• Feb 20

    WIrksworth Community Growers Grow Drugs

    Talk on Herbal home remedies, Seed share, Growers AGM , slideshow of events in the Community Garden 2017,drinks & nibbles

  • 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 23

    Folk and Fun Musical Evening

    Wirksworth Memorial Bowls Club is organising a Musical Evening of Traditional and Contemporary Folk Music combined with Monologues. The Travelling People, a Derbyshire based group, will be performing at the event. Tickets are £10 each which includes a ploughman’s supper. Please bring your own drinks and glasses. You’re assured of an entertaining evening. Contact Peter […]

  • 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 24

    Wirksworth And District Amnesty International Group – Annual Pot Luck Supper

    Wirksworth And District Amnesty International Group invite you to a Turkish Winter Supper on Saturday 24th February 2018 at 7:30. This will be held c/o Alison Richards, Moot Point, Chapel Lane, Wirksworth (01629 823168). There will be food, for which we ask a donation, and please bring something to drink.

  • 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

    Wirksworth voices at Ecology event in Die (France) – ‘What happened ?’

    Wirksworth voices at Ecology event in Die (France) Our twin town of Die holds an annual conference / gathering on sustainable living in January. This year a whole session was devoted to initiatives in Wirksworth and 14 local people contributed to the discussion on a video which was presented at the event by Alastair Clark, […]

  • 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 2

    Women’s World Day of Prayer

    The service has been prepared by the women of Suriname in South America. The services will start as the sun rises over Samoa ending some 36 hours later as the sun sets over American Samoa. Here in the British Isles, some 6,000 services will be taking place. Representatives of all the churches in the town […]

  • 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 3

    Transition Wirksworth’s 8th Annual Give or Take

    Transition Wirksworth’s 8th Annual Give or Take A time to give away unwanted items, in good working condition, to a new home and/ or find items you need for free. You do not have to give anything in order to receive. No CRT TV’s or monitors please. Drop donations off between 8.30am and 11am please. […]

  • Mar 3

    International Women’s Day Event – 2018

    International Women’s Day Event – 2018 We are currently planning our 2018 International Women’s Day event for the afternoon of Saturday 3 March, 2-4pm, at the Stone Centre, Wirksworth. We are delighted that Hannah Reed will be our main speaker, and will talk about her experiences working with women in countries such as Kurdistan and […]

  • Mar 3

    Cabaret Boom Boom

    Cabaret Boom Boom Doors 7.45pm , show 8.15pm till 11.15pm Tickets £12 advanced from Traidlinks , Wirksworth or www.rockyhorrors.net (with handling fee) or on the door £15 No table reservations Cabaret Boom Boom returns to The fabulous Town Hall with their regular comperes, Maynard, Herbert and Lodge,’ acting like Idiots’, with special guests.. Mrs Barbara […]

  • 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 17

    Dances Through Time

    Dances Through Time An evening concert with the Wirksworth Community Orchestra featuring a lively programme of popular marches and classic dances from across the ages.

  • Mar 18

    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 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 23

    Wirksworth Colts Fundraiser – Auction of Promises

    Wirksworth Colts Fundraiser – Auction of Promises for our amazing Football Clubs Promise Auction Friday 23rd March at Wirksworth Cricket Club. All Welcome   This is a major fund raising event organised in conjunction with Wirksworth Town FC and Wirksworth Cricket Club.   Start time 7.30pm.   All Three clubs have attracted a great range […]

  • Mar 24

    ContraBanned live – Carnival Fundraiser

    ContraBanned live @ the town hall Wirksworth with support from GeneralWaste   Live fundraiser gig at the town hall for Wirksworth carnival 2018 with headliners ContraBanned and support from General Waste Tickets available soon!    

  • 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

    Craft Bookbinding (1 day workshop) – Zantium Studios – Wirksworth Book Festival Event

    Craft Bookbinding – (1 day workshop) Make your own hardback notebook/sketchbook using traditional bookbinding methods and materials. Open to both beginners and those with experience. Tutor: Holly Serjeant (from Scrivener’s Books) More Here:

  • 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 7

    Creative Papercutting (1 day workshop) – Zantium Studios – Wirksworth Book Festival Event

    Paper cutting is THE craft of the moment! It is everywhere; shop displays, book covers and even crockery. It has a long and rich history all over the world, from Mexico to China, from Matisse to Rob Ryan. Join us for this 1-day workshop and master the basics of this highly rewarding, low cost craft. […]

  • Apr 7

    Cricketer Geoff Cope – England and Yorkshire CCC talks about his biography “Sunshine and Shadow”

    CRICKET – Saturday 7 April 2018 Geoff Cope – England and Yorkshire CCC talks about his biography “Sunshine and Shadow” Pay on the door £5 ( Doors open 6 30pm) This is the story of Geoff Cope, a man who played cricket for Yorkshire and England, who helped to save his county club from bankruptcy and […]

  • 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 11

    Linocut Printing (1 day workshop) – Zantium Studios – Wirksworth Book Festival Event

    Design, carve and print your own single colour linocut. A perfect introduction to this effective and rewarding technique. Tutor: Zoë Badger (of Zebedeeprint) Linocut Printing (1 day) – Wirksworth Book Festival Event

  • Apr 12

    Letterpress Printing (1 day workshop) – Zantium Studios – Wirksworth Book Festival Event

    Original type, beautiful papers and a vintage press! Create a design using hand-set type and produce your own limited edition prints, cards and mini posters. A fascinating introduction to the art of typography and the workings of a table top press. Tutors: Chris Barker / Hannah Barker (of The Smallprint Co) Letterpress Printing (1 day) […]

  • Apr 13

    Otherwise Engaged – A musical Show by the Crossways Players

    ‘OTHERWISE ENGAGED‘ – the 2018 musical show by Crossways Players. Wellspring  Church 7.15pm each night. Light refreshments provided. Tickets £5 from Wellspring or cast members from March 31st.  

  • Apr 14

    Otherwise Engaged – A musical Show by the Crossways Players

    ‘OTHERWISE ENGAGED‘ – the 2018 musical show by Crossways Players. Wellspring  Church 7.15pm each night. Light refreshments provided. Tickets £5 from Wellspring or cast members from March 31st.  

  • 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

  • Apr 22

    The Incline Fell Race & The Wendy Smith Infants Races

    The 2018 Incline will take place on Sunday April 22nd  10:30 infants race 11:00 short and long race START for both on Ravenstor Road, Wirksworth, DE4 4FH, below the National Stone Centre. Entry on the day but save time by bringing a completed form entry-form-A5 Long race approx 4.3 miles, 630 ft ascent. Short race 2 […]

  • 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

    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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 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.