April 2018

Civic Society AGM and presentation

  • April 24, 2018
  • 7:00 pm
  • Town Hall Club Room, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4EU
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Civic Society AGM and presentation Following the AGM there will be a presentation on proposals for screening the unsightly wheelie bins in Church Walk

Raise Your Voices – Workshop & Concert

  • April 28, 2018
  • 10:00 am
  • Town Hall, Wirksworth
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Raise Your Voices is delighted to present Kongero in Workshop and in Concert on April 28th. This fabulous and accomplished Swedish quartet will be teaching and singing “Folk’Appella” in their own inimitable style, see www.kongero.se Places for the workshop are £20 from  raiseyourvoiceswirksworth@gmail.com . Tickets for the concert are £12 from Traid Links and Le Mistral We […]

French Film Evening – La Famille Bélier

  • April 30, 2018
  • 6:30 pm
  • Northern Light Cinema, North End, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FG
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French Film Evening – La Famille Bélier A deaf family have one hearing member, their 16 year old daughter who has a talent for singing. Gentle humour and touching story. Join us for an evening of French Film. La Famille Bélier, Cert 12A, with English subtitles. Tickets £10 (include canapes) will be available shortly from […]

May 2018

Wirksworth U3A Annual General Meeting and Interest Group Showcase

  • May 2, 2018
  • 10:15 am
  • Wirksworth Memorial Hall, St John's Street, Wirksworth
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Wednesday 2nd May – Annual General Meeting (U3A members only) Interest Group Showcase Please make a note in your diaries for our first Annual General Meeting, Wednesday 2nd May 2018. We intend to have an exhibition of the wide range of skills amongst members of some of our interest groups. All groups are run with […]

Wirksworth Farmers’ Market

  • May 5, 2018
  • 9:00 am
  • Wirksworth Memorial Hall, St. John's Street
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A lively Farmers’ Market with great Local Produce and Free Entertainment. Local producers making and farming the best food in the area, and specialist makers running their businesses in and around Wirksworth. Organic producers, FreeRange produce, Natural ingredients, plants grown in Derbyshire. Coffee roasted here in Wirksworth, Fairtrade Cafes.   Free music and entertainment! The […]

Mind, Body, Spirit & Wellbeing Fair

  • May 5, 2018
  • 10:00 am
  • Town Hall, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth.
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Mind, Body, Spirit & Wellbeing Fair Free Entry positive and uplifting fair. Rainbow Events are bringing their Wellbeing event to Wirksworth for the first time. We will be showcasing holistic therapists, stalls with motivational, healthy and healing products and a number of insightful readers. Included will be reflexology, reiki, herbalism, holistic massage, lavender and wheatbag […]

Middleton Top Engine House Open Days

  • May 6, 2018
  • 1:00 pm
  • Middleton Top Visitor Centre, Middleton by Wirksworth Derbyshire DE4 4LS
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Middleton Top Engine House Open Days This is a chance to see the world’s oldest working Engine House of its type. Learn how this early railway was commissioned in the days before Stephenson’s Rocket. Cost £2.80 Adults, £1.35 concessions. The Middleton Top Countryside Centre is situated on the High Peak Trail, Middleton by Wirksworth. Middleton […]

Bolehill & Steeple Grange Garage sale trail

  • May 7, 2018
  • 9:00 am
  • The streets and lanes of Bolehill & Steeple Grange
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Bolehill & Steeple Grange Garage sale trail A local trail of garage sales and stalls of interesting items, on Bank holiday morning. Collect a map from Black Rocks cafe or the Bolehill Institute and wander round – there is bound to be just the bargain you’re looking for. Refreshments on your way round. Look out […]

Middleton Top Engine House Open Days

  • May 7, 2018
  • 1:00 pm
  • Middleton Top Visitor Centre, Middleton by Wirksworth Derbyshire DE4 4LS
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Middleton Top Engine House Open Days This is a chance to see the world’s oldest working Engine House of its type. Learn how this early railway was commissioned in the days before Stephenson’s Rocket. Cost £2.80 Adults, £1.35 concessions. The Middleton Top Countryside Centre is situated on the High Peak Trail, Middleton by Wirksworth. Middleton […]

Wirksworth: Better by Bus – Public Meeting

  • May 9, 2018
  • 7:30 pm
  • Wellspring Church, Wood Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4DS
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Wirksworth: Better by Bus – Public Meeting What would encourage you to use the bus more? Do people in Wirksworth want bus services?   How do we support Community Transport?

