Belper  Celebration

 “What`s on in Belper”

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 “What`s on in Belper”


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Just a few of the things happening in and around Belper

MAY 2017








Tuesday  1st


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  SD Sen Ladies v Chellaston – Starts 1.30pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


BECOME ONE OF THE CREW and  VOLUNTEER & SUPPORT  YOUR LOCAL AIR AMBULANCE

JOIN BELPER & MATLOCK DISTRICT AIR AMBULANCE SUPPORTERS GROUP

We meet for this meeting only at The Railway Tea Rooms 3 Midland View, Belper DE56 1QB at 12.00 noon

We are a small but vibrant group looking for new volunteers who have

 a few hours to spare each month to take part in a wide variety of fund raising activities.

If you enjoy meeting people and you would like to raise money for a highly regarded charity at the same time come along and meet us to find out more at one of our meetings - no obligations.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A PRE-MEETING TELEPHONE CHAT EMAIL rich75heli@gmail.com  

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER We need your help to save lives


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.



ACOUSTIC NIGHT at Arkwright`s Bar Campbell Street, Belper.

Tuesday`s from 8..30pm

Hosted by Joe Ash

All Welcome



Belper Folk Club  ( Singer Night ) at the Old King Head Days Lane, Belper.

From 8.30 p.m. till 11.00 p.m.  -- All Welcome

Warriors within Martial Arts meet the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 16 – 7.30 p.m. 8.30 p.m.


Mindful Yoga meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 105  – 11.00am – 12.00 noon


Kaths Dru Yoga meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 19  – 5.30pm – 7.30pm


Strutts Bridge Group meet the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 19 - 10.00 a.m. 12.00 noon


White Peak Writers meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. --  Room 14  – 7.00pm – 9.00pm


Captive Audience Theatre Group meet  at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 20 – 6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.


Kim Hunt – DOG TRAINING at the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – 7.00 p.m. 9.00 p.m. Room 10


Peak Pilates meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 109 – 7.00 p.m. / 9.00 p.m.


Chevin Singers meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 10 – 10.00 a.m. / 12.00 p.m.


Restorative Pilates meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 107  – 6.30pm – 8.30pm


Twistin Tots music and movement for toddlers and pre-schoolers, and babys 0-4

in the Community Hall, Bridge Street, Belper. 9.45am - 11.30am -- ring 07977 578359 for price

2- hour Music and Play Sessions, – no need to book, just turn up


Slimming World Group meet  at  the Belper Community Hall

Bridge Street,(rear of Library) Belper, DE56 1AX

Tuesdays 5:00pm and 7:00pm – Your Consultant's name is Jodie – Telephone 07854 908358


BelCanto Male Voice Chorus

We rehearse each Tuesday evening 7.45pm to 9.45pm

in Belper Baptist Church, Bridge Street, Belper [on the Derby to Ambergate (A6) Road]

Why not come and join us and give it a go ?


WEIGHTWATCHERS – Meet Tuesday morning 10.00am

Masonic Hall, Campbell Street, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1AP


WEIGHTWATCHERS – Meet Tuesday evening 5.30pm

Whitemoor Centre, 100 John O'Gaunts Way, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0DB


Makeney Morris – Young Mixed Group meet at Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper.

Tuesdays from 8.00pm – 10.00pm – Contact Oli Matthhews on 07970 704022 for information


Your local ROCK CHOIR – 7.30 till 9.00 pm – come and join us

Ecclesbourne School Wirksworth Road, Duffield, DE56 4GS


Wednesday 2nd


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club Over 55s B v Rolls Royce C – Starts 1.30pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  Wed Doubles B v Belper Pottery B – Starts 6.30pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


Belper Historical Society Monthly Talk

At Strutts Centre, Belper on Wed 2nd May 2018 from 7.30pm To 9.30pm

The well known conservation architect, Derek Latham will offer his expert insight into the challenges involved in the conversion of old buildings to modern usage.

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

Contact is The Secretary phone Number: 01773 599089

He will use St John's Chapel as an example in which he was the architect. NB Venue is at STRUTTS COMMUNITY CENTRE, Derby Road at 7.30.

All welcome, members free, £3 fee for non-members.


Cross Keys Roots Live Music Hosted by Jake

Wednesday May 2nd at 8.00 pm  

Cross Keys, Market Place, Belper.


Thursday  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.


