Belper  Celebration

 “What`s on in Belper”

Belper  Celebration

 “What`s on in Belper”

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What`s on in Belper in December


Just a few of the things happening in and around Belper


Sunday  1st

Monday  2nd

Tuesday  3rd

Wednesday 4th

Belper Historical Society Talk - Christmas Celebrations in Belper

At Strutts Centre, Belper  on Wed  4th December 2019 From 7.30pm To 9.00pm

Remembering past Christmas celebrations in Belper and our own 2019 Christmas

Your contact is Adrian Keetley On 01773599089

Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1UU

Members free but £3 charge for non-members

Parking at the side and back of the building.

Thursday  5th

Belper & District Organ  Keyboard Club SOCIAL NIGHT at the Congregational Church, Green Lane, Belper.

Starts 7 p.m. till 10 p.m. — The charge for social evening is £1, including Tea, Coffee & Biscuits.

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:/


Friday 6th

Saturday 7th

Sunday  8th

Monday  9th

Tuesday  10th

Wednesday 11th

Derwent Ensemble - Carols at the Hollybush Inn  December 11, 2019  

The Derwent Brass ensemble will be performing at the fantastic and local Holly Bush Inn from 19:00 - 21:00

for an evening of Christmas Carols.

Holly Bush Inn, Holly Bush Lane, Milford, Derbyshire, DE56 0RX

Thursday  12th

Friday 13th

Saturday 14th

BELPER TOWN FC  v  CARLTON TOWN  (H) -  K.O. 3.00pm – League

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.


December, 14th  Saturday - 8:00pm

Special Christmas Show Tour


Christ Church, Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1BA

Doors open 7pm   Concert commences 8pm

Price Information:

Tickets are £20.50, under 16s £15 available from the PR Promotions Ticket Hotline 01773 853428

CHRISTMAS CAROLS with the Dalesmen Male Voice Choir

Saturday December 14th – 7:00 pm

​St Peter's Church, Belper. DE56 1EB

Sunday  15th

Monday  16th

Miracle on 34th street[U]

Monday 16 December 2019 – Nailers Conference Centre at Belper Football Club, Belper

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

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

Venue information

Nailers Conference Centre at Belper Football Club

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

Tuesday  17th

Wednesday 18th

Thursday  19th

Belper & District Organ  Keyboard Club SOCIAL NIGHT at the Congregational Church, Green Lane, Belper.

Starts 7 p.m. till 10 p.m. — The charge for social evening is £1, including Tea, Coffee & Biscuits.

Friday 20th

Milford Church Monthly Music Nights

Milford Holy Trinity is staging monthly folk, acoustic and classical music evenings.

This is the result of a very encouraging Open Day at the church.

These will be on a Friday once a month from 8.00 to 10.00 pm.

Entry is free but donations will be welcome and will go to the restoration of the church.

All performance start at 8.00 pm followed by refreshments and, from 9.00 pm, it will be ‘open mic’ for folk and acoustic music, storytelling or poetry. – Friday December 20th – Grawl!x & Umbilica

Saturday 21st

BELPER TOWN FC  v  MARKET DRAYTON TOWN  (H) -  K.O. 7.45pm – League

Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club present in concert  MATTHEW BASON

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

Tickets £6 Members  – £7 Non-Members  inc refreshments  - Contact 01773 827204 for info

A Christmas Cracker - St. Peters, Belper with Derwent Brass

 December 21, 2019

A Christmas Cracker! the Belper Christmas Concert

The perfect family Christmas concert, featuring festive music, sing-a-long and carols.

St. Peters Church, Church Lane, Belper, Derbyshire

Concert commences at 19:30. Doors open at 19:00

Ticket info TBC.

For any enquiries email

Disabled Access and Refreshments Available

Sunday  22nd

Monday  23rd

Tuesday  24th

Wednesday 25th

Thursday  26th

26th (Thursday, 2pm) Boxing Day Heritage Walk

Start: Strutt’s North Mill (DE56 1YD).

Leader: Brian Deer and John Morrissey.Walk off the Christmas excess with a walk around Belper’s town centre,

looking at some of the hidden heritage you wouldn’t find on your own.

Ends at the Strutt-built Unitarian Chapel with a warm drink and a bite to eat.

Book at

Friday 27th

Queens Head 5km Race

Race Distance: 5 k  2019-12-27 at 11.30am  Derbyshire

Race Address:

The Queen's Head pub, Chesterfield Road, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1FF.


The start and finish is in Crich Lane just after its junction with Chesterfield Road and about 5oom from the Queen's Head.  The course is an out and back 5km course with the kilometres marked - 1km and 4km are coincidental as are the 2nd and 3rd km

There is NO PARKING at the pub - there are narrow roads in the area but the best bet is to use the Council Car Park at the bottom of Chesterfield Road on the corner of Shortlands that is only about a 500m walk away. It will be much safer there. Please do not park on the left hand side of Crich Lane as it will affect the views of the timekeepers and recorders.

The start and finish will be on a flat staright section of the course with good visibility.  The course will still be an out and back 5km course with the kilometres marked but with a change at about 1km to make up the distance lost by moving the start and finish.. The start is a flat 600m run with a downhill stretch passing the 1km mark. Soon after that, you will turn left into Broadholme Lane for a short out and back loop to make up the distance returning to turn righ back on to Crich Lane just before the 2nd kilometre,  after which the road rises again to the turn.

Toilets are available and there is only changing available in the toilets. Obviously, beer, soft drinks as well as coffee are available after the race. The Queens Head always has a number of guest beers on sale. The entry fee is £5. The course record is held by Paul Richardson of Charnwood AC who ran 14.41 in 2004. The womens record is held by Debbie Mason of Tipton Harriers who ran 16.41 in 2005.

Go to for more info

Saturday 28th

Sunday  29th

Monday  30th

Tuesday  31st

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