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Just a few of the things happening in and around Belper

MAY 2018




Wednesday 1st


Belper Historical Society Talk - Belper's Early Photographers

At Strutts Centre, Belper

On Wed 1st May 2019 At 7.30pm – room 14

A look at photographers who recorded the town's development from the earliest days of photography.

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

Parking at the side and back of the building.


Belper Meadows Bowls Club - Over 55 B  v  Derby Co-op B – H –  Starts 1.30pm


Belper Meadows Bowls Club -  Wed Doubles B  v Allestree B  – H – Starts 6.30pm  


Shottle Hall Open Evening

Wednesday May 1st 2019 at 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Shottle Hall, White Lane, Shottle, nr Belper. DE56 2EB

OPEN EVENING ALERT!

Come along to our open evening here at Shottle Hall.

The whole of the Estate will be open to view at your leisure between 4pm and 8pm, so why not come after work for a drink and a chat with one of our wedding coordinators (you may even catch the beautiful sunset!!).


HIIT FIT Complete

Wednesday  at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Belper Community Hall, Bridge Street, Belper.

The complete package...full body workout like no other

About Organizer:

High quality classes to suit all abilities and levels of fitness, friendly and supportive.

HIIT FIT, CardioSculpt and Bums and Tums #justgreattraining

http://www.impactdancefit.com


Village Games at the Strutt Centre

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.


CRAFT CLUB

Every Wednesday from 7.00pm till 9.00pm. £5 inc refreshments – no need to book,

just turn up – Bring your own projects, learn a new craft each week, come along with your friends,

Monthly Knit Night and visiting artist workshops?

CREARTII Art Studio 17 Green Lane, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1BY

Telephone: 07881 653117 or E-mail: enquiries@creartii.co.uk

See website www.creartii.co.uk for information


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.


Quiz Night at the King William Pub, Derby Road, Milford


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


A chair-based exercise class with standing balance work aimed at helping older people to remain steadier on their feet.  

The class is every Wednesday 1.30 – 4.00 in Room 10 at the Strutts Centre.

The cost is £3.30 per session. – For more information contact Emma on 07554 85816


FOLK FRIENDZY DANCE GROUP meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper.

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


Captive Audience Community Theatre meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 15  – 7.30pm – 9.00pm


Belper Model Railway Group meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 102  – 7.00pm – 10.00pm


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


Belper Junior Musical Theatre meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 105  – 6.00pm – 7.15pm


Belper  Musical Theatre meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 107  – 7.30pm – 9.00pm


Belper Community Choir meet at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 107 – 4.00 p.m. / 6.00 pm


Come and join Belper Woman`s Group on Wednesday mornings  at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper.

 – Starts at 10.00 a.m. – New Member Welcome – Call Marie on 01773 824406 for information Come for a chat and to meet some new people in your area


Belper Portrait Group. at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. Sessions are in room 20 on the ground floor from 7 – 9 pm.   Please bring an easel or use the back of a chair.  Bring your own materials.  A portrait model is provided.  The cost is £4.00 each session to cover the cost of the room and the model.  There is no tutor for this group.  Please come along on Wednesday evening or Contact :Margaret 01773 826449 for any further information.!


Slimming World Group meet  at  the Whitemoor Centre

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

Wednesdays 5:30pm and 7:30pm – Your Consultant's name is Hollie – Telephone 07525 688585


Back to Netball for Belper ladies at Belper Leisure Centre on Wed  from 6.00pm To 7.00pm

Ladies in Belper and the surrounding area are being invited to take a trip down memory lane with 'Back to Netball' sessions at Belper Leisure Centre. John O'Gaunts Way, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 ODA

For more information, get in touch with Beth on 07584904519 or beth@villagegames.org.uk

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/VillageGamesAmberValley


Tae Kwon-Do at Belper Leisure Centre John O'Gaunts Way, Belper. DE56 0DA

Wednesday 17:15 - 21:30

Ran by Mr Karl Duro, 5th Degree Black Belt. Sessions are for ages 4+, including separate junior and adult classes.  

Tae Kwon-Do is great for increasing fitness, self-defence skills, confidence and flexibility. Call now on 07946593363


Derby Dodgeball at Belper Leisure Centre John O'Gaunts Way, Belper. DE56 0DA

Wednesday 18:00 - 19:00 - £3.50 per session or £21 for 7 week course (payable first week)

Derby Dodge ball Club are in their 3rd year in their quest to bring fantastic coaching and understanding to the game of dodge-ball. For boys and girls - school years 3, 4, 5, and 6. All abilities catered for and the coaching is structured around fun and confidence building. For more information contact 07813960299 / 07968563797.


Gym Kids at Belper Leisure Centre John O'Gaunts Way, Belper. DE56 0DA

Gymkids runs every Wednesday, and consists of pre-school Gymnastics for children aged 9 months to 5 years.

9.25 - 10.10am, 9 months - 3 years, £3 per session (with parent/gaurdian) drop in.

10.20 - 11.05am, 3-5 years, £4 per session (without parent/guardian) booking essential.

11.15 - 12 noon, 3-5 years, £4 per session (without parent/guardian) booking essential.

For further details please contact the course leader Helen on 07894987280

or contact via email on helens75@hotmail.co.uk


Pilates at Belper Leisure Centre John O'Gaunts Way, Belper. DE56 0DA – Cost:£4.30

This all over body workout concentrates on strengthening the core postural muscles which keep the body balanced and provide essential support for the spine. The exercises will teach awareness of breathing, alignment of the spine and will strengthen the deep torso muscles. Every Wednesday from 8.00 until 9.00.pm – Belper Leisure Centre Phone:01773 825285 - Contact Email:- info@belperleisurecentre.co.uk


Spin Fit @ The Fit Pit - Fitness Class Cost: £4 per session or free to members

The Fit Pit, East Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 2UA

A calorie burning, heart pumping, leg pedalling class.

