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Š Chris Gomersall 2020VISION


to the Spring 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; historic houses and gardens, meandering rivers and canals, skiing and tobogganing. Have a calming walk in The National Forest, Britain’s most ambitious environmental project. Linking the ancient forests of Needwood and Charnwood, more than 7,800,000 trees have already been planted. The woodland is being created on a scale not seen for more than 1,000 years, creating stunning landscapes and wildlife habitats.

There’s so much more to explore ... Find out more about what’s on offer in South Derbyshire by contacting Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre. Phone: 01283 222848 Email: tic@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre @swadlincotetic You will find us located within Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9DG. Open Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4.30pm including Summer Bank Holidays.

South Derbyshire at the heart of England, the place to enjoy rural recreation Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information supplied in this leaflet, the TIC and South Derbyshire District Council cannot accept responsibility for any errors, omissions or subsequent changes, nor should any entry be deemed to be an endorsement of the establishment by the TIC or District Council. You are advised to confirm details when booking or before travelling. All information believed to be correct at time of print. South Derbyshire District Council cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.

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A NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE NATIONAL FOREST

18 March – 7 April The Delph Market Square, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0AD A Street Gallery featuring over 100 huge photographs of wildlife and landscapes - 2020VISION is the most ambitious nature photography project ever staged in the UK. The Street Gallery features more than 100 outstanding images taken in 20 locations throughout the UK, including The National Forest. The outdoor exhibition is viewable 24 hours a day with no entry charge. “… a stunning selection taken over 20 months by top British photographers who took to the outdoors to tell the story of the UK’s diverse ecosystems …” The Daily Mail Further information, guidance for group organisers and self guided trails for schools and families with children can be found on the website or by contacting: Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre Phone 01283 222 848 Email tic@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk www.visitnationalforest.co.uk/2020vision

2020VISION photo credits Family: Guy Edwardes Sunset: Ben Hall Seal: Alex Mustard Trees: Ross Hoddinott Display: John McPherson

visit www.south-derbys.gov.uk/swadlincotetic


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Blossoming Spring highlights ... Spring is here and now is the time to get out and enjoy it in South Derbyshire with a great line-up of events … take part in the biggest ever National Forest Walking Festival – the best way to see the Forest is on foot! get behind the scenes with exclusive access to Catton Hall’s Chapel and Elvaston Castle’s Gothic Hall, or Betty’s Farm as part of Open Farm Sunday hunt for Easter eggs and win prizes at Calke Abbey, Elvaston Castle and Rosliston Forestry Centre try your hand at a new creative skill at the Etwall Well Dressing or the Willington Arts Festival, or just admire the talents of others experience 2020VISION as the national roadshow comes to Swadlincote market square, with a Street Gallery of huge wildlife and landscape photographs, plus supporting activities at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum learn to cook with a BBC Masterchef Finalist at Catton Hall or over a campfire at Elvaston Castle put a date in the diary for the Festival of Leisure – Swadlincote’s premier two day event at Maurice Lea Memorial Park, with entertainment for all ages enjoy amazing performances in unique venues, with Dance in the Forest at The Glade, the Sound of Music in The 400 Hall at Repton School, and the Auricula Gig Band in Calke’s theatre support South Derbyshire Day at Pride Park, home of Derby County Football Club, with a special match day programme and discounted tickets celebrate as Elvaston Castle becomes the heart of the County, hosting first the Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair and then the County Show

visit www.south-derbys.gov.uk/swadlincotetic


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Saturday 2nd March, 10am – 2pm

Healthier South Derbyshire Family Fun Event

Friday 1st March, 7.30pm

The Comedy Lodge ~ Live Stand-Up Comedy Night Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre, Sir Herbert Wragg Way, DE11 8LP Four top comedians from the UK Comedy Circuit. There is nothing like being in a room full of people all laughing together! Bar and food available.

