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Thursday, December 1

ABBA the Show, at Sheffield City Hall, Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall at 8pm. Tickets £27.50. To book telephone (0114) 2789 789.

High Peak Film, presented by the North West Film Archive and the Media Archive for Central England, at the Pavilion Arts Centre, buxton at 7.30pm. Tickets £5. To book telephone 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Legally Blonde, The Musical at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham at 7.30pm. Tickets from £10 - £42.50. To book telephone (0115) 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk

Cinderella, presented by the Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company at the Nottingham Playhouse at 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Tickets from £18 to £22. To book telephone (0115) 941 9419 or www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Friday, December 2

Christmas Concert, with the Hallamshire Military Concert Band in St Mary’s Church, Unstone, at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 including refreshments, tea/coffee, Tickets available from Nina Brown 419835 or Derek Oldman 414769, or pay on the door.

Sarah Bennett/Curt Shaw Quartet, airs cool jazz and beautiful songs at the Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, at 7pm. Tickets cost £7.50/£6.00 concs. For more information contact Sarah Bennett on (01629) 733759 or sarah@sarahbennettjazz.com

Madama Butterfly, at Sheffield City Hall, Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets: £32.50, £29.00, £26.00 and £16.00. To book telephone (0114) 2789 789.

Recitals at the Arts Centre, A lunchtime classical concert featuring Gintaute Gataveckaite (piano), at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton at 1pm. Tickets £6. Contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Buxton Buzz Comedy Club, stand-up comedy featuring Steve Shanyaski, R. David, Kiri Pritchard-McLean. Compere: Chris Brooker, at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton at 8pm. Tickets £6. To book telephone 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

What I want to Say But Never Will, a SHU Drama at the Lantern Theatre, Sheffield at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 & £4. To book telephone (0114) 2551776 or www.lanterntheatre.org.uk

Legally Blonde, The Musical at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham. See Thursday listings for details.

Cinderella, at the Nottingham Playhouse. See Thursday listings for details.

Saturday, December 3

Sing the Messiah with the Angels, at Bakewell Parish Church. Singers to arrive for 7pm, listeners should be seated for 7.30pm. Come and sing or listen to Handel’s Messiah. Admission £5 for both singers and listeners, proceeds towards Bakewell’s Parish Church funds.

Dronfield Brass Band, will be performing at St James’ Church, Barlborough, from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 and include tea and biscuits and are available by calling Sylivia Bradbury on (01246) 812824 or on the door.

Christmas Fair, at St Thomas’s Centre, Nottingham Road, Somercotes, 10am until 1pm. Many different stalls, refreshments and games. Raffle books are on sale from church members. Admission is free and everybody is welcome. Further details contact Rachel Watson on (01773) 607131.

Annual Stable Lunch, at Hasland Village Hall, Eastwood Park, Hasland, 12.30pm till 2.30pm. The event will include a number of Christmas stalls, and feature the now famous menu of home made soup, turkey or cheese cobs, mince pies, tea and coffee. Everyone is very welcome to come along.

Advent Fair, held in St Matthew’s Church, Renishaw from 11am.

Christmas Craft Fair, in aid of local charities at the Postmill Centre, Market Street, South Normanton, 10.30am till 2.30pm.

The Fishpond Choir, will be celebrating Christmas in song at the Glebe Fields Centre, Crich at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8 (adults) and £4 (children 11 years and under) and are available from Fritchley School office. Telephone (01773) 852216. All proceeds to the Friends of Fritchley Building Fund Project.

Santa is coming, to the town centre, Market Street, Clay Cross, from 9am till 1pm and he will be giving sweets away. The Rotary Club of Clay Cross have arranged Santa visits for over 20 years in aid of charities and this year the main beneficiary will be British Heart Foundation.

The Sensational 60s, at Sheffield City Hall, Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £19 & £21. To book telephone (0114) 2789 789.

Big Wooden Horse: The Night Before Christmas, at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton at 1.30pm. Tickets Adults £8, Children £6. to book telephone 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Tommy Emmanuel, the Australian guitarist on his 50th anniversary tour at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £20. Contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Bla Bla Bla, an evening of Buxton Local Artists, featuring Bryn Layton, Rhi & Em, Last Call, All or Nothing and Long in the Tooth at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton at 8pm. Tickets £7.50. Contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

What I want to Say But Never Will, a SHU Drama at the Lantern Theatre, Sheffield. See Friday listings for details.

