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Just a few of the things happening in and around Belper

MAY 2019






Friday 1st


Fleet First Friday

1st May 2020

7.00 – 8.30pm

Fleet Arts The Fleet, Belper.

Open mic for musicians under 19.

£2 over 18 – £1 under 18

Family £4 – Performers free


Saturday 2nd



St Peter’s are pleased to present The Bohemians in concert,

Sat 2nd May at 7.30 pm.


The Bohemians present The Music of Queen

St Peter's Church is proud to support this world renowned Queen Tribute Band for their first concert in the area. Be prepared to be 'rocked' Belper!


All profits from this concert will go to the 'Sacrifice' fund

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

Doors Open 6:45pm –  Performance 7:30pm

Bar

TICKETS Adult Ticket £15 – Under 16s £10

http://www.belperfringe.org/tickets.php?id=135



The Merry Month of May

2nd May 2020 – 1.00 – 4.30pm

Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper.

A Belper Recorder Players workshop

Belper Recorder Players welcome back musician, composer and conductor Peter Fender (www.peterfender.co.uk) to lead our workshop this year.

Players of all sizes of recorder are invited to enjoy an afternoon of making music together, themed around May-time, drawn from several centuries.

You will be sent the music in advance. We break halfway through for hot drinks and our usual scrumptious cakes, included in your ticket price.

All you will need to bring apart from your recorder(s) is a music stand.

(Please note: this workshop is not suitable for beginner players).

Email marianne.hulse@googlemail.com or phone 01332 781 991 to book. - Cost: £13


Lego For All

2nd May 2020 - 1.00-3.00pm  – £4 adults / £2 under 16's

Fleet Arts, The Fleet, Belper.

Fun for any age to come and join in with Tan and his amazing Lego collection doing varied creative challenges. (only suitable for ages 4 years + and all children must be accompanied with adults willing to join in)!


Sunday  3rd


Peat Pit Woods Fell Races - Race 2

Race Distance: 4.8km

2020-05-03 at U9 at 11am. U11, U13 and seniors at 11.30am

The Bear Inn, Alderwasley, Derbyshire DE56 2RD

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


Monday  4th


Tuesday  5th


Give Guitar-a-Go

5th May 2020 – 8.00 – 9.00pm

Fleet Arts, The Fleet, Belper.

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

This 3 week taster is just £10 - a bargain discounted rate at two for the price of three!


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 6th


Belper Historical Society Talk - The Strutt Farms

At Strutts Centre, Belper  on Wednesday 6th May- From 7.30pm To 9.00pm

The Strutt Farms - Alex Gilbert

Research into the Strutt Farms, their innovative design and construction and what they provided.

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

Members free but £3 charge for non-members

Parking at the side and back of the building.




































Thursday  7th


CARRIVICK SISTERS WITH CARDBOARD FOX

May, 7th Thursday  8:00pm

Venue: “Live at the LION”, Lion Hotel, Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1AX

Old Time & Bluegrass music and song from across the Big Pond

Charlotte & Laura Carrivick on guitar, fiddle and vocals are joined by Joe Tozer on mandolin and John Breese on double bass.  Revelatory instrumental skills and coruscating vocals.  Winners of the 2015 Spiral Earth Award.  

Price Information: Tickets £15.50 Ticket Hotline 01773 853428



On a High Note

7th May 2020 – 7.30pm

Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper

Doors Open 6:45pm – Performance 7:30pm

Join Marisha Kay and Alice Letts for an emotive collection of popular songs from the twentieth century's most iconic musicals and films.

Alice studied the piano from the age of 4 and received the Queens Award in her native New Zealand at the age of 17, later studying the Grindea technique.

Marisha toured Europe at 16, singing in Vienna, Prague and Budapest with the Pretoria Children's Choir - representing South Africa at the Smetana festival. She holds an MA degree in Dramatherapy from Derby University, where she researched how vocal expression improves wellbeing and balance between body and mind.

TICKETS

Adult Ticket £8 / Under 16s £5 / Cons. £5

BUY TICKETS NOW – http://www.belperfringe.org/tickets.php?id=151


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 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 8th


Saturday 9th


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.


Belper Print Fair

9th May 2020 – 9.00 – 4.00pm

At Number 28 on the Market Place, Belper.

The inaugural PrintFair BELPER at Number 28 on the Market Place sees a group of Derbyshire based artists displaying a range of work that celebrates the creative range of current fine print processes.


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Wednesday13th


Belper Short Play Festival

13th May 2020 –7.00pm

The Lion Hotel, Bridge Street, Belper.

The Belper Short Play Festival is open to all writers throughout Derbyshire to submit short plays of no more than twenty minutes in length, a maximum of four characters and restricted to one prop per character.