Phone: 01283 595776 Email: vicky.smyth@south-derbys.gov.uk Web: www.healthiersouthderbyshire.org

Family Activities in Squirt’s Stables at Calke Abbey

Friday 1st – Saturday 30th March, 10am – 4pm

Cafe Espresso Exhibition Rebecca Soanes

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE Explore the stable yards and afterwards let them go wild in our children’s play area. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Activities are free with park admission

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Photography exhibition by local artist. free

Friday 1st – Saturday 30th March, 10am – 4pm

Ceramics Artist at Sharpe’s Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Slipcast, press-moulded and hand built stoneware by Lucianna Gallucci. Cafe Espresso & the Playzone will be open. Free parking. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

free

Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd and every weekend in March, 11.30am – 3.30pm

Phone: 01283 222848 Web: www.thecomedylodge.co.uk Price: £8.50 per person available from Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre

Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Green Bank Leisure Centre, Swadlincote, DE11 0AD Sporty taster sessions, free health checks, body MOT’s! Make a fruit smoothie on the ‘Blenda Venda’. Giant Games plus much more.

free

Friday 1st March, 10am

Hilton Gravel Pits Walk 2.5 Miles at Hilton Hilton, Derbyshire, DE65 5GG Join East Staffordshire Ramblers on this interesting walk. Meet on Willowpit Lane, off the roundabout on the A516 under the A50. free Phone: 01283 543483

Saturday 2nd March, 12.30pm – 4pm

Calke Alive 19th Century at Calke Abbey Ticknall, DE73 7LE Meet the characters who lived and worked at Calke. From scullery maids to squires, boot boys to baronets - they all have a tale to tell. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Parkland admission applies


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Saturday 2nd March, 11.30am – 2.30pm

Tuesday 5th March, 2pm – 3.30pm

Children’s Workshop ~ Make a Mother’s Day Gift! Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Design and make a personalised Mother’s Day Gift at our fun workshop. Outdoor Playzone & Cafe Espresso will be open. Free parking. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £1.50 per item to cover material costs

Adult Clay Workshop at Sharpe’s Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, DE11 9DG Design and make an object from clay. Outdoor Playzone & Cafe Espresso open. Free parking. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: Donations welcome. Booking recommended free

Tuesday 5th March, 11am – 3pm

Sunday 3rd – Sunday 17th March, (Preview: 3rd March, noon - 4pm)

Tim Rose Exhibition at Ingleby Gallery

Pop Up Shop at Betty’s Farm The Castle Way, Willington, DE65 6BW Food, drink and crafts from local producers. Visit the farm and see the animals including the chickens that produce our fresh eggs!

Ingleby, DE73 7HW Exhibition of original watercolour architectural paintings and prints of buildings, gardens, still life and cityscapes.

Phone: 01283 499346 Email: info@bettysfarm.co.uk Web: www.bettysfarm.co.uk

Phone: 01332 865 995 Web: www.ingleby-gallery.co.uk

Wednesday 6th March, 2pm

Sunday 3rd March, 10am – 2pm

Melbourne Food Fair and Market Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF Pickles, chillies, bakes, beers, wine, spirits, tea, coffee, pies, cheeses, eggs and more. Phone: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Web: www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk

Voices and Volumes Remap Talk The Magic Attic Archives, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG By Barry Wilgoose. Please book in advance. Phone: 01283 819020 Web: www.magicattic.org.uk Price: Ticket: £2.00. To include tea/coffee and biscuits.

HOME FIXTURES

Monday 4th and every Monday in March, 10am – 12 noon

Bird Study Course at Rosliston Forestry Centre

Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX One meeting at the Centre, others are field meetings around the local area. Mix of indoor and outdoor sessions. Join at any time through the year. Phone first to check venue changes. Phone: Brian George 01543 472456 Email: kate.allies@south-derbys.gov.uk Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk

free

Watch great football in South Derbyshire. Come along and support the ‘Moatmen’ and see Elvis Gresley in action! Kick March Saturday 9th Tuesday 26th Saturday 30th April Saturday 6th Saturday 20th

Off at 3pm. Hucknall Town Lincoln United (evening) Chasetown Sutton Coldfield Town Kidsgrove

