Belper  Celebration

 “What`s on in Belper”

   MARCH 2018





Thursday  1st


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 1 March 11am Summer Season begins at Strutt’s North Mill From today, open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm until 31 October. Exhibition on Belper and the Railway. Admission: adults £5, under 16s free, includes a free tour. Details at 01773 880474 or info@belpernorthmill.org. uk. Website: www.belpernorthmill.org


Meditation Classes –  called "Creating Your Own Inner peace"

Thursdays  7.00 pm - 8:30 pm – Cost £6 per class

Everyone is welcome including beginners to meditation. – No need to book

Venue : Old School House, Chapel Street, Belper DE56 1AR

For further information contact Heart Jewel Centre on 01629 581585 or heartjewelcentre@gmail.com // www.heartjewel.org.uk


CAP Life Skills Course - Run by Hope for Belper

On Thursday March 1 2018 Starts at 10:30 am

The venue is the Early Years Fun Centre, Alder Road, Parks Estate, Belper DE56 1LP

CAP Life Skills Course

CAP (Christian's Against Poverty) Life Skills is a free course for people who are on a low income and who want to pick up some tips on how to live well on a budget. The course started on the 18th January and then runs every Thursday for 8 weeks. At the end of each session there is a free lunch. We finish at 1pm.

Run in a small, friendly group , we look at how to lift the pressures on spending, how to make a budget (and stick to it), how to cook healthy, cheap meals, how to live life to the full. This course is open to anyone of any faith or none. You do need to book and you can do this by ringing or texting Jenny Lesley on 07752074737 or by emailing

 jennylesley@caplifeskills.org.


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.


Exciting news . . .

we have another Lego Family Workshop running on Saturday 3rd March

from 1.00 - 3.00pm. Cost per session:£4 adults £2 under 16's.

 Contact jane@fleet-arts.org to book your places.









Rethink Mental Illness – For mental health drop-in sessions

at the Community Cottage, 16 Chapel Street, Belper,

Derbyshire DE56 1AR - The sessions are 1pm until 3pm on a Thursday For information or to book an appointment ring Claire Penny Group Development Worker (South Derbyshire) on 07484 901522


Thursday Bridge meet at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 19 – 10.00 a.m. / 12.00 noon


Simply Yoga Pregnancy meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 16  – 6.00pm – 7.00pm


Belper Boxfit meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Gym – 6.30 p.m. / 7.30 p.m.


Yoshinkan Aikido Martial Arts at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 103 – 7.30 p.m. / 9.00 p.m.


Oakwood Yoga meet at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 105 – 10.00 a.m. / 11.30 a.m.


Hanson Auctioneers at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 25b – 10.00 a.m. / 12.00 noon


Belper Players meet  at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 20 – 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.


Belper Art Group meet  at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 109 – 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.


Krav Maga Derbyshire meet  at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 105 – 7.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.


Jorvik Vikings meet  at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 107 – 7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.


Penquin Club meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – 7.00 p.m. 9.00 p.m. Room 10


Captive Audience Theatre Group meet  at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 17 – 8.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.


Belper Welsh Class  A friendly informal class for those wanting to start learning or already learning Welsh.

The class uses the course book Mynediad  Fluent speakers also welcome!

Meets evenings, term time 7.30-9.00pm Strutts Centre,Derby Road, Belper.  01773 827513


Jelly Roles Pre-school drama at Belper Rugby Club on Thursday`s from 1.30 pm To 2..15pm

– For Age: 18mth to 4 – from: £4.00

Are you looking for a fun and creative new activity for you and your child? Then look no further!

