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.

    Chatsworth has announced the opening of a new daytime dining offer, located at the Peak Shopping Village in Derbyshire.

    #LoveChesterfield #ChesterfieldNews @ChatsworthHouse

    “Chesterfield Medieval Fun Day is a really popular event and always draws large crowds to the town centre.”

    Visitors and families to enjoy medieval fun day in Chesterfield town centre:

    #LoveChesterfield #ChesterfieldNews @ChesterfieldBC

    “This platform has the potential to do so much for Derbyshire residents”

    £100,000 funding awarded to supercharge sustainable travel around Derbyshire:

    #LoveChesterfield #ChesterfieldNews @MidsConnect

    There’s been more great things happening across our town over the last week!

    Find out more here:

    #LoveChesterfield #ChesterfieldNews

    Status Quo legend Francis Rossi is coming to Chesterfield and will bring his acoustic guitar to perform a selection of well-known hits.

    Find out more:

    #LoveChesterfield #ChesterfieldEvents

    Specific Venues

    The Crooked Spire

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

    Favourite Venues


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

    Sheffield Canal Basin – Small selection of trendy bars and shops with a monthly Quayside Market

    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


    • On Thursday 7 July, the Researcher Academy will bring together postgraduate research students, technicians, early-career researchers, research support staff, academics, and senior leaders for our first Research Culture Conference – Building a Healthy, High-Performing Research Ecosystem.
    • Would you like to understand what a spin out company is and what is involved in setting one up? Nottingham Technology Ventures are hosting a selection of events focussed around spin out companies in June/July 2022, the first of which is ‘An introduction to spinning out a company from the University of Nottingham’.
    • Join us for two days discussing the future of food systems. This conference is open to early career researchers and PhDs, as well as academics.
    •  Eight postgraduate research students from a range of disciplines have just three minutes to tell you about the world-changing research they are working on right here in Nottingham.

    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:

    Join us at Firth Court for a free panel event to commemorate International Clinical Trials Day & the invaluable contributions of the public to developments in healthcare.

    Further info & booking:

    @CTRU_Sheffield @CRFSheffield @ScHARRSheffield #ICTD2022

    There’s still time to book a space at our panel event this Thursday in celebration of International Clinical Trials Day 2022!

    Tickets are free and can be booked via:

    #ICTD2022 #BePartofResearch

    Book launch – ‘Being and Organizing in and Entangled World: Sociomateriality and Posthumanism’ Management School tomorrow

    The rainbow flag has been raised with pride at Firth Court! #LGBTHistoryMonth

    Tickets for our brand new streamed series are now live! We’ve got 6 fantastic streams coming up, including Queer Folk, Mishra and Apartment House!

    Full details here:

    #livestreams #streaming #streamedmusic

    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:

    We are really proud to have been named Training Provider of the Year at the South Yorkshire Apprenticeship Awards last night 🎉🙌🥳

    Congratulations to everyone involved for a fantastic celebration of apprenticeships in South Yorkshire!

    Sheffield Hallam University has been awarded funding to develop home-based immersive virtual reality scenarios that will help children overcome social anxiety disorders, which have been exacerbated by the pandemic

    Read more 👇

    As a University of Sanctuary, @sheffhallamuni is committing over £500k in scholarships to support students and researchers who have sought asylum in the UK.

    Read more 👇

    🗣️ “We often get visits from families we have reunited – it makes all the hard work and worry worthwhile.”

    📰 Clare Tudor @SHULawCrim spoke to @SmileyNews about how the Refugee Rights Hub is supporting refugees to reunite with their families #WorldRefugeeDay

    .@SHULawCrim researchers @nyrola and @lauratmurphy talked to @theintercept about our most recent report on forced labour in the Uyghur Region of China


    The website lists local events organised by meetup groups.