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 “What`s on in Belper”

Just a few of the things happening in and around Belper

What`s on in Belper in April

APRIL 2018





Sunday  1st


Our next Antique, Vintage & Collectors Fairs at Belper Leisure Centre is on

Sunday 1st of April. 9am to 3pm.

Over 50 stalls. Buyer admission just £2.00 & concessions £1.50. Stalls still available. Bookings being taken now. For more information call 07973481578, email  john@blueskyantiquesfairs.com

or go to www.blueskyantiquesfairs.com – Location - John O'Gaunts Way, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0DA


Sunday 1 April 2pm Around Bullsmoor, an Ancient Landscape – Heritage Walk from Belper Market Place Led by John Morrissey. £4 per person, Under 16s free. Details at www.belpernorthmill.org or 01773 880474. Just turn up


Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – This is EGG-CITING

For the first time ever we’re hosting breakfast with the Easter bunny on Sunday 1st April.

ADULTS full English breakfast - unlimited tea and coffee, fresh fruit juice £8.95

KIDS - make your own breakfast (4 items) - unlimited fresh fruit juices and an Easter egg from the Easter bunny himself. £4.95 ?? Fresh fruit and cereals available also ???

We will also be holding a colouring competition for the children to win a giant chocolate egg!

And if that wasn’t enough, every one that books a table will be enter into a prize draw to win breakfast for their family absolutely FREE. We will draw the winner the morning of and surprise one lucky family :)

Time slots are: 9:00am. & 10:15am (1hr 15m allowed per table)

This event is booking only, so please get in touch Message our Facebook page or call 01773 525415 to book your table now.


Monday  2nd


BELPER TOWN FC  v  SHEFFIELD FC (H) KO 3.00 pm – League


Easter Monday 2 April 5pm The Wyn Edwards Memorial Talk – Belper Women at No.28 Market Place Adrian Farmer on Belper Women, in memory of Strutt’s North Mill volunteer Wyn, who died in 2017. Free entry but charity donations welcome.

Booking essential at admin@ belpernorthmill.org.uk or ring 01773 880474


Tuesday  3rd


Belper’s Lost Industries Walk

This circular walk around Belper looks at the various lost industries of the world's first cotton mill town. It begins with the cotton mills built by the Strutt family at the very beginning of the Industrial Revolution, with a slight diversion to include the picturesque weir on the river, followed by a look at the houses the family built for their workers. From there, the walk looks at the nail-making industry that pre-dated the arrival of the cotton mills, plus the other industries which once provided employment for the town, including hosiery, confectionery, chemicals and engineering.

Distance: 2.8 miles. Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: The Triangle (junction of A6 Bridge Street and A517 Bridgefoot),

Belper, Derbyshire. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_industries.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Wednesday 4th


Wednesday 4 April 7.30pm Belper Historical Society talk at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road Ian Coker on the history of Denby village. £3 for non-members. Please note - new venue


Thursday  5th


Spring Fun Fair in the Coppice Car Park

Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 April 6pm (Thursday, Friday) 2pm (Saturday) Spring Fun Fair in the Coppice Car Park Lots of rides and sideshows at the end of Easter Week. Car park closed to motorists.


Belper’s Wartime Secret Walk

This circular walk looks at Belper's little-known wartime secrets. During the Second World War, Belper played a key role in the Allied victory. However, as those "in the know" never really talked about what they were doing, many people today have no idea of just how important a place it was. Even many of those living in the town at the time have no idea of what was happening right under their noses. This walk tells the story of the secret wartime work that took place in Belper and visits the sites involved.

Distance: 3.5 miles. Duration: 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: Shortlands Car Park, Chesterfield Road (opposite St Peter's Church),

Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1FB. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_secret.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Tiny Toes Walk - Belper River Gardens to Wyver Lane

Thursday April 5th at 12:30 pm – Venue Belper River Gardens, Belper.