Jelly Roles is a drama-based story-telling adventure class designed to inspire imagination and allow confidence to blossom! Throughout the 45 minute sessions we role-play, sing songs, dance, play drama games all around a story theme - and have lots of fun! Pre-school Drama class at Belper Rugby Club - loads of free parking! Strutts Playing Field, Derby Road, Belper. Derbyshire. DE56 1UU

Contact Suzy Hill on 01773 880479 or Email: info@jellyroles.co.uk – website :- www.jellyroles.co.uk

BOOTICAMP BABES FITNESS CLASS at the Whitemoor Centre 100 John O`Gaunts Way, Belper.

At 6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. — Contact Sarah on 07816869626 for info – see www.booticampbabes.co.uk


Belper TOY LIBRARY The Bungalow, Brooksite Bungalow, Off John O'Gaunts Way, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1RZ  – The Toy Library runs weekly Play Session" suitable for babies - Pre-Schoolers here people can chat and have a coffee. Opening Weekly 1.30pm - 4.00pm on Thursdays – Contact Ann-Marie McMillan (belper@toylibraries.org)Telephone: 07528-165120  /  0845 0093019 for information


STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP & CRAFT STUDIO – Classes held every Thursday / Friday

Introduction to Stained Glass Making at the Craft Studio 8 Market Place, The Courtyard Belper Derbyshire. DE56 1FZ

Treat yourself to a relaxed & rewarding experience in making real Stained Glass light catchers using copper foil technique. No experience necessary. Classes are a maximum of 6 people. Booking essential. Parties Welcome

Ring Jo Cuffley on 07714 125849 or email jcstainedglass2@gmail.com for information  


 Art Group at  St. Swithun's Thursday mornings 10:00 - 12:00 noon


The Ignite Choir meet at the Fleet Arts The Fleet, Belper.

Women’s four-part harmony a cappella chorus

Thursdays 7.30 – 10.00pm

Contact is Ellie Reynolds on 07713 730987


Volleyball Belper — Every Thursday from 19:00 until 20:00.  – Next Session at 19:00. at Belper Leisure Centre

A senior/adult volleyball session in the main sports hall. It will be a mix of a little coaching/practising then a few games.If you fancying joining feel free to head down.


Yoga @ The Fit Pit – The Fit Pit, East Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire

£4 per session or free to members, Relax, unwind and lossen tight muscles.

Every Thursday from 10.00 until 11.00am. – Contact John Stone on 01773 821676 - email:- fitpit@btconnect.com


Zumba @ The Fit Pit – The Fit Pit, East Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire

£4 per session or free to members, Relax, unwind and lossen tight muscles.

Every Thursday from 7.00 until 7.45pm. – Contact John Stone on 01773 821676 - email:- fitpit@btconnect.com


Friday 2nd


3finger drifter

Friday March 2nd 2018 at 9.00 pm

The Railway Hotel Belper, 25 King Street, Belper.

Join us at the railway for a night of rock covers

and originals from the very loud band 3fingerdrifter


Coffee Morning in the Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, Belper. -- 10.00 a.m. -- 12 noon


Slimming World Group meet  at Belper Town Football Club

Belper Town Football Club, Christchurch Meadow, Belper, DE56 1BA

Fridays 9:15am and 11:15am

Your Consultant's name is Hollie – Telephone 07525 688585


Pilates every Friday 12.45pm – 1.45pm at Belper Leisure Centre

This all over body workout concentrates on strengthening the core postural muscles which keep the body balanced and provide essential support for the spine.

Phone:01773 825285 - Contact Email:- info@belperleisurecentre.co.uk


STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP & CRAFT STUDIO – Classes held every Thursday / Friday

Introduction to Stained Glass Making at the Craft Studio 8 Market Place, The Courtyard Belper Derbyshire. DE56 1FZ

Treat yourself to a relaxed & rewarding experience in making real Stained Glass light catchers using copper foil technique. No experience necessary. Classes are a maximum of 6 people. Booking essential. Parties Welcome

Ring Jo Cuffley on 07714 125849 or email jcstainedglass2@gmail.com for information  


Saturday 3rd


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


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


BELPER HOCKEY CLUB  Ladies 1st XI   v   Litchfield Ladies 1st - H - Starts 11.30am – MRHAWL League


BELPER HOCKEY CLUB  MENS 1st   v   LICHFIELD - H - Starts 2.30pm – MRHA League


BROOKS WILLIAMS (USA) . Live at the Queens Head, Chesterfield Road, Belper.

