Listings guide

Pauline Quirke and Lesley Joseph in Birds of a Feather
Pauline Quirke and Lesley Joseph in Birds of a Feather

Thursday, June 28

Marv White Acoustic. The Fishpond, South Parade, Matlock Bath. For more information contact (01629) 581529 or robert.furniss@thefishpondmatlockbath.co.uk

Avenue Q. Theatre Royal, Nottingham, at 7.30pm. Tickets £12.50-£33. To book call (0115) 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk

Young People’s Festival. Chesterfield Studios and Diane Bradbury School of Theatre Dance in Young People’s Festival at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 7pm. Tickets £3.50. To book call (01246) 345222 or www.chesterfieldvenues.co.uk

Spotlight Comedy Club. Tom Binns brings his comical creations Ian D.Montfort and Ivan Brackenbury to the Winding Wheel at 8pm. Tickets £8 or £10 on the door. To book call (01246) 345222 or www.chesterfieldvenues.co.uk

International Student Drama Festival. The very best of British and International drama, theatre, workshops and debate. Day tickets available from (0114) 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Birds of a Feather. The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, 7.45pm. Tickets £17.50-£28.50. To book call (0114) 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Friday, June 29

Olympic Fund-raising Event. The staff at Midlands Co-op Travel, Steeplegate, Chesterfield, are organising a fun event offering exclusive Olympic packages including tickets and accommodation, with 3% of every package sold going to Ashgate Hospice. Chesterfield Football Club has donated a signed shirt and tickets to a match to help fundraising and a football player will be at the travel store at mid-day. For more information telephone Midlands Co-op Travel on (01246) 220474.

An Evening of One Act Plays. Dronfield Civic Hall at 7.30pm. Dronfield Players will present The Train by Carl Slotboon, 53 Theatre Group will perform Chalk and Cheese by Dave Oxley, Ecclesall Theatre Company will stage The Book Group by Andy Ramsden. Tickets £6. Contact (01246) 417850.

Avenue Q. See Thursday listings for details.

International Student Drama Festival. See Thursday listings for details.

Birds of a Feather. See Thursday listings for details.

Buxton Buzz Comedy Club. Noel James, Danny Pensive, Adam Staunton and compere, Helen Keeler, at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, 8pm. Tickets £6. To book call 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Saturday, June 30

Chesterfield Canal Festival. At the new Staveley Town Basin, open from 10am to 5pm. Tickets cost £4 and admission is free for under 12s. Attractions include tripboats, bands, dancers, choirs, drama groups, The Raptor Foundation Flying BIrds of Prey and children’s rides, with steam train rides running from Barrow Hill Roundhouse. In the evening there will be a concert by the Swing Commanders, when tickets cost £10; contact 01246 477569.

Eyam Open Gardens. Held at Eyam, 11am to 5pm, 19 gardens to view including Eyam Hall’s walled garden. Tickets £3.50 available from Eyam Museum, Mechanics Institute, Eyam Hall Shop and Church Street Stores.

Avenue Q. See Thursday listings for details.

Chariots of Fire (1981). The Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 3pm and 7pm. Tickets: adult £4, child £2.50. To book call (01246) 345222 or www.chesterfieldvenues.co.uk

International Student Drama Festival. See Thursday listings for details.

Birds of a Feather. See Thursday listings for details.

King Arthur & The Sword in the Stone. Cambridge Touring theatre presents an open-air production in the Pavilion Gradens, Buxton, at 5pm. Tickets: adults £13, child £9, family tickets available. Bring low-backed seat or rug. For more information call 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Voices. Presented by the Cafe Society at the Buxton Opera House, 7.30pm. Tickets £6. To book call 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Garden Party. In the grounds of St Peter’s Church. Stonebroom, from 10.30am-6pm, featuring stalls, refreshments including ploughman’s lunches and cream teas. There will be an exhibition in church of royal memorabilia to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as part of the church’s patronal festival.

Sunday, July 1

Chesterfield Canal Festival. See Saturday’s listing.

Eyam Open Gardens. See Saturday listings for details.

King Arthur & The Sword in the Stone. See Saturday listings for details.

Voices. See Saturday listings for details.

Garden party. At St Peter’s Stonebroom, from 10.30am-5pm. A Songs of Praise will start at 6.30pm and feature music from the Queen’s coronation.

Monday, July 2

Birds of a Feather. Theatre Royal, Nottingham. Tickets £14-£27.50. To book call (0115) 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk

Tuesday, July 3

Birds of a Feather. See Monday listings for details.

Wednesday, July 4

Al NeedhamTrad/Blues ‘n’ Swing Band. Playing at the Olde House Hotel, Loundesly Green, Chesterfield.

Horrible Histories. Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, 7pm. Tickets £11.50-£15.50. To book call (0114) 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Birds of a Feather. See Monday listings for details.

The Derbyshire Open 2012. Art exhibition at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Free admission.

Let The Games Begin. Celebration showcase at the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, 9.30am to 5.30pm. of the Olympics, showcasing sporting objects won by Derbyshire residents. Admission free.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. At Poole Cavern, Buxton, at 5.30pm , 7pm and 8,30pm. Tickets £8 and £7 (concession and child). Contact 02081 440070.

The Tinamarinas: Being Gorgeous. Spoken-word-cabaret duo perform at the Underground Venues, Buxton, at 7.15pm. Tickets £7 and £6 (child and concession). Contact 02081 440070.

Saving Grace. Drama about a missing woman snared by an internet weirdo, presented by Rebel Base Productions at Underground Venues, Buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8 and £7 (child and concession). Contact 02081 440070.

15 Minute Theatre. Presented by Storybag Theatre at Underground Venues at 9pm. Tickets £7 and £6 (concession and child). Contact 02081 440070.

Sex Darkness and Fear. Performing at the Underground Venues, Buxton, The Tallyman’s Dark Omnibus bear witness to a world which is nice to visit but where one wouldn’t want to stay for long. Performance at 10.15pm. Tickets £7 and £6 (concession). Contact 02081 440070.

An Evening of Mild and Bitter. Original songs by Joe Sibmaud and Phil Fowler, presented at Underground Venues, Buxton, at 8.45pm. Tickets £7 and £6 (child and concession). Contact 02081 440070.

Grimm Tales. A cabaret take on Grimm Tales by Carol Ann Duffy, set against the backdrop of Thirties’ Germany, presented at Underground Venues, Buxton, at 10.15pm. Tickets £8 and £7 (child and concession). Contact 02081 440070.