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What’s On At Cromford Mills FEBRUARY 2019

Mondays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th February

2pm – 4pm


Location: Wheatcroft’s Wharf Café


Whether your game is Scrabble or Solitaire, our table games afternoon has something for everyone. Come along for coffee, cake and cards.

For further details please visit or phone 01629 823256.


Tuesday 12th February

2 – 5pm

Alma Gitana at Spital Arts

The next Spital Arts gig, in conjunction with Live & Local is the amazing Alma Gitana Flamenco night.

Alma Gitana are an acclaimed Spanish Flamenco ensemble of voice, guitar and dancer, brimming with Andalucian passion, power and technical command, delivering both slow, grand emotion and driving gunfire rhythms with Lourdes Fernande's 'zapateado' heels  hammering the floor. Thrilling footwork, extraordinary singing, outstanding guitar. A fantastico show that is simply not to be missed!

The concert details are:

Artcore January Newsletter

Happy New Year, its January 2019!

Welcome to 2019 everybody! We hope you've all had a wonderful festive period full of happiness and feel recharged and refreshed this New Year. This week the Artcore staff have been busy preparing for our weekly workshops with start up again from Saturday 12th with Innocence and Expression for our children. Our adult workshops will also recommence on Monday 14th January. We can't wait to see you all after the break! 

Local History Cafe


Heritage and wellbeing get-togethers for over 50s
There’s tea, cake, heritage presentations and more.
When? Monthly, 10:30-12:30 on the following dates:
Feb 28, Mar 21, Apr 11, May 23, Jun 20
Where? Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, DE7 5JA
How much? £3.00 per session
How do I book a place? Email or call 0115 9071141
How do I get there? Make your own way or, ask us about help.

Belper...The Spirits Beneath'

Over the years, Belper has witnessed events of despair, sorrow and tragedy, some of which have never been told.

On Saturday 26 January and Saturday 23 February at 7.30pm local actor Alastair Massey will be delving into the darkness of the atmospheric Cave of the North Mill and guiding you through those terrifying tales of Belper and the spirits beneath! Wrap up warm as these stories are sure to send a chill down your spine.

Tickets are £10 each which includes light, warming refreshments. Doors open at 7pm and pay on arrival.

Artists Housing Prototype Show

Ideas for housing by internationally acclaimed artists feature in the Artists Housing Prototype Show at Artcore in Derby from the 31st January 2019 to the 1st March 2019.

The exhibition launch is from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday 31st January 2019.

The exhibition is open until the 1st March 2019, Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Normanton-based arts organisation, Artcore, is exhibiting Artists Housing Prototype Show.

Upcoming Events at the Barn

Evening Lecture on the 'Pentrich Rising'

By Michael Parkin from The Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution Group
Thursday 24th January 7:30pm £4 (£2 for Friends)

Derwent Valley Mills Experiment Fund

Do you have a great income generation idea for your business, but have been struggling to get it going? We are delighted to announce this fantastic opportunity for arts, cultural and heritage organisations located within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site to apply for grants to assist income generation ideas.

You will need to make sure that your idea makes business sense, has a good chance of success and that users will like your great idea for a product or service. A minimum of 10% of cash match towards total project costs.