What’s On guide

Stephanie Cole in Talking Heads at Notitngham's Theatre Royal from September 1 to 5.
Stephanie Cole in Talking Heads at Notitngham's Theatre Royal from September 1 to 5.
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Friday, August 28

Heritage. Take the Pauper’s Yarn interactive family tour at Southwell Workhouse and let a pauper inmate show you what life was really like in the work quarters. 11.15am to 12pm, gates open 10.30am, free tour, normal admission applies, no booking required.

Theatre. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, starring Michael Praed and Noel Sullivan, at Sheffield Lyceum Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £22-£39. Contact 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Lecture. Coal Aston Methodist Church hosts an illustrated talk by Andy Firth on Isle of Wight walks. 7.30pm, £3.50 including refreshments. Book on 01246 414847 or at the door.

Music. The Claire Lynch Band play bluegrass music at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £15.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.

Walk. A 6.4-mile guided walk along the Monsal Trail from Miller’s Dale to Bakewell looking at the history of the former Derby to Manchester line. Meet Miller’s Dale station at 12 noon. Price £15. Pre-booking essential on www.derbysheritagewalks.com. 
Walk. Free walk in Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak, meet by the visitor centre at 11am and choose a one or two-hour walk. Park admission charges apply. Contact 01335 350503 or www. nationaltrust.org.uk/events


Saturday, August 29

Health and fitness. Try the 5K Clumber Park run through woodland and parkland. 9-10am, meet at the Burrow. Free, normal admission applies. For your first time, register at www.parkrun.org.uk/clumberpark.

Food. Join the paupers of Southwell Workhouse and pick fresh produce to take home from the gardens. Free, no booking required.

Cookery. Meet the cook at Eyam Hall, learn about 18th century recipes and get hands-on in the kitchen. 10.30am to 4pm, free, no booking needed.

Theatre. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Sheffield Lyceum at 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £22-£39. Contact 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Festival. All Saints’ Church, Ashover, hosts a Bouquet of Creative Arts, an exhibition of flower arrangements, arts and crafts. Free entry, open daily until Tuesday, 10am to 5pm. Refreshments served all day in the Bassett Rooms. Songs of Praise service, 5pm Sunday.

Dancing. Phil Brown provides music for dancing at the Edgefold Club, Matlock.

Sunday, August 30

Music. The U3A Worksop Steel Pantastic band play a free concert in the Coach House courtyard at Rufford Abbey Country Park. Bring your own folding chair and take a tour of the sunny Caribbean. 2-4pm, £3 parking, in the event of rain the concert will move to a marquee.

Music. Lydgate Band play on the bandstand in the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, from 2pm to 4pm. Contact 01298 23114 or www.paviliongardens.co.uk.

Theatre. The Magnificent Music Hall, starring Jan Hunt, at Buxton Opera House at 2.30pm. Tickets £15. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Open mic. The London Road Inn, Buxton, hosts an open mic session every Sunday from 4pm. All welcome.

Music. The Tomkatz and singer Ashley James at the Edgefold Club, Matlock, from 8.30pm. Bar to midnight.

Song. Shaun Byrne sings classic pop, rock and Americana at the Old Poets Corner, Ashover, from 7pm.

Open garden. Hillside garden at 12 Water Lane, Matlock, will open to the public from 11.30am to 5.30pm. The garden includes woodland walk, ponds and terrace with panoramic views. Admission £3.50, children free. Proceeds to charity. Contact 01629 825543.

Monday, August 31

Family. Grand medieval joust with knights on horseback at Bolsover Castle from 10.30am to 5pm. Tickets, including entry to castle and grounds, cost £13.60 (adults), £11.30 (concessions), £9.40 (children), £35 (family. Contact 0870 333 1183 or www.english-heritage.org.uk/bolsover

Heritage. Encounter Pop-Up Paupers at the Southwell Workhouse, 12noon to 4pm, normal admission charge.

Walk. Two-hour walk around Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak. Meet by the visitor centre at Ilam Park at 11am. Normal park admission charges apply.

Books. A book fair will be held at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, 10am to 4pm. Admission £1.50. Contact 01782 542258 or www.paviliongardens.co.uk

Music. Poynton Royal British Legion Band play in the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, 2pm to 4pm. Contact 01298 23114 or www. paviliongardens.co.uk

Tuesday, September 1

Song. Come along and sing with the Kaleidoscope Community Choir at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 1pm. No audition required. Admission £3.50. For further details, contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.

Theatre. The Cat in the Hat at Sheffield Lyceum Theatre at 3pm. Tickets £11.50-£13.50. Contact 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.

Walk. Two-mile stroll around Cromford looking at the industrial history of the village. Walk starts at 10am from Cromford Mills. £6 per person. Booking essential at www.derbysheritagewalks.com


Wednesday, September 2

Walk. Join Clumber Park rangers on a guided walk looking at heathland and heather. Free, normal admission charges apply. Meet at the Discovery Centre 10.30am, walk lasts 2-3 hours and up to six miles.

Theatre. The Cat in the Hat at Sheffield Lyceum Theatre at 11am and 1.30pm. Tickets £11.50-£13.50. Contact 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.

Adventure. Activity days for ages five to 12 at Lea Green Learning and Development Centre, Matlock, until Friday, September 4. Activities include ropes courses, climbing, buggy riding, team games and stream walking. For details contact 01629 534561 or www.leagreencentre.com

Thursday, September 3

Theatre. Jekyll and Hyde at Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield. Nightly at 7.30pm until Saturday, plus 3pm Saturday matinee. Tickets £12.50-£16.50 from www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk or 01246 345222.

Dance. Sheffield City Hall’s ballroom comes to life with a tea dance and live music. 11.30am to 2.30pm, £3. 
Theatre. The Cat in the Hat at Sheffield Lyceum Theatre at 11am and 1.30pm. Tickets £11.50-£13.50. Contact 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.
Comedy. Alan Carr brings Yap, Yap, Yap! to the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham. Nightly until Saturday at 8pm, tickets £30 plus fees.
Theatre. 21,000 Miles of Rail, a one woman show about train travel at Sheffield’s Studio theatre, 7.45pm, £12.
Music. 1990s indie favourites Cast play the Guildhall Theatre Derby. Tickets £19.50 via www.derbylive.co.uk.
Music. Half Man Half Biscuit return to the Sheffield Leadmill for the first time in 30 years. 7.30pm. Tickets £20 from www.leadmill.co.uk