Every Wednesday from 18:00 until 18:45.

Contact John Stone on 01773 821676 or Email: fitpit@btconnect.com


Chi Kung & Tai Chi Class for all ages, abilities and levels at Fleet Arts. Wed morning 8.30am to 10am. £6 per session. Contact: Barry Clinton on 07801 430104 or email barry.clinton43@gmail.com


Sweaty Mama Belper Class

Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m..  

Venue Belper Meadows Sports Club, Belper.






Thursday  2nd


Belper Meadows Bowls Club -  Belper Ladies  v  Chaddesden A  – H –  Starts 6.30pm


QUIZ NIGHT at the Royal British Legion Club Strutt Street, Belper. – 7.30pm


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.


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


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


Yoshinkan Aikido meet at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 103 – 7.15 p.m. / 9.15 pm


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


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


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


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 7.00-9.00pm Strutts Centre,Derby Road, Belper.  01773 270271


Chair-based exercise class at the Early Years Centre Alder Road, Park Estate, Belper The class is every Thursday 3.00 – 3.45 p.m.

Please contact ELLE on 07736 094882 for  access help into the centre.


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


Adult Disability Football Programme  – Thursday 13:30- 14:30 – £2 per session - 3G Pitch

Lead by a Derby County Community Trust Qualified Coach our adult disability programme is an inclusive session for adults aged 16+. The sessions are delivered in a relaxed environment which encourages fun and enjoyment. The session is designed to be casual and fun providing adults with a disability the opportunity to come and play.

We currently have a fantastic partnership with Whitemoor Disability Centre who include the session as part of their programme, but we are actively looking for new members both individuals from the local community and also other local groups who wish to be involved. – At Belper Leisure Centre - Phone:01773 825285 - Contact Email:- info@belperleisurecentre.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


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  


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


Baby College

Fun development classes with your 0-3 year old

Thursday mornings at the Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper

9.30 am Toddler PLUS (9m-2 Years) – 10.30 am Infants (0-9m)

Contact: To book contact rebecca@babycollege.co.uk Tel: 07740 056830

www.babycollege.co.uk


Friday 3rd


The Joe Jammer Band - in Concert

Friday May 3rd 2019 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm    

Old King's Head, 1 Days Lane, Belper. DE56  

An evening of blues and rock from a virtuoso guitarist.




Fin Fest @ The Queens Head

Friday May 3rd 2019 at 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Queens Head, 29 Chesterfield Road, Belper,

Fin Fest will be an evening of live music to raise money for local boy, Finley, his family & CLIC sargent, the charity that supports other families in their situation. Below are words from his mum, Gemma. We hope to raise as much as we can to help them so please put it in your diaries & share the event.

£5 entry and bring money for an amazing music raffle/auction type thing.

For those that don't know Finley, he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia on January 17th and has been in hospital for 6weeks out of 8 so far. He has undergone more treatments than I care to mention and has 2 rounds of intense chemotherapy. We found out he made remission after the first round but due to having high mutations he is at high risk of relapse and will need a bone marrow transplant in Sheffield mid April, his eldest sister is kindly a match.

Finley is currently at home for a few days before his counts drop and will have to go back in for 3-4weeks. He will then be allowed home again for a week before he has an even more intense chemotherapy in Sheffield to prepare him for transplant. The transplant is going to be a very difficult time for Finley as they have to make him very poorly before they can make him better, but with the amazing determination and strength he's shown so far I'm sure he will absolutely 'boss' it (as Fin would say) – LETS GO KICK ASS FIN ???



Open Mic Night at Fleet Arts

Friday 3rd May  – 7.00pm  –  8.30pm

Admission: - £2 (over 18s) £1 (under 18s) family ticket £4

Performers – FREE Entry




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


U3A OPEN MEETING at Strutts Centre Derby Road, Belper. – 10.00am till 12.00noon - non members welcome

– First Friday of the month


Reiki Share Group meet  at the Fleet Arts Centre The Fleet, Belper. – 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.

New members who have Reiki Level 1 and above welcome, come and join us on the first Friday of each month.

For further information please contact Judy Cauldwell on 07875 367 270


Saturday 4th


Belper Arts Festival which will run from 4 May until 1 June 2019.

Go to http://www.belperartsfestival.org/index.html for information



Belper Meadows Bowls Club -  Sat Singles A  v  Little Eaton A – H –  Starts 1.30pm


Belper Meadows Bowls Club -  Sat D Cup – CUP Prelim round –  Starts 6.30pm


Belper Amateurs CC 2nd XI  v  Eckington CC Derbyshire 3rd XI  – H – Starts 1.30pm

The Packhorse Ground, Sandyford Lane, Alderwasley, Belper,  Derbyshire. DE56 2RD


Belper Meadows CC 2nd XI  v  Ashover CC 1st XI  – H – Starts 1.00pm

Christchurch Meadow,  The Triangle, Off Bridge Street, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1BA


PETE CASTLE Live at the Queens Head, Chesterfield Road, Belper.

Details to follow – Doors open 8.00 p.m. Starts 9.00 p.m


JOHNNY CAESAR  Live at the Royal British Legion Club Strutt Street, Belper. – 8.30pm


Bedazzled By Broadway Concert

4th May 2019 –  7.30pm  – in St. Peter's Church

featuring JEANNA de WAAL, Belper Musical Theatre & Paddy Stafford, the evening is hosted by Fliss Goldsmith.

