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What’s On in South Derbyshire and The National Forest

Autumn & Winter 2018/19

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Welcome... to the Autumn & Winter edition of What’s On in South Derbyshire and The National Forest Amid rolling English countryside dotted with picturesque villages you will find so much to enjoy; from historic houses and gardens, to meandering rivers and canals, to archery and snowboarding. All set in the heart of The National Forest, Britain’s most ambitious environmental project. Linking the ancient forests of Needwood and Charnwood, more than eight million trees have already been planted. The woodland is being created on a scale not seen for more than a thousand years. Come and enjoy it this season.

There’s so much more to explore...

Find out more about what’s on offer in South Derbyshire from Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre • local and national accommodation information • places to visit • events and what’s on information • public transport information • tickets for local events • tickets for Derbyshire Wayfarer • tickets for day trips with local coach companies • souvenirs, postcards, maps, local history books and self-guided walks Phone 01283 222848 Email tic@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk You will find us located within Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DG Open Mon - Sat, 10am - 4.30pm Find out What’s On in South Derbyshire and tell us what you are doing via social media #SDwhatson @swadlincotetic

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A Bumper Christmas in South Derbyshire‌ Ice Rink Opening at Planters at Bretby 10 November Christmas Bazaar at Newton Solney 18 November Swadlincote Lights Switch On & Sharpe’s Craft Fair 30 November Swadlincote Christmas Market 1 December Sounds Christmas Concert at Gresley Old Hall 3 December Gresley Male Voice Choir Annual Christmas Concert 15 December Carols Around the Tree in Woodville 21 December NYE Party at Oakland Village 31 December


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Autumn & Winter

Highlights... Bursting with Autumn colour and Winter thrills, there is a great line-up of seasonal events to look forward to in South Derbyshire... Celebrate Guy Fawkes Night with bonfires and fireworks in villages across the area Take in great performances at Melbourne Assembly Rooms, from Edmund Blackadder to Paul Simon, country music to glam rock Shop local and show your support for small businesses in your community on 1 December with Small Business Saturday Commemorate the World War I Centenary with a huge range of activities, walks, talks and exhibitions Enjoy a night out with Live & Local and Kate Dimbleby at Dalbury Lees, Oscar Wilde at Milton, and Bush Gothic at Church Broughton Get out and enjoy a walk in The National Forest, view the snowdrops in the open gardens, or go wildlife watching at Rosliston Forestry Centre Mark the twentieth anniversary of South Derbyshire’s relationship with Toyota City in Japan by planting a maple or cherry tree in your garden Try Japanese cookery, glass making, clay modelling, decoupage, djembe drumming, wine tasting, ballroom dancing, photography or stipple work Get in training for the Swadlincote Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday (5 March) and raise money for Comic Relief


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What’s On

November

in South Derbyshire and The National Forest

Thu 1 – Mon 26 Nov, 10am – 4pm

Thu 1 Nov, 10.15am – 4pm

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Seasoned Cookery School, The Stables, Catton, Walton upon Trent, DE12 8LN

Remembrance 100

You are invited to this exhibition of Remembrance marking the centenary of the end of WWI displayed by Swadlincote Royal British Legion in the lower gallery, also featuring ‘Pin a Poppy – Thank a Hero’ an exhibit painted by members of the local community.

Tel: 07732 346631 Email: swadlincote.secretary@rbl.community www.branches.britishlegion.org.uk/ branches/swadlincote Free Price: Free entry, free parking.

Thu 1 – Mon 26 Nov, 10am – 4pm

Poppies at the Pottery

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

An exhibition by Pop-Up Poppies Derbyshire of knitted poppies marking the end of the WWI Centenary commemorations, remembering all those from Swadlincote and the surrounding villages killed during WWI. Tel: 07732 346631 Email: swadlincote.secretary@rbl.community www.branches.britishlegion.org.uk /branches/swadlincote Free Price: Free entry, free parking.

Japanese Cookery Course

This one day Japanese cookery course explores the flavours and skills to make authentic Japanese food at home. You will be led by one of the UK’s best Japanese chefs & MasterChef finalist in 2012, Andrew Kojima. The day will include a variety of cooking individually and demonstrations from Andrew. Tel: 01283 711681 Email: clare@seasonedcourses.com www.seasonedcourses.com Price: £165 per person.

Thu 1 Nov, 1.30pm

Echoes of Heroes - Walk

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Take the opportunity to discover those who worked on the Home Front and those who fought and died in the Great War. Join this Magic Attic three mile urban walk visiting Swadlincote’s war memorials, Maurice Lea Park and Emmanuel Church to view the restored memorials. No dogs allowed on this walk. Boots and wet weather gear essential. Tel: 01283 222848 Email: www.magicattic.org.uk Price: Free but donations are welcome.

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6 visit www.south-derbys.gov.uk/swadlincotetic Thu 1 Nov, 7.30pm

Fri 2 Nov, 11am – 12 Noon

Methodist Chapel, Main Street, Hilton, DE65 5FF

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Hilton & Marston History Group Talk

Talk by Piet Walton Knight on the Marston on Dove church renovation. Visitors welcome at all meetings. Tel: 01283 733069 Email: hiltonhistory@gmail.com www.hiltonmarstonhistory.org Price: £3 for non-members.

Scary Book Fold House Workshop Join Sarah from Ollie Bobs for this half term activity, making a scary book-fold house. Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £5 per person; Booking essential.

Sat 3 Nov, 10am – 12 Noon Fri 2 Nov, 10 – 11am

Dreamcatchers Workshop

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Join Sarah from Ollie Bobs for this half term activity, making this simple dreamcatcher. Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £5 per person; Booking essential.

Rag Rug Workshop

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Join Sarah from Ollie Bobs and make a traditional rag rug.

Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £30 per person; Booking essential.

Sat 3 Nov, 10am - 4pm

Stipple Work with Pen and Ink Workshop Whitehollows Studio, Box Lane, Ticknall, DE73 7JN

Watch great football in South Derbyshire

Come along and support the ‘Moatmen’ and see Elvis Gresley in action! November Saturday 3rd - Spalding United Saturday 17th – Cleethorpes Town Saturday 24th – Wisbech Town December Saturday 8th – Pontefract Collieries Saturday 22nd – Brighouse Town January Tuesday 1st – Belper Town Saturday 12th – Morpeth Town Saturday 26th – Ossett United February Saturday 2nd – Pickering Town Moat Ground, Moat Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, DE11 9RE Phone: 01283 216315 Email: info@gresleyfc.com Web: www.gresleyfc.com Prices: Adults £8, concessions £5 Under 13’s (with full paying adult) £1

Join Michael Lakin, Botanical Artist and Illustrator, and learn how to create images using this age old technique, a simple yet effective method using fine liner pens. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own pens as they will be available to use on the day. Tel: 01332 862757 Email: michael.lakin579@btinternet.com www.michaellakinart.co.uk Price: £66 per person.

Sat 3 Nov, 10.15am – 4pm

Seasoned Cookery School – Dinner Party Tips and Tricks

The Stables, Catton, Walton upon Trent, DE12 8LN

Are your dinner parties already renowned amongst your friends and family and you’re looking for new tricks to really impress them? Learn to do everything from proper mise en place to de-boning and confiting meat. This really will take your cooking to the next level and by the end of the day you’ll be creating professional looking dishes. Tel: 01283 711681 Email: clare@seasonedcourses.com www.seasonedcourses.com Price: £149 per person.


visit www.south-derbys.gov.uk/swadlincotetic 7 Mon 5 Nov, 9.30 - 11.30am

Thu 8 Nov, 7 - 9pm

Woodville Children’s Centre, Blacksmiths Lane, DE11 7EF

Pears School, Repton, DE65 6FH

Mini Acorns Fun

Every Monday and Thursday in term time. If you a resident of South Derbyshire, you are invited to come along and meet with other parents/carers and have some fun. Suitable for babies up to 18 months old. Tel: 01629 533602 Price: Free of charge.

Free

Tue 6 Nov, 10am – 12 Noon

‘Meet the Miners’ – South Derbyshire Mining Preservation Group Gresley Old Hall, Gresley Wood Road, Swadlincote, DE11 9QW

The Group invites you to this social, chatty morning, reviving old memories and exploring the large collection of mining memorabilia and photographs. Open for visitors every Tuesday morning, includes tea and coffee. Larger group visits by arrangement. Tel: 01530 412116 Email: keithmoore1929@gmail.com www.southderbyshiremining.co.uk Price: Free entry, free parking.

Free

Wed 7 Nov, 2.30 - 4pm

Antiques Valuation Day

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

A chance to get that valuation information on those prized possessions and family heirlooms - it could be for insurance, you may want to sell, or you want to learn about the history of your item – Bamford Auctioneers will be here to offer their knowledge and advice; No need to book. Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £1 per item/set.

Chairman’s Charity Concert An evening of musical and choral entertainment by the pupils of Foremarke Hall in aid of the Chairman of South Derbyshire District Council’s chosen charity – the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance Service. Tel: 01283 222848 Email: chairsoffice@south-derbys.gov.uk www.south-derbys.gov.uk Price: £10 per person.