Moat Ground, Moat St, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, DE11 9RE. Tel: 01283 216315 Email: info@gresleyfc.com Web: www.gresleyfc.com

free

Prices: Adults £6, concessions £3, under 12’s £1(with full paying adult)


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Wednesday 6th March, 7pm

Demo & Dine Evenings at Catton Hall ~ Asian Fusion Catton, Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN Welcome drinks and canapés, demonstration and questions with the chef, then sit down to enjoy a three course meal to remember! Phone: 01283 810275 Web: www.seasonedcourses.com Price: £49.00 per person

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th March, 12 Noon - 4pm

Ticknall Art Group Annual Exhibition Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, DE73 7JU Come along to the annual art exhibition. Web: www.ticknall.org.uk

Saturday 9th March, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Thursday 7th March, 7.30pm

Repton Village Society The Derby Canal, Past, Present & Future Repton Village Hall, Askew Grove, DE65 6FH By Chris Madge and Doug Flack from the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society. Phone: 01283 701838 Email: rvs@reptonvillage.org.uk Web: www.reptonvillage.org.uk/village_society Price: Visitors: £3.00

Mother’s Day Treat! Crafting Workshop Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Bring Mum along for a treat, includes tea or coffee and cake! Outdoor Playzone & Cafe Espresso open. Free parking. Booking essential. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £4.00 each to cover materials and refreshments

Derby County v Peterborough

Saturday 20th April, 3pm (South Derbyshire activities from 1pm) Pride Park Stadium, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8XL Tel: 01283 222848 Email: tic@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Web: www.south-derbys.gov.uk/south_derbyshire_day

SPECIAL OFFER! Match Day tickets available to people living and working in South Derbyshire at special prices: Adults: £16, concessions (under 21’s/over 60’s) £10, Juniors (Under 18’s) £6. School children from South Derbyshire can pay £1 more to have an hour’s football training (1-2pm) and take a penalty against Rammie. TICKETS ON SALE AT SWADLINCOTE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE - phone

01283 222848 for details

Special Match Day Programme of Entertainment celebrating South Derbyshire’s 2012 Legacy after a momentous year of Olympic and Paralympic Games. Sport and recreation groups will be providing free taster sessions and information before the match as well as South Derbyshire’s Legacy Champions, sport and community volunteers taking part in activities around the stadium and on the pitch.


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Saturday 9th March, 10am – 12 noon

Sharpe’s Saturday Morning Talks ~ Moira Furnace Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Informal talks and light refreshments. Booking advisable. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £5.00 per person, includes refreshments

Saturday 9th March, 3pm – 5pm

The Derwent Singers at Calke Abbey Riding School Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE A varied programme from the renaissance to the present day. Booking is essential. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: £10.00 per person

Saturday 9th March, 7pm

Spring Celebration with Cantabile & Friends St. George’s Church, Ticknall With guest soloist Yvonne Patrick plus D’Oyly Carte & Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Something for all tastes. Includes drinks and canapés. Phone: 01332 864081 Email: david.anderson80@talktalk.net Price: £7.00, under 16’s £4.00

Tuesday 12th March, 7pm – 9pm

South Derbyshire Wildlife Group ~ Derbyshire Mammals Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Illustrated talk by Debbie Alston. Project update about dormice, water voles, otters, harvest mice and other recorded biodiversity species. Phone: 01283 215191 Web: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk Price: £3.00

Tuesday 12th March, 7.30pm

Ticknall Garden Club ~ ‘60yrs on Changing Tastes’ Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, DE73 7JU By guest speaker Bob Brown. Web: www.ticknall.org.uk Price: Visitors £3.00

Wednesday 13th March, 6.30pm

‘Eyes Down’ Bingo Night at Sharpe’s Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Join us for cash bingo, raffle and refreshments. Free adjacent car parking. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Thursday 14th March, 10.30am – 2.30pm

Caring for Calke’s Collections Auctioneers and Valuers

Antique Valuation Days 6th March, 3rd April, 1st May & 5th June 2:30 - 4pm

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG. Phone 01283 222600 Web www.sharpes.org.uk £1 donation per item to contribute to the upkeep of the Museum

