract paintings by emerging Holbrook artist Roz Hamer, until October 28. This collection includes oil, mixed media and acrylic paintings which trace the artist’s response to places and people. 

St John Street Gallery, Ashbourne

Janet Mayled, A Sense of Place, until October 12. The gallery is open 9.30am-5pm, Monday-Saturday.
For more information go to stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

U Choose Smoothie Art Gallery, Ilkeston

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

Ten Artists, Baslow Village Hall

An exhibition of work by ten artists each showing ten new pieces of work. October 26 and 27, 10am-5pm. £1 admission to The Samaritans. See more details on page 28 of the online edition.

Two Birds Gallery, Borough Street, Castle Donington 

The featured artist this month is Jessica Lennox’s highly detailed coloured pencil, British wildlife and canine art.
Jessica grew up in Staffordshire and spent most of her childhood exploring Cannock Chase, she now draws inspiration from the flora and fauna she encounters while walking her dog. The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5pm and 9.30am-4pm on Saturday.

Wirksworth Framing Company,
22 Market Place, Wirksworth

A family-run framing business that exhibits work by a mixture of local artists and prints by nationally renowned artists.
Including work by Iain Mackay, Scott Naismith, Jo Grundy, Richard Pett, Sam Tofts, Alex Clarke and Thomas Joseph. Go to wirksworthframing.co.uk for details.

West Studios, Chesterfield

Dark Portraiture, featuring a preview of Northern Soul by Wynn Ryder, October 3-10, Monday to Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 10am-1-pm. Launch event October 5, 10am-1pm. For more details see page 29 of the online edition or go to chesterfield.ac.uk

Theatre

Derby Theatre, and Derby Theatre Studio, Derby

The Lady Vanishes, starring Gwen Taylor and Andrew Lancel, October 7-12.
Blood Brothers, October 14-19.
Two Trains Running, An English Touring Theatre and Royal and Derngate Northampton co-production, October 22-26.
It’s Pitsburgh 1969 and the iconic American playwright August Wilson paints a vivid portrait of everyday lives in this defining moment of American history.
Trying It On, written and performed by David Edgar, October 28, 7.30pm.
Five Years by Neal Pike, who explores identity and community during the time he was at a special needs school, October 5, 7pm.
You’re In a Bad Way, a play about dementia, October 11, 6.30pm.
White – a solo show by Koko Brown about being a mixed-race woman and always feeling like an outsider, October 12, 7pm.
Louder is Not Always Clearer, October 25, 8pm.
Queens of Sheba, October 26, 8pm.
The Good Companions’ Stage Society present The Wedding Singer – an upbeat and energetic stage show, based on the 90s hit movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.
The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just have been the coolest guy in the room. Featuring a score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the 1980s. The production runs from November 5-9, at 7.30pm, with a matinee on November 9, at 2.30pm. Find more details at derbytheatre.co.uk

Bakewell Town Hall, Bakewell

Go to bakewelltownhall.co.uk for details of the latest shows.

Belper Players, Strutts Centre, Belper

A new play takes a fresh look at Shakespeare’s Macbeth and turns the traditional story on its head.
Ross, written and directed by Jeff Moule, looks at the events of the original play through the eyes of a minor character, whose name gives the new work its title.
In Shakespeare’s version, Ross is a fellow soldier with Macbeth, and witnesses his comrade’s rise to power as a blood-thirsty, paranoid King. He watches much of the action, but says little.
Jeff Moule’s new play gives him a voice and puts him at the heart of the action in a way that challenges the audience’s traditional understanding of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Ross is performed in blank verse, echoing the spirit of the original without being a parody. It also draws on historical sources about the real Macbeth. And of course, it wouldn’t be complete without some witches.
November 13-16, at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from belperplayers.com or by calling 07544 374088.

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Austentaious, October 17, 8pm. See more details right.
Buxton Drama League, The Box of Delights, November 15 and 16.
In this new adaptation of the classic children’s story by John Masefield, Kay Harker begins his Christmas holidays by journeying to Seekings House, the home of his guardian Caroline Louisa. But when a Punch and Judy Man hands him for safe-keeping something magical from ancient times, Kay has no idea of the adventures that lie ahead. Go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for tickets. 