CAP Life SKills Course

Thursday April 19th at 10:30 am

Early Years Fun Centre, Alder Road, The Parks, Belper.

A free 8 week course, run in a small friendly group looking at how to live well on a budget. If you want to stay on top of your household bills, see your money go further, eat well on a budget or grow in self confidence then CAP Life Skills is for you. Booking by emailing jennylesley@caplifeskills.org or telephone /text 07752074734.


Friday 4th


SOULDEEP FUSION Live at the Queens Head, Chesterfield Road, Belper.

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


Saturday 5th


Margaret Keys and Guests in Concert   

Saturday May 5th  at 7.30 pm

St Peter's Church, Belper, Derbyshire,

MARGARET KEYS & GUESTS OPEN THE BELPER ARTS FESTIVAL 2018 with a special concert on 5 May at St Peter's Church, Belper. Tickets Adult £12.50 Child under 16 (with an adult) £1. Tickets on sale from 12 March at OXFAM BOOKS & SLENDERELLA . Online belperartsfestival.org



5th May 2018 – 11.00am - 2.00pm

Fleet Arts, The Fleet, Belper

Help create an indoor labyrinth for the Arts Trail, 11am - 12.30pm. Then walk its 'path for peace' from 1pm to connect with others around the globe in the mass labyrinth walk for World Labyrinth Day with meditation guide Allison Prince.

Suitable for all ages. – Donations of £2


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  Sat Singles A v Allestree C – Starts 1.30pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


Belper Meadows C.C. 2nd  XI  v  Nutbrook  C.C. 2nd   XI (H) – 1.30pm on Christ Church Meadows


Belper Amateurs C.C. 1st   XI  v  Marehay  C.C. 3nd   XI (H) – 1.30pm on the Packhouse Ground, Alderwasley


TONY DOYLE  Live at the Royal British Legion Club Strutt Street, Belper.


Node56 presents PIRATE RADIO! Live at the George & Dragon, Belper

Saturday May 5th at 9.00 pm   

George and Dragon, 117 Bridge Street, Belper.

Playing all your favourite rock & pop hits!


Sunday  6th


Sunday 6 May 2pm Water Power in Belper – Heritage Walk from Strutt’s North Mill Led by Ian Jackson. £4 per person,

Under 16s free. Details at www.belpernorthmill.org or 01773 880474. Just turn up.


Sunday 6 May to Monday 28 May Belper Arts Festival at locations across the town The sixth Belper Arts Festival features music, art, theatre, film, dance, comedy, photography and more. Performances and workshops will take place across the town. Check the website or brochure for individual times and event costs. Events include: Beth’s Poetry Trail Walk (10 May); Woollen Woods (12 to 20 May) Community Yarn Bomb in the Belper Parks woods; Music Festival (13 to 19 May); Nell Gwynn  - A Play directed by Larry Waller (17 to 19 May);  Shine! A day long showcase of theatre and music featuring children (20 May); Belper Open Houses (26 to 28 May) including artists and makers stalls, art exhibition and café at No.28 Market Place. Visit www.belperartsfestival.org or ring 07847 478251.


Belper Arts Trail

Sunday 6th May -  Monday 7th May – 10.30am - 4.30pm

The Trail, which takes place this year on Sunday, May 6 and Bank Holiday Monday, May 7 covers the town centre and it's surrounds but the focal point will be The Memorial Gardens where you'll find food stalls, children's entertainment and music plus a 'Ticket Tent'. This year we have well over 100 artists again in over 50 venues.

We welcome the Strutts Centre to this year's trail where we will be housing a large number of artists in the hall, to be accompanied by acoustic music plus Strutts will be operating their caf� with their legendary bacon sandwiches!

Captain Dan returns but this time the format is different. We are grateful to Amanda at The Ritz for letting the Captain loose in there. Yes? The Ritz will be the venue for a special Captain Dan variety show. Watch out during the next few weeks for more information on this but there will be three shows on each of the two days.

Music will again be focused on The Memorial Gardens with a main stage but this will form the major plank of an overall music trail to complement the Arts Trail. There will be many venues throughout the town where live music can be taken in.

And, if plans come to fruition, there could well be craft demonstrations taking place in The Market Place. courtesy of Richard Bett and his Co Creatives project. Additionally, Belper Historical Society are hosting a one day exhibition in The Masonic Hall on Campbell Street and Adrian Farmer will be doing an Arts and Heritage Walk on the Monday.

