What’s on this month

Exhibitions and galleries

Angler’s Rest, Main Road Bamford

From Baslow to Beijing Paintings by David Carson Shaw, October 7-November 17. Preview October 7, 7.30-9pm. Main Road, Bamford. The paintings in this exhibition comprise a selection of interpretations from a range of themes which have interested the artist for many years. Recent work has been influenced especially by travels in Italy, China and India. More details at davidcarsonshaw.com

Art Café, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton 

Lay of the Land – an exhibition of landscape paintings, drawings and mixed media work by High Peak Artists members Ingrid Karlsson and Howard Levitt. Two diverse artists bonded by a fascination with landscapes and the stories found therein, until November 6. 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

Now in its eighth year the International Print Exchange, staged by Green Door Printmaking Studio, is back and this year will feature 189 mini-prints by printmakers from all over the world. To coincide with each exchange Green Door produces a publication featuring all prints that take part in the IPE. Go to greendoor-printmaking.co.uk for details. The preview evening is on October 7, 5-8pm.The exhibition will be open weekdays 10am-3pm and most Saturdays, 11am-4pm from 3 October 3–November 2. It is advisable to call 01332 208407 before visiting.Go to banksmill.co.uk for details.

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

Never A Bore, a collection of rarely-seen and intimate photographs of the late Dowager Duchess, Deborah Devonshire by Cecil Beaton, until January 2017.
Beyond Limits – annual sculpture exhibition from Sotheby’s, until October 30.

Cromford Gallery and Studio, Market Place, Cromford

The October exhibition is the watercolours and oils of Carol Hill.The featured maker is Michelle Gillam-Hull. The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am-5pm. Go to cromfordstudioandgallery.weebly.com for details.

Cromford Mill Gallery, Cromford

Belper artist Ruth Gray is exhibiting a series of paintings of the Derwent Valley in the main gallery.
Meet the artist: Wendy Haynes, 10am-4pm, October 2 and 9; John Hermansen Pottery, 10am-4pm, October 8, 22 and 23.

Claim to Frame, 26 Market Place, Bolsover, Chesterfield

Original artwork by Derbyshire artist John Connolly.

The Derwent Gallery, Main Road, Grindleford

This October the gallery is featuring new paintings from Richard Clare.  Richard’s vibrant acrylic paintings offer a surprising view of some well-known local places in the White and Dark Peak and are his interpretation of the landscape from memories of walks and sketches of the Peak District. Back in his studio in Delph he produces his paintings using acrylics and oils, applied predominantly with painting knives, to create spontaneity and movement in his work.
The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 11am-4pm. Go to derwentgallery.com for more details.

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby

Loving Local Landscapes by Deb Allitt, who loves to walk and draw in the local landscapes of Derbyshire.
In Search of Bapu – photography by Anuj Ambalal. The idea of creating a series on Gandhiji emerged when the photographer imagined a scenario in which Gandhian ideology was adapted to examine current issues through a deeper understanding of the man and his philosophy. The exhibitions continue until October 29. More details at deda.uk.com

Disley Arts Society Exhibition

Work by 30 artists from the society in an exhibition at St Mary’s School Rooms, Buxton Old Road, Disley, September 30, 12 noon-9pm and Saturday October 1, 10-6pm. Go to disleyartsociety.co.uk for details.

Doveridge Village Hall, Doveridge

An exhibition by artist John Rattigan and friends. This year he is being joined by Michael Cook, Roger Allen and woodturner Roger Waterhouse. November 5 and 6.

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
Blandine Anderson – Animals A to Z, until October 23. Blandine’s work is characterised by her carefully researched and meticulously detailed depictions of animals.
There will be a sculpture for every letter of the alphabet. The work is created in porcelain or stoneware depending on the size of the piece. Blandine uses a selection of glazes to get her signature muted hues. Alongside the ceramic work there will also be a collection of paintings by Blandine, on the same theme. For details go to ferrersgallery.co.uk

Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek

An exhibition of paintings by Arthur Berry, until November 12. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-4pm.
Details at foxloweartscentre.co.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, 9.30am-5pm. Details at galleryinthegardens.co.uk

Gallerytop, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley

Kristan Baggaley on Stanage Edge – Kristan has produced a series of paintings in direct response to the dramatic vistas around Stanage Edge. His heavily textured paintings of the moors and grit-stone edges in all seasons and weather describe and explore the fall of light, cloud and shadows over immense distances. The surface of the work is all-important and he drags and cuts the material around the canvas, using forks and combs to plough the paint as a farmer may work his fields. In his technique he adds fine sand to the oil paint, which he applies with large palette knives and decorator’s brushes.
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

Green Man Artist Members and Guest Designer Makers. An ever-changing exhibition of original work by gallery members and guest designer makers from across Derbyshire.
The I AM Collective, until October 1. A show which fills two rooms on the first floor of the gallery. This year there are additional events in October showcasing young songwriters, scriptwriters and poets.
A Year Up Corbar – Photographs by Terry Richardson, until October 26. In 2015, keen photographer Terry Richardson, climbed to the summit virtually every day. His images capture the austere grandeur of this unique location in all weathers and seasons. A fundraising exhibition in aid of Blythe House Hospice, Chapel-en-le-Frith.
A Natural Order – Frances Lumber. Exquisite hand worked still life photographs and black and white landscape photographs inspired by the natural world, found objects, memories and the passing of time. October 27-November 24. Launch event October 27, from 7pm to 9pm.
For details see the gallery’s facebook page, greenmangallery.com or contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 07977 956707.