Tickets. £8 – Doors open 8.00 p.m. Starts 9.00 p.m.


Big Stone Gap at The King William, Milford

Saturday March 3rd at 9.00 pm

The King William IV, The Bridge, Milford, Belper, DE56 0RR

This is a return visit for us and we're looking forward to playing at The King William again... good old fashioned traditional pub on the bridge at Milford, supporting live music. See you there...


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

Saturday 3rd March – 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


Sterling Silver Jewellery Making with Zoe Adamson, £95

Saturday March 3 2018 at 10.00 am  – Venue Creartii, 17 Green Lane, Belper.

Design and create a unique necklace pendant with Belper Jewellery Designer Maker, Zoe Adamson (Adamson Jewellery). You will learn about a jewellery artist's design processes and safe handling of specific jewellers equipment before making your own bespoke jewellery piece from start to finish. The price of this full day workshop includes design and smithing tuition, along with all equipment, materials, Sterling Silver and other mixed metals needed to create a unique statement necklace pendant of your own design that will be a talking point forever!


Springtime Yoga and Meditation Workshop in Belper

Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 2:00pm – 5.00pm – Belper Community Hall, Bridge Street, Belper.

Following on from 2017's well planned and well attended workshops Suzy and Helen are leading a further set of seasonal yoga and meditation workshops.

Our first one for 2018 is in March and we invite you to a beautiful afternoon welcoming Spring, the season of renewal; rejoice and rebirth.

A lovely yoga class led by Suzy from Simply Yoga incorporating heart opening postures and creating warmth and vitality throughout the body.

Followed by two guided meditations led by Helen.

£20 per person. Spaces limited to 20 people.

To reserve your mat please contact either Suzy on 07756271366 or Helen on 07713100062




Disability Football Sessions by Belper Town Football Club

Do you know someone with a disability who would like to take part in our disability football coaching sessions?

If they aged between 6 and 16, just ask them to pop along to our Saturday morning coaching sessions at Belper Leisure Centre.The first four sessions are free, then it is just £3.00 per session.

Sessions take place every Saturday between 9.00 am and 10.00 am and are run by our fully qualified disability football coaches. – For more information ring David Laughlin on 07768 010604 or just turn up


‘Folk Friendzy Dance Group for young people aged 4 -19years. Practices every Saturday morning 9.00-12.30

At Belper Community Hall (behind the Library)Bridge St, Belper. `New Dancers always welcome.’


Heage Windmillers meet at the Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper Saturday`s at 9.00am – 12.00noon

– Contact is Steve Woodward on 07908 199231 - Email steve@woodwardmail.co.uk


Pilates every Saturday 9.30am – 10.30am at Belper Leisure Centre

This all over body workout concentrates on strengthening the core postural muscles which keep the body balanced and provide essential support for the spine.

Phone:01773 825285 - Contact Email:- info@belperleisurecentre.co.uk


Sunday  4th


Bluebell Inn Fell Races - Race 1 – Fell Race Distance: 6.52km – 2018-03-04 at 10am

Bluebell Inn, Farnah Green, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 2UP

Race Fee: £5  – Go to www.runningwithdavid.com for more info


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

Sunday 4th of March. 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


Thorn Tree Open Mike Hosted by Melissa

Sunday March 4th at 4.00 pm

Venue Thorn Tree Inn Belper, 21 Chesterfield Road, Belper.



Angel Micro pub, Belper, Marketplace

Sunday  Marcfh 4th at 4.30 pm

Venue Angels Micro Pub, 26 Market Place, Belper.



