• Jan 22

    ‘Submarine’ – Film showing for fundraising for Altitude Youth, Music & Arts Festival

    Submarine – A fund raising film event for Altitude 2018 youth arts and music festival at the Northern Light Cinema – “Submarine” cert 15 – limited tickets – in advance only from Wirksworth Picture Framing Company  £10      

  • Jan 23

    Standing Ovation Drama Classes

    Tuesday “Standing Ovation” drama group is now enrolling for young people aged 11-16 Sessions start Tuesday 9th January 15:45 – 16:45 at The Parish Rooms (Near ST Mary’s Church) A fun, welcoming and friendly drama group where you can develop your skills in team building, confidence, performance and improvisation! £5.00 per session For more information […]

  • Jan 23

    Be Still – Meditation & Contemplation

    Meditation and contemplation drawing from the well of ancient monastic spirituality. An accepting, hospitable space to simply rest and be for an hour. No booking required. Donations appreciated to cover costs.    

  • Jan 25

    Aidan Shingler – Haarlem Artspace – Internal Nebular Talks

    Aidan is an artist and creator of StarDisc, a cultural landmark, 21st century stone circle and amphitheater in Wirksworth. Set atop the reclaimed quarry, Stoney Wood, StarDisc “stimulates curiosity, encourages enquiry about the universe, and ignites the imagination”. StarDisc has attracted tens of thousands of visitors and staged numerous events.   Each talk lasts approximately 15 […]

  • Jan 30

    Standing Ovation Drama Classes

    Tuesday “Standing Ovation” drama group is now enrolling for young people aged 11-16 Sessions start Tuesday 9th January 15:45 – 16:45 at The Parish Rooms (Near ST Mary’s Church) A fun, welcoming and friendly drama group where you can develop your skills in team building, confidence, performance and improvisation! £5.00 per session For more information […]

  • Jan 30

    Socialism – No Songs Worth Singing? 6 Songs on the Spanish Civil War

    ‘Socialism – No Songs worth Singing???’ 6 Songs on the Spanish Civil War with Evan Rutherford   Six songs about the Spanish Civil War.   Evan has spent a considerable time living in Spain, learning Spanish and looking into the Spanish Civil War.   Only ten song sheets will be printed, so get there early!

  • Feb 1

    Create Your Own Inner Peace – a series of guided meditation classes

    We have a new 7 week term of guided Thursday Evening Meditation Classes starting Thursday 1 February 2018 looking at mental peace and happiness. Each drop in class consists of a short talk (based on Buddhist teaching) and 2 guided meditations as well as time for questions and discussion. Everyone is welcome. Class time 7:30pm […]

  • Feb 3

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – February

    A lively Farmers Market with great Local Produce and Free Entertainment. This month’s Farmers’ Market coincides with Wirksworth Book Festival. 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 […]

  • Feb 3

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market

    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 […]

  • Feb 6

    Standing Ovation Drama Classes

    Tuesday “Standing Ovation” drama group is now enrolling for young people aged 11-16 Sessions start Tuesday 9th January 15:45 – 16:45 at The Parish Rooms (Near ST Mary’s Church) A fun, welcoming and friendly drama group where you can develop your skills in team building, confidence, performance and improvisation! £5.00 per session For more information […]

  • Feb 7

    Wirksworth and District U3A – Meeting & Coffee Morning

    Wirksworth and District U3A meeting We hold our monthly coffee mornings on the first Wednesday of the month. Same times are 10.15-12.15. Future dates are Feb 7, March 7, and April 4th which will be our first AGM. Thanks

  • Feb 8

    Create Your Own Inner Peace- a series of guided meditation classes

    We have a new 7 week term of guided Thursday Evening Meditation Classes starting Thursday 1 February 2018 looking at mental peace and happiness. Each drop in class consists of a short talk (based on Buddhist teaching) and 2 guided meditations as well as time for questions and discussion. Everyone is welcome. Class time 7:30pm […]