Fourblokes Theatre Company, Repton School 400 Hall Theatre, Willington Road, Repton

Fourblokes’ 2019 production, Arthur Miller’s classic A View From The Bridge, will be performed between October 16 and 19 with a matinee on the Saturday.
Set in an Italian-American neighbourhood in Brooklyn in the 1950s, it tells the story of the Carbone family – Eddie, Beatrice and their niece Catherine.
As Eddie takes in Beatrice’s cousins from Italy, Marco and Rodolpho, the burgeoning relationship between Catherine and Rodolpho troubles the hard-working docker Eddie in an unexpected way, setting off a chain of devastating events that will change all of them. Tickets from derbylive.co.uk

Live and Local, various locations

It Is Now, presented by Anonymous Is A Woman Theatre Company, October 6, 7.30pm, Crich Glebe Field Centre, Crich.
The Stars Look Down presented by Northumberland Theatre Company, October 11, 7.30pm, Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills, tickets from 01663 308202.
Once Upon A Time…, presented by Gonzo Moose Theatre. An anarchic and devilishly funny fairy-tale adventure bursting with physical comedy, absurd jokes and magical illusion, as little sister Lotte confronts a great evil in order to save her beloved Brothers Grimm. Taddington Village Institute, October 17, 7.30pm. Tickets from  0129 885
Juliet and Romeo presented by Lost Dog Dance. What if Romeo and Juliet hadn’t died on that fateful night? What if, instead, they got hitched, had a baby and fell into a midlife crisis? That’s where we find Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers in this inventive reimagining. The Peel Centre, Dronfield, October 27, 7.30pm.Tickets  01246 418122.
The Frozen Roman presented by Badapple Theatre, All Saints’ Church Bradbourne, October 30, 7.30pm.

Phosphoros Theatre, Ashbourne Methodist Church, Church Street, Ashbourne

In partnership with Ashbourne One World Group Phosphoros Theatre is staging a free performance of Pizza Shop Heroes.at the church on October 19 at 7pm.
Phosporos is a London-based company that makes political performance starring refugee and asylum seeking actors.
The group, which has links with Derbyshire, performed the play at Derby Theatre earlier in the year. If you missed it that time around make sure you book tickets for this show. Go to eventbrite.co.uk/e/pizza-shop-heroes-tickets-64497569968.

Comedy

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Josh Widdicombe, Bit Much… October 4.
Buxton Buzz Comedy Club, October 4.
Jimmy Carr, October 8.
Rhod Gilbert, The Book of John, October 9.
Sofie Hagen, The Bumswing, October 10.

Derby Theatre, Derby

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset, October 30.
Count Arthur Strong: Is Anybody Out There? November 10, 8pm.

Funhouse Comedy Club

The Blessington Carriage, Derby: October 14, Jack Gleadow, David Smith, Andy Storey, Jay Droch, Josh Berry, Wilson Milton with compere Spiky Mike.
October 28, Thomas Green, Bentley Browning, Jinx Yeo, Sergi Polo, Eric Rushton, Zeeshan Yousuf Mustafa with compere Spiky Mike.

The Old Bell, Derby, October 25, Steve Shanyaski, Andrew Bird, Wouter Meijs and Compere Barry Dodds.
Book tickets at funhousecomedyclub.co.uk

No. 28, Market Place Belper

Ship of Fools Comedy night. Bring your own drinks, October 12, 7.30pm. Booking essential shipoffoolscomedy@yahoo.co.uk 07804 563371

Spoken word

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Greg Minnaar – Size Matters, October 19.
n Huw Jack Brassington, The Dragon’s Back, October 22. Tickets: buxtonoperathouse.org.uk

Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust Buxton Pump Room, Buxton

Balls Belles and Bugles, by Peter Youds, October 9.
A Crash Course in Buxton’s History, by Trevor Gilman, November 20. Details at buxtoncrescenttrust.org, tickets from buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Theatre, Derby