Saturday 3 March 10am Great British Spring Clean Organised by Belper Town Council – help tidy up your neighbourhood with councillors and the Rotary Club of Belper. For location details visit www.belpertowncouncil.gov.uk  or ring 01773 822116


Shottle Hall Wedding Fayre

Sunday March 4 2018 at 11:00 am

Venue Shottle Hall, White Lane, Shottle, Belper.

Don't miss the WVSA Wedding Fayre at the fabulous Shottle Hall on Sunday 4th March 2018! Free entry 11am-3pm with lots of amazing on the day exclusive discounts, saving over 75% on the Venue Hire! Plus fantastic prize draws for the chance to WIN a food, drink, and supplier package! It will also be a great opportunity to meet lots of recommended local Wedding Suppliers!


Walking Football – Sundays 11:00am - 12:00pm – £3 per session at Belper Leisure Centre

Walking football has developed at a fast pace throughout 2014 following the Barclays advert and there are now a number of sessions across the UK – Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn for comfortable play. Refreshments will be available after a session, but please bring a drink with you for the game.  

Phone:01773 825285 - Contact Email:- info@belperleisurecentre.co.uk


Family friendly open mic evening in the Arkwright Suite at The Lion Hotel every Sunday from 6 - 9pm with a special guest host each session. Enjoy the last few hours of the weekend in the company of open minds through open mic.

Play 3 songs and get a delicious freshly baked pizza FREE!

Once Michael the stage light is switched on the mic is then open for original live music, classic acoustic covers, poetry, spoken word and stories. All talent welcome.

If you have something to share please come along and join our Sunday Late Club - a thriving community open mic night with a warm welcoming atmosphere.


EVERY SUNDAY  – LIVE MUSIC 4 - 7pm –  Arkwright's Bar on Campbell Street, Belper,

Every Sunday will bring something different. The first and third Sunday's is Campbell Street Sunday Session

with a variety of Belper's best talent handpicked especially for Arkwright's. The second and forth Sunday will bring a different act each week to add even MORE variety to your Sunday afternoons.  


Monday  5th


Common Threads Make & Mend - Textile workshops supporting mental health and wellbeing. Learn new skills in a friendly, welcoming group. £3 per session. All materials and equipment provided.

Just come along or book a place on 01773 820484

– email jane@fleet-arts.org - www.common-threads.org

FLEET ARTS Centre, The Fleet, Belper.





Meditation Classes –  called "Creating Your Own Inner peace"

Mondays 1:30 pm -2:45 pm – Cost £6 per class

Everyone is welcome including beginners to meditation. – No need to book

Venue : Old School House, Chapel Street, Belper DE56 1AR

For further information contact Heart Jewel Centre on 01629 581585 or heartjewelcentre@gmail.com // www.heartjewel.org.uk


Treetops Alton Manor Day Nursery, BELPER, DE56 0HS

Starting 5th March 2018.

Join us every monday morning for 4 weeks from 10.00am – 11.00am.

Certificate of attendance given for each baby's keepsake box!

See www.bellebambinobaby.co.uk for information


Milford & Makeney WI meeting Monday 6th February - Starts 2.00pm

As a `ONE OFF` experiment for our WI our meeting on the 5th March will take place at the

Baptist Chapel in Duffield (this is on the left hand side of the A66 driving towards Derby)

We meet the first Monday of each month – Contact is  01773825478 for info


Tuesday  6th


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 7th


Wednesday 7 March 7.30pm Belper Historical Society talk at St John’s Chapel Jane Middleton-Smith on archiving project discoveries at WW Winters Photographers of Derby. £3 for non-members.


