What’s on this month

Exhibitions and galleries

Anvil Gallery, 11 Old Blacksmith’s Yard, Derby

This gallery owned by artist April Young features work by, among others, Andrew Macara, Mark Gordon and Steven McLoughllin. Go to anvilgallery.co.uk for more details.

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 from the High Peak. They have just welcomed three new members, textile artists Royal Edge and Anne Davies and wildlife artist Laura Slade. Go to galleryinthegardens.co.uk for details.

Banks Mill, Bridge Street, Derby

Emily Smalley – Spirited Away, an exhibition of Japanese inspired wall hangings, until May 17. For more details go to banksmill.co.uk

Baslow Pottery, Ivy House, Nether End, 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 Open Houses, various locations in the town

Belper Open Houses is now in its nineth year with many venues across the town taking part.  May 25, 26 and 27 May from 10:30am -4.30pm (Saturday and Sunday) and from 10.30am-4pm (Monday). Venues will be clearly signed with black and white bunting and balloons. Visit http://www.belperopenhouses.com for more information.

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

The Legacy of Radio Buxton – 20 Years On! until June 2. Meet the artists May 21, 2-4pm. Steve and Paul Jenner, the two brothers who founded the station curate an exhibition featuring reconstructions of the original Radio Buxton studio. 

Chatsworth House, Chatsworth

The Dog: A Celebration at Chatsworth, until October 6. A display of paintings and objects; from letters, snuff boxes, jewellery, sculpture and ceramics to tapestries, drawings and painted ceilings which celebrate the Cavendish family’s centuries-old relationship with dogs.
Star works from Constable, Stubbs, Gainsborough and Landseer sit alongside contemporary pieces by Lucian Freud, Jeff Koons, Antony Gormley and Elisabeth Frink. In the garden the artist Ben Long has been commissioned to create an eight-foot-high scaffolding sculpture of a dog. More details at chatsworth.org

Chesterfield Art Club exhibition, Ashover Parish Hall, Ashover

Now in its 90th Year this is the first of the art club’s exhibitions for 2019. It coincides with the Ashover May Day Carnival on May 6, 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 featured artist for May is watercolour painter Lesley Linley who was in last month’s artsbeat magazine. You can read our feature at artsbeatblog.com. The gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Go to cromfordstudioandgallery.weebly.com for details. 

The Derwent Gallery, Grindleford

Falling Skies, a solo exhibition by Robert Twigg, a new artist to the gallery will continue during May. Open 11am-4pm Wednesday-Saturday and 1pm-4pm on Sundays. Telephone 01433 630458.

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

Five photographers exhibit work as part of the FORMAT19 Forever//Now  International Photography Festival, until May 11.
An exhibition of prints by Bernie Rutter, from May 16-July 27. More details in the gallery pages of the online edition and at deda.uk.com 

Derbyshire Arts Co-operative, Spring Show, Courtyard Gallery, Dronfield Hall Barn

Contemporary Art and Crafts by six local artists – Marion Anniss and Heather Arbon textile artists; wood-turner Peter Martin; wildlife tin sculptures by Deborah Miles; Di Parker’s hand thrown porcelain and stoneware; Jewellery by Sarah Watson and fused glass creations by Sandi Williams – April 27-May 12, 10am-4pm.

Derby Sketching Club, Annual Trophy Exhibition, Community Room, Markeaton Park, Derby

Work by several artists will be exhibited and for sale. It is on from May 24-27, 10am-5pm, Friday to Saturday and 10am-4pm on the Monday.

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 and Martin Davis. 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

Down The Garden Path, an exhibition that celebrates the beauty of our gardens, until June 16. For details go to ferrersgallery.co.uk

Gallerytop, Rowsley

Contemporary art. Paintings, sculpture, prints, ceramics, glass and jewellery. 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. 