Thu 8 Nov, 7.30pm

Derbyshire Holders of the Victoria Cross Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF

Come and hear the stories of the Derbyshire men who have been awarded the Victoria Cross for outstanding bravery and courage, from the Crimean War to World War II, Sergeant Fred Greaves of the Sherwood Foresters to Sergeant William Coffey of the 34th Border Regiment. Bar available. Tel: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Price: £2.50 per person.

Thu 8 Nov, 7.30pm

A History of Rolls Royce - Talk

Old School, Castleway, Willington, DE65 6BT

Join Willington History Group for this illustrated talk by Alec Collins on the history of Rolls Royce. All welcome. Tel: 01283 702894 Price: £3 for non-members, includes light refreshments.

Fri 9 Nov, 10.30 – 11.30am

Saplings Pre-School Outdoor Experiences

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, DE12 8JX

Fun outdoor activities aimed at 1-4 year olds. Be prepared to get a little mucky!

Tel: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk www.south-derbys.gov.uk/ environmentaleducation Price: £6 for children, accompanying adults are free; Booking essential.


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Fri 9 & Sat 10 Nov, 7pm

Whitehollows Studio, Box Lane, Ticknall, DE73 7JN

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF

Illustrating Vegetables Workshop Join Michael Lakin, Botanical Artist, for this two day course on drawing and illustrating vegetables in watercolour. Tel: 01332 862757 Email: michael.lakin579@btinternet.com www.michaellakinart.co.uk Price: £140 per person.

Fri 9 Nov, 7 – 8.30pm

Wine Tasting Evening in The Folly Sealwood Cottage Vineyard, Sealwood Lane, Linton, DE12 8DY

Special wine tasting evening with nibbles and presentation about the Vineyard. (Special discounts on wines).

Tel: 07968 380555 / 07964 032387 Email: vineyard@sealwoodcottage.co.uk www.sealwoodcottage.co.uk Price: £16 per person, including bottle of wine; Limited places.

Blackadder Goes Forth

It’s 1917 and deep inside the Allied trenches Captain Edmund Blackadder is aiming to survive until the war is over accompanied by eager but stupid George, the moronic grungy Baldrick, his rival Darling and the insane General Melchett. Four classic episodes brought to the stage by Encore Performing Arts. Bar available.

Tel: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Price: £10 per person. Tickets also available at Forteys in Melbourne Market Place and www.ticketsource.co.uk

Sat 10 & Sun 11 Nov, Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm

Christmas Food and Drink Fair

Swarkestone Nursery, Lowes Lane, DE73 7GQ

Over 50 stalls selling a range of local festive goods including crafts, gifts, food and much more. Enjoy the live music – a great day out for all the family. Restaurant on site. Tel: 01332 700800 Email: events@swarkestonenursery.co.uk www.swarkestonenursery.co.uk Free Price: Free entry, free parking.

Sun 11 Nov, 10am

ODEON Event Cinema

Your ticket to the greatest shows on Earth Lose yourself in the action of the world’s greatest performances, brought to you live via satellite or recorded, straight onto the big screen From captivating theatre, opera, music and dance, to exhilarating sporting events, you’ll never miss a moment Highlights include: Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker (live) 2018 André Rieu 2019 New Year’s Concert from Sydney Royal Opera House: La Traviata (live) 2019 Get ready for edge-of-your-seat shows like you’ve never seen them before, with breathtaking surround sound for an unforgettable, larger-than-life experience With ODEON Event Cinema you’ll always have the best seat in the house, with close-up action so real you’ll feel like you’re there

For further information ring 01283 559 060 or go to www.odeon.co.uk

Newton Solney, Repton, Foremarke and Peace Wood – Walk The Sump, Newton Road, Winshill, DE15 0TT

Enjoy this moderate 10 mile walk led by Derby & South Derbyshire Ramblers. Meet at The Sump car park. Please telephone the walk leader first to ensure that this walk is suitable for you. Tel: 01283 547450 www.derbyramblers.org.uk/walks Price: Free.

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Sunday 11th November 2018

Nationwide commemorative events marking the Centenary of the signing of the Armistice, signalling the end of the First World War, to remember all those who fought and suffered to ensure freedom survived Among the many planned services in South Derbyshire, below are a few that all are welcome to:

Church Gresley Remembrance Service 10.45

11.00

11.15 12.00

Gathering in Market St, (road closed) outside the main war memorial Names of WW1 dead read aloud as wreaths laid 2 minutes silence March into Maurice Lea Memorial Park to the bandstand Outdoor service around bandstand led by Reverend Mike Firbank End of service

Eureka Memorial Gates: Church Service and Parade 9.15 10:20 10.50 11.15

Church service at Hill Street Baptist Church – led by Reverend Simon Thompsett Parade through the town to the Memorial Gates at Eureka Park, Midland Road Service and wreath laying – led by Reverend Alison Redshaw, Emmanuel Church End of service

Newhall Remembers 10.30

Service of Remembrance and tributes to be laid at the Memorial Service led by Reverend Patrick Douglas, St John’s Church, at the Memorial in Newhall Park

Join us for a very special Beacon of Light commemorative event at Eureka Park: Battle’s Over – Beacon of Light 18.40 18.45 18.50 19.00 19.05 19.05

Gather in Performance Area at Eureka Park Welcome Tribute to the Millions Beacon lighting Ringing out for Peace – 1000 cathedrals and churches will ring out their bells across the nation, and beyond, in celebration of Peace A Cry for Peace Around the World – 100 Town Criers throughout the United Kingdom and other countries around the world join together in an International Cry for Peace around the World Please wear warm clothing and appropriate footwear as although there are paths around the park, you may wish to walk over the grassed areas. All are encouraged to bring torches along


10 visit www.south-derbys.gov.uk/swadlincotetic Tue 13 Nov, 7.30pm

Fri 16 Nov, 7pm

Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, DE73 7JU

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF

Ticknall Garden Club Talks

A talk “Water in the Garden” by guest speaker Steve Lovell who will be sharing ways of including water in your garden. Tel: 01283 562161 Email: wendygale@hotmail.co.uk www.ticknallgardenclub.org.uk Price: £3 for non-members.

Boats on the Ocean in Concert

A four piece alt/rock band from Derbyshire, which have been together for only seven months but have already taken the local scene by storm, with their energetic, groovy live performances while appearing at Y Not? Festival and Off the Tracks 2018. Bar available.

Quiz Night

Tel: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Price: £4 per person.

Teams of 2-6 are welcome to come and take part in this fortnightly quiz, fabulous prizes to be won, everyone welcome.

Fri 16 – Sun 18 Nov, Fri & Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm

Tue 13 Nov, 8 - 10.30pm The Angel Bar & Restaurant, Church Street, Swadlincote, DE11 8LF

Tel: 07727 257262 Email: ingrid@weft-hand.com www.theangelswadlincote Price: £2 per person.

Thu 15 Nov, 4pm

Vintage Afternoon Tea Dance

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF

A mix of traditional ballroom and simple sequence dancing led by professional instructor Alan Axon. Free tea, coffee and biscuits. On the 3rd Thursday of the month. Tel: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Price: £2.50; Tickets also available from Forteys in Melbourne Market Place.

Fri 16 Nov, 7 – 8.30pm

Wine Tasting Evening in the Folly Sealwood Cottage, Sealwood Lane, Linton, DE12 8DY

Special wine tasting evening with nibbles and presentation about the vineyard. (Special discounts on wines).

Tel: 07968 380555 / 07964 032387 Email: vineyard@sealwoodcottage.co.uk www.sealwoodcottage.co.uk Price: £16 per person, including bottle of wine; Limited spaces.

Christmas Food and Drink Fair

Swarkestone Nursery, Lowes Lane, DE73 7GQ

Over 50 stalls selling a range of local festive goods including crafts, gifts, food and much more. Enjoy the live music – a great day out for all the family. Restaurant on site. Tel: 01332 700800 Email: events@swarkestonenursery.co.uk www.swarkestonenursery.co.uk Free Price: Free entry, free parking.

Sat 17 Nov, 10am – 12 Noon

Art and World War I - Talk

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Spend the morning with guest speaker Danny Wells and enjoy this lively talk about the Great War and associated art. He will look at some of the most powerful paintings created from this time by artists such as Paul Nash and Stanley Spencer. Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £5 per person to include refreshments.

Sat 17 Nov, 10am – 2pm

Parish Church Bazaar

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF

Bric-a-Brac, nearly new and bargains galore at the Parish Church Bazaar. Tea, coffee and cake will be available.

Tel: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Free Price: Free admission.


visit www.south-derbys.gov.uk/swadlincotetic 11 Sat 17 Nov, 10am – 4pm

Sat 17 Nov, 7.30pm

Painting and Making Christmas Cards Workshop

Kate Dimbleby “Sing Happy”

Dalbury Lees Millennium Hall, DE6 5BE

Whitehollows Studio, Box Lane, Ticknall, DE73 7JN

Join Michael Lakin, Botanical Artist and Illustrator, for this workshop painting and making your own Christmas cards; includes a pack to take home. Tel: 01332 862757 Email: michael.lakin579@btinternet.com www.michaellakinart.co.uk Price: Please contact for further details.

A cabaret artist at the top of her game, Kate (daughter of broadcasting icon David) Dimbleby’s acclaimed one-woman a capella show is an enthralling, ‘life affirming, must see show’ (Sunday Times), weaving stunning vocals with self-deprecating humour. Part of the Live & Local programme. Tel: 01332 824007 Email: marketing@liveandlocal.org.uk www.liveandlocal.org.uk Price: £12 for adults, £6 for under 16s.