An Audience with Lesley Garrett, October 27. An evening of song reminiscences and chat with Britain’s most popular soprano.
Doug Allan: Wild Images, Wild Life, October 31, 7.30pm.
For tickets go to derbytheatre.co.uk

Derby Poetry Society

Nerissa Kisdon: Riddles and Longings in Anglo-Saxon poetry, October 11.
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

This October the storyteller will be Pete Sturgess with Bikes and Buddhas – A Journey through Asia.
Based on a true story of a bicycle journey from Vietnam to Thailand, Saigon to Bangkok, but like those films inspired by true events, which parts are true and which are fiction? The audience will be taken to great cities and ancient temples, and will meet wild animals, a beautiful woman, an old monk, a grumpy old man, and a very bad busker.
Additionally there will  be tales from Deb Page and Phil Coogan who will bring further stories from the east.
The cafe is always the first Friday of the month. Doors at 6.45pm.
For more details go to matlockstorytellingcafe.co.uk

Scrivener’s Bookshop, High Street, Buxton

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

Spoken Words, CODA vinyl cafe, 2 South Avenue, Buxton

An open mic without a mic where people can read out their own poems and/or short stories or just listen to the performers and be well entertained. First Tuesday of each month, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Free entry. For details call 07713 246391.

Dance

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

The Ballroom Boys, Ian Waite and Vincent Simone, October 7.
Russian State Ballet and Opera House, Don Quixote, October 23, 7.30pm. A spellbinding, lavish, full-production touring ballet.
Tickets at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

The Tom Dale Company with Step Sonic, October 17 and 18. See more details above. For tickets go to deda.uk.com

Sensational Salsa, The Old Clubhouse, Buxton

Salsa dance classes, Tuesdays upstairs at The Old Clubhouse, in Buxton. Beginners 7.30-8.30pm. Improvers 8.30-9.30pm. For details call 07811 100191.

Rock and Pop

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Lulu, October 2.
Abba Forever, October 5.
Sinatra: Raw, October 13.
Lloyd Cole, From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork Tour, October 16.
Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience, October 18.
Buddy Holly and the Cricketers, October 25.
Al Stewart, October 29.
For more details and tickets go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Queen’s Head, Belper

Bob Cheevers USA, November 8. For details and dates of other gigs go to queensheadbelper.weebly.com 

Folk and Jazz

Alstonefield Village Hall

Collister and Fix, October 19, 8pm. The amazing singer Christine Collister paid her dues on the British club scene before becoming vocalist in the Richard Thompson band (and becoming well-known for singing the theme tune to the cult BBC series Life & Loves of a She Devil). Over the years, she has shared the stage with Martin Simpson, Bonnie Raitt, The Bangles, Richard Thompson, Dave Kelly and Loudon Wainwright III.
Australian Michael Fix is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s finest acoustic guitarists, mentored during his early career by the legendary Tommy Emmanuel.
With Christine’s sultry, sensuous voice and unsurpassed brilliance in range, combined with Michael’s exquisite guitar playing, they create a rare musical synergy, that transcends cultures and musical traditions to enrapture audiences wherever they perform.
For tickets go to alstonefield.org or wegottickets.com

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Clare Teal and her Trio, October 12.
The Pitmen Poets. The industrial and coal mining heritage of the north east of England will be celebrated in song, storytelling and humour when four legends of the folk music scene arive on October 26.They will also be at the Foxlowe Centre, Leek on October 17 and the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield on November 12.
The Pitmen Poets features ex Lindisfarne singer Billy Mitchell, award winning songwriter Jez Lowe, distinguished singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox who played the Song Man in the West End and world tour production of War Horse and Tyneside song connoisseur, Benny Graham.

Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Old King’s Head, Belper

Belper Folk Club, every Tuesday at 8.30pm. For more details check out their facebook page or go to belperfolkclub.co.uk

No 28, Market Place, Belper

Check out what’s on and book via the No28 Facebook page. 

Chesterfield Jazz, Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield 

Mike Outram, guitar, October 17, 8.30pm. For gig details go to chesterfieldjazz.wordpress.com.

