February 2016 listings

Exhibitions and galleries

Gallery in the Gardens, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

The gallery showcases the work of more than 40 artists and craftspeople from the High Peak Artists group.
Open daily, 9.30am-5.pm.
Details at galleryinthegardens.co.uk

Art Cafe, Pavilion Gardens 

Endangered Wildlife – a solo exhibition of oil paintings and prints by world renowned wildlife artist and conservationist Eric Wilson, until March 8. Artist in Residence: February 13 and 20, 12-2pm.
The gallery is up the spiral staircase in the cafe and is open daily from 9.30am-4.30pm. Call 01298 23114 for details.

Leabrooks Gallery, Somercotes

The gallery is presenting its first exhibition of New Impressionist paintings, featuring the work of David Alderman, David Barnes, Ron Coleman, Judith Donaghy, Martin Llewellyn and Annabel Thornton, throughout February.
This is the first of the year’s exhibitions with a national rather than a local focus.
The Gallery is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm and 11am-4.30pm on Sundays. Wednesdays by appointment only. More details at leabrooksgallery.co.uk

St John Street Gallery, St John Street, Ashbourne

There will be special Valentine’s prices on limited edition prints by Barbara Rae CBE RA, Donald Hamilton-Fraser, Storm Thorgerson, Peter Blake and Patrick Hughes for the month of February. The gallery is open 9.30am-5pm, Monday to Saturday. For more information go to stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

The Print Project Group – an exhibition by a group of independent photographers dedicated to creating and printing monochrome images.

Wanda Brookes – Wanda was awarded a John Wright prize for her exhibit in the 2011 Derby City Open with her watercolour Autumn Gold. In her work she draws on memories from her childhood, when she played and enjoyed the freedom of the wide open spaces in Derbyshire. Both exhibitions are on from February 4-April 30. For more details go to deda.uk.com

Studio 61 – Karina Goodman Gallery, Leashaw, Holloway

This year the gallery will stage an exhibition in aid of a charity each month (see page 62 for full details for the year) February’s Fundraising Exhibition is aid of the Alzheimer’s Society and is celebrating the beauty of the Peak District. There will be work by Karina Goodman,  John Connolly, Ruth Gray, Natasha Braithwaite, Sandy Hillyer, Valerie Dalling, Jenny Oldknow, Martin Davis, Frances Daunt, Martin Sloman, Sharon Lysinger, Dianna Lee and Caroline Appleyard The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10-5 and on Wednesdays by appointment only .
For more information about the gallery go to karinagoodman.com

Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby,
Nr Melbourne

The gallery is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am-5pm and weekends from noon-5pm.Go to ingleby-gallery.co.uk for more information.

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Quarried is a thought provoking exhibition of large scale, colour photographs of the quarries and works around Buxton in the Peak District taken by local photographer Colin Shaw. The Peak District is a popular location for landscape photographers who often show the pristine natural beauty of the area. The usual images are devoid of human activity concentrating instead on the picturesque. Colin’s photographs show the quarries and works associated with modern day mineral extraction. Industry on this scale has a huge visual impact which many do not like
The preview is at 2pm on Saturday February 6. There will a chance to meet the artist on February 27 and March 19 which is the last day of the exhibition.

Tarpey Gallery, High Street, Castle Donington

A new collection of paintings by Wirksworth artist Tim Ball, until March 20. The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday 10am-5pm. More information at tarpeygallery.com

Gallerytop, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley

The gallery exhibits painting, limited edition prints, sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewellery. They also curate several exhibitions a year, presenting some of the very best artwork available in the UK. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. More details at gallerytop.co.uk

Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold Estate, Ashby de la Zouch

Can’t See The Wood for the Trees, until March 20, an exhibition of woodwork, furniture and tree-inspired craftsmanship. Ferrers Gallery is open 11-5pm Tuesday – Sunday (Closed Mondays except bank holidays). For more details go to ferrersgallery.co.uk

Chatsworth House

Peak District Artisans’ Chatsworth Extravaganza – An exhibition of work by 35 members of the PDA in the Burlington Room at the Stables, Chatsworth, until March 13.
Go to peakdistrictartisans.co.uk for further information.