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE Explore the conservator’s workshop, find out how the experts care for the vast collection and get some hands on experience. Includes a coffee and cookie. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: £5.00 per person. Booking is essential. Normal parkland admission charges also apply


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Monday 18th March – Sunday 7th April

2020VISION National Photography Exhibition The Delph, Market Square, Swadlincote, DE11 0AD Street Gallery featuring over 100 huge photographs of wildlife and landscapes. A collection of images by some of the country’s top photographers showcasing breath-taking British wildlife and landscapes. See page 1 for more detail. The 2013 ESAA Cross Country Championships are being held at Catton Park in South Derbyshire on Saturday 16th March. Spectators can watch the best of the Country’s young athletes compete from midday. For further information ring 01283 222848 or go to www.derbyshiressa.co.uk

Phone: 01283 222848 Email: tic@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Web: www.visitnationalforest.co.uk/2020VISON

free

Sunday 17th March, 1pm – 3.30pm

Monday 18th March – Monday 29th April, 10am – 4pm

Elvaston Castle Gothic Hall Viewing

The ‘Earth Our Wealth’ Photography Exhibition

Elvaston Castle Countryside Park, DE72 3EP The Countryside Service is delighted to open Elvaston’s Gothic Hall for public viewing, no need to book, just drop in during opening hours.

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Images of the heritage of the region, produced by art and photography students from Burton & South Derbyshire College, to mark the 2020VISION exhibition coming to South Derbyshire. For more details about 2020VISION see the advert on page 1.

Phone: Elvaston Countryside Rangers 01629 533870 Price: Adults £1.00 under 16’s free (must be accompanied by an adult) Parking charges apply

Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

free

Sunday 17th March, 11am – 4pm

Aqua Narrowboats Open Day at Mercia Marina Mercia Marina, Findern Lane, Willington DE65 6JJ Visit England National Tourism Week. An invitation to view the boats, chat to the team, visit the workshop and enjoy a ‘cuppa’. Phone: 01283 701041 Web: www.aquanarrowboats.co.uk

Tuesday 19th March, 7.30pm

Repton Village History Group ~ ‘History of Ticknall’ Repton Village Hall, Askew Grove, Repton. With guest speakers Janet Spavold and Sue Brown. Phone: 01283 702448 Email: austens@talktalk.net Web: www.reptonvillage.org.uk/history_group Price: £3.00 includes light refreshments

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Tuesday 19th March, 7.30pm

Saturday 23rd March, 11am – 4pm

Etwall & Burnaston History Society Talk ~ Rambling Through History

Annual Kite Flying Day at Calke Abbey

Methodist School Room, Etwall By guest speaker Chris Weir. Phone: 01283 730287 for further details

Wednesday 20th March, 7.30pm

Derbyshire Adventurers Talk ~ Part 2 Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Talk by Shirley Horton.

Phone: 01283 819020 Web: www.magicattic.org.uk Price: Admittance: £2.50. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Ticket only event due to popular demand

Friday 22nd March, 7pm

South Derbyshire Music Centre ~ Pingle School Hall Swadlincote, DE11 0QA Organised by South Derbyshire Music Centre, a showcase of music that members have been rehearsing during the Spring term. Phone: 01283 760507 Web: www.southderbyshiremusic.org Price: Adults £4.00 Children: £2.00

Ticknall, DE73 7LE Experienced Midland Kite Flyers will thrill you with their skills. Bring your own kite, buy one from the shop or make one in our workshop. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Normal park admission applies.

Saturday 23rd March, 7.15pm

Derbyshire Male Voice Choir at Repton Village Hall Askew Grove, Repton Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir concert will include songs from the shows, traditional male voice choir numbers, well known numbers, solos and piano pieces. Phone: 01283 703318 Price: £4.00

QUAD is Derby’s centre for art and film with a cinema, gallery, café bar and workshop that anyone can use. The cinema shows the best in world, hollywood and independent films, whilst the gallery’s exhibition programme includes work from local, national and international artists.