Sat 17 Nov, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Crafters Try or Buy Event

Sat 17 Nov, 7.30pm

Take this chance to try a new craft or buy individual, hand-made items. The ideal opportunity to purchase that unique Christmas gift.

St Michael’s Church, Church Road, Church Broughton, DE65 5BD

Willington Village Hall, Twyford Road, DE65 6PP

Bush Gothic in Concert

Tel: 07777 604279 Email: artsfest@yahoo.co.uk www.willingtonartsfestival.co.uk Price: Free entry.

Rattled by the bones of felons and steeped in campfire smoke, this outstanding Australian bush band performs ‘spinetingling’ folksongs of colonial Australia, marrying sweet, evocative vocals from unerringly beautiful music, all with a wry, subversive antipodean twist. Part of the Live & Local programme.

Free

Sat 17 Nov, 11am – 12 Noon

Woodland Identification Walk – 2 Miles Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, DE12 8JX

Tel: 01283 585766 Email: marketing@liveandlocal.org.uk www.liveandlocal.org.uk Price: £10 for adults; £8 for under 16s.

Join our Forestry Commission Volunteer on a walk around the site, and learn how to see trees in a whole new light. Meet in the café foyer. There are no stiles on this walk. Please wear suitable footwear.

Sat 17 Nov, 7.30pm

Sat 17 Nov, 2.30 - 4pm

Tel: 01332 863522 / 07828 182351 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Price: £5 per person.

Tel: 01283 563483 Email: tor.adams@south-derbys.gov.uk Price: £1 per person.

South Derbyshire Community Drumming

The Dance & Music Centre, 11 The Delph, Swadlincote, DE11 9AG

Djembe drumming sessions for 16yrs and over - learn how to play the djembe in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, no experience necessary and plenty of drums available. Tel: 01283 225741 Email: nikki@tribalvibes.net www.tribalvibes.net Price: £4 per person.

Back to the 80s Disco

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF

Dee Jay returns with the 4th instalment of his unmissable event ‘Back to the 80s’. Expect a bigger sound system, bigger soundtrack and a bigger atmosphere than ever before, guaranteed!


FREE TREE GIVEAWAY November 2018 is the twentieth Anniversary of the international relationship between Derbyshire and Toyota City in Japan. This dates from the announcement in 1989 of the Toyota car plant at Burnaston. In 1998 the relationship was formalised with the signing of an agreement, forging a unique link that continues to grow Trees are as important in South Derbyshire and The National Forest as they are in Toyota City, where 70% of the land is forest. To mark the Anniversary, the annual Free Tree Scheme will include species related to those found in Japan such as cherries and maples - for you to plant in your garden

The Scheme is open for South Derbyshire residents, schools and community groups from: 9am Tuesday 18 September until 5pm Wedneday 31 October 2018 Please apply online between these dates at: www.south-derbys.gov.uk/freetreescheme If you cannot access the internet you can ring 01283 595795 during office hours Eligibility: Up to 6 free trees per household; Tree choices: Common Pear, Alder Buckthorn, Rowan, Guelder Rose, Bird Cherry and Field Maple The tree ‘giveaway’ events will be on Thurs 29 Nov & Sat 1 Dec, 10am-2pm. Venues will be confirmed by post/email to successful applicants. Please note trees will only be available on these dates

The Free Tree Scheme is organised by the Environmental Education Project, part of South Derbyshire District Council, and funded by the National Forest Company For further information, please contact Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk Tel: 01283 535039 Facebook: Environmental Education Project at Rosliston Forestry Centre Twitter: RoslistonEnvEd Unit 1A, Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX


visit www.south-derbys.gov.uk/swadlincotetic 13 Sun 18 Nov, 10.15am – 4pm

Tue 20 Nov, 7.30pm

Seasoned Cookery School – Christmas Breads and Danish Pastries

Etwall & Burnaston History Society Etwall Methodist Chapel Schoolroom, Willington Road, DE65 6HX

Talk “A Happy Russian Christmas” by guest speaker Cathy McAteer.

The Stables, Catton, Walton upon Trent, DE12 8LN

Get into the festive spirit with a day devoted to Christmas flavours, speciality breads and pastries. Under the expert guidance of Andy Tyrell, bread expert and Senior Sous Chef at River Cottage, you’ll learn skills and recipes that you can use throughout the year. The delicious treats you make on the day will be perfect for your family Christmas if you can make them last that long!

Tel: 01283 730287 Email: sandypits.kerby@btinternet.com www.etwallhistory.org Price: £3 for non-members.

Sun 18 Nov, 11am – 4pm

Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £2.50 per person, includes light refreshments.

Tel: 01283 711681 Email: clare@seasonedcourses.com www.seasonedcourses.com Price: £175.

Ashe Hall Christmas Fayre Ashe Lane, Etwall, DE65 6HT

Visit historic Ashe Hall for a special Christmas event, offering craft, health and food stalls and a chance to meet Father Christmas in his grotto. Enjoy some fruit punch and Christmas cake, or a special International food lunch and welcome in the season with some Christmas cheer! Tel: 01283 732338 Email: events@tarakmc.org www.tarakmc.org/ summer-fayre-and-xmas-fayre Price: Free admission.

Free

Sun 18 Nov, 12 – 4pm

Christmas Bazaar

Mercure Newton Park Hotel, Newton Solney, DE15 0SS

Enjoy an afternoon of shopping in this beautiful venue, offering gorgeous gifts, tempting treats and fabulous fashion. Refreshments available. All proceeds to Newton Solney Pre-School Building Fund (Charity No: 1035402). https://m.facebook.com/ events/913577155499536 Price: Entry £2 per person; Free parking.

Wed 21 Nov, 2 - 4pm

‘Watching with Mother’ - Talk Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Join guest speaker Kath Reynolds who will take you on a trip down memory lane as she recounts some of the TV classics from childhood (1950s-1970s). Featuring Muffin the Mule and Andy Pandy plus some very familiar theme tunes. Booking not required.

Sat 24 Nov, 10.30am – 12 Noon

Action for Children Coffee Morning Woodville Methodist Church, High Street, Woodville, DE11 7EA

Coffee morning with refreshments and stalls, with all proceeds being donated to Action for Children. Everyone welcome to come along. Tel: 01283 222803 Email: jfletcher214@hotmail.co.uk Price: Free admission.

Free

Sat 24 Nov, 10.30am – 12 Noon

Christmas Drop-In Craft Session Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Join the volunteers and help decorate the Kiln in readiness for a traditional Christmas in this drop-in craft session.

Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Free Price: Free.


14 visit www.south-derbys.gov.uk/swadlincotetic Sat 24 Nov, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Sun 25 Nov, 10am - 4.30pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7JF

Mercia Marina, Findern Lane, Willington, DE65 6DW

Capture Calke on Camera

Want to get some handy hints on how to take better photos? Come and join members of the photography team on a creative walk in the park, and have some fun looking for different views to photograph. Beginners, intermediate and experts welcome! Tel: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk www.nationaltrust.org.uk Price: Free event but normal admission charges apply: Adults £3.80; Children £1.90; Family £9.50; National Trust members free.

Sat 24 Nov, 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1 - 3pm

Fused Glass Workshops

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Angela Ashton will help you to create your unique festive piece of glass in this workshop. Your creation will be taken for firing and returned in time for Christmas.

Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £25 per person, includes light refreshments and all materials for one item; Extra items cost £5 each; Booking essential.

Sat 24 Nov, 1.30 – 2.30pm

Kids with Cameras Walk Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7JF

Come and join the photography team on a kid’s camera walk in the park. We’ll teach them some handy tips for taking great photos, and have some fun looking for different views to photograph. Don’t forget to bring your camera (and an adult!). Tel: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk www.nationaltrust.org.uk Price: Free event but normal admission charges apply: Adults £3.80; Children £1.90; Family £9.50: National Trust members free.

Mercia Makers Market

Enjoy delicious hot foods, pies, bakery, clothing, specialist coffee, real ales, crafts and many beautiful handmade items along with live entertainment. The independent shops, cafés and restaurants will also be open. Tel: 01283 703332 Email: tony@merciamarina.co.uk www.merciamarina.co.uk Price: Free entry and free parking.

Free

Sun 25 Nov, 11am

Stanton by Bridge – 5 Mile Walk

Village Green, Stanton by Bridge (SK 373272)

Join Derby & South Derbyshire Ramblers for this leisurely five mile walk around Stanton by Bridge. Please telephone the walk leader first to ensure that this walk is suitable for you. Tel: 01332 551022 www.derbyramblers.org.uk/walks Price: Free.

Free

Mon 26 Nov, 7.30pm

Melbourne Civic Society Talks

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF

Join Melbourne Civic Society for this talk by guest speaker Kat Bridger on Sire William Turville. The story of a Leicestershire knight: “accomplished troublemaker and hunter”. This is followed by the Winter Social Evening. Tel: 01332 865760 Email: pamadams56@yahoo.co.uk www.melbournecivicsociety.org.uk Price: £2 for non-members.

Mon 26 Nov, 7.30pm

South Derbyshire Badger Group – Talk 7 Rose Lane, Ticknall, DE73 7JW

Talk by guest speaker Philip Heath on ‘Farmhouses and Cottages in South Derbyshire’.

