What’s on this month

Exhibitions and galleries

Ashover Festival of Arts, Crafts and Floral Art, Church Street Ashover

Floral art, entitled Tales and Tributes in Ashover Church, including details of famous figures mentioned in the church; an exhibition of art by the Ashover Art Group in the Bassett Rooms and Take Three Embroidery group are exhibiting their creations in the Tuck Shop, 10am–5pm each day.

Art-en-le-Frith, St Thomas Becket Church, Chapel-en-le-Frith

A variety of work from more than 18 artists from Chapel and surrounding areas. The evening preview takes place on July 4, from 7.30-10pm. The exhibition will be open from 10am-4pm on July 5 and 6 and from 1-4pm on July 7. For further information please contact: celiamilligan1@aol.com

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.

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.

Belper Art Group

Belper Art Group – Art Exhibition, at The Wharf Gallery Cromford, from August 10-16, 10am -4.30pm various media on-display and to purchase throughout the week. Free admission.

Buxton Art Trail, Buxton

The Buxton Art Trail will return during the first weekend of Fringe40 on July 6 and 7.
It will include 36 venues ranging from sheds to art galleries as well as two BAT hubs. at Buxton Community School and at St. Anne’s Community Centre where there will be many out of town artists and Leek School of Art. See more details on page 25 of the online edition.

Buxton Spa Prize, Green Man Gallery, Buxton

A major exhibition of the entries to the annual en-plein air competition staged in Buxton, June 28-31. You can read more about this on page 55. More details from buxtonspaprize.co.uk

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

The Derbyshire Open Exhibition, July 6-September 13. Competition entrants have submitted work illustrating what is special about Derbyshire. The winners of a variety of prizes will be announced at a preview evening and awards ceremony on July 5. Go to derbyshire.gov.uk for more information.

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 feature artist for July is Claire White. See more details on page 30. The gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Go to cromfordstudioandgallery.weebly.com for details. 

The Derwent Gallery, Grindleford

The Peak District Landscape in Darkness and Light by Gareth Buxton, July 5-August 31. Gareth Buxton has rapidly developed a reputation as a popular yet unconventional painter with a taste for mist, moonlight and stormy weather and many of his paintings show a battle between darkness and light. This interplay creates a mood of tension and drama in his work. 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 Thursday-Saturday, 10.30am-5pm and Sundays, 11am-3pm.
For more details go to duffieldartgallery.co.uk

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

Summer Celebration, June 21-September 1. 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 Small Painting Exhibition, June 29-August 1. Turn to page 27 for more details. 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

In Motion, a solo exhibition by Claire Morgan. For more details, visit: greendoor-printmaking.co.uk

The Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Until July 24, Fringe 40 Archive Exhibition. Artefacts, posters, photos and programmes from 40 years of Buxton Festival Fringe.
Acts of Making, joint exhibition for Buxton Fringe by The Green Man Gallery resident artists. June 28-July 31.
12 Artists. A group exhibition by the Youlgreave Artists’ Workshop including paintings drawings and mixed media. August 2-28. Meet the Artists, August 2, 7pm-9pm.
Nancy Power – Printmaker. Linocut prints by the winner of The Green Man Gallery Exhibition Award at the Derbyshire Print Open 2018. August 29-September 25. Meet the Artist,: August 29, 7pm-9pm.
For further information contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375.

Haddon Hall, near Bakewell

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

Hall of Frames, King Street, Belper

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

High Stone Gallery, 2D Via Gellia Mill, Bonsall

Featuring 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 are June 29-30, July 27-28 and August 24-26.
For more details go to highstonegallery.co.uk 

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

A gallery and gift shop with a beautiful range of work. Featuring the work of Keith How and Mark Brigighton this month. Go to Isla–Fine Art on facebook for more details.