Arts Trail Guides will again contain a map identifying venues and artists as well as times of events during the two days of the trail. Entry to the Trail this year again will be by purchasing a trail badge and you will also receive a brochure. The badge and brochure will enable you to enter every venue and costs £3 per person again.

Belper Arts Trail was created to promote the growth of local artists, engage with the community and enhance Belper's reputation as a beautiful and inspiring place to visit. Now in it's fifth year, the Arts Trail is attracting artists from across the country whilst still keeping local artists at the forefront. Paintings, sculpture, photography, glass and jewellery ? all will feature throughout the trail with prices to suit all pockets. You can chat to artists and see demonstrations. A brilliant way to spend the weekend.

Before the Trail dates, you will be able to buy Guides and Badges from local outlets. On the two days of the trail they can be bought on the Market Place, in The Memorial Gardens, Gatehouse Antiques on Chapel Street, Strutts Centre and Belper North Mill.  Contact: – Suzanne Parnell 07738 150105 · Kelly Nixon 07788 556226

 Website: https://www.belperarts.org/  To take part, email info@belperarts.org. / Trail guides available locally - £3 (Adults)























Belper Town XI vs Jon Froggatt Select XI + End of season awards evening

On Sunday the 6th May 2018 at 3PM, a Belper Town XI side will face a Jon Froggatt Select XI (Play off winning) side. We are also happy to announce that the match will be free to watch, so we hope to see many Nailers fans down at the Marston's stadium

Once the match has concluded and from 6PM onwards, the Belper Town FC end of season awards evening will take place in the Nailers function room, everyone is welcome to come along.


Peat Pit Woods Fell Races - Race 2Fell Race Distance: 4.9k – 06/05/2018 - Starts at Juniors 11am : Seniors 11.30am

Race Address: The Bear Inn, Alderwasley, Derbyshire DE56 2RD

Details:

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 arel registered withand 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


Heage Windmill American cars

Sunday May 6th from 11.00 am   

At Heage Windmill, Heage


Monday  7th


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  S.D Ladies v Alveston & Bolton – Starts 7.00pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


CAR BOOT SALE at STRUTTS from 8.30am to 1.00pm

£8 for a Car / £10 for a Van - No Trailers

The Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire


L. O. V. @ BELPER ARTS TRAIL

Monday May 7th at 2.00 pm   

VENUE Belper Memorial Gardens, Belper,


Tuesday  8th


The American Divas

Tuesday May 8th at 7.30 pm  

VENUE Belper School, John O'Gaunts Way, Belper.

The American Divas is a spectacular tribute to 3 of the greatest women in music,

Madonna, Cher and Tina Turner.

Join us for a fantastic evening at Belper School, John O'Gaunts, Belper DE56 0DA. Doors open at 6:45pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. - Tickets £10 available by calling the ticket hotline on 07761 378331


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 9th


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club Over 55s A v Rolls Royce B – Starts 1.30pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  Wed Doubles A v Allestree A – Starts 6.30pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


Fleet Arts

Give-Guitar-a-Go - due to the popularity and enquiries we have received we are asking that you email jane@fleet-arts.org, or telephone 01773 820484, for a booking form to secure your place. Whilst the first 3 "taster sessions" are free a small voluntary donation would be most welcome.









Thursday  10th


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  Belper Ladies v Spondon B – Starts 7.00pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


QUIZ `N` CHIPS at the Royal British Legion Club Strutt Street, Belper. – Starts 7.30pm


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

Starts 7.00 p.m. till 10.00 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://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_secret.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


James Rippingale Recital

Thursday 10th May 2018 – 7.00pm

At Number 28 The Market Place, Belper.

Derbyshire based Classical Guitarist James Rippingale is well known among musicians and audiences for his innovative, exciting programmes and sensitive musical playing.

He plays a wide range of music from traditional classical guitar repertoire such as Bach, Villa Lobos, Ponce and Tarrega to modern works by Rawsthorne, Harrison, Henze, Britten and Brouwer. These are interspersed with his own compositions that often prove very popular with his audience.

His recitals are an eclectic mix of styles and sound worlds with music from Tibet, Japan, Europe and America displaying the many techniques colours and timbres of the Classical Guitar with sensitivity and deep musicality.