Tel: 07754 094177 Email: info@southderbyshirebadgergroup.co.uk www.southderbyshirebadgergroup.co.uk Price: £3 for non-members.


SOUTH

DERBYSHIRE

Skills Festival Wednesday 28th November 2018 - 4pm to 7pm

at Green Bank Leisure Centre, Swadlincote DE11 0AD The Skills Festival is the perfect opportunity for 11 to 24 year olds to connect with businesses and find out about future careers in the local area! This exciting, must-attend event will have businesses from across industry sectors:

free event

Construction & Infrastructure

Meet Over 60 Employers From The Midlands

Health, Hospitality & Lifestyle

Expert Careers Advice

Digital, Business & Creative

Work Experience

Engineering & Technology

Apprenticeships

Have a go: Have a go at something you’ve never done before by trying hands-on job-related skills across a huge range of careers. Virtual welding, flight simulation, virtual reality, beauty, construction and much more!

Full-Time Jobs

win an

iPad Mini

Workshops*: There will be a range of workshops at the event for young people and their parents to find out more about things such as apprenticeships, T-Levels, employer expectations, along with inspiring speakers who will share their career successes! *Advance booking recommended for workshops as places will be limited. To reserve your seat visit www.eventbrite.co.uk and search for South Derbyshire Skills Festival.

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Find out more or get involved on social media using #SDSkillsFestival Organisers


Free

Seasons greetings and a fun family day on The Delph and throughout the town, culminating in the switch-on of Swadlincote’s Christmas Lights and a spectacular Fireworks Display at 7pm Come along and enjoy the festive activities in and around the town centre from 9am

Full programme and more details available at www.south-derbys.gov.uk


ON THE DELPH STAGE

Choirs and live music performances by local schools and groups from 11am – 5pm. Meet Poma the Penguin from 11am – 3pm.

Touch FM will be broadcasting live from 2pm with entertainment from 5pm with Mark O’Sullivan plus special guests.

Free mince pie, warm fruit punch and other Christmassy goodies

by Burton and South Derbyshire College catering students and Sainsbury’s from 11am – 3pm. (Subject to availability)

OTHER ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY…

The Fairground will be open throughout the town from Friday through to Saturday evening. 8am – 3.30pm – Traditional Market – Midland Road 10am – 8pm - Sharpe’s Christmas Craft Fair

Our popular annual craft fair, with local school children singing from 11am – 2pm. Meet Santa in his grotto in the Play Zone from 4-7pm. Hot food and our celebrated mulled wine will be available from 5pm in the courtyard. On Saturday 1st December, Breakfast with Santa, 9-11am, £10 per child, £5 per adult.

9am – 5.30pm – Swadlincote Library - Christmas Treasure Hunt

Find the festive clues around the library with the chance to win a prize! FREE and open to all children under 16.

9am – 8pm – Stan’s Pals Doggie Deli - Midland Road Meet Santa Paws, enjoy a sherry and free festive nibbles.

11am – 4pm – Smith Partnership – High Street Free festive treats and goodies to give away.

2pm – 9pm – The Dance and Music Centre, Delph Centre

Something for everyone, including Santa’s grotto, cake stall, tombola, raffle, homemade Christmas gifts and hot drinks. On Saturday 1st December. Breakfast with Santa, 9am and 10.30am, £10 per child, £8 for siblings.

3.30pm – 9pm – Swadlincote Ski Slope

Watch Santa ski down the slope and make his way to our Grotto to meet the first 100 children with a free gift. Win prizes by entering the Best Christmas Jumper competition or playing party games with Poma the Penguin. Snacks and festive treats available in the Alpine Lodge. A great place to watch the fireworks display!

5pm – 7pm – Timms Solicitors – West Street

Meet the Timms Team whilst enjoying a free mince pie and a sherry!

From 5.30pm - Swadlincote Lions will be serving mulled wine on Midland Road (Subject to change)

Look out for the full programme with times of activities coming out soon! For more information contact: cultural.services@south-derbys.gov.uk


Christmas Shopping in Swadlincote

Shop local and relax this Christmas! Rather than endure the frantic bustle of city shopping centres, traffic jams, queues and frenzied crowds, why not enjoy a wander around Swadlincote. Soak up the festive atmosphere while discovering the numerous independent shops offering unique gifts and a friendly service. Swadlincote town centre businesses will be pulling out all the stops on the first Saturday in December as part of the nationwide Small Business Saturday campaign by offering a range of activities for you and your family to enjoy!

Swadlincote Christmas Market Saturday 1 December, 10am-6pm, Swadlincote Town Centre Festive market with gifts, crafts, food & drink Traditional carols and festive classics Children’s entertainment Bar and hot food Free Fairground rides

Snowflake Hunt 1 - 17 December

Win a Christmas Hamper

Take part anytime between the 1-17 December and find the snowflakes in shops around the town centre. Collect a spotter form from Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum in West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Free

#SwadOffers Christmas Voucher Prize Draw 1 - 17 December

Win a Christmas Hamper

Shoppers can cut out the voucher below and collect four stickers from participating shops throughout the town with only one purchase required and no minimum spend. Vouchers can be used from 9am on Saturday 1 December, up until 4pm on Friday 14 December 2018. Completed vouchers must be submitted by no later than the 17 December 2018 and the winner will be drawn on 19 December 2018. Look out for #SwadOffers and #SDWhatson via Swadlincote Town Team and Swadlincote Markets Free Facebook pages to find out more about special offers and events this Christmas! For more information and for a free Shopping Guide contact Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre on 01283 222 848 or at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum in West Street.

Parking is Free in Swadlincote Town Centre

#SwadOffers Christmas Voucher Prize Draw

Cut out this voucher and collect four stickers from participating shops throughout the town with only one purchase required and no minimum spend to be in with a chance to win a Christmas Hamper. Vouchers can be used from 9am on Saturday 1 December, up until 4pm on Friday 14 December 2018. Completed vouchers must be returned to Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre by no later than the 17 December 2018 and the winner will be drawn on 19 December 2018. Name: Postcode: Email: Telephone: Your privacy is important to us and any personal information you provide through our forms will be collected and used to process your entry in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. Details on how we use your personal information are available in our Council-wide and service specific Privacy Notices visit www.south-derbys.gov.uk/privacy

Swadlincote Town Team


visit www.south-derbys.gov.uk/swadlincotetic 19 Wed 28 Nov, 11am – 12.15pm

Fri 30 Nov, 5 – 8pm

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7JF

Guided Museum Tour

On the First Day of Christmas...

Join one of our knowledgeable and friendly guides for a tour around Sharpe’s Museum, Kiln and building. No booking required.

Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Free Price: Free

Wed 28 Nov, 4 – 7pm

South Derbyshire Skills Festival Main Hall, Green Bank Leisure Centre, Civic Way, Swadlincote, DE11 0AD

The Skills Festival is a perfect opportunity for 11 to 24 year olds to connect with businesses and find out about future careers where you live! Meet over 60 employers, obtain expert careers advice, have a go at something you’ve never done before, or attend a workshop to guide you on your way. Tel: 01283 595791 www.eventbrite.co.uk (and search for event name) Price: Free.

Free

Father Christmas and his reindeer are paying a special visit to Calke this year. Watch them arrive at the mansion, say hello to Father Christmas and his reindeer, then join him for a lantern lit walk up to the stable yards. Enjoy a magical evening of lights and illuminations, festive fair in the Riding School and Christmas crafts in Squirt’s Stable. Tel: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Free event but normal admission charges apply.

Fri 30 Nov, 7pm – Midnight

Oakland Christmas Party

Oakland Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote, DE11 8ND

Enjoy a 3 course meal in the restaurant followed by a disco in the function room. Please book and complete your pre order form at the bistro/bar. A £10 per person deposit is required.

Fri 30 Nov, 10am - 8pm

Tel: 01283 240594 Email: info@oaklandvillage.co.uk www.oaklandvillage.co.uk Price: £25 per person.

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Fri 30 Nov, 7.30pm

Sharpe’s Christmas Craft Fair You are invited to visit Sharpe’s for the annual makers craft fair - find those unique Christmas gifts. Enjoy listening to local school children as they sing their Christmas Carols in the courtyard during the day. Volunteers tombola, plus hot food and mulled wine.

Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Free Price: Free entry.

Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society Talk Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, DE73 7JW

Talk by nationally renowned Town Crier, Ken Knowles, who will be sharing his experiences of the role. To be followed by Christmas refreshments. Tel: 01283 762064 Email: celia.sanger@btinternet.com www.ticknalllife.co.uk/community Price: £2 for non-members, includes refreshments.




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What’s On

December

in South Derbyshire and The National Forest

Sat 1 Dec, 9 – 11am

Breakfast with Santa in the Museum Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Enjoy a breakfast with Santa in Café Espresso then visit Santa in his grotto to receive a gift. Take a seat in the decorated Kiln and listen to a Christmas story.

Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £10 per child to include breakfast and gift; £5 per adult to include breakfast; Booking essential.

Sat 1 Dec, 10am - 12 Noon

Christmas Rag Wreath Workshop Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Make your own traditional Christmas rag wreath with Sarah from Ollie Bobs.

Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £20 per person; Booking essential.

Sat 1 – Sun 2 Dec, 10am – 3pm

Christmas Fair

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF

Gifts galore from lots of unique sellers. Café open for tea, coffee and cake.

