Chesterfield Local Events and Venues

I’m not quite a gentleman of leisure but I do like get out and about so I gathered online resources about events and venues local to Chesterfield for for me to browse through. Somebody else may benefit from this collection, but bear in mind, the list is tailored somewhat to my tastes. I may have written about specific local venues and events in the Outdoors section, or you can browse via tags such as chesterfield or peak district.

Table of Contents

    Map of Leisure Venues

    General Listings/News

    Trip Advisor

    Things to do in Chesterfield, Sheffield and Nottingham.


    Things to do in Chesterfield and surrounding areas, with a map.

    Derbyshire Times


    Destination Chesterfield

    ‘Destination Chesterfield’: and Twitter account.

    “I think small businesses, independents especially, are so important in the community.”

    Business leaders in Chesterfield discussed their hopes for the year ahead at the recent #ChesterfieldChampions Round Table event:


    Idea 2 from our 5 Ideas for the Weekend: Enrol on the StraightCurves beginners dressmaking course

    Find out more –

    #lovechesterfield #chesterfieldevents @straightcurves

    National Apprenticeship Week is taking place between 7th – 13th February!

    Check out the events taking place in Chesterfield during National Apprenticeship Week here:

    #lovechesterfield #apprenticetown #NAW22 @ChesterfieldBC

    “I am delighted Shelagh has received the recognition she and the other volunteers deserve.”

    Local charity receives national recognition from the BBC’s The One Show:

    #LoveChesterfield #ChesterfieldNews

    “There is a very real appetite amongst schools to give young people the widest exposure to careers and job opportunities.”

    Made in Chesterfield praised by businesses, schools and pupils:

    #LoveChesterfield #ChesterfieldNews

    Specific Venues

    The Crooked Spire

    Chesterfield’s parish church, The Crooked Spire, has events such as lunchtime concerts and a Twitter page:

    Privileged to join supporters from all over the City & County for the Installation of new Honorary Canons and a Lay Canon ⁦@DerbyCathedral⁩ . Moving service and sublime music ⁦@DerbyCathMusic⁩ ⁦@CrookSpiChes⁩

    From this week’s Pew Sheet

    From this week’s Pew Sheet

    Favourite Venues


    Sheffield Botanical Gardens and the Winter / Peace Gardens are some of my favourite local places:

    Peak District

    I enjoy Matlock (and Matlock Baths), Ashbourne, Buxton and Bakewell.


    Not too keen but there is Derby, Meadowhall (Meadowhell), Crystal Peaks,

    Public Lectures

    University of Nottingham


    • Hear from our panel of experts on how they’ve dealt with recent changes in the policy making and public engagement landscape and what they’ll be taking forward into the future.

    University of Sheffield

    They have a What’s On Page and runs an annual festival called Off the Shelf in October. They have a Twitter page:

    Don’t forget to join us on 7 December for our seminar on How Epidemics End! @unishefhistory

    “Students can come here from all over the world and become concert pianists…Sheffield is such a musical city and we have world class culture”.

    Thanks to @shftelegraph for their recent article about @sheffielduni All-Steinway School accreditation. ⭐️🎹

    Fantastic documentary from @VisitSheffield on #LittleAmal’s welcome to Sheffield, representing the simple message from refugees:”don’t forget about us”@walkwithamal

    Proud to have played a part in this with @professorvaness @otsfestival alongside many city partners👏#MadeTogether

    This Disability History Month Bethan Davis takes us on a trip to Early Modern Europe, to discuss the lived experiences of a few famous sufferers of hypertrichosis (abnormal hair growth). Check it out!

    #twitterstorians #DisabilityHistoryMonth

    The latest #MadeTogether story features in today’s @SheffieldStar:

    Diana Buckley, Head of Economic Strategy & Commissioning @SheffCouncil, discusses working in partnership with @sheffielduni to support, and challenge, the city to be the best it can be👇

    Sheffield Hallam University

    I am an almunus. There’s no place to find listing of public lectures and events but they do have festivals – SHU news and a Twitter page:

    Jayne Taylor, head of student recruitment and access development @sheffhallamuni has written for @timeshighered about the ‘first in family’ metric, arguing it’s still a useful measure of disadvantage. Read here 👇

    It was a proud day for @sheffhallamuni when we were named #SOMO21 University of the Year for our commitment to widening participation, student support, and local communities.

    We’re delighted to support this report about the excellent work happening to promote social mobility🧵👇

    🗣️ “We are committed to creating a healthier, happier and more connected Sheffield, and we welcome the @DameKellysTrust’s active involvement with our @movemoresheff network” – @annalowephysio

    📰 Read more about the new wellbeing initiative launching in Sheffield this January👇

    🗣️ “Football is the “king sport” in Cameroon. But it has become more than a sport, with many Cameroonians arguing that football is politics”

    📰 Dr Jo Clarke & Becky Ashworth have written about why hosting the #AFCON2021 is so important for Cameroon 👇

    It was great to talk to @ashnahurynag on this morning’s #Daily podcast for @SkyNews about some of the psychological reasons why some athletes have decided not to get vaccinated. @HallamHRI @SHU_SPARC @HallamUniNews @sheffhallamuni


    The website lists local events organised by meetup groups.