Category: Events

Accessible Derbyshire presents: Super Sunday 2015!

27th September 2015

at Lea Green Outdoor Activity Centre

11am - 4pm

Adventure and craft activities 

Fete style side shows and attractions

Hot food to buy

Almost everything is wheelchair accessible including the new HIgh Ropes Course!!!

Children 5-17 years £5.00

Adults and children under 5 Free

Prickly Skills on Offer at Derby College

The Animal Care team at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall are holding one-day workshops to help local people learn more about caring for ‘prickly’ pets and visitors to their gardens.

A Hedgehog Ecology and Conservation workshop will be held at Broomfield Hall on Saturday October 17 between 10am and 3pm.

Fleet Arts presents for DVMWHS Discovery Days 2015: Joe's Magic Glowing Lantern

Family & children's workshops & grand performance:

Weds 30th Sept & 7th Oct 4.15—5.45pm

Belper Families workshops - for all ages (children must be accompanied)
Cost per adult & child £3 ( additional children £1)
Children and adults from Fleet Arts workshops will work with Matt Black, and Sarah Laman —to invent some new secret adventures and journeys for Belper Joe.


October Half Term at Fleet Arts:

Poetry and Song with Sally Goldsmith

Tuesday 20th October 2015

10.30am- 12.00pm

Staveley Library


Join Sally for a feast of words and music in the library. Sit back and relax with tea and cake.


All Welcome. Refreshments will be available.


Free Event but please ring Staveley Library to book your place. Telephone: 01246 472448

Celebrating Bolsover writing workshop

Bolsover Library 

Friday 16th October 2015



Join River Wolton to write in celebration of Bolsover's stories and people - past, present and future. All welcome - no writing experience needed.


Wandering Words (11am-1pm) - look out for River as she visits groups across the town to weave together a patchwork of poetry in praise of Bolsover.


Free Event, but please book places at Bolsover Library on 01246 823179

Poetry Cafe

Monday 5th October 2015

2.00pm - 3.30pm

Wingerworth Library


Join us for an afternoon of poetry exploring this year's national poetry day theme - "Light".

Bring your favourite poems to share or sit back, relax and listen.


Free Event.

All Welcome. Refreshments will be available.


For more information please 

Meet Helen Mort, Derbyshire Poet Laureate

Monday 5th October 2015

4.00pm - 5.00pm 

Clowne Library


Relax and listen to Helen reading her poems, whilst enjoying tea and cake.

Open to all. Families and children welcome.

Refreshments will be available.

Free event. But please ring Clowne Library to book a place on 01246 810675

New 2015/16 Programme Highlights Breadth of Work

Derby-based Sinfonia Viva’s new 2015/16 programme has been confirmed -  demonstrating the breadth and diversity of the regional Orchestra’s work in the city and county.


Viva’s 2015/16 season starts with a concert specially designed for children aged under five and their families on Sunday October 25 at the Rolls-Royce Heritage Centre as part of the national Family Arts Festival.


St Peters Quarter Takes Centre Stage at Derby Festé

St Peters Quarter, which is the core retail area between Cathedral Quarter and Intu Derby shopping centre, will welcome thousands of visitors to a host of events as part of this year’s popular Derby Festé programme.

On Friday September 25, the Saurus parade will start from St Peter’s Cross at 9pm with the incredible giant beasts stalking their ‘prey’ with deafening roars along St Peter’s Street and Victoria Street on their way to the Market Place.

CQ Saturdays – The Perfect Appetiser for Derby Festé

Derby Cathedral Quarter’s CQ Saturdays September events will give visitors a fantastic flavour of the 2015 Derby Festé programme.

A wide range of street entertainment and events will be held in the Cathedral Quarter as part of the two-day Festé programme on Friday September 25 and Saturday September 26.

In the meantime, there is a host of free entertainment in the area in the run up to the event.


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