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Quentin Blake and John Yeoman
Quentin Blake and John Yeoman

Quentin Blake has had a number of extended collaborations with writers, but the longest of all has been with John Yeoman. This exhibition is the first to celebrate this partnership, featuring more than 40 works, including illustrations and books by the two.

Fri 9th Jul/Sun 3rd Oct
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RamUnion Weekend
The RamUnion Weekend Quiet Hour

Specially designated Quiet Sessions of the RamUnion Weekend – for people with autism or other specific needs – to say goodbye to all of the rams before they ram-pede to auction.

Fri 3rd Sep/Sun 5th Sep
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RamUnion Weekend
The RamUnion Weekend

To celebrate the end of the Derby Ram Trail, we invite you to say goodbye to all of our rams before they ram-pede to auction to raise funds for Derby Museums.

Fri 3rd Sep/Sun 5th Sep
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Co-Lab at Museum of Making
Co-Lab at the Museum of Making

Co-Lab is an opportunity for local creative organisations, makers, artists and practitioners from across the region to meet and collaborate on upcoming events at Derby Museums

Fri 3rd Sep
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Cinema in the Valley Mamma Mia
Cinema in the Valley Mamma Mia

Cinema in the Valley: Mango presents a summer nights outdoor screening of Mamma Mia! at Belper Town FC

Fri 3rd Sep
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Book making workshop
Book Making Workshop

In this facilitator led workshop you will learn how to use the method of Japanese stab binding to make a book.

Sat 4th Sep
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Cinema in the Valley The Blues Brothers
Cinema in the Valley The Blues Brothers

Mango presents Cinema in the Valley. Join us for a summer night outdoor cinema screening of The Blues Brothers at Belper Town Football Club

Sat 4th Sep
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Cromford Mills Bazaar
Cromford Mills Bazaar

Featuring everything from food to flowers, art to antiques, and candles to curios, you will be sure to find a quirky bargain at our monthly bazaar.

Sun 5th Sep
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Belper Churches walk
Belper Churches walk

A look at existing churches and also those that have changed use or completely disappeared.

Sun 5th Sep
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Autumn Footprints
Autumn Footprints Amber Valley & Erewash Walking Festival

Set in the heart of picturesque Derbyshire, the Autumn Footprints Walking Festival takes place from Saturday 11th to Sunday 26th September 2021.

Sat 11th Sep/Sun 26th Sep
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Antiques Fair
Cromford Mills Antiques Fair

Cromford Mills Antiques Fair is the ideal chance to browse quality antiques, relics and vintage collectables.

Sun 12th Sep
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Recycled Jewellery
Recycled Jewellery Introduction to Fine Metalworking

An introductory course to jewellery making and fine metalworking using recycled or reclaimed materials and found objects.

Sat 18th Sep/Sun 19th Sep
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Artisan Market
Artisan Market at Cromford Mills

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

Sun 19th Sep
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Historic Derby Walk
Historic Derby Walk

Join local historian Maxwell Craven for an easy 70-90 minute stroll through the best of historic Derby.

Tue 21st Sep
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Museum meetups
Museum Meetups For Non-English Speakers

Apologies – this event has been CANCELLED

Wed 22nd Sep
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Tots Make and Do Dressing Up
Tots Make and Do Dressing Up

Exploring and having a go at making costumes inspired by book All the Year Round by John Yeoman, illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Fri 24th Sep
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Museum of Making
Museum of Making Official Launch with Derby Feste

Celebrate the official launch of the Museum of Making in collaboration with Derby Feste!

Fri 24th Sep
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The Lumsdale Valley
The Lumsdale Valley

Christine and Alan Piper tell the story of Matlock’s Lumsdale Valley and its industries from 17th century lead smelting through cotton spinning and bleaching to its decline into picturesque decay.

Fri 24th Sep
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Official launch of Museum of Making
Museum of Making Official Launch Celebrating Making

Celebrate the official launch of the Museum of Making with a day full of family friendly making activities on what is widely regarded as the site of the world’s first modern factory.

Sat 25th Sep
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Clowning Around
Clowning Around

A family friendly afternoon of big top nonsense and silliness at Derby Museum and Art Gallery, inspired by Quentin Blake and John Yeoman’s The Fabulous Foskett Family Circus.

Sat 25th Sep
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STEAM Session Digital Technology
STEAM Session The Developing Role of Digital Technology in Education

Join Derby Museums for the next event in their FREE online ‘STEAM Sessions’ series, ideal for teachers (Early Years Foundation Stage [EYFS] through to post-16) and educators!

Tue 28th Sep
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Drawing for relaxation lightbox illustration
Drawing for Relaxation Lightbox Illustration

Be inspired by the Quentin Blake’s approach to illustration and discover how to use a lightbox or light source to create watercolour and ink designs.

Wed 29th Sep
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The Georgian Home
The Georgian Home

This online talk will explore the idealisation and realities of the home in the eighteenth century in Britain.

Thu 30th Sep
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