Discovery Days Online Festival 2020

9th-11th OCTOBER 2020 - From 11am Daily


The Discovery Days Online Festival includes videos, heritage, crafts, poetry, art and music.

We've got loads of new content to share with you, plus some old favourites! Each days programme will be uploaded daily at 11am on the website. You can dip in and out or watch from start to finish. You'll also be able to catch up later at a time that suits you! Here are some highlights to look out for!


Friday 9th October -

Anytime from 11am: Royal Crown Derby Presents: The Nightingale Owl.

5:30pm: She Speaks Live Online Event

Join us for the live launch of 'Tales of Derby Women Past', spoken word pieces by She Speaks UK Poets, created exclusively for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site online Discovery Days Festival 2020.

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Saturday 10th October -

'Burn Bright' a poetry film by Emma Pass. Inspired by the women of the Derwent Valley.

Tale of the Tantivy.

Food provisions in the early days of the Derwent Valley.

Experiencing the Derwent Valley.

Online Research for Family and Local History.

Animation of Milford circa 1950

2 Animations of Belper circa 1896-1921

Online Tour of the new Belper Library.

Belper on Parade.

Sunday 11th October:

The story of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site - a new guide for children and families.

A virtual visit to Cromford Canal.

Paint-a-long with artist Ruth Gray.

Mini Folk Concert with musician Pete Castle.

Women at Work with Joan Link.

A preview of things to look forward to in 2021!

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