Legally Blonde, The Musical at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham. See Thursday listings for details.

Cinderella, at the Nottingham Playhouse. See Thursday listings for details.

Jack and the Beanstalk, at the Palace Theatre, Mansfield at 2.30pm & 7pm. Tickets £12 (adults) and £11 (child). To book telephone (01623) 633133 or www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre

Sunday, December 4

Santa, is coming to Heage Windmill. He will travel round Heage first in his pony and trap (weather permitting) and will arrive at the windmill between 12.30pm and 1pm. Santa will then meet children until 4pm. Refreshments and amusements will be on hand and Alan Goodley will bring along his Midi Organ, playing seasonal music.

Christmas Food and Drink Fair, at Baslow Village Hall from 10.30am till 4.30pm. Twenty stall holders selling seasonal artisan food and drink as well as lots of Christmas gift ideas. Christmas cakes, puddings and seasonal hampers as well as artisan bread, vegetarian food, fudge, tray bakes, oils and dressings, real ales, liqueurs, locally milled flour, blended teas and cupcakes. Outside there will be freshly made churros and hot chocolate along with a wide range of Christmas wreaths and gift ideas from Dawsons Yard. Admission is free. Full details at www.hartingtons.com

Charity bash, at the Jug & Glass pub, Lea, near Matlock, with JugMen performing Morris dances around 3pm, followed by Crich Brass Band leading the singing of Christmas carols. Proceeds in aid of the Dancing with Bridget and Reading with Bridget charities for youngsters. For more information, call Jez Hytch (01629) 01629 534232 or Drew Robertson 07740734319 .

Jools Holland, at Sheffield City Hall, Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £34.50. To book telephone (0114) 2789 789.

Pajama Men, at Sheffield City Hall, Memorial Hall, at 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50. To book telephone (0114) 2789 789.

Jazz at the Arts Centre, featuring The Sam Rapley Quartet at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton at 1pm. Tickets £6. To book telephone 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

The Nutcracker, presented by the European Ballet, at Buxton Opera House at 3pm & 7.30pm. Tickets £14.50, £18.50, £22.50. To book telephone 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Cinderella, at the Nottingham Playhouse. See Thursday listings for details.

A Winter Prom, presented by Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra at The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield at 7.30pm Tickets £10 (adult) and £8 (child). To book telephone (01246) 345222 or www.chesterfieldvenues.co.uk

Monday, December 5

Tango Chesterfield, at Riverside Club, Chesterfield, duel class for absolute beginners and improvers - Beginners Week 6, Ocho cortado; Improvers - Turn pattern variations; Group dance - Milonga steps. Christmas Party. Usual lessons 8pm. (Dress to impress). Telephone (01246) 550398.

Cinderella, at the Nottingham Playhouse. See Thursday listings for details.

Jack and the Beanstalk, at the Palace Theatre, Mansfield at 10.30am & 2.30pm. See Saturday listings for details.

The Dark Side of the Lounge, at the Arts in the Bar at the Pomegranate Theatre at 7.15pm. Tickets Adult £7 Child £4. to book telephone (01246) 3452222 or www.chesterfieldvenues.co.uk

Tuesday, December 6

Jack The Ripper, The Musical, a mixture of comedy from Dan and the gang, horror and moments of pathos, presented by the BTEC Drama department of Norton College at 7.15pm. Ticket £5 for adults and £3.50 for concessions, available on the night. Suitable for ages 12+.

Jack and the Beanstalk, at the Palace Theatre, Mansfield at 10.30am & 2.30pm. See Saturday listings for details.

Wednesday, December 7

Christmas Concert, presented by the Alfreton Singers at Swanwick School and Sports College (formerly The Delves) at 7.15pm. Admission is £4 on the door. Buffet and drinks will be served afterwards and there will be a raffle.

The Magic Piper, presented by the Kaleidoscope Junior Theatre Company. A delightful treasure trove of imagination from Buxton Opera House’s junior theatre company at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton at 7pm. Tickets £6. To book telephone 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Cinderella, at the Nottingham Playhouse. See Thursday listings for details.

Jack and the Beanstalk, at the Palace Theatre, Mansfield at 10.30am & 2.30pm. See Saturday listings for details.

Kate Rusby, the contemporary voice of English folk music at The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield at 7.30pm. Tickets £21.50. To book telephone (01246) 345222 or www.chesterfieldvenues.co.uk