• Apr 28

    Raise Your Voices – Workshop & Concert

    Raise Your Voices is delighted to present Kongero in Workshop and in Concert on April 28th. This fabulous and accomplished Swedish quartet will be teaching and singing “Folk’Appella” in their own inimitable style, see www.kongero.se Places for the workshop are £20 from  raiseyourvoiceswirksworth@gmail.com . Tickets for the concert are £12 from Traid Links and Le Mistral We […]

  • Apr 30

    French Film Evening – La Famille Bélier

    French Film Evening – La Famille Bélier A deaf family have one hearing member, their 16 year old daughter who has a talent for singing. Gentle humour and touching story. Join us for an evening of French Film. La Famille Bélier, Cert 12A, with English subtitles. Tickets £10 (include canapes) will be available shortly from […]

  • May 2

    Wirksworth U3A Annual General Meeting and Interest Group Showcase

    Wednesday 2nd May – Annual General Meeting (U3A members only) Interest Group Showcase Please make a note in your diaries for our first Annual General Meeting, Wednesday 2nd May 2018. We intend to have an exhibition of the wide range of skills amongst members of some of our interest groups. All groups are run with […]

  • 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 5

    Mind, Body, Spirit & Wellbeing Fair

    Mind, Body, Spirit & Wellbeing Fair Free Entry positive and uplifting fair. Rainbow Events are bringing their Wellbeing event to Wirksworth for the first time. We will be showcasing holistic therapists, stalls with motivational, healthy and healing products and a number of insightful readers. Included will be reflexology, reiki, herbalism, holistic massage, lavender and wheatbag […]

  • May 6

    Middleton Top Engine House Open Days

    Middleton Top Engine House Open Days This is a chance to see the world’s oldest working Engine House of its type. Learn how this early railway was commissioned in the days before Stephenson’s Rocket. Cost £2.80 Adults, £1.35 concessions. The Middleton Top Countryside Centre is situated on the High Peak Trail, Middleton by Wirksworth. Middleton […]

  • May 7

    Bolehill & Steeple Grange Garage sale trail

    Bolehill & Steeple Grange Garage sale trail A local trail of garage sales and stalls of interesting items, on Bank holiday morning. Collect a map from Black Rocks cafe or the Bolehill Institute and wander round – there is bound to be just the bargain you’re looking for. Refreshments on your way round. Look out […]

  • May 7

    Middleton Top Engine House Open Days

    Middleton Top Engine House Open Days This is a chance to see the world’s oldest working Engine House of its type. Learn how this early railway was commissioned in the days before Stephenson’s Rocket. Cost £2.80 Adults, £1.35 concessions. The Middleton Top Countryside Centre is situated on the High Peak Trail, Middleton by Wirksworth. Middleton […]

  • May 9

    Wirksworth: Better by Bus – Public Meeting

    Wirksworth: Better by Bus – Public Meeting What would encourage you to use the bus more? Do people in Wirksworth want bus services?   How do we support Community Transport?

  • May 10

    Christian Aid Tea Party

    Christian Aid Tea Party Members of Wirksworth and District Christian Aid Group bring out their best china, make sandwiches, bake cakes and scones for the residents of Waltham House to enjoy. Other elderly folk from the Wirksworth District are welcome – to book a place call Jill Rhodes (01629 823623). The tea is provided free; […]

  • May 11

    Jake in the Box

    Jake in the Box An evening of music and mirth with Jake in the Box performing the songs of Jake Thackray and with Special Guest Julian Badcock. Tickets £5.00 in advance from Marsdens or on the door at £7.50.

  • May 13

    Christian Aid Week

    House to House collection to raise funds for Christian Aid – a charity that helps some of the poorest people and communities in 40 countries across the world. Christian Aid does not discriminate but assists people of all religions and none, working through trusted agencies on the ground with local knowledge and expertise.

  • May 18

    Across America and Back – Retracing My Great-grandparents’ Remarkable Journey

    Across America and Back – Retracing My Great-grandparents’ Remarkable Journey Wirksworth resident Mary Ann Hooper talks about her new book After unearthing her great-grandparents’ diaries, Mary Ann Hooper set out on a journey to retrace their 1871 trip across the United States on the newly opened Transcontinental Railroad – via Chicago, just destroyed by 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 20

    Why is Homelessness Rising?

