What’s On guide

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Friday, October 9

Music. All-female saxophone group the Abelia Quartet play the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, 1pm. Tickets £7 in advance, £10 on the door, via 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.

Music. Chris While and Julie Matthews, who won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for best duo in 2009, perform at Chesterfield Library at 7.30pm. Tickets £15. Contact www.chesterfieldfolkclub.org.

Music. Buddy Holly and the Cricketers, play Buxton Opera House, 7.30pm. Tickets £20.50 from 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.

Music. Cliff Richard’s 75th birthday tour hitsNottingham Royal Concert Hall, 7.45pm. Tickets £65-£75 from www.trch.co.uk or 0115 9895555.

Comedy. Chris Washington, Mark James and Helen Keeler at the Buxton Buzz Comedy Club, Pavilion Centre, 8pm. £7 in advance, £10 on the door. 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.

Saturday, October 10

Outdoors. Enjoy a fungi foray into Sherwood’s ancient forest on a guided nature walk. 10.30am to 12.30pm, £3, book on 01623 823202.

Photography. Explore woodlands and learn how to shoot fungi with the experts from Clay Cross Countryside Centre. 10am to 3pm, £50, on sale from Tapton Lock Visitor Centre on 01629 533020.
Dance. Louise Clarkson presents At The Movies, three dance performances, at the Majestic Theatre, Retford, at 6.30pm. Tickets £7.50 and £6.50 (concessions). Contact 01777 706 866 or www.majesticretford.com

Dance. Barn dance at Ashover parish hall, with pie and pea supper, bar and raffle, 7.30pm until late. Proceeds in aid of Rwandan charities. For ticket details, call Claire on 01246 590330.

Music. Let’s Hang On, a tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, comes to the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, 7.30pm. Tickets £23 from www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk or 01246 345222.

Music. Gervase Phinn and his friend Steve Smith will provide the entertainment in a charity fundraiser at Civic Theatre, Rotherham, 7.30pm. Tickets £16, call 01709 823621 or www.rotherhamtheatres.co.uk.

Comedy. Television star Patrick Kielty returns to his stand-up roots at the Guildhall Theatre, Derby, 8pm. Tickets £16 from www.derbylive.co.uk or 01332 255800.

Sunday, October 11

Film. Zarafa (PG) is an animated animal adventure across Africa. Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 1.30pm. Tickets £3.90-£6.40 from 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Film. Theeb (15) tells the story of Bedouin boys guiding a British officer through the desert during the First World War. Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 4pm. Tickets £3.90-£6.40 from 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk. Also Thursday, October 15, 2.30pm.

Dance. Louise Clarkson presents At The Movies, three dance performances, at the Majestic Theatre, Retford, at 6.30pm. Tickets £7.50 and £6.50 (concessions). Contact 01777 706 866 or www.majesticretford.com
Song. The Ragdolls present A Celebration of the Music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at the Acorn Theatre, Worksop, at 7.45pm. Tickets £12. Contact 01909 501817 or www.acorntheatre.net

Film. The Legend of Barney Thomson (15), starring Robert Carlyle, Ray Winstone, Emma Thompson, at Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 7.30pm. Tickets £3.90-£6.40 from 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk.

Music. Mozartissimo tells the composer’s life story with wit, elegant costumes and music arranged for wind trio. Mansfield Palace Theatre, 7.30pm; £8.20-£15.38 on 01623 633133 or www.mansfield.gov.uk.

Monday, October 12

Gardening. Talk on Tulips in the Wild and Cultivation by Dr John Page, 7.15pm at Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Entry £3.

Comedy. James Acaster at Sheffield Crucible Studio, 8pm. Tickets £14.50 from www.sheffieldboxoffice.com or 0114 2496000.

Comedy. Dan and Phil arrive at Sheffield City Hall promising a crazy night of anecdotes, sketches and videos. 7pm, tickets £25 from www.sheffieldboxoffice.com or 0114 2789789.

Comedy. Justin Moorhouse’at Sheffield City Hall, 8pm. Tickets £14 from www.sheffieldboxoffice.com or 0114 2789789.

Tuesday, October 13

Craft. Embroidery workshop making decorated scissor scabbards at Eyam Hall, 10am to 4pm. £40, booking essential on 01433 639565.
Film. The Legend of Barney Thompson (15) at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre at 2.30pm. Tickets £3.90-£6.40 from 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk.

Music. Jazz guitarist Stuart McCallum plays Worksop Library, 7.30-9.30pm. Tickets £10 from the library or by phone on 01909 535353.

Theatre. Satellite screening of The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Poirot’s David Suchet. Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 7.15pm. Tickets £12.50; 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk.

Theatre. Nottingham Theatre Royal hosts Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, 7.30pm nightly to October 13, plus matinees Thursday and Saturday. Tickets £13.50-£29.50, from www.trch.co.uk or 0115 9895555.

Weds., October 14

Talk. Railways in the Cornish Landscape, presented by Stephen Gay. Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, 7.30pm. Tickets £4.95-£6.50 from www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk or 01246 345222.

Comedy. Daniel Sloss at Sheffield Crucible Studio, 8pm. Tickets £14 from www.sheffieldboxoffice.com or 0114 249 6000.

Theatre. Musical Miss Nightinggale brings the scandal and showbiz of wartime London to Mansfield Palace Theatre, 7.30pm. Tickets £14.35-£16.40 from www.mansfield.gov.uk or 01623 633133.

Music. Singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti plays the Leadmill, Sheffield, 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50 from www.leadmill.co.uk or 0114 2727040.

Theatre. The Haunted Dolls House, Guildhall Theatre, Derby, 7.30pm. £14 via www.derbylive.co.uk or 01332 255800.

Thursday, October 15

Film. Theeb (15) at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 2.30pm. Tickets £3.90-£6.40 from 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk.

Film. National Theatre Live screening of Hamlet at Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield.Tickets £15, £12.50 (concessions, student, child) from 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk. 
Song. Folk singer Fay Hield at Sheffield Crucible Studio at 7.45pm. Tickets £17.50 or £12 (concessions) from www.sheffieldboxoffice.com or 0114 2496000.
Music. The Irish House Party at Mansfield Palace Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £19.99 or £18.96 (concessions) from www.mansfield.gov.uk or 01623 633133.