Helen Hallows Spring Sketchbook Workshop

On Wedneday March 7 2018 at 10:00 am

Venue Creartii, 17 Green Lane, Belper, United Kingdom

Join Mixed media artist Helen Hallows as she shows you how to embrace your sketchbook and liberate your creativity. Sketchbooks should be a space for creative development and experimentation but we are often afraid to draw. Helen takes the fear out of the drawing, or at least helps you find new ways of approaching drawing, seeking out shape, colour and texture. We’ll make a simple fold out sketchbook to work in and then use various media to introduce colour before Helen introduces some drawing tasks. Working form the nature table you will take home a colourful sketchbook and new ways of seeing and drawing.


Thursday  8th


Meditation Classes –  called "Creating Your Own Inner peace"

Thursdays  7.00 pm - 8:30 pm – Cost £6 per class

Everyone is welcome including beginners to meditation. – No need to book

Venue : Old School House, Chapel Street, Belper DE56 1AR

For further information contact Heart Jewel Centre on 01629 581585 or heartjewelcentre@gmail.com // www.heartjewel.org.uk


CAP Life Skills Course - Run by Hope for Belper

On Thursday March 8 2018 Starts at 10:30 am

The venue is the Early Years Fun Centre, Alder Road, Parks Estate, Belper DE56 1LP

CAP Life Skills Course

CAP (Christian's Against Poverty) Life Skills is a free course for people who are on a low income and who want to pick up some tips on how to live well on a budget. The course started on the 18th January and then runs every Thursday for 8 weeks. At the end of each session there is a free lunch. We finish at 1pm.

Run in a small, friendly group , we look at how to lift the pressures on spending, how to make a budget (and stick to it), how to cook healthy, cheap meals, how to live life to the full. This course is open to anyone of any faith or none. You do need to book and you can do this by ringing or texting Jenny Lesley on 07752074737 or by emailing jennylesley@caplifeskills.org.


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 9th


Coffee Morning in the Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, Belper. -- 10.00 a.m. -- 12 noon


Slimming World Group meet  at Belper Town Football Club

Belper Town Football Club, Christchurch Meadow, Belper, DE56 1BA

Fridays 9:15am and 11:15am

Your Consultant's name is Hollie – Telephone 07525 688585


Pilates every Friday 12.45pm – 1.45pm at Belper Leisure Centre

This all over body workout concentrates on strengthening the core postural muscles which keep the body balanced and provide essential support for the spine.

Phone:01773 825285 - Contact Email:- info@belperleisurecentre.co.uk


Saturday 10th


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


BELPER HOCKEY CLUB  Ladies 2nd XI   v  Tamworth Ladies 1st - H - Starts 11.30am – MRHAWL League


BELPER HOCKEY CLUB  MENS 2nd   v   WORCESTER - H - Starts 2.30pm – MRHA 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.


The Crisis in Belper

Saturday March 10th at 9.00 pm

Nags Head , High Pavement, Belper.

A welcome return to The Nag's Head, Belper for The Mid-Life Crisis.

Free entry and maybe a few new tunes - what more could you ask for?


Sunday  11th


Heritage Talk: Transport in Belper

Sunday 11th Mar 2018 – 6.30pm – at No 28

Adrian Farmer takes a look back at the developments for all kinds of transport

seen in Belper over the past 150 years.

£4 per person (including refreshments)

Pay on the door but advance booking essential

No 28, The Market Place, Belper. DE56 1DD

To book email admin@belpernorthmill.org.uk  or ring 01773 880474 and leave your name,

contact details, event title and number of seats you want reserved.


Monday  12th


Meditation Classes –  called "Creating Your Own Inner peace"

Mondays 1:30 pm -2:45 pm – Cost £6 per class

Everyone is welcome including beginners to meditation. – No need to book

Venue : Old School House, Chapel Street, Belper DE56 1AR

For further information contact Heart Jewel Centre on 01629 581585 or heartjewelcentre@gmail.com // www.heartjewel.org.uk


Treetops Alton Manor Day Nursery, BELPER, DE56 0HS

Starting 5th March 2018.

Join us every monday morning for 4 weeks from 10.00am – 11.00am.

