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Cromford Mills August Events

For all the family
Cromford Mills
New guided tours for household bubbles

Join Cromford Mills for some fabulous August entertainment!
The team at Cromford Mills has been working hard to adapt their regular visitor offer and create a great line-up of one-off events to suit all ages with social distancing in mind.

Tour experiences
Starting on Friday 7th August, you can book on to a special tour experience a day for household bubbles, combining a tour of the yard with the Arkwright Experience.

Family Pond Dipping
Every Thursday in August, families can enjoy an exclusive family pond dipping experience with our Cromford Mills team. Learn about the creatures that live in the depths of the mill stream, and have a go yourself with our nets, trays, and ID sheets. Catch sticklebacks and poke around in the mud to see what larvae and worms you can find. Plus, you will also have the opportunity to explore the wildflowers in the barracks afterwards. Booking is advised.

Mid-Week Outdoor performances
If outdoor theatre tickles your fancy, then you are in for a treat with three wonderful shows with expert performers scheduled to take place in the historic mill yard. All shows are outdoor productions, please bring your own chairs and visit to check prices and book your tickets today! Here’s what’s in store:

Wednesday 12th August, Handlebards will be performing a laugh-out-loud version of Romeo & Juliet with music mayhem and more costume changes than you can shake a spear at. Gates open at 6pm with a 7pm start. The show running time is 90 minutes (without an interval).

Wednesday 19th August, Notice this Notice will be rolling up with ‘The Most Sensational Comedy of Dick Schwick’, an original Victorian comedy for all ages to enjoy. Based on the true story of the female errand boy Lois Schwick, we bring you one of the most remarkable scoops from the press of 1886. There’s fraud, thievery and a good old bit of cross-dressing as young ‘Dick’ tries to find her way in the cutthroat world of the London textile industry! Gates open at 6.30pm with a 7.30pm start.

Wednesday 26th August, Three Inch Fools will be dusting off their instruments and stepping back into the great outdoors, with a riotous, three-hander version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Prepare for a post-lockdown Shakespearean adventure like no other. A show packed with live music-making, raucous story-telling and typically British social-distancing.  Gates open at 6pm with a 7pm start.

Sunday 30th August Sci-Fi Model & Costume Display
For all our visitors who enjoy a bit of Sci-Fi, there’s an exciting Sci-Fi Model and Costume Display landing in the mill yard on Sunday 30th August (free entry, 10am-4pm). Enjoy a range of Gerry Anderson  sci-fi models and displays by David Sisson.

Cromford Mills has implemented many changes to both the events programme and the site to ensure these activities can go ahead whilst maintaining social distancing. We hope you will enjoy a safe and fun summer with us!

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