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Hansons Valuation Day - Antiques
Valuation Days

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

Wed 1st Feb
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Handling Nature
Handling Nature

Come and handle our beautiful stick insects, who are brought our especially for Handling Nature

Wed 1st Feb
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Costumed tour guide
Beyond the Velvet Rope

The friendly staff at Pickford’s House are available to offer you tours of the house throughout the week. Each Wednesday a member of our team will be in traditional 18th century costume to make this experience extra special.

Wed 1st Feb
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Tots make and do
Tots Make and Do

Tots Make and Do is a weekly session where we welcome 2-5 year olds and their grown ups for crafts, games and stories inspired by our fabulous collections.

Fri 3rd Feb
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Hedgerow Basket Making

Hedgerow Basket Making
Use fresh cut willows and hedgerow stems to make spectacular and functional baskets

Sat 4th Feb/Sun 5th Feb
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Charles Edwin Stone
Charles Edwin Stone VC MM

Recalling the life and times of a remarkable man who was awarded both the Victoria Cross and Military Medal during World War I. Also, the launch of Hidden Histories Belper after the Great War,

Sat 4th Feb
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Silk Mill
Derby on Board Games

Come and enjoy a great relaxing day out for all the family playing board games. Join the Derby on Board Games gang who will advise on games from the free Games Library.

Sat 4th Feb
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Derby Museums
Super Saturday Rainbow

Bring the whole family and follow the trail around our three Derby Museum sites, taking part in the extra special activities along the way, and explore our collections together.

Sat 4th Feb
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Winter Tree ID

Learn to identify trees in winter by their, shapes, bark & distinguishable features.

Get Skilled for DerwentWISE taster sessions and courses.

Sun 5th Feb
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Nature tots ; Muddy Puddle Tots

Come along to our playgroup with a difference. Nature Tots has a different wildlife theme for every session and encourages tots and parents to get outdoors to learn together. Sessions include a story, outdoor activities, crafts and a snack and drink.

Mon 6th Feb
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Costumed tour guide
Beyond the Velvet Rope

The friendly staff at Pickford’s House are available to offer you tours of the house throughout the week. Each Wednesday a member of our team will be in traditional 18th century costume to make this experience extra special.

Wed 8th Feb
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Tots make and do
Tots Make and Do

Tots Make and Do is a weekly session where we welcome 2-5 year olds and their grown ups for crafts, games and stories inspired by our fabulous collections.

Fri 10th Feb
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Herbal Remedies; Love Potions

There is an ancient history of using herbs as love potions, often shrouded in mystery and steeped in legend. hilst many of them have been discounted, come and learn about how herbs and scents can really work on our minds and bodies and make some love potions to take and try at home!

Fri 10th Feb
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Hedgelaying

Hedgelaying, Learn to lay a hedge in the traditional Derbyshire Style, for the benefit of wildlife and the landscape.

Sat 11th Feb/Sun 12th Feb
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Silk Mill
Steam Tots

This sensory exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths has been designed for under 5s and their grown-ups to experience together.

Sat 11th Feb
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Silk Mill
What If Machine 2017

The What If? Machine is a celebration of making, creating, designing and building! A What If? Machine is an over-engineered, Rube Goldberg inspired contraption designed to send a chain reaction around the ground floor of the Silk Mill.

Sat 11th Feb
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Pickfords House
Mr and Mrs Pickford

Take a closer look at Mr and Mrs Pickford – who were they, what did they do? Create a brand new scene worthy of the Toy Theatres on display upstairs.

Tue 14th Feb
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Lighting up the Flowers

Join our regular group of Wildlife Youth rangers, learning new skills to manage land for wildlife. This time we will be using loppers and saws to clear scrub to improve a habitat for wild flowers. Please wear old clothing you dont mind getting muddy, wellies and waterproofs and bring and adult. Packed lunch and drink needed.

Tue 14th Feb
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Derby Museums
Creative Moments

Drop in to this artist-led activity, explore the objects on display and create your own piece of art to be part of a pop up exhibition.

Tue 14th Feb
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Handling History
Handling History

Handling History is our regular object handling morning where you can get up close to some historic objects from our collection.

Tue 14th Feb
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Costumed tour guide
Beyond the Velvet Rope

The friendly staff at Pickford’s House are available to offer you tours of the house throughout the week. Each Wednesday a member of our team will be in traditional 18th century costume to make this experience extra special.

Wed 15th Feb
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Pickfords House
Georgian Jollies Stamp and Print

Stamp, print and press a beautiful pattern inspired by the ones found in Pickford’s House!

Thu 16th Feb
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Quarries of the Lower Derwent Valley

Hear all about the quarries of the Lower Derwent Valley and the amazing contributions that they have made to the local economy. Sessions can be booked individually
Enjoy learning landscape, conservation and craft skills with Derbyshire County Council’s Adult Community Education Service and partners.

Sat 18th Feb/Mon 6th Mar
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Introduction to Coppicing

Learn the traditional skill of how to coppice trees and how the coppiced products can be used for coppice crafts and conservation.

Sat 18th Feb
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Costumed tour guide
Beyond the Velvet Rope

The friendly staff at Pickford’s House are available to offer you tours of the house throughout the week. Each Wednesday a member of our team will be in traditional 18th century costume to make this experience extra special.

Wed 22nd Feb
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Tots make and do
Tots Make and Do

Tots Make and Do is a weekly session where we welcome 2-5 year olds and their grown ups for crafts, games and stories inspired by our fabulous collections.

Fri 24th Feb
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No 28
Transition Cafe

The first of Transition Belper’s new monthly cafes. Talk/learn about Belper Goes Green as well as Inner Transition and wellbeing.

Sat 25th Feb
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Practical Woodland Management

Practical Woodland Management
Learn how to plan basic woodland management and safely fell small trees

Sat 25th Feb/Sun 26th Feb
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Storm Bride
The Storm Bride

Storyteller and playwright Marty Ross returns to his regular venue at No 28 in Belper with a dramatic tale touching on the most important and dramatic relationship of our times: our relationship with the planet we live on.

Sat 25th Feb
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Arkwright's Cafe, Cromford Mills
Cromford Mills Pancake Race

Skill, agility and above all fun, the Cromford Mills Pancake Race is open to all ages. Bring your own frying pan!

Sun 26th Feb
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Handling History
Handling History

Handling History is our regular object handling morning where you can get up close to some historic objects from our collection.

Tue 28th Feb
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