Certificate of attendance given for each baby's keepsake box!

See www.bellebambinobaby.co.uk for information


Tuesday  13th


Belper Town Council meeting Tuesday 13th March

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 14th


Belper Sub-Aqua Club meet every Wednesday evening at the Belper Leisure Centre

for swimming and diver training, and then afterwards in the Greyhound Pub on Whitemoor Lane.


Belper Walking for Health Group meet at Babington Hospital Clinic, Derby Road, Belper. – Every Wednesday outside the clinic at 10.00am – for free short walks – contact Sue Foster (PLC) 01773 525076


FOLK FRIENDZY DANCE GROUP meet at the Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper

Wednesday`s at 7.00pm – 9.00pm – Contact Steve Platt on 01773 743741 for information


Belper Over 50s Activity Morning

A Bowls and Table Tennis session designed especially for the over 50's in a relaxed and friendly environment.

A fun way to keep fit and meet new friends, No need to book, just come along

Every Wednesday Morning 10am - 11.30am at Belper Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper.


Thursday  15th


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.


Meditation Classes –  called "Creating Your Own Inner peace"

Thursdays  7.00 pm - 8:30 pm – Cost £6 per class

Everyone is welcome including beginners to meditation. – No need to book

Venue : Old School House, Chapel Street, Belper DE56 1AR

For further information contact Heart Jewel Centre on 01629 581585 or heartjewelcentre@gmail.com // www.heartjewel.org.uk


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 16th


Coffee Morning in the Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, Belper. -- 10.00 a.m. -- 12 noon


Slimming World Group meet  at Belper Town Football Club

Belper Town Football Club, Christchurch Meadow, Belper, DE56 1BA

Fridays 9:15am and 11:15am

Your Consultant's name is Hollie – Telephone 07525 688585


Pilates every Friday 12.45pm – 1.45pm at Belper Leisure Centre

This all over body workout concentrates on strengthening the core postural muscles which keep the body balanced and provide essential support for the spine.

Phone:01773 825285 - Contact Email:- info@belperleisurecentre.co.uk


Saturday 17th


BELPER HOCKEY CLUB  Ladies 2nd XI   v  Kettering Ladies 1st - H - Starts 11.30am – MRHAWL League


BELPER HOCKEY CLUB  MENS 2nd   v   WEST BRIDGEFORD - H - Starts 1.00pm – MRHA League


Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club present in concert  JASON LEE & NIGEL DAWES

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


Saturday 17th March at 7.30pm at St Clement's Church Horsley, DE21 5BR

"Sweet Lovers Love the Spring.

A programme of unaccompanied English songs and madrigals with a pastoral theme, including folk song settings and Shakespeare Songs  by Vaugham Williams, songs by Elgar and Rutter with earlier works by Thomas Morley, Orlando Gibbons and more.. Directed by Olivia Shotton

Tickets £7 available at the door or for reservations contact belpersingers@gmail.com or call Sue on 07990 658071


Sunday  18th


Walking Football – Sundays 11:00am - 12:00pm – £3 per session at Belper Leisure Centre

Walking football has developed at a fast pace throughout 2014 following the Barclays advert and there are now a number of sessions across the UK – Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn for comfortable play. Refreshments will be available after a session, but please bring a drink with you for the game.  

Phone:01773 825285 - Contact Email:- info@belperleisurecentre.co.uk


Family friendly open mic evening in the Arkwright Suite at The Lion Hotel every Sunday from 6 - 9pm with a special guest host each session. Enjoy the last few hours of the weekend in the company of open minds through open mic.

Play 3 songs and get a delicious freshly baked pizza FREE!

Once Michael the stage light is switched on the mic is then open for original live music, classic acoustic covers, poetry, spoken word and stories. All talent welcome.

If you have something to share please come along and join our Sunday Late Club - a thriving community open mic night with a warm welcoming atmosphere.