The Green Door Print Making Studio, Banks Mill, Derby

RE-Collective – a new exhibition of linocut prints by Pandora Johnson (iNKIDOT.co.uk), showing until May 27. This new series explores human expression and emotion through relief printmaking. The gallery is open 11am-3pm (closed Tuesdays and Sundays). For more details visit greendoor-printmaking.co.uk

The Green Man Gallery, Buxton

The Green Man Artists and Guest Designer Makers – vibrant contemporary art.
Derbyshire Artists’ Guild Group Exhibition – Compelling work in a range of genres by the recently formed Derbyshire Artists Guild. You can read more about them on pages 10 and 11. The exhibition runs until May 22. 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 will open at Haddon Hall on April 25th.
Grandfather of the current custodian of Haddon Hall, Lord Edward Manners; the 9th Duke of Rutland saved Haddon Hall from certain ruin, restoring it to the family home we see today.
Most of the text belonging to this exhibition has been taken from the Duke’s own leather-bound notebooks, in which he recorded his work in meticulous detail. The photographs were also all taken by the Duke himself.
A photographic pioneer, some of the Duke’s equipment is also on display for the exhibition. His tiny photographic studio is still in the Eagle Tower today. 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 Derbyshire and The Peak District, along with other areas of the UK and beyond. There will be open weekends throughout the year.
For more details go to highstonegallery.co.uk 

Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby

More details about the May exhibition on page 43. The gallery is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am-5pm and weekends from noon-5pm. Various exhibitions will be staged during the year.
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. Go to Isla–Fine Art on facebook for more details. The gallery will be exhibiting the work of Charlie Collins and Kate Aimson in May.

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

Johanne Danielle and Lesley Linley, have joined forces to exhibit their work until May 3. It represents a wealth of experience and a range of skills which are translated into some awe-inspiring images. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and 11am-3.30pm on Sundays. Wednesdays by appointment only. For details go to leabrooksartscomplex.com

Leek Open Studios, Leek

The studios are as diverse as Leek Arts School and those at Spout, The Foxlowe and a number of home based studios. May 4, as part of Leek Arts Festival. This year there will also be an Arts Trail in the town centre shop windows from May 1-11, from 10am-4pm (most of the windows can also be seen outside business hours).
For more information follow Leek Open Studios on Facebook.

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 Derbyshire Open Arts and Open Weekends, please phone or email ahead. Go to mangergallery.co.uk for details.

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

A demonstration by pastel portrait artist Rob Wareing, May 18, 10am-12noon. All welcome, £5 entry includes refreshments.

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.

Notts Open Studios

Artists, makers and creators across Nottinghamshire will again be opening their studios to the public through May and early June. More than 250 artists will be taking part. Follow Open Studios Notts on Facebook @openstudiosnotts and Twitter @OSNotts.
You can find more information about the various events on osnotts.co.uk.

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

The Gallery Open Exhibition will be on from May 18-June 22. Visit theoldlockupgallery.org for more details.
The gallery is open 11am-5pm, Friday through to Sunday. 

 The Richard Whittlestone Wildlife Gallery, Pilsley, near Chatsworth

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

No28, Market Place, Belper

Rosalind Bliss, see more details  on page 40. For opening times go to No28’s facebook page. 

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.

Royal Derby Hospital, Level 5 and London Road Hospital, Derby

Innovate, spring/summer exhibition by local artists celebrating Derbyshire’s industrial heritage. It runs until October.

St John Street Gallery, Ashbourne

Lewis Noble, Reflections on a Landscape, May 18-June 1. More details on page 39 of the online edition.
The gallery is open 9.30am-5pm, Monday-Saturday. For more information go to stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

Two Birds Gallery, Borough Street, Castle Donington 

The featured artist for May is Charly Wright. The galley is open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5pm and 9.30am-4pm on Saturday.

U Choose Smoothie Art Gallery, Ilkeston

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

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

An exhibition by the Studios’ Young Contemporaries will be staged on May 11. The gallery always has gifts and cards. Go to chesterfield.ac.uk or email hello@weststudios.co.uk for details.