Tickets: £8 – Under 16s - Free – Tickets also available at Oxfam Books & Music 65a King St. Belper DE56 1QA

BUY TICKETS NOW



Friday 11th


The Zeppelin 3 at The George and Dragon, Belper

Friday, May 11th 2018 9.00pm

George and Dragon 117 Bridge Street,  Belper.



Saturday 12th


Belper Meadows C.C. 1st XI  v  Shipley Hall C.C. XI 1st XI(H) – 1.30pm on Christ Church Meadows


Belper Amateurs C.C. 2nd   XI  v  Staveley Welfare  C.C. 1st   XI (H) – 1.30pm on the Packhouse Ground, Alderwasley


Saturday 12 May 9am to 1pm Belper Farmers Market on Market Place Cheeses, meats, bread and other stalls. Details at www.belpertowncouncil.gov.uk. Also café and crafts at No.28, including at 2pm an ‘Into the Wild Woods’ workshop.


Saturday 12 May 11am Milford May Day Celebration starting at Holly Bush, Makeney May Day procession around the village, visiting the well dressings and ending in Milford School for their Spring Fair.


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  Sat Singles B v Sitwell Arms B – Starts 1.30pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


MARK HALEY  Live at the Royal British Legion Club Strutt Street, Belper.


12 May – 20 May  WOOLLEN  WOODS

Belper parks Woods is transformed by knitted creatures The magic happens in the ancient woodland called Belper Parks Wood situated near the centre of the town. It is a free community event created by local knitters, crocheters and those who work with felt. In previous years visitors have discovered well known characters such as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, Alice from Wonderland, the Cheshire Cat and the White Rabbit, Noah and the animals from the Ark. Many trees are decorated by local groups including care homes, schools, nurseries and charities. There will also be creatures you would expect to see in a wood such as owls, red squirrels, badgers, foxes but also lots of fairy folk. The Parks Woods can be accessed from several places in town but the easiest way is from the free Coppice Car park just off the Market Place.


ROCK FOR THE HOMELESS Live at the Queens Head, Chesterfield Road, Belper.

 – Doors open 8.00 p.m. Starts 9.00 p.m.


Drink & Draw - 12th May 2018 - 8.00 - 10.00pm

Fleet Arts, The Fleet, Belper.

Come and enjoy some fun and varied drawing activities with Tan Draig, whilst having a couple of glasses of wine or beer in an informal setting. Get your creative juices flowing?what's not to like!

Suitable for adults of all abilities. £10 (advised to book a place in advance as limited space available)

A variety of materials will be provided but feel free to bring any of your own favourites.


Come and play! A recorders workshop

Saturday May 12th at 1.00 pm  

VENUE Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire


Sunday  13th


13th May (2pm) The Railway in Belper Walk

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

Follow the railway through Belper, still a major artery, its

route and features determined by the power of a local mill and land-owning family.

Details at www.belpernorthmill.org or 01773 880474. Just turn up.


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  Competition – Singles Merit – Starts 11.00am  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


Heage Windmill Classic Bikes

Sunday May 13th at 11.00 am   

At Heage Windmil, Heage, Derbyshire.



Monday  14th


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  SD Vets v Allestree 1 – Starts 1.30pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


Milford & Makeney WI meeting Monday 14th May - Starts 2.30pm

at Duffield Baptist Church, Makeney Road, Duffield

This meeting is our A.G.M.

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


Therapeutic Textiles - "Love-a-Lampshade" project with Philippa Larkam @ Fleet Arts, Belper.

 Monday 14th May from 1.30 to 3.30pm. £3

inc. all materials.

Fleet Arts, The Fleet, Belper.















Tuesday  15th


Ambergate WI Monthly Meeting at Ambergate Methodist Chapel

On Tue 15th  May 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 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 16th


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  Wed Doubles B v Allestree B – Starts 7.00pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


Thursday  17th






















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.


Old Hat Jazz Band in Concert

At Belper Rugby Club on Thursday 17th May 2018 from 8.00pm

A group of some of the finest young musical talents Britain has to offer, Old Hat Jazz Band brings huge amounts of style and panache to a treasure trove of quintessential 1920s and '30s jazz classics and 'irresistibly catchy' (All About Jazz) original tunes. Old jazz remade with real verve.

