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Wednesday 25th October 2017

The Art Hub: A Curious Turn

Time: 10am to 12 noon and 1pm to 3pm
Venue: Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BS
FREE. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for all. Wheelchair accessible.

Spinning, twisting and winding into motion. A creative celebration of the museum’s current exhibition. Join us to create your own moving artwork and discover more about the curious world of automata.

Family Crafts with Natural Materials

Time: 10am to 12.30pm
Venue: Derbyshire Eco Centre, Porter Lane, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, DE4 4LS
Cost: £15 for a family of up to 2 adults and 2 children. Extra children £5 each (maximum 3 children per adult). Booking is essential on 01629 533038. Wheelchair accessible.

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

Beyond the Velvet Rope

Time: 10.30am
Venue: Pickford’s House, 41 Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1DA
FREE. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for families. Limited wheelchair access.

Each Wednesday one of the friendly staff members will be in traditional 18th century costume to make this experience extra special. There will also be an opportunity to go beyond the velvet rope and examine the beautiful rooms up close.

In and Around Wirksworth

In and Around Wirksworth: Part 2 Around Wirksworth

Time: 11am to 1.30pm
Starts from Wirksworth Market Place, at bus friendly time.
FREE. Pre-booking recommended on 01629 536831. 
Strong footwear necessary and waterproof clothing. Some strenuous uphill walking on field paths. Bring something to eat and drink while admiring the views. 

A four mile walk circling Wirksworth showing its beautiful setting, its satellite settlements and the geology that made it important. A chance to visit the Stardisc.

Bridge Hill – Ice House and Observatory
Sorry  – this walk is fully booked.

Time: 2pm to 4pm
Starts from Strutt’s North Mill, Belper, DE56 1YD
Cost: £4 per person. Pre-booking recommended on 01629 536831. No dogs allowed.

A steep walk up Bridge Hill, to look inside the Ice House, the only substantial surviving structure belonging to the Strutt’s remarkable Belper mansion. Then a chance to discover what else has survived, hidden away, including the recently rediscovered remains of the Strutt Observatory.

Object Stories

Time: 2pm to 2.30pm
Venue: Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BS
FREE. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for all. Wheelchair accessible.

Object Stories is a chance to discover more about a few personal highlights of the collection from staff.

Churches and Saints of Derby

Time: 2pm to 4pm
Starts from Derby Cathedral, DE1 3GP
Cost: £6 per person. Advance tickets available from Derby Cathedral Bookshop or reserve on 01332 227600. Tickets may be available on the day, dependent on capacity. Not suitable for wheelchairs, as there are steps.

Join Derby Cathedral’s expert historians on a walking tour of the north side of the city, beginning at Derby Cathedral. Explore the hidden histories of Derby’s churches, including one of only six Bridge Chapels in the country and the site of the long-lost Bridge Gate and St Alkmund’s Church, discovering the stories of the saints and martyrs of Derby. The tour will last between 90 minutes and two hours, and will include stepped areas.

Artist Encounters: Picturing Arkwright’s Mills

Time: 2pm
Venue: Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BS
FREE. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for all. Wheelchair accessible.

Join us as we explore Derby Museum’s collection of images of Arkwright’s Mills in Cromford; from Joseph Wright to the artists who created Derby Porcelain this historically significant site has been a source of creative inspiration since it was built in the 18th century.

 

The Nottingham to Melton Railway

Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Gothic Warehouse, Cromford, DE4 3RQ
Cost: £7.50 per person (includes cheese and wine served 7pm to 7.30pm). Pre-booking recommended on 01629 823256.

The Nottingham to Melton Mowbray Rail is a section of the former Midland Main Line. Most of the line is now used as the Old Dalby Test Track, home of the 1984 nuclear flask crash test bed for the Advanced Passenger Train (APT) and widely used by our local rolling stock manufacturer, Bombardier. This illustrated talk covers 1872 to the present day.

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