Theatre

Derby Theatre, and Derby Theatre Studio, Derby

National Theatre Connections, April 30-May 4. Derby Theatre hosts the East Midlands festival of youth theatre.
Turn of the Screw, from Dermot McLaughlin Productions, May 7-11. A new adaptation of Henry James’ iconic tale which was the inspiration for Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black. It is 1840 and a young governess agrees to look after two orphaned children in a seemingly idyllic country house.
But then she realises they are not alone. There are ghosts.
Details at derbytheatre.co.uk

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Buxton Drama League, Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn. Three bedrooms. Four couples. One night. A play hilariously skewering middle-class relationships as only Ayckbourn can, May 10 and 11 at 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on the Saturday.
The musicals Oliver! and Rent, directed by Paul Kerryson and presented by Buxton Opera House, May 24-June 9. The two shows are on alternate days during the run. Go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for full details.

Fleet Arts, The Fleet, Belper

Peter Pan by Chorus Theatre, May 25, 2.30-3.30pm. Suitable for family audiences with interactive elements including songs, music and puppetry. Part of Belper Arts Festival.

Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper

Penny Dreadful Family Theatre, May 10, 6pm. Part of Belper Arts Festival.
Romeo and Juliet by Captive Audience, May 14-18, 7.30pm. See more details on following page. Part of Belper Arts Festival.
Shine: a day of opportunity for children aged five-18 it is packed with music, drama and singing, May 19, 1pm-8pm. Part of Belper Arts Festival.

Live & Local, various locations

Tangram Theatre, Team Viking, Dronfield Hall Barn, May 9, 7.30pm, tickets 01246 41812.
St Leonard’s Mission Church Spital, Chesterfield, May 11, 7.30pm. tickets 01246 220741.
Nicholas Collett, Your Bard, a superb one-man show where Nicholas takes audiences on a journey through the life of Shakespeare, May 10, 7.30pm, Tutbury Village Hall. For details of all shows go to liveandlocal.org.uk

Comedy

No28, Market Place, Belper 

Nina Gilligan, Broad Shoulders, 6pm, May 11 and 12. Join her on a journey of discovery from her adoption to her present day search for her birth family (audience members are warned there may be DNA collected).
Ship of Fools Comedy Night, May 14, 8pm., featuring Jamie Hutchinson, with Steff Todd, Paul Mutageja and compere Alan Seaman.

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Julian Clary, Born to Mince, May 5, 7.30pm.
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums, June 3, 8pm.
Mark Steel, Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright, May 31.
Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk 

Derby Arena

Bill Bailey – Larks in Transit, June 6.  A compendium of travellers’ tales and the general shenanigans of 20 years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old McDonald, and a re-imagines the Stars and Stripes. For tickets go to derbylive.co.uk

Derby Theatre, Derby

Jasper Carrott’s Stand Up and Rock, May 15 and 16, 7.30pm.
An Evening with Andy Hamilton May 19. For tickets go to derbytheatre.co.uk

Funhouse Comedy Club

The Blessington Carriage, Chapel Street, Derby
Should I Stay or Should I Go Gong Show, May 13. Acts compete in comedy’s answer to Britain’s Got Talent and the X-Factor. Each does two minutes, then audience judges vote who to keep on and who to send off. Compere Spiky Mike.
The Dragon, The Green, Willington
Kevin Dewsbury with Chris McCausland and compere Dave Byron, May 5, 8pm.Book tickets for all Funhouse Comedy shows at funhousecomedyclub.co.uk

Spoken word

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Buxton Adventure Festival, Anna McNuff and George Mahood, Riding High in South America, May 7, 7.30pm.
Ian McKellen on Stage, May 31, 7.30pm.ickets: buxtonoperathouse.org.uk

Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust Buxton Pump Room, Buxton

Pump Room fashion Parade – Edwardian and Victorian show Hope House Costume Museum, May 15, 7-9pm. A Fashion show featuring original Edwardian and Victorian costumes featured on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 TV with commentary from nationally renowned costume collector and expert Notty Hornblower.
The Georgian Gentleman’s Library Talk by Jim Dixon, June 12, 6-7pm. An exploration of the ideas and influence of Georgian men (and women) of letters through their books, their libraries and their conversations. For tickets contact the Buxton Opera House box office on 01298 72190. Details at buxtoncrescenttrust.org

Derby Poetry Society

Beatrice Garland reads her own poetry. Winner of the National Poetry Prize in 2001 and Strokestown International Poetry Prize. Her first volume, The invention of Fireworks (2013) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, June 14. 

