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Thursday, August 30


George Stephenson exhibition. Find out all about the father of the railways at Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery from 10am-4pm. Call 01246 345727.

Shock!. Part of the Classic Thriller Season 2012, at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, at 7.30pm. Tickets £9.50-£19.50. To book call (0115) 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk

Starlight Express. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Rock-on-Roller skating sensation at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, 2pm & 7.30pm. Tickets £16-£39.50. To book call (0115) 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk

Bugle Boy. The Glenn Miller Musical at the Opera House, Buxton, 7.30pm. Tickets £12, £14, £16. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Paralympics. See it all on the big screen at the Market Place, Derby. Come and cheer on the athletes. Free admission, limited seating.

Friday, August 31


Chatsworth Country Fair. Fun for all the family with attractions including fine food village featuring demonstrator Lesley Waters, clay pigeon shooting, pony rides, dog agility demonstrations and hundreds of stalls. The programme runs from 10.30am to 6.30pm. Adults: £20, children under 14 get in free. Two-day ticket £33, three-day ticket £47 - only available online at www.chatsworthcountryfair.co.uk

The Last Laugh Comedy Club. Memorial Hall, Sheffield City Hall, 8.15pm. Tickets £16. To book contact (0114) 2789 789 or www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

George Stephenson exhibition. See Thursday’s listing.

Shock!. See Thursday listings for details.

Starlight Express. See Thursday listings for details.

Bugle Boy. See Thursday listings for details.

Paralympics. See Thursday listings for details.

Saturday, September 1


Miniature steam rally. Miniature steam trains and traction engines feature in Chesterfield and District Model Engineering Society’s show at St Peter and St Paul School, Hady, Chesterfield. Train rides for all ages. 10am to 5pm. Free entry and free parking. Contact 01623 648676

Chatsworth Country Fair. Display by the Red Arrows, fine food fair featuring demonstration by Rachel Green. For further information, see Friday’s listing.

Food market. At St Thomas’s Church, Brampton, Chesterfield, at 10am.

The Spirit of Chesterfield. An amateur production presented by the Pomegranate summer school exploring the history and stories of Chesterfield, at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 2.30pm. Tickets £3.50. Contact (01246) 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

School reunion. Barlborough Primary School reunion at the Old School House, Ward Lane, Barlborough. For more details, call 01246 810100.

Concert. The Bestwood Male Voice Choir will be singing at Ironville Parish Church at 7.30pm. Admission by ticket, call 01773 528729, or pay at the door is £5 including light refreshment). Proceeds for the Ironville Parish Church Decorating Fund.

George Stephenson exhibition. See Thursday’s listing for details.

Shock!. See Thursday listings for details.

Starlight Express. See Thursday listings.

Bugle Boy. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. See Thursday listings for details.

Paralympics. See Thursday listings for details.

The Last Laugh Comedy Club. See Friday listings for details.

Big Band Ballroom Dance. Presented by Keith Roe as part of the City Hall’s 80th birthday, in the grand ballroom, City Hall, Sheffield, at 7pm. Tickets: Adults £11, Child £10. For more details contact (0114) 2789 789 or www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

Sunday, September 2


Family fun day. Fundraiser for Cancer Research UK at the Three Horse Shoes pub, Brimington, from 12 noon. Bouncy castle, face-painting, barbece, stalls, and disco (8pm until midnight).

Charity bike ride. An off-road 21.7-mile ride from Rother Valley Country Park to Poolsbrook Country Park, Staveley, and back again, raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society. For more information, call 0795 667 8488.

Chatsworth Country Fair. Display by the Red Arrows, fine food fair featuring demonstration by James Martin. For further information, see Friday’s listing.

Miniature steam rally. See Saturday’s listing

Elkie Brooks. The Opera House, Buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets £21.50, £23.50. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Concert. The Bestwood Male Voice Choir will be performing at Ironville Parish Church at 7.30pm. Admission by ticket, £5, call 01773 528729, or pay at the door (including light refreshment). Proceeds for the Ironville Parish Church Decorating Fund.

Paralympics. See Thursday listings for further details.

Monday, September 3


Tango. New Tango courses for beginner and intermediates, no partner required, just turn up at the Riverside Club, Clayton Street, Chesterfield, 8pm. Contact Gavin on 07845989246.

Exercise Through Dance. Teacher and Dance Practioner Leanne Martine, will take you through an eight-week course with styles from salsa to modern jazz to line dancing. Fun and fitness for the over fifties with simple dance movements. Soft shoes and comfortable clothing advised. To be held at the Palace Theatre, dance studio, Mansfield, at 10am. Ticket £25 for full course. For more information contact (01623) 633133 or www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre

The Tales of Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny. Quantum Theatre presents a new adaption of Beatrix Potter’s stories with live music, for children aged 4-11 years. Tickets: Adults £10, Child £8. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Paralympics. See Thursday listings.

Tuesday, September 4


Frankie Boyle: The Last Days of Sodom. The Assembly Rooms - Great Hall, Derby, at 8pm. Tickets £25.25 (Age 16+). To book contact (01332) 255800.

Paralympics. See Thursday listings for details.

Wednesday, September 5


John Stokes Bachelors. Mike Lodge also back with great vocals and comedy, plus all girl trio JEMMZ. Compere, Johnny Pat, at the Palace Theatre, Mansfield, 2.30pm. Tickets £11. To book contact (01623) 633133 or www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre

Tenors Unlimited: The Rat Pack of Opera. At the Opera House, Buxton, 7.30pm. Tickets £18, £20. Contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Paralympics. See Thursday listings.

Godspell. Presented by Derby Theatrical Summer School 2012, at the Guildhall Theatre, Derby, at 7.30pm. Tickets £13.25. Contact (01332) 255800.