Much going on in Derbyshire this week - so get out and about!
Comedy legend Ken Dodd will be performing his popular Happiness Show at Derby's Assembly Rooms tomorrow night (November 9).
Dodd fans can buy tickets, priced at £20, from the box office on 01332 255800. The show starts at 7.30pm.
At the same venue on Saturday night, Kate Rusby who is described as the defining voice of contemporary English folk music, ill be performing from 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £21 and are available on 01332 255800.
Metallica tribute band Mentallica will rock The Flowerpot in Derby tomorrow night.
Doors open at 8pm with last entry at 11pm. Tickets cost £8.
Dare you venture on a ghost walk around Derby?
On Monday (November 12) at 7pm, head along to the Shakespeare Inn, in Sadler Gate, to explore Derby's haunted past. Tickets cost £21 and includes supper.
For more details call Derby Tourist Information Centre on 01332 255802.
The Importance of Being Earnest continues its run at Derby Theatre until Saturday (November 10). Oscar Wilde's theatrical masterpiece includes sparkling dialogue, plot twists and a sprinkling of romance.
Tickets are priced from £9 to £22. Call the Box Office on 01332 593939.
Award-winning comic Andi Osho's new tour - All The Single Ladies - will visit the Guildhall in Derby on Saturday. Tickets are priced at £16.25. Contact the box office on 01332 255800.
Antonia Grove stars in a display of disguise and derangement featuring singing, talking and dancing tomorrow night (November 9) at 8pm. Tickets are £10. call 01332 370911.
Brailsford Methodist Church is hosting a Gruffalo’s Child day from 10am on Saturday with a chance to watch the DVD film of the tale, join in telling the story together using musical instruments and actions and have a go at making Gruffalo's Child-inspired crafts.
Chatsworth House will be unveiling their Pantomime themed Christmas season on Saturday when the lower floors of Chatsworth House will be turned into a lavish, decorative and dramatic tribute to 13 family favourites such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Peter Pan and Puss in Boots.
As you make your way through the house you'll find guides suitably dressed as Widow Twanky, Captain Hook, the Fairy Godmother or the wicked witch. You may even come across a pantomime cow roaming the halls!
The Bluebell Duathlon Relay takes place at 10am on Saturday morning from the Bluebell pub in Belper.
Mickleover Churches Together are hosting an Alternative Christmas Gift Market on Saturday, from 10am to 1pm at The Methodist Church Centre.
The fair will be selling a selection of gifts which can be given “in response to the needs of God's family in Britain and around the world”. An intriguing mix of traditional ethical gifts and gifts which benefit others will be on sale.
Matlock Meadows Ice Cream Parlour is hosting a Christmas market on Saturday with lots of stalls selling gifts, jewellery,cards, homewares and lots of foodie treats such as cakes and fudge. The ice cream parlour will also be launching their limited edition Christmas flavoured ice-creams such as Christmas pudding or mince pie ice cream. The market will be on from 11am until 4pm.
Ashbourne Town Band are joined by Ashbourne Singers to perform an Act of Remembrance concert for the Royal British Legion at 7.30pm on Saturday, in St John's Church, Buxton Road. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.
The Angel Orchestra from London will be performing "Life is Beautiful", an evening of music and poetry at the Strutts Centre in Belper on saturday evening. The concert is described as "a perfect evening out for lovers of music and poetry". The programme includes a selection of poetry, chosen and presented by members of Belper Poetry Circle and Poetry People and will conclude with the delightful "Life is Beautiful".
There will be a Barn Dance at St john's Church in Mickleover, starting at 7.30pm, to include a Ploughman's supper. Tom make the evening go with a swing participants are welcome to take along their own drinks.
The very popular High Peak relay along the High Peak Trail starts at 10am on Sunday from Cromford Mill when teams of runners will be taking part in the eight leg relay race.
Most of Sunday is dominated by Remembrance Services across the county, in Ashbourne the parade of ex servicemen, local groups and dignitaries will form at the Market Place at 10am and march to St Oswald's Church for the Civic Service of Remembrance, beginning at 10.45am, when wreaths will be laid and the two minutes silence observed.
In Belper, dignitaries will assemble at the Cenotaph, in the Memorial Gardens, in Belper at 10.15am, followed, at 10.30am by a prayer from the Reverend Anne Stratton, a short reading from the Mayor, wreath laying ceremony and two minutes silence will be observed at 11am. The parade will then assemble on King Street, making its way to the Central Methodist Church for a service at 11.30am. After the service, the parade will make its way up King Street and be dismissed outside the old Haldane Store at around noon.
The Royal British legion in Wirksworth will start parading from Wood Street at 10.40 followed by a service in St Mary’s Church, starting at 10.50.
In Matlock there will be memorial services at Pic Tor War Memorial at 11.00 am which will continue on to Starkholmes War Memorial at 11.20 am and the parade through the centre of town will be followed by a service at Hall Leys Park Head at 3.00 pm.
In Matlock Bath, wreathes will be laid at the war memorial on Memorial Gardens, in North Parade at 2pm.
In Darley Dale there will be a service in Whitworth Park at 3pm and a parade will start at 10.20 from Market Square in Bakewell, followed by the laying of wreaths at memorials in Bath Gardens at 10.25am.
The Mickleover Remembrance Parade starts from the Royal British Legion Club, Ypres Lodge on Poppyfields Drive at 10.25am although anyone wishing to march in the parade should be at the club by 10am.There will be a short service at All Saints Church at 10.45 incorporating the laying of wreaths on behalf of the many groups taking part. The adult and senior youth groups will then attend a church service at All Saint's while the younger members of the parade including Brownies, Cubs and Beavers will attend a youth service at Our Lady of Lourdes church.
In Ripley, the Remembrance Parade will leave the CO-OP car park, Derby Road at 10.10am and will march to All Saints Church, on Church Street where there will be a service and wreaths will be laid. After the service the parade will march down Church Street, up Grosvenor Road and finally to the Market Place for the dismissal.