  • Feb 13

    Standing Ovation Drama Classes

    Tuesday “Standing Ovation” drama group is now enrolling for young people aged 11-16 Sessions start Tuesday 9th January 15:45 – 16:45 at The Parish Rooms (Near ST Mary’s Church) A fun, welcoming and friendly drama group where you can develop your skills in team building, confidence, performance and improvisation! £5.00 per session For more information […]

  • Feb 15

    Create Your Own Inner Peace- a series of guided meditation classes

    We have a new 7 week term of guided Thursday Evening Meditation Classes starting Thursday 1 February 2018 looking at mental peace and happiness. Each drop in class consists of a short talk (based on Buddhist teaching) and 2 guided meditations as well as time for questions and discussion. Everyone is welcome. Class time 7:30pm […]

  • Feb 17

    Join The Team – Volunteering Day

    Join The Team – Volunteering Day Fancy starting a new hobby? Come along and chat to our friendly team, see displays about the work we do and take a ride on one of our trains.    

  • Feb 19

    February Half Term Holiday Club

    It’s back! Join us for 5 days of exciting outdoor activities, which will keep your children entertained for the entire half term! Monday 19th – An exciting day on the High Ropes course, including the Gladitator Challenge, the Crate Stack and the Leap of Faith. Tuesday 20th – We will be surviving in the wilderness […]

  • Feb 20

    Notes on Blindness – Churches Together

    Notes on Blindness – To celebrate the season of Lent, Churches Together In Wirksworth & District present a screening of the film followed by a series of exploration evenings examine emerging themes through presentation, group discussion & reflection. After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would […]

  • Feb 22

    Dr Tim Shephard – Haarlem Artspace – Internal Nebular Talks

    Dr Tim Shephard is a historical musicologist, academic researcher and author. Lecturer in Musicology at the University of Sheffield, Tim’s interests are in musical cultures of the past, (particularly Renaissance Italy). Tim is known as an expert in the relationship between music and visual culture. “I’m particularly interested in finding out what music meant to […]

  • Feb 24

    High Ropes Experience Day

    Swing as high as the treetops at Mount Cook Adventure Centre, based on the outskirts of the beautiful Peak District! As part of our high ropes experience day, you and your friends will conquer at least four different challenges which will test your courage, balance and teamwork! The challenges include the Gladiator Challenge, the Crate […]

  • Feb 27

    Notes on Blindness – Churches Together

    Notes on Blindness – To celebrate the season of Lent, Churches Together In Wirksworth & District present a screening of the film followed by a series of exploration evenings examine emerging themes through presentation, group discussion & reflection. After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would […]

  • Mar 1

    Create Your Own Inner Peace- a series of guided meditation classes

    We have a new 7 week term of guided Thursday Evening Meditation Classes starting Thursday 1 February 2018 looking at mental peace and happiness. Each drop in class consists of a short talk (based on Buddhist teaching) and 2 guided meditations as well as time for questions and discussion. Everyone is welcome. Class time 7:30pm […]

  • Mar 3

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market

    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 […]

  • Mar 5

    International Marmalade Festival

    Wirksworth’s 13th International Marmalade Festival – bring a jar of home made marmalade, or come along to judge for yourself.

  • Mar 6

    Notes on Blindness – Churches Together

    Notes on Blindness – To celebrate the season of Lent, Churches Together In Wirksworth & District present a screening of the film followed by a series of exploration evenings examine emerging themes through presentation, group discussion & reflection. After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would […]

  • Mar 7

    Wirksworth and District U3A – Meeting & Coffee Morning

    Wirksworth and District U3A meeting We hold our monthly coffee mornings on the first Wednesday of the month. Same times are 10.15-12.15. Future dates are Feb 7, March 7, and April 4th which will be our first AGM. Thanks

