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Thursday, October 20

The Fairy Queen, Purcell’s 1692 opera, based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets: £16.50, £24.50, £28.50, £32.50. To book tel 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Lady Garden, at Sheffield City Hall, Memorial Hall at 8pm. Tickets: £12, £10 concs. To book tel (0114) 2789789.

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, at Sheffield City Hall, 7pm. Tickets: £15. To book tel (0114) 2789789.

Lungs, at the Crucible Studio, Sheffield. Tickets £10 - £18. To book tel (0114) 249 6000 or sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Slave: A Question of Freedom, True story revealing the horror of the modern slave trade at Guildhall Theatre, Derby. Tickets: £8 - £21. Tel (01332) 255800.

R.A.G.E., (Residents Against Greenbelt Erosion) will be holding a free Partylite Candle evening to raise funds. Treat yourself or buy early for Christmas from the latest range at Killamarsh Leisure Centre at 7.30pm

Travels with My Aunt, by Tabs Productions at the Pomegranate Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets: Adults £12-£13, Child £7.50. To book tel (01246) 345222 or www.chesterfieldvenues.co.uk

Dreamboats and Petticoats, at Theatre Royal, Nottingham at 7.30pm. Tickets: £12.50-£30.50. To book tel (0115) 9895555 or www.trch.co.uk

Private Lives, Noel Coward’s comedy of manners starring Janie Dee and Rupert Wickham at the Nottingham Playhouse. Tickets: £7.50-£26.50. To book tel (0115) 941 9419 or www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Kissing Sid James, at the Lantern Theatre, Sheffield at 7.30pm. Tickets: £8. (0114) 2551776 or www.lanterntheatre.org.uk 14+ suitable

Friday, October 21

Friend or Foe, Michael Morpurgo’s story of two evacuees who come face to face with a crashed German pilot at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton at 10am & 1pm. Tickets: Adults £13, Children £11. To book tel 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Xerxes, ETO present Handel’s opera at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets: £16.50, £24.50, £28.50, £32.50. To book tel 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Andy Parsons, at Sheffield City Hall, Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall at 8pm. Tickets: £15. To book tel (0114) 2789789.

Lungs, at the Crucible Studio, Sheffield. See Thursday listings for details.

Murder Mystery Dinner, ‘Paranormal’ Join the Murder Sleuths troop for an evening of murder & intrigue, at Ringwood Hall Hotel, three course dinner and the performance £26.50 per ticket. Call 01246 280077.

Slave: A Question of Freedom, See Thursday listings for details.

The Hallé, John Lill returns as the soloist in Beethoven’s most heroic concerto at the Assembly Rooms – Great Hall, Derby at 7.30pm. Tickets: £15 - £28. To book tel (01332) 255800.

Beer and Cheese tasting event, in aid of Ashgate Hospice and cancer drop in centre Nenna Kind, with music from the Brampton Band, bar and soft drinks at the Town Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50 via (01246) 345238.

The Gathering, A stunning outdoors sound and light show, thousands of images projected onto massive walls based on images and stories contributed by local people to celebrate Markham Colliery and North Derbyshire’s mining heritage at Staveley Hall. 6pm till 8pm. Free.

Fundraiser, for Jerusalem Eye Hospital with a coffee morning by St John Ambulance Derbyshire at Rose Hill, Eastwood Hall, Chesterfield, 9.30am-1.30pm, includes refreshments, tombola, raffle, cake and book stalls.

Travels with My Aunt, the Pomegranate Theatre. See Friday listings for details.

T.Rextasy, The ‘Get it On’ Tour play host to Bolan’s greatest hits at the Winding Wheel, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £17. To book tel (01246) 345222 or www.chesterfieldvenues.co.uk

Dreamboats and Petticoats, at Theatre Royal, Nottingham. See Thursday listings for details.

Private Lives, at the Nottingham Playhouse. See Thursday listings.

Kissing Sid James, presented by DGP at the Lantern Theatre, Sheffield. See Thursday listings.

Saturday, October 22

Friend or Foe, at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton at 2.30pm & 7.30pm. See Friday listings.

Jack Jones, at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets: £27.50, £29.50. To book tel 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Bach Concert, presented by the English Touring Opera & Buxton Musical Society, Recitals of Bach’s Cantata Nos 154, 156, 54 & 159 at St John’s Church, Buxton at 7.30pm. Tickets: £12. To book tel 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Lee Nelson Live, at Sheffield City Hall, Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall at 8pm. Tickets: £22.50. To book tel (0114) 2789789.