Jarva Gallery, Market Street, Whaley Bridge

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

Leabrooks Arts Complex, Somercotes

The featured artist in July is Carol Barton-Jones with an exhibition entitled Mind Games. Her paintings explore a variety of challenging themes, using special effects created by carefully orchestrated bands of colour. These are stimulating pieces which are intended to engage the viewer with some startling perspectives. All profits will be donated to the Altzheimer’s Society.
The exhibition runs from July 6-August 2.
The gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and 11am-3.30pm on Sundays. Wednesdays by appointment only. For details go to leabrooksartscomplex.com

The Manger Gallery, Kings Newton, Melbourne

Secret Places: Images of safety and solace by Michael Cook, pottery by Bev Seth and stained glass by Juliet Forrest. To visit – apart from Open Weekends – please phone or email ahead.
Go to mangergallery.co.uk for details.

Matlock Artists’ Society

30th Anniversary Summer Exhibition 2019: July 29-August 4. Gothic Warehouse, Cromford Wharf Cromford DE4 3RQ, 10am- 4.30pm, Sunday 10am-noon. For more details go to matlockartistssociety.co.uk

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, Melbourne

Artists’ Summer Studio Sale Exhibition. Established prize-winning artists selling original work at greatly reduced prices for one weekend only, June 29-30. Work by Michael Cook, Elizabeth Forrest, Michelle Holmes, Duncan Pass, Richard Pearson, John Rattigan, Claire Simpson, Helen Vaughanand Rosemary Jefferson.

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.

Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery, Leek

David and Friends, June 29- September 7. An exhibition of works by award-winning Staffordshire artists David Hunt and his friends.See more details in the online edition. From September 14-November 2 there will be a photographic exhibition – Call of the Wild. More details on the Nicholson Institute’s facebook page.

No28, Market Place, Belper

Paintings by Windley-based artist Rosalind Bliss until July 12. There will be an exhibition open evening on July 5, from 6pm-8.30pm. For opening times go to No28’s facebook page. 

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

The Secret Postcard Show from August 30. See more details on page 28 of the online edition. Visit theoldlockupgallery.org for more details. The gallery is open 11am-5pm, Friday through to Sunday. 

Phoenix Art Group, Gothic Warehouse, Cromford Mills

Art exhibition, July 5, 1pm-4pm; July 6-7, 10am-4pm.

The Richard Whittlestone Wildlife Gallery, Pilsley, near Chatsworth

The gallery is open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday. See details of his latest exhibition on page 27. More details at richardwhittlestone.co.uk 

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

The gallery is open to visitors every Friday, 10am-4pm. Go to robwilsonart.co.uk for more details.

Smallprint Company, Friary Street, Derby

To Have Lived a Life, by Tully Crook, July 6-August 10, with a preview evening on July 5, 6-8pm. More details at smallprintcompany.com

St John Street Gallery, Ashbourne

A Beautiful Mess by Louise Jannetta, July 6-20 and the animal paintings of Wendy Darker from August 10-24. See more details on page 29 of the online edition. 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 

Two Birds Gallery, Borough Street, Castle Donington 

July: Karina Goodman. August: Kevin Hayes, a self-taught artist who paints colourful memories of his childhood, having been brought up in a northern mill town. 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. 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

Annual Open Exhibition, launch evening, September 6 and running until September 27. Application deadline August 16. See more details on page 46 of the online edition or go to chesterfield.ac.uk


Derby Theatre, and Derby Theatre Studio, Derby

MT Experiments & Creatio Arts present  the hit musical Green Day’s American Idiot, July 10-13.
Following each performance, the audience will be invited to join the cast post show for a half hour set of performance, Unplugged: REVOLT – a curated series of live art, music and spoken word.
Departure Lounge, a summer festival of cool, contemporary and cutting edge theatre, July 18-21.
Influence, following the huge success of The Blue Road, Derby Youth Theatre year 10-13 groups are staging a new play by Andy McGregor, July 26 and 27, 2pm and 7pm.
Five, a WinterWalker and Theatre Hullabaloo production, perfect for children aged three to six, July 31-August 10.
Desert Island Flicks , July 5, 7pm.
The Death Show, July 6, 8pm. See more details above.
One Man, Two Guvnors, September 7-28. See more details on page 49.
The Eagle Awards, July 14, 7pm.More details at derbytheatre.co.uk

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Buxton International Festival, various events, from July  5-21.
Chapterhouse Theatre Company, The Secret Garden, August 15, 7:30pm.
Eastendless, August 16, starring James Holmes, Buxton’s favourite panto dame treading the boards in quite a different role.
Tony Coventry has every EastEnders episode on video (except The One Where Alfie Can’t Find A Condom). But when he lands a bit part on the show, his dream job soon becomes a nightmare. A blackly-comic look behind the scenes of the soap opera. A new play by Tim Fountain, directed by Mike Bradwell. Go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for details. 

Cromford Mills, Cromford

Shakespeare At The Mill, The Tempest from The HandleBards, July 26, 6.30pm in the Mill Yard. A creative and hilarious production from the theatre group who will turn up on their bikes. Tickets from handlebards.com.
Much AdoAbout Nothing. A musical take on Shakespeare with The Three Inch Fools that will have everyone tapping their feet. August 3. 6.30pm, in the Mill Yard. Tickets from threeinchfools.com
Don’t forget to take your own seat for these two shows. The cafe will be open and there will be refreshments. More details from cromfordmills.org.uk

Markeaton Park, Derby

The ever-popular Outdoor Theatre and Cinema season will return to the Craft Village this July and August. Derby LIVE and Derby Parks will be bringing shows from Oddsocks Productions, The Lost Boys and Babbling Vagabonds, as well as showings of award-winning films.
The Lost Boys will be bringing their new show, Monsters, Myths and Mayhem, to the Park from July 24-27. See more details on page 50.
Here Be Dragons, from The Babbling Vagabonds. A new Wild Walk and outdoor theatre adventure. Meet the secretive Creature Carers and help them to conjure a story to becalm a bewildered beastie, August 5-10, 11am and 2pm. Tickets from derbylive.co.uk

High Lea Park, New Mills

Expect merriment, mayhem and cross-dressing-a-plenty when the HandleBards’ cycle in to New Mills as part of their summer tour around the UK to perform a riotous bicycle-powered interpretation of Shakespeare’s famous comedy Much Ado About Nothing. The donations-only show on August 14, at 6.30pm, is a taster event for New Mills Festival, which runs from September 13-29. More details from newmillsfestival.com


Funhouse Comedy Club

Bar One, Newland Street, Derby. Edinburgh Festival Preview All-Dayers, from 2pm, July 7, 21 and 28.
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Gong Show with compere Spiky Mike, August 12, 8pm.
The Dragon, Willington, Simon Bligh and Matt Rees with compere Dave Bryon, August 25, 8pm.Book tickets at funhousecomedyclub.co.uk

Spoken word

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Buxton Adventure Festival, a evening with Kate Rew, founder of the Outdoor Swimming Society in conversation with filmmaker Natasha Brookes. Tickets: buxtonoperathouse.org.uk

Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust Buxton Pump Room, Buxton

Genteel Hands and Rebel Queens in Derbyshire Georgian Business, a talk by Dr Peter Collinge July 10, 6-7pm. An illustrated talk exploring the lives of successful local Georgian business women Ellen Morewood and Barbara Ford.
The Georgian Landlady – a talk by Dr. Gillian Williamson, July 11, 6-7pm. Lodging was a widespread practice in Georgian cities and resort towns such as Buxton which provided lodging houses in The Crescent. The talk explores the comic and sometimes fearsome reputation of a Georgian landlady. 
C W Sellors 40 Year Anniversary – a talk on Faberge and Blue John, July, 17, 6-7pm. Free Event. For tickets contact the Buxton Opera House box office on 01298 72190. Details at buxtoncrescenttrust.org

Derby Poetry Society

Annual meeting, with strawberries and cream. Take a holiday poem, July 12. No meetings in August or September. 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 month sees the 50th anniversary of man first setting foot on the moon. So the team have come up with a set of moon themed stories and on July 5 they will be Howling At The Moon.
The tellers will be regulars Rachel Murray, Helen Appleton, Gill Shimwell, Deb Page, and Phil Coogan. Always the first Friday of the month. Doors at 6.45pm.
For more details go to matlockstorytellingcafe.co.uk

QUAD, Derby

An Evening With Geoff Capes, July 22. One of the most recognised sportsmen of his generation, and the most capped British male athlete of all time, this is a rare opportunity to hear Geoff Capes in conversation talking about his sporting career. and the future work he wants to deliver to support young people in challenging circumstances to maximise their sporting passions.
The event is in aid of, and organised by, The Geoff Capes Foundation, a national charity to provide disadvantaged children and young people opportunities to participate in sport and other recreational and leisure time activities. For tickets go to derbyquad.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 0129871622.

