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Tuesday 30th October

Belper in the News

Come and find out about local news and events and how to find out more about the local area using newspapers!

Time: 9.30am to 12 noon
Venue: Belper Library, Bridge Street, Belper, DE56 1BA.
Cost: Free.
No need to book, just drop in.
Wheelchair accessible.

Family Crafts with Natural Materials

Use found natural materials to create magical creatures, story sticks, potions and more.

Time: 10am to 12.30pm.
Venue: ECO Centre, Porter Lane, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, DE4 4LS
Cost: £20 for a family of up to 2 adults and 2 children. Extra children £5 each (max 3 children per adult). 
Booking essential on 01629 533038.
Suitable for children aged 4 and over plus their grown ups.
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilet.

Children’s Activities at North Mill

‘Make and take’ sessions and ‘explore and discover’ sessions with dressing up and Victorian Games. Linked into the theme of Hallowe’en.

Time: 10.30am to 3pm.
Venue: Strutt’s North Mill, Belper, DE56 1YD.
Cost: £3.50 per child (adults free).
No need to book, just drop in.
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilet.

Handling History: History of Making

Take a closer look at some objects that have played a part in local industries.

Time: 10.30am to 11am
Venue: Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BS
Cost: Free – donations welcome.
No need to book, just call in. Suitable for all.
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilets.

Crafty Tuesdays: Pickford’s Ghouls

Create your own Ghoul to live at Pickford’s House.

Time: 11am to 3pm
Venue: Pickford’s House, 41 Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1DA
Cost: Free – donations welcome.
No need to book, just call in.
Limited access for wheelchairs.
Suitable for children aged 5+ and their grown-ups.

Matlock Bath Photography Walk

Only ever seen Matlock Bath as you drive through it? This is your chance to go beyond the A6 and see some of the hidden gems of this most photogenic little town. There are beautiful landscapes, high viewpoints and lots of interesting buildings. Bring your own camera, wear sturdy shoes or boots and there is one fairly steep climb.

Time: 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Starts: Matlock Bath Station Car Park, DE4 5JA (at the far end near the Coach Park). 
Cost: £5 per person.
Pre-booking advised on 01629 823256.

Not suitable for wheelchairs.

Heritage at Risk – Darley Abbey

Take a look at some of the historic buildings recently surveyed by Brian Deer and others as part of a Heritage at Risk review in the Derwent Valley.

Time: 2pm to 4pm
Starts: Darley Street Car Park, Darley Abbey (entrance opposite The Abbey Pub, DE22 1DX)
Cost: £4 per person, under 16s free.
Pre-booking advised on 01629 536831.
Not suitable for wheelchairs.

Gems from the DRO – Belper & Milford


Adrian Farmer talks through two important collections of images in the Derbyshire Record Office, recently researched and now helping to provide a better understanding of the central section of the World Heritage Site.

Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: No 28 Community Hall, Market Place, Belper, DE56 1FZ
Cost: Free.
Pre-booking advised on 01629 536831.
Wheelchair accessible.

Richard Arkwright Junior – From Finances to Family

Arkwright Junior inherited his father’s cotton spinning empire, but his ambition didn’t stop there as he was also involved in banking, bought numerous country estates and allegedly died the richest commoner in the whole of Europe. Discover more about his working life and family values during this insightful talk.

Time: 7pm to 9pm.
Venue: The Gothic Warehouse, Cromford, DE4 3RQ.
Cost: £7 per person.
Pre-booking advised on 01629 823256.
Wheelchair accessible – please notify at time of booking. Accessible toilet.

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