Christian Aid Tea Party

  • May 10, 2018
  • 3:00 pm
  • Waltham House (Lounge), St John's Street, Wirksworth
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Christian Aid Tea Party Members of Wirksworth and District Christian Aid Group bring out their best china, make sandwiches, bake cakes and scones for the residents of Waltham House to enjoy. Other elderly folk from the Wirksworth District are welcome – to book a place call Jill Rhodes (01629 823623). The tea is provided free; […]

Jake in the Box

  • May 11, 2018
  • 8:00 pm
  • Coach House Studios, Wirksworth
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Jake in the Box An evening of music and mirth with Jake in the Box performing the songs of Jake Thackray and with Special Guest Julian Badcock. Tickets £5.00 in advance from Marsdens or on the door at £7.50.

Christian Aid Week

  • May 13, 2018
  • 12:00 am
  • Wirksworth and Surrounding Villages
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House to House collection to raise funds for Christian Aid – a charity that helps some of the poorest people and communities in 40 countries across the world. Christian Aid does not discriminate but assists people of all religions and none, working through trusted agencies on the ground with local knowledge and expertise.

Across America and Back – Retracing My Great-grandparents’ Remarkable Journey

  • May 18, 2018
  • 7:00 pm
  • Coach House Studios, Wirksworth Marketplace DE4 4ET
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Across America and Back – Retracing My Great-grandparents’ Remarkable Journey Wirksworth resident Mary Ann Hooper talks about her new book After unearthing her great-grandparents’ diaries, Mary Ann Hooper set out on a journey to retrace their 1871 trip across the United States on the newly opened Transcontinental Railroad – via Chicago, just destroyed by the […]

Multiple Memories Railcar Gala

  • May 19, 2018
  • 10:00 am
  • Wirksworth Railway Station, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FG
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Travel back to yesteryear at our Railcar Gala and celebrate the unsung heroes of British Railways. We have one of the largest collections of heritage Diesel Railcars and the event will feature an intensive timetable. There will be a pre-bookable Fish and Chip Special on the Saturday evening.

Why is Homelessness Rising?

  • May 20, 2018
  • 3:00 pm
  • West Derbyshire URC, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth DE4 4FB
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Why is Homelessness Rising? We are delighted that Pam Orchard will be giving a presentation on Why is Homelessness Rising? Pam is the CEO of The Connection (a charity for the homeless) based at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. It will be very interesting and we invite you to come along.

Wirksworth Carnival & Well Dressing 2018

  • May 26, 2018
  • 9:00 am
  • Wirksworth Market Place
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During the Spring Bank Holiday, many towns in Derbyshire give thanks for the gift of Water, with this unique and fascinating process of ‘Dressing the Wells’. Well dressing is a beautiful and  popular custom, particularly in Derbyshire and the Peak District, in which springs and wells are decorated with panels worked in flower petals and […]

Kids Go Free – Bank Holiday Weekend

  • May 26, 2018
  • 10:00 am
  • Wirksworth Railway Station, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FG
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To celebrate the start of our steam trains for the summer, children up to 15 years old travel free of charge on the Duffield line during this Bank Holiday Weekend.

Wirksworth 5-A-Side Tournament

  • May 27, 2018
  • 9:45 am
  • Wirksworth Recreation Ground, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4
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Wirksworth 5-A-Side Tournament The annual Men’s Wirksworth Carnival 5-A-Side Tournament will take place on Sunday 27th May!! ► 32 TEAMS ► OFFICIAL REFEREES ► BBQ ► REFRESHMENTS Entry forms can be collected from The Red Lion, Wirksworth or The Loft, Matlock. If you would like to have one emailed to you, please message our page […]

June 2018

Wirksworth Farmers’ Market

  • June 2, 2018
  • 9:00 am
  • Wirksworth Memorial Hall, St. John's Street
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A lively Farmers’ Market with great Local Produce and Free Entertainment. Local producers making and farming the best food in the area, and specialist makers running their businesses in and around Wirksworth. Organic producers, FreeRange produce, Natural ingredients, plants grown in Derbyshire. Coffee roasted here in Wirksworth, Fairtrade Cafes.   Free music and entertainment! The […]