Never A Bore, a collection of rarely seen and intimate photographs of the late Dowager Duchess, Deborah Devonshire by Cecil Beaton, from March 19. More details on page 24.

Royal Derby Hospital, Air Arts, Level 5 Acute Building

Impressions, the Air Arts spring exhibition featuring work by local artists is on from January 26. It is quite simply about people and the stories they have to tell. One of the artists exhibiting is photographer Tony Fisher.
He says: “My photographs aim to capture the moment of life; many are quirky and humorous, emotional, abstract and intense but all have a relevant and significant meaning. They make the viewer re assess their world around them and perhaps not take everything for granted.” For more details go to airarts.net

Cromford Mill, Cromford

More details for all events at cromfordmills.org.uk

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

A new gallery displaying art and craftwork from seven local professional artists.
There will be 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.

Little London Gallery, Church Street, Holloway

Gallery open from 10am-5pm Wednesday to Saturday. For more information go to littlelondongallery.co.uk

Jarva Gallery, Market Street, Whaley Bridge

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

North End Gallery, North End Instititue Building, Wirksworth

Contemporary arts and crafts by new and emerging artists plus vintage treasures, posters, paintings, postcards. Email northendnostalgia@yahoo.co.uk for future events.

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. Open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday. More details at richardwhittlestone.co.uk

Etienne Gallery at In The Flow, Crown Square, Matlock

For the latest exhibitions go to jasonetienne.com

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.

Two Birds Gallery, Borough Street, Castle Donington 

A new gallery being opened by Melonie Anderson, formerly of the Buzz Gallery and HWR Designs on February 4. Open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am-5pm.

West Studios, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield

David Robinson Woodcraft, until February 5. Bolsover based David Robinson shares his beautiful work.

Chesterfield artist Arwyn Quick – Off Peak Views, February 12-March 11. For more details go to the studios’ facebook page WestS41.

The Derwent Gallery, Main Road, Grindleford

The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am-4pm, in the winter. Go to derwentgallery.com for more details.

The Old Station Gallery, Peak Shopping Village, Rowsley

Off The Press – An array of printmaking techniques will be on show in the exhibition including drypoint, collagraphs, linoprints and screenprints. Artists included in the show are Laine Tomkinson and Georgia Peskett, until February 3.

Structured In Vision – work by Rachel Carter, Heather Duncan, Steve Gresham, Rachael Pinks and Kerri Pratt, from February 20-March 23.

The gallery is open Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday from 11am-4pm. Check for any updates at peakshoppingvillage.com

The Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Until February 3 – The Winter Collection by Green Man members. A special exhibition inspired by winter weather by the 12 artists who run the gallery.

February 5-March 2 – River Sett Installation by Catherine Finn. Using natural objects found on walks along the River Sett, Cath’s fascinating installation depicts the journey of the river as a metaphor for her own personal and physical journey in recent years. Launch party: February 5, 7pm to 9pm. All welcome.

There is also an ever-changing exhibition of original work by gallery members and guest designer makers from across Derbyshire. For details see the gallery’s facebook page, greenmangallery.com or contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 07977 956707.

Smoothie Art Gallery, Ilkeston

Over 20 local artists displaying a wide selection of original paintings, prints and photographs for sale at reasonable prices in an open exhibition. For more details go to uchoosesmoothie.co.uk

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Shellshock: Headway Derby Responses to World War One, until February 21.
An exhibition of paintings by members of Headway Derby, an organisation which supports people with brain injuries.
In a project responding to the First World War, the group took inspiration from art, poetry, photographs and letters to create work, which resonates with their own experiences of head injury. More details at derbymuseums.org

Sir Richard Morris Lounge, Cathedral Centre, Derby

The Secret Cathedral: Derby Cathedral in a New Light by Ewan Mathers can be seen from February 1-29 from 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday. Open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, closed Sundays.

