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Simon Starling
Simon Starling

Derby Museums is pleased to showcase new work by Turner Prize-winning artist, Simon Starling.

Fri 18th Mar/Sun 12th Jun
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The Silk Mill, Derby
Easter Holidays

Family fun during the Easter Holidays at Derby Museums.

Sat 26th Mar/Fri 8th Apr
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Dine and Demo
Dine and Demo

After a welcome drink and canapes, you will be given a cookery master class demonstration by Ralph Skripek of The Butlers Pantry followed by a course of Carsington trout casserole.

Fri 1st Apr
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Swing Dance
Swing Dance

Come and dance the night away at Masson Mills with the best live swing band in the Midlands – Ashby ‘Little’ Big Band.

Fri 1st Apr
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Visitor Gateway at Cromford Mills
Thread of Life

This contemporary art exhibition showcases work by artist Sharon Mossbeck and workshop participants who took part in an art project using the traditional medium of cross-stitch. Have a go creating your own Thread of Life in drop in workshops.

Sat 2nd Apr/Thu 14th Apr
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Afternoon tea dance
Afternoon Tea Dance

Come and dance throughout the afternoon at Masson Mills in the Arkwright Tea Rooms. It’s free to attend so you can practice your dancing in an fun environment.

Mon 4th Apr
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Heritage Surveying
Heritage at Risk

Learn about building and archaeological surveying with this exciting DerwentWISE project

Tue 5th Apr/Thu 28th Apr
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Thread
Part of the Fabric

Take part in a fun and relaxing workshop to make giant braid and explore plaiting, spinning and warping-up.

Tue 5th Apr
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Valuation Day
Hansons Valuation Days

Come along and meet one of the Hanson’s valuation team who will be available to advise on antiques, jewellery, coins, ceramics and more!

Wed 6th Apr
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Wirksworth Reads

The Wirksworth Book Festival, in partnership with The Wirksworth Festival, will run over the weekend 8th, 9th and 10th April and will include ‘Wirksworth Reads’, a guided walk with the chance to talk books all the way!

Fri 8th Apr/Sun 10th Apr
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ambassadors of swing
Ambassadors of Swing

Masson Mills presents fabulous live band “The Ambassadors of Swing” – rock’n’roll, jump, jive and swing dance.

Fri 8th Apr
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No 28 Community Cafe
Belper Farmers Market

As well as Belper farmers market, No 28 Community Cafe will be open and will have a variety of stalls selling lots of lovely goodies.

Sat 9th Apr
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Birdswood, the Cromford Canal heritage narrowboat
Tales of the Canal Bank

Especially for families with young children, this short, slow walk will be interspersed with tales and stories that bring to life the history and wildlife along the canal.

Sun 10th Apr
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Historic Belper Short Walk

Join Dawn Churchill on a shorter walk, looking at recently researched aspects of Belper’s history.

Sun 10th Apr
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Afternoon tea dance
Afternoon Tea Dance

Come and dance throughout the afternoon at Masson Mills in the Arkwright Tea Rooms. It’s free to attend so you can practice your dancing in an fun environment.

Mon 11th Apr
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Visitor Gateway at Cromford Mills
Lead Mining

The Arkwright Society’s lecture series returns with a programme of talks about Derbyshire industries, past and present.

Thu 14th Apr
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Heage Windmill
BelCanto Chorus

BelCanto Chorus perform an evening of music for the Heage Windmill “Trouble at Mill” Appeal.

Fri 15th Apr
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Swing Dance
Swing Dance

Come and dance the night away at Masson Mills with the best live swing band in the Midlands – Ashby ‘Little’ Big Band.

Fri 15th Apr
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Wirksworth Millenium Wall

WORKING WITH STONE
A DerwentWISE Project with Walls for the Future

An illustrated walk and talk by Walls for the Future

Sun 17th Apr
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Brushcutter
Brushcutters and trimmers

NPTC Level 2 in the Safe Use of Brush-cutters 001426
Monday 18th April and Monday 25th April 2016

Mon 18th Apr/Mon 25th Apr
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Afternoon tea dance
Afternoon Tea Dance

Come and dance throughout the afternoon at Masson Mills in the Arkwright Tea Rooms. It’s free to attend so you can practice your dancing in an fun environment.

Mon 18th Apr
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Derby Museums
Museum Interventions

Museum Interventions celebrates the work of Fine Art students from Derby University and allows for the museum’s collections to be interpreted in new ways.

Tue 19th Apr/Sun 29th May
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Emma
Derbyshire Learning Outside the Classroom Conference 2016

Come and discover the wealth of learning outside the classroom opportunities available throughout Derbyshire.

Wed 20th Apr
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The Wandering Alehouse
The Wandering Alehouse

The Wandering Alehouse presents a pop-up real ale pub and gin bar with locally sources foods at No 28 to celebrate St George’s Day.

Fri 22nd Apr/Sat 23rd Apr
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whisky tasting
Whisky Tasting

Come along to a fun, knowledgeable and enjoyable evening and learn more about our specialist whiskies – St George’s Day special.

Fri 22nd Apr
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Jonathan Wallis
The Grand Tour

Derby Museums present the results of the painstaking treatment that is uncovering Wright’s original work, along with a special display on the process of analysis and conservation.

Sat 23rd Apr/Sun 12th Jun
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Darley Abbey, St Matthew's Church
Darley Abbey

St Matthew’s are holding Afternoon Tea to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.

Sat 23rd Apr
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Visitor Gateway at Cromford Mills
Murder by the Book

Infamous author Augusta Wind is killed in mysterious circumstances just as she was about to publish her memoirs. Was her demise down to something that was about to be revealed in her memoirs? Or was it something more sinister?

Sat 23rd Apr
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Laying the tracks

Follow the railway through Belper, still a major artery, its route and features determined by the power of a local mill and land owning family.

Sun 24th Apr
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Lumsdale waterfall
Lumsdale Valley

A leisurely guided one mile walk along this wooded gorge of outstanding natural beauty, exploring the stone ruins, ponds and waterfalls that make up this unique industrial valley site.

Sun 24th Apr
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Afternoon tea dance
Afternoon Tea Dance

Come and dance throughout the afternoon at Masson Mills in the Arkwright Tea Rooms. It’s free to attend so you can practice your dancing in an fun environment.

Mon 25th Apr
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Visitor Gateway at Cromford Mills
Fused Glass Making Workshop

Discover the different processes of fused glass making with Angela Thompson including cutting and layering and create your very own coaster or small dish to take home.

Thu 28th Apr
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Build What You Want Day

WORKING WITH STONE
A DerwentWISE Project with Walls for the Future

Practical ‘have a go’ day overseen by our expert wallers

Sat 30th Apr
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Belper Arts Festival

Belper Arts Festival blends art, music, dance, photography, film, literature, theatre, comedy, talks and workshops during the month of May.

Sat 30th Apr/Mon 30th May
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Basket making
Introduction to Basket Making

Get a taste for traditional weaving techniques and make a small round willow basket

Sat 30th Apr
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Film, Comedy, Photography

Film, Comedy, Photography at Belper Arts Festival with Beaurepaire Photography Group, Ship of Fools comedy, and film maker Louis Vella at Belper School

Sat 30th Apr/Sun 15th May
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Belper Music Festival

Belper Music Festival includes folk, jazz, a family concert, prize winning choirs, local composer James Oldrini, BGT performers and is part of Belper Arts Festival.

Sat 30th Apr/Sat 28th May
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