Glossop Arts Society Annual Exhibition, Bradbury House, Market Street, Glossop

The exhibition of about 70 pieces of work is entitled A Splash of Colour and is being launched at the venue on October 29, from 10am to 2pm. There will be craft stalls and a chance to meet some of the 30 members of the group. The show will remain until the end of November.

Haddon Hall, Haddon near Bakewell

The burning flame has been fundamental to over 900 years of inhabitance at Haddon. It has brought warmth and civility to the hall, but also tragedy.
In the 1920s a fire burnt 60 tapestries. The fragments that were left were stored in a turret for nearly a hundred years unseen by all. Recently rediscovered, these fragments will be on show during the exhibition, which runs until October 31.

Hall of Frames, King Street, Belper

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

Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby

From Source to Sea by John Connolly, October 16-30. The gallery is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am-5pm and weekends from noon-5pm. Go to ingleby-gallery.co.uk for details.

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.

Kunst Gallery, The Old Nail Shed, Campbell Street, Belper
Contemporary work and 1970s screenprinted posters. There is an exhibition by Eleanor Adair – Bodies for Eyes That Like to Wander – until October 31. The gallery is open on Friday and at the weekends.

Leabrooks Gallery, Somercotes

Lynn Presland, bold, colourful flower and landscape paintings in mixed media, October 2-14.
Martin Davis – an exhibition of work entitled Still Life, Figures and Landsapes…  what else is there? October 15-29. The gallery is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm and 11am-4.30pm on Sundays. Wednesdays by appointment only. Details at leabrooksgallery.co.uk

Little London Gallery, Church Street, Holloway

Paintings by the gallery owner Chris Tkacz are always exhibited. The gallery also has a framing and restoration service and Chris offers tuition, demonstrations and workshops. The gallery is open from 9am-5pm Wednesday to Saturday. For details go to littlelondongallery.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

The High Lines, mono photography by Brian Adams. This collection was shown at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery last summer. The photographs are from the old rail routes – now walking and cycling trails, that cross the limestone plateau of the White Peak. The gallery is above North End Nostalgia open Thursday to Saturday from 10am-4pm. Email northendnostalgia@yahoo.co.uk

No28, Market Place, Belper

Belper In Bloomers October 23, 10am-4pm, launch party, October 22, 6.30pm. Go to facebook.com/twentyeightbelper for more details.

The Old Station Gallery, Peak Shopping Village, Rowsley

The Old Station Gallery Open Exhibition, until October 26.The very best work selected from entries by artists – who live and work within Derbyshire and its surrounding counties.
The gallery is open Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday from 11am-4pm. Check for any updates at theoldstationgallery.wordpress.com

Opus Gallery, St John Street, Ashbourne

The October exhibition is by Jane Ford – British wildlife portrayed in the raw using ink and a secret ingredient, alongside oil studies of birds and animals in quirky, obscure tableaux. Go to opusgalleryashbourne.com for more details.

Peak District Photographers Gallery, Bakewell Visitor Centre

Villager Jim will be exhibiting his wildlife photography at the gallery until November 1. More details from peakgallery.co.uk

QUAD Derby

GLITCHED: Quest for the Lost MacGuffin is a game-like journey in which the gallery visitor/player explores an immersive set built within QUAD Gallery, consisting of scenes from films: the detective office; the haunted hotel; the claustrophobic warehouse, ending on a train. The player searches for eight fragments of a ‘lost’ MacGuffin – fragments that exist as Augmented Reality – visible only through the screen of a tablet computer. Once the eight fragments have been found the ‘lost’ MacGuffin is revealed.
But there are decoys to throw the player off the scent, and the gallery is full of ‘glitches’ – real-life or digital corruptions or fissures in the everyday world around us.
The exhibition is on until November 20. Go to derbyquad.co.uk for 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. Open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday. More details at richardwhittlestone.co.uk

Rowsley South Station, off Harrison Way, Darley Dale

One of Derbyshire’s most iconic railway structures of yesteryear is celebrated in a special one-day exhibition next month.
Rowsley Locomotive Shed shut its doors for the last time 50 years ago and Peak Rail are staging an event to help tell the story of its life on October 1 from 10am-4.30pm.
Much of the material for collection is being provided from the archives of the late Keith Miles who was running foreman at Rowsley Engine Shed in the 1950s.

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 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

New work by the gallery’s resident artist Lewis Noble from October 14-November 5. Preview evening October 21, from 5pm-8pm. The gallery is open 9.30am-5pm, Monday to Saturday. For more information go to stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

Sir Richard Morris Lounge, Cathedral Centre, Derby

The Chair of Peak District Artisans, Ingrid Karlsson is exhibiting her work until October 31. Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm, closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Studio 61 – Karina Goodman Gallery, Leashaw, Holloway

A working studio gallery for Karina Goodman and a space for her workshops/tuition. She hosts exhibitions, events  and showcases work by selected artists and makers. The October charity fundraising exhibition is Far Away Places and is in aid of the British Red Cross. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm and on Wednesdays by appointment only. For more information about the gallery go to karinagoodman.com

Tarpey Gallery, High Street, Castle Donington

Synthesising the Sublime – an exhibition of new works by Nottingham-based painter John Cheall, until October 30. Read more about this artist on pages 9-12. 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 Saturday, 9.30am-5pm.