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. Every first Tuesday of each month, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Free entry. For details call 07713 246391.


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

The James Bond Concert Spectacular, August 2.
The South, featuring Alison Wheeler, September 5. Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Arena, Derby

For details of any events go to derbyarena.co.uk

Queen’s Head, Belper

Constell8. featuring Jamie Joseph, July 6.
Mersey Belles plus Phil Doleman, July 13.
For more details and dates of other gigs go to queensheadbelper.weebly.com 

Folk and Jazz

Alstonefield Village Hall

The Trials of Cato, July 13, 8pm. See more details on page 54 of the online edition. For tickets go to alstonefield.org or  wegottickets.com

Old King’s Head, Days Lane, Belper

Belper Folk Club, every Tuesday at 8.30pm. For more details check out their facebook page or go to belperfolkclub.co.uk
Black Dog Radio Presents…Claire Hastings with Jenn Butterworth, September 7. For tickets go to black-dog-radio.com. 

No 28, Market Place, Belper

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

Chesterfield Jazz, Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield 

Dennis Rollins, trombone, July 18, 8.30pm.
Mike Outram,guitar, October 17, 8.30pm. For gig details go to chesterfieldjazz.wordpress.com.

Coach House Studios, Wirksworth

For tickets go to wegottickets.com or thecoachhousestudios.co.uk

Derby Jazz, Derby Theatre
Go to derby-jazz.co.uk for details.

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Buxton Festival Fringe events from July 5-24. Events include jazz, blues, folk, acoustic guitar and a brand new opera.Full details at thegreenmangallery.com

Live & Local, various locations

For more details go to liveandlocal.org.uk.

Medway Centre, Bakewell

Jon Allen and Band (support: Holly Lerski), August 30, 8pm. Tickets: Wegottickets.com/event/468939  01335 310121

The Old Hall Hotel, Hope 

Wilson McGladdery, July 10.
The Crafters, July 24.
August 14 TBA.
Lee Bardsley, August 28.
Edwina Hayes, September 8.
Acoustic sessions with guests second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Go to folkandblues.wixsite.com for details.

Classical Music

Abbotsholme Arts Society, Abbotsholme School Chapel

For details go to abbotsholmeartssociety.co.uk

Ashbourne Singers Summer Concert, St John’s Church, Ashbourne

Open Your Eyes…, July 13, 7pm. Ashbourne Singers and  Young Ashbourne Singers will be performing their Summer Concert accompanied by a band of musicians.  The programme includes both contemporary and  traditional music to suit all tastes.
Tickets at the door or from Natural Choice £8 (under 18s free).More information can be found at ashbournesingers.org.uk

Bakewell Town Hall, Bakewell

Tickets from bakewelltownhall.co.uk

Belper Singers

Concert at The Strutts Centre, Belper, July 12, 7.30pm. Directed by Olivia Shotton, with Pianists Beate Toyka and Gill Bithel.
Mozart Requiem (Two hands piano version).
Soloists: Kate Huddie (soprano), Nicola Dunne (mezzo), Tom Johnson (tenor) and Mark McCombs (bass.
Tickets £12 (students £10 and under 16s free) from 07990 658071, belpersingers@gmail.com or on the door. For more details go to belpersingers.webs.com

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Numerous events as part of the Buxton International Festival. Go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for tickets.

St John’s Church, Buxton

Various events as part of the Buxton International Festival including the High Peak Orchestra with Yukyung Na, see details above right. Go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for tickets.

Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir, The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield

Doncaster-born super soprano Lesley Garrett returns to Chesterfield for a one-off summer concert with the choir, 40 years after performing with them at the start of her career. 
Lesley will be performing with other special guests – the Choir of the Chesterfield Parish Church and up-and-coming soprano, Charlotte Potter. Conducted and directed by Steven Roberts they will be performing music from a range of different composers and eras, June 29, 7pm.Tickets from chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk or the Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre.