Gallery 23, The Colonnade, Buxton

The gallery features work by various artists including Steve Capper, Peter Stanaway, Clare Allan, Richard Clare, Caroline Appleyard, Peter Aitchison and Christine Ormsby.More details at gallery23.co.uk

Kunst Gallery, on the A517 at Hulland Ward

Exhibiting contemporary work and 1970s screenprinted posters. The gallery is open 10am-4pm Friday to Sunday.

Hall of Frames, King Street, Belper

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

Cromford Gallery and Studio, Market Place, Cromford

Belper artist Andy Mayers is  exhibiting during February and the featured maker for the month is Sue Gorman. See more details on page 25. The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am-5pm. Go to cromfordstudioandgallery.weebly.com for details.

Foxlowe Arts Centre, Foxlowe, Leek

Fragments brings together bold and thought-provoking three-dimensional installations by Tracey Cartlidge and Danusha Komar. Until February 13 at the gallery, upstairs at the Foxlowe Arts Centre. It is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-4pm.

Banks Mill Studios, Bridge Street, Derby

Now and Then – a solo exhibition by printmaker Lesley Warrington.

Drypoint –  a solo exhibition by Alan Jenkins. His artistic origins are as a sculptor and landscapes and seascapes are his major sources of inspiration. Some of the work has also been made for use as visual scores, to inspire musicians to perform as improvised music.
He says dry point cutting on copper, steel or zinc plate, using various tools to create line and texture, has a strong connecting link with his sculpture and drawing interests
The exhibition is being staged by Green Door Printmaking Studio in the corridor space at Banks Mill and will be on until February 24.

Whynot Gallery, Lichfield Street, Burton upon Trent

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

Rainbow Gallery, DH Lawrence Centre, Eastwood

For details go to dhlawrenceheritage.org or tel: 01773 717353.

Opus Gallery, St John Street, Ashbourne

There will be an exhibition of work by various artists in February and March. Go to opusgalleryashbourne.com for opening times.

QUAD Derby

Silent Signal is an ambitious group exhibition that brings six artists working with animation together with six leading biomedical scientists, to create experimental animated artworks exploring new ways of thinking about the human body.
It is being staged from Feburary 6-March 6.
These six new commissions explore how the immune system functions, how disease is spread and how our genetic code can be manipulated. Each work is the result of an artist having closely collaborated with a scientist for two years to produce an artistic response to their scientific research.
AfterGlow by boredomresearch with Dr Paddy Brock (University of Glasgow) reveals the intimate relationship between disease and its environment.
Sleepless by Ellie Land with Professor Peter Oliver (University of Oxford) is an exploration of the links now being discovered between sleep and mental health.
Battle of Blister by Genetic Moo with Dr Neil Dufton (Imperial College London) is an immersive film that takes the viewer on a fantastic voyage through the inflammation process.
Loop by Samantha Moore with Dr Serge Mostowy (Imperial College London) is about what can be seen and what cannot, how scientists imagine their work and how they describe it.
Immunecraft by Eric Schockmel with Dr Megan MacLeod (University of Glasgow) adopts the form of a video game trailer to present a fictional game which gives users agency over a real life cell culture to compete against opponent players, raising questions about bioethics.

The Signal and the Noise by Charlie Tweed with Dr Darren Logan (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) exposes the parallels between computer coding and genetic coding in humans and animals, and draws upon the latest advances in DNA sequencing technology to question the ethics of fixing genetic code.
Go to derbyquad.co.uk for further information.

Patchings Art Centre, Oxton Road, Calverton

61st Annual Exhibition by the North and East Midlands Photographic Federation until February 14.
More details at patchingsartcentre.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.


Buxton Opera House

Brian Conley, Alive and Dangerous, February 7, 8pm. See more on page 19.

Adam Hills, Clown Heart, February 21, 8pm.

Tom Stade, You’re Welcome (for ages 16 and over only), February 25, 7.30pm.