A genuine Broadway star opens the 2019 Festival. Jeanna de Waal moved to the USA after studying at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and a year as Scaramouche in 'We Will Rock You'. Jeanna has had lead roles on Broadway in 'Kinky Boots' and 'American Idiot' as well as touring the USA as the White Witch in 'Wicked'. In February Jeanna takes the title role in a brand new musical, 'Diana : The Musical' which is about the life of the 'People's Princess'. The show is expected to open on Broadway late in 2019. Jeanna is joined by Belper Musical Theatre and special guest Paddy Stafford.

Tickets from belperartsfestival.org , Oxfam Books Belper and Derby Live.

Tickets: – Adults - £15  Under 16s - £10 For further information email nonnel@sky.com BUY TICKETS NOW


BLACK DOG RADIO PRESENTS - RURA

LIVE AT THE OLD KING’S HEAD, BELPER

4th May, 2019  –  Tickets £15

http://black-dog-radio.com/rura-live--in-belper--04-05-19


 RURA are a multi award-winning act and one of Scotland’s most sought-after folk-based bands. With three heralded albums and extensive international touring, RURA affirm their position as one of Scotland’s leading groups.

Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhran and guitar has won a devoted following in many corners of the globe, amongst audiences and critics alike.

“One of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene” (Songlines) RURA are a multi award-winning act, and one of Scotland’s most sought-after folk-based bands.

With three heralded albums – most recently, 2018’s lauded In Praise of Home – and extensive international touring, RURA are one of Scotland’s most powerful groups. Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhran, guitar and voice has won a devoted following in many corners of the globe, amongst audiences and critics alike.

The group’s fire first ignited in 2010, as award-winners at Glasgow’s world-renowned Celtic Connections festival, where they have now appeared on a remarkable seven occasions – taking just one year off from their formative award win. Since then, Jack Smedley, Steven Blake, David Foley and Adam Brown’s powerful, entrancing instrumentals have been a main stage highlight of many of the world’s leading folk festivals – including Cambridge, Tønder, Winnipeg, Vancouver and HebCelt, amongst countless others across more than 20 countries. Their media profile is similarly huge, with numerous national radio and television appearances, including BBC1’s Hogmanay Live, broadcast live to the world over New Year 2016/2017 from Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket.

 “the perfect soundtrack to a Scottish summer” The Skinny

“one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene” Songlines (5 stars)

“accomplished musicianship…supremely impressive” FolkWords

“genuinely stirring stuff… there’s something very exciting about RURA” Fatea Magazine

“a brilliant fusion of the old and the new” The Herald

RURA are:  FIDDLE - Jack Smedley / PIPES/WHISTLES - Steven Blake / GUITAR - Adam Brown / BODHRÁN/FLUTE - David Foley

Visit the RURA website here: https://www.rura.co.uk/


The Shine play at The Nag's Head, Belper

Saturday May 4th 2019 at 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm    

Nags Head Belper, 5 High Pavement, Belper DE56 1GD

The Shine are coming back to Belper! We look forward to bringing Spring cheer to the hills of High Pavement, so enjoy the warm welcome of the Nags with our own hot rock, blues and pop!



Board Games Day –  4th May 2019 – 10am - 6pm

Fleet Arts

Derby Games will be taking over our hall with a wide choice of many board games - some lasting hours and others just minutes! Take your pick and try out new ones or enjoy some classic favourites. All ages welcome (including adults on their own) to join in with a group or to just sit with one other. Stay as long or as little as you like - or pop in and out throughout - anything goes!  —  £3 on the door

Fleet Arts, The Old School, The Fleet, Belper. DE56 1NU

Website: www.fleet-arts.org  Facebook: Fleet Arts/Instagram: fleetarts/Twitter: @FleetArts

For further information contact email: events@fleet-arts.org or Tel: 01773 820484



Sunday  5th


Sunday 5th May

2 pm  - WALK – Milford Heritage at Risk

A look at some of Milford`s Historic Buildings.

Start: - Soi Kitchens car park, Milford. DE56 0QW – £5 per person.

Book at www.belpernorthmill.org


Sunday 5th and Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2019.

May Day Bank Holiday weekend we're back.

We are now accepting applications for the 2019 arts trail.

The 6th Belper Arts Trail will take place next year on Sunday 5th May and Bank Holiday Monday 6th May.

It will be focused, as usual, around the centre of Belper involving community centres, shops, businesses, pubs, churches and some private houses.

The 2018 Trail was a great success with glorious weather and over 140 artists in 50 different venues split between an Upper and Lower Trail. We estimate over 3000 visitors came to the town. The Children’s Trail, with Captain Dan the Pirate performing a variety show in The Ritz, was an enormous success; there was an excellent choice of things for the family and having a 10 venue Music Trail within the Art Trail provided an excellent addition.

Check on website – https://www.belperarts.org/


BELPER GOES BLACK...Sun 05 May...make your first booking for No28's 2019 Arts Festival emerging programme...a multi-media evening, part of the No28 Arts Trail weekend 'The edge is where the centre is' hosted by Jonny formerly of Weare Kunst with Vegan Revelation as guest cafe. Tickets via website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/belper-goes-black-tickets-55068946702

















Belper Arts Trail at the Fleet

 Sun, 5 May at 10:30 to Mon, 6 May at 16:30

 Fleet Arts Centre in Belper

Our whole venue will be accessible offering open studios, vinyl records, live art, textile have-a-go, on-the-spot limericks, cakes/ plants/books for sale, Lego workshop, venue group taster sessions,


Monday  6th


























Sarah McQuaid Guitar Workshop

Monday May 6th 2019 at 10:00 am to 11:30 am

St. Peter's Church, Chesterfield Road, Belper.

