What’s on this month


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Exhibitions and galleries

Art Café, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton 

The gallery is reopening on February 2 with a spring exhibition of selected work by various artists. The gallery is up the spiral staircase and is open daily from 9.30am-4.30pm. Call 01298 23114 for details.

Banks Mill Studios, Bridge Street, Derby

Feline fans will enjoy this new fantastical exhibition where artist Gerry Henegan Barr showcases her unique style of mixed media 3D sculptural tableau. The exhibition runs until February 24.
Green Door Printmaking Studio, Footprints – a solo exhibition by artist and printmaker Chrissy Stangroom. A series of hand-pulled original prints inspired by quirky footwear and the definition of the word footprint. Until March 1, Monday to Saturday 11am-5pm. Please ring the bell for entry. 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 work by 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.
Sue Lewis Blake, is the only Derbyshire artist who is taking part in this exhibtion. Others include Sue Andrew, Oliver Lovely, the society president Jackie Devereux, and Les Williams. The exhibition runs until March 31.

Cromford Gallery and Studio, Market Place, Cromford

The featured artist in February is Richard Holland and the featured maker is ceramicist Josie Walter. For more details turn to 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

Travels Through the Landscape, by Lucy Archer. For more details turn to page 30.The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 11am-4pm. Go to derwentgallery.com for 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 on page 30 and 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, February 18-April 1. Preview on February 17, from 7pm-9pm. 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 February 2, 9.30am-5pm. Details at galleryinthegardens.co.uk

Gallerytop, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley

The Leicester Print Workshop’s Small Print International exhibition is on at the gallery until February 12. The show comprises 150 original prints that measure no more than 100 sq cms, and includes contemporary print processes from intaglio, lithography, relief, screenprinting and digital printmaking. There are works by 92 artists from 18 countries in the show including the print above by Sheffield artist Sarah Sharpe who was featured in the last issue of artsbeat. You can read about her at artsbeatblog.co.uk. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. More details at gallerytop.co.uk

The Gallery, High Street, New Mills

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

The Green Man Gallery, Buxton

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.
Rendezvous, February 3-March 1. Five former members of The Green Man Gallery are re-united in an exciting exhibition of their recent work. For more details go to page 29; 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

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

Open Studio and Winter Sale, until January 30. 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 the weekends.

Lally Gallery, Erewash Museum, Ilkeston

An exhibition by retired teacher John Shiel until February 25.

Leabrooks Gallery, Somercotes

Ralph Taylor with his first solo exhibition, February 4-17. See more details on page 28.
From February 18-March 3, Fresh Fields – an eclectic mix of stunning art work by a variety of artists new to the gallery – will be on display.
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

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

Matlock Artists Society will be holding a demonstration in pastel by artist Les Darlow on February 18, 10.30am-12.30pm. All welcome, £5 including refreshments. Further details from 01629 584708.

The Marlow Gallery, The Close, Church Square, Melbourne

Contemporary paintings, ceramics, sculpture and glass. 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

The Mustard Seed Café, Market Street, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Art and craftwork from seven local professional artists. There are a range of original paintings and prints, hand-made glassware and textiles, organic cosmetics and cards, all at affordable prices and much of it unique. Open mornings, Monday to Saturday.

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

The Old Station Gallery, Peak Shopping Village, Rowsley

From the Land – a group exhibition by artists whose work links directly to the landscape and the natural world. Paintings by John Bainbridge and Michael Claxton; abstracted woodland paintings by Tim Ball; Ian Turncock’s intricate 2D and 3D work; ceramics by Linda Southwell and the sculptural work of Mari-Ruth Oda.
Check for any updates at theoldstationgallery.wordpress.com

Opus Gallery, St John Street, Ashbourne

There is an exhibition by mixed artists in February. Go to opusgalleryashbourne.com for more details.

Patchings Arts Centre, Calverton

Barn Gallery and Pavilion Gallery – 62nd Annual Exhibition of The North and East Midlands Photographic Federation, until February 12 and Patchings Club Members’ Exhibition and Special Project, February 18-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

teamLab’s three-screen sublime interactive, computer generated immersive installation, What a Loving, and Beautiful World, runs at QUAD until February 2. The exhibition will be open late until 9pm on the last night.Go to derbyquad.co.uk for more details.

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

Original landscape, abstract and still life fine art. The gallery, which has work by several artists including Pauline Rignall, Richard Clare, Kristan Baggaley, Duncan Friend and Janet Bassindale, will be 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

The Silver Tree Gallery, Carriage House, Mill Lane, Cromford

Paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles and interior objet d’art.Currently exhibiting: Peter Stanaway, David Barnes, Richard Clare, Rosa Sepple VPRI, Annabel Thornton SWA, Jiri Borsky, John Thompson (1924-2011), Paul Robinson, John Lines RMSA, Ron Coleman, Alison Tyldesley and textile artist Jo Hill. More details at silvertreegallery.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

Love Art will feature a selection of work with a Valentine’s theme. For more details go 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 from February 11-March 18. For more details turn to page 28. 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, February 17-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


Bakewell Town Hall, Bakewell

Simon Evans is an established act on the UK comedy circuit who has also appeared on television – on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and on Stand Up for the Week. February 18, 8pm. Tickets £15 http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/319597

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Buzz Comedy Club, Chris Washington, Anthony King and Howard Walker with Carl Jones compere, February 3, 8pm.
John Shuttleworth, My Last Will and Tasty Mint, Feburary 13,7.30pm.
More information at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Theatre, Derby

An evening shared with Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan, February 9-11, 7.30pm.
Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for tickets.

Funhouse Comedy Club

The Prince Alfred, Burton-upon-Trent, Steve McClean, Sam Wyatt,Matt Hutchinson and Aaron Aardvaark.Compere Spiky Mike. February 16, 8.15pm.
The Blessington Carriage, Derby, Should I Stay or Should I Go? Champions’ Special, ten heat winners go head-to-head for a £100 prize. Compere Spiky Mike, February 27, 8.15pm start.
More details at funhousecomedy.co.uk


Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Dong Ding, Murder Me On High, from Talking Scarlet, the world premiere of the fourth installment of the Pratt Trilogy, February 3-5.
A View From the Edge, from Owdyado Theatre. Private eye and troubled sleeper Charlie Daniels is hired by the seductive Elise to investigate the disappearance of her husband, February 7, 7.30pm PAC.
Scottish Falsetto Socks Do Shakespeare, February 15, 7.30pm, Studio Theatre.
Dracula’s Ghost, by Don’t Go Into the Cellar, February 16, 7.30pm, Studio Theatre.
Hysteria by the London Classic Theatre, February 16-18.
Raffles The Mystery of the Murdered Thief, by the Rumpus Theatre Company, February 23-25.
Big Wooden Horse presents Monstersaurus, a family show, February 25, 11am and 2pm.
For ticket details go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Belper Musical Theatre, Belper School

Guys and Dolls, February 14-18, Tuesday to Friday 7.15pm and Saturday 1.30pm and 6.30pm. Tickets 01773 856190.

Derby Theatre, Derby

Invincible, from the Original Theatre Company, January 31-February 4.
Educating Rita, by Willy Russell, February 17-March 11. Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for tickets.

Derby Theatre Studio

Debris by Louise White, February 3, 8pm.
Night Life by the Mandala Theatre Company, February 10, 7pm.
TOOT and Ovalhouse present Focus Group (Or How to Stare Down and Transfigure Loneliness), February 11, 6pm and 8pm. Inspired by cult US writer David Foster Wallace’s short story Mister Squishy this is a comedy with a dark heart.
The Misfit Analysis, February 18, 8pm. Read more about this on page 18.
Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for tickets.

