Come and celebrate Eyam Village Bonfire and Firework Display on Saturday 5th November. Entertainment starts in the village square from 5.30pm. The torch-lit music-led procession of the infamous ‘Willow RAT’ leaves at 6.15pm, carrying it through the village to the chants of ‘Burn the Rat’ up to the playing fields. The RAT is laid on the spectacular bonfire which is then followed by our fabulous firework display.
Live & Local’s Autumn/Winter 22/23 season will be a special one: they have been bringing exciting and awe-inspiring shows to a village hall or community venue near you for 30 years. To celebrate, the National Portfolio Organisation has launched a brand-new website - liveandlocal.org.uk. The upcoming season begins on 1st October. Expect professional exciting theatre, enthralling, award-winning music and exhilarating shows for all ages in community venues across Derbyshire.
A tree growing enterprise dedicated to cutting carbon emissions has branched out into supporting a much-loved children’s holiday charity too.
Co-Treetment, a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2019 to help companies and individuals offset their CO2 by planting trees, has launched a new scheme to benefit the Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre.
UNESCO International Literacy Day Thursday 8 September Since 1967, UNESCO International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society.
Despite progress made, literacy challenges persist with at least 771 million young people and adults, around the world, lacking basic literacy skills today.
Saturday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day – an annual event which aims to start open, frank conversations around suicide and what we can all do to help prevent it.
Friday 23 and Saturday 24 September 2022
Writing East Midlands is seeking writers with lived experience of Autism to facilitate creative writing workshops as part of their Beyond The Spectrum programme for Autistic people. Opportunities are available for Lead and Shadow Writers of workshops for both adults and young people.
POTTERS from Derbyshire and across the country will gather in the Peak District for a two day celebration of pots and food and to honour festival founder and renowned ceramicist Geoff Fuller.
Geoff, who passed away earlier this year, and his wife Pat, started the Wardlow Mires Pottery and Food Festival back in 2012 and from humble beginnings the popular event now attracts more than 70 established and up-coming pottery makers and local food purveyors.
FREE CHOIR OPPORTUNITY IN CHESTERFIELD AND DERBY
Sinfonia Viva are expanding our much-loved, weekly Sing Viva choir to Chesterfield!
We are welcoming new members from Chesterfield and the surrounding areas to meet us at the All Saints Church Centre in Wingerworth, a private space with beautiful acoustics in a leafy, quiet area, away from the day-to-day.
Our relaxed group singing sessions are led by our charismatic and all-round lovely choir leader, Pete Lack.
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th September 2022
Derbyshire in the Georgian Era was a place of wonder, surprises and innovations – a place which attracted the attention of the rich and provided better homes for workers.
To celebrate this fascinating era, the Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Partnership are working together to provide three days of public events and activities to raise the profile of Derbyshire’s contribution to world history at that time.