  • Mar 8

    Create Your Own Inner Peace- a series of guided meditation classes

    We have a new 7 week term of guided Thursday Evening Meditation Classes starting Thursday 1 February 2018 looking at mental peace and happiness. Each drop in class consists of a short talk (based on Buddhist teaching) and 2 guided meditations as well as time for questions and discussion. Everyone is welcome. Class time 7:30pm […]

  • Mar 10

    Willow Sculptural Forms (1 day workshop)

    A taster day using willow to make simple sculptural forms. Practice random weave techniques to create spheres, hearts, fish and other organic shapes. Emma offers a choice of projects, encouraging individual style and creativity. This Saturday March 10th workshop offers the chance to make something special for Mothers Day which falls the following day…or bring […]

  • Mar 13

    Notes on Blindness – Churches Together

    Notes on Blindness – To celebrate the season of Lent, Churches Together In Wirksworth & District present a screening of the film followed by a series of exploration evenings examine emerging themes through presentation, group discussion & reflection. After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would […]

  • Mar 15

    Create Your Own Inner Peace- a series of guided meditation classes

    We have a new 7 week term of guided Thursday Evening Meditation Classes starting Thursday 1 February 2018 looking at mental peace and happiness. Each drop in class consists of a short talk (based on Buddhist teaching) and 2 guided meditations as well as time for questions and discussion. Everyone is welcome. Class time 7:30pm […]

  • Mar 16

    Mosaic (1 day workshop)

    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. Tutor: Peter Massey

  • Mar 16

    Wirksworth Community Quiz

    The yearly celebration of all that is Wirksworth & Derbyshire! Expect a whole host of local, general knowledge questions, in-jokes, a fiendishly difficult picture round, an equally tough music round & of course, a sack of spuds.   Limited space in Anthony Gell School Hall means that only a few teams can enter – watch […]

  • Mar 17

    Diesel Locomotive Weekend

    Diesel Locomotive Weekend One for the enthusiasts! There will be a visiting Class 35 “Hymek” locomotive for this weekend, operating alongside our other locomotives to a special intensive timetable. More details to follow.

  • Mar 17

    Mosaic (2 day course)

    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.

  • Mar 20

    Notes on Blindness – Churches Together

    Notes on Blindness  – To celebrate the season of Lent, Churches Together In Wirksworth & District present a screening of the film followed by a series of exploration evenings examine emerging themes through presentation, group discussion & reflection. After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would […]

  • Mar 22

    Create Your Own Inner Peace- a series of guided meditation classes

    We have a new 7 week term of guided Thursday Evening Meditation Classes starting Thursday 1 February 2018 looking at mental peace and happiness. Each drop in class consists of a short talk (based on Buddhist teaching) and 2 guided meditations as well as time for questions and discussion. Everyone is welcome. Class time 7:30pm […]

  • Mar 23

    Needle Felted Hares / Easter Bunnies (1 day workshop)

    Create your own 4-legged friend to take home! A tactile 1-day workshop exploring 3D needle felting techniques. Open to all skill levels. Tutor: Von Allen

  • Mar 27

    Notes on Blindness – Churches Together

    Notes on Blindness – To celebrate the season of Lent, Churches Together In Wirksworth & District present a screening of the film followed by a series of exploration evenings examine emerging themes through presentation, group discussion & reflection. After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would […]

  • Mar 31

    Easter Railway Weekend

    There’s fun for all of the family on the railway this Easter weekend. Party Workshops Family Circus will be back at Wirksworth Station so you can try your hand at circus tricks and watch the amazing fire performances during the day.

  • Apr 2

    Ecclesbourne Way Guided Walks

    Enjoy a guided walk along the recently opened 11-mile Ecclesbourne Way from Wirksworth and take the train back! Spaces are limited so pre-booking is essential.