Monthly meetings on the second Friday of the month. Room 3, Friends’ Meeting House, Derby, 7.30pm. Contact Gina Clarke on 01773 825215 for details.

Matlock Storytelling Cafe,
Imperial Rooms, Matlock

First Friday of the month. Doors 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 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 in and be well entertained.
Every first Tuesday of each month, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Free entry. For more details call 07713 246391.

Dance

Buxton Opera House, and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Northern Ballet, Puss in Boots, May 3, 2.30pm and 4.30pm. A family show. For more details go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

Dance Degree Show, May 10 and 11. For tickets go to deda.uk.com

Derby Theatre, Derby

Ballet Black, May 14, 7.30pm. For tickets go to derbytheatre.co.uk

Sensational Salsa, The Old Clubhouse, Buxton

Relaxed salsa dance classes are held on Tuesdays upstairs at The Old Clubhouse, in Buxton.
Beginners 7.30-8.30pm. Improvers 8.30-9.30pm. Contact Sensational Salsa on 07811 100191 for details.

Music

Rock and Pop

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Tubular Bells For Two, May 7.
The King of Pop,starring Navi with special guest Jennifer Batten, May 9, 7.30pm.
Leo Sayer: Just a Boy at 70, May 10, 7.30pm.
Endless Love, the most popular love songs live in concert, May 11, 7.30pm.
The Magic of Motown, May 18, 7.30pm.
Woman to Woman, Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham, June 2, 7.30pm.
Killer Queen, June 7, 7.30pm.
Details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Arena, Derby

Elvis World Tour, May 17.
The world’s largest George Michael celebration, Fastlove, returns on May 16. Ed Barker, George Michael’s saxophonist from the Symphonica Tour, will be joined on stage by George Michael’s backing singer and 2015 X Factor finalist Anton Stephans.
Fans of the film Bohemian Rhapsody will love seeing performances on the big screen brought to the stage in Killer Queen, May 18.
Magic of Motown, June 8. For tickets for all shows go to derbylive.co.uk

New Square, Chesterfield

Ian Prowse brings tracks from his new album to New Square, Chesterfield on May 6. More details on his facebook page ian.prowse.5

No 28, Belper

Belper Goes Black, May 5 and 6 presented by We Are Kunst.The show includes Adam Stone and Dead Sea Apes who have combined to present a dark vision of the future, Melting Hand and Tony Harrison’s monologue V performed by David Culleton. For more details go to belperartsfestival.org 

The Old Bell Hotel, Sadler Gate, Derby

Flook, May 9, doors 7.30pm.With the flutes and whistles of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly, the iconic band Flook weaves and spins traditionally rooted tunes into an enthralling sound – with agile but tight rhythms and virtuoso improvisation. Flook possesses a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination. For tickets go to derbylive.co.uk

Queen’s Head, Belper

Pete Castle, May 4.
During Dementia Awareness Week, there will be a night of music and words with proceeds going to Derbyshire Dementia Alliance. It features Kingfisher Blue, Gez Addictive, Chris Butler and Sophie Sparham, May 11, 7.30pm.
Katie Spencer, May 18. For more details and dates of other gigs go to queensheadbelper.weebly.com 

Tallbird Records, 10 Soresby Street, Chesterfield

An Instore gig on May 7, with Johnny Lloyd former frontsman of The Tribe as he promotes his new album. Johnny has spent the years since their disbandment starting afresh, rebuilding, taking career risks and forging a new path of his own definition.
With this debut album, Next Episode Starts in 15 Seconds, set for release on May 3, Johnny Lloyd is back with a renewed sense of direction and a steadfast attitude. For more details go to tallbirdrecords.co.uk

Folk and Jazz

Alstonefield Village Hall

At the crossroads of blues and American roots music you’ll find Brooks Williams. Born in Statesboro, Georgia, USA (the town made famous by the classic Statesboro Blues), he did his apprenticeship in the small bars and coffeehouses of New York and Boston. Ranked in the Top 100 acoustic guitarists, he’s a skilled finger-picker and slide guitarist, with a clear, pure voice. His songs are musically sophisticated, and yet sound immediately familiar – a sign of a skilled songwriter. He will be at Alstonefield on May 11. For tickets go to alstonefield.org or  wegottickets.com

Bakewell Town Hall, Bakewell

Thornbridge Trio, Jazz at the Movies. Tickets from bakewelltownhall.co.uk

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
Rura are a multi-award-winning act and one of Scotland’s most sought-after folk-based bands. With three heralded albums and extensive international touring, Rura affirm their position as one of Scotland’s leading groups, May 4.

