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Buxton Opera House listings Jan-March

Thursday 25 January 2018 7.30pm

Brendan Cole presents

All Night Long

Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole takes to the stage to wow audiences with his latest spectacular production, All Night Long. Brendan is joined by his sensational cast of guest dancers, his captivating leading lady and superbly talented 14-piece band and singers, to whip up an extravagant mix of Latin fever and ballroom magic.


Buxton Opera House

2018 at Dronfield Hall Barn

A Fund Raising Event for The DHT Garden
You  and your friends are invited to a
    A Bistro Burns Night at the Barn

Relax and enjoy a pre dinner drink in the Coffee Shop before being ‘piped’ into the Gallery. The Haggis will be honoured accompanied by Jim Gleaves on his Bagpipes before dinner is served.
Thursday Jan 25th at 7.00 -10.00pm
     A Welcome Drink 
Scotch Broth with a Rustic Roll
Haggis, Neeps & Tatties
Served with a Wee Dram of Malt Whisky

2018 Courses at West Studios


£185, 7 weeks

This new and exciting pottery course is designed to introduce you to a broad range of pottery techniques such as pinching, coiling and slab work. The course is suitable for both beginners and those looking to improve their skills.

Start dates are:

08.01.2018 (Monday Evenings, 6pm – 9pm)

11.01.2018 (Thursday Mornings, 9am – 12pm)

12.04.2018 (Thursday Afternoons, 1pm – 4pm)

Behind The Smile

Artists Collaborate To Raise Awareness Of Invisible Illness

Date: 26th February - 23rd March 2018

Private View: Saturday, 3rd March 2018 at 17:30–20:30

Venue: Bank’s Mill Studios, Bridge Street, Derby


Flash Fiction Writing Competition

Can you tell a story in 50 words?

Your story must be on the theme of ‘If Only’ and must be exactly
50 words. No more, no fewer.
The competition is open to everyone, with categories for 11 years
and under, 12-17 years and over 18s.
Submit your story online by 10pm on Thursday 8 February.

For more details visit:

The Bogtastic van heading out across the Derbyshire Peak District

The Moors for the Future Partnership’s Bogtastic van is gearing up for a busy year ahead, as a calendar is drawn up for it to appear at shows, events, conferences and fun days.

The Bogtastic van is aimed at inspiring members of the public about the Derbyshire Peak District’s moorland landscape, including iconic places such as Kinder Scout, Bleaklow and Black Hill.


new internet platform featuring the arts in Derbyshire is being launched from Belper with the pilot
podcast being available from 5 January 2018.

Derbyshire Artsword ( is an initiative headed up by composer / record producer
James Oldrini, artist / graphic designer Andy Mayers, presenter / photographer Ashley Franklin and
writer / producer George Gunby.

Calling all musicians in Years 12 & 13

Do you want the chance for your music to earn you £400?

Then you might want to know that on Saturday 7th. April 2018  a music competition will be held at The Strutts Centre, in Belper.

There will be a prize of £400 for the winning student, a prize of £150 for the student in second place, and a third prize of £75.

The competition is sponsored by the Dalesmen Male Voice Choir.

Competition details


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