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

February 13, REC Youth Theatre Senior Company Showcase.Contact the gallery for time and ticket price. Contact the gallery for times and ticket prices: hello@thegreenmangallery.com

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

The Jungle Book from Oddsocks Theatre, January 31-February 4, Read more about the show on page 26.
The Giant Jam Sandwich, February 11-18, read more about this on page19.
Made in Dagenham, the musical, by Gatepost Theatre Company, February 22-25. For more details go to derbylive.co.uk

Live and Local, various locations

Hickory Dickory Murder presented by the Dead Secrets, award-winning comedy, Milton Village Hall, February 11, 8pm. For tickets telephone 01283 703075.
Truth and Tall Tales, presented by Kel Elliott and her Three Man Orchestra, Kirk Langley Village Hall, February 16, 7.30pm. Tickets 01332 824403.
A Brief History of Music, presented by Green and Matthews, Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills, February 18, 7.30pm. Tickets 01663308202.

New Mills Art Theatre, New Mills

Beauty and the Beast, January 27-29 and February 3-4. Book tickets online at ticketsource.co.uk/arttheatrepantomime. For further details go to page 19, telephone 07983 344862 or email friendsofthearttheatre@gmail.com.

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.


Déda Derby

ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble: Triple Bill, February 2. An evening of works that will take you on a gripping journey of discovery, passion and intricate choreography.
Scarlett Daggers and Déda: LaDéDa Burlesque Cabaret, February 25.
n Jose Triguero: Cul De Sac, March 2, an absurd and comic duet of circus exploring hurman relationships. 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,

Sean Conway talks about Adventures on the Edge, February 8, 7.30pm.
Levison Wood, the best-selling author, photographer and TV presenter shares his experiences at a modern-day explorer, February 21, 7.30pm.

Derby Poetry Society

Robert Hodkinson reads his own poems. Robert is an award-winning local poet whose work draws on historial anecdote February 10, Room 3, Friends’ Meeting House, Derby, 7.30pm. Contact Gina Clarke on 01773 825215.

The Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by poet Michael George Gibson . February 11. More details on page 17. Contact The Green Man Gallery for times and ticket price: hello@thegreenmangallery.com

Matlock Storytelling Cafe

Gillian Shimwell will be telling Beastly Tales along with Helen Appleton who has Tales of Lost Love at Matlock Storytelling Café on February 3. 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.

West Studios, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield

Free session: Café Scientifique, for the price of a coffee, join a discussion about the science that is changing lives February 9, 7pm-9pm,


Bakewell and Ashford Film Society

Sing Street, February 12, 7.30pm.More details at bashfilms.org.uk

Belper Ritz, Belper

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

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Banff Mountain Film Festival – an evening of short films showing some of today’s most incredible adventurers. February 15, 7.30pm.

Buxton Film, Pavilion Arts Centre

Captain Fantastic, February 2; Behemoth, February 6; The Idol, February 13; The Girl on the Train, Feburary 20; Bridget Jones’ Baby, February 22; The Lesson, February 27. Further information from buxtonfilm.org.uk

Hathersage Film Club, Hathersage Memorial Hall, Oddfellows Road

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

Love and Mercy, February 11. Films always 7.30pm on Saturdays.
Full season ticket, £30. More details at peakfilmsociety.org

QUAD, Derby

A full programme of films every day. Go to derbyquad.co.uk for details.

Tideswell Cinema, George Inn, Tideswell

Les Enfants Du Paradis, February 23, 7.30pm. Go to tideswellcinema.com for more details.

Tansley Film Community Cinema, Tansley Village Hall

Love and Friendship, February 7. Always the first Tuesday evening of the month. Go to tansleyfilm.org.uk


Rock and Pop

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Macca – The Concert, celebrating the music of Paul McCartney, February 9, 7.30pm.
Space, February 9, PAC, see more details on page 50.
Mike and the Mechanics, February 14, 7.30pm.
The Take That Experience, March 4, 7.30pm.
Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

The Defiance Sessions, Glossop Labour Club, Glossop

Go to defiancesessions.co.uk for details.