Tel: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Free Price: Free admission.

Sat 1 Dec, 10am - 6pm

Swadlincote Christmas Market & Small Business Saturday Extravaganza Come along and join in the fun - as Christmas approaches take the opportunity to browse the market stalls, visit the shops and enjoy the live entertainment. Purchase items and be entered into the Small Business Saturday prize draw for a Christmas Hamper. Tel: 01283 222848 Email: tic@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.south-derbys.gov.uk Free Price: Free entry, free parking.

Sat 1 – Sun 2 Dec, 11am – 6pm

Twelve Days of Calke’s Christmas Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7JF

Find inspiration at the Christmas food and gift market in the Riding School, then explore the grounds to discover twelve festive displays telling stories from Calke’s past. As darkness falls, follow the twinkling trail of lights through the Pleasure Grounds to the church, and catch a glimpse of the house lit up in festive lights. Tel: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Parkland admission is required: Adult £4.20; Child £2.10; Family £10.50; National Trust members free.


Sat 1 Dec, 2 - 4pm

Sat 1 Dec, 7pm - Midnight

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Oakland Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote, DE11 8ND

A Traditional Christmas - Talk Guest speaker Bob Massey will help get the festive mood going as he talks about a traditional Christmas. Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £5 per person; Booking essential.

Christmas Party

Enjoy a three course Christmas meal in the restaurant followed by a disco in the function room. Please book at the bistro and pre order your meal choice. A £10 deposit per person is required when booking. Tel: 01283 240594 Email: info@oaklandvillage.co.uk www.oaklandvillage.co.uk Price: £30 per person.


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Mercia Makers Christmas Market Mercia Marina, Findern Lane, Willington, DE65 6DW

Enjoy delicious hot foods, pies, bakery, clothing, specialist coffee, real ales, crafts and many beautiful handmade items along with live entertainment. The independent shops, cafés and restaurants will also be open. Tel: 01283 703332 Email: tony@merciamarina.co.uk www.merciamarina.co.uk Price: Free entry and free parking.

Free

‘Meet the Miners’ – South Derbyshire Mining Preservation Group Gresley Old Hall, Gresley Wood Road, Swadlincote, DE11 9QW

The Group invites you to this social, chatty morning - reviving old memories and exploring the large collection of mining memorabilia and photographs. Open for visitors every Tuesday morning, includes tea and coffee. Larger group visits by arrangement. Tel: 01530 412116 Email: keithmoore1929@gmail.com www.southderbyshiremining.co.uk Price: Free entry, free parking.

Sun 2 Dec, 3 - 4.15pm

Prelude to Christmas Bretby Church, Village Green, DE15 0RD

Directed by Philip King, this annual mix of seasonal choral music and reading will be performed in this beautiful country church. Start your Christmas here! The concert will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies. Tel: 07860 101417 Email: coordsdmc@hotmail.co.uk www.cantabilechoir.co.uk Price: £7 for adults; £3 for children.

Mon 3 Dec, 6.30pm

Sounds Christmas - Concert Gresley Old Hall, Gresley Wood Road, Swadlincote, DE11 9QW

Join The Rotary Club of Swadlincote and Gresley Colliery Band for this annual free seasonal event and get into the festive spirit. Mince pies and coffee will be available. Tickets available from Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, free of charge but we need to know you are coming along. Tel: 01332 863406 Email: gandtharvey@yahoo.com Price: Free entry, free parking.

Tue 4 Dec, 10am – 12 Noon

Free

Free

Wed 5 Dec, 2.30 - 4pm

Antiques Valuation Day Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

A chance to get that valuation information on those prized possessions and family heirlooms - it could be for insurance, you may want to sell, or you want to learn about the history of your item – Bamford Auctioneers will be here to offer their knowledge and advice. No need to book. Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £1 per item/set.

Thu 6 Dec, 7pm

Kevin King of Egypt Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF

Award winning performer, comedian and former nurse, Rob Gee, stars in his new show. Kevin is an escaped psychiatric patient on the run to Egypt with 6 year old Millie in tow. A great show with Q&A afterwards. Bar open. Tel: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Price: £10 per person.


Pick up your FREE Swadlincote Shopping Guide! Discover over 200 town centre shops, services, eateries and attractions Advice on travel, parking, markets, toilets, parks and shopmobility Shop for everything from homeware to gifts; from hairdressers to restaurants; from unique independents to highstreet names

Parking is FREE in Swadlincote

Download from www.south-derbys.gov.uk (search for ‘Swadlincote Shopping Guide’) or contact Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre on 01283 222 848

You can find out about offers and events in the town via Swadlincote Town Team Facebook and Twitter or search for #Swadoffers and #SDwhatson Swadlincote Market Town of The National Forest Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm

Hilton & Marston History Group Methodist Chapel, Main Street, Hilton, DE65 5FF

Join the Group for their Seasonal Social Evening. Visitors welcome at all meetings. Tel: 01283 733069 Email: hiltonhistory@gmail.com www.hiltonmarstonhistory.org Price: £3 for non-members.

Fri 7 & Sat 8 Dec, 7 – 9pm

Special Christmas Wine Tasting Evening

Sealwood Cottage Vineyard, Sealwood Lane, Linton, DE12 8DY

Enjoy a special festive evening at Sealwood Cottage Vineyard including wine tasting, canapés, cheese board and nibbles. There will also be a presentation about the vineyard. (Special festive discounts on wines).

Festive Singing in the Kiln

Tel: 07968 380555 / 07964 032387 Email: vineyard@sealwoodcottage.co.uk www.sealwoodcottage.co.uk Price: £22 per person.

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Fri 7 & Sat 8 Dec, 7pm - Midnight

Fri 7 Dec, 10am - 12 Noon

Join the LSB from Pingle School in the Kiln for a morning of Christmas songs and music.

Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Free Price: Free entry, free parking.

Christmas Party

Oakland Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote, DE11 8ND

Enjoy a three course Christmas meal in the restaurant followed by a disco in the function room. Please book at the bistro and pre order your meal choice. A £10 deposit per person is required when booking. Tel: 01283 240594 Email: info@oaklandvillage.co.uk www.oaklandvillage.co.uk Price: £25 per person.


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Breakfast with Santa in the Museum Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Enjoy a breakfast with Santa in Café Espresso then visit Santa in his grotto to receive a gift. Take a seat in the decorated Kiln and listen to a Christmas story.

Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £10 per child to include breakfast and gift; £5 per adult to include breakfast; Booking essential.

Sat 8 Dec, 10am - 12 Noon

Festive Decoupage Workshop Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Join Sarah from Ollie Bobs and make your traditional Christmas decoupage decoration. Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £5 per person.

Sat 8 – Sun 9 Dec, 11am – 6pm

Twelve Days of Calke’s Christmas Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7JF

Find inspiration at the Christmas food and gift market in the Riding School, then explore the grounds to discover twelve festive displays telling stories from Calke’s past. As darkness falls, follow the twinkling trail of lights through the Pleasure Grounds to the church, and catch a glimpse of the house lit up in festive lights.

Tel: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Adult £4.20; Child £2.10; Family £10.50; National Trust members free.

Sun 9 Dec, 1.45 - 3pm

Mince Pie and Mulled Wine Walk Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, DE12 8JX

Come and be merry! Enjoy a bracing walk around the Centre, finishing with a warming drink and mince pie. Tel: 01283 563483 Email: tor.adams@south-derbys.gov.uk Price: £3.50.

Tue 11 Dec, 8 - 10.30pm

Quiz Night

The Angel Bar & Restaurant, Church Street, Swadlincote, DE11 8LF

Teams of 2-6 are welcome to come and take part in this fortnightly quiz, fabulous prizes to be won, everyone welcome. Tel: 07727 257262 Email: ingrid@weft-hand.com www.theangelswadlincote Price: £2 per person.

Thu 13 Dec, 7pm

Sam Lewis in Concert Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF

Sam Lewis is an incredible Nashville based songwriter with rich soulful vocals, wellcrafted songs, roots country and blue-eyed soul. Whether crossing genres or state-lines, he has pieced together a story people need to hear. Sam Lewis’ debut album featured in the Telegraph’s list of top country albums. Tel: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Price: £5 per person.

Fri 14 & Sat 15 Dec, 7 – 9pm

Special Christmas Wine Tasting Evening Sealwood Cottage Vineyard, Sealwood Lane, Linton, DE12 8DY

Enjoy a special festive evening at Sealwood Cottage Vineyard including wine tasting, canapés, cheese board and nibbles. There will also be a presentation about the Vineyard. (Special festive discounts on wines). Tel: 07968 380555 / 07964 032387 Email: vineyard@sealwoodcottage.co.uk www.sealwoodcottage.co.uk Price: £22 per person.


Fri 14 Dec, 7pm - Midnight

Christmas Party

Oakland Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote, DE11 8ND

Enjoy a three course Christmas meal in the restaurant followed by a disco in the function room. Please book at the bistro and pre order your meal choice. A £10 deposit per person is required when booking. Tel: 01283 240594 Email: info@oaklandvillage.co.uk www.oaklandvillage.co.uk Price: £25 per person.

Sat 15 Dec, 9am – 12 Noon

Breakfast with Santa

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Enjoy your breakfast in Café Espresso, look out for the big man arriving and visit him in his grotto to receive a festive gift. Then listen to a Christmas story and make a festive item to take home and display. Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £10 per child to include breakfast and gift; Adults £5 to include breakfast.

