Thursday, May 2
60s market. Sixties themed flea markett in Chesterfield market place with fancy dress and themed entertainment, from 10am to 4pm, launches the town’s five-day Community Arts Festival.
Recital. Organ recital with David Butterworth in Crooked Spire Church, Chesterfield, from 12.15pm to 1pm. Free entry.
Advice. Local businesses in Bakewell and Baslow have teamed up to put on an evening of interior advice and demonstrations to give your home more style, at 7pm at GF & Co Interiors in Bakewell with proceeds going to Helen’s Trust. Raffle, nibbles and wine.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Insight talk with musical excerpts exploring the evolution of string and wind instruments at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield at 7pm. Tickets: Adult £6.20, Child £4.75. Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk
Me and Me Dad. At the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield at 7.30pm. Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk for tickets and prices.
The Halle. At the Theatre Royal, Nottingham at 7.30pm. Tickets: £10-£32. Contact 0115 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk
The Kites are Flying. By Michael Morpurgo at the Nottingham Playhouse at 7.30pm. Admission free. Contact 0115 941 9419 for details.
Friday, May 3
Concert. Home Grown Folk, starring The Coachmen, Haywood & Newman, John Prentice & Jill Drury, Abbie Rechert and The Backyard Buskers, at Chesterfield Library, organised by Chesterfield Folk Club. Tickets £3, available from Chesterfield Library.
Music. White Cubes, an easy-listening, lounge-style cover band play at the Pomegranate Theatre bar, Chesterfield, at 7.30pm. Free entry.
Mini Rock Festival. Kick n Rush - comedy skiffle band at The Crown, Ashley Lane, Killamarsh, 9pm.
Prodijig Present Footstorm. At the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £17.50-£35. To book contact 0115 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk
Saturday, May 4
Arts market. In the Winding Wheel auditorium, Chesterfield, with 50 stalls, from 10am to 4pm. Free admission.
Music and magic. Cafe in Winding Wheel function room, Chesterfield, with Whizz the Magician at 10am, Abbie Rechert (11.30am), Chris Collard (12.15pm), Elliot Huntley (1pm), Naraik (1.45pm) and Ian Price (2.30pm). Free entry.
Votes for Women. Learn about this historic event through re-enactment show at Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery, from 10am to 4pm. Free admission.
Dulcimer workshop. Led by Christine Smith at Chesterfield Library from 10.30am to 11.30am. Free admission.
Concert. Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir performing excerpts from Brahms’ Requiem at Chesterfield Library from 11.45am to 12.30pm. Free admission.
Concert. Brampton Community Band in Chesterfield Library foyer, from 1pm-2pm. Free admission.
Candy Girls. Play about Trebor factory workers in Chesterfield, presented by the Pomegranate Playwrights and Youth Theatre at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield at 2.30pm & 6.30pm. Tickets: £11 (adult), £8.50 (concession) and £7.50 (child) Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk
Pick ‘n’ Mix dance party. Music, dance, cupcakes and roller skates at the Winding Wheel ballroom, Chesterfield, from 6.30pm to 11pm.
Concert. Ireland Colliery Chesterfield band performat Crooked Spire Church, Chesterfield, at 7.30pm. Admission £5.
Mini Rock Festival. Paul Anthony’s Karaoke at The Crown, Killamarsh, 9pm.
Reginald D Hunter. At the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham at 8pm. Tickets: £23. Contact 0115 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk
Sunday, May 5
Dancing. Harthill Morris and Ladies Clog Dancing teams in Vicar Lane, Chesterfield, 11am-12.30pm.
Poetry Workshop. Spire Writes Poetry and Open Mic at the Pomegranate Theatre bar, Chesterfield. Add your contribution to the Poetry Wall. Special contributions from Chesterfield’s taxi drivers. Open mic session with Helen Mort and Matt Black, Derbyshire Poet Laureate. Workshop 10.45am-11.45am, open mic 12 noon-1pm. Pomegranate theatre bar.
Arts market. See Saturday’s listing.
Dance and musical showcase. Chesterfield College performing arts, Derbyshire Youth Dance Company, Directions Theatre Arts, Asian Association, music by The White Lies, at the Winding Wheel ballroom. Chesterfield, 2pm-4pm. Free entry.
Singing. Barlow Proms presents Choral Day and Big Sing in Rykneld Square, Chesterfield, from 2pm-4pm. Free admission.
Candy Girls. 6.30pm. See Saturday listings for booking details.
Rock Festival. Live band The Outfit at The Crown, Killamarsh, 9pm.
Julian Clary. At the Nottingham Playhouse at 7.30pm. Tickets: £18-£20. To book contact 0115 941 9419.
Monday, May 6
Carnival. May Day Carnival in Ashover, with procession led by Ashover Band, coronation of May King and Queen, street theatre with mummers and musicians, morris, garland and maypole dancers, Punch and Judy, hedghog rollers, the village brass band, an escapologist, Uncle Michael the clown, Patrick the organ grinder, concert by Hallam String Quartet and family fun run.
Food festival. Organised by Hartingtons School of Food at Carsington Water, featuring more than 15 stalls displaying the products of some of the leading artisan food and drink producers in Derbyshire. Open from 10am to 4pm. Contact 01629 888586 or email email@example.com
Mini Rock Festival. Live band, Mind of Adam at the Crown, Killamarsh, 4pm.
Drama. The Pomegranate Youth Theatre, Springwell Community Arts, Donut Creative Arts Centre, Class Act and Chesterfield Theatre Company in theatre and comedy showcase, from 2pm to 4.30pm. Admission £5.
Concert. Judy Dunlop and Mark Gwynne Jones in concert at the Winding Wheel ballroom, Chesterfield, at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 and £8 (concessions).
Concert. Highly Strung will play 60s and 70s covers in the Pomegranate Theatre bar, Chesterfield, at 7.30pm. Free admission.
Tuesday, May 7
Tango. Taster new sessions for beginners £5 at St Thomas’ Centre, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, 8pm-9pm. Contact Gavin on 0784 5989246.
Queen of the Dance. At the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield at 7.30pm. Tickets: £25 (concs). Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk
Wednesday, May 8
Comedy. Award-winning comedienne Shazia Mirza will headline a show featuring Ross Brierley and J.K. Warning at the Dronfield Arms, Dronfield, at 8pm. Entry £4 and £3 (concessions).
Nigel Kennedy. The violinist presents music by Bach and Fats Waller at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham at 7.30pm. Tickets: £19.50-£39.50. Contact 0115 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk
Suggs: My Life Story. At Theatre Royal, Nottingham at 7.30pm. Tickets: £24.50. Contact 0115 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk
Shakespeare. The Taming of the Shrew at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, at 7.45pm. Tickets: 16-£23. Contact 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk