What's On guide
Thursday, July 7
Theatre. Sheffield Theatres play reading group looks at Love Love Love by Mike Bartlett at the Adelphi Room, 10.30am. Tickets £9 via www.sheffieldboxoffice.com or 0114 2496000.
Talk. Chesterfield Theatre Friends present a lecture on the theatre experience from the early 20th century to the present day, at the town’s Pomegranate Theatre, 11am. Tickets £5.50 including soup and a roll, via 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk.
Dance. Tea dance at Sheffield City Hall ballroom wity live music from Aubrey Robinson, 11.30am. Admission £3.50.
Theatre. Chapterhouse Theatre Company present The Railway Children at Nottingham Castle, 6pm. Tickets £11/£15.40, £43.20 for a family of four, via www.seetickets.com.
Theatre. Lotty’s War at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 7.30pm. Tickets £13-£25 via www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk or 01246 345222.Also Friday, 7.30pm; Saturday, 3pm and 7.30pm.
Theatre. Improvised comedy musical Showstopper! comes to the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, 7.30pm. Tickets £15.50-£19.50 via 0115 9895555 or www.trch.co.uk. Also Friday and Saturday, 7.30pm.
Friday, July 8
Festival. Cutthorpe Well Dressing & Festival Weekend, blessing of wells at 6.30pm, live music, children’s fair, food and beer tent at 7pm. Dance. Social sequence dance at Calow Community Centre at Allpits Road, Calow. Improvers 6.30pm-7.45pm, dance 8pm to 10.30pm. Contact Andrew and Pauline for details on 0114 3277 670.
beer tent and childrenComedy. Keith Carter as Nige, Geoff Norcott and Paul Sinha join Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club at Sheffield City Hall, 8.15pm. Tickets £16 via 01226 743048. Also Saturday.
Music. Bakewell Silver Band perform at Bakewell Town Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door or via www.ticketsource.co.uk, 01629 810152, 01629 813119 or 07757 007169.
Theatre. Heartbreak Productions present Ratburger at Sheffield Botanical Gardens, 6.30pm. Tickets £13-£44, under-fives free, from www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk. Also Saturday, 2pm and 6.30pm; Sunday, 6.30pm.
Theatre. Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream outdoors at Creswell Crags, 7pm. Tickets £10/£14, family of four £42, via 01909 720378 or www.seetickets.com.
Saturday, July 9
Pottery. Meet the artist John Hermansen and find out more about his work at Mill Yard, Cromford Mills, Matlock, 10am to 4pm, free entry. For further details, visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk or call call 01629 823256.
Family. Backstage education tour at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, the oldest civic theatre in the country, 11am. Free, booking essential via 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk.
Festival. The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield will open the Brampton Potteries Festival at 12 noon, near Serpent Motors on Old Road, Chesterfield. Displays in gardens at Old Road, Old Hall Junior School, businesses and in The Gospel Mission Congregational Church. Refreshments in the church until 4pm
Music. Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra play at the County Offices, Matlock, at 7.30pm. The programme includes Scandinavian Splendour from Finlandia by Sibelius; Peer Gynt Suite by Grieg; Symphony no 2 by Sibelius. Tickets £10 on the door or £8 in advance, call 01246 273767.
Dance. Sequence buffet dance at Calow Community Centre, 8pm to 11pm. Contact Andrew and Pauline on 0114 3277670.
Community. Barlborough Primary School Parent-Teacher Association host a Rio-themed summer fair at the school, Chesterfield, S43 4ET, 1-4pm. Among the highlights will be samba bands, archery, pony rides, barbecue, an inflatable slide and water games. Entry £1, archery £2—book in advance via 01246 810381. Festival. Cutthorpe Festival day, opens at 2pm and includes dog show, fun run, children’s entertainment, birds of prey, model aircraft, bake-off, classic cars, food and craft stalls. Open mic at 7pm.
Sunday, July 10
Festival. Brampton Potteries Festival from 10am to 4pm, including a festival service at 10.45am in The Gospel Mission Church followed by a Big Picnic for the local community from 12.30pm.
Family. Channel 5 children’s programme LazyTown is brought to life on stage at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tickets £12/£14, £48 for a family of four, via 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk. Festival. Cutthorpe Festival, art show and cream teas at the Instituted, 2pm to 4pm, village cricket match and spectators ‘wine slurp’ afternoon (bring your own wine and picnic) at 2pm.
Music. High Peak Orchestra perform a programme of Walton, Tchaikovsky and Dvořák at St John’s Church, Buxton, 7.30pm. Tickets £8/£10 via www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk or 01298 72190.
Monday, July 11
Gardening. Curator Ian Turner gives a guided tour of Sheffield Botanical Gardens, 7.15pm. Tickets £3, for more details call 01246 418355.
Theatre. Butterfly presents Romeo and Juliet underground at Poole’s Cavern, 5.30pm, 7pm and 8.30pm. Tickets £11/£13 from www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk or 01298 72190. Performances same time daily to July 16.
Tuesday, July 12
Dance. Tea dance at Sheffield City Hall ballroom wity live music from Alf Evans, 11.30am. Admission £3.50. Dance. Social sequence dance at Calow Community Centre, Allpits Road, Calow, from 1.30pm to 4pm. Call Andrew and Pauline on 0114 3277 670
Theatre. Chesterfield Studios present Fame: The Musical at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 7.30pm. Tickets £12.50-£16.50 via www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk or 01246 345222.
Dance. Ballroom dancing with Ken and Hazel Shelton at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, 7.30pm. Tickets £5.35 on the door or via 01246 345222.
Wednesday, July 13
Crafts. Knit and natter session at Arkwright’s Café, Cromford Mills, Matlock, 10am to 12noon. Free entry. For more details call 01629 823256 or visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk.
Theatre. A Dream, a ‘modern-day mash-up of Shakespearean romance’, opens at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 7.15pm. Tickets £5-£15 via www.sheffieldboxoffice.com or 0114 2496000. Nightly to July 16, plus Saturday, 2pm. (AD/BSL)
Music. Country star Lucinda Williams performs at The Plug, Sheffield, 7.30pm, in support of new album The Ghosts of Highway 20. Tickets £27.50 via www.the-plug.com or 0114 2413040.
Dance. Modern sequence dance at Calow Community Centre, 8pm to 10.30pm. Call 0114 3277 670.