July 2017

Haarlem Artspace Opening!

  • July 29, 2017
  • 11:00 am
  • Haarlem Artspace, Haarlem Mill, Derby Rd Wirksworth Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 4BG
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Haarlem Artspace Opening! Please come and help us celebrate the opening of our new contemporary studios and events space! Talk at 4pm by Gavin Munro from Full Grown Ltd and tours throughout the day! There will also be cake & tea! More detail about the project here,  on Haarlem Artspace‘s page & their own website.

Dalesmen Male Voice Choir in concert with Chris Dean and Syd Lawrence Band

  • July 29, 2017
  • 7:00 pm
  • Wirksworth Town Hall, Coldwell Street,
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A Fabulous Evening of Music We are holding a concert with Chris Dean and some of his Syd Lawrence Band musicians at Wirksworth Town Hall on 29th July. Syd Lawrence Orchestra website Swing and Sing Syd Lawrence Orchestra perform a concert of Swing and Sing with The Dalesmen. A fabulous evening of music from some […]

The StarDisc Suite – from Rock to Baroque

  • July 30, 2017
  • 3:00 pm
  • Wirksworth Star Disc, Greenhill, Wirksworth DERBYSHIRE DE4 4EN
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Musical Improvisations Improvisations by David Marietta (Piano) with Greg Pullen (Cello) inspired by wide-ranging styles of music from the past 300 years in celebration of Wirksworth’s StarDisc.   Tickets £5 (Tickets on Entry) Bring a picnic All welcome (Children free) Weather Permitting!!    Location: Stoney Wood, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, UK, Planet Earth Latitude: 53.0859 N Longitude: […]

August 2017

Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – August

  • August 5, 2017
  • 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. We want to promote 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 […]

Diesel Locomotive Weekend

  • August 12, 2017
  • 8:00 am
  • Wirksworth Railway Station
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Diesel Locomotive Weekend – Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August 2017 The perfect weekend for the diesel enthusiasts, featuring our intense timetable and an evening special on the Saturday.  

1950s Bank Holiday Weekend

  • August 26, 2017
  • 9:00 am
  • Wirksworth Railway Station
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1950s Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August 2017 Sample what life was like in the 1950s when some of our trains were new! This special event has displays, period menus in the Pullman Buffet and music to entertain you. There will also be our popular Murder Mystery Evening Land Cruise […]

Murder Mystery Evening Land Cruise

  • August 26, 2017
  • 7:00 pm
  • Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth
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When award winning filmmaker Steven Weinwitz decides to make a period thriller about the murders that took place on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway in the 50s, things become a little too real, as the star of the movie is murdered! Can you step up, solve the crime, and become part of the action? Our popular […]

September 2017

Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – September

  • September 2, 2017
  • 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. We want to promote 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 […]

Wirksworth Festival – 8th – 24th September 2017

A leading rural arts festival – with art for everyone. Enjoy the work of more than 150 artists plus an inspiring programme of performances and events in this historic market town, right at the heart of the Derbyshire Dales.   A leading rural arts festival – with art for everyone. Enjoy the work of more than […]

Wirksworth Festival 8th – 24th September 2017

  • September 8, 2017
  • 12:00 pm
  • Wirksworth Market Place
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A leading rural arts festival, with art for everyone. Enjoy the work of more than 150 artists plus an inspiring programme of performances and events in this historic market town, right at the heart of the Derbyshire Dales.     Home

Wirksworth Festival – Art & Architecture Trail

  • September 9, 2017
  • 10:00 am
  • Wirksworth Town Centre
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On the 9th  &  10th  September 2017, discover more than 150 artists and designer makers exhibiting in the homes, historic buildings, gardens and courtyards, shop windows, churches and unconventional gallery spaces all over this beautiful Derbyshire market town. Soak up the Festival buzz with street theatre, music, fun family events, great food and drink whilst taking […]

Cider with Rosie Evening – Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

  • September 9, 2017
  • 7:00 pm
  • Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FB
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Cider with Rosie Evening Try a cider tipple on the train in an evening hosted by the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association. A steam hauled return trip from Wirksworth to Duffield; enjoy draught ciders

Clypping (or Clipping) of the Church

  • September 10, 2017
  • 3:00 pm
  • Saint Mary's Church, Wirksworth
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  First Sunday after 8 September: The clypping (or clipping) of the church is an ancient custom where the congregation joins hands to encircle the building. This takes place on the Sunday after the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (8th September) – the church’s dedication.

The Gig on the Roof – 10th September 2017

  • September 10, 2017
  • 4:00 pm
  • Wirksworth Market Place
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The iconic Gig on the Roof The Gig on the Roof (it used to be actually ON the roof of The Hope and Anchor pub) is an ever-popular free community event that rounds finishes off the Art & Architecture Weekend during Wirksworth Arts Festival (although these are separate events). Live Music showcasing local bands in the […]

A talk on English Folk Song and the Development of English Hymnody

  • September 30, 2017
  • 7:00 pm
  • Saint Mary's Church, Wirksworth
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A talk on English Folk Song and the Development of English Hymnody, given by composer Philip Spratley with ‘choral illustrations’ performed by soloists and members of the Wirksworth Community Choir. Saturday 30 September. 7.00pm St Mary’s Church.

October 2017

Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – October

  • October 7, 2017
  • 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. We want to promote 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 […]

State of The Union – Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams

  • October 8, 2017
  • 8:00 pm
  • The Coach House Studios
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“Beautiful, classy playing and great songs” – Acoustic Magazine STATE OF THE UNION will return with their third album for Reveal Records in Autumn 2017 and a concert tour with selected Summer Festival dates. Combining the mercurial talents of English songwriting legend Boo Hewerdine and acclaimed American Blues guitarist and songwriter Brooks Williams, State of […]

November 2017

Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – November

  • November 4, 2017
  • 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. We want to promote 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 […]

December 2017

Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – December

  • December 2, 2017
  • 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. We want to promote 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 […]