Derby Folk Weekender, Derby City Centre

Various events taking place in different venues in the city including the Cathedral and The Old Bell Hotel, October 4-6.
The full line-up is available at derbyfolkfestival.co.uk

Derby Jazz, Derby Theatre
Ka Safar, The Cube, Deda, October 4.
Kind of Blue with the Tony Kofi Sextet, Derby Theatre, October 7, 7.30pm.
Denys Baptiste Quintet, Baby People Derby, October 19.
Go to derby-jazz.co.uk for details.

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Freddie Garner Jazz Quartet, October 5. Popular veterans of the Pavilion Arts Centre lunchtime jazz gigs bring their unique sound to The Green Man stage. 7.30pm Tickets on the door, from the gallery or online at wegottickets.com/event/481844

Hungrytown, October 12. Brilliant and original folk duo from Vermont, USA, return for their fourth gig at The Green Man by popular demand. Tickets on the door, at the gallery or online at wegottickets.com/event/481846
Talaro: Katus Young and Yankuba Conteh, October 26. Traditional Gambian music and original European folk from Czech singer Katus and kora player Yankuba. See details above.
Booking essential. Tickets at the gallery or online at wegottickets.com/event/481849
More details from the gallery or at thegreenmangallery.com/whats-on 

Live & Local, various locations

Worry Dolls in Concert, The Verney Institute, Pleasley, October 5, 8pm. Throw together Earl Scruggs-style banjo, rhythm guitar, a little ukulele and two women with tales to tell, and what do you get? Worry Dolls. Box Office: 01332 831 577.
Piano Divas presented by Wendy Kirkland Quartet, Breadshall Memorial Hall, October 13, 7.30pm.Wendy Kirkland’s Piano Divas is a tribute to the very best female pianist-singers of jazz, including one of its great unsung heroes: Kirkland herself. Box Office: 01623 810035. For more details go to liveandlocal.org.uk

Medway Centre, Bakewell

An evening of dancing to the music of the Well Dressed Ceilidh Band, October 4, 7.30pm to 10pm.
A caller will ensure you have a fun time with the dances new and old. No previous ceilidh dance experience necessary.
There will be a bar available with a selection of wine, beers, lagers and soft drinks on sale. Tickets are available at the Bakewell Corner Book Shop, The Medway Centre or phone Di 07875593978

The Old Hall Hotel, Hope 

Acoustic sessions with guests second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.October 9, Paul Pearson and October 23 Andy Murdoch. Go to folkandblues.wixsite.com for details.

Spring Bank Arts, Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills

Ian McMillan and Tony Husband: A Cartoon History of Here, November 15, 7.30pm. A fast-flowing, rapid-rafting adventure, in which two top funny men reflect upon local stories and legends at Spring Bank Arts, New Mills, this November. The night promises a live-action cartoon starring friendly folks, fantastic fortunes, dazzling ambition and tender moments.
The performance will be created by suggestions from the night’s audience, orchestrated by Yorkshire poet, broadcaster and comedian Ian McMillan and Cartoonist of the Year, Tony Husband.
Two top funny men cook up poems and cartoons to go. Here as you’ve always dreamed it.
For tickets go to springbankarts.org.uk

The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield

David Hull Promotions Presents Charlie Landsborough, The Farewell Tour of Britain October 6. For tickets go to chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Classical Music

Abbotsholme Arts Society, Abbotsholme School Chapel

Leon McCawley, October 12, 7.30pm. One of Britain’s foremost pianists, Leon McCawley has forged a highly successful career since winning first prize in the 1993 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna and second prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition in the same year.
For details go to abbotsholmeartssociety.co.uk

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Carnelian Saxophone Quartet, Coffee Concert, October 4.
La Voix Humaine with Dame Felicity Lott, soprano and Adrian Kelly, piano, October 18.
Sacconi Quartet, October 19.
Tim FitzHigham and Dundan Walsh Atkins, perform Flanders and Swann, October 19.
Larisa Piano Trio, Coffee Concert, November 1. Go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for tickets.