  • Apr 4

    Wirksworth and District U3A – Meeting & Coffee Morning

    Wirksworth and District U3A meeting We hold our monthly coffee mornings on the first Wednesday of the month. Same times are 10.15-12.15. Future dates are Feb 7, March 7, and April 4th which will be our first AGM. Thanks

  • Apr 6

    Wirksworth Book Festival

    The Wirksworth Book Festival 2018 is on its way! 6th – 9th April. A whole host of activities, talks, performances and much more for adults and children. As always, there will be a film for kids on the Saturday morning, at the wonderful Northern Light and a Quiz on the Sunday night, and lots of […]

  • Apr 6

    The Wordsmiths of Gorsemere

    An hilarious new production from Wirksworth Community Theatre

  • Apr 7

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market

    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 8

    Wirksworth Big Book Day

    For one day only Wirksworth will become Hay-on-wye ! Sunday the 8th of April 2018. Don’t miss out on the Big Book Day. If you would like to book a stall call at Marsdens next door to the newsagents in Wirksworth or call 01629820191 or send a message. Stalls are £20 again indoors and £10 […]

  • Apr 20

    The Wordsmiths of Gorsemere

    2nd night of an hilarious new production from Wirksworth Community Theatre

  • Apr 21

    The Wordsmiths of Gorsemere

    3rd night of an hilarious new production from Wirksworth Community Theatre

  • May 5

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market

    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 […]

  • May 19

    Multiple Memories Railcar Gala

    Travel back to yesteryear at our Railcar Gala and celebrate the unsung heroes of British Railways. We have one of the largest collections of heritage Diesel Railcars and the event will feature an intensive timetable. There will be a pre-bookable Fish and Chip Special on the Saturday evening.

  • May 26

    Kids Go Free – Bank Holiday Weekend

    To celebrate the start of our steam trains for the summer, children up to 15 years old travel free of charge on the Duffield line during this Bank Holiday Weekend.

  • Jun 2

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market

    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 9

    Bolehill Open Hidden Gardens

    Bolehill Open Hidden Gardens Bolehill has some really fantastic and quirky gardens that you can not normally see because they are hidden up steep steps, down narrow passageways or are behind high walls. Learn about the history of the gardens while chatting to the owner and find out about the lead miming and smelting that […]

  • Jul 1

    Annual Classic Bus & Coach Rally

    Come and see the fantastic display of buses at Wirksworth and enjoy rides on both the classic buses and heritage trains through the day. An intensive train timetable will operate on the Duffield line.

  • Jul 7

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market

    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 […]

  • Jul 14

    Classic Transport Weekend

    Classic Transport Weekend Cars, motorcycles, lorries – plenty of classics gather at Wirksworth for a weekend of travelling back to the past. A intensive train timetable will operate on the Duffield line.

  • Aug 4

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market

    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 11

    Diesel Locomotive Weekend

    Our popular gala for enthusiasts, with a Saturday evening special. A special intensive timetable will operate with various heritage diesel locomotives.  

  • Aug 25

    1950s Bank Holiday Weekend

    1950s Bank Holiday Weekend Sample what life was like in the 1950s with displays, music, steam trains and more to entertain you. There will be a pre-bookable  Murder Mystery Evening Land Cruise on the Saturday evening.

  • Sep 1

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market

    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 1

    Tunes and Chips Evening Land Cruise PLUS Jazz and Chips Evening Land Cruise

    Two jolly evenings with live music on board the train and fish and chips at Duffield. Advance booking is essential.

  • Sep 29

    Ecclesbourne Way Guided Walks

    Enjoy a guided walk along the recently opened 11-mile Ecclesbourne Way from Wirksworth and take the train back! Spaces are limited so pre-booking is essential.

  • Oct 13

    Wirksworth Model Railway Exhibition Weekend

    Our popular Model Railway Exhibition is back, spread across multiple venues in the town.  

  • Oct 13

    Tunes and Chips Evening Land Cruise PLUS Jazz and Chips Evening Land Cruise

    Two jolly evenings with live music on board the train and fish and chips at Duffield. Advance booking is essential.