Category: Events

Bakewell’s 17th International Day of Dance

 The Bakewell International Day of Dance has gone from strength to strength and is now celebrating its 17th year - on Saturday 29th June 2019.   For one day every year, the picturesque town of Bakewell hosts a stunning celebration of world music and dance, heralding the start of Bakewell Carnival Week.  On the same day as the Farmers Market and with local well dressings on show, it is a day out not to miss, so join the several thousand people who travel from around the country to enjoy the dancing, colour and fun. 

Art will make sure Notre Dame has an encore

Art saved Notre Dame once and it can save it again, Buxton International Festival’s Chief Executive Michael Williams said in advance of the UK premiere of an award-winning musical performance inspired by the Parisian cathedral which has been ravaged by fire.

Deaf awareness week


At the Winding Wheel Theatre, Chesterfield

8 May, 7pm to 9pm

We will be showing the short film The Silent Child

Lip reading session

Sign language session

Signing choir

Free lambing open day at Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire on Sunday 28th April

Derbyshire farm shop Croots is staging its popular lambing day on Sunday 28th April.

Free to visit, the event is the chance to drop into the lambing sheds and see some of the lambs that have been born at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, near Duffield, this spring.

Visitors can get up close to pet the lambs and may even get the chance to bottle feed some of them. Kay Croot and husband Steve, who run the farm shop, will be on hand to answer any questions.

Wathall’s Expands Into Burton

Family-owned funeral directors, Wathall’s, which celebrated its 160th anniversary last year, has opened a new branch in Main Street, Stapenhill.

The company is Derby’s long-established funeral directors with branches in the city centre, Ashbourne, Alvaston and Borrowash.

The new branch has undergone major refurbishment to provide a private consultation area where families can arrange funerals as well as a chapel of rest.

The Burton branch will be managed by Jackie Dowdy who has returned to Wathall’s to take up the role.

Derbyshire Noir 2019 - New Book Festival for August 2019

Derbyshire Noir 2019

Saturday 17th August, Chesterfield Library, 9.30am – c.5pm

Join us at our brand new book festival for lovers of crime and psychological thrillers including panels, talks and signings aimed at readers and writers, with keynote speaker Stephen Booth.

Events on the day are currently under wraps but look out for news as we release event details and reveal our confirmed speakers on Derbyshire Libraries Facebook and Twitter: @DerbyshireLibraries @DerbyshireLibs

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