This year the subject is open.

We are delighted to have two age ranges in the Festival - Under 18 and 18 and over with no upper age limit. The deadline for submitting plays is noon on 17th April 2020 and should be sent to susanreaney@rocketmail.com

We look forward to seeing you on 13th May 2020 for an evening of entertainment.

Be prepared to laugh, be moved and maybe shocked but above all come and celebrate the writing.

Tickets: £5


Thursday  14th


Gems from the Italian Baroque

14th May 2020

No 28, Market Place, Belper

Doors Open 6:45pm – Performance 7:30pm

Duo Piccolo e Grande return to Belper with another selection of dazzling Italian18th century music. Enzo Puzzovio plays the mandolino and hurdy-gurdy, accompanied by Stewart McCoy on theorbo.

They often perform works that have not been played since the 1750s. Their last appearance was sold out so an early arrival is advised.

TICKETS –  Adult Ticket £12 / Cons. £10 / Under 16s £5

BUY TICKETS NOW – http://www.belperfringe.org/tickets.php?id=153


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 15th


Moirai  "FRAMED: The Alice Wheeldon Story",

At the Old King's Head, Days Lane, Belper, – 15th May 2020

TICKETS

Tickets are £10 and will be available at the Old King's Head soon and are available online now through the link below:

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/484099

 Unfortunately this venue in not accessible to persons in wheelchairs – Doors at 8pm

"Framed: The Alice Wheeldon Story" is a new folk music and song show written and performed by local Derby trio Moirai (Jo Freya, Sarah Matthews and Mel Biggs).

Join us and discover this 100 year old tale of fake news, family values and activism which is oh so relevant in today's turbulent modern world.

Alice’s Story

Alice, well known & respected in Derby, was a feisty, principled working woman. As free thinkers, Alice & her family supported women’s suffrage & emancipation, rational dress & mixed bathing, social justice & were opposed to war.

In 1916 as terrible news of the disastrous First World War emerged, MI5 became concerned about the growing anti-war movement & opposition to conscription. Undercover agents invented the story that Alice Wheeldon & her family plotted to poison Prime Minister David Lloyd George.

The Wheeldon & Mason families were convicted of conspiracy to murder. They were tried at the Old Bailey in London in a blaze of publicity. They were found guilty & sentenced to prison.

Alice's story is not yet concluded...

Chloë Mason, Alice’s Great Granddaughter, is in the process of applying to the Criminal Cases Review Commission to get the convictions against Alice and her family quashed. The main thrust of the application concerns the absence of and official silence regarding William Rickard, the undercover agent known as ‘Alex Gordon’.

He was not called or made available at trial, having been kept away and sent to South Africa. Furthermore, he was a man of mental instability and serious criminal history. Those facts were never disclosed to the defence.

The application to the CCRC will contend that his absence was deliberately contrived, to prevent the Defendants from properly developing their explanation regarding the poison; and that his history was knowingly concealed, to prevent his character, or the credibility of his superior and the key prosecution witness, being properly scrutinised.


Saturday 16th


Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club present in concert  MARK THOMPSON

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

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


Board Games Day

16th May 2020 – 10.00am – 8.00pm

Fleet Arts, The Fleet, Belper.

Derby Games will be taking over our hall with a truly ecclectic choice of 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!

£3 donation on the door.


Belper Recorders Group meet at Strutt's Centre, Derby Road, Belper. Room 20, 10.30am to 12.30pm.

We welcome Treble/Tenor/Bass players at improver/intermediate level.

 Please contact Marianne for more details. Email marianne.hulse@googlemail.com


Sunday  17th


Monday  18th


Tuesday  19th


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 20th


 Talk by Adrian Farmer – ‘Churches and Chapels’ (with specific emphasis on St Peter’s)

Wednesday 20th May at 7.00 pm at St Peter’s. Church, Belper.

This talk is being held with a view to kick-starting our historical research heading towards bicentennial projects.

All welcome especially anyone who would like to be in the steering group



Thursday  21st


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 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 22nd


Derby's Outdoor Cinema Experience

Friday May 22nd 2020 at 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm    

Venue Belper Meadows Sports Club, The Triangle, Belper.

2019 WAS AN AMAZING YEAR, with over 23,000 people coming to our events. As always, this year we go bigger and better, more romantic dates, more special occasions, more girly gossip or a fun get together for the family. We plan to accommodate everyone and entertain everyone making ONE NIGHT of memories under the stars. Open Air Film & Chill is the perfect way to enjoy a movie as the sunsets on a warm/dry evening, the best environment known to man. After 4 years in the business we feel we know how to make a magical evening for everyone.