EVERY SUNDAY  – LIVE MUSIC 4 - 7pm –  Arkwright's Bar on Campbell Street, Belper,

Every Sunday will bring something different. The first and third Sunday's is Campbell Street Sunday Session

with a variety of Belper's best talent handpicked especially for Arkwright's. The second and forth Sunday will bring a different act each week to add even MORE variety to your Sunday afternoons.  


Monday  19th


Meditation Classes –  called "Creating Your Own Inner peace"

Mondays 1:30 pm -2:45 pm – Cost £6 per class

Everyone is welcome including beginners to meditation. – No need to book

Venue : Old School House, Chapel Street, Belper DE56 1AR

For further information contact Heart Jewel Centre on 01629 581585 or heartjewelcentre@gmail.com // www.heartjewel.org.uk


Treetops Alton Manor Day Nursery, BELPER, DE56 0HS

Starting 5th March 2018.

Join us every monday morning for 4 weeks from 10.00am – 11.00am.

Certificate of attendance given for each baby's keepsake box!

See www.bellebambinobaby.co.uk for information


Tuesday  20th


Ambergate WI Monthly Meeting at Ambergate Methodist Chapel on Tue 20th  March 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


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 21st


Wednesday 21 March 3.30pm Memorial Unveiling in Belper Memorial Gardens Unveiling of memorial for Charles Edwin Stone VC MM, a century after he was awarded the Victoria Cross.


Charles Edwin Stone VC MM - In 100 Years

Wednesday Mar 21st 2018 at 7.00 pm at St. Peter's Church, Chesterfield Rd, Belper

An evening of music, performance, poetry and drama.

A celebration of the life of Charles Edwin Stone VC MM who was awarded the VC on 21 March 1917.

Despite being wounded towards the end of WW1 Charles came home and lived until 1952.

He was an ordinary man who did extraordinary deeds. An evening of music, drama and spoken word.

Details from nonnel@sky.com




Thursday  22nd


Meditation Classes –  called "Creating Your Own Inner peace"

Thursdays  7.00 pm - 8:30 pm – Cost £6 per class

Everyone is welcome including beginners to meditation. – No need to book

Venue : Old School House, Chapel Street, Belper DE56 1AR

For further information contact Heart Jewel Centre on 01629 581585 or heartjewelcentre@gmail.com // www.heartjewel.org.uk


Thursday 22 March 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.  


Gig at The Grapes Belper

Thursday March 22nd at 8.00 pm

The Grapes Inn , 66 High Street, Belper.

Thurs night at the Grapes. No Direction. Matt and Si playing a range of covers from classics to upbeat sing alongs. We may also chuck in some originals. Rumour has it we have been busy.........


Friday 23rd


Coffee Morning in the Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, Belper. -- 10.00 a.m. -- 12 noon


Slimming World Group meet  at Belper Town Football Club

Belper Town Football Club, Christchurch Meadow, Belper, DE56 1BA

Fridays 9:15am and 11:15am

Your Consultant's name is Hollie – Telephone 07525 688585


Pilates every Friday 12.45pm – 1.45pm at Belper Leisure Centre

This all over body workout concentrates on strengthening the core postural muscles which keep the body balanced and provide essential support for the spine.

Phone:01773 825285 - Contact Email:- info@belperleisurecentre.co.uk


Saturday 24th


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


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


BELPER HOCKEY CLUB  Ladies 1st XI   v  Beeston Ladies 2nd - H - Starts 11.30am – MRHAWL League


BELPER HOCKEY CLUB  MENS 1st   v   WEST BRIDGEFORD - H - Starts 2.30pm – MRHA League


Saturday 24 March 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.


The unbroken host a fundraiser for St Swithun’s Church, Belper.

On Saturday March 24th 2018 at 7.30 pm

Venue St Swithun’s Church, Holbrook Road, Belper

We are hosting a fundraising evening at St Swithun’s Church, Belper. All

Funds raised will go to the church. This is a ticketed event. Tickets cost £5. If you would like to join us for this event, then let us know and we can arrange tickets for you.


