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Outside In The Peak District

What’s on in the Peaks this weekend?

The weather is set to be glorious this weekend so we thought we would do a roundup of what’s on if you’re visiting our stunning Peak District National Park in the next few days.

The Dancing Master Opera

The Buxton International Festival continues until 24 July 2021. This weekend Malcolm Arnold’s The Dancing Master has limited tickets left. Described as an absolute zinger of a score by Gramophone and a musical gem by The Times, the opera tells the tale of Miranda, who is being romantically pursued by her fierce aunt’s son, the ludicrous ‘Monsieur’. Miranda, though, prefers hapless but charming Gerard.

Max Hastings

On Saturday, Max Hastings tells the story of Operation Pedestal: The Fleet that Battled to Malta in 1942. Operation Pedestal saw an armada of fifty British ships, painstakingly loaded with food and medical supplies, ammunition and fuel, attempt to fight its way in convoy to the island. Max Hastings brings to life in his trademark thrilling narrative this little-known yet epic and pivotal naval battle.

Wirksworth Open All Hours

You can explore the history of sixteen Wirksworth shops when they host unique displays of original objects, clothes, and photographs in their windows. The displays will tell the stories of town shops from the Georgians to the 1970s. The street museum is a free, open air event that you can enjoy by browsing the shop windows. There will be a trail guide available from Wirksworth Heritage Centre, Marsden’s and Trail Links. More information

Wessington Farmers Market

The monthly Saturday morning farmers market in the village of Wessington is close to the towns of Matlock and Alfreton, just off the A615. Free ample parking and set in a beautiful Derbyshire apple orchard and vineyard, this market will get the whole family back to the roots of a true farmers market. More information