An Introduction To DADGAD

Described by The Irish Times as "a godsend to aspiring traditional guitarists," Sarah McQuaid's The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book has become the standard reference on the subject. Topics covered in the workshop include basic chord shapes in DADGAD, the capo and its uses, backing guitar styles, chord patterns, ornamentation and an overview of the modes (Mixolydian, Dorian, etc.) that are typical of traditional tunes and songs. By way of illustration, Sarah will teach participants to accompany a song in DADGAD, including a simple instrumental break, and will then "take apart" another song, demonstrating how different patterns and variations can be introduced to make the accompaniment more interesting for the listener. Handouts with lyrics, tablature and chord diagrams are provided.

Tickets: £20 per person. (includes admission to the evening concert)

Participants will be admitted free to the evening concert by Sarah.


Sarah McQuaid at Belper Arts Festival

Belper Arts Festival -- St Peter's Church, 2 St Peter's Close, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1EB, UK Tel 07847 478251 -- Tickets £10, Under 16s £7, free entry for carers under the 3A - Access All Arts Essential Companion Scheme -- 7:30pm (Doors 6:45pm) http://www.belperartsfestival.org or ring 07847 478251. Tickets may also be purchased from Oxfam Books, Time and Again and Derby Live. Visit http://www.sarahmcquaid.com for other tour dates and more information about Sarah.


Monday Muso Club

From  8.00pm at The Bulls Head, Belper Lane End, Belper.

Every Monday from 8pm, an evening of acoustic music in Belper's community pub.

Everyone welcome to a warm and friendly atmosphere.



Give Guitar-a-Go Taster Sessions

7th May 2019 – 8 - 9pmn - Fleet Arts,

An informal beginners guitar circle... some guitars available or bring your own.

3 sessions on Tuesday 7th, 14th, 21st May.

This 3 week taster is half price at just £2 per class (£6 in total)!

Pay the £6 to secure your place for the 3 x week trial on the door at the first session.


Tuesday  7th


Belper Meadows Bowls Club -  Sen Ladies  v  King Newton  – H –  Starts 1.30pm


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

JOIN BELPER & MATLOCK DISTRICT AIR AMBULANCE SUPPORTERS GROUP

We meet in The Railway Tea Rooms 3 Midland View, Belper DE56 1QB. – For 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 WI meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Congregational Church, on Green Lane in the town, at 7.15pm. New members are always welcome. For more information contact secretary Linda Foulk  on 01773 827256.

TUESDAY AT TEN COFFEE MORNING at St Peter`s Church, Church Lane, Belper. – from 10.00 a.m. - 12 noon With Coffee/Tea - Cake/Biscuits - Chat/Bookswap - on the first Tuesday of each Month  

Local Area Coordinator Drop-in sessions:

1st Tuesday in the month – The Coop, Strutt Street 10am - 12noon


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.


Short Film Fest

7th May 2019

The Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper.

Belper film maker Tom Dwyer curates an evening of short films.





Wednesday 8th


Belper Meadows Bowls Club - Over 55 A  v  Chaddesden A  – H –  Starts 1.30pm


Belper Meadows Bowls Club -  Wed Doubles B  v  Belper Pottery A  – H – Starts 6.30pm  


8th May 2019 – Number 28

Choose your language and sit down at a table with a fluent speaker who will help the conversation flow... CONVERSATION in a different language at each table - maybe French, Italian, Spanish, German, Polish (and English) to start with... if you are a native speaker, language student, complete beginner or simply in search of a relaxed evening in good company.

Entry £3 - No need to book

Bring your own drinks and language-themed nibbles if you like!

Contact: Pippa Mansel - 07530 275296 – twentyeightbelper@btinternet.com


CIRCLE DANCING GROUP meet at the Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper

(2nd Wednesday`s each month) at 7.00pm – 9.00pm – Contact Jane Pointon on 01332 766766 for information


Thursday  9th


THE VOICE & THE HANDS - Margaret Keys & Sergei Podobedov In Concert - 9 May - St Peter's Church, Belper at 7:30pm . Tickets Adult £19 Under 16s £10 from www.belperartsfestival.org

Time & Again, Oxfam Books & Derby Live.





















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.


Adam Sutherland's "Tunes 'n Tales"

Thursday May 9th 2019 at 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Old King's Head, 1 Days Lane, Belper. DE56 1NP

We are absolutely delighted to present Adam Sutherland Music "Tunes 'n Tales" at The Old King's Head, Belper on Thursday May 9th, 2019 as part of the Belper Arts Festival.

'A top class (and very, very funny) night out. Thank you!'

Join Adam, native of Errogie on the south shore of Loch Ness, for an intimate evening of stories, music and banter drawn from his 20-year career travelling worldwide as a professional folk musician.




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.


Word Peace

9th May 2019 – 8 - 10pm

A fantastic line-up of professional poets hosted by Becky Deans, including Sophie Sparham, Cullen Marshall, Emma Ireland, Daron Carey, Trevor Wright...then a 3 x minute open mic to try out some of your own.

£3 on the door – Fleet Arts, The Old School, The Fleet, Belper. DE56 1NU – Registered Charity No: 516342

Website: www.fleet-arts.org – Facebook: Fleet Arts/Instagram: fleetarts/Twitter: @FleetArts

For further information contact email: events@fleet-arts.org or Tel: 01773 820484


Friday 10th


Belper Meadows Bowls Club - SD Men`s  v  Hazelwood – H –  Starts 7.00pm


Cuppa-Cake-Chat. Monthly social get-together. Second Friday of the month. 3-4.30pm. Early Years Centre, Alder road, Belper. Free of charge. Contact: blueboxcommunity@gmail.com or 07736 094882.