Stewart Francis, Pun Gent, (for ages 16 and over only), February 27, 8pm.
More information from buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Funhouse Comedy Club

Branston Golf & Country Club, Burton Road, Branston, Paul Kerensa, Danny Ward and Mark Nelson, with compere Carl Jones, February 25, doors 7.30pm show 8pm.

The Blessington Carriage, Chapel Street, Derby, Dylan Gott, Caimh McDonnell, Zahra Barri, Alex Oliver with Callum Oakley with compere Spiky Mike, February 1.

Chris Martin, Lucy Frederick, Howard Walker, Richard Quarmby, Harry Stachini, Andrew McBurney and Rich Stokes with compere Spiky Mike, February 15.
Both shows’ doors 7.45pm and start 8.15pm.
More details funhousecomedy.co.uk

Escape Comedy Club, Escape Yoga Studios, Olde English Road, Matlock

Check out escapecomedyclub on Facebook for more details.


Derby Theatre

The Great Gatsby, The glittering decadence of America’s Jazz Age is brought to life in this sizzling new stage adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. February 9-13, 7.30pm with matinees at 2.30pm on Wednesday and Saturday.

Derby East Scout and Guide Gang Show, Flying High 2016. February 17-20, 7.15pm Wednesday to Friday at on Saturday at 1.30pm and 6pm.

Tadpoles from the M6 Theatre Company, a highly visual show for families, February 28, 12 and 2pm.More details at derbytheatre.co.uk

Derby Theatre Studio

Land of Our Fathers, set around six Welsh miners trapped in a coal mine as Margaret Thatcher gets elected on May 3 1979. February 5 and 5 at 8pm.

Locus Amoenus, a new work from the Catalan theatre company Atresbandes and produced by Outer Circle Arts, February 12, 8pm.

A Machine They’re Secretly Building – two people speak up and speak out lifting the veil on the insidious machine of surveillance, February 13, 8pm.

Transports from Pipeline Theatre. It is the 1970s and a spiky 15-year-old finds herself shunted into her final foster home with a widowed foster mother who has a foreign accent and a trunk full of secrets from World War Two. February 26, 8pm.

Punching the Sky, written by Lizi Patch, a new play about porn, parenting and pressure, February 27, 8pm.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

The Best Thing – a swinging sixties story of unconditional love from Vamos Theatre, the UK’s leading full mask theatre company,  February 3-4.

Red Dragonfly and Grist to the Mill present Diao Chan, The Rise of the Courtesan – a play which has been described as a Chinese Macbeth, February 11, 7.30pm.

The People’s Theatre Company present How The Koala Learnt to Hug – a family musical. Sunday February 14. More information from derbylive.co.uk

Live and Local – Drama at various locations across the county

Oliver Twist presented by Red Earth Theatre. See a trailer to the production by scanning the QR code on the right. Belper School Theatre, February 10, 7.30pm tickets 07743 957017; Melbourne Assembly Rooms, February 11, 7.30pm, tickets 01332 863522 and Hilton Village Hall, February 13, 2pm, tickets 01283 730300.

Dracula presented by Rabbit Theatre, Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton, February 25, 7.30pm, tickets 01332 875350.

Community Theatre, Belper School

Legally Blonde, the musical, February 17-20, from Belper Musical Theatre. Follow the story of Elle Woods and her challenge to win back the affection of  her high school boyfriend Warner Huntingdon III. This show is also at the Guildhall Theatre in Derby from March 2-5.

The Partington Players Theatre, Henry Street, Glossop

My Brilliant Divorce from the Hyde Festival Theatre Company, February 7, 8pm. A studio production in the clubroom.

Godfrey’s Last Love, (from Bring Me Sunshine) February 19, 7:30 pm. Presented by Talking Stock Productions. More details at partingtonplayers.org.uk

Strutts Community Centre, Belper

Fish and Chips from the Mardle Hen Theatre Company, February 18-20, 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30pm on the Saturday.

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Casting the Runes, two ghost stories by M R James, February 5, 7.30pm.

