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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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Derby Museums
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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Hope Family Forest School

Come and join us for some wild play at a Family Forest School session in the woods at Hope Construction Materials. During our sessions we will explore the woods and activities may include learning to build dens, taking part in imaginative play, arts and crafts.

Mon 1st Aug
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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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A Derbyshire Duchess

Christine Robinson, Chatsworth’s retired Head Housekeeper, worked with the Duchess for over 30 years and, in this evening’s talk, takes a look at the life of this remarkable woman.

Tue 2nd Aug
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Derby Museums
The Art Hub

The Art Hub at Derby Museum and Art Gallery, every Wednesday throughout August. Paint, Print, Sculpt, Photograph, Draw activities for families.

Wed 3rd Aug
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Forest Schools at Cromford Wharf
Forest School Thursday

Forest Schools drop-in sessions organised by Christine Gray and the Friends of Cromford Canal.

Thu 4th Aug
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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 5th Aug
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Arty Party

This summer, to help raise funds for family activities we are hosting an Arty Party full of fun, cakes and – of course – Art!

Fri 5th Aug
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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 5th Aug
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Designing an outdoor living space

Help finalise the designs for an outdoor seating/meeting area at the Eco Centre and lay out the site. Gain practical skills that you can use to give interest and form in your own projects.

Sat 6th Aug/Sun 7th Aug
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Visitor Gateway at Cromford Mills
Scarecrow Festival

Cromford Mills’ Scarecrow Festival returns with fun for all the family. Meet the living scarecrows along the way and why not come dressed as a scarecrow yourself and be entered into a free prize draw.

Sat 6th Aug/Sun 7th Aug
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Wildlife Illustration

Suitable for beginners or those wishing to improve their confidence in wildlife illustration you will use the beautiful wildlife around Carsington water as inspiration.

Sat 6th Aug
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Horse drawn canal boat trips
Birdswood Horse Drawn Boat Trips

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

Sat 6th Aug/Sun 7th Aug
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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 6th Aug
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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 6th Aug/Sun 7th Aug
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Forest Schools at Cromford Wharf
Forest School Thursday

The Forest School drop-in sessions are organised by Christine Gray and the Friends of Cromford Canal.

Thu 11th Aug
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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 12th Aug
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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 12th Aug
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Building with stone in the garden

Have a go at using dry stone walling skills, with a bit of creative flair, to build a seat, pillars or raised beds as part of our ongoing garden creation project.

Sat 13th Aug/Sun 14th Aug
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Historic Belper Short Walk

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

Sun 14th Aug
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making mini dens
Hope Family Forest School

Come and join us for some wild play at a Family Forest School session in the woods at Hope Construction Materials. During our sessions we will explore the woods and activities may include learning how to light fires and cook on them, taking part in imaginative play, arts and crafts.

Mon 15th Aug
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Seeds for the Future

Join us to help collect tree seed for Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank to preserve tree seed for future generations and help with current research.

Thu 18th Aug
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Forest Schools at Cromford Wharf
Forest School

The Forest School drop-in sessions are organised by Christine Gray and the Friends of Cromford Canal.

Thu 18th Aug
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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 19th Aug
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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 19th Aug
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Hansons Valuation Day - Antiques
Antiques Valuation Day

Charles Hanson and Carol Tunley will be in the Derwent Restaurant at Masson Mills Shopping Village for free antiques and collectables valuations.

Sat 20th Aug
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Derby Museums
Figment

FIGMENT Derby will be a free, inclusive, participatory, community arts event on Cathedral Green – the first FIGMENT event in Europe. It will be volunteer-produced as a place for artists, makers and audiences to play!

Sat 20th Aug
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Late summer splendour at Ladybower Wood

Join us for a guided walk around upland oak woodland and heather moorland to see and hear resident birds and the last of the summer migrants.

Sun 21st Aug
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Forest Schools at Cromford Wharf
Forest School Thursday

The Forest School drop-in sessions are organised by Christine Gray and the Friends of Cromford Canal.

Thu 25th Aug
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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 26th Aug
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Pirate Weekend

Ahoy there me hearties! All aboard at Cromford Mills for a weekend of pirate adventure! Meet the pirates and why not come dressed as one yourself and be entered into a free prize draw.

Sat 27th Aug/Sun 28th Aug
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Horse drawn canal boat trips
Birdswood Horse Drawn Boat Trips

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

Sun 28th Aug/Mon 29th Aug
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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.

Sun 28th Aug/Mon 29th Aug
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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 28th Aug
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A Taste of Belper’s History

A food-themed look at Belper’s history, looking at a gigantic larder, early bread factory and ending with a little taster of what present-day Belper has to offer.

Sun 28th Aug
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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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