What’s On guide

David Starkey
David Starkey

November 12

Music. Music. Lowry Brass Quintet, winners of the Royal Northern College of Music’s Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Prize, will play at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, at 1pm. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Song. Ray Quinn performs at Stockport Plaza at 7.30ppm. Tickets £19, £18 (concessions). Contact 0161 477 7779 or www.stockportplaza.co.uk

Theatre. Beryl, starring Samantha Power (Coronation Street, Holby City) and Rebecca Ryan (Shameless, Emmerdale) at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £17.50, £15.50 (concessions), £13.50 (child). Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

November 13

Talk. Ruth Ball will be speaking on Rebellious Spirits: The Illicit History of Booze in Britain at the opening event in Buxton Festival’s Literary Weekend. Her talk is in the Pavilion Arts Centre at 2pm. Tickets £10.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Dance. English Youth Ballet present The Nutcracker at 2pm and 7.30pm at Buxton Opera House. Tickets £19-£24. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Talk. Andrea Wulf is at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 4pm speaking about The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt.Tickets £10.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Talk. Historian and broadcaster David Starkey will speak about the Magna Carta, at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £17.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Theatre. Beryl, at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £17.50, £15.50 (concessions), £13.50 (child). Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Music. The Ray Peters Band play country music at The Winking Man, Upper Hulme, Leek, at 8.30pm. Admission is £6 on the door. For further information, call 01538 300351 or 01298 814917.

November 14

Talk. John Julius Norwich will give a talk on Sicily: A Short History, from the Greeks to Cosa Nostra, at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 10.15am. Tickets £10.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Talk. Great British Bake-Off favourite Howard Middleton gives a talk on Delicious Gluten-Free Baking, at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 12.15pm. Tickets £10.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Dance. English Youth Ballet present The Nutcracker at 2pm and 7.30pm at Buxton Opera House. Tickets £19-£24. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Talk. Poet Simon Armitage talks about walking along the south-west coast of England in Walking Away, at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 2.30pm. Tickets £10.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Theatre. Beryl, at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre at 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £17.50, £15.50 (concessions), £13.50 (child). Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Talk. Wildlife cameraman John Aitchison talks about filming for the Frozen Planet and other TV programmes in The Shark & The Albatross: Travels with a Camera to the Ends of the Earth, at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 5pm. Tickets £10.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Talk. TV wit and wordmaster Gyles Brandreth talks about words at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £17.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Comedy. Henning Wehn at Stockport Plaza at 7.30pm. Tickets £17.50, £15.50 (concessions). Contact 0161 477 7779 or www.stockportplaza.co.uk

Music. Show of Hands play at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, at 8pm. Tickets £20.50. Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Music. Fuzzy Felt World will play at The Cheshire Cheese, Buxton, at 9pm.

November 15

Literary lunch. Chatsworth housekeeper Christine Robinson, historian Laura Thompson and crime novelist Sarah Ward talk about their work during a lunch at the Old Hall Hotel, Buxton, at 12 noon. Tickets £50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Music. Jazz ensemble Andrew Wood Trio play at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 1pm. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Film. Satellite broadcast of The Royal Ballet performing Viscera, Afternoon of a Faun, Tchaikovsky’s Pas de Deux and Carmen at Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, at 2pm. Tickets £15, £12.,50 (concessions, student, child). Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Music. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Chesterfield’s Winding Wheel at 3.30pm. Tickets £18. Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Music. Northern Chamber Orchestra play at St John’s Church, Buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets £15 or £10 (18s and under). Contact 0151 247 220 or buy from Buxton Tourist Information Centre, tel. 01298 25106.

Music. The Illegal Eagles play at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £24.50-£26.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Music. That’ll Be The Day: Christmas Show 2015 is at Stockport Plaza at 7.30pm. Tickets £24. Contact 0161 477 7779 or www.stockportplaza.co.uk

November 16

Tour. Behind the scenes tours at Stockport Plaza at 11am. Admission £6. Contact 0161 477 7779 or www.stockportplaza.co.uk

November 17

Music. Foster and Allen perform at Stockport Plaza at 7.30pm. Tickets £20. Contact 0161 477 7779 or www.stockportplaza.co.uk

Theatre. Legally Blonde will be presented by STOS Theatre Company at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield.at 715pm. Tickets £12-£22. Contact 0114 2496000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Theatre. Pygmalion, presented by London Contemporary Theatre Company, at Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, at 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50, £14.50 (concessions), £12.50 (child). Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

November 18

Variety. Dana, the chart-topping Eurovision Song Contest winner, heads a Christmas Variety Show at Stockport Plaza at 2.30pm. Tickets £13.50, £12.50 (senior citizens). Contact 0161 477 7779 or www.stockportplaza.co.uk

Music. The Sherry Babys, tribute to Jersey Boys, at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £20.50-£22.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Film. Timbuktu (12) will be shown at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, at 7.30ppm. Tickets £4 and £3.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Theatre. Legally Blonde will be presented at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, at 7.15pm. Tickets £12-£22. Contact 0114 2496000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Talk. Life Behind the Lens will be presented by wildlife cameraman Doug Allan, at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, at 7.30pm. Tickets £15, £12.50 (concessions). To book or for further details, contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk