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What’s On At Cromford Mills

Sunday 22nd July


Time: 11am – 2pm

Location: Mill Yard

Cost: £8 per child (all ingredients included)

Suitable for 2 – 12 year olds

Bring your favourite teddy to Cromford Mills for a fun filled teddy bears picnic.

Discover Derbyshire this summer

School’s out but there’s plenty happening in Derbyshire this summer to beat the holiday boredom.

Whether you’re young, older, from Derbyshire or further afield there’s loads of interesting places to visit and things to see and do.

Why not re-live the history of Derwent Valley Mills – birthplace of mass-production and innovations which shaped the modern world?

Or check-out the network of caves at Creswell Crags – the limestone gorge dating back to the last Ice Age up to 50,000 years ago.



A fun-filled show for under 6s, their families and friends

‘Holiday’ at Derby Theatre this summer

Game On For Derby Business Community

More than 30 teams from local companies entered the second annual Derby Business Games organised by Derby-based Choose Sports and Timms Solicitors.

Teams gathered at the University of Derby to compete in a wide range of competitions from rounders and netball to egg and wheelbarrow races in the event. The afternoon finished with relays and a tug of war finale before trophies and medals were presented.

Game of Thrones gives a history lesson

Even the dragons in fantasy TV show Game of Thrones can help teach real history, Buxton International Festival heard during a debate on the blurring of lines between fiction and fact when describing the past.

Stainsby's 50th is cool - Official!

The weather forecast is glorious. Dry and warm with the temperatures a more bearable 21 to 25 degrees.

So this year's 50th festival is going to be totally cool in every sense of the word.

☀ And because the weather's looking so good, and this is after all number 50, we're expecting a heavy turnout.

Bring your very smallest tents and shuffle up close!!

It looks like being very cosy. And remember NO Gazebos, pretty please!

What's On This Month At Matlock's Most Creative of Venues?

Well what a start to the summer and long may it continue! People have certainly made the most of it here @ Designate.
This month we are hosting  9th, 21st, 40th & 70th birthday celebrations and the beach is proving to be the favourite space.
So why don't you join us this weekend as we showcase the venue and all it has to offer! 

Our beach garden is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy some quality time with a group of friends or the family. A real sun trap that you won't want to leave. 

Give the NHS same freedom from politics as the Bank of England, best-selling author says

Funding decisions on the future of the NHS should be taken out of party politics and handed over to an autonomous body in the same way the Bank of England decides interest rates, former doctor and best-selling author Adam Kay told Buxton International Festival.

Adam published his book This Is Going To Hurt, which has sold more than 400,000 copies, to counter what he called the Government lie that the junior doctors’ strike had been about pay. The book is based on hilarious, moving and often heart-breaking entries in a diary he kept as he was training.