• May 29

    Wirksworth Well Dressing – Carnival Parade

    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 […]

  • May 29

    Book & House Clearance Sale – Antiques, Art & Collectables

    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 […]

  • Jun 2

    Election Hustings Meeting

    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 […]

  • Jun 3

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – June

    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 […]

  • Jun 10

    Open Gardens and Quirky Corners – Middleton-by-Wirksworth

    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: […]

  • Jun 10

    Guitar Concert: Music for a Summer Evening with Jonathan Priestley

    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 […]

  • Jun 16

    Commemorative Weekend

    16th – 18th June – no further info on EVR w/site

  • Jun 24

    Wirksworth Hidden Gardens and Courtyards

    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 […]

  • Jun 24

    Wirksworth Hidden Gardens & Courtyards

    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 […]

  • Jul 1

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – July

    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 […]

  • Jul 2

    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 […]

  • Jul 8

    Forest Fair – 800th Anniversary of Charter of the Forest

    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 […]

  • Jul 9

    Wirksworth Antiques in the Street

    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 […]

  • Jul 15

    Annual Classic Transport Weekend

    Annual Classic Transport Weekend Cars, motorcycles, lorries – plenty of classics gather at Wirksworth Station for a weekend of nostalgia.

  • Aug 5

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – August

    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 […]

  • Aug 12

    Diesel Locomotive Weekend

    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.  

  • Aug 26

    Murder Mystery Evening Land Cruise

    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 […]

  • Sep 2

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – September

    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 […]

  • Sep 8

    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 […]

  • Sep 8

    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.     Home

  • Sep 9

    Wirksworth Festival – Art & Architecture Trail

    On the 9th  &  10th  September 2016, 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 […]

  • Sep 10

    Clypping (or Clipping) of the Church

      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.

  • Sep 10

    The Gig on the Roof – 10th September 2017

    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 […]

  • Sep 29

    Annual Jazz Night: Tire Squad, Weather Goldfish + Guests

    A jazz club is a venue where the primary entertainment is the performance of live jazz music. Jazz clubs have been in large rooms in the eras of Orchestral jazz and big band jazz and when its popularity as a dance music was common.

  • Sep 30

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

    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.

  • Oct 7

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – October

    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 […]

  • Oct 8

    State of The Union – Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams

    “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 […]

  • Nov 4

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – November

    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 […]

  • Dec 2

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market – December

    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 […]

  • 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 […]