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The Derbyshire Lives through the First World War project is holding a free event at Chesterfield Library to provide advice to communities planning to commemorate the end of the First World War in 2018.

Event to be held at the following time, date and location:

Friday, 16 October 2015 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Chesterfield Library
New Beetwell Street
S40 1QN Chesterfield
United Kingdom

What is your community going to do to commemorate the 2018 Armistice anniversary? 


Coming to Litton soon - Supporting the Red Croos Europe Refugee Crisis Appeal - CONCERT 'LAUS DEO'

on Friday, October 30th at 7.30 pm

                  in Christ Church, Litton


   An evening of Haydn and Beethoven with a 

   string quartet formed by Tom Collingwood


including    David Milsom  (Violin)
                    Lara James  (Violin)
                    Jeremy Perkins  (Viola)
                    Tom Collingwood (Cello)


Tickets: Adults £10      Children (under 15) £5


To reserve seats, ring Rosie on 01298 871564

Poem a Month – World Alzheimer’s Day

This is a special post to mark World Alzheimer's Day.  One of the entries we received for the Poem a Month writing competition was by Glyn Evans who wrote about his wife who lives with dementia. Keep on Going is an honest and touching poem about their shared experiences now and in the past. We felt that many people would identify with his thoughts and the poem deserved a wider audience.

Accessible Derbyshire presents: Super Sunday 2015!

27th September 2015

at Lea Green Outdoor Activity Centre

11am - 4pm

Adventure and craft activities 

Fete style side shows and attractions

Hot food to buy

Almost everything is wheelchair accessible including the new HIgh Ropes Course!!!

Children 5-17 years £5.00

Adults and children under 5 Free

Prickly Skills on Offer at Derby College

The Animal Care team at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall are holding one-day workshops to help local people learn more about caring for ‘prickly’ pets and visitors to their gardens.

A Hedgehog Ecology and Conservation workshop will be held at Broomfield Hall on Saturday October 17 between 10am and 3pm.


Derbyshire women’s chorus DaleDiva is saying a huge thank you to its fans and supporters as it sets off to compete in the World Championships next week.

Following more than a year fund-raising events the award-winning group is off to take on the world at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The Divas won gold in national competition last May which earned them the opportunity to represent their region and their country in the USA this year.

A passion for quality as Michelin-trained chef sparks rebirth of The Three Horseshoes

Food lovers in Derbyshire will be able to welcome a new face and venue to the county next week, as The Three Horseshoes in Long Lane, Ashbourne, reopens this Friday after major investment.

Acquired by recently formed pub group, Berkeley Inns Ltd, in April of this year, The Three Horseshoes kitchen will be headed up by Michelin trained head chef Gareth Ward (34), working with an experienced, 6-strong team.

Pub manager Peter Petroullakis and restaurant manager Andrea Ruberto lead a new team of 22 bar and restaurant staff.

Fleet Arts presents for DVMWHS Discovery Days 2015: Joe's Magic Glowing Lantern

Family & children's workshops & grand performance:

Weds 30th Sept & 7th Oct 4.15—5.45pm

Belper Families workshops - for all ages (children must be accompanied)
Cost per adult & child £3 ( additional children £1)
Children and adults from Fleet Arts workshops will work with Matt Black, and Sarah Laman —to invent some new secret adventures and journeys for Belper Joe.


October Half Term at Fleet Arts:

Poem a Month for September

September always seems to herald a new start, back to school or work after the holidays. We chose this poem by John Taylor as he reflects on a new start in a new place and how it has inspired him to write and try something different.