West Studios, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield

Open Exhibition, until October 29.
Derwent Pulse, the legacy exhibition of a celebration of the River Derwent staged by Charles Monkhouse in 2014. For details contact hello@weststudios.co.uk or call 01246 500799.

Whynot Gallery, Lichfield Street, Burton upon Trent

The Midlands Potters’ Association exhibition Why Not Pots? from October 8-November 5.   Check out all the latest events, workshops and exhibitions on the gallery’s facebook page whynotgalleryuk


Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Kerry Godliman, Stick or Twist, October 7, 8pm.
Josh Widdicombe, What Do I Do Now. . . October 18, 8pm.
Pete Firman, TriX, October 20, 7.30pm.
Nina Conti, In Your Face, October 21, 7.30pm. See more about this on page 13.
Justin Moorhouse, People and Feelings, October 22, 7.30pm.
Miles Jupp, Songs of Freedom, October 28, 7.30pm.
Shappi Khorsandi, Oh My Country from Morris Dancing to Morrissey, November 2, 8pm.
More information at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Theatre

One of the Edinburgh Fringe’s, and now the UK’s, fastest-growing favourite comedians, Felicity Ward, embarks on her first UK tour this autumn with her darkest and funniest show to date. She will be in Derby on October 23. More details at derbytheatre.co.uk

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Omid Djalili, Schmuck for a night, October 13, 8pm.
James Acaster, Reset, October 16, 8pm.
The Boy with Tape On His Face is Tape Face, October 17, 7.30pm.
Lucy Porter, Consequences, November 1, 8pm.
More details at derbylive.co.uk

Furthest From The Sea, The Maypole Café, Bar and Theatre, Brook Street, Derby 

Benjamin Knight’s Bag of Secrets – a cavalcade of odd and outlandish acts, from comedy and poetry to music and storytelling, October 4.
Derby Comedy Writing Club. A meeting of minds to share ideas and complete writing exercises together, October 10 and 24. Go to furthestfromthesea.co.uk for more details for all events.

Funhouse Comedy

Prince Alfred, Derby Street, Burton upon Trent, October 20, Nigel NG, Robyn Perkins, Dave Pollard, John Meagher and Joseph Bloggs. Compere Spiky Mike, 7.45pm doors, 8.15pm show.
The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, October 14, Paddy Lennox, Steve Day and Patrick Draper. Compere Spiky Mike. Doors 6pm, food available until 7pm and show 8pm.Full information and bookings at funhousecomedy.co.uk

No 28, Market Place Belper

Marty Ross one man show, Halloween Special, October 29, 7.30pm. There are also monthly Ship of Fools comedy nights. Go to the facebook page twentyeightbelper for up-to-date details.


Buxton Opera House, Buxton

This Might Hurt by John Godber, October 10-12, 7.30pm.
For ticket details go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Cromford Mill, Cromford

Adapted from the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles, October 28, 7.30pm. Fired Up Theatre brings its audience shadow theatre, projections and grotesque, quirky characters in this new production that pays homage to the canon of classic Holmes’ film productions. For more details go to cromfordmills.org.uk

Derby Theatre

Sweeney Todd, until October 22.
The Shawshank Redemption, October 24-29. See more details on page 43.
Good Companions Stage Society  present the Derbyshire Amateur Premiere of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5, November 1-5. Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for tickets.

Derby Theatre Studio

Nuketown, October 1, 8pm.
n Kicking and Screaming, by Tangled Feet, October 7,8pm and October 8, 2pm (baby friendly).
And Then Come The Nightjars, by Bea Roberts, October 21 and 22, 8pm.
Two Man Show – two women play two women playing two men. October 15, 8pm.
Go to derbytheatre.co.uk for tickets.

Chatsworth Players, Chatsworth House Theatre, Chatsworth

The players are staging Alexander Dumas’ Camille, until October 2. More details at chatsworthplayers.com

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Young Writers’ Night. The I AM Collective presents the writers of the future. A brand new play written and directed by Buxton sixth former, Alex Paul, followed by an ‘open mic’ performance by young poets. October 7, doors open at 6.30pm for 7pm start. Tickets £3, £2 for under 16s. Early booking recommended. For further information and booking contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Gatepost Theatre Company present Return to the Forbidden Planet, Shakespeare’s forgotten Rock ‘n’ Roll masterpiece, October 5-8.
Townsend Productions present Dare Devil Rides to Jarama, October 11, 7.30pm.
Me and Robert McKee, a play by Greg McGee, October 12-15.
Rumpus Theatre Company, The Haunting of Exham Priory, October 19, 7.30pm.
Big Adventures Theatre Company, The Hound of the Baskervilles, October 26-29. For more details go to derbylive.co.uk

The London School of Puppetry, St Paul’s Church Hall, Chester Green, Derby

Peter and the Wolf by On The Other Hand Theatre – a show for all the family in aid of the church roof fund. October 15 at 2pm. More details in arena. For tickets email mariemeehan7@btinternet.com

The UnStables Bar, Campbell Street, Belper

Kunst Gallery presents I’m Not Normally On My Own, Normally, We Have More Scenery and a Cast of Actors – a one-man show by Drew Bird, October 8, from 7pm. Go to the Kunst Gallery facebook page for more details.