Flare Path by Terence Rattigan, February 10-13. See more details on page 31.

The People’s Theatre Company present How The Koala Learnt to Hug – a family musical, February 17, 11.30am and 2.30pm.

Lysistrata from Actors of Dionysus, a high octane and bang up-to-date take on the Ancient Greek classic, February 24, 7.30pm.

Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton

Emus: Hairspray, February 4-6, 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday.

Arcade Players present Alan Ayckbourn’s How The Other Half Loves, February 10-13, 7.30pm.

Long Eaton Operatic Society’s Youth Group, Wizard of Oz, February 18-20, 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on the Saturday.

Derby Gilbert and Sullivan Company: Give My Regards to Broadway, February 26 and 27, 7.30pm.
More details at duchess-theatre.com

Christ Church Belper

The annual pantomime by the Christ Church Player is Aladdin and you can see it from February 4-6, 7.30pm with a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm. For tickets contact 01773 824974.


Déda Derby

2Faced Dance: Dreaming in Code. Award-winning choreographer Tamsin Fitzgerald and Eddie Kay for Frantic Assembly present Dreaming in Code, an explosive,visceral, brand-new double bill performed by one of the UK’s most innovative male dance companies, a breath-taking collision of kinetically charged dance and theatre. February 11, 7.30pm.

Shiny, presented by Turned On Its Head is a dazzling new show for children aged from six months to four years and their grown-ups. February 19, 11am and 2pm.

LeDéDa Burlesque Cabaret, presented by Scarlett Daggers and Déda. Produced by racy redhead Scarlett Daggers and compèred by lyrical lothario Stage Door Johnny, the duo host a flirtatious night of fun that will leave you hot under the collar. February 20, 8pm.

Presented by Déda and U.Dance Derbyshire, Interface 16 will showcase the best youth dance talent from schools and community groups across Derby and Derbyshire. February 23 and 24, 7.30pm.

Interrobang 4 The Quest for Peace presented by Furthest From The Sea and MissImp – a live improvised theatre show with a fuzzy line between audience and performer. February 26, 7.30pm.

Live and Local

Blast from the Past presented by Spiltmilk Dance, a fast-paced nostalgic laugh-out-loud dance performance game show celebrating seven decades of British pop culture. Heritage High School, Clowne, February 26, 7pm, tickets 01246 575912.

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

The Tortoise and the Hare from Northern Ballet, a family show on February 15 at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.

Rock and Pop

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Cilla and the Shades of the 60s, February 2, 7.30pm.
Jack Sings Frank, Jack Jones, February 9, 7.30pm.
An Evening with Gretchen Peters, February 13, 7.30pm.
Gilbert O’Sullivan in Concert, February 16, 7.30pm.
Turin Brakes, February 22, 7.30pm.
The Elvis Years, February 26, 7.30pm.
See buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

The Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Richard Digance,February 12, 7.30pm.
The Rockabellas, Sirens of Swing, February 13, 7.30pm.
Rock of Ages, February 24-27.

The Old Poets’ Corner, Ashover

Every Tuesday open acoustic night.
First and third Sundays Shaun Byrne and guests.
More details at oldpoets.co.uk

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.

Designate@TheGate, Smedley Street, Matlock 

Young Musicians open mic night – an opportunity for seven-17-year-olds to showcase their talent, last Friday of every month, 7-8.30pm followed by Adult Open Mic night – 9pm-late. Phone 01629 760033 for enquiries or bookings.

Bookcafe, Derby

Acoustic Nights Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm.

The Flowerpot, Derby

Details of gigs and acoustic nights are at rawpromo.co.uk

The Old Clubhouse, Buxton

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

Folk and Jazz 

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Phil Beer, February 5, 8pm. An audience with Phil has been described as a glimpse into his world where folk, blue, hymns, the sea, the West Country and a life spent in music combine.
The Blues Brothers Experience, February 6, 8pm.
The Simon Garfunkel Story, February 18, 7.30pm.
Jamie Smith’s Mabon, the Space Between Tour, February 19, 8pm.
More details at derbylive.co.uk

PR Promotions gigs various locations

Box Office 01332 255800, derbylive.co.uk and PR Ticket Hotline 01773 853428.

