January 2019

What’s On At Cromford Mills FEBRUARY 2019

Mondays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th February

2pm – 4pm


Location: Wheatcroft’s Wharf Café


Whether your game is Scrabble or Solitaire, our table games afternoon has something for everyone. Come along for coffee, cake and cards.

For further details please visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk or phone 01629 823256.


Tuesday 12th February

2 – 5pm

Alma Gitana at Spital Arts

The next Spital Arts gig, in conjunction with Live & Local is the amazing Alma Gitana Flamenco night.

Alma Gitana are an acclaimed Spanish Flamenco ensemble of voice, guitar and dancer, brimming with Andalucian passion, power and technical command, delivering both slow, grand emotion and driving gunfire rhythms with Lourdes Fernande's 'zapateado' heels  hammering the floor. Thrilling footwork, extraordinary singing, outstanding guitar. A fantastico show that is simply not to be missed!

The concert details are:

Artcore January Newsletter

Happy New Year, its January 2019!

Welcome to 2019 everybody! We hope you've all had a wonderful festive period full of happiness and feel recharged and refreshed this New Year. This week the Artcore staff have been busy preparing for our weekly workshops with start up again from Saturday 12th with Innocence and Expression for our children. Our adult workshops will also recommence on Monday 14th January. We can't wait to see you all after the break! 

Local History Cafe


Heritage and wellbeing get-togethers for over 50s
There’s tea, cake, heritage presentations and more.
When? Monthly, 10:30-12:30 on the following dates:
Feb 28, Mar 21, Apr 11, May 23, Jun 20
Where? Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, DE7 5JA
How much? £3.00 per session
How do I book a place? Email museum@erewash.gov.uk or call 0115 9071141
How do I get there? Make your own way or, ask us about help.

Belper...The Spirits Beneath'

Over the years, Belper has witnessed events of despair, sorrow and tragedy, some of which have never been told.

On Saturday 26 January and Saturday 23 February at 7.30pm local actor Alastair Massey will be delving into the darkness of the atmospheric Cave of the North Mill and guiding you through those terrifying tales of Belper and the spirits beneath! Wrap up warm as these stories are sure to send a chill down your spine.

Tickets are £10 each which includes light, warming refreshments. Doors open at 7pm and pay on arrival.

Artists Housing Prototype Show

Ideas for housing by internationally acclaimed artists feature in the Artists Housing Prototype Show at Artcore in Derby from the 31st January 2019 to the 1st March 2019.

The exhibition launch is from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday 31st January 2019.

The exhibition is open until the 1st March 2019, Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Normanton-based arts organisation, Artcore, is exhibiting Artists Housing Prototype Show.

Upcoming Events at the Barn

Evening Lecture on the 'Pentrich Rising'

By Michael Parkin from The Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution Group
Thursday 24th January 7:30pm £4 (£2 for Friends)

Derwent Valley Mills Experiment Fund

Do you have a great income generation idea for your business, but have been struggling to get it going? We are delighted to announce this fantastic opportunity for arts, cultural and heritage organisations located within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site to apply for grants to assist income generation ideas.

You will need to make sure that your idea makes business sense, has a good chance of success and that users will like your great idea for a product or service. A minimum of 10% of cash match towards total project costs.

Panto Piracy at New Mills Art Theatre

Ahoy There Me Hearties – Prepare Yerselves for New Mills Art Theatre swashbuckling pantomime - Robinson Crusoe and The Pirates is on the way to ye!  Robinson and friends are battling with marauding pirates on their way to opening night – all hoping not to end up in Davy Jones’s locker deep down on the sea bed!

Calling all musicians in Years 12 & 13

Do you want the chance for your music to earn you up to £400? 

Then you will want to know that on Saturday 27th.  April 2019 a music competition will be held at The Strutts Centre, in Belper.

There will be a prize of £400 for the winning student, a prize of £150 for the student in second place, and a third prize of £75.

The competition is sponsored by the Dalesmen Male Voice Choir and all of the information is available in the “Student Competition” section of their website


Creative Writing Workshop

Mondays, 7-9pm, starting 21st January

10 weeks, max 8 people, £100

Hayfield, SK22


Writing a novel or work of non-fiction or a short story, and want (need) some feedback?

Wary of online tutoring, and reluctant to pay expensive course fees?

Then, try this workshop . . .

Learn how to critique other people’s work

So you can edit your own

What is a workshop?

Pye Hill & District Male Voice Choir Est. 1903

FREE Concert at the Dale Club, Jacksdale, NG16 5HR - Saturday 19 January

 2019 at 8.00 p.m.

As a thank you to its hosts, the Pye Hill and District Male Voice Choir will be appearing in concert at its ‘home’ - the ‘Dale Suite’, Dale Club, Jacksdale, NG16 5HR, on Saturday 19 January at 8.00 p.m and entry is FREE to the public. Make a date in your diary, come along with and family and friends and enjoy a great evening’s entertainment and fun.


Derby Concert Band’s next concert is on Saturday 23 March 2019 at 7.30pm at Rolls-Royce Nightingale Hall, Moor Lane, Derby DE24 8DR. This will be an entertaining programme of music from stage and screen, pop, rock and classical, with a quiz running throughout the evening. The questions will be loosely, very loosely, related to the music. Come and test your general knowledge whilst being entertained by this award-winning band