• Mar 22

    Board Games Bonanza

    Enjoy an evening of old games and new. Refreshments available. Free (donations accepted.)

  • Mar 23

    Mosaic Course – 2 days

    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

  • Mar 25

    Wirksworth Twinning Association – a Foreign Language Film Evening

    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 […]

  • Mar 26

    Wirksworth Market

    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 […]

  • Mar 28

    Silver Clay Jewellery – 1 day workshop

    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 […]

  • Mar 28

    ‘WUSSA’ – a new play by Graham Sellors

    ‘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.

  • Mar 28

    Burnt Paw and Nick Jonah Davis Play Astral Folk

    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.

  • Mar 30

    Spring Coffee Morning

    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.

  • Mar 30

    Mothers’ Day Weekend

    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 […]

  • Mar 30

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

    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 […]

  • Mar 31

    Wirksworth Works Memories Day

    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.

  • Apr 3

    Wirksworth & District U3A Coffee Morning, with Speaker

    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.

  • Apr 4

    Wirksworth Book Festival 2019

    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 […]

  • Apr 4

    Wirksworth International Marmalade Festival

    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 […]

  • Apr 6

    ANOTHER WINTER’S TALE

    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 […]

  • Apr 6

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – April

    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 […]

  • Apr 6

    Modern Calligraphy – 1 day workshop at Zantium Studios

    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 […]

  • Apr 7

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

    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 […]

  • Apr 7

    Wirksworth Book Festival – Over the Horizon with Mr Frostbite.

    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 […]

  • Apr 10

    Rewilding, Farming and Gardening

    Talk by Martin Redman , ecologist who lives in Ashley Hay, supported by growers from local Pingle Produce, followed by Wirksworth Community Growers AGM.  

  • Apr 29

    Wirksworth Twinning Association presents a Foreign Language Film Evening

    La mafia uccide solo d’estate (The Mafia Kills Only in Summer) Italian, with English subtitles Black comedy drama about growing up in 1970s Palermo. Tickets (£11) include pre-screening canapes and are available online from The Northern Light Cinema. Doors open at 6.30pm and the film will be shown at 7.30pm. Please note that on booking […]

  • May 1

    Wirksworth District U3A Coffee Morning, with Speaker

    Our own local historian Pete Chivers will speak about the roads, trackways and turnpikes around Wirksworth. All welcome. £1 to cover room hire, tea & coffee.

  • May 4

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – May

    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 […]

  • Jun 1

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – June

    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 […]

  • Jun 5

    Wirksworth District U3A Coffee Morning, with Speaker

    Rosemary Blenkinsop speaking about the development of the Wirksworth Community Garden. All welcome. £1 to cover room hire, tea & coffee.

  • Jun 8

    Middleton Open Gardens 8th-9th June 2019

    Middleton by Wirksworth Open Gardens Gold Winner 2018 RHS Britain in Bloom/East Midlands in Bloom competition and retained Best Village status. Selected to go forward for RHS Britain in Bloom 2019. Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th June 2019 11a.m.-5p.m. Adults £3 for both days.  Well-behaved children free. Over 30 gardens and quirky corners in […]

  • Jul 6

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – July

    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 […]

  • Aug 3

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – August

    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, A charming little town with Fair-trade Cafes, intriguing […]

  • Sep 7

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – September

    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 […]

  • Sep 7

    Wild Willy Barrett at Lockstock 2019

    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: […]

  • Oct 5

    Farmers Market – October

    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, Free Range produce, Natural ingredients, plants grown in Derbyshire. Coffee roasted here in Wirksworth, Fairtrade Cafes. Free music and entertainment! The […]

  • Oct 26

    Wirksworth Wizarding Day

    This year’s Wirksworth Wizarding Day is Saturday 26th October. A group of people are helping to organise the day, including the Carnival Committee, Scouts, EVR, traders, the Rotary Club and Aquabox. All wizarding activities are run by local groups as fundraisers or by local businesses. Last year the Carnival, Scouts, Aquabox and Wirksworth Colts all […]