Belper Rugby Club, Strutts Playing Field, Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1UU

Ticket Prices – £9.00 Standard / £7.50 Concession

Main Box Office Telephone Number 07743 957 017

Tickets available from 07743 957 017 or Oxfam Books, King Street, Belper.

Performer's website - www.oldhatjazz.co.uk






























Friday 18th


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  S.D Men`s v Kings Newton – Starts 7.00pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


Feel Good Fridays - 18th May 2018 - 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Fleet Arts, The Fleet, Belper.

The first of a series of health & well-being events with an amazing 'sound bath' experience led by professional holistic therapist, Cara Amirah using crystal bowls, gongs, drums and other gorgeous vibrational sounds. Not to be missed!

Suitable for adults. £10 (advised to book a place in advance as limited space available).

Please bring something to lie on and a blanket.


Weathered Eye Live at The George And Dragon, Belper

Friday May 18th at 9.00 pm   

George and Dragon, 117 Bridge Street, Belper.



Saturday 19th


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  Sat Singles A v Rykneld B – Starts 1.30pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


Belper Meadows C.C. 2nd  XI  v  Morton Colliery  C.C. 2nd   XI (H) – 1.30pm on Christ Church Meadows


Belper Amateurs C.C. 1st   XI  v  Nutbrook  C.C. 2nd   XI (H) – 1.30pm on the Packhouse Ground, Alderwasley


Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club present in concert  DIRK.JAN RANZI.JN

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


TOMMY  Live at the Royal British Legion Club Strutt Street, Belper.


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

Saturday 19th May – 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


FAMILY FUN day 19 May

The Rotary Club of Belper and Duffield is organising a “Family Fun Day” to be held on the afternoon of Saturday, 19th May 2018. It will be on the recreation ground on Park Road, Belper and making use also of the adjacent Early Years Centre. Keep your eye on the Rotary Club website, www.belper-rotary.co.uk after 1st January for regular updates as the afternoon’s programme is developed and more details made available. This is our first venture into organising a Carnival event so do come along and support your local Rotary Club, supporting the local community and have loads of fun at the same time.


 

Lingotot North Derby – 19 May at 10:15–11:15

Fleet Arts, The Fleet, DE56 1NU Belper

Join us as we launch French for children ages 0-5 years in a Saturday morning class. We will have songs, games, stories, a raffle, lots of fun and a mini French breakfast! Discount vouchers will be available, so come along and join the fun.

PLACES MUST BE BOOKED VIA THE LINK BELOW

Tickets available – www.lingotot.com


Sunday  20th


20th May (2pm) The Deer Park Boundary Walk

Start: Market Place, Belper (DE56 1FZ). Leader:  Adrian Farmer.

A chance to walk the one-mile boundary of Belper’s ancient deer park, and discover its centuries-old story.

Details at www.belpernorthmill.org or 01773 880474. Just turn up.


Young Peoples Music Showcase

Sunday May 20th at 6.00 pm   

The Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper.

Young artists from across Derbyshire will be coming together to showcase their musical talents

and fundraise money for Fleet Arts & the Padley Group.

Tickets: £5 adults, £2.50 children available on the door

01332 774480/01773 820484


Babyballet Derbyshire Central presents 'Twinkle's Dream'

Sunday May 20th at 11.30 am   

Belper School, John O'Gaunts Way, Belper.

Babyballet Derbyshire Central presents 'Twinkle's Dream'

70 of our pupils ages 3 & 4 years take to the stage for our second show 'Twinkle's Dream'.

1st show 11.30am / 2nd show 3.30pm



Monday  21st


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  S.D. Ladies v Ashbourne – Starts 7.00pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


Tuesday  22nd


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 23rd


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club Over 55s B v Rykneld A – Starts 1.30pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  Wed Doubles A v Derby Co-Op – Starts 7.00pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


Thursday  24th


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

Starts 7.00 p.m. till 10.00 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://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_secret.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Mature Movers - 24th May 2018  - 10.00am - 11.30am

Fleet Arts, The Fleet, Belper.

A taster session for people who would like to keep moving/dancing whatever your ability/mobility (you can be standing or seated) in a supportive environment, led by Andrea Haley, an experienced movement therapist. Suitable for anyone 50+ /carers are also welcome. £3 donation (advised to book a place in advance as limited space available)


Friday 25th


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  S.D Men`s v Netherseal A – Starts 7.00pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


Tour of the Derwent Valley - Race 1: Duffield Road Race
Race Distance: 4.4 miles - 25/05/2018 - Starts at 8pm

Race Address: The Bridge Inn, Duffield, DE56 4BD just off the A6 five miles north of Derby.