The all-important points you need to know:

• Gates open at 7pm

• Film will commence after sunset or thereafter. Please be in 30 minutes before in case the film can start earlier.

• In the event of bad weather, we would make a decision 24 hours before hand whether or not to carry out the event. Unfortunately, if there is heavy rain/wind forecast we would have to reschedule. You will be contacted via email.

• Parking and Toilets are on site

• Tickets must be shown via your phone QR code or you can print them off. We also have a master copy of ticket holders on site.

• Smoking and vaping is permitted to the side and back of the event.

• At this time NO picnics are welcomed. This is due to venue requirements. Please note: this is possible to change.

• People under the influence will not be allowed entry into event. Whilst the film is on - anyone causing a disruption to others will be asked to leave.

• NO seating is provided. Only VIP will include seating. Chairs, blankets and pillows welcome. Anything to make you feel comfortable!

• Rubbish: please be considerate, please either take your rubbish home or use the bins provided.

As we get closer more important information might get released with regards to weather. You must like our main Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/OutdoorCinemaDerby

Ticket Information

Ticket Price

Standard Ticket  GBP 15

VIP Bean Bag      GBP 31

VIP Deck Chair    GBP 31



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

Race Distance: 4 miles

2020-05-22 at 8pm

Duffield, Derbyshire

Registration is in the community hall of the Catholic Church in Hall Green Road, Duffield just off the A6 five miles north of Derby.

The entry fee is £5 per race in advance or £6 on the day or £18 for the Series in advance or £20 on the day – Go to www.runningwithdavid.com for more info


Saturday 23rd


Tour of the Derwent Valley - Race 2: Bull's Head Race

Race Distance: 4.6 miles

2020-05-24 at 3.30pm

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

The entry fee is £5 per race in advance or £6 on the day or £18 for the Series in advance or £20 on the day

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: £6 – Go to www.runningwithdavid.com for more info


Derby's Outdoor Cinema Experience

Saturday May 23rd 2020 at 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm    

Venue Belper Meadows Sports Club, The Triangle, Belper.

2019 WAS AN AMAZING YEAR, with over 23,000 people coming to our events. As always, this year we go bigger and better, more romantic dates, more special occasions, more girly gossip or a fun get together for the family. We plan to accommodate everyone and entertain everyone making ONE NIGHT of memories under the stars. Open Air Film & Chill is the perfect way to enjoy a movie as the sunsets on a warm/dry evening, the best environment known to man. After 4 years in the business we feel we know how to make a magical evening for everyone.

The all-important points you need to know:

• Gates open at 7pm

• Film will commence after sunset or thereafter. Please be in 30 minutes before in case the film can start earlier.

• In the event of bad weather, we would make a decision 24 hours before hand whether or not to carry out the event. Unfortunately, if there is heavy rain/wind forecast we would have to reschedule. You will be contacted via email.

• Parking and Toilets are on site

• Tickets must be shown via your phone QR code or you can print them off. We also have a master copy of ticket holders on site.

• Smoking and vaping is permitted to the side and back of the event.

• At this time NO picnics are welcomed. This is due to venue requirements. Please note: this is possible to change.

• People under the influence will not be allowed entry into event. Whilst the film is on - anyone causing a disruption to others will be asked to leave.

• NO seating is provided. Only VIP will include seating. Chairs, blankets and pillows welcome. Anything to make you feel comfortable!

• Rubbish: please be considerate, please either take your rubbish home or use the bins provided.

As we get closer more important information might get released with regards to weather. You must like our main Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/OutdoorCinemaDerby

Ticket Information

Ticket Price

Standard Ticket  GBP 15

VIP Bean Bag      GBP 31

VIP Deck Chair    GBP 31



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

Race Distance: 4 miles

2020-05-22 at 8pm

Duffield, Derbyshire

Registration is in the community hall of the Catholic Church in Hall Green Road, Duffield just off the A6 five miles north of Derby.

The entry fee is £5 per race in advance or £6 on the day or £18 for the Series in advance or £20 on the day – Go to www.runningwithdavid.com for more info


Sunday  24th


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

Race Distance: 5.5 miles

2020-05-25 at 10am

THE BLUEBELL INN, FARNAH GREEN, BELPER DE56 2UP

The entry fee is £5 per race in advance or £6 on the day or £18 for the Series in advance or £20 on the day

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) – Go to www.runningwithdavid.com for more info


Monday  25th


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

Race Distance: 4.02 miles

2020-05-25 at 10am

Rowsley, Derbyshire  DE4 2EE

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

The entry fee is £5 per race in advance or £6 on the day or £18 for the Series in advance or £20 on the day

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  about 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  26th


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 27th


Thursday  28th


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.


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