The Hannells Darley Park Concert, Darley Park, Derby

An evening of classical music and fireworks, September 1, gates open 2pm concert from 6pm
Derby’s much-loved concert returns to Darley Park. Go along and be part of one of the UK’s biggest outdoor classical concerts. Sinfonia Viva are back, supported by Rolls-Royce, with accomplished conductor Bob Pope. The theme for this year’s programme celebrates 1969 and golden anniversaries. Go to derbylive.co.uk for more details.

Derby A Cappella

Derby A Cappella is a group of men who sing in four-part harmony. Men who would like to try singing in that style, or have experience singing in the Barbershop style, are welcome at rehearsals on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm, at Chester Green Community Centre, City Road, DE1 3SA. Anyone who would like to book the singers for an event to help raise money for Prostate Cancer UK, should contact them through derbyacappella.co.uk

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

The current season of music has just finished. For details of the next go to derbychambermusic.org

Derby Concert Orchestra, St Mary’s Church Wirksworth

Tchaikovsky, Heln Grime, Arnold Baz and Elgar,July 6, 7.30pm.
For more details go to derbyconcertorchestra.co.uk 

Derby Cathedral, Derby

Lunchtime concerts: July 5, James Gaughan, Baritone and David Hammond, piano; July 12, High Edge Recorder Orchestra.
All concerts are at 1-1.45pm.
Entry is free with a retiring collection.

Organ Recitals: July 24, Alex Binns of Derby Cathedral;July 31, Sachin Gunga of Portsmouth Cathedral; August 7, Nicholas Freestone of Worcester Cathedral; August 14, Simon Russell, of Nantwich Church; August 21, Roger Sayer of Temple Church London and August 28 Edward Turner of Derby Catherdral.
 Sam Callahan Live, July 6, 7pm. A former X Factor finalist. Tickets derbylive.co.uk
La Vaghezza, a dynamic group of international award-winning young musicians, July 10, 7.30pm. Tickets from derbylive.co.uk.
More details from derbycathedral.org

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 on 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

Matlock Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Medway Centre, Bakewell

For further information go to matlockgilbertandsullivan.org.uk

Mayfield Music, St John the Baptist Church, Mayfield

The Faros Quartet, July 12, 7.30pm.
The Faros took the Buxton International Festival by storm in 2018 and since then have toured throughout the UK.
They will be presenting a stunning programme to include works by Mozart, Schumann, Bridge and Dvorak.
The Faros String Quartet was formed in the Autumn of 2017, and its members are postgraduate and former students of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. They are: Oliver Baily (violin), Emma Rushworth (violin), Ben Kearsley (viola) and Kotryna Siugzdinyte (cello).
The programme is: WA Mozart: Divertimento in D Major K 136; Robert Schumann: String Quartet Op 41 No 3 in A Major; Frank Bridge: Three Idylls H67 and Antonín Dvořák: String Quartet No 12, Op 96, American.
The Faros Quartet appears by kind permission of the RNCM.
Tickets: £10 (Students £5) by email: penny@mayfieldmusic.org.uk,by phone: 01335 342114, or at Natural Choice, St. John’s Street, Ashbourne. Also available on the day. Full programme details available from http://www.mayfieldmusic.org.uk

The Sitwell Singers, The Strutts Centre, Belper

Songs of Love and Nonsense with Beate Toyka and Gillian Bithel, piano; nonsense by Richard Rodney Bennett; Liebeslieder Waltzes by Brahms, Jeux d’enfants by Bizet (for piano duet) plus other choral music by Brahms, Saturday June, 29, 7.30pm.
Tickets £10 (under 16s free), available from sitwellsingers.org.uk, 01332 662519 or on the door.

Workshops and Courses

Artcore, Charnwood Street, Derby

Many different creative living, health and well-being courses.
n Every Wednesday – Clay course for beginners, 6-8pm. For details email info@artcoreuk.com or call 01332 384561.

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 information 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

Bob Neill, Pyrography Tuition, 10 Long Croft, Aston on Trent

One-day courses and group workshops. Contact 01332 792036 or visit bobneillpyrography.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.

Bullclough Art School, Bullclough, Ford, Leek

Recognised artists from all over the world to share their methods and inspirations. Check out forthcoming workshops planned for this summer by going to bullcloughartschool.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.