Dalesmen Male Voice Choir and Derby A Cappella, St Alkmund’s Church, Duffield

A joint concert in aid of Prostate Cancer UK, October 26, 7pm-9pm. Admission free, but there will be a retiring collection.
The two groups are staging the event as the chairman of Derby A Cappella Graham Kirkham was diagnosed with and successfully treated for the cancer during the last year.
He wanted to raise awareness of the disease and raise money to help others who may have it in the future.
Derby A Cappella invite men who want to try their style of singing to rehearsals on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm, at Chester Green Community Centre, City Road, DE1 3SA. 

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

Ning Kam and Katherine Jenkinson, violin and cello.
Mozart: Duo in G, K.423; Sollima: Alone for Cello Solo; Bach: Adagio and Fugue from Sonata No.1 in G minor for Solo Violin; Martinu: Duo No.1 for Violin and Cello; Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello in C major; Servais/Ghys: Variations brillantes sur l’air God Save the King.October 11, 7.30pm.
For more details go to derbychambermusic.org

Derby Concert Orchestra, St Mary’s Church Wirksworth

Concert October 12, 7pm, with music to include: Verdi – Force of Destiny Overture; Copland – Appalachian Spring and Brahms – Symphony No. 4.
For more details go to derbyconcertorchestra.co.uk 

Derby Cathedral, Derby

Derby Bach Choir present Mozart Requiem, November 2, 7.30pm. Mozart: Requiem (Druce edition); Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro; Michael Haydn: Te Deum; Weber: Clarinet Concertino in E flat.The conductor will be Richard Roddis and ​Derby Bach Orchestra leader Derek Williams. For tickets go to derbybachchoir.com
Details from derbycathedral.org

The Derwent Valley Wind Band and V&A Ensemble Joint Concert, Holy Trinity Church, Matlock Bath

A concert of varied instrumental music and original songs by local composers, November 2, at 7:30pm.Further details from info@dvwb.org.uk or on Facebook @vandaensemble. Tickets: phone 01335 310 366 or 07786 441 771.

Derwent Singers, The Strutts Centre, Belper

Come And Sing – Ralph Vaughan Williams, September 28. This will be an opportunity to spend a day exploring a collection of fine works by a well-loved composer.
The main focus of the event will be two of Vaughan Williams’ less frequently performed choral pieces: An Oxford Elegy and Serenade to Music. For more details go to derwent singers.co.uk

Music at Duffield, St Alkmund’s Church, Duffield

Bemrose Bursary Recital, Maxim Kinasov (piano), October 5, 7.30pm.
Maxim Kinasov made his concerto debut in Moscow at the age of nine and his solo recital debut a year later.
He performs a wide range of repertoire from Bach to Shostakovich. For details go to musicatduffield.com

The Sitwell Singers, St John the Evangelist Church, Mill Street, Derby

Faure: Requiem, also featuring motets by Tchaikovsky, with Tom Corfield on the organ, October 12, 7.30pm.Tickets £12, under 16s free. Booking available via sitwellsingers.org.uk, from 01332 662519 and on the door subject to availability.

Workshops and Courses

Artcore, Derby

Many different creative living, health and well-being courses.
Every Monday Craft Club at 1pm.
Every Wednesday – Art For Life, 1pm.. For details go to artcoreuk.com, email info@artcoreuk.com or call 01332 384561.

Arts Society Derby, Landau Forte College, Derby

Pots and Frocks: The World of Grayson Perry, speaker Ian Swankie, October 1, 7.15 pm. The next meeting is on November 5 when the speaker will be Sarah Dunant, with a talk entitled The Most Infamous Family in History: The Borgias. New members are welcomed.
For details go to https://theartssocietyderby.com/membership/ or phone 01332 751574. Non-members may attend as guests for £5 per person.

