Category: Events

Hardwick Hall To Host Stunning After-Dark Displays For Final Instalment Of Shine A Light

The National Trust’s Hardwick Hall near Chesterfield will host two nights of stunning after-dark displays for the final instalment of Derbyshire’s Shine A Light spectacular on Friday 17th & Saturday 18th February 2023.

Tickets for the magical events are selling fast as visitors prepare to watch Hardwick’s remarkable history unfold in a breath-taking display of light and sound projected against the dramatic backdrop of Bess of Hardwick’s Elizabethan masterpiece.


Tickets are now on sale for the Peak District & Derbyshire Tourism Awards which will take place at Casa Hotel in Chesterfield on the evening of Thursday 2nd March 2023. 

Shining stars of the local tourism industry will be celebrated at the glittering awards ceremony which will include a drinks reception and three-course formal dinner in the stylish surroundings of the premier four-star hotel.

Change your career and join the growing dog grooming profession

The Derby College Group is offering the chance for people to embrace their love of animals and re-train to work in dog grooming.
The 18-week Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants will be held one day a week at the Dog Grooming salon at the College’s Broomfield Hall site in Morley starting next month (February).

Discover hidden history at Derbyshire Archaeology Day

People are being invited to learn more about recent historical discoveries from across the county and get hands-on with history at Derbyshire Archaeology Day.

At the event on Saturday 21 January at the Winding Wheel Theatre in Chesterfield, there will be a series of guest talks on topics including Peveril Castle, excavations in Bolsover, and the ‘Anchor Church’ cave.

There will also be some free hands-on activities in the Winding Wheel Ballroom that are suitable for the whole family, as part of the event being organised by the Derbyshire Archaeology Day group.

Yowl and McGiven

Saturday, 18th February 2023 at 19.30

Dubrek Derby- 67, Bridge Street DE13LB

Gill Whiteley - piano, viola, hurdy-gurdy, voice

Geoff Bright – bass, tenor, and soprano saxophones, voice

Walt Shaw – percussion, electronics , voice

Lyn Hodnett – voice, cello, trumpet, objects

Guild of Fine Food launches new Great Taste Bursary for 2023

The bursary will sponsor 50 emerging micro producers to enter a product into the world's most trusted taste accredutation.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Great Taste, the Guild of Fine Food is offering 50 micro producers the chance to put one new product in front of its expert panel of Great Taste judges for free. Applications must be in by 7 February 2023.

Council plants trees in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Almost 50 trees have been planted at a site in Staveley, in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Local school children and tree wardens were joined by representatives from Chesterfield Borough Council to plant 48 oak trees on Darley Close at Staveley, as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy Initiative.

First Additions to the Timber Festival Line-Up

Plus a huge area dedicated to mindfulness, outdoor yoga and meditation, readings from Poet Laureate Simon Armitage and author Raynor Winn, live music from The Destroyers, Keston Cobblers Club, Elle Chante, N'famady Kouyaté, Lucy Feliz, and more


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