Hopefully by April the weather will be getting better and so we are going to organise a series of outdoor/walking meets monthly as well as our regular Tiny Toes Tea Club. This one will be the first one in Belper!

So come and join us for a stroll from Belper River Gardens to Wyver Lane and back again with your baby/toddler and meet and get to know other mums/dads. We'll be meeting at the Bandstand at Belper River Gardens at around 12.30pm and leaving at 12.45pm then walking along Wyver Lane to the nature reserve and returning back along Wyver Lane. The ground can get a bit muddy, but it is fairly flat so is suitable for a buggy/pushchair or a sling/carrier if you prefer.

There is a car park at the River Gardens which is 90p for two hours. Please make sure you RSVP and update it if necessary so we know who we are waiting for on the day Please feel free to bring a friend or two along.

Any questions, please get in touch. – Call 07817 649409


Friday 6th


Listening2U event at Belper Co-op

Staff from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner are hosting a stall with partners at Belper Co-op as part of a Wellbeing Road Show to conduct Listening2U surveys with local residents.

On Friday, April 6th 2018 – from 10.00am

Belper Co-op The Co-operative Food, 47 Strutt Street, DE56 1UN



Saturday 7th


BELPER TOWN FC  v  FRICKLEY ATHLETIC (H) KO 3.00 pm – League


SHIP OF FOOLS stand-up COMEDY at No 28 The Market Place, Belper.

Saturday 7th April – open 7.30 for 8.00pm Start

Entry £8 - bring your own drinks

withy Compare Alan Seaman

To book phone 07804 563371 or email :- shipoffoolscomedy@yahoo.co.uk


Sunday  8th


Sunday 8 April 2pm Along the Fleet – Heritage Walk from Belper Market Place Led by Trevor Griffin. £4 per person, Under 16s free. Details at www.belpernorthmill.org or 01773 880474. Just turn up.


Monday  9th


Genevieve in Belper

Matinée Derbyshire dementia friendly screenings

Monday, April 9th 2018 - 1.00pm

Featuring Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall and Kenneth More.

It’s time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other.  – Written by Albert Jingle

Cost £4 incl tea/coffee, 1 carer/family member comes free

Doors 1:00pm  – Film Starts 1:30pm  – Film ends 4:00pm

Nailers Conference Centre at Belper Football Club

Christchurch Meadow, Bridge Street, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1BA


Tuesday  10th


Belper Town Council meeting Tuesday 10th April

In St John`s Chapel, The Butts, Belper.

Starts 7.00pm – members of the public welcome to attend


Belper’s Wartime Secret Walk

This circular walk looks at Belper's little-known wartime secrets. During the Second World War, Belper played a key role in the Allied victory. However, as those "in the know" never really talked about what they were doing, many people today have no idea of just how important a place it was. Even many of those living in the town at the time have no idea of what was happening right under their noses. This walk tells the story of the secret wartime work that took place in Belper and visits the sites involved.

Distance: 3.5 miles. Duration: 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: Shortlands Car Park, Chesterfield Road (opposite St Peter's Church),

Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1FB. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_secret.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Wednesday 11th


Thursday  12th


Belper & District Organ  Keyboard Club SOCIAL NIGHT in St John`s Chapel, The Butts, Belper.

Starts 7.00 p.m. till 10.00 p.m. — The charge for social evening is £1, including Tea, Coffee & Biscuits.


Belper’s Lost Industries Walk

This circular walk around Belper looks at the various lost industries of the world's first cotton mill town. It begins with the cotton mills built by the Strutt family at the very beginning of the Industrial Revolution, with a slight diversion to include the picturesque weir on the river, followed by a look at the houses the family built for their workers. From there, the walk looks at the nail-making industry that pre-dated the arrival of the cotton mills, plus the other industries which once provided employment for the town, including hosiery, confectionery, chemicals and engineering.