The Flowerpot, Derby

Blair Dunlop, The Regilded Tour, February 9.
Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders, February 25.

The George and Dragon, Bridge Street, Belper

Friday Night Music Nights offer some of the best festival acts from all over the UK. All the gigs are free and will run most Friday nights 9-11pm.

The Globe, High Street West, Glossop

Tickets from The Globe or wegottickets.com.

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
First and third Sundays, Shaun Byrne and guests. More details at oldpoets.co.uk

Queen’s Head, Chesterfield Road Belper

Bob Cheevers (Texas bar room) plus support. February 11.
Sean Taylor plus support. February 17. 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 and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

The Legends of American Country, February 4, 7.30pm.
Dakhla Brass, PAC, February 5, 1pm.
Richard Digance, Golden Anniversary Tour, February 5, 7.30pm.
Nathan Carter and his Band, The Wanna Dance Tour, February 8, 7.30pm.
The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra, February 10, 7.30pm, PAC.
Fairport Convention, February 11, 7.30pm.
McGoldrick, McCusker and Doyle, February 18, 7.30pm.

Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield

Piano Divas, Jazz club founder Wendy Kirkland, performing from her new album (which is out this month), at Eyre Chapel, Chesterfield, February 11, 8pm.
Sam Dunn at the club, February 16, 8.30pm. More details at wendykirkland.com

Derby Jazz

Disquiet with Corey Mwamba, The Cube, Deda, Derby, February 3, 8pm.
Miles Ahead, Children’s Jazz, University of Derby, monthly free sessions at 1pm February 5.
Tony Kofi Trio: Homage to Ornette Coleman, February 17, 8pm, Guildhall Theatre, Derby. More details from derby-jazz.co.uk

The Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Shake the Chains, a unique celebration of music and its role in social change and resistance with new and classic protest songs, featuring Nancy Kerr, Findlay Napier, Hannah Martin, Greg Russell and Tim Yates, with special guests Peggy Seeger, Steve Knightley, Martin Simpson and Boff Whalley February 26, 7.30pm. Go to derbylive.co.uk for details.

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

The Sunday BuskStop, February 12, 12-2pm, free lunchtime gig by local acoustic musicians with soup, hot drinks and cake for lunch and excellent company. Drop in for a short time or stay for the full two hours. Donations to musicians invited.
A Night of Music #24, Feburary 18. Regular showcase gig by local 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.

Live and Local various locations

Mambo Jambo in Concert, Tansley Village Hall, February 4, 7.30pm, tickets from 07748545287 and Chapel-en-le-Frith Town Hall, February 18, 8pm, tickets 03336663366.
Alaw in Concert, music from an acoustic trio that celebrates the Welsh folk tradition, The Verney Institute, Pleasley, February 11, 8pm, tickets 01623 810035.
Roving Crows in Concert, the next folk-rock supergroup in waiting this Anglo-Irish band boasts exhilarating music, Whitwell Community Centre, February 25, 7.30pm, tickets 01909 723490.

The Old Hall Hotel, Hope 

Folk Blues and Beyond, guest spots:Dogwood Rose, February 8, Nigel Parsons, February 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.

The Peak Concerts, Imperial Rooms, Matlock

Flats and Sharps, February 18, 8pm. Contact Ticketline 01246 860022 or online at peakconcerts.co.uk

Youlgreave Village Hall

Acoustic musician singer/songwriter Steve Knightley, February 11, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £18 from 01629 630282.

Classical Music

Abbotsholme Arts Society, Abbotsholme School Chapel

Vadym Kholodenko, piano, February 20, 8pm. More details at abbotsholmeartssociety.co.uk

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Erkki Louko (violin) and Miriam Brown (cello), Coffee Concert at the Pavilion Arts Centre, February 3, 1pm.
The Northern Chamber Orchestra presents Spring Serenade, February 10, 7.30pm.
n Heartbeat Chorus, February 26, 7.30pm, Pavilion Arts Centre.
More details from buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Buxton Musical Society, St John’s Church, Buxton

More details from buxtonmusicalsociety.org.uk

Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra

More details from chesterfieldsymphonyorchestra.co.uk

Chesterfield Lunchtimes Concerts, Chesterfield Library

February 4 and 18, piano concerts.

