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Derby Museums
Threads through the Landscape

Threads through the Landscape: The Embroiderers’ Guild and Capability Brown exhibition at Pickford’s House, Derby from 2nd July to 22nd October.

Sat 2nd Jul/Sat 22nd Oct
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Everyone – Your Place in the World

Derby Museum and Art Gallery’s new Summer 2016 exhibition Everyone – Your Place in the World is an Open exhibition reimagined for 2016.

Sat 9th Jul/Sun 25th Sep
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Countryside Service
Heritage Trail Treasure Hunt

Turn up at any time to have a go at these self-led activities for the school holidays. Follow the route of the Audio Trail with Question and Answer sheets available from the Visitor Centre at High Peak Junction.

Mon 1st Aug/Sun 4th Sep
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Georgian Children

Georgian Children exhibition at Pickford’s House, Derby including paintings by Joseph Wright and George Romney runs until 29th October.

Wed 24th Aug/Sat 29th Oct
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My Wild Summer – Go Batty!

Celebrate the end of our Wild Summer by joining us for a bat walk!
We will be getting batty with crafts in the classroom before we head out into the night with bat detectors.

Wed 31st Aug/Fri 2nd Sep
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Noctule bat, Alan Roe
Evening bat walk

Discover the twilight world of the Wye Valley as we go in search of bats. We’ll help you to identify the bat species that are hunting insects on the Chee Dale Nature Reserve.

Fri 2nd Sep
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Derby Museums
Family Friday

Family Friday activities at Derby Museum and Art Gallery throughout the summer holidays, 10am to 11.30am, and all FREE to take part.

Fri 2nd Sep
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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 2nd Sep
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Mosaic
Mosaics

Use recycled and reused items to add interest, fun and form into the garden space. Learn to make mosaic slabs or panels or even decorate garden furniture using broken crocks, colourful stones or even recycled glass.

Sat 3rd Sep/Sun 4th Sep
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Derby Museums
Super Saturday

Super Saturday: the whole family can follow the trail around 3 museum sites, taking part in the activities along the way, and exploring the collections.

Sat 3rd Sep
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Visitor Gateway at Cromford Mills
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest heritage festival celebrating or fantastic history, architecture and culture. Step back in time with free guided tours, learn about heritage crafts and meet the mill workers at Cromford Mills.

Thu 8th Sep/Sun 11th Sep
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Visitor Gateway at Cromford Mills
Riddings Oil Refinery

The Riddings Oil Refinery of 1848

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

Thu 8th Sep
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Schools
Nature Connections Festival

Schools and Colleges day
Nature Connections Festival is a two-day outdoor celebration of the natural world. One of the first festivals to combine nature with art, history, health, wellbeing and science. Nature Connections promises to be a fantastic event that the whole family will enjoy.

Fri 9th Sep
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Wirksworth Festival

Wirksworth Festival Art and Architecture Trails Weekend

Over 3000 people visit this fascinating town, walk round the streets to see contemporary art in over 80 local homes and venues.

Fri 9th Sep/Sun 25th Sep
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The Pitz
Live Band – The Pitz

The Pitz are a traditional, no frills, four-piece band; two acoustic guitars, bass and drums. No gadgets or gismos, tapes or computers; what you see is what you get.

Fri 9th Sep
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Schools
Nature Connections Festival

Nature Connections Festival is a outdoor celebration of the natural world. One of the first festivals to combine nature with art, history, health, wellbeing and science. Nature Connections promises to be a fantastic event that the whole family will enjoy.

Sat 10th Sep
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Cow Hill
Autumn Footprints

Autumn Footprints is the Walking Festival for Amber Valley and Erewash

Sat 10th Sep/Sun 25th Sep
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Building
Timber frame garden structures

Use recycled and reused items Build a timber framed garden structure using the Walter Segal method of construction to add shelter and form, to create a climbing frame for plants, seating area, or bread oven roof.

Sat 10th Sep/Sun 11th Sep
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Historic Belper Short Walk

Join Brian on a short walk, looking at more of the recently researched aspects of Belper’s history.

Sun 11th Sep
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Dance Class
Dance Class at Masson Mills

Dance Class at Masson Mills: learn to dance social ballroom with All Ruzzitt Buzzitt every Monday evening

Mon 12th Sep
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Train the trainer
Level 3 Award in Education and Training

This course will provide you will an introduction to teaching. It is suitable for people who work, or want to work as teachers/trainers in the further education and skills sector and would like to develop their skills and knowledge.

Fri 16th Sep
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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 16th Sep
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Duffield Arts Festival

broad programme of performances, workshops and talks across the fields of music, drama, art and books

Sat 17th Sep/Sun 18th Sep
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Recycled
Recycled crafts

Use recycled and reused items to add interest, fun and form into the garden space. Learn a variety of craft skills and use them in novel ways to make wind chimes, collages or planters. Encourage people to have fun in the garden.

Sat 17th Sep/Sun 18th Sep
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Decorative Stone Carving

Learn to carve a decorative stone from a design of your choice.

Sat 17th Sep
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Horse drawn canal boat trips
Birdswood Horse Drawn Boat Trips

Take a trip into the past on the historic narrowboat, Birdswood, and experience a gentler, slower mode of transport.

Sat 17th Sep/Sun 18th Sep
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Leawood Pumphouse
Leawood Pumphouse in Steam

Come and experience the power of this great steam engine as it pumps 4 tons of water with each piston stroke.

Sat 17th Sep/Sun 18th Sep
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Bat Walk

An evening talk and gentle walk around Belper River Gardens to find out about these fascinating creatures.

Fri 23rd Sep
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Derby Museums
A Remembrance for the Millions

To commemorate The Battle of the Somme, Derby Museums are proud to participate in a unique act of remembrance in partnership with the 9th/12th Royal Lancers Museum.

Fri 23rd Sep/Sun 20th Nov
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Belper Belle
Belper Belle

The Belper Belle Concert on Friday 23rd September: Judith Hibbert is raising funds to repair the Christ Church bells with an evening of musical comedy.

Fri 23rd Sep
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Ambassadors of Swing

Masson Mills presents fabulous live band “The Ambassadors of Swing”, featuring Grace Radford and Ruby Rich, playing the best in Rock and Roll, Jump, Jive and Swing.

Fri 23rd Sep
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Waterway Archaeology

Join DerwentWISE for an introduction to the hidden history of Slinter Mills Ponds. During the session you’ll learn about this historic waterway management system, go on a site visit, and receive training on how to survey and photographically document the site.

Sat 24th Sep
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Corn Dolly Making

Learn the craft of corn dolly making, including the history of this tradition which dates back to Celtic times

Sat 24th Sep
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Green roofs

Explore a range of types of green roofs. Discuss the why, what and how of green roofing. Help create a green roof – at a manageable height – to learn the skills for a large seat to go in the Eco Centre’s new garden area.

Sat 24th Sep/Sun 25th Sep
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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 25th Sep
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Makeney and Milford’s West Side Story

A look at the tiny community of Makeney, as well as Milford’s west side story – Sunny Hill and the Chevin.

Sun 25th Sep
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Dance Class
Dance Class at Masson Mills

Dance Class at Masson Mills: learn to dance social ballroom with All Ruzzitt Buzzitt every Monday evening.

Mon 26th Sep
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Etiquette of Afternoon Tea
The Etiquette of Afternoon Tea

Join us for afternoon tea with acknowledged arbiter of good manners, William Hanson, as he guides you through its social etiquette.

Fri 30th Sep
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