Sat 15 Dec, 10.15am – 4pm

Seasoned Cookery School – Christmas Baking The Stables, Catton, Walton upon Trent, DE12 8LN

Led by Beca Lyne-Pirkis, a Great British Bake Off semi-finalist and star of the 2017 Great British Christmas Bake Off, this one day Christmas baking class will teach you some brilliant bakes to enjoy with your family and friends over the festive period. The skills learnt can be replicated in your home kitchen throughout the year with different seasonal ingredients. Tel: 01283 711681 Email: clare@seasonedcourses.com www.seasonedcourses.com Price: £175 per person.


T’IS THE SEASON TO INDULGE! South Derbyshire has great places to eat and drink whatever the occasion From a night at home with a takeaway, to a country pub with great beers, to a Christmas party in town Some of the newest additions to the five star club!

The Cow The Green, Dalbury Lees, DE6 5BE 01332 824297, cowdalbury.com

A menu of stunning, locally sourced food and a fine range of drinks, including local ales

Annie Maison 12-14 West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DE 0333 577 1173, anniemaison.com

From unique decor and furnishings to carefully blended speciality coffee and delicious cakes

The Angel Restaurant & Bar Church Street, Swadlincote, DE11 8LF 01283 220029

The former pub has become a restaurant using local produce wherever possible Find more great rated places in South Derbyshire at www.food.gov.uk


visit www.south-derbys.gov.uk/swadlincotetic 29 Sat 15 – Sun 16 Dec, 11am – 6pm

Twelve Days of Calke’s Christmas Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7JF

Find inspiration at the Christmas food and gift market in the Riding School, then you can explore the grounds to discover twelve festive displays telling stories from Calke’s past. As darkness falls, follow the twinkling trail of lights through the Pleasure Grounds to the church, and catch a glimpse of the house lit up in festive lights.

Tel: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Adult £4.20; Child £2.10; Family £10.50; National Trust members free.

Sat 15 Dec, 1 – 3.30pm

Family Christmas Crafts Workshop Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Come and join us for some Christmas themed crafts. Materials provided. All families welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tel: 01629 533290 Email: swadlincote.ace@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/coursesearch Free Price: Free.

Sat 15 Dec, 7pm - Midnight

The Greatest Showman Christmas Party Oakland Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote, DE11 8ND

Greatest Showman themed Christmas party with drinks on arrival, Greatest Showman style acts, magic mirror, disco and themed buffet. Booking through the Bistro/Bar. £10 deposit per person is required when booking. Tel: 01283 240594 Email: info@oaklandvillage.co.uk www.oaklandvillage.co.uk Price: £30 per person.

Sat 15 Dec, 7.15pm

Gresley Male Voice Choir Annual Christmas Concert Emmanuel Church, Church Street, Swadlincote, DE11 8LF

Get into the festive spirit and enjoy a mince pie while you sing your favourite carols, then the festive season will have truly begun. Tel: 07399 417995 Email: gmv.choir@gmail.com www.gresleychoir.org Price: Adults £6, includes refreshments; Children free.

Sun 16 Dec, 10am - 4.30pm

Mercia Makers Christmas Market Mercia Marina, Findern Lane, Willington, DE65 6DW

Enjoy delicious hot foods, pies, bakery, clothing, specialist coffee, real ales, crafts and many beautiful handmade items along with live entertainment. The independent shops, cafés and restaurants will also be open. Tel: 01283 703332 Email: tony@merciamarina.co.uk www.merciamarina.co.uk Price: Free entry and free parking.

Free

Sun 16 Dec, 2.30 – 3.45pm

Christmas Brass and Voices Ticknall Church, Church Lane, DE73 7JU

Join us in this splendid setting for a sumptuous feast of music presented by the Seale Brass Quintet, Youth Choir and Cantabile, plus seasonal readings (some with a touch of humour!). Mulled wine and mince pies will be served afterwards. Tel: 07860 101417 Email: coordsdmc@hotmail.co.uk www.cantabilechoir.co.uk Price: Adults £8; Child £4.


30 Tue 18 Dec, 10.30 - 11.15am & 11.30am - 12.15pm

Festive Story and Songs

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Get into the festive spirit with some stories and songs especially for the pre-schoolers and their grown-ups. A Christmas craft will also follow each story and song session. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult – dressing up is very welcome!

Tel: 01629 533013 Email: natasha.hyde@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/libraries Free Price: Free.

Wed 19 Dec, 2 - 4pm

The Burton Breweries – Talk Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Guest speaker Nicola Harvey will delve into the social history of brewing, whilst referring to Burton’s brewing history. In addition, the ‘Bass Family’ will feature as will ‘IPA’ – the beer which made Burton famous (Indian Pale Ale). No booking required. Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £2.50 per person, to include refreshments.

Thu 20 Dec, 2 – 4pm

Vintage Afternoon Tea Dance Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF

A mix of traditional ballroom and simple sequence dancing led by professional instructor Alan Axon. Third Thursday of the month.

Tel: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Price: £2.50, including tea, coffee and biscuits; Tickets also available from Forteys in Melbourne Market Place.

Swadlincote ODEON Silver Cinema

Silver Cinema is a series of film screenings for guests who are over 55. Tickets are from £3 each and include tea, coffee and biscuits before the film. Unwind and catch up with friends over aromatic tea and coffee and buttery biscuits as you get ready to be transported to another reality. Whether you’re watching a critically acclaimed classic or talk-of-thetown new release, we’ll lead you to another time, another place. Relax as we dim the lights, raise the curtain and bring the screen leaping to life. Inspiring biopics. Laugh-out-loud comedies. Ageless romances. Let us take you there.

For further information ring 01283 559 060 or go to www.odeon.co.uk Fri 21 Dec, 7pm - Midnight

Christmas Party

Oakland Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote, DE11 8ND

Enjoy a three course Christmas meal in the restaurant followed by a disco in the function room. Please book at the bistro and pre order your meal choice. A £10 deposit per person is required when booking. Tel: 01283 240594 Email: info@oaklandvillage.co.uk www.oaklandvillage.co.uk Price: £25 per person.

Fri 21 Dec, 7pm

Carols Around the Tree Parish Christmas Tree, Blacksmiths Lane, Woodville, DE11 7EA

Community carol singing with traditional carols and some Christmas songs. Please wear warm, waterproof clothing and bring a torch! Tel: 01283 222803 Email: jfletcher214@hotmail.co.uk Price: Free.

Free


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Sat 22 – Sun 23 Dec, 11am – 6pm

Twelve Days of Calke’s Christmas

The Travelling People’s Xmas Concert

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7JF

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF

Join the Travelling People and guests for their annual Xmas visit to Melbourne. Bar available.

Tel: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Price: 12.50 per person, including buffet.

Sat 22 Dec, 9 – 11am

Breakfast with Santa in the Museum Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Find inspiration at the Christmas food and gift market in the Riding School, and then explore the grounds to discover twelve festive displays telling stories from Calke’s past. As darkness falls, follow the twinkling trail of lights through the Pleasure Grounds to the church, and catch a glimpse of the house lit up in festive lights.

Tel: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Adult £4.20; Child £2.10; Family £10.50; National Trust members free.

Sat 22 Dec, 7pm - Midnight

Enjoy a breakfast with Santa in the Café Espresso then visit Santa in his grotto to receive a gift, take a seat in the decorated Kiln and listen to a Christmas story.

Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £10 per child to include breakfast and gift; £5 per adult to include breakfast; Booking essential.

Sat 22 Dec, 10am – 12 Noon

Christmas Party

Oakland Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote, DE11 8ND

Enjoy a three course Christmas meal in the restaurant followed by a Disco in the function room. Please book at the bistro and pre order your meal choice. A £10 deposit per person is required when booking. Tel: 01283 240594 Email: info@oaklandvillage.co.uk www.oaklandvillage.co.uk Price: £30 per person.

Angel Festival

Mon 24 Dec, 3 - 4pm

You are invited to take part in our Angel Festival with angel crafts, angel cakes, angel selfies, angel artwork and free angel gift. Everyone welcome with something for everyone. Refreshments available.

St Peter’s Church, Hartshorne, DE11 7ER

St Peter’s Church, Hartshorne, DE11 7ER

Tel: 07966 194954 Email: jane.horan52@gmail.com www.hartshornechurch.org.uk Price: Free.

Free

Angel Festival and Crib Service Another chance to take part in our Angel Festival with angel crafts, angel cakes, angel selfies, angel artwork and free angel gift. There will also be a short (40 minutes) Crib Service at 4pm. You can dress up as your favourite nativity character. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments available. Tel: 07966 194954 Email: jane.horan52@gmail.com www.hartshornechurch.org.uk Price: Free.

Free

Mon 31 Dec, 7pm - 1am

New Year’s Eve Party Oakland Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote, DE11 8ND

Features music from Motown theme singers Double Trouble, disco and luxury buffet. Tel: 01283 240594 Email: info@oaklandvillage.co.uk www.oaklandvillage.co.uk Price: £20 for adults; £10 for children (2-13); Under 2s free.