Buxton Opera House, Buxton

The Performance Academy – Pure Imagination, a New Mills based dance school with a brand new show, October 25, 6.30pm.

Déda Derby

Wriggle Dance Theatre: The Colour of Me, October 8, 2.30pm.

With live music and projection this interactive dance theatre performance promises to delight, tickle and inspire audiences aged three to seven-years-old and their grown ups.
Rosie Kay Dance Company: Double Points: K and Motel, October 13, 7.30pm. Two athletic and intelligent dance duets. Double Points: K is a stunning study of synchronicity and stamina set to a soundtrack of Bach, dubstep and electronica. Motel is dark and sexy, exploring illicit affairs and secret relationships, evoking deep and sensuous emotions.
Scarlett Daggers and Déda: LaDéDa Burlesque Cabaret, October 22, 8pm.
Citrus Arts: Savage Hart, October 29, 7.30pm.Aerial artistry, ballet and circus combine to create the bewitching tale of a 19th-century aristocrat haunted by the ghosts of his past. More details online at deda.uk.com

Spoken word

The Barley Mow, Bonsall

Muse – an evening of lyrical delights is being hosted on the third Thursday of the month by poet and performer, Mark Gwynne Jones. For more details go to markgwynnejones.com

Cromford Mill, Cromford

Arkwright Society Lecture, Derbyshire Industries: Taking the Waters, a history of spas and hydros, October 13, 7pm.
Go to cromfordmills.org.uk for more details.

Derby Poetry Society

Derbyshire Stanza Group, October 14, Room 3, Friends’ Meeting House, Derby, 7.30pm. Fee £2. Members £1.

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Graham Obree, a cyclist, parent, writer and broadcaster – and he has never held a driving licence. He will be talking about his life as part of the Buxton Adventure Festival, October 12, 7.30pm. Go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for more details.

Furthest From The Sea, The Maypole Café, Bar and Theatre, Brook Street, Derby 

Word Wise – a new spoken word and poetry night uniting the best talent from around the UK and beyond with Derby’s finest performers, Friday October 28. Go to furthestfromthesea.co.uk for more details for all events

Matlock Storytelling Cafe

Matlock Storytelling Café present Maria Whatton appearing  on Friday October 7 in the Imperial Rooms Matlock. Maria is a truly excellent storyteller, winner of two BASE Awards (British Awards for Storytelling Excellence).
She is in great demand, with a head brimming full of stories to enchant the ear and enfold the mind. Maria is a favorite of Matlock Storytelling Cafe’s audiences.
She never fails to delight and delivers her stories with great warmth and charm, come along in October and catch this “consummate professional” as she draws us all into her web of tales. 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.

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 07713 246391.

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

Café Scientifique For the price of a coffee, people can join a discussion on science that is changing lives. This month’s discussion covers Graphene and its uses November 2, 7pm-9pm. For details go to their facebook page.


Bakewell and Ashford Film Society

Wadjda, October 9. Medway Centre, Bakewell, 7.30pm. More details at bashfilms.org.uk

Buxton Film, Pavilion Arts Centre

Victoria, October 3.
Love and Friendship, October 10.
Young People’s Project Screening, October 19 .
The Club, October 27.
The Man Who Knew Infinity, October 31.
All shown at 7.30pm. Further information from buxtonfilm.org.uk

Calver Film, Village Hall, Calver

Every second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm from September until May. Membership needed, details from 01433 630760.

Hathersage Film Club, Hathersage Memorial Hall, Oddfellows Road

October 28, Spotlight.
October 29, The Secret Life of Pets.
Friday films 7.30pm, Saturday films, 11am. More details at hathersagefilmclub.co.uk

Holymoorside Film, Holymoorside Village Hall

Bridge of Spies, October 11.
Carol, October 28. Films twice a month from September to March (not December) 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

45 Years, October 15. Films always 7.30pm on Saturdays.Full season ticket, £30. More details at peakfilmsociety.org

QUAD, Derby

Lara Croft: 20th Anniversary Celebration screening Lara Croft: Lethal and Loaded (2001) plus Q&A, October 22, 6pm.
Dead And Breakfast October 29 from 8pm til dawn – the annual all night horror marathon returns for its 8th year and this year things are getting a little animated.
In addition to five films of fear, they will also be unearthing some horror themed cartoons to play before the features. Go to derbyquad.co.uk for details.

Tideswell Cinema, George Inn, Tideswell

James Bond Spectre, October 20. Go to tideswellcinema.com for details.
Live screening of Royal Shakespeare Company’s King Lear, October 12, 7pm; Royal Opera House Cosi Fan Tutte, October 17, 6.30pm and Kenneth Branagh Theatre, The Entertainer, October 27, 7pm.

Tansley Film Community Cinema, Tansley Village Hall

Lady In The Van, October 4.
Always the first Tuesday evening of the month. Go to tansleyfilm.org.uk for more details.

Youlgrave Cinema, Youlgrave Village Hall, Holywell Lane

Monthly September-May, usually on a Friday and at 7.30pm.
Go to youlgrave.org.uk for details.


Rock and Pop

Belper Unitarian Chapel, Field Row, Belper

We Shall Overcome benefit October 7, for Belper’s Food Bank, The Basic Idea. The gig has been organised by Sue MacFarlane who will be singing  with Annette Oakes, Dave & Chris, and Matt McGuinness.  Audiences are being asked to make a donation.