Lungs, at the Crucible Studio, Sheffield. See Thursday listings.

Halloween Trail, at Longshaw, every day through half-term, 10.30am – 4.30pm. 50p/ trail. Follow the spooky symbols on a trail around Longshaw, on a walk of between 1–2 hours. Collect a map and trail sheet from the Longshaw Visitor Centre.

Slave: A Question of Freedom, (Theatre). See Thursday listings.

Come & Go As You Please Day, at Swanwick Methodist Church from 10.30am till 4pm. Bible readings and drama readings, hymns, songs, quizzes and games. Morning coffee, soup and roll lunch and afternoon tea. To celebrate the 400th Anniversary of The King James Bible.

The Gathering, presented by External Galleries. A stunning outdoors sound and light show, See Friday listing.

Oxjam, returns to Sheffield on the weekend. The Harley, The Wick, Queens Social Club, The Bowery, The Great Gatsby, West Street Live and The Royal Standard will all be hosting events showcasing some of the very best acts across a wide spectrum of genres. All proceeds for Oxfam. Multi-venue wristband is available for just £7 allowing access to all venues and events Details at www.facebook.com/SheffieldOxjam2011

Recorder Spectacular concert, with Max Taylor and Friends - retiring collection, at Chesterfield Library Lecture Theatre, 11.45am till 12.30pm. Admission free.

Autumn Voices, Music work vocal ensemble directed by Andrew Marples present: a concert of Choral music with special guest Katy Strudwick (Flute) at Chesterfield Parish Church (‘Crooked Spire’) at 7.30pm. Admission £5 at the door. Refreshments will be served.

Ferrets R us Roadshow, Come and have a chat to our humans, Frank and Lily, who will be there along with some of our new little friends Pip, Pop and Tyson at Old Whittington Club, Station Road.

Travels with My Aunt, presented by Tabs Productions at the Pomegranate Theatre. See Friday listings for details.

Dreamboats and Petticoats, at Theatre Royal, Nottingham. See Thursday listings for details.

Dave Gorman, one of comedy’s most innovative thinkers at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall at 8pm. Tickets: £20. To book tel (0115) 989 5555 or trch.co.uk

Private Lives, at the Nottingham Playhouse. See Thursday.

The Snow Dragon, presented by Tall Stories at the Playroom, Nottingham Playhouse at 11am & 1pm. Tickets: Adults £6 Child £5. To book tel (0115) 941 9419.

Kissing Sid James, Lantern Theatre, Sheffield. See Thursday listings.

Sunday, October 23

The Selfish Giant, presented by Springs Dance Company at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton at 2pm. Tickets: Adults £6, Children £5. To book tel 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Chris Farlowe & The Norman Beaker Band, at Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton at 7.30pm. Tickets: £15.50, £17.50. To book tel 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Russell Kane, at Sheffield City Hall, Memorial Hall at 8pm. Tickets: £17.50. To book tel (0114) 2789789.

Lungs, at the Crucible Studio, Sheffield. See Thursday listings.

The Mod All Star Band, at Palace Theatre, Mansfield at 7pm. Tickets: £17.50 (conc). To book tel (01623) 633133 or www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre

Monday, October 24

That’ll Be The Day, nostalgic music and comedy sketches returns to Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets: £19, £21. To book tel 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Argentine tango classes, Riverside Club, Chesterfield, 8-10pm. 0784 5989 246

Freddie Starr, at Sheffield City Hall, Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall at 8pm. Tickets: £21.50. To book tel (0114) 2789789.

Lungs, at the Crucible Studio, Sheffield. See Thursday listings.

Twilight Walk, at Longshaw 5pm till 7.30pm. Join our warden for a journey into Longshaw at dusk. Meet at Longshaw Visitor Centre for some hot soup before the walk. Bring a torch. Adult £8, Child £5. To book tel (01433) 670368.

Autumn Fun, walk through Longshaw’s autumn colours, and get creative with some crafts at the Moorland Discovery Centre, Longshaw, 1.30pm till 3.30pm Child £3. Call (01433) 670368.

Local Studies Day, Bring your 1980s memorabilia: toys, games, fashion, stories and memories. The aim is to update the 1986 BBC Domesday information for Whitwell on the Domesday Reloaded site at Whitwell Library, See www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday 2pm till 5pm.