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January Tue 8 Jan, 10am – 12 Noon

Quiz Night

The Angel Bar & Restaurant, Church Street, Swadlincote, DE11 8LF

Teams of 2-6 are welcome to come and take part in this fortnightly quiz, fabulous prizes to be won, everyone welcome.

Gresley Old Hall, Gresley Wood Road, Swadlincote, DE11 9QW

The Group invites you to this social, chatty morning - reviving old memories and exploring the large collection of mining memorabilia and photographs. Open for visitors every Tuesday morning, includes tea and coffee. Larger group visits by arrangement.

Tel: 07727 257262 Email: ingrid@weft-hand.com www.theangelswadlincote Price: £2 per person.

Thu 10 Jan, 7.30pm

Willington History Group - Talk Old School, Castleway, Willington, DE65 6BT

Free

Tue 8 Jan, 7.30pm

Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, DE73 7JU

“Made in Derbyshire” - join the Group for this illustrated talk by guest speaker Shirley Horton on what the county can be proud of.

Tel: 01283 702894 Email: eprrjr@talktalk.net Price: £3 per person, includes refreshments.

Ticknall Garden Club Talks A special talk “Passion for Trees” by guest speaker Tony Kirkham from Kew Gardens, who will be sharing his interest in trees with you. Tel: 01283 214784 Email: sally.raw1@btinternet.com www.ticknallgardenclub.org.uk Price: £8 for non-members.

in South Derbyshire and The National Forest

Tue 8 Jan, 8 - 10.30pm

‘Meet the Miners’ – South Derbyshire Mining Preservation Group

Tel: 01530 412116 Email: keithmoore1929@gmail.com www.southderbyshiremining.co.uk Price: Free entry, free parking.

What’s On

Sat 12 Jan, 2.30 - 4pm

Djembe Drumming Workshop The Dance & Music Centre, 11 The Delph, Swadlincote, DE11 0AG

Join the South Derbyshire Community Drummers and learn how to play the djembe in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere, no experience necessary and plenty of drums available. Suitable for 16 years and over. Tel: 01283 225741 Email: nikki@tribalvibes.co.uk www.tribalvibes.net Price: £4 per person.

Healthy New Year For details of lots of physical activity and sporting activities in your local area visit www.healthiersouthderbyshire.org


South Derbyshire History Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

Discover the once prolific pottery industry of South Derbyshire from bricks and toilets to elaborate art pottery. With an iconic kiln hovel at the centre and a permanent display of local pottery, the Museum has had some exciting new additions in recent years and is now home to a children’s outdoor playzone, Café Espresso, Heritage Lottery Funded ‘A Toilet Story’ exhibition and the ‘Story of The National Forest’ gallery. 01283 222 600 www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DG info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm (last admission 4pm) Closed on Sundays Free entry and parking Free

The Magic Attic

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum is also home to ‘The Magic Attic’ local history archive. The archive holds a wide range of material including newspapers, photos, maps and family history information for South Derbyshire and its surrounding areas. It was started in 1987 by local historians who were interested in preserving information about the area.

01283 819 020 www.themagicattic.org.uk magicatticarch@gmail.com Opening Times: Mon 7pm-9.30pm; Tues 2pm-5pm; Thurs 2pm-5pm & 7pm-9.30pm; Sat 10am-1pm Free entry and parking Free

Tue 15 Jan, 7.30pm

Etwall & Burnaston Local History Society - Talk Etwall Methodist Chapel Schoolroom, Willington Road, DE65 6HX

“Muses, Models and Mistresses!” - join the Group for this talk by guest speaker Richard Stone. Tel: 01283 730287 Email: sandypits.kerby@btinternet.com www.etwallhistory.org Price: £3 for non-members.

Fri 18 Jan, 7.30pm

Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society - Talk Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, DE73 7JW

Talk by local historian Philip Heath who will be giving a comprehensive illustrated talk on the history of Melbourne. Tel: 01283 762064 Email: celia.sanger@btinternet.com www.ticknalllife.co.uk/community Price: £2 for non-members, includes refreshments.

Shardlow Heritage Centre

The Centre gives a fascinating insight into this 18th Century transhipment port and village on the Trent & Mersey Canal. The exhibitions feature local history, industries, transport and culture. There is a full size replica of a narrowboat back cabin and the chance for children to dress in costumes of the Edwardian period of canal boating.

01332 792 489 www.shardlowheritage.eclipse.co.uk Canalside, London Road, Shardlow, Derbyshire DE72 2GA enquiries@shardlowheritage.eclipse.co.uk Opening Times: Easter to End of October Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays 12noon-5pm Free Free entry and parking

Sat 19 Jan, 10am – 12 Noon

Winter at Sharpe’s Craft Workshop Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Join the Sharpe’s volunteers in the kiln for a morning of crafting. No need to book this is a drop in workshop.

Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Free Price: Free.


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The Sound of Simon Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF

South Derbyshire Mining Preservation Group

Explore the mining heritage of South Derbyshire, where mining is documented as early as the 13th Century. The collection of photographs, objects, books and other artefacts includes maps, equipment, signs, tools, models, lamps, baths, tallies & badges. The Mining Preservation Group was formed in 1999 with the aim of preserving and promoting South Derbyshire’s mining heritage. www.southderbyshiremining.co.uk Gresley Old Hall, Gresley Wood Road, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9QW Opening Times: Tuesdays 10am-12noon Free entry and parking Free

Sat 19 Jan, 10.15am – 4pm

Seasoned Cookery School – Best of British Meat The Stables, Catton, Walton upon Trent, DE12 8LN

This one-day meat cooking class celebrates the very best of British meat. If you’re a meat lover, this class will help you extend your repertoire and give you different ideas and strengthen your culinary techniques. You will leave knowing how to prepare and cook different cuts of meat and how to transform them into delicious dishes. Tel: 01283 711681 Email: clare@seasonedcourses.com www.seasonedcourses.com Price: £165 per person.

Award winning Simon & Garfunkel tribute with full band. All the hits and solo songs from New York’s finest songwriter, Paul Simon. Doors open at 7pm, on stage 8pm. Licensed bar available.

Tel: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Price: £10 per person.

Mon 28 Jan, 7.30pm

Melbourne Civic Society Talks Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF

Join Melbourne Civic Society for this talk by Michael Parkin on “The Pentrich Uprising”, highlighting the causes and consequences of the uprising in Derbyshire. Tel: 01332 865760 Email: pamadams56@yahoo.co.uk www.melbournecivicsociety.org.uk Price: £2 for non-members.

Mon 28 Jan, 7.30pm

South Derbyshire Badger Group – Quiz and Social Evening 7 Rose Lane, Ticknall, DE73 7JW

Join Rob and Carole Sharratt for a quiz and social evening. Tel: 07754 094177 Email: info@southderbyshirebadgergroup. co.uk www.southderbyshirebadgergroup.co.uk Price: £3 for non-members.

Wed 30 Jan, 11am – 12.15pm

Guided Museum Tour

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Join one of our knowledgeable and friendly guides for a tour around Sharpe’s Museum, Kiln and building. No booking required.

Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Free Price: Free.



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February Tue 5 Feb, 10am – 12 Noon

in South Derbyshire and The National Forest

Thu 7 Feb, 10.15am – 4pm

‘Meet the Miners’ – South Derbyshire Mining Preservation Group

Seasoned Cookery School – Introduction to Indian

The Stables, Catton, Walton upon Trent, DE12 8LN

Gresley Old Hall, Gresley Wood Road, Swadlincote, DE11 9QW

The Group invites you to this social, chatty morning - reviving old memories and exploring the large collection of mining memorabilia and photographs. Open for visitors every Tuesday morning, includes tea and coffee. Larger group visits by arrangement. Tel: 01530 412116 Email: keithmoore1929@gmail.com www.southderbyshiremining.co.uk Price: Free entry, free parking.

What’s On

Join one of the expert Chefs at Seasoned Cookery School for this ‘Introduction to Indian food’ one day course. Tel: 01283 711681 Email: clare@seasonedcourses.com www.seasonedcourses.com Price: Please contact.

Thu 7 Feb, 7.30pm Free

Tue 5 Feb, 8 - 10.30pm

Quiz Night

The Angel Bar & Restaurant, Church Street, Swadlincote, DE11 8LF

Teams of 2-6 are welcome to come and take part in this fortnightly quiz, fabulous prizes to be won, everyone welcome. Tel: 07727 257262 Email: ingrid@weft-hand.com www.theangelswadlincote Price: £2 per person.

Wed 6 Feb, 2.30 - 4pm

Antiques Valuation Day

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

A chance to get that valuation information on those prized possessions and family heirlooms - it could be for insurance, you may want to sell, or you want to learn about the history of your item – Bamford Auctioneers will be here to offer their knowledge and advice. No need to book. Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £1 per item/set.

Hilton & Marston History Group Methodist Chapel, Main Street, Hilton, DE65 5FF

Talk by guest speaker Peter Mosley on Friargate Bridge in Derby. Visitors are welcome at all meetings. Tel: 01283 733069 Email: hiltonhistory@gmail.com www.hiltonmarstonhistory.org Price: £3 for non-members.

Sat 9 Feb, 10 - 12 Noon

Wet Felt Workshop

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Join Sarah from Ollie Bobs in this traditional wet felting workshop.

Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £15 per person, to include refreshments; Booking essential.