Distance: 2.8 miles. Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: The Triangle (junction of A6 Bridge Street and A517 Bridgefoot),

Belper, Derbyshire. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_industries.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Friday 13th


















INTARSIA (Sarah Mathews and Jo May) . Live at the Queens Head, Chesterfield Road, Belper.

Tickets. £6 – Doors open 8.00 p.m. Starts 9.00 p.m.


Saturday 14th


BELPER RUGBY CLUB 1st XV  v  SLEAFORD - H  — Midlands 3 East (North)


Belper Farmers Markets are held on the 2nd Saturday of every month on the Market Place

from 8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. There is free parking in the adjacent Coppice Car Park.

Café and crafts at No.28. Free entry.


Sunday  15th


Sunday 15 April 2pm Duffield to Peckwash – Heritage Walk from Duffield Church Led by Brian Deer. £4 per person, Under 16s free. Details at www.belpernorthmill.org or 01773 880474. Just turn up.


Peat Pit Woods Fell Races - Race 1 – Fell Race Distance: 2.45k and 4.9k

2018-04-15 at Juniors 11am : Seniors 11.30am

The Bear Inn, Alderwasley, Derbyshire DE56 2RD

The HQ/Registration/Car Parking is at the Bear Inn and the course, where there is NO PARKING, is 1km away...an easy, flat walk but along a narrow counrty lane.

Registration is from 9.15am until 10.15am at the Bear Inn and then on the line from 10.30am. It is most helpful if you can download the appropriate entry form and where necessary, the Parental Consent Form from the FRA.......unless you have already completed one having competed in one of MY FELL RACES in 2107.

There are races for children at 11am and then the race for over 14's at 11.30am.

All of my fell races are registered with and insured through the FRA (Fell Runners Association), an organisation well worth joining for the £16 a year fee, even for their thrice-yearly magazine and annual race diary alone.  

Race Fee: £5 : £2 for 16 & 17 year olds : Free for under 16's – Go to www.runningwithdavid.com for more info


Monday  16th


Monday 16 April 7pm 150 years of Belper Photographers – talk at No.28, Market Place. Free talk by Adrian Farmer. Refreshments available - donations welcome. Booking essential - 01629 533192 or at Belper Library.


Monday 16 April 6pm to 7.30pm Accessible Belper at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road Come and contribute to the award winning work. Visit www.accessiblebelper.org or call Siobhan on 01773 826477 for details.


Tuesday  17th


Ambergate WI Monthly Meeting at Ambergate Methodist Chapel

On Tue 17th  April 2018

Ambergate WI meet the third Tuesday of the month at the Methodist Chapel, Devonshire Street,

We start promptly at 7.30 and a friendly welcome is guaranteed.

Contact Wendy Hardy 07800 987 497

Ambergate Methodist Chapel, Devonshire Street, Ambergate, Derbyshire. DE56 2GJ


Wednesday 18th


Belper Players Present BILLY LIAR

At the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper.

From  Wednesday April 18th to Saturday 21st

Tickets: 10, £8 concessions (first night only) £8 under 18`s

Now booking: @BelperPlayers in Billy Liar at StruttCentre Belper 18 to 21 April.

Call 07544 374088 or book online at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/belperplayers  










Thursday  19th


Belper’s Lost Industries Walk

This circular walk around Belper looks at the various lost industries of the world's first cotton mill town. It begins with the cotton mills built by the Strutt family at the very beginning of the Industrial Revolution, with a slight diversion to include the picturesque weir on the river, followed by a look at the houses the family built for their workers. From there, the walk looks at the nail-making industry that pre-dated the arrival of the cotton mills, plus the other industries which once provided employment for the town, including hosiery, confectionery, chemicals and engineering.

Distance: 2.8 miles. Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: The Triangle (junction of A6 Bridge Street and A517 Bridgefoot),

Belper, Derbyshire. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_industries.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Friday 20th


NARTHEN IN CONCERT

April, 20 Friday  8.00 p.m.