➢ Special session on Friday 10th May: History talk by Adrian Farmer and the drawing of the Blue box Spring Raffle


Penny Dreadful Family Theatre

Friday May 10th 2019 at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The Strutt Centre, Derby Rd, Belper.

There’s some curious goings on in Old London Town. Just what has Mrs Lovett been up to since Mr Todd, erm... left? Why are people acting so strangely? Join us for a fun packed frolic full of ghastly ghouls, topped off with the tastiest pastry in town. It’s sure to be a howl! Suitable for family audiences of primary age and over. Warning: Contains mild peril!

Starring Sali Gresham. A Don’t Go Into The Cellar Production.

Tickets: Adults £8 (60 tickets available) - Children U16 £5 - Family ticket (Parent & Child) £10

Tickets from Time and Again, King St., Belper, Oxfam Books and online belperartsfestival.org


Ambergate Fell Run and Fun Run

Friday May 10th 2019 at 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Venue :- The Hurt Arms Ambergate, Derby Road, Ambergate, DE56 2EJ

Race start is just off the bottom of Holly Lane, Ambergate and finishes at the Hurt Arms Pub. The race is mainly off road through woodland, so expect it to be rocky, muddy, slippery and have steep sections.

Distances - Fell Run 6k approx. Fun run 1k approx.

Individual times and complimentary prizes for winners

Race starts at 18:30, with registration at the Hurt Arms from 17:00 to 18:00.

No Entry on the Day

NO PARKING ON A6. ESPECIALLY NOT ON THE PAVEMENT NEXT TO THE CRICKET PITCH. That pavement is part of the run route, any competitors seen parking on the pavement will be disqualified. Free parking at Ambergate Train Station and Hurt Arms pub for entrants (limited availability). Many thanks to East Midland Trains for allowing free parking.

Final run information will be emailed out 7 days before the event.


Saturday 11th


Belper Meadows Bowls Club -  Sat Singles B  v  Rykneld A – H –  Starts 1.30pm


Belper Meadows Bowls Club -  Sat Singles Cup – Cup Prelim Round – H –  Starts 6.30pm


Belper Amateurs CC 1st XI  v  Codnor CC 1st XI  – H – Starts 1.00pm

The Packhorse Ground, Sandyford Lane, Alderwasley, Belper,  Derbyshire. DE56 2RD


Belper Meadows CC 1st XI  v  Ambergate CC 2nd XI  – H – Starts 1.00pm

Christchurch Meadow,  The Triangle, Off Bridge Street, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1BA


PAULA BURROWS  Live at the Royal British Legion Club Strutt Street, Belper. – 8.30pm


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.


Chevin Singers  – 11th May 2019 – Market Place

During the Monthly Market, Chevin Singers will gather in the Market Place to celebrate 'Voices Of The Valley'. The name comes from the Chevin hill which overlooks the Derwent Valley to the West of Belper.

The name Chevin derives from the Celtic word Cefn, meaning 'ridge', and this forms part of an ancient route used by Celts, Romans and Anglo Saxons. We meet weekly and occasional performance opportunities are discussed by the choir members; there is no compulsion to perform. Most songs are taught by ear - so there is no need to be able to read music. A small weekly fee is paid by members to support the choir's activities; however, anyone can come along their first time for free to try the choir out.


Trevor Griffin Toy Theatre

Saturday May 11th 2019 at 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

The Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper.

The Toy Theatre was a very popular entertainment in mid-nineteenth century Britain.

Young people performed abbreviated versions of stage plays, pantomimes and spectacles, including land and sea battles and even a coronation.These highly coloured cut outs were an exact replica of the actual costumes and stage scenery.

In this presentation, Trevor Griffin will also show how many great Victorians were influenced by Toy Theatre. He will demonstrate how it worked using an authentic antique miniature stage and there will be an opportunity to buy original and reprinted material at bargain prices

A Pay What You Can Event (Maximum 60 tickets available)


May 11th. Mental Health Awareness feat Kingfisher Blue and Chris Butler.

 Live at the Queens Head, Chesterfield Road, Belper.

In aid of Derbyshire Dementia Alliance- Kingfisher Blue, Chris Butler, Sophie Sparham

and Gez Addictive.

Tickets £7. Doors open 7.30pm








Jezebel’s Cabaret Lounge

Saturday May 11th 2019 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Nailers Conference Centre, Belper Town Football Club, DE56 1BA Belper

An intimate evening of Cabaret Music and Comedy with your Host Jezebel Steele plus

special Guests, “Silver”, Cherry Twirls, BB LoneDog, and Many more.

The Good Old Days Come to Belper, and shows you a good time. Music-Hall, Victorian

Dress, or just a Big Hat encouraged, but not compulsory.

More information at www.bbblackdog.co.uk

Tickets: Adult £15 · Over 65s £8

Tickets from Time and Again, King St., Belper,

Oxfam Books and online belperartsfestival.org


Nina Gilligan 'Broad Shoulders'

11th May 2019 – 6pm at Number 28

Broad Shoulders - Nina Gilligan has broad shoulders but where did they come from? Join her on a journey of discovery from her adoption (primarily for being ginger) to present day search for her birth family - DNA swabbing*, genealogy trawling and red hair spotting. *audience members should be aware there maybe DNA collected

During the show and if you are Irish and were kicking around Salford in the 70's you are particularly welcome to attend..