Dance to the Music, presented by Jowett School of Dance at the Pomegranate at 6.30pm. Tickets: £9. To book tel (01246) 345222.

Basket Case, starring Nigel Havers at Theatre Royal, Nottingham at 7.30pm & 2.30pm. Tickets: £13-£26. To book tel (0115) 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk

Half Term Workshop, Create your own mini-theatre, for children aged 8-12, at the Royal Concert Hall foyer. Cost £8 per day. To book call (0115) 989 5555.

Argentine Tango Dance Lessons, for beginners, course completed by November 28, Every monday Night 8pm-10pm at Riverside Club, Clayton Street, Chesterfield. No partner required Just turn up. For more information tel Gavin 07845989246 or www.tangochesterfield.co.uk

Tuesday, October 25

Omid Djalili, Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets: £19. To book tel 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Eddi Reader, at Sheffield City Hall, Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets: £20. To book tel (0114) 2789789.

Alice Cooper, at Sheffield City Hall, Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets: £33.50. To book tel (0114) 2789789.

The Big Cave Draw, at Creswell Crags and the Harley Gallery, 10am till 4pm. Children aged 6 to 12 can make rock art inspired drawings with artist-led, time-travelling, woodland-walking, workshops. Call 01909 720378 or www.creswell-crags.org.uk

Lungs, at the Crucible Studio, Sheffield. See Thursday listings.

Annie, at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield. Tickets £19 - £31. To book tel (0114) 2496000 or sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Twilight Walk, Join our warden for a journey into Ilam Park at dusk. Meet at Ilam Tea Room for some hot soup before the walk. Please bring a torch, at Ilam Park 5pm till 7.30pm. Adult £8, Child £5. To book tel (01433) 670368.

Jumble Sale, to be held by Eckington Parish Over 60s Club at the Civic Centre, Eckington, from 1pm. Admission is 20p and proceeds for club funds.

Dance to the Music, presented by Jowett School of Dance. See Monday listings for details.

Basket Case, Theatre Royal, Nottingham.See Monday listings.

Half Term Workshop, at the Royal Concert Hall foyer. See Monday listings for details.

Wednesday, Oct 26

Small Worlds, . Come to Mimika’s canvas dome for interweaving stories at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton at 10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm & 1.45pm. Tickets: £4.50. Tel 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe, presented by Babbling Vagabonds & Peak Performance Theatre School at Buxton Opera House at 7pm. Tickets: £14, £16, £17. To book tel 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Keith James, The Songs of Leonard Cohen at Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton at 7.30pm. Tickets: £12, £14. Tel 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Jason Byren, Cirque Du Byrne, at Sheffield City Hall, Memorial Hall at 8pm. Tickets: £15.00. To book tel (0114) 2789789.

Lungs, at the Crucible Studio, Sheffield. See Thursday listings.

Annie, at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield. See Tuesday listings.

Twilight Walk, Join our warden for a journey into Edale at dusk. Meet at the Penny Pot Cafe for some hot soup before the walk. Please bring a torch. 5pm till 7.30pm. Adult £8, Child £5. To book tel (01433) 670368.

Industry talk, The Crich WEA hosts an open evening with speaker Jane Irwing on ‘The Derwent Valley: Where Innovation changed the World’ at the Glebe Field Centre, Glebe Field Close, Crich, at 7.30pm. Admission £2, which includes tea or coffee.

The Haunted Bride, A Gothic horror presented by the Rumpus Theatre Company at the Pomegranate at 7.30pm. Tickets: Adult £12, Child £7.50. To book tel (01246) 345222 or www.chesterfieldvenues.co.uk

Milton Jones, Lion Whisperer at the Winding Wheel at 8pm. Tickets: £17.50. To book tel (01246) 345222 or www.chesterfieldvenues.co.uk

Lucinda Hawksley, The Great Expectations of the Dickens Children at the Winding Wheel at 7.30pm, Tickets: £5.70. (01246) 345222 or www.chesterfieldvenues.co.uk

Basket Case, at Theatre Royal, Nottingham. See Monday.

Glen Campbell, Good Times - The Final Farewell at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £22.50-£35. (0115) 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk

Half Term Workshop, Royal Concert Hall foyer. See Monday.

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, by Bertolt Brecht at the Nottingham Playhouse. Tickets: £7.50-£26.50. To book tel (0115) 941 9419 or www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk