March 2019

Board Games Bonanza

  • March 22, 2019
  • 7:00 pm
  • Wirksworth Heritage Centre
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Enjoy an evening of old games and new. Refreshments available. Free (donations accepted.)

Mosaic Course – 2 days

  • March 23, 2019
  • 10:00 am
  • Zantium Studios
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Design and make your own mosaic using beautiful glass and ceramic tiles. Potential projects include a decorative panel, mirror frame, trivet or house number/name. Suited to all levels of experience. Open to both beginners and those with experience. Course fee: £190 for two days including professional tuition, delicious lunch and tea-time treats. Materials extra

Wirksworth Twinning Association – a Foreign Language Film Evening

  • March 25, 2019
  • 6:00 pm
  • Northern Light Cinema
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Victoria German language film with English subtitles. A young Spanish woman who has recently moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret. Tickets (£11) include nibbles and are available online from Northern Light Cinema (https://www.thenorthernlightcinema.co.uk/whats-on/). Please note that on […]

Wirksworth Market

  • March 26, 2019
  • 8:30 am
  • The market is held outside the Memorial Hall on St John Street. Parking is free for permit-holding Dales residents until 11am in the two car parks in the centre of town (at the Market Place and Barmote Croft, some free street parking is available from this time). Buses stop directly outside the Memorial Hall. From Matlock the *6.1* (Sixes, TrentBarton towards Belper) or *110* or *111* (Your Bus, towards Ashbourne) travel to this stop. From Belper the 6.1 (Sixes, TrentBarton towards Matlock).
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Visit the rejuvenated Wirksworth Market every Tuesday* outside the Memorial Hall. Find delicious local baked goods, fresh produce, local artisan wares and gifts. The Natwest mobile bank is also available to customers and there is a cash machine on the site. *The Market is not open 24 Dec 2019 -5 Jan 2020. See the Derbyshire […]

Silver Clay Jewellery – 1 day workshop

  • March 28, 2019
  • 9:30 am
  • Zantium Studios
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Fashion unique items of jewellery in this amazing medium. Pendants, earrings and charms can be sculpted in Silver Clay, then kiln fired to create solid silver pieces. Open to all skill levels. Tutor: Lori Ridgway. 1 Day Workshop Learn various techniques including how to manipulate the clay, add texture, set fireable stones in 3 different […]

‘WUSSA’ – a new play by Graham Sellors

  • March 28, 2019
  • 7:30 pm
  • Wirksworth Town Hall
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‘WUSSA’ is based on the reminiscences of Wirksworth people and families – dancing at the Town Hall, queuing for the pictures, parading in the carnival – and more.

Burnt Paw and Nick Jonah Davis Play Astral Folk

  • March 28, 2019
  • 7:45 pm
  • The Feather Star St John's Street
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Two fantastic guitarists playing upstairs @ The Feather Star!  Astral folk artist ‘Burnt Paw’ is coming all the way from Edinburgh, a rare sighting in these parts. Nick Jonah Davis Finger Style Guitar back by popular demand. From 8pm. Free.

Spring Coffee Morning

  • March 30, 2019
  • 10:00 am
  • The Memorial Hall, St John's Street, Wirksworth
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Coffee Morning with various stalls including Fancy Goods, Tombola, Cake Stall, Bric-a-Brac, Hamper, Raffle etc., together with refreshments. A warm welcome awaits you.

Mothers’ Day Weekend

  • March 30, 2019
  • 10:00 am
  • Foxlow Photography, Hopkinson's House 1-3 Greenhill, Wirksworth, DE4 4EN
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Treat mum to a special day she’ll never forget at our cosy studio with the people she loves most! ❤️ Enjoy a fun family photoshoot in an historic 17th century merchant house 📸 Capture portraits using the original features of the building or a simple studio background 🎁 Mum can order a 10″ print of […]

Grace Petrie (socialist musican) with Alex Blood (local poet/musician)

  • March 30, 2019
  • 7:00 pm
  • The Maltings - formerly known as The Parish rooms
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Concert at The Maltings (formally The Parish Rooms), Wirksworth. 7.00 for a 7.30 start Bar by The Feather Star. Tasty Snacks and raffle! Tickets £10 Available from The Feather Star, Wirksworth, or wirksworthbranch@derbyshiredaleslabour.org.uk or online from www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/grace-petrie-with-support-alex-blood-in-wirksworth-tickets-53058349953?aff=ebdssbdestsearch (£1.07 booking fee) Headlining is GRACE PETRIE, a folk singer, songwriter, and activist from Leicester, UK. She first […]

Wirksworth Works Memories Day

  • March 31, 2019
  • 2:00 pm
  • Wirksworth Heritage Centre, 31 St John’s St, Wirksworth, Matlock DE4 4DS
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Chat about the old shops of Wirksworth, get out old photos or dust off objects you’ve bought in town! Memories you share may help to create a people’s history of Wirksworth’s shops, food and farming. Refreshments available.

April 2019

Wirksworth & District U3A Coffee Morning, with Speaker

  • April 3, 2019
  • 10:00 am
  • Memorial Hall, Wirksworth
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April 3rd will be Rhodri Green, community engagement officer for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, speaking about their project Pollinating the Peak. Small entrance of £1 to cover room hire, tea and coffee. All welcome.

Wirksworth Book Festival 2019

  • April 4, 2019
  • 10:00 am
  • Wirksworth venues - various
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The fourth Wirksworth Book Festival will run from Thursday April 4th to Sunday April 7th 2019. Events include the Thursday evening launch celebrating local talent, the family film on Saturday morning, the crime slot, some fabulous local authors on a range of subjects, the Big Book Day on Sunday and the unmissable Big Book Quiz […]

Wirksworth International Marmalade Festival

  • April 4, 2019
  • 8:00 pm
  • The Royal Oak, North End
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A celebration of citrus fruit preserves. Bring your best home made marmalade, if you would like to share. Taste them all, with free tea and toast, vote for your favourite. Awards given for most popular traditional Seville and also other variants. No rules, just vote for the one you like best Come on down and […]

ANOTHER WINTER’S TALE

  • April 6, 2019
  • 7:00 am
  • The Coach House Studio
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ANOTHER WINTER’S TALE The destructive power of jealousy and pride; the redemptive power of time and love. These are the themes of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Re-visit them through this multi-media performance and through extracts from The Gap of Time, Jeanette Winterson’s re-imagining of the play. Devised by Sheila Harding with original music by Carol […]

Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – April

  • April 6, 2019
  • 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 […]

Modern Calligraphy – 1 day workshop at Zantium Studios

  • April 6, 2019
  • 9:30 am
  • Zantium Studios
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A special course to coincide with Wirksworth Book Festival Learn the art of pointed pen and ink calligraphy on this all absorbing one day workshop. Alison of Mint Green Calligraphy will take you through various steps to develop your own distinctive style. Practise basic strokes and shapes: play with letter-forms, layout and script to create […]

Goblins! The Adventure of the Wise Wench – Local author Richard Pett reads from his latest fantasy…

  • April 7, 2019
  • 11:00 am
  • The Stardisc, top of Greenhill or through Stoney Wood
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Local author Richard Pett has been quietly picking up awards for his writing for many years, gaining a reputation, particularly in America, for grotesque silliness, twisted imagination and an unhealthy obsession with poultry, glove puppets and pigs in his fantasy writing. His latest descent into absurdity is a fantasy book about a woman who knows […]

Wirksworth Book Festival – Over the Horizon with Mr Frostbite.

  • April 7, 2019
  • 12:00 pm
  • Northern Light Cinema, North End Wirksworth
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Frostbite in Alaska Appendicitis in Greenland Near Drowning in Borneo Rope Failure in the Kumbu Reported missing in Annapurna Would you go climbing with this man..??? Some people call him brave, some call him mad. To face the thin air at high altitude takes a bit of both, but to Nigel Vardy, there is nothing […]

Rewilding, Farming and Gardening

  • April 10, 2019
  • 7:00 pm
  • Wellspring Church , st.Johns st, Wirksworth
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Talk by Martin Redman , ecologist who lives in Ashley Hay, supported by growers from local Pingle Produce, followed by Wirksworth Community Growers AGM.