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

The Hollies, September 30, 7.30pm.
Waterloo, The Best of ABBA Tribute Show, October 1, 7.30pm.
All or Nothing, The Mod Musical, October 3-5, 7.30pm.
Solid Gold 70s Show, October 6, 7.30pm.
The Blockheads, Reasons to be Cheerful, October 7, 7.30pm.

Tony Christie, Golden Anniversary Tour, October 13, 7.30pm.
The Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Show, featuring Marty Wilde, October 15, 7.30pm.
The South, October 19, 7.30pm.
That’ll Be The Day, October 20, 7.30pm.
Stand By Me, a celebration of Ben E King and the Drifters.
More details from buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Derby Arena

The alternative rock band the Happy Mondays and indie band The Bluetones will be performing at a special concert at Derby Arena on October 15 as part of Derby County Football Club’s former Captain Shaun Barker’s testimonial year.
Catfish and the Bottlemen, November 15.
For more details and tickets go to derbylive.co.uk

The Flowerpot, Derby

Four Fighters, October 1.
The Rutles, October 6.
Crazy World of Arthur Brown, October 7.
The Smyths, October 8.
Stacie Collins, October 13.
Badfinger – featuring Bob Jackson, who joined the original line-up in the 70s, October 14.
Eugene Hideaway Bridges, October 15.
Steve Forbert, October 20.
The Southmartins, October 21.
A Foreigner’s Journey, Octobe 22.
Babajack, October 27.
John Otway and the Big Band, October 28.
Gerry McAvoy’s Band of Friends, October 29.
More details from rawpromo.co.uk

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Talon, The Best of the Eagles, October 15, pm.
Buddy Holly and the Cricketers, October 18, 7.30pm.
And Finally… Phil Collins, October 22, 8pm.
More details from derbylive.co.uk

Furthest from the Sea, Derby Maypole Café, Bar and Theatre

Scribble Victory, October 1, 7.30pm, Derby acousitic pop duo launch their third official EP Expectations, with support from Tom Hall and Mountain Schmountain.
Louise Distras, the critically acclaimed firebrand Indie singer-songwriter returns to Derby with some new music, October 7, 7.30pm,.
Natalie Smallwood,October 7, 8.30pm, an evening of acoustic music.
Stephen Faulkner, October 8, 8.30pm, an evening of acoustic music with, one of the Midlands’ top acoustic covers performers.
Johnny Foreigner stop off in Derby as part of their UK tour having returned from Japan, October 14, 7.30pm.
Chris T-T  with Non Canon (Oxygen Thief) and The Sad Song Co. October 18, 7.30pm.  Go to furthestfromthesea.co.uk for more details for all events.

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 Old Clubhouse, Buxton

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

The Old Poets’ Corner, Ashover

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

Queen’s Head, Chesterfield Road Belper

We Shall Overcome benefit in aid of Belper Food Bank, October 8. Carol Hodges, Silk Road acoustic, Sophie Sparham and more, doors 8pm £5 donation on door suggested.
M.G.Boulter, (Americana), October 15, plus support.
David Rovics (USA) plus support, October 22.
Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life, November 12.
ZZ Birmingham, November 26. For more details go to queensheadbelper.weebly.com

The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield

The Carpenters’ Story, October 13.
The Tony Christie Golden Anniversary Tour, October 15.
Jimmy Osmond, Moon River and Me, October 27.

Folk and Jazz 

Alstonefield Village Hall 

Winners of 2014’s BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, October 15, doors 7 for 7.30pm.
For more information go to alstonefield.org

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

Keston Cobblers Club, contemporary pop folk, September   30, 7.30pm, (PAC).
Swinging at the Cotton Club, October 2, 7.30pm.
Rat Pack Live, October 8, 7.30pm.
Steeleye Span, the folk legends are touring with Maddy Prior leading a line-up featuring faces old and new, October 14, 7.30pm.
The Lanchashire Hotpots, Pub Fiction a comedy folk band from St Helens, October 15, 7.30pm.
The Tame Valley Stompers, October 16, 1pm (PAC).
Lynched, a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, October 17, 7.30pm (PAC).
Flit –  Lau’s visionary accordionist Martin Green brings together Portishead’s Adrian Utley, Mogwai’s Dominic Aitchison and Becky Unthank from The Unthanks, October 24, 7.30pm.
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, The Gigasecond Tour, October 26, 7.30pm.

Chesterfield Jazz

Nicki Allen, October 20. Nicki’s ability to interpret Jazz Classics effortlessly and stylishly has made her a well-respected Jazz singer over recent years. She was awarded Jazz Yorkshire Vocalist of the year 2011 and later website of the year 2012. More details at wendykirkland.com

Derby Jazz

Rebecca Nash’s Atlas, with influences ranging from Royksopp to Messaien and Pat Metheny, this band is a beguiling mix of acoustic jazz with electronics, textual soundscapes, free improvisation and driving grooves. The Cube, Deda, Derby, October 7, 8pm.
Alexander Hawkins Ensemble, October 21, 8pm, The VoiceBox,Foreman Street, Derby.
Nat Birchall, Sound Soul and Spirit, November 4, 8pm. The VoiceBox.More details from derby-jazz.co.uk