Derbyshire Adult Education

Various courses available at venues including the Derbyshire Eco Centre, near Wirksworth and Sharp’s Pottery at Swadlincote. 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

Etching for Beginners, July 6 and 7, 11am-4pm. Learn how to draw, etch and print your copper plate with Acrylic Resist Etching.
Explore Printmaking Night Class, July 8, 15, 22 and 29, 6pm-9pm. Have you done a little bit of printmaking but are feeling a bit stuck? Come along to this tailor-made class.
Papermaking, July 13, 11am-3pm. n Screen Printed Poster July 13, 11am-4pm). Suitable for beginners.
Linocut for International Print Exchange, July 14, 11am-3pm. Learn how to create, carve and print a linocut block.
Mark Making for Etching, July 27 and 28, 11am-4pm. This weekend course offers the chance to explore grounds and making marks.
Acrylic Resist Etching.
Screen Printing for T-Shirts, July 27, 11am-4pm.
Screen Printing for IPE, July 28, 11am-3pm). Learn how to design and print your own multi-coloured screen prints.
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

Life drawing, a weekly session for artists at any stage with a professional life model, Tuesdays, 7-9pm.
Adult Dance Classes: Every Thursday, dance for fun and fitness. 7pm tap dancing, 8pm ballet/body conditioning. For information or to book, call Catherine Farrimond, on 01298 70984. 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.

Needle Felting with Hannah Dodd, Broadbottom, Glossop 

A full day creating cute street scenes in 3d. All equipment, materials and lunch included £45. July 11, 10.30am-3.30pm. Visit hannahdoddtextileartist.co.uk or call 07590496926 to book. 

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.

Jane Bevan, Making Crafts and Jewellery with Natural Materials

 Jewellery, July 20, 10am–1pm, The Old Village Store, Main Road, Sudbury, DE6 5HS.
Crafts, August 1, 10am–4pm, The Old Village Store, Main Road, Sudbury. Includes a short foraging walk in Sudbury Hall Gardens.
To book telephone 0794 1626452 or email janebevan@btconnect.com

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.

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, June 5 and August 14.
Louise also holds Bedfordshire Lace weekend courses. Go to louisewestlacedesign.co.uk for booking details.

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

Carol Hill will be demonstrating a landscape in oils. All welcome. Saturday July 20, 10am-12 noon. Admission £5 including refreshments. Details: matlockartistssociety.co.uk or call 01629 584708.
The Club’s Portrait Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 9.30am-noon. Everyone welcome, £5 to include light refreshments. 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.
Abstracting from Nature – Day 1, July 13.
Coptic Book Binding, August 5.
Abstracting from Nature – Day 2, August 18.
Japanese Bookbinding, September 16.
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

Fabulous Flowers, June 22.
Seaside Sketchbook, July 23.
Glorious Gardens August 10 and 11.
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

Eco Dying Weekend July 12 and 13, 10am-3.30pm.
Ceramic bird houses and feeders with Jo Bunbury, August 9 and 10, 10am-3.30pm.
Heat transfer printing, August 17, a family workshop, 10am-1-pm.
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

Make a patchwork vanity bag with handle, June 7, 9.30am-2.30pm.
Absolute Beginners: make a fully adjustable full length apron (for a child or adult), June 12, 6.30-10pm.
Make a nautical beach bag with rope handles, Thursday June 27, 6.30pm-10pm.
Creative Day. Design and make your own free motion embroidered wall art. June 30, 10am-3pm.
All classes include a kit with all the materials cut out and ready to sew, instructions, tuition, homemade cake and refreshment. 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

Lewis Noble, sketching and painting the Derbyshire landscape en plein air, July 1-3, and 15-17, 9.30am-4pm.
John Connolly colour light and texture in the landscape, July 8-9, 10am-4pm.
Liz Wellby, Can you cut the Mustard, exploring multiple lino cuts, July 10-11, 10am-4pm.
Wendy Darker, Running Duck, August 13, 10am-4pm.

To book, phone 01335 347425 or email enquiries@stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk.

Storer Farm Landscape Painting Courses, Ashleyhay, near Wirksworth

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.