Adam Sutherland’s Tunes ‘n’ Tales, May 9, 7.30pm. Join Adam for an intimate evening of stories, music and banter.
A compelling and charismatic performer and storyteller, Adam will play a selection of his own compositions and share reflections of his life and music with insights into his childhood home in Scotland, his myriad influences and the intriguing people who have inspired his work along the way. 

Pons Aelius, May 17, since winning a prestigious Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award in their early days, Pons Aelius have worked tirelessly to hone their distinctive sound, quickly earning themselves a reputation as one of the most exciting new names on the circuit. For tickets go to black-dog-radio.com. 

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, May 15, 7.30pm.
The Fureys, May 16, 7.30pm.
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, the most famous bagpipe band in the world. May 17, 7.30pm. Go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for more details.

Chesterfield Jazz, Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield 

Tommaso Starace in concert, pluse jam session May 4.
Chris Hodgkins International Quartet, May 16. For gig details go to chesterfieldjazz.wordpress.com.

Coach House Studios, Wirksworth

Christine Kydd has been playing in folk bands from the age of 11. She’s best known for her bold traditional Scottish style. Influenced by David Carey, Kristin Linklater, Patsy Rodenburg and Jo Estill, Chrisine is on tour promoting her recently released album Shift and Change.
She has collaborated with many great artists including Richard Thompson, Donnie Munro Band, Ladysmith Black Mamabazo, Dougie Maclean, and Jean Redpath. Her experience and talent has seen Christine nominated for Scots Singer of the year in the Scots Trad Music Awards.
You can see her in Wirksworth on May 1.For tickets go to wegottickets.com or contact thecoachhousestudios.co.uk

Derby Jazz
Partisans, May 10, Baby People, Derby.
James Taylor Quartet, June 14. Go to derby-jazz.co.uk for details.

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Full details at thegreenmangallery.com

Live & Local, various locations

O Hooley and Tidow in Concert, Chinley Community Centre, May 5, for tickets telephone 07867 723062 n Kate Dimbleby, Sing Happy, Sutton on the Hill Village Hall, May 11, 7.30pm, tickets 01283 732450.
n Old Hat Jazz Band, Breadshall Memorial Hall, 7.30pm, May 12, tickets 01332 831577.
The Carrivick Sisters, Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway, May 12, 7.30pm, tickets 01773 856545.
Tyhai: Indo Celtic Trio, Belper Rugby Club, May 16, 8pm, tickets 07743957017.
For more details go to liveandlocal.org.uk.

The Old Hall Hotel, Hope 

Acoustic sessions with guests second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.
Bernard Hoskin, May 8.
Ar Faoued, May 22. Go to folkandblues.wixsite.com for details.

Peak Concerts Matlock

Edgelarks, Matlock Town FC, May 23, 8pm. See more details above. For tickets go to peak-concerts.co.uk

PR promotions various venues

The Unfinished Violin, Sam Sweeney with Rob Harbron, Jack Rutter, Patsy Reid and Ben Nicholls, Derby Theatre, May 5, 6pm. Tickets from derbytheatre.co.uk or 01773 853428. For details of other shows go to prpromotions.org.uk

Classical Music

Abbotsholme Arts Society, Abbotsholme School Chapel

Derby Academy of Classical Dance, May 19.
Roderick Williams and Susie Allan, June 5.For details go to abbotsholmeartssociety.co.uk

Bakewell Town Hall, Bakewell

Piano Trios with members of the Halle Orchestra, Mozart: Piano Trio in E Major K542; Beethoven: :Piano Trio in C Minor opus 1 no 3 and Shostakovich: Piano Trio no 2 in E Minor opus 67, May 12 – part of the Town Hall Chamber Series Details from bakewelltownhall.co.uk

