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  • Wirksworth at War Exhibition
  • WW1 at Chatsworth exhibition

Events, Exhibitions & Talks to Mark the Great War Centenary

From 2014 to 2018, across the Peak District & Derbyshire, communities and attractions are staging events, exhibitions and talks to commemorate and remember the lives of those who lived, fought and died in the First World War and the Second World War.

Wartime at Chatsworth

Chatsworth during the WarThis exhibition marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War.

Buxton Before the War

Buxton before the War ExhibitionAs the commemorations of the centenary of the First World War continue, this exhibition presents a variety of photographs taken in Buxton between 1900 and 1914.

More Centenary Events

Artist & Designer Fair

Buxton

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Oct 2016

Artist & Designers Fair in the Gardens Marquee 10am - 4:30pm Showcasing the very best of art, furniture, ceramics, silverware, glassware, jewellery. textiles, photography and other designer led products from across the region and beyond

Brough Park Run

Leek

Sat 1 Oct 2016

A weekly Saturday 5K run set over 3 laps mainly on tarmac footpaths and a few sections of grass. There will be a one lap event, just over 2K, following the main run, for under 14yrs.

Chesterfield Market

Chesterfield

Sat 1 Oct 2016

Chesterfield Market is one of the largest open air markets in England and has been trading for over 800 years. It boasts fresh seasonal produce, friendly market traders and value for money goods in a bustling market atmosphere.

Derby Folk Festival

Derby

Fri 30 Sep - Sun 2 Oct 2016

2016 will be our tenth festival, and we’d love it if you could join us whether it will be your first visit, or you’ve been with us from the start.

Guided Walks 2016

Buxton

Tue 7 Jun - Sat 31 Dec 2016

Tours last around 60 minutes and cost £ 5. Meet at the TIC desk . Phone 07773 381824 to book your place.

Outdoor & Indoor Market

Leek

Sun 3 Jan - Sat 31 Dec 2016

Outdoor Market - Wednesday Indoor Market - Wednesday, Friday & Saturday Antique & Collectors Market - Saturday Fine Food Market - 3rd Saturday of the month Totally Locally Market - 1st Sunday of the month

The Great War - Life in the Bath

Matlock

Sat 6 Aug - Sun 2 Oct 2016

The Third Annual exhibition exploring how life in Matlock Bath was affected by WW1 with a focus on the year 1916. Free

The Lonnie Donegan Story

The Lonnie Donegan Story

Chesterfield

Sat 1 Oct 2016

Lonnie Donegan’s son Peter and the band that toured with the King of Skiffle for 30 years perform everyone’s favourites, including Puttin’ on the Style and My Old Man’s a Dustman, there’s a fistful of Peter’s own songs to enjoy.

Unseen Works From The Estate of Arthur Berry

Leek

Sat 1 Oct - Sat 12 Nov 2016

This selection of works from the estate have never been seen before . The original framed paintings will be displayed in the Gallery of The Foxlowe Arts Centre, a rolling video will play with Berry talking about his life and work.

Waterloo - The Best of ABBA Tribute Show

Buxton

Sat 1 Oct 2016

In 1974 the little known Swedish pop group ABBA swept to superstardom with their Eurovision winning Waterloo. Four decades later the song and the band remain as popular as ever.

Norma

Screening - Royal Opera Encore: Norma (Cert TBC)

Chesterfield

Sun 2 Oct 2016

Part of a programme of Satellite Broadcasts hosted by the Pomegranate Theatre. Bellini's classic bel canto opera is full of wonderful melodies and song with a superlative cast of internationally renowned singers.

Swinging at the Cotton Club

Buxton

Sun 2 Oct 2016

In 1974 the little known Swedish pop group ABBA swept to superstardom with their Eurovision winning Waterloo. Four decades later the song and the band remain as popular as ever.

The Totally Locally Leek Sunday Supplement

Leek

Sun 2 Oct 2016

The first Sunday of every month, Leek Town Centre from 10am Choose homemade & handmade; love where you live. Eat, drink and shop locally! Back again for 2016, Leek Fest with live music in Derby Street from 11am through to 5pm.

The Small Faces

All or Nothing - The Mod Musical

Buxton

Mon 3 - Wed 5 Oct 2016

Featuring the music of the Small Faces, this 'Mod' musical is a trans-generational musical experience celebrating the unique sound of the iconic Mod band.

Chesterfield Market

Chesterfield

Mon 3 Oct 2016

Chesterfield Market is one of the largest open air markets in England and has been trading for over 800 years. It boasts fresh seasonal produce, friendly market traders and value for money goods in a bustling market atmosphere.

National Trust

Free Monday Walks

Manifold Valley

Mon 3 Oct 2016

Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Monday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11:00am and go on a 2hr walk. Dogs are welcome too.

Iolanthe

Iolanthe - Chesterfield Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Chesterfield

Wed 5 - Fri 7 Oct 2016

This popular opera pokes fun at the political and legal establishment of the day. Iolanthe’s son Strephon is in love with Phyllis but the House of Peers resolve to thwart his plans. When Strephon is proposed as an MP the unexpected follows.

We Are Many (12A)

Leek

Wed 5 Oct 2016

On February 15th, 2003, up to 30 million people, many of whom had never demonstrated before in their lives, came out in nearly 800 cities around the world to protest against the impending Iraq War. UK, 2014, 110 mins.

Solid Gold 70s Show

Buxton

Thu 6 Oct 2016

Like 70s music? You'll love this. Reviving the golden age of pop, it's the latest live concert show from the creators of the Magic of Motown.

Some Guys Have All the Luck

Some Guys Have All The Luck: the Rod Stewart Story

Chesterfield

Thu 6 Oct 2016

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a brand new theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rock's greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar!

Chesterfield Market

Chesterfield

Fri 7 Oct 2016

Chesterfield Market is one of the largest open air markets in England and has been trading for over 800 years. It boasts fresh seasonal produce, friendly market traders and value for money goods in a bustling market atmosphere.

National Trust

Free Friday Walks

Manifold Valley

Fri 7 Oct 2016

Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Friday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre. Choose from a 1hr, 2hr or 3hr walk. Dogs are welcome too.

The Blockheads

Buxton

Fri 7 Oct 2016

Starting out as the band behind Ian Dury, the Blockheads are a legendary outfit that has grown in stature from the early days of the Stiff Tour in 1977, right up to the present day.

Brough Park Run

Leek

Sat 8 Oct 2016

A weekly Saturday 5K run set over 3 laps mainly on tarmac footpaths and a few sections of grass. There will be a one lap event, just over 2K, following the main run, for under 14yrs.