BARRY COOPE - LESTER SIMPSON - FI FRASER - JO FREYA make up this exciting line-up.  This new quartet features original and traditional songs that will touch your hearts and wow your ears - piano, melodeon, fiddle, sax, whistles, ukulele, not forgetting their wonderful four voices in harmony.  Derbyshire‘s latest offering to the National Folk Scene!

Venue:

The Concert Room, Nailers Football Club, Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1BA

Price Information:

Tickets £12 available from PR Promotions Ticket Hotline 01773 853428







Saturday 21st


BELPER TOWN FC  v  KIDGROVE ATHLETIC  (H) KO 3.00 pm – League


Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club present in concert  JOHN COOPER

at the Congregational Church, Green Lane, Belper. Doors open 6.45 starts 7.30 p.m.

Tickets £5 Members  – £7 Non-Members  inc refreshments  - Contact 01773 827204 for info


Sunday  22nd


Sunday 22 April 2pm The Strutt Farms – Heritage Walk from Strutt’s North Mill Led by Alex Gilbert and Adrian Farmer.

£4 per person, Under 16s free. Details at www.belpernorthmill.org or 01773 880474.


Monday  23rd


St GEORGES  day  23 april

Belper Town Council will remember St George, England’s Patron Saint by flying the flag in the Memorial Gardens and at Milford Triangle. The Council invites everyone to join in the celebrations and commemorate this day by painting the Town red and white. If you would like to commemorate St George, the Council are offering a 5ft x 3ft St George flag at £5 each and ten metre lengths of red and white bunting are also available from the Council offices at a cost of £8 each.


Tuesday  24th


Belper’s Lost Industries Walk

This circular walk around Belper looks at the various lost industries of the world's first cotton mill town. It begins with the cotton mills built by the Strutt family at the very beginning of the Industrial Revolution, with a slight diversion to include the picturesque weir on the river, followed by a look at the houses the family built for their workers. From there, the walk looks at the nail-making industry that pre-dated the arrival of the cotton mills, plus the other industries which once provided employment for the town, including hosiery, confectionery, chemicals and engineering.

Distance: 2.8 miles. Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: The Triangle (junction of A6 Bridge Street and A517 Bridgefoot),

Belper, Derbyshire. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_industries.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Wednesday 25th


Thursday  26th


Belper & District Organ  Keyboard Club SOCIAL NIGHT in St John`s Chapel, The Butts, Belper.

Starts 7.00 p.m. till 10.00 p.m. — The charge for social evening is £1, including Tea, Coffee & Biscuits.


Thursday 26 April 6.30pm Freedom Feed ’Em Vegan Community Meal  at No.28 Market Place Pay what you feel.

To book ring 07519 899140. Bring your own drinks.


Belper’s Wartime Secret Walk

This circular walk looks at Belper's little-known wartime secrets. During the Second World War, Belper played a key role in the Allied victory. However, as those "in the know" never really talked about what they were doing, many people today have no idea of just how important a place it was. Even many of those living in the town at the time have no idea of what was happening right under their noses. This walk tells the story of the secret wartime work that took place in Belper and visits the sites involved.

Distance: 3.5 miles. Duration: 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: Shortlands Car Park, Chesterfield Road (opposite St Peter's Church),

Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1FB. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_secret.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Friday 27th


BONFIRE RADICALS . Live at the Queens Head, Chesterfield Road, Belper.

Tickets. £7 – Doors open 8.00 p.m. Starts 9.00 p.m.


Saturday 28th


Saturday 28 April 10am to 1pm Green Exchange & Transition Belper Café at No.28 Market Place Café with a chance to find out more about Transition Belper. Free entry.


Sunday  29th


Sunday 29 April 2pm Around Holbrook – Heritage Walk from Pond Road Bus Shelter, Holbrook Led by Dawn Churchill. £4 per person, Under 16s free. Details at www.belpernorthmill.org or 01773 880474. Just turn up.


Monday  30th

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