The entry fee is £5 per race or £18 for the Series. Unaffilated runners need to pay £2 extra to cover the cost of insurance – Race Fee: £5 (£7 unattached) –  Go to www.runningwithdavid.com for more info


Lester and the bee at the hurt arms Ambergate

Friday May 25th at 9.00 pm

The Hurt Arms Ambergate, Derby Road, Ambergate, Belper.



Saturday 26th


Belper Meadows C.C. 1st XI  v  Ockbrook & Borrowash  C.C. 2nd  XI (H) – 1.30pm on Christ Church Meadows


Belper Amateurs C.C. 2nd   XI  v  West Hallam White Rose  C.C. 2nd   XI (H) – 1.30pm

on the Packhouse Ground, Alderwasley


26 May – 28 May  Belper OPEN HOUSES ART

Free entry to all venues Belper artists open their homes and studios to visitors. You might even get tea and cake.

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May 10.30am until 4.30pm,

Monday 28 May 10.30am until 4pm  – http://www.belperopenhouses.com/


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  Saturday Cup V  Rykneld – Starts 1.30am  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


DAVE LOGAN  Live at the Royal British Legion Club Strutt Street, Belper.


Glory Days Live at  Milford Social Club

Saturday May 26th at 9.00 pm   

Milford Social Club, 5 Chevin Road, Milford, Belper.


Sunday  27th


Belper Meadows C.C. 1st XI  v  Dunstall  C.C. 1st   XI (H) – 12.30pm on Christ Church Meadows


27th May (2pm) Pubs, Parks and Peculiarities Walk

Start: Market Place, Belper (DE56 1FZ). Leader: Christine Smith.

Looking at the sites of Belper’s old hostelries, some long-gone and some still in use. Also the old parklands in the

town, with some odd peculiarities of old Belper thrown in

Details at www.belpernorthmill.org or 01773 880474. Just turn up.


Tour of the Derwent Valley - Race 2: Malt Shovel Road Race
Race Distance: 4.31 miles - 27//05/2018 - Starts at 3.30pm

Race Address: The Malt Shovel pub, Oakerthorpe Road, Washgreen, Wirksworth DE4 4GS

The entry fee is £5 per race or £18 for the Series. Unaffilated runners need to pay £2 extra to cover the cost of insurance  

Race Fee: £5 (£7 unattached)

Details: The start and finish are in the same place, about 300m from the Malt Shovel. The first 100m is slightly downhill before a left turn on to Breamfield Lane. After 1.7miles, and just before Alport Heights, you do a left hand loop before turning right to rejoin the course (2.9miles) and return by the same route as you started along. –  Go to www.runningwithdavid.com for more info


Monday  28th


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  Competition – Open Doubles – Starts 9.00am  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


Tuesday  29th


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  SD Sen Ladies v Chaddesten  – Starts 1.30pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


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.


Derby Area Sewing Group

A friendly group who gather to share ideas and advice about garment making and sewing. Our members have a range of experience from beginners to tailoring. Bring your own project and enjoy a shared interest. Anyone under 18 or with additional needs will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. We meet on the last Tuesday of each month 7.00 - 9.00pm

Location: Strutts Centre, Derby Rd, Belper, DE56 1UU

Cost: £10 annual fee plus £3 per session

Sessions - Next 5 of 5 sessions:

30 January 2018 / 29 May 2018 / 31 July 2018 / 30 October 2018 / 29 January 2019

Your contact is Di Kendall Telephone number: 07594295004 Email address: di@sew-it.biz


Wednesday 30th


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club Over 55s B v Belper Pottery B – Starts 1.30pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  Wed Doubles B v Breadsall B – Starts 7.00pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


Thursday  31st


Belper Meadows  Bowls Club  Belper Ladies v Etwall – Starts 7.00pm  (H) on Christ Church Meadow


Mixed Up - An Evening of New Writing

Thursday May 31st at 8.00 pm   

The Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper.

Tickets £10

 Box Office 07875648562 / 07886017913

“Mixed Up” is a celebration of comedy and drama showcasing the work of new writers, carefully selected from recent script submissions to create this new piece of theatre, come along for a great night of entertainment.




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.


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