Derby Folk Festival

The 10th Derby Folk Festival returns to the City Marquee on the Market Place, The Guildhall Theatre, The Old Bell Hotel and Derby Cathedral. Headlining are Fairport Convention, The Demon Barbers, The Young’uns, Heidi Talbot, 9Bach and John McCusker. September 30-October 2. More details at derbyfolkfestival.co.uk

Guildhall Theatre, Derby 

Lucy Kay in Concert with special guests The Rockabellas, October 9.
You’ve Got a Friend, a show celebrating James Taylor and Carole King, October 14, 7.30pm.
The Life and Music of Jim Reeves, October 20, 7.30pm. More details from derbylive.co.uk

Furthest from the Sea, Derby Maypole Café, Bar and Theatre

October 14, 8.30pm, Matt Humphries – Acoustic Evening. An evening of ‘raw, soulful acoustic music straight from the heart’ with one of the rising stars of the Nu-folk scene.
October 21, 7.30pm, Robb Johnson – My Best Regards
October 22, 7.30pm, With an eclectic mix of musical influences, Rob Green brings his unique style to the Maypole, with acoustic support from Jamie Scott.
Go to furthestfromthesea.co.uk for more details for all events.

Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Square South, Buxton

Feelin’ Good – Tim Mottershead (piano) and Bill Holmes (vocals).
A celebration of the Golden Age of American popular song.October 1. Velvety vocals, sparkling piano playing and a ‘feel good’ atmosphere as Tim and Bill take you on a journey through some of the best songs ever written. Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start.
Hungrytown, October 8, – a brilliant and original folk duo from Vermont, USA, calling at the gallery as part of their extensive UK tour. It’s the kind of music that sounds sensational in this friendly, intimate venue with its resonant acoustics. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm start. Tickets £10. Find out more at hungrytown.net
The Sunday BuskStop, October 16, acoustic gig by local musicians. Soup, bread and cake for lunch, hot and cold drinks and excellent company, 12noon-2pm.
October 22, A Night of Music #21 – a regular showcase gig for young musicians performing original songs and covers. Advance booking essential.
Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £3/£2 under 16s).
For further information and booking contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 unless otherwise stated.

The Globe, High Street West, Glossop

Harpeth Rising with support Lee Maddison, October, 8, 8pm.
Harpeth Rising chose to name themselves after a river because water is both dynamic and powerful.  These words also describe the music created by the three women  – Jordana Greenberg (violin, vocals), Rebecca Reed-Lunn (banjo, vocals) and Maria Di Meglio (cello, vocals). Unapologetic genre-benders, they fuse folk, newgrass,  rock and classical into a sound that is organically unique. Tickets from The Globe or wegottickets.com.

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, Melbourne

MARs Folk presents former Tom Topping band member Colin Henderson in concert playing his great songs and favourites. Also appearing are resident artists Jake in the Box with their faithful homage to all things Thackray – Jake that is.
On stage at 8.30pm and 10.15pm, bar, doors open 7.30pm. More details from melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk

Out Front! Derby

Follow them on twitter
@outfrontderby and facebook.

The Old Hall Hotel, Hope 

Folk Blues and Beyond events.
Singers and musicians in the bar, 8pm, every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
Steve Tilson, October 16. Go to folkandblues.club for more details or call 07913331078.

The Peak Concerts, Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale

Jigdoll – Hannah James, October 15.
Vin Garbutt, October 29.
Ticketline 01246 860022 or online at peakconcerts.co.uk

Classical Music

Abbotsholme Arts Society, Abbotsholme School Chapel

October 14, 8pm, The Gryphon Trio with Graham Oppenheimer Viola and Leon Bosch Double Bass.
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat, K.479; Rossini: Duo in D for cello and double bass and Schubert: Piano Quintet in A ( Trout )
More details at abbotsholmeartssociety.co.uk

Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Flanders and Swann, Drop Another Hat –  Michael Bernstein and Colin Stevens star in a two-man musical show paying tribute to Flanders and Swann, October 13, 7.30pm (PAC).
Coffee Concert, October 14, 1pm (PAC) North Winds Quintet, programme to include music by Paul Patterson, Debussy, Bizet and more.
More details from buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Chapel-en-le-Frith Ladies’ Choir

The first concert of the new season for Chapel-en-le- Frith Ladies’ Choir will be held on October 15,  at 7.30pm.
The venue will be Whaley Bridge Uniting Church and the guests for the evening will be Macclesfield Male Voice Choir.
Tickets will be available from Hall’s Mica hardware Store in Chapel. Further details may be found by ringing 01298 815965 or by visiting chapel-en-le-frithladieschoir.co.uk

Methodist Church, Market Street, Chapel-en-le-Frith 

Sunday Afternoon Tea Concerts, October 30, 3pm.
The Pleyel Ensemble. See more details above. Tickets £10 including tea coffee and homemade cakes. Under 16 free entry. Tickets available from pleyelensemble.com

Chesterfield Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Iolanthe, Pomegranate Theatre,Chesterfield, October 5-8. Directed by Andrew Marples with a full orchestra of local musicians.  Tickets £11.50 and £14.50 are available from the box office at the TIC, Chesterfield or on 01246 345222.

Derby Cathedral 

Women’s Work Variety Gala Concert, October 22, 7.30pm. Performers include: award winning show choir Dale Diva, local jazz sensation Buckso, Derby University Gospel Choir and more. Drinks and canapés available from 7pm when doors open.
Tickets £12, available from Foulds or womens-work.org.uk  or info@womens-work.org.uk More information from derbycathedral.org.

