September 2019

Wirksworth Festival

  • September 8, 2019
  • 10:00 am
  • Various Venues Around town
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Wirksworth Festival Art & Architecture Trail – now in it’s 25th year, the trail sees the town become a gallery of visual art across some 65 homes and spaces showcasing the work of over 120 artists. For more information visit https://www.wirksworthfestival.co.uk

Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – Art & Architecture Trail Double Bill!

  • September 8, 2019
  • 10:00 am
  • Wirksworth Memorial Hall, St. John's Street
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A lively Farmers’ Market with great local produce. IMPORTANT UPDATE: the market will take place on both days of the Art & Architecture Trail, Saturday 7th September and Sunday 8th September. ALL DAY 10am to 5pm. Local producers making and farming the best food in the area, and specialist makers running their businesses in and […]

Heritage Talk – The Lost Suffragette

  • September 7, 2019
  • 7:00 pm
  • Wirksworth Heritage Centre
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Olivia Smedley tells the fascinating story of Elizabeth Clarke Wolstenholme Elmy, who as the first paid employee of the women’s movement, became known as the Scourge of Parliament. Elizabeth was an essayist, poet and highly effective campaigner not only for the vote but for women’s equality. Because of her radicalism, she was written out of […]

Wild Willy Barrett at Lockstock 2019

  • September 7, 2019
  • 12:00 pm
  • The Old Lockup, 46 North End, Wirksworth, DE4 4FG
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2 days of art, beer, food and music. Very proud to be able to announce that in addition to some of Derbyshire’s finest young musicians, Lockstock 2019 will feature the fabulous art and music of Wild Willy Barrett. Always one of life’s more eccentric characters Willy is working on something new which he describes here: […]

Wirksworth Festival

  • September 7, 2019
  • 10:00 am
  • Various Venues Around town
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Wirksworth Festival Art & Architecture Trail – now in it’s 25th year, the trail sees the town become a gallery of visual art across some 65 homes and spaces showcasing the work of over 120 artists. For more information, visit https://www.wirksworthfestival.co.uk

Wirksworth Festival – Fieldwork – contemporary art in a rural context

  • September 7, 2019
  • 10:00 am
  • Haarlem Artspace (see map below)
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Haarlem Artspace’s Fieldwork – exhibtion and film for two weekends of the Wirksworth Festival  Following on from the site-specific performances held on 24 August at an outdoor space, Haarlem Artspace presents an exhibition and film of the event for the Wirksworth Festival. It can be viewed at Haarlem Artspace from 10 am to 4pm on the […]

Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – Art & Architecture Trail Double Bill!

  • September 7, 2019
  • 10:00 am
  • Wirksworth Memorial Hall, St. John's Street
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A lively Farmers’ Market with great local produce. IMPORTANT UPDATE: the market will take place on both days of the Art & Architecture Trail, Saturday 7th September and Sunday 8th September. ALL DAY 10am to 5pm. Local producers making and farming the best food in the area, and specialist makers running their businesses in and […]

Heritage Talk – Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Highland Army in Derby

  • September 6, 2019
  • 7:00 pm
  • Wirksworth Heritage Centre
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Derby and Derbyshire was forced to the forefront of national events late in 1745 when Charles Edward Stuart’s army pushed south and briefly occupied the county town on its intended march to London. Specialist military writer and lecturer Brian Stone gives new insights into the heady days of November and December ’45. £7 per person. […]

The Power to be happy; free meditation class

  • September 5, 2019
  • 7:30 pm
  • The Coach House Studios, Crown Yard, Market Pl, Wirksworth DE4 4ET
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Free public talk and meditation class on Thursday, the 5th September. How we can, through Buddhist meditation, train our mind – becoming happier and more compassionate. All welcome. Further classes 12th, 19th September and then 10th, 24th October (£6 per class). Registered Charity

Open Mic Poetry

  • September 5, 2019
  • 7:00 pm
  • Wirksworth Heritage Centre
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Read your own or a favourite poem, or just come and listen. 7pm. Free. Open theme.

Wirksworth Tuesday Market

  • September 3, 2019
  • 9:00 am
  • Memorial Hall Gardens
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Visit the rejuvenated Wirksworth Market every Tuesday* outside the Memorial Hall. Find delicious local baked goods, fresh produce, 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 23 Dec 2019 -3 Jan 2020. See the Derbyshire Dales […]

August 2019

Hidden Wirksworth – guided walk around town

  • August 31, 2019
  • 1:30 pm
  • From Wirksworth Heritage Centre
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Explore hidden Wirksworth with our guide. Discover parts of the historic town centre that are on and off the beaten track in a walking tour that lasts approximately an hour and a half. This walk begins and ends at the Heritage Centre, but it is also timed to coincide with train times for visitors travelling […]

Comic Masterclass

  • August 28, 2019
  • 1:30 pm
  • Wirksworth Heritage Centre
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Join Wirksworth Heritage Centre Writer in Residence and comic artist Helen Greetham – cover the basics of creating comics. For ages 14-18. £4 per person.

Wirksworth Tuesday Market

  • August 27, 2019
  • 9:00 am
  • Memorial Hall Gardens
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Visit the rejuvenated Wirksworth Market every Tuesday* outside the Memorial Hall. Find delicious local baked goods, fresh produce, 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 23 Dec 2019 -3 Jan 2020. See the Derbyshire Dales […]

Hidden Wirksworth – guided walk around town

  • August 25, 2019
  • 1:30 pm
  • From Wirksworth Heritage Centre
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Explore hidden Wirksworth with our guide. Discover parts of the historic town centre that are on and off the beaten track in a walking tour that lasts approximately an hour and a half. This walk begins and ends at the Heritage Centre, but it is also timed to coincide with train times for visitors travelling […]

Fieldwork – contemporary art in a rural context

  • August 24, 2019
  • 11:00 am
  • Haarlem Artspace (see map below)
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Haarlem Artspace presents leading contemporary artists for this significant event and exhibition, Fieldwork. Curated by award-winning artist Olivia Penrose Punnett, Fieldwork explores contemporary art in a rural context with three performances and a symposium on Sat 24 August, plus an exhibition and film over the two Wirksworth Festival weekends, 7th & 8th and 14th & 15th […]

Adult board games evening

  • August 23, 2019
  • 7:00 pm
  • Wirksworth Heritage Centre
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Try out board games – old and new – challenge your friends! Bar available. Free event, donations welcome.  

Book Club

  • August 22, 2019
  • 7:00 pm
  • Wirksworth Heritage Centre
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Our monthly Book Club evening Free (donations accepted.)