Chesterfield Jazz Club, Club Chesterfield, Chester Street

Sarah Smith, violin, February 18, doors open at 8pm, show at 8.30pm. More details at wendykirkland.com

Derby Jazz

Steve Waterman Trio, Steve Waterman, trumpet/flugel; Anthony Kerr, vibraphone and Alec Dankworth, bass. A celebration of jazz trumpet by an unusual line-up featuring tunes associated not only with the New Orleans pioneer Buddy Bolden but also Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke Dizzy Gillespie and more, February 5, 8pm. The Cube, Deda, Derby.
MJQ Celebration with Dave O’Higgins, The Robert Ludlam Theatre, Derby, February 12 8pm.
Saxophonist Ed Jones, Mark Sanders and Mark Lewandowski, February 28, 2-4pm, Voicebox, Forman Street, Derby.
More details at derby-jazz.co.uk

The Green Man Gallery, Buxton

A Night of Music #14, February 20, a regular showcase gig for young musicians.  Acoustic sets including covers and original material by talented performers aged 14 to 21. 7.30pm. (Doors open at 7pm) Tickets £3/£2 under-16s. Booking essential.

The Sunday BuskStop, an informal lunchtime gig by local musicians. Drop in any time February 14, between 12pm and 2pm. Free event but please throw a few coins in the musicians’ hat. Soup, coffee and cake £3.50. No booking required.
Queen’s Head, Chesterfield Road Belper

February 5, Sally Barker + support.

February 6, Esther Swift (Scottish harpist) +support. £7.

February 13, Pete Morton £7.

February 19, (Friday) Robb Johnson £7.
For more details go to queensheadbelper.weebly.com

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

The Old Hall Hotel, Hope 

Folk Blues and Beyond events
February 10 – Singers and Musicians in the bar 8pm.

February 14 – Zetor in the KailYard

February 21 – Nigel Parsons

February 24 – Singers & Musicians, in the bar 8pm.
Go to folkandblues.club for more details or call 07913331078.
Buxton Opera House

Vieux Farka Toure plus support from Alan Burke, February 2, 7.30pm, Pavilion Arts Centre.
Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party, February 4, 7.30pm, PAC.
AnDa Union, a group of young musicians from Northern China, February 10, 7.30pm, PAC.
Coffee Concert, Feburary 12, 1pm, PAC, Scaw Duo, Sarah Watts and Antony Clare explore the colourful side of classical music with inspiration taken from both jazz and folk.
The Original Panama Jazz Band, Jazz at the Arts Centre, February 14, 1pm, PAC.
McGoldrick, McCusker and Doyle, February 19, 7.30pm, PAC.
Bla Bla Bla, Buxton Local Artists, February 26, 8pm, PAC.
More details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Live and Local

The After Hours Quintet, a superb night of goodtime music evoking the speakeasy sounds of the roaring 20s, Kirk Langley Village Hall, February 4, 7.30pm, tickets 01332 824403; Breadsall Memorial Hall, February 7, 7.30pm, tickets 01332 831577; Pinxton Village Hall, February 3, 7.30pm, tickets 01773 580046.
Truth and Tall Tales presented by Kel Elliott and Her Three Man Orchestra, February 6, 7.30pm, tickets 07748 545287.
The Oxford Concert Party, Parwich Memorial Hall, February 11, 7.30pm, tickets 07846 906848.
Peter Knight’s Gigspanner, Steeleye Span’s legendary fiddler leads a virtuoso trio, Calver Village Hall, February 26, 7.30pm, tickets 01433 630760; Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway, February 28, 7.30pm, tickets 01773 856545.
Amadou Diagne Band in Concert, Crich Glebe Field Centre, February 14, 7.30pm, tickets 01773 853260.
Heads South in Concert, Whitwell Community Centre, January 30, 7.30pm, tickets 01909 723490.
Go to liveandlocal.org.uk for more information.