AFTER HOURS - Live at the George and Dragon

Saturday March 24th at 8.30 pm

George and Dragon, Bridge Street, Belper.


The DALESMAN in Concert

Saturday March 24th : Concert in Hulland Ward

 Venue: The Village Hall – Start Time : 7:00 pm

See website for information


Sunday  25th


Walking Football – Sundays 11:00am - 12:00pm – £3 per session at Belper Leisure Centre

Walking football has developed at a fast pace throughout 2014 following the Barclays advert and there are now a number of sessions across the UK – Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn for comfortable play. Refreshments will be available after a session, but please bring a drink with you for the game.  

Phone:01773 825285 - Contact Email:- info@belperleisurecentre.co.uk


Family friendly open mic evening in the Arkwright Suite at The Lion Hotel every Sunday from 6 - 9pm with a special guest host each session. Enjoy the last few hours of the weekend in the company of open minds through open mic.

Play 3 songs and get a delicious freshly baked pizza FREE!

Once Michael the stage light is switched on the mic is then open for original live music, classic acoustic covers, poetry, spoken word and stories. All talent welcome.

If you have something to share please come along and join our Sunday Late Club - a thriving community open mic night with a warm welcoming atmosphere.


EVERY SUNDAY  – LIVE MUSIC 4 - 7pm –  Arkwright's Bar on Campbell Street, Belper,

Every Sunday will bring something different. The first and third Sunday's is Campbell Street Sunday Session

with a variety of Belper's best talent handpicked especially for Arkwright's. The second and forth Sunday will bring a different act each week to add even MORE variety to your Sunday afternoons.  


Monday  26th


Chatterbox Club

A fun and exciting social group for adults with a learning disability

The club is held every Monday 10am-12 (except bank holidays)

Address The Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. Derbyshire. DE56 1UU

Cost £3.50 (drinks available at a charge)

Email address- debbie.parker@positivehorizons.co.uk Phone 07898984636

Facebook – CHATTERBOX  @chatterboxbelper


Treetops Alton Manor Day Nursery, BELPER, DE56 0HS

Starting 5th March 2018.

Join us every monday morning for 4 weeks from 10.00am – 11.00am.

Certificate of attendance given for each baby's keepsake box!

See www.bellebambinobaby.co.uk for information


Tuesday  27th


Belper Town Council meeting Tuesday 13th March

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

Starts 7.00pm – members of the public welcome to attend


Walking Football Festival

NEXT FESTIVAL: Tuesday 27th March 2018 - at Belper Leisure Centre

10:00 - 13:00 – 5 a-side on the 3G pitch

£35.00 entry per team (Includes free chip cob in the bar afterwards)

Played in a friendly sociable environment

If you would like to enter your Walking Football team please contact our Football Development Officer Mike Gilmore on michael.gilmore@belperleisurecentre.co.uk or call 01773 825285.


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 28th


Wednesday 28 March 10.30am or 5.45pm Accessible Belper Training and Awareness Session at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road Raising awareness of accessibility issues in Belper.

Details at www.accessiblebelper.org or call Siobhan on 01773 826477


Thursday  29th


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 30th


Friday 30 March 11am The Belper Passion Walk of Witness from outside HSBC Bank, King Street Free admission.

The Easter Story beginning with the Walk Of Witness to St. Peter’s Church

followed by the Passion Play at 11:45am in St Peter’s Church.


Saturday 31st


Paul Tabor @the railway | Belper

Saturday, March 31st 2018 8:00pm

The Railway Hotel, 25 King Street,  Belper. DE56 1PW

This very talented musician shall be joining us for a eclectic evening,

from soul classics from marvin gaye , stevie wonder etc...to Indie and rock classics


What`s on in Belper in March

Just a few of the things happening in and around Belper

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