Tickets: £5 - Bring your own drinks

Ticket reservations via shipoffoolscomedy@yahoo.co.uk or text 07804 563371


Sunday  12th


Belper Meadows Bowls Club -  Competition– Belper  Men`s Singles Merit – H –  Starts 10.00am


Sunday 12th May

2 pm  - WALK – Pinchom`s Hill and Bar gate.

New walk via the deer park.

Start: - at Belper Market Place DE56 1FZ – £5 per person.

Book at www.belpernorthmill.org


Peat Pit Woods Fell Races - Race 2

Fell Race Distance: 4.9k  2019-05-12 at Juniors 11am : Seniors 11.30am  Derbyshire

Race Address:

The Bear Inn, Alderwasley, Derbyshire DE56 2RD

Details:

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

Registration is on the start and finish line from 9.30am. 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


For artists to meet and bring along work in all the popular mediums - oil, watercolour, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, and pencil as well as for people with an interest in art. All abilities are catered for and beginners are encouraged to join to further their ambitions.

Facilitated by local artist Ruth Gray advice given as required and the sessions are a mix of directed and non-directed as needed by the group.

Maximum participants are six, booking for the three two-hour sessions is in advance, taken through Creartii: cost £40 for block of three sessions.

CREARTII Art Studio,17 Green Lane, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1BY

Session Dates Sundays 10.30am – 12.30pm – Block 2  • May 12th  • June 9th  • July 14th


Batik "Initial Class" - Draw and Paint with Hot Wax & Dyes

Date: Monday 12th May 2019 – Time: 10am - 4:30pm

Venue: Attic Batik, The White Swan, 21 Market Place, Belper, DE56 1FZ

Website: www.atticbatik.com

Contact: Sue Rhodes - sue@atticbatik.com - 07956 977876

Description:

Come learn the fundamental skills of batik on this one day course.

Aimed at absolute beginners as full tuition will be given.

Take home a finished framed piece at the end of the day.

Cost is £90 per person.

Suitable for anyone above the age of 16.

See www.atticbatik.com/courses for more details.


Monday  13th


Belper Meadows Bowls Club SD Vets v Spondon 1 – H – Starts 1.30pm


Belper Meadows Bowls Club -  SD Ladies  v  Rolls Royce – H –  Starts 7.00pm








THE BAND WAGON[U]

Monday 13th May 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


Therapeutic Textiles
Cosy Crafts to promote health and well-being in a friendly, informal group with Philippa Larkham.
2nd Monday of the month, 1.00pm – 3.00pm (see website for dates as there will be some natural breaks).
£3 including all materials –
at the Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper – events@fleet-arts.org


Tuesday  14th


Local Area Coordinator Drop-in sessions:

2nd Tuesday in the month – in Costa Coffee, King Street - 2.00pm - 4.00pm


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 15th


Belper Meadows Bowls Club -  Wed Doubles B  v  Breadsall B  – H – Starts 7.00pm  


Social night for adults with additional needs at Hacketts, King Street Belper from 7pm, free admission. Bar, disco, karaoke, raffle, theme nights. These are on the third Wed of each month, For more info contact Elaine 07527364947.


Thursday  16th


Belper Meadows Bowls Club -  Belper Ladies  v  Spondon A – H –  Starts 6.30pm


QUIZ NIGHT at the Royal British Legion Club Strutt Street, Belper. – 7.30pm


Thursday, 16th May 2019, 8:00 PM

Belper Rugby Club

Tŷhai Indo Celtic Trio in Concert presented by Tŷhai: Indo Celtic Trio

A mesmerising and bravely original fusion of Welsh folk and Indian classicism, blending rapturous singing with 'stunning acoustic guitar' (BBC Music) and spirited saxophone.

Box Office: 07743957017 - View Details   View Map (Strutts Playing Field, DE56 1UU)


Parks craft group. 9.45-11.15am, Thursdays monthly. Early Years Centre,

Alder road, Belper.

Contact: blueboxcommunity@gmail.com or 07736 094882.

➢ 16th May: Dressing the tree for Woollen Woods








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.


B.L.End craft and friendship group

Monday`s at 12:00 - 15.00 p.m.

The Bulls Head, Belper Lane End, Belper,

Thanks to Kim for setting up a FREE craft workshop! Whether you want to join in with the crafts or just pop in for a coffee and a chat, all people of all ages are welcome.

To be held on the 3rd Thursday of every month 12:00 - 15:00 and also the 4th Monday of every month, starting at 19:00 and finishing whenever the crafts come to an end!


Friday 17th


BLACK DOG RADIO PRESENTS – PONS AELIUS

LIVE AT THE OLD KING’S HEAD, BELPER

17th May, 2019 – Tickets £13

http://black-dog-radio.com/pons-aelius-live--in-belper--17-05-19


17TH MAY 2019 - PONS AELIUS

Since winning a prestigious Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award in their early days, Pons Aelius have worked tirelessly hone their distinctive sound on stages both at home and abroad, quickly earning themselves a reputation as one of the most exciting new names on the circuit. In September 2017, they released their much awaited debut album Captain Glen’s Comfort, to rave reviews.

Pons Aelius, who met on the Newcastle folk scene, have since been touring in the UK and Europe to support the album’s release leaving nothing but stunned audiences behind.

“Newcastle-based, Scots-infused sextet Pons Aelius have made quite a name for themselves on the live circuit over the past couple of years, so the question with their debut album was always going to be whether they could bottle the magic for domestic consumption. The good news is… this does the job just fine.“ Oz Hardwick, RnR Magazine

“While there’s no shortage of individual talent on display, the strength of Captain Glen’s Comfort lies in the sound Pons Aelius make as a band.“ Nick Hart, Bright Young Folk“

“Pons Aelius are a testament to the strength of the North East folk scene. With a healthy share of Scots, they’re the most exciting band to come out of Newcastle in a long time. Their musical style is a wild liberation from the ordinary that fits the post-trad generation like a glove. Their original material is skilful and sincere. I can’t wait to see where they’ll be in a few years time.” David Foley, RURA.