Adele Kime Jewellery, Whaley Bridge

Day workshops at a canal-side studio. Small group – maximum four – with homemade cake and refreshments. Beginners/Improvers. Learn a variety of techniques to make your own unique jewellery. For more details and booking go to facebook.com/adelekimejewellery or email adelekimejewellery@gmail.com

Anna Massey, Weekly Painting and Drawing Classes

Various venues in and around the Peaks. Several courses in New Mills, Stockport and Sheffield, including painting and drawing classes: Wednesdays 9.30-11.30am, New Mills; and Wednesdays 1.15-3.45pm, Hazel Grove. For more details go to annamasseyartist.com or call 07947380078

Anne Alldread Textiles

Weekly Textile Groups, Monday pm and Wednesday am in Belper.Small groups with an emphasis on having fun while creating.
A variety of techniques to include wet felting, dyeing, tapestry, printing and much more. Full day workshops also available. Please contact Anne for further information at annealldread.com or on 07817745705

Betty’s Sewing Box, Cokayne Avenue, Ashbourne

Craft workshops, crochet groups, quilting, beginners’ sewing, felting. For details go to bettys-sewing-box.co.uk

Elizabeth Blades, Art Tuition, Studio 4:2, Banks Mill Derby

One-to-one tuition with artist Elizabeth Blades. For further information and details of how to book a session email elizabethlouieblades@gmail.com.

Chesterfield Branch Embroiderers’ Guild

First Thursday of each month 7-9pm The Saints Parish Rooms. St Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield S41 7TH. Go to embroiderersguild.com 

Cromford Studio and Gallery, Market Place, Cromford

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

Derby Photographic Society

The society meets at 7.30pm on Mondays between September and April at Eborn House, Leylands Estate, Broadway, Derby. Visitors and new members very welcome. Full details can be found at derbyphotographicsociety.co.uk

Derbyshire Adult Education

Various courses available. To book a place call 01629 533290, email swadlincote.ace@derbyshire.gov.uk or go to, derbyshire.gov.uk/coursesearch.

Esther Tyson Screenprinting workshops, Via Gellia Mills, Bonsall

Gain a basic knowledge of screenprinting. All equipment and materials provided. For details email esther.tyson@network.rca.ac.uk

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

Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month, 1-3pm. Go to glostitchedup.blogspot.co.uk for details.

Green Door Printmaking Studio, Banks Mill, Derby

Screen Printing for Illustration, October 5 and 6, 11am-3pm.
Screen Printing for Beginners night class October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 6pm-9pm. This four-week course is an opportunity to explore screen printing and its many techniques.
Concessions and student discounts available. For more details and to book online, go to greendoor-printmaking.co.uk or call 07919 823 097.

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Every day – 6×4: Inspired by Landscape. Drop-in at any time and join this fundraising attempt. The aim is to exhibit 5,000 original art works measuring 6” by 4” (postcard size). Entries can also be sent by post. Cost: £1 per entry. All funds raised help with gallery upkeep.
Every Tuesday – Life Drawing. A weekly session for artists at any stage who want to develop their drawing practice with a professional life model.
Easels provided; paper may be purchased at the session. Some drawing tools available but artists are encouraged to bring their own. Session 7pm to 9pm.  Over 16s only.
Every Wednesday – Artspace. A session for anyone who needs creative space in their week,. 11am-1pm. Donations for materials. No need to book.
Artists at Work Day, October 5. Resident Artists and guests turn The Green Man Gallery into a studio for the day with demonstrations and other activities. Free entry. 10.30am-4pm.
Writers’ Retreat, October 12. A chance to write without distractions from 10am-4pm. Monthly event organised by Writers’ HQ. Booking essential. Details at writershq.co.uk/writing-retreats
For further information and booking for other courses contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 unless otherwise stated.

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

Meetings first Wednesday of the month, from 2-4pm, visitors’ entrance is £4.

High Peak Artists, Print, Paint & Create, Pump Room, Buxton

In a collaboration with the Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust, eight members of the High Peak Artists group will be offering a series of creative workshops
The series will offer silk painting, lino printmaking, dry felting, drypoint printing, wire sculpture, jewellery making and acrylic inks with watercolour painting.
The last two workshops will take place on on October 7 and 21 from 6pm-8.30pm. For more information go to galleryinthegardens.co.uk

John Connolly, Ormscliffe Studio, 16 Langwith Road, Bolsover

Acrylics and mixed media tuition is available for very small groups or one-to-one. All abilities welcome. More details at connollyart.com or Call 07967 316622.

Leabrooks Artists Forum, Somercotes

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

Lesley Linley, watercolour classes

Watercolour workshops, classes and demonstrations see lesleylinley.co.uk, call 07919 465222 or email lesleylinley1@gmail.com. 