Belper Singers, Christ Church, Belper

Busking In Belper as part of the Voices of the Valley event, various venues in the town, May 25 in the afternoon.
St Peter’s Church, Belper, June 8, 7.30pm, a joint concert with Norwegian choir Brandalskoret, piano and string quartet.
For tickets email belpersingers@gmail.com or call 07990 658071. For more details go to belpersingers.webs.com

Chapel-en-le-Frith Ladies Choir

An Afternoon Tea Concert from 2-5pm on May 19 at Chapel-en-le-Frith Methodist Church. Light refreshments are included in the entrance price. Please visit chapel-en-le-frithladieschoir.co.uk or phone 01298 81 4015 for further details

Crich Tramway Village, Crich

Beer and Bands is being staged at the venue on May 5 and 6. Confirmed bands include Belper Town Wind Band and Newmount Brass playing in the bandstand on Sunday.
The Red Lion pub will host Stunt Double with their mix of popular music followed by folk group, Box O’ Frogs.
A display of Morris dancing and clog dancing will take place near the tram terminus at Town End from 2.30-3.30pm on Sunday.
On Monday, Doveholes Brass and Newmount Brass bands will occupy the bandstand, while Silver Sax and Hag Farm Conspiracy will entertain in the Learning Centre and Andy Martin and Friends return to play the Red Lion pub.

Derby A Cappella

Derby Arts Festival, May 4, St John The Evangelist Church, Bridge Street, Derby.
Broomfield College National Garden Scheme Day – May 19.
Visitors are invited to catch the singers permroming at the college.
Anyone who would like them to sing at an event in 2019, or would like to come along to a rehearsal should contact: http://www.derbyacappella.co.uk

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

Details at derbychambermusic.org 

Derby Cathedral, Derby

Lunchtime concerts, Tom Pickles, cello and Roman Kosyakov, piano, May 10; Edward Leung, piano, May 17 and Luca Luciano, clarinet, May 31.
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons by Candlelight  with the London Concertante, May 18, 7.30pm.
More details from derbycathedral.org

Derwent Singers, St Mary’s Church Darley Lane, Derby

For more details go to derwent singers.co.uk

Music at Duffield, Saint Alkmund’s Church, Duffield

Beate Toyka, piano, May 11. For more details go to musicatduffield.com

No 28 Belper

Espérance As I Walk’d Forth – a programme of English lute songs from the time of Shakespeare. Espérance are Clare Devine and Stewart McCoy. More details from  belperartsfestival.org

St Peter’s Church, Belper

Bedazzled by Broadway concert featuring Jeanna de Waal, Belper Musical Theatre and Paddy Stafford, May 4, 7.30pm.
The Voice and The Hands, Soprano Margaret Keys and pianist Sergei Podobedov, May 9, 7.30pm. For both events go to belperartsfestival.org for tickets.

Workshops and Courses

Artcore, Charnwood Street, Derby

Every Wednesday – Clay course for beginners, 6-8pm. For details email info@artcoreuk.com or call 01332 384561.

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 9.30am-11.30am, New Mills; and Wednesdays 1.15pm-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

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 coming from all over the world sharing their methods and inspiration with us. 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 as well as libraries and other centres. To book a place call 01629 533290, email swadlincote.ace@derbyshire.gov.uk or go to the website, derbyshire.gov.uk/coursesearch keyword ‘masterclass’.

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

An Introduction to Printmaking Night Class, Thursday, May 2, 9, 16, May 23.
Collography, Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5.
Linocut for Beginners, Saturday, May 11.
Screen Printing with Stencils, Saturday, May 18.
Cyanotype with Found Objects, Saturday May 18.
Mark Making for Etching, Saturday 25 and& Sunday May 26. Concessions and student discounts available. For more details and to book online, visit: 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. 

Jane Bevan’s Artist Studio, Ticknall, South Derbyshire

Making Craft with Natural Materials – June 22, 10am-4pm. Explore and create using found, natural materials. From the artist’s studio in Ticknall, South Derbyshire. To book telephone 0794 1626452 or email janebevan@btconnect.com

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.

