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Process and Progress

Please note Derby Museum and Art Gallery is closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Explore the making process and progression of modernist sculptor Ronald Pope (1920-1997) and of a series of artists who have all won the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award over the last 19 years

Fri 14th Feb/Sun 10th May
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Bonsall Arts Trail

Inaugural Bonsall Arts Trail at various venues throughout this beautiful Peak District village, with workshops and live music.

Sat 4th Apr/Sun 5th Apr
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Making at the Mill

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Come and learn how to  needle felt – sculpting fleece with barbed needles – and make Easter items such as eggs, rabbits and chickens to decorate a wreath.

Sat 4th Apr
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Cromford Mills Bazaar
Bazaar

Browse through the unexpected, find a quirky bargain and appreciate the unusual finds of Cromford Mills’ new monthly market.

Sat 4th Apr
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Time Travellers Tour
Time Travellers Tour

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Step back in time and explore the mill yard with your costumed guide. Learn local Georgian gossip and discover how Cromford Mills changed the world.

Fri 10th Apr
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Cromford Mills Bazaar
Easter Food Fair

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Fantastic food and drink and a great day out for all ages. Satisfy your hunger with a variety of delectable delights from a range of producers.

Sat 11th Apr/Sun 12th Apr
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Cotton Coal countryside
Cotton, Coal and Countryside

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A slightly challenging 5-mile walk, exploring Cromford and its surroundings from on-high.  We will look at and learn about the industrial heritage of the area, whilst enjoying breath-taking views of the beautiful heart of Derbyshire countryside.

Mon 13th Apr
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Doffers Tie Dyers
Doffers Tie Dyers

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Shibori dye a t-shirt with Mary from The Old Loom Shop.

Thu 16th Apr
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Arkwright Artisan Market
Artisan Market

A marvellous Artisan Market showcasing local makers, artisans and producers.

Sun 19th Apr
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Lumsdale Valley
Lumsdale 400 years of industry and tourism

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Christine and Alan Piper, authors of a recent history of the Arkwright Society’s Lumsdale Valley, tell the story of its ponds, its smelting, grinding, spinning and bleaching mills and its more colourful millowners.

Tue 21st Apr
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Derby brewery wagon
Scavenger Tots

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Transport in the Valley

Come along to the Education Room for a time of singing, stories and play! We’ll be focusing on Transport in the Valley this month.

Fri 24th Apr
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Dinosaur
Dinosaur Weekend

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Kidz Kingdom take over the mill with live dinosaurs and children’s funfair. Come and see them before they go extinct.

Sat 25th Apr/Sun 26th Apr
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Water Power
Water Power Tour

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The mastery of waterpower was essential to Arkwright’s success; discover his ingenuity using this environmentally friendly power source, and where water still moves under your feet today.

Wed 29th Apr
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Brampton
Industrial History of Brampton

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Join Cliff Lea as he tells us about cotton and bobbin mills, potteries, foundries and forges in this Arkwright Society evening talk.

Thu 30th Apr
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