Chapel-en-le-Frith Ladies’ Choir

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

Derby High School, Devonshire Room

The Aquinas Piano Trio, February 2, see previous page for more details. To book tickets telephone the box office on 01332 514267 or email boxoffice@derbyhigh.derby.sch.co.uk

Derby Cathedral 

The Sixteen Bach Magnificat, February 3, 7.30pm. For tickets go to derbylive.co.uk
Sinfonia Viva bring O Duo and Bongo Fury, Feberuary 10, 6pm see more on page 47.
Derby Grammar School and Derby High School, Join Choral Society, February 25. More information from derbycathedral.org.

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

The Thorne Trio – A Journey Through Time – The trio, on oboe, clarinet and bassoon, transport us across the centuries starting with The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel, continuing with entertaining works by Corelli, Bach, Mozart, Walthew, Elgar, Stravinsky, Milhaud, Britten and ending with Cecilia McDowell’s Century Dances. February 3, 7.30pm. For more information go to derbychambermusic.org

The Derwent Singers

For more details go to derwentsingers.org.uk

Music at Duffield, Ecclesbourne School, Duffield

Sarah Bennett (flute) and Daniel King Smith (piano), February 25. Read more about Sarah and the concert on page 24.
All concerts are at 7.30pm. For more details go to musicatduffield.com

Mayfield Music, St John The Baptist Church Mayfield

More details from mayfieldmusic.org.

The Sitwell Singers

February 25, 10am-5pm, Strutts Centre, Belper, join them for a day to sing The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins. Conductor: Malcolm Goldring. Go to sitwellsingers.org.uk for more details.

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, or 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. February 11 and 25, 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 – Fridays 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.

Buddhist Meditation, Bakewell

Thursdays (starting on February 9), 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

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

Emma Parkins Willow Sculpture Weekend Via Gellia Mills, Bonsall

Your chance to make simple animals, birds and fish with artist Emma Parkins. This course is suitable for all abilities. February 25 and 26, 10am-3.30pm, at the Junky Monkey Studio,Via Gellia Mills, Bonsall, near Cromford, DE4 2AJ. The cost is £150 for the two days which includes materials. Booking is essential – contact emgelic@uwclub.net, 07597233709 or facebook emma parkins willow and natural art to book and for more details.

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

nEvery 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, 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

Silk Screen Printing, Stencilling and Cut Out, February 4.
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. The first is on February 8. 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

Small Print Company, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby

Introduction to letterpress. February 9 and 18, 6pm.
Create a Letterpress Print, February 4 at 12 noon..
Details of various courses at smallprintcompany.co.uk

The Studios, Union Road,
New Mills

A Trilogy of Colour Drink and Draw – Non-tutored alternative life drawing soirées with Andrea Joseph. February 3 (Gold) and March 3 (Red), 7pm-9.15pm, and February 19 (Pink), 2-.4.30pm. £40 for the full course.
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. Finish Off Fridays are the perfect opportunity for you to come along and conquer your UFOs (that’s Un-Finished Objects). See straightcurves.co.uk for details.

St John Street, Gallery,

New jewellery workshops by Dave Gelder will start on February 21. Dave works with sterling silver and students will design and make their own rings all materials will be supplied.
Sue Lewis-Blake will present her first Drawing workshops on February 9.
Artist Wendy Darker will be back on February 23  with Painting a Shire Horse with Ribbons.
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

Friday February 24, 10am-12noon, £15: Digital Marketing Workshop “Interested Customers and How to Keep Them”.
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
Go to zantium.co.uk for details of lots more courses in 2017.