The Fishpond, Matlock Bath

Slade Uk, February 27. More details at thefishpondmatlockbath.co.uk

The ‘Defiance Sessions’ Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop

January 30 No Redemption Songs by Ribbon Road plus poet and former miner Jethro Platts.
The gigs take place every two months and are hosted by singer-songwriter Quiet Loner. Go to defiancesessions.co.uk for details.

The Globe, High Street West, Glossop

January 30, Kirk McElhinney with John Ellis. Tickets £7 from The Globe or wegottickets.com. Support: Lesley Anne Davies Trio.

The Peak Concerts, Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale

The Spikedrivers, February 27,8pm The lead singer Ben Tyzack was born in London but raised in the deep south of the United States, Ben’s musical style reflects these experiences. His guitar gives out an intoxicating raw delta blues and he combines this with a soulful voice and commanding stage presence. Ben formed the Spikedrivers in 1992. Ticketline 01246 860022 or online at peakconcerts.co.uk

Classical Music

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Tarantara Productions present HMS Pinafore and Iolanthe. A cast of some of the country’s finest singers along with a 26-piece orchestra present two very special concert performances from Gilbert and Sullivan. Conductor Martin Handley. HMS Pinafore on February 3 at 7.30pm and February 6 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and Iolanthe on February 4 and 5 at 7.30pm.

The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents Madam Butterfly by Puccini, February 8, 7.30pm.

La Voce, the UK’s answer to Il Divo is coming to Buxton for an incredible new show. February 23, 7.30pm.More details at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Chamber Music

Eblana String Trio, with Andrew Dunlop (piano) and Ria Nolan (double bass), Vaughan Williams: Piano Quintet in C Minor; Gideon Klein: String Trio and Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, D667 The Trout. February 5.
All concerts at the Multi-Faith Centre, University of Derby, 7.30pm. For more information go to derbychambermusic.org

Music at Duffield

January 30, Bemrose Bursary Recital, Sid Ramchander (piano).All concerts are at the main hall of Ecclesbourne School, Duffield at 7.30pm.

The Thorne Trio, February 20. A versatile wind group of graduates of the Royal College of Music. For more details go to musicatduffield.com

Matlock Music Society Live Music in the Dales, Highfields School, Lumsdale

The Gagliano Ensemble, February 26. The programme is Bach Sonata in C Minor for Violin and Piano BWV 1017; Mozart Duet for Violin and Viola in B flat Major KV424 Andante Cantabile Movement; Ravel Sonata for Violin and Piano and the Schumann Piano Quartet

The Gagliano Ensemble plays regularly throughout the UK as duo, string trio, string quintet, piano trio, piano quartet and piano quintet. More details at matlockmusic.org.uk

Spoken word

Matlock Storytelling Cafe

IMatlock Storytelling Cafe takes place on the first Friday of each month at the Imperial Rooms in Matlock. Doors usually open at 6.30pm with stories starting at 7.30pm. There is always cake available at the Cafe along with various hot beverages. It is fine for you to take your own alcohol. More details on 01629 580023.

The Tea Chest, George Street, Buxton

Spoken Words – original poetry and short stories, open mic 7.45pm-10pm, first Tuesday of every month. Contact Julian Cohen 07713246391.

Scrivener’s Secondhand Books, 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. For details telephone 0129871622.

The Barley Mow, Bonsall

A new evening of spoken work has been launched this year.
Muse – an evening of lyrical delights is being hosted on the third Thursday of the month by poet and performer, Mark Gwynne Jones who says it promises to be an exciting mix of comedy, tragedy and iridescent ideas from voices past and present.
He says it will take the form of a Dead Poet’s Jukebox, where writers are invited to share a favourite piece of their own work alongside something they find pertinent, poignant or inspiring from a past writer.
The evening is open to everyone, there is no entry fee and those wishing to read or perform just sign up on the night.
The floor slots are limited to five minutes per reader, including the reader’s contribution to the Dead Poets Jukebox. Take a poem, a song, a favourite book or just go along to drink, heckle or muse.
More details go to markqwynnejones.com

Derby Poetry Society

Susan Wilkins reads Alfie. Susan lives in Matlock with eight cats and writes children’s poety.
February 12, Room 3, Friends’ Meeting House, Derby, 7.30pm. Meeting fee £2. Members £1.