Sat 9 Feb, 2.30 - 4pm

Sat 9 Feb, 7.30pm

The Dance & Music Centre, 11 The Delph, Swadlincote, DE11 0AG

Milton Village Hall, Main Street, DE65 6EF

Djembe Drumming Workshop

Join the South Derbyshire Community Drummers and learn how to play the Djembe in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. No experience necessary and plenty of drums available. Suitable for 16 years and over. Tel: 01283 225741 Email: nikki@tribalvibes.co.uk www.tribalvibes.net Price: £4 per person.

Sat 9 Feb, 1 - 3pm

Valentine Craft Workshop

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Love will be in the air so join the Sharpe’s volunteers to create a craft for your loved one. No booking required – just pop in and join the fun.

Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Free Price: Free.

The Importance of Being Earnest Love, high jinks and cucumber sandwiches from Oscar Wilde! If you’re used to seeing fully costumed versions of this play with a lot of furniture on stage, this will be like no other! This fresh and funny take on a show is often surprising and you can expect a thoroughly entertaining evening – faithful to the original and with a friendly playful interaction between actors and audience! Not suitable for children under 14. No licensed bar, visitors are welcome to bring their own drinks. This Two Gents Production is part of the Live & Local programme. Tel: 01283 703075 Email: contact@miltonmatters.org.uk www.miltonmatters.org.uk www.liveandlocal.org.uk Price: £12 per person.

Tue 12 Feb, 7.30pm

Ticknall Garden Club Talks

Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, DE73 7JU

A talk entitled “Timeless Roses of the 20th Century” by guest speaker Stuart Dixon. Tel: 01283 562161 Email: wendygale@hotmail.co.uk www.ticknallgardenclub.org.uk Price: £3 non-members.


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Sat 16 Feb, 7pm

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF

Sam Lewis in Concert

With a storyteller’s eye, rich soulful vocals and compelling, well-crafted songs – distilling the simplicity of Willie Nelson, the poetry of Bob Dylan, and the soul of Ray Charles – this is phenomenal, laid back country roots from a rising Nashville singer-songwriter. Part of the Live & Local programme. Tel: 01332 863522 Email: marketing@liveandlocal.org.uk www.liveandlocal.org.uk Price: Please contact for further details.

Thu 14 Feb, 7.30pm

Muses, Models and Mistresses - Talk Old School, Castleway, Willington, DE65 6BT

Join Willington History Group for this talk by Guest Speaker Richard Stone on Valentine’s Day and find out how Victorian Painters were inspired. Tel: 01283 702894 Email: eprrjr@talktalk.net Price: £3 per person, includes refreshments.

Thu 14 Feb

Valentine Meal

Oakland Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote, DE11 8ND

Enjoy a three course Valentine meal in the restaurant. Please contact for further information and price. Tel: 01283 240594 Email: info@oaklandvillage.co.uk www.oaklandvillage.co.uk

Sat 16 Feb, 10am – 4pm

Become a Potter from Bygone Days Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Join the staff and volunteers on a traditional theme day - go back in time and see what it was like to work in a pottery, includes tours and crafts. Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Free Price: Free.

Glam 45

Dig the platforms, flares and glitter out for a night of 70s Glam Rock with top band Glam 45. Enjoy hits from Mud, Slade, Wizzard and many more glam rock bands. Doors will open at 7pm, on stage 8pm. Licensed bar available. Tel: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Price: £10 per person.

Sun 17 Feb, 11am – 3pm

NGS Garden Open for Snowdrops 10 Chestnut Way, Repton, DE65 6FQ

Enjoy a walk around our woodland garden where there are thousands of snowdrops including an increasing collection of special varieties and lots of other interesting plants in a fabulous garden that is waking up after the winter. Enjoy warming home-made soup and cakes on sale in the conservatory. Tel: 01283 702267 Email: rlittleq@gmail.com www.ngs.org.uk Price: £4 for adults; Children free.

Mon 18 & Wed 20 Feb, 10am – 12 Noon

Half Term Drop-In Spring Crafts Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

You are invited to join the volunteers in the Kiln to create some Spring themed crafts. No booking required – just pop in.

Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Free Price: Free.

Tue 19 Feb, 10 – 12 Noon

Decoupage Family Craft Workshop Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Join Sarah from Ollie Bobs in this traditional decoupage family craft workshop. Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £15 per person to include refreshments; Booking essential.


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Fri 22 Feb, 7.30pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, DE12 8JX

Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, DE73 7JU

Wildlife Watch – Preparing for Spring Drop in to the classroom anytime between 2pm and 3pm. Make an origami pot and sow wildflower seeds to grow on at home to encourage bees into your garden. Then explore the site to find some signs of spring! Return to the classroom for help with identification. Tel: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk www.south-derbys.gov.uk/ environmentaleducation Price: £2.50 per child.

Tue 19 Feb, 7.30pm

Etwall & Burnaston Local History Society Talks Join the group for this talk “Pestilence, Intrigue and Murder” with Ian Morgan, returning to speak on this unusual but fascinating subject. Tel: 01283 730287 Email: sandypits.kerby@btinternet.com www.etwallhistory.org Price: £3 for non-members.

Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society - Talk “Ancient Coal Mining” talk by Stewart Warburton who will be revealing details of the 14th Century coal mining discovered locally at Lount.

Tel: 01283 762064 Email: celia.sanger@btinternet.com www.ticknalllife.co.uk/community Price: £2 per person, includes refreshments.

Sat 23 & Sun 24 Feb, 10am - 3.30pm

NGS – Snowdrops at The Dower House Church Square, Melbourne, DE73 8JH

Enjoy this superb garden with Melbourne Pool as a backdrop, and the garden glistening with snowdrops, iris, early narcissus and crocus. To keep you warm tea, coffee and cake will be available to purchase, which can be taken by a roaring fire. Please wear suitable footwear, the garden is situated on many levels. Dogs on leads permitted. Tel: 01332 864756 Email: griseldakerr@btinternet.com www.ngs.org.uk Price: Adults £3.50; Children free.

Sat 23 Feb, 7pm Thu 21 Feb, 10am – 12 Noon

Gone Country

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Time to put on the boots for a night of great country music from Gone Country. It’s boot scooting boogie time with songs and classics from all your favourites. Licensed bar available.

Clay Modelling Workshop

Come along and enjoy some clay modelling during half term. Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: Please telephone to confirm; Booking essential.

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF

Tel: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Price: £10 per person.

Fri 22 Feb, 10.30am – 1pm

Sun 24 Feb, 11am – 3pm

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

10 Chestnut Way, Repton, DE65 6FQ

Super Spring Crafts

NGS Garden Open for Snowdrops

Come and join us for some super spring themed drop in crafts. Materials provided. All families welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Enjoy a walk around our woodland garden where there are thousands of snowdrops including an increasing collection of special varieties and lots of other interesting plants in a fabulous garden that is waking up after the winter. Enjoy warming home-made soup and cakes on sale in the conservatory.

Tel: 01629 533290 Email: swadlincote.ace@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/coursesearch Free Price: Free.

Tel: 01283 702267 Email: rlittleq@gmail.com www.ngs.org.uk Price: £4 for adults; Children free.


Join in and cheer us on! Teams of four people can enter the Pancake Relay Races. You can be from a business, organisation or just a group of friends. Company or organisation mascots can enter the Mascot Race – come along and promote your business. £4 entry per team. All proceeds going to COMIC Relief. #Swadpancakeraces Winners receive trophies and medals. South Derbyshire District Council Fancy dress and corporate wear are welcome.



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Melbourne Civic Society Talks

If you would like your event included in the next edition (March 2019 – June 2019) or would like to advertise in the publication, please contact Swadlincote TIC on 01283 222 848

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF

Join Melbourne Civic Society for this talk “Hippos, Hares and Horseshoes!” by Debbie Alston on Derbyshire Mammals. Tel: 01332 865760 Email: pamadams56@yahoo.co.uk www.melbournecivicsociety.org.uk Price: £2 for non-members.

Wed 27 Feb, 11am – 12.15pm

Mon 25 Feb, 7.30pm

South Derbyshire Badger Group – Talk 7 Rose Lane, Ticknall, DE73 7JW

Talk by guest speaker Mike Husskisson on “Animal Cruelty, Welfare and the Law”.

Tel: 07754 094177 Email: info@southderbyshirebadgergroup.co.uk www.southderbyshirebadgergroup.co.uk Price: £3 per person.

Tue 26 Feb, 5.30 – 8pm

Thinking of Starting a Business? Workshop

Guided Museum Tour

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Join one of our knowledgeable and friendly guides for a tour around Sharpe’s Museum, Kiln and building; No booking required.

Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Free Price: Free.

Wed 27 Feb, 2 - 4pm

Little Miss Sure Shot - Talk

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

You are invited to this workshop taking place at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, Swadlincote. Have you ever wondered about running your own business? Or recently become self-employed? This event will provide an introduction to everything that you need to think about to be your own boss, including any grants and loans that may be available. It is free and open to all, with help and advice on offer from the South Derbyshire Business Advice Service (supported by South Derbyshire District Council).

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Join guest speaker Bob Massey and enjoy this talk about the life of Annie Oakley, the American Sharp Shooter of the early 20th Century. Tel: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £2.50 to include refreshment.

Tel: 01283 595791 Email: economic.development@south-derbys.gov.uk www.south-derbys.gov.uk/ businessnewsevents Free Price: Free; Booking essential.

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