May 2017

Wirksworth Well Dressing – Carnival Parade

  • May 29, 2017
  • 9:00 am
  • Saint Mary's Church, Wirksworth
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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 […]

Book & House Clearance Sale – Antiques, Art & Collectables

  • May 29, 2017
  • 11:00 am
  • Slayley House, North End, Wirksworth, DERBYSHIRE DE4 4FG
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The wonderful and historic Slayley House on North End (next to Northern Lights Cinema) is up for sale. Before the family leaves this beautiful home, some down-sizing is needed, hence the SALE!! The biggest highlight of this sale is the huge book collection. Lots of books, many, far-ranging & fascinating genres & topics are to […]

June 2017

Election Hustings Meeting

  • June 2, 2017
  • 7:00 pm
  • St. Joseph's Hall, Bank Road, Matlock
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An opportunity to meet all of the parliamentary candidates standing for election in the Derbyshire Dales. All of the candidates for the General Election have been invited for questions and discussion. Andy Botham (Labour) Matthew Buckler (Green Party) Robin Greenwood (Humanity Party) Andrew Hollyer (LibDem) Sir Patrick McLoughlin (Conservative)   Submit questions by Wednesday 31st May […]

Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – June

  • June 3, 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 […]

Open Gardens and Quirky Corners – Middleton-by-Wirksworth

  • June 10, 2017
  • 12:00 pm
  • Middleton By Wirksworth
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Middleton by Wirksworth Open Gardens (Silver-Gilt Winner 2016 in Britain in Bloom Village Category) Adults £3. Well-behaved children free. Over 30 gardens and quirky corners in a wide range of gardening styles in a hilly village. Refreshments available. Two pubs in the village. Two books of local walk guides available. For more information please contact: […]

Guitar Concert: Music for a Summer Evening with Jonathan Priestley

  • June 10, 2017
  • 7:30 pm
  • Holy Trinity Church, Middleton-by-Wirksworth
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Jonathan is an accomplished classical guitarist, well-known as a teacher, performer and composer locally.  He will be performing a relaxing programme of classical and Spanish guitar music appropriate for the time of year.  There will be wine, fruit juice and nibbles at the interval. Tickets, priced at £6, are available from Traidlinks in Wirksworth, The […]

Wirksworth Hidden Gardens and Courtyards

  • June 24, 2017
  • 12:00 pm
  • Wirksworth Market Place
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This fascinating and ancient town has a wide variety of intriguing courtyards and gardens that are often hidden from view but which offer glimpses of delight as you wander around the streets and alleyways. The weekend gives a unique opportunity for visitors to look behind the walls and enjoy our private spaces where every size […]

Wirksworth Hidden Gardens & Courtyards

  • June 24, 2017
  • 12:00 pm
  • Wirksworth - various locations
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The Hidden Courtyards and Gardens of Wirksworth event this year is on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June. Over the past eight years we have attracted hundreds of visitors to the town and raised more than £25,000 pounds for local groups and charities. If you are interested in sharing your special place with fellow garden […]

July 2017

Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – July

  • July 1, 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 […]

Bus Rally – Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Annual Classic Bus and Coach Rally Our popular annual Classic Bus and Coach Rally rolls in to Wirksworth Station for the 8th time and will feature our intense timetable on the Duffield line for the first time. There will be a range of classics on display with some of them offering rides around the local […]

Forest Fair – 800th Anniversary of Charter of the Forest

  • July 8, 2017
  • 1:00 pm
  • Stoney Wood, Wirksworth
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Stoney Wood Group invite you to a Forest Fair to celebrate the importance of trees as resources and wildlife habitats, in myths and for a sense of wellbeing. The Fair marks the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest, when access to forests and commons were enshrined in law. We will also be part […]

Wirksworth Antiques in the Street

  • July 9, 2017
  • 10:00 am
  • Wirksworth Town Centre
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For one day only Wirksworth will become the Portobello Road of the Peak District. The very quirky and historical town of Wirksworth will become a Parisian vintage fantasy! Wirksworth is packed with Independent shops, restaurants, cafes and historical buildings and alleyways to explore.   To book a stall for only £20 call at Marsdens gifts […]

Annual Classic Transport Weekend

  • July 15, 2017
  • 9:00 am
  • Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth
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Annual Classic Transport Weekend Cars, motorcycles, lorries – plenty of classics gather at Wirksworth Station for a weekend of nostalgia.

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.  

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