Life Drawing with Lily Hammond Art, Ashover Village Hall, Ashover

The first Thursday of every month, complete beginners are more than welcome.
Classes are two hours and cost £15 with materials included.
Email info@lilyhammondart.com for booking and more information.

Louise West Lace Design, 6 Friar Gate Studios, Derby

Evening classes in bobbin lace making, Tuesdays 6-8pm.
One-day bobbin lace workshops for a maximum of ten students, £30. The next ones are October 26, November 6 and 23, and December 11 and 14.
Louise also holds Bedfordshire Lace weekend courses. Go to louisewestlacedesign.co.uk for booking details.

Marie Falconer Photography, Cromford Wharf, Cromford Mill

Back to Basics: Shutter Speeds, Apertures, ISO and all that Jazz! October 19-20. A weekend photography course with Marie and Paul Hill. More details at mariefalconer.co.uk

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

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

The Old Lock Up Gallery, Swifts Hollow, Cromford

Life drawing, Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm weekly £12.
Monthly djembe drumming group.
Sketch Group Mondays 7pm – 8.30pm weekly £6.50.
Booking essential. Go to the gallery website for further information theoldlockupgallery.org

The Old House Studio, Woodhead Road, Torside, Glossop

Art courses in the Peak District. Top UK artists. For more details visit pennine-art.uk Tel: 01457 857527, email: info@pennine-art.uk

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

Autumn Sketchbook, October 19.
Full day workshop from 10am-4pm with materials and refreshments.
For details go to pamsmart.co.uk 

Pauline Townsend Silk Painter

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

Pitchblue Creative, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth

Full day workshops from 10am-3.30pm with lunch, a half day is until 1pm. You can choose one day or two. There are also regular weekly courses. Go to pitchbluecreative.com for details. 

Sew Need A Drink, Via Gellia Mill, Bonsall, sewing classes with Louise James

All classes include a kit with all the materials cut out and ready to sew, instructions, tuition, homemade cake and refreshments. For more details go to sewneedadrink.co.uk

Small Print Company, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby

Various courses including Creating a Letterpress Print, and Coptic and Japanese Bookbinding. Details of all the courses and their prices can be found at smallprintcompany.co.uk

StraightCurves, 104 Saltergate, Chesterfield

A range of arts and crafts workshops and courses from drawing and painting to mosaics and beading, for all ages and abilities from accessible studios in Chesterfield.
There are also regular events see details below. Book online at straightcurves.co.uk 01246 807575.
Woolly Wednesdays – every Wednesday, 10am-12.30pm and 6.30-9pm. All arts and crafts are welcome at this session.
Little Creatives – a workshop designed especially for pre-school children and their parent, every Friday and Monday 9.45-11am.
Book Club – 7-8pm on the third Thursday of the month, refreshments included.

St John Street, Gallery, Ashbourne

John Connolly, Dramatic Landscapes, September 30 and October 1.
Sue Lewis Blake, Drawing with Coloured Pencils, October 3 and drawing light and shade, October 31.
Janet Mayled, Alllotment painting Workshop, October 9.
Dave Gelder, Jewellery, October 14.
Sandra Orme, Under Stormy Skies in pastels, October 16.
Lewis Noble, Sketching and Painting the Derbyshire Landscape en plein air.
To book, phone 01335 347425 or email enquiries@stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk.

Storer Farm Landscape Painting Courses, Ashleyhay

Course leader: Jeremy Bournon, retired director of art, Repton School. October 5 and 6. Further details on application to jeremyhbournon64@outlook.com.

Viveka Bowry, Life Drawing Classes, Strutts Centre, Belper

Life Drawing group (non-tutored) with yoga poses to draw, first Wednesday of month, 10am-noon. Contact Viveka on 01629 258362.

West Studios, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield

For more information call West Studios on 01246 500 799, email hello@weststudios.co.uk or go to weststudios.co.uk for details.

Zantium Studios, Godfrey Hole House, Hopton

Mosaic Autumn School, October 7-11. Go to zantium.co.uk or telephone 01629 824377 for details.

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