Saturday 18th


Belper Meadows Bowls Club -  Sat Singles A  v  Chaddesden A – H –  Starts 1.30pm


Belper Amateurs CC 2nd XI  v  Staveley Welfare CC 1st XI  – H – Starts 1.30pm

The Packhorse Ground, Sandyford Lane, Alderwasley, Belper,  Derbyshire. DE56 2RD


Belper Meadows CC 1st XI  v  Denby CC 2nd XI  – H – Starts 1.00pm

Christchurch Meadow,  The Triangle, Off Bridge Street, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1BA


May 18th. Katie Spencer. Live at the Queens Head, Chesterfield Road, Belper.

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


NEIL TIMOTHY  Live at the Royal British Legion Club Strutt Street, Belper. – 8.30pm


Woollen Woods at 28

18th May 2019 — 10am - 4pm

Number 28 The Market Pace, Belper. DE56 1FZ

This year a new event will take place on 18 May ? INTRODUCING WOOLLEN WOODS

The fun will happen in Numer 28 on the Market Place, Belper from 10:00am to4:00pm.

There will be craft activities, music, stories, a history talk and walk plus you'll be able to learn about Belper's Viking connection and take refreshments in the cafe.

Suitable for the whole family - toddlers to 90 plus.


Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club present in concert  CHRIS JONES

t 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























Sunday  19th


Belper Meadows CC Sunday XI  v  Langwith CC 2nd XI  – H – Starts 1.30pm

Christchurch Meadow,  The Triangle, Off Bridge Street, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1BA


Sunday 19th May

2 pm  - WALK – Forgotten roads of Belper and Milford

A6 mile, 4 hour walk with lunch stop.

Start: - at Strutt`s North Mill DE56 1YD– £5 per person.

Book at www.belpernorthmill.org


Sunday 19th May

1 pm to 4 pm – An afternoon at Strutt House in Belper Mill Complex

Free event.  Pop up performances and Derby Museums Makory on site

Free entry to Strutt`s North Mill museum

Tours on request for a donaation

Book at www.belpernorthmill.org


Monday  20th


Belper Meadows Bowls Club SD Vets v Mickleover 1 – H – Starts 1.30pm


Belper Gardening Club is open to everyone from the experienced gardener to those who have only just started. We meet at No28, Market Place at 7.30 pm on the fourth Monday of the month (alternative dates for Bank Holiday Mondays have been arranged, see listings or check our Facebook page for details). Activities include monthly speakers on topics including, flower and vegetable gardening, woodlands, and gardening for wildlife. We also have plant\seed and produce swaps, garden visits and community garden projects. For more details ring 07966 307000, email: infobelpergardeningclub@gmail.com, or see us on www.facebook.com/groups/belpergardeningclub


Tuesday  21st


MIDNIGHT SKYRACER - LIVE AT THE LION

May, 21st Tuesday - 8:00pm

Supreme all round girl Bluegrass Band.  The best in Bluegrass traditional music, Old Time and Acousic Roots on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, dobro guitar and bass, plus delightful close harmonies.  

One of the most popular bands at Derby Folk Festival 2018

Venue:

LION HOTEL Concert Room, Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1AX

Price Information:

Tickets £15.50 from Ticket Hotline 01773 853428

Parking: Field Lane Car Park - DE56 1DD.  Entrance to the rear of the venue, from the car park.  Only 60p after 6pm.


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.


Ambergate WI Monthly Meeting at Ambergate Methodist Chapel

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 22nd


Belper Meadows Bowls Club - Over 55 B  v  Horsley B – H –  Starts 1.30pm


Belper Meadows Bowls Club -  Wed Doubles A  v  Derby Co-op – H –  Starts 7.00pm


Thursday  23rd


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:/www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_secret.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.



























Friday 24th


Tour of the Derwent Valley - Race 1: Duffield Road Race

Race Distance: 4.4 miles 2019-05-24 at 8pm Derbyshire

Race Address:

Registration on the car park adjacent to the Duffield Church on Makeney Road, Duffield,

just off the A6 five miles north of Derby. DE56 4BD

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

Details Race Fee: £5 (£7 unattached)

Go to www.runningwithdavid.com for more info


Saturday 25th


Belper Meadows Bowls Club -  Sat Singles B  v  Chaddesden B – H –  Starts 1.30pm


Belper Amateurs CC 2nd XI  v  Stanton by Dale CC 2nd XI  – H – Starts 1.30pm

The Packhorse Ground, Sandyford Lane, Alderwasley, Belper,  Derbyshire. DE56 2RD


Belper Meadows CC 1st XI  v  Marehay CC 2nd XI  – H – Starts 1.00pm

Christchurch Meadow,  The Triangle, Off Bridge Street, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1BA


GARY MARSHALL  Live at the Royal British Legion Club Strutt Street, Belper. – 8.30pm


The Angel Brothers – 25th May 2019 – 8pm

Nailers Conference Centre

For lovers of acoustic World and Latin influenced music, The Angel Brothers have a well-earned reputation as one of the country's most innovative, exciting and accomplished bands, having played at venues and festivals such as The National Theatre, WOMAD, Glastonbury, Cambridge and Vancouver Folk to name but a few.