Derby High School, Devonshire Room

Piano recital by Reiko Fujisawa, November 1, 7pm. Reiko is one of the top concert pianists in the UK and she will be playing Bach’s Goldberg Variations. To book tickets telephone the box office on 01332 514267 or email boxoffice@derbyhigh.derby.sch.co.uk

Furthest from the Sea, Derby Maypole Café, Bar and Theatre

October 29, 7pm, Threaded. This classically-trained trio of clarinet, violin and guitar bring their ‘thrilling musical ride’ to Derby.
Go to furthestfromthesea.co.uk for more details for all events.

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

Katherine Jenkinson, cello and Alison Farr, piano, Bach; Shostakovich; Oliver Davis and Brahms, October 7, 7.30pm.For more information go to derbychambermusic.org

The Derwent Singers

Shakespeare 400. The Derwent Singers celebrate The Bard’s quartercentenary with a programme of music from Shakespeare’s time, plus settings by Vaughan Williams, Christopher Brown, György Orbán, Richard Roddis and others.

October 8, 7.30 pm, St. George’s Church, Church Lane, Ticknall. For more details go to derwentsingers.org.uk

Music at Duffield, Ecclesbourne School, Duffield

Dante String Quartet, Beethoven, Quartet in F Op. 18 No. 1; Mendlessohn Quartet in F minor Op. 80 and Beethoven, Quartet in B Flt Op. 130, October 22. All concerts are at 7.30pm. For more details go to musicatduffield.com

New Mills Art Theatre, Jodrell Street, New Mills

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, Hayfield Royal British Legion Presents, Salute to the Somme. An evening of film and music.
King Edwards Music Society and New Mills Band performing  music by Laura Rossi and a Tribute to the Fallen. October 22, 7pm. More details at newmillsfestival.com

The Sitwell Singers

Golden Anniversary Celebration Concert, October 15, 7:30pm at Derby Cathedral Featuring guest conductor the internationally renowned composer Bob Chilcott. Also featuring the premiere of a new Chilcott work specially commissioned for the occasion as well as other works by Chilcott, Brahms and Mendelssohn. With Tom Corfield-organ. Tickets available online at sitwellsingers.org.uk or from Foulds Music Shop, Iron Gate, Derby, the ticket secretary on 01332 662519 or tickets@sitwellsingers.org.uk or on the door if still available £18 reserved centre aisles, £15 unreserved side aisles, under 16s free.

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 and Wednesday, 2-4pm, 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

Arum-Lilie Designs, Via Gellia Mill, Bonsall

Embroidery workshop where you’ll be able to have a go at making one of Lizzie Adcock’s delightful kits. Materials are provided in the price. Workshop 10am-2pm with light refreshments provided.
n Block printing workshop where you’ll be able to print on fabric using her collection of wooden blocks.
Materials included in the price,10am-2pm with light refreshments.
Go to arumliliedesigns.co.uk for more details.

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

Bakewell Community Arts Workshops, Medway Community Centre, New Street, Bakewell

Crafternoons – Fridays during term time 1pm–3pm.
Crafts for all abilities provided with support from textile artist Monica Haddock. Try your hand at crochet, embroidery, patchwork, rug making, spinning, weaving with pin, flower and backstrap looms, braidmaking, knitting and more.
Materials and refreshments are provided. Donations welcome.
Crafty Kids Club –Tuesdays during term time 10am–12noon – Creative play activities for pre-school children, toddlers, babies and their carers. £3 charge for drinks only.
For further details call the Medway Centre on 01629 813638 or email enquiries@medwaycentre.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

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, October 16, 11-4pm.
Knit and Natter, second Wednesday of every month, October 12, 10am-noon. Arkwright’s Cafe. n Make your own paper lantern, October 29 and 30, 2-4pm, £3. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in any time for an afternoon of family fun. Why not stay for the Lantern Lit Hallowe’en Walk after the workshop. More details at cromfordmills.org.uk
Draw the Derwent Valley, Family Workshop Occtober 29 and 30, 10am-4pm,: £3 (includes materials). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in any time and colour in hand-drawn images from the Views from the Derwent Valley exhibition and learn about what you are colouring with artist Ruth Gray. Visit http://www.cromfordmills.org.uk for further details or call 01629 823256

Crafts Cornucopia, King Street, Belper
Various courses including sewing with a machine, crochet, patchwork, and following knitting patterns. Go to craftscornucopia.co.uk.

Greenwood Days, Ferrers Centre for Arts & Crafts, Staunton Harold

Contemporary willow and hazel furniture, October 8-9.
Green woodworking experience,  October 23.

Dave Griffin, Stained Glass Artist

For more details please contact Dave on 07742 481930 or visit

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

Glass @ The Barn, Carr Hall Farm Business Centre, Hulland Ward

Day Workshops:  ideal for an individual who would like to experiment a bit more with glass, creating larger items, or experimenting with different procedures. Use of equipment such as grinders, drills and rings saw available after brief demonstration.
Go to glass-at-the-barn.co.uk for more details.

Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Hall, Buxton

Every day: 6×4: Inspired by Landscape. Drop-in at any time and join this record-breaking attempt and fundraiser.
The aim is to exhibit 5,000 original art works measuring 6” by 4” (postcard size). Entries can also be sent by post. Email the gallery for details and rules.  Cost: £1 per entry. All funds raised will help to keep the gallery open.
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.
Saturdays: Mess Allowed! – Art and craft club for children aged 6+, 11am to 12.30pm. Cost £5. Accompanying adults must remain on the premises.
Ballet for children 10.15am for six-ten-year-olds and 11.15 for 11-15-year-olds.
Thursdays: Theatre Dance for Children (modern, jazz, tap and stagecraft), 4.15pm for six-ten year-olds and 5.15pm for 11-15s.
Adult Ballet at 7pm followed by Tap Dance at 8pm. £6 per class or £10 for both classes. Beginners welcome. Further details from Catherine Farrimond on 01298 70984 for all dance classes.
October 24, A Buxton Hallowe’en with Stone and Water. Creative activities and stories for the whole family with artists Gordon MacLellan and Sarah Males. Workshop 2pm to 4pm. Spooky stories 5pm to 6pm. For further information and booking for other courses contact hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 unless otherwise stated.

Helen Moyes, textile and Mixed Media Artist, Sheffield

October 9, 10am-3pm, Paint and Stitch. Play with a range of textile art materials and techniques and take home lots of knowledge and samples as well as your own landscape, seascape or abstract design

October 14, 12–3pm, Create with Wool.
October 16 10–3pm, Machine Embroidery.
October 21,  12-3pm, Patchwork. Learn double Log Cabin and create a reversible table mat.
October 29, 10-3pm,Wardrobe Recreation. Stitch rather than ditch, up-cycling clothes.
For more details go to http://www.homecoaching.co.uk

Made @ No 18, Church Street, Alfreton

Book Club, first Monday of the month, 5pm-6pm. Writing workshops, Mondays 6.30-8pm – develop you writing skills in poetry, short stories, plays and film scripts
Tuesdays, 5pm-7pm Studio 18. Sessions for all ages exploring acting, dance, drama and music.
Alternate Wednesdays, Knit and Stitch, 7-9pm. Wednesdays, Theatre Workshop, 5.30-7.30pm. Film and Photography, 7-9pm.
Thursdays, 7-9pm Life Drawing. Peer-mentoring sessions start 7pm.
Fridays, 6.30pm onwards Music Group.
Sundays, Arts Talks 3-4pm call 01773 279112 for details.

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.

The Maypole Cafe, Bar and Theatre, Brook Street, Derby

Djembe Drumming Workshop. Learn to play traditional Djembe and West African drumming styles. All skill levels welcome. October 5 and 12, 7pm – 9pm. For bookings contact ramckerron@gmail.com.
Derby Comedy Writing Club. A meeting of minds to share ideas and complete writing exercises together. All welcome. October 10 and 24, 7.30pm.
Both in association with Furthest from the Sea Music, Comedy and Arts.

Pauline Townsend Silk Painter

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

Pitchblue, Newbridge Works, Coldwell Street,Wirksworth

Collograph and Lino Printing, September 30 and October 1.
Autumn Natural Dyes, October 15 and 16. See page 39 for details.
Christmas Cards, November 24.
Christmas Decorations and Crafts, full or half day, December 3.
Christmas Gifts – Painting Silk, December 9.
Full day workshops from 10am-3.30pm with lunch and a half day is until 1pm.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

The Art of Pricing Workshop.  Pricing your work can be the hardest part of creating. This course will offer you guidance from an artist and gallery perspective, October 5, 10.30am-12.30pm.
See the 2017 programme at purpleandgrey.co.uk. Book online or by emailing purpleandgreyinfo@gmail.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. n Woolly Wednesdays – every Wednesday, 10am-12.30pm and 6.30pm-9pm. All arts and crafts are welcome at this session – it doesn’t have to be woolly.
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,

Sue Lewis-Blake, Surface for Drawings, October 6.
Wendy Darker, Colourful Kingfishers, October 18.
John Connolly, dramatic seascapes, October 19 and 20, a two-day course.
To book, phone 01335 347425 or email enquiries@stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk. More details at stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk

Studio 61, Holloway , near Matlock 

Karina Goodman Studio 61 will be offering an Autumn/Winter programme of porkshops, tuition, Dabble Days, half-term family workshops and Peaceful Painting days. Sign up to her newsletter at http://www.studio61gallery.co.uk to receive more information

The Studios, Union Road,
New Mills

Drink and Draw – Non-tutored alternative life drawing soirées with Andrea Joseph. First Friday of every month, 7pm – 9.15pm, £10 per person.
n Peak Scribbling Writers’ Group first and third Tuesdays of the month.

Watercolour Flowers with Joanna Allen, October 17, 10am-2pm.
Ghost Story Writing with Beth Underdown, October 15, 10am-4pm.
Life Drawing – more methods and materials with Tracy Fennell, six-week course on Thursdays starting September 29, 7-9.30pm, single sessions available.
For prices, more details and how to book go to thestudios.co

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, October 8 and 11, November 8 and December 6 and 17. Go to louisewestlacedesign.co.uk for booking details.

West Studios,
Sheffield Road, Chesterfield

Community Choir. A weekly session open to all people of all vocal abilities. Every Thursday, 10am-12pm. Free. Check facebook – West Studios 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
Precious Metal Clay Jewellery October 6-7, with tutor: Xuella Arnold.
Stained Glass Introduction October 13-14, tutor: Lilian Shaw.
To book go to zantium.co.uk