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Matlock Storytelling Cafe are back again on Friday the 2nd November

The Question is...

How many warriors does it take to create a champion? Two to be precise. Two warrior women who have courage enough to outwit an army and fly through fire.
These are the caretakers of Fionn Mac Cumhaill, the Irish champion, who owes his skills and spirit to his mighty “Aunts”.

Have you the heart and stomach to be mesmerised by this magnificent adventure? Are you ready to learn the ways of the wild?

One of Ireland’s greatest legends brought vividly to life by the delightful duo: Storyteller Maria Whatton and Musician Sarah Matthews.

MIDDLETON BY WALKING - A walking festival for all the family

2:00 - 4:00 pm
Riddle of the Stones, Story of Sites of Meaning

10:00 - 4:00 pm
Riddle of the Stones, Other Stones : Other Meanings 1 & 2.

10:00 - 4:00 pm
Riddle of the Stones, Story of Sites of Meaning

Daily during festival hours: Refreshments and activities for children

The festival office, activities and refreshments are in the Playground, Middleton by Youlgrave, DE45 1LS.


Dear friend of The Old Lock Up Gallery,
the gallery re-opens on 13th October at 3pm with Salon 10 - ALL are welcome.
I'm extremely excited and looking forward to the contemporary art exhibition - where the gallery will be showing the work of eight fine artists.


What’s On At Cromford Mills OCTOBER 2018 (including DISCOVERY DAYS FESTIVAL)

Saturday 20th- Sunday 21st October


Location: Mill Yard in the Large Marquee

Cost: £3 per pumpkin

Time: 11am-3pm

Get ready for Halloween by taking part in a pumpkin carving workshop at the mill.

Come along and carve your very own pumpkin jack-o-lantern for Halloween.

Enter our competition and receive a prize and maybe you and your pumpkin will be featured on our website.

Markham miners remembered with memorial unveiling

Eleven new life-size steel figures have been unveiled as part of a memorial to miners who lost their lives at Markham Colliery. 

The figures were unveiled as part of the ‘Walking Together’ memorial – led by us – which will eventually feature 106 figures stretching between the village of Duckmanton in Chesterfield and the former pithead.

Each figure is part of a walking trail which symbolises a miner’s journey to the pit and back home again and represents the 106 men who lost their lives in 3 accidents at the site.


A  Fund Raising Event for The DHT Garden

Murder and Mystery at a Dronfield Hall Barn Bistro - LAST FEW SPACES AVAILABLE!