The band consists of some of the finest musicians and writers in the UK: Brothers Dave and Keith Angel - on guitars and percussion respectively; Luke Carver Goss- accordio, guitar & vocals, and Andy Seward - double bass & electric bass.

This is a rare chance to catch The Angel Brothers live in concert, playing old favourites, irresistible new material and haunting & thought-provoking songs by Luke Carver Goss.

"Absolutely stupendous!" - Andy Kershaw

"Stunning and sublime"- Charlie Gillett

"Epic melodies and mesmerising grooves..outstanding live performers..."- Songlines

Tickets: £15 – Tickets from Time & Again King St., Belper & online belperartsfestival.org







































Tour of the Derwent Valley - Race 2: Bulss Head Race

Race Distance: 4.31 miles 2019-05-25 at 3.30pm Derbyshire

Race Address:

The Bulls Head pub, Belper Lane End, Belper DE56 8PW

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

Details: The start and finish are in the vicinity of the Bulls Head but, as yet, the course has not been set but likely

to be about 4.5 miles - Race Fee: £5 (£7 unattached)

Go to www.runningwithdavid.com for more info


Sunday  26th


Sunday 26th May

2 pm  - WALK – A stroll in the River Gardens

A walk in Belper`s  “Jewel in the  Crown”

Start: - at Strutt`s North Mill DE56 1YD– £5 per person.

Book at www.belpernorthmill.org


Tour of the Derwent Valley - Race 3: The Bluebell Road Race

Race Distance: 5.5 miles 2019-05-26 at 10am Derbyshire

Race Address:

THE BLUEBELL INN, FARNAH GREEN, BELPER DE56 2UP

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

Details:

DIFFICULT PARKING, TOILETS, BAR & LIMITED CHANGING - please try to car share or park away from the Club and also please come changed if possible A one lap race with a hill at the start and at the finish but with a long downhill run between 1 and 2 miles and then flatish up to the start of the final hill at just before the 5ml marker.

Race Fee: £5 (£7 unattached) More details on the series. Go to www.runningwithdavid.com for more info



Batik "Initial Class" - Draw and Paint with Hot Wax & Dyes

Date: Monday 26th May 2019 – Time: 10am - 4:30pm

Venue: Attic Batik, The White Swan, 21 Market Place, Belper, DE56 1FZ

Website: www.atticbatik.com

Contact: Sue Rhodes - sue@atticbatik.com - 07956 977876

Description:

Come learn the fundamental skills of batik on this one day course.

Aimed at absolute beginners as full tuition will be given.

Take home a finished framed piece at the end of the day.

Cost is £90 per person.

Suitable for anyone above the age of 16.

See www.atticbatik.com/courses for more details.


Monday  27th


Belper Meadows Bowls Club  –  Competition – Open Doubles – H – Starts  9.00am


Belper Short Play Festival have the list of Short Plays to be performed at the Little Theatre over the Old Kings Head, Belper..... curated by Sue Reaney. In no particular order...

'Bonnie & Claude' by Richard Layton - 'The Last Bus' by John Taylor - 'Last Breath' by Nina Mitchell - 'Hot Air' by Jane Wilton - 'Scuttlebutt' by Mary Hennessy - 'One Simple Mistake' by Larry Waller

Now all we need are actors - make and female - please contact nonnel@sky.com if you are interested. All ages required !















B.L.End craft and friendship group

Monday`s at 12:00 - 15.00 p.m.

The Bulls Head, Belper Lane End, Belper,

Thanks to Kim for setting up a FREE craft workshop! Whether you want to join in with the crafts or just pop in for a coffee and a chat, all people of all ages are welcome.

To be held on the 3rd Thursday of every month 12:00 - 15:00 and also the 4th Monday of every month, starting at 19:00 and finishing whenever the crafts come to an end!



Tour of the Derwent Valley - Race 4: Rowsley Road Race

Race Distance: 4.02 miles 2019-05-27 at 10am Derbyshire

Race Address:

Rowsley Village Hall..just off the A6 5 miles north of Matlock & 3 miles south of Bakewell DE4 2EE

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

Details:

Rowsley, on the A6, is just 2 miles south of Bakewell...of pie & pudding fame!! GOOD PARKING on the COUNCIL CAR PARK, TOILETS & CHANGING. Presentation of awards and T shirts at 11.15pm. A frying pan type of route - out (or should I say UP) along the handle; then a loop of about 2.5 miles; and then DOWN the handle to the finish.

Race Fee: £5 (£7 unattached) Go to www.runningwithdavid.com for more info



Tuesday  28th


Wednesday 29th


Belper Meadows Bowls Club - Over 55 A  v  Marehay A  – H –  Starts 1.30pm


Belper Meadows Bowls Club -  Wed Doubles B  v  Wirksworth  – H – Starts 7.00pm  


Royal British Legion Women`s Section meeting at the Club, Strutt Street, Belper.

Starts at 1.00 p.m. – with speakers – ring 01773 826691 for details


Thursday  30th


Belper Meadows Bowls Club -  Belper Ladies  v  Allestree – H –  Starts 7.00pm


QUIZ NIGHT at the Royal British Legion Club Strutt Street, Belper. – 7.30pm


OPEN MIC NIGHT at the Queens Head Chesterfield Road, Belper.

Starts 8.30pm – Free Entrance - Anything Goes. – On the last Thursday of each month


Royal British Legion Women`s Section – COFFEE MORNING & Raffle / Stall -- Starts 10.00 a.m.


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 31st


Belper Meadows Bowls Club - SD Men`s  v  Barton – H –  Starts 7.00pm


Belper Goes Green

At Belper Rugby Club

Derby Road

Belper. DE56 1UU

31st May

And

1st and 2nd June 2019


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