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Dr John Cooper Clarke, February 6, 7.30pm.

An evening with Catherine Destivelle – from Bouldering to Mountaineering, presented by Buxton Adventure Festival, February 24, 7.30pm.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Andy Kirkpatrick, Cold Mountain. A unique storyteller and comedian. In this new tour Andy takes up where last finished arriving in Antarctica dreaming of climbing the hardest mountain in the world. February 20, 8pm.


Buxton Film, Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Nanook of the North (U),
February 3.
Of Horses and Men (15) February 4, in the Old Hall Hotel.

Tangerines (15), February 11.

The Tales of the Princess Kaguya (U), February 18, 2.30pm.
All screenings start at 7.30pm unless stated and advanced booking is recommended.

The Buxton Festival of World Cinema is being staged from March 25-April 1. Further information from buxtonfilm.org.uk

Bakewell and Ashfield Film Society

La Famille Belier, comedy, music drama, February 14. Second Sunday of the month, Medway Centre, Bakewell, 7.30pm. More details at bashfilms.org.uk

Tansley Film Community Cinema, Tansley Village Hall

Woman in Gold (12A) Seat reservations essential at book@tansleyfilm.org.uk. More information at tansleyfilm.co.uk

Peak Film Society, Partington Players Theatre Glossop

More details peakfilmsociety.org

Tideswell Cinema, The George Inn, Tideswell

Live theatre, opera, ballet broadcasts and films. More details tideswellcinema.com

Cinema@Spring Bank Arts,
New Mills

Go to springbankarts.org.uk for details.

QUAD, Derby

Nine new films from Japan will be screening in QUAD Cinema, Derby, as part of the Japan Foundation UK’s Touring Film Programme.
The Cowards Who Looked To The Sky (18) February 12 at 7:00pm.

The Elegant Life Of Mr. Everyman (12A) February 13 at 12:30pm.

A Farewell To Jinu (12A) February 13 at 3:00pm

Uzumasa (Limelight) (12A) February 13 at 6:20pm.

The Letters (12A) February 13 at 8:45pm

Cheers From Heaven (PG) February 14 at 2pm

A Japanese Tragedy (15) February 14 at 4:30pm

Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai (12A) February 14 at 6:45pm

Anthem Of The Heart (PG) February 14 at 8:55pm. Go to derbyquad.co.uk for more details.


Green Man Gallery, Buxton

A Spring Gathering – Exhibition ​March 4-30. An opportunity for local artists at any stage in their career to showcase some of their work at The Green Man Gallery during March and top make connections with other artists in the area.

This is not a competition but a celebration of the variety of visual art currently being created in Buxton and the High Peak. Open to artists in any 2D or 3D medium. Maximum two art works per artist (depending on size).  The work should have been created within the last three years. You must be over 18 to enter.
Please email hello@thegreenmangallery.com for full details and an entry form. Submission of forms by February 11. Delivery of work by February 29. There will be a launch and networking party on March 4 at 7pm to 9.30pm

Lady Manners School, Bakewell

The school is looking for creatives in all media to display their work at the forthcoming Art and Craft Fair to be held on May 14 and 15 at the school.

There are over 40 stalls available This is an excellent opportunity for local creators to show their work to the public, talk about their creativity and for the public to buy directly from the artist/craftsperson.
The school wants to foster creativity in the community and utilising the school facilities has the bonus of encouraging young people’s appreciation of art and craft.

For further information and to register your interest please email: parentsassociationlms@gmail.com

Deadline for applications: April 8 and applicants will be notified by April 15.