    Why is Homelessness Rising? We are delighted that Pam Orchard will be giving a presentation on Why is Homelessness Rising? Pam is the CEO of The Connection (a charity for the homeless) based at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. It will be very interesting and we invite you to come along.

  • May 26

    Wirksworth Carnival & Well Dressing 2018

    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 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.

  • May 27

    Wirksworth 5-A-Side Tournament

    Wirksworth 5-A-Side Tournament The annual Men’s Wirksworth Carnival 5-A-Side Tournament will take place on Sunday 27th May!! ► 32 TEAMS ► OFFICIAL REFEREES ► BBQ ► REFRESHMENTS Entry forms can be collected from The Red Lion, Wirksworth or The Loft, Matlock. If you would like to have one emailed to you, please message our page […]

  • 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 2

    Screening of the award winning short film The Telephone and more…

    Screening of the award winning short film The Telephone and more… Film showings in aid of Gig on the Roof, our annual showcase of local musical talent. Wirksworth’s own Stuart Connock Wheeldon of Nine Ladies Films, has kindly donated a screening of his short films in order to raise much needed £££ for this fabulous […]

  • Jun 3

    Middleton Top Engine House Open Days

    Middleton Top Engine House Open Days This is a chance to see the world’s oldest working Engine House of its type. Learn how this early railway was commissioned in the days before Stephenson’s Rocket. Cost £2.80 Adults, £1.35 concessions. The Middleton Top Countryside Centre is situated on the High Peak Trail, Middleton by Wirksworth. Middleton […]

  • 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 […]

  • Jun 9

    Middleton Open Gardens

    Middleton-by-Wirksworth 2018 OPEN GARDENS Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018 11.00am to 5.00pm Middleton is surrounded by traditional flower meadows containing many species of orchids that will be flowering in June when our gardens and yards in this rugged hilltop village will open to visitors for the fifth year. Our tiny village was a […]

  • Jun 16

    Brassington Open Gardens – Celebrating All Things Bright and Beautiful

    Brassington Open Gardens – Celebrating All Things Bright and Beautiful Tickets with a map of the gardens to visitors at £4.00 for adults, with children up to 16 free, where they are accompanied by an adult. They cover both days and are for sale at the bus stop opposite the Church. Stroll around the village […]

  • Jun 17

    Carsington Water Songs of Praise

    Carsington Water Songs of Praise Every two years the churches in Ashbourne and Wirksworth get together to put on an outdoor Songs of Praise event. This year’s theme is ‘Songs of God’s People’ – including songs that everybody knows whether they go to church or not. There will also be dancers from Folk Friendzy, who […]

  • Jun 21

    Twinning Association Visit – Die, Frankenau & Wirksworth

    Twinning Association Visit – Die, Frankenau & Wirksworth The Twinning Event takes place this 21st – 25th June 2018. Visitors from our twins towns of Die (pronounced Dee) in France and Frankenau in Germany will visit and take part in various activities with new and old friends. This will coincide with the Wirksworth Open Gardens, […]

  • Jun 23

    Wirksworth Hidden Gardens & Courtyards 2018

      This 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 and […]

  • 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 1

    Middleton Top Engine House Open Days

    Middleton Top Engine House Open Days This is a chance to see the world’s oldest working Engine House of its type. Learn how this early railway was commissioned in the days before Stephenson’s Rocket. Cost £2.80 Adults, £1.35 concessions. The Middleton Top Countryside Centre is situated on the High Peak Trail, Middleton by Wirksworth. Middleton […]

  • 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.

  • Jul 22

    Middleton Top Engine House Open Days

    Middleton Top Engine House Open Days This is a chance to see the world’s oldest working Engine House of its type. Learn how this early railway was commissioned in the days before Stephenson’s Rocket. Cost £2.80 Adults, £1.35 concessions. The Middleton Top Countryside Centre is situated on the High Peak Trail, Middleton by Wirksworth. Middleton […]

  • 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 7

    Wirksworth Festival 2018

    Wirksworth Festival 2018 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. Over the festival period, there is the famous Art & Architecture Trail, the Clypping of the Church, and the […]

  • Sep 8

    Sid Griffin at Lockstock

    Sid Griffin at Lockstock An intimate evening of songs and stories with the legendary Sid Griffin. Original member of The Long Ryders, arguably the coolest band to come out of America in the 80s, long standing Americana hero with the Coal Porters and resident Musicologist on BBC 6 Music with Radcliffe & Maconie. “His intimate […]

  • 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.