What's on in Derbyshire this weekend
It looks like another cold weekend ahead with the risk of snow in some areas, but there's still plenty to do around Derbyshire this weekend in the last few days of half term.
At the moment it's Derby CAMRA's Winter Beer Festival at the roundhouse, in Derby. On until Saturday the 23rd February. Over 300 real ales, mead, ciders, perries and continental beers are on offer. Live bands will be playing in the marquee including Mod classics and Northern Soul from The Modest on Thursday, Muse tribute band, Hypermused on Friday evening and Killers tribute band, Killerz on Saturday evening. Tickets are priced at £2 from 11am to 5pm on Thursday, £5 from 5pm to 11pm, £3 from 11am to 5pm on Saturday and £6 from 5pm to 11pm on Saturday.There is also a free Trent Barton shuttle bus running to the venue fromm Derby City Centre.
Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground, Crich Tramway Village and Sudbury Hall and The Museum of Childhood, shops and tea room will all still be open every day of the Derbyshire Half Term school holidays, until Sunday 24th February. There are also special half term trains running at Midland Railway Centre; all great places to take the kids for one final treat before they return to school.
Belper Musical Theatre will be entertaining the crowds with their production of Me and My Girl until the 23rd February at Belper Community Theatre, Belper School. Thursday and Friday evening from 7.15pm, a matinee performance at 1.30pm and 6.30pm on Saturday. Tickets cost £12 or 4 for £44 and £10 concessions for the Saturday matinee. For tickets phone 01332 882909.
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Also in Belper, performer and musician, Pete Castle will be bringing his Fibs and Fables show to the Strutts Centre, on Derby Road, from 7.30pm. He will be playing and telling a selection of his favourite songs and stories. £5 on the door.
Roots/blues musician, Alvin Youngblood Hart will be appearing at the Fishpond, in Matlock Bath on Friday night, at 8pm. Tickets are £8. Also playing at the Fishpond over the weekend will be Indie band, Prizeday, on Friday night, from 10pm and live Blues, Soul and Country music from The Nervous Triggermen from 9pm on Saturday.
Friday will also see Satnams Tash, a popular Indie and rock covers band, playing The George and Dragon, on Bridge Steert, Belper, at 9pm.
The Four Four Time Music Festival is still on in Buxton over the weekend and you could see folk musician, June Tabor's collaboration with Oysterband on Friday, at Buxton Opera House, from 7.30pm, folk singer, Dick Gaughan at The Pavilion Arts Centre, at 8pm, also on Friday and rock, bagpipe band, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, at Buxton Opera House on Saturday, 23rd February. To book tickets for any of the Four Four Time Festival events, visit the Buxton Opera House website or call the Box Office on 0845 127 2190.
Once again, there are lots of shopping opportunities at the many fairs and markets on over the weekend starting with a Vintage Fair at Strutts Community Centre, Belper, on Saturday. There will be stalls selling vintage/retro clothing, costume jewellery, vintage greeting cards, bric a brac and lots more. Old style bunting will be decorating the hall and nostalgic tunes playing. Entrance £1, children free. On site parking and refreshments will be available.
If you're planning a visit to Bakewell this weekend there's lots going on, starting with Bakewell Farmers' Market on Saturday morning, from 9am to 2pm. The market is now the second largest in the country with plenty of stalls selling wonderful produce, all under cover. Held at Bakewell's Agricultural Business Centre, with ample parking.
There will be a Craft and Gift Fair at the Brigade Hall on Saturday and Sunday, from 10.30am to 4.30pm. On offer will be hundreds of unique and individual crafts. Free entry.
Also in Bakewell will be a Craftwise Art and Craft Market on Saturday. Here you'll find all sorts of handmade crafts, including embroidery, textiles, jewellery, art, cards and decorative glass pieces. At the Town Hall, 10am to 4.30pm.
Bakewell Town Hall is the venue for a Winter Warming Ceilidh on Saturday night, held by the Oxfam Fundraising Group. Popular Irish band, Acushla will provide the music and there will also be a bar. Doors open at 7.30pm. Dance starts at 8pm. Tickets are £6.00 and £4.00 for students and anyone 16 and under. You can reserve tickets by phoning 01629 815469 or you can buy them from Bakewell Book Shop or on the door.
Buxton Pavilion Gardens is holding a Saturday Bazaar from 10am to 4.30pm. Expect many food stalls, antiques, books, records plus much more. Free entry.
On Sunday there's also a Toy and Collectors Fair at Buxton Pavilion Gardens, from 10.30am to 3.30pm, with over 150 stalls.
If that's not enough, there will be a Vintage and Flea Market at Ashbourne Town Hall on Sunday too, selling antiques, bric a brac, clothing, all sorts of vintage items including books, pictures, linen, collectibles, jewellery, art, textiles and more. From 10am to 3pm with tea, coffee and cake also available.
Last but not least, on Sunday, Belper Town FC is hosting the first ever fixture in the new Football Association Disability Cup. The tie will feature Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday and will take place at Christchurch Meadow, Belper, on the 24th February, with kick off 1.30 pm. As well as the game, there will also be family activities, including inflatable penalty shoot out at 12.30, raffle for signed D.C.F.C merchandise and half time penalties with Rammie. Hot and cold refreshments will be available. Entry is free.