Category: Places

Eyam 350th Plague Commemoration: Peak Pilgrimage Summary

As part of the commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the plague, the people of Eyam Church are creating a permanent new pilgrimage route for walkers through the Peak District National Park – the 35 mile Peak Pilgrimage route from Ilam to Eyam - to be opened up in July 2015. This initiative is being supported by the Diocese of Derby and the Peak District National Park.    

Denby Pottery, a potted history

If you’ve ever been shopping for crockery, then you’ll be familiar with the distinctive Denby ware, which you will find in department stores alongside other popular British brands like Wedgwood, Royal Worcester and Royal Crown Derby. Denby tableware is known for its strength and durability, and the Derbyshire company that produces it has been manufacturing and innovating for over 200 years.

Meet TV Antiques Expert Charles Hanson in Bolsover

Visitors to next month’s Bolsover Antiques and Collectors Fair are invited to bring family heirlooms and car boot bargains to be valued by one of TV’s best known antiques experts.

Charles Hanson, who presents on BBC’s Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip shows, will host a valuation session on Bolsover Market Place – just a short walk from Bolsover Castle – on Sunday 24 May. 

A native to Derbyshire, Charles runs Hanson’s Auctioneers and Valuers in Etwall, which holds international auction sales featuring a huge variety of collectables.

Patriotic Entertainment in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter

Derby Cathedral Quarter’s programme of Saturday entertainment continues on Saturday April 18 with a day of live entertainment on a St George’s Day theme and a showcase of handcrafted delights.

CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious will change venue for this month only – with the stage located in the Cornmarket between 11am and 3pm.

Meanwhile, CQ Saturdays Handcrafted at the Cathedral Quarter will be held under the Guildhall Arches between 10am and 4pm.

Businesses Join Forces To Spruce Up Area

Media opportunity: Wednesday April 15, 8.30am, McDonalds, St Peters Street, Derby

Representatives from businesses across the St Peters Quarter area of Derby city centre will hold their first tidy up event of the year on Wednesday April 15.

The initiative is part of the Business Improvement District’s (BID) objective to improve the visitor experience in the area which is the core retail heart of the city centre between the Cathedral Quarter and Intu Derby shopping centre.

Renishaw Hall & Gardens – home to generations of writers – supports Derbyshire Literature Festival with a literary weekend; May 16 & 17

Home to the famous literary ‘trio’ - Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell – Renishaw Hall in north Derbyshire will support the 2015 Derbyshire Literature Festival by hosting its own literary weekend featuring special tours of the hall focusing on the Sitwell family’s literary works and connections, and a creative writing workshop with the county’s Poet Laureate, Helen Mort.

Discover 200 ‘hidden gems’ across Derbyshire and the Peak District

Discover lesser-known cultural highlights that Derbyshire and the Peak District has to offer with a brand new app. At the heart of this free download are personal oral reminiscences and some of the best archive photography the region has to offer. Use this app to compare now and then. Listen to local residents personal stories that bring the past to life and fade old images of Derbyshire into your camera view and see how today's scene has changed.

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