Kirstie Adamson, magazine collage, Banks Mill, Derby

Bluebell Woods, May 18.
Seascapes, June 22.
Go to kirstieadamson.co.uk for details.

Viveka Bowry, Life Drawing Classes, Strutts Centre, Belper

Life Drawing group (non-tutored) with yoga poses to draw, first Wednesday of month, 10am-noon, £12-15. Contact Viveka on 01629 258362.

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 Watercolours

Classes for beginners/improvers, Smalley Institute and Strutts, Belper, please enquire by emailing lesleylinley1@gmail.com or text/phone 07919 465222. 

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 May 11 and 29, June 5 and August 14.
Louise also holds Bedfordshire Lace weekend courses. Go to louisewestlacedesign.co.uk for booking details.

Lin Cheung at The Old House Studio, Torside, Glossop

Colour, Collage and Texture in Abstract Painting with Lin Cheung, Monday June 24. 10am-4.30pm. This follows on from the introduction to abstract painting session. It is an expressive workshop about releasing creativity by experimenting and learning techniques of mixing media. For details contact Lin at linc-art.com

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. Everyone welcome, £5 to include light refreshments. For details contact Doreen Andrews 01629 824640.
At the same venue, on the second Thursday and fourth Friday of every month, the society invites all keen to paint/draw in a happy, relaxed group to go along. This is a self-help group with no tutor, 9.30am-noon. For details 01629 584708. 

The Old Lock Up Gallery, Swifts Hollow, Cromford

Life drawing Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm weekly £12.
Sketch Group Mondays 7pm – 8.30pm weekly £6.50.
Booking essential. Go to the 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

Full day workshop from 10am-4pm with materials and refreshments.
Garden Impressions, May 11. For details go to pamsmart.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. 

Pauline Townsend Silk Painter

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

Richard Holland, Landscape Artist

Regular one-day workshops held at The Venue, Ashbourne and Tansley Community Hall, near Matlock.Weekly oil and watercolour classes in the Mansfield, Matlock and Selston areas.
Contact Richard on 01629 583359, email richardo2244@yahoo.co.uk or visit richardhollandlandscapeartist.co.uk

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

Beginner’s sewing class – Make a Drawstring Make-Up or Toy Bag, May 9, from 6.30pm.
Intermediate sewing class – Make a weighted pin cushion with attached scraps bag, May 23, from 6.30pm.
Family Learning session – Learn how to use a sewing machine. 
Adults make some ‘glow in the dark’ sleep shorts and the kids make a personalise draw-string bag, May 29, from 11am.
All classes include a kit with all the materials cut out and ready to sew, instructions, tuition, homemade cake and refreshment. All classes at Sew Need a Drink, Unit 404, Via Gellia Mill, Bonsall. For more details go to sewneedadrink.co.uk

Small Print Company,
2-3 Friary Street, Derby

Various courses including Creating a Letterpress Print, Introduction to Letterpress, Print a Poster, Coptic and Japanese Bookbinding, Calligraphy and Adana Workshops. 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, Trees, Woodlands, Forests, April 29, 30 and May 1.
Janet Mayled, Still Life, May 8.
Lewis Noble, Painting and  sketching the Derbyshire Landscape, May 13-15.
Wendy Darker, Hereford Bull, May 20-21.
Sandra Orme, Summer Sunsets, May 22.
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. June 8, 9, 15 and 16 and October 5 and 6. Further details on application to jeremyhbournon64@outlook.com.

Sumacdesigns, Banks Mill Studios, Bridge Street, Derby

Clay workshops. Three separate workshops – flowers, bowls and tile panels. For more details email Sue at sumac_53@msn.com or go to sumacdesigns.co.uk

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

Silver Clay Jewellery, two days, June 6-7, tutor Lori Ridgway.
Willow Basket Weaving, two days, June 8-9, tutor Eddie Glew.
Painted Stained Glass, two days, June 20-21, tutor Jane Littlefield.
Willow Animal Sculpture, two days, June 22-23, tutor Emma Parkins.
Go to zantium.co.uk or telephone 01629 824377 for details.

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