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Matlock Music - Christmas Concert

Our season continues on Friday with Piva performing

"Christmas Music from Shakespeare's time"

Piva were most entertaining on a previous visit so this promises to be an excellent concert.

As usual we are at Highfields at 7 30 pm, tickets available at the door. 

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman in Concert

Saturday 26th January 2018 - 7:30 pm


Crich Glebe Field Centre (DE4 5EU)

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. Bonded by an unseen alchemy, they have entwined their professional and personal relationship into an enviable class act of imaginative, award winning song writing and musicianship.

The Kinder Choirs

International opera singer to star at Buxton concert

An internationally famous opera singer, who has been associated with Buxton Opera House for nearly 40 years, is looking forward to singing there again in January when she will be performing as a soloist with the Kinder Adult Chorus .

Yvonne Howard, who has performed in operas all over the world, first sang at Buxton in 1979 at a concert to promote the Buxton Opera Festival, which was the anchor event behind the regeneration and relaunch of the Opera House in that same year.

Buxton Fringe announces art contest winner!

Buxton Festival Fringe has announced the winner of its recent competition to design the cover of next year’s printed Fringe programme.

Catherine Webb, a part-time teaching assistant at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School and formerly a graphic designer at The University of Manchester, says she was “thrilled and tickled pink and everything in between” to be awarded the £100 prize for her winning artwork, an eye-catching design entitled Roar Talent, celebrating 40 years of the Fringe.

New country wedding reception venue unveiled at Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire

(Steve Croot, centre, from Croots Farm Shop with Mark Barnes, left, and Steve Barnes, right from Tipi & Kata)

Popular award-winning Derbyshire farm shop Croots has expanded its services to offer a picturesque wedding reception venue at its countryside site just outside Duffield.

The farm shop has teamed up with events specialist and tipi hire company Tipi and Kata to host regular wedding receptions.