Saturday 23rd March, 10am – 12 noon

Sharpe’s Saturday Morning Talks ~ ‘Old School Days’ Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Come along and enjoy this informal event with guest speaker Mark Rowe. Booking advisable. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £5.00 per person, includes refreshments

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For further details about activities at venues in The National Forest & Beyond, go to www.visitnationalforest.co.uk


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Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March, 11am – 4pm

Tuesday 26th March, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Mercia Marina Holiday Lodges Open Weekend Mercia Marina, Findern Lane, Willington, DE65 6JJ Visit England National Tourism Week. View the superb holiday lodges, explore the site, learn about the wildlife conservation taking place. Café open. Free parking. Phone: 01283 703332 Web: www.merciamarina.co.uk

free

Aston-on-Trent History Group ~ Derby Cathedral War Memorial Hall, Chellaston Lane, DE72 2AX Join the group for a talk on the history of Derby Cathedral given by guest speaker John Armitage. Web: www.astonontrenthistory.org.uk Price: £1.50 over 18yrs; under 18’s free

Wednesday 27th March, 12.30pm

Sunday 24th March, 2.30pm – 5pm

Aston Well Dressers Afternoon Tea War Memorial Hall, Chellaston Lane, Aston on Trent, DE72 2AX Beautiful homemade cakes along with tea and coffee. Stalls, children’s games, bath bomb making, tombola, crafts and jewellery. Phone: 01332 792046 Facebook: Aston on Trent Well Dressers Web: www.astonwelldressers.co.uk Price: £2.50 for tea/coffee and cake

Monday 25th March, 12.30pm – 4pm

Calke Alive 18th Century Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE Sir John and Dame Catherine Harpur invite you to their new house, to meet characters who lived and worked there. Phone: 01332 863822 for prices Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke for prices

Guided Tour of Sharpe’s Pottery Museum West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Learn about the site, exhibits, how we have progressed and our aims for the future. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

free

Thursday 28th March, 10am – 3pm

2020VISION Access For All Day at Swadlincote Farmers’ Market Lower High Street, Swadlincote, DE11 0AD Photography Exhibition Trails available from the Access Stall at the Farmers’ Market. Come along or phone us for details about access for you or your group. Get your fresh produce and enjoy live entertainment and cooking demonstrations by ‘John the Chef’ with his Breakfast Pot! Phone: 01283 222848 for details free Email: tic@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Web: www.visitnationalforest.co.uk

visit www.south-derbys.gov.uk/swadlincotetic


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Friday 29th & Saturday 30th March, 11.30am – 2.30pm

Friday 29th March, 10.30am – 3.30pm

Children’s Workshop Easter is Here!

Elvaston Castle ~ Eastery Eggcitement for Everyone

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Design and make an Easter themed item from clay, the Outdoor Playzone & Cafe Espresso will be open. Free Parking.

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Elvaston, DE72 3EP Join our Easter Extravaganza, we have lots of games and activities for all the family and you can even try and crack the mystery code on our Easter quiz trail to find the golden egg.

Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: Donations welcome

Phone: 01629 533870 Prices: Special event and car park charges apply

free

Friday 29th March, 7.30pm

Rosliston Astronomy Group at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Talks, practical demonstrations, workshops and outside observing (if skies are clear). Meetings are held in the Forest Classroom. Held every last Friday of the month. Phone: 07766 520331 Email: info@roslistonastronomygroup.org.uk Web: www.roslistonastronomygroup.org.uk Price: £2.00

Saturday 30th March

Hey Beatles at Melbourne Assembly Rooms High Street, Melbourne, DE73 8GF The Midlands foremost Fab 4 tribute band and disco. Licensed bar and food available. The last tribute night was a sell-out, tickets will go fast! Free parking. Phone: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Web: www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Price: Tickets £6.00. Free parking on site

Friday 29th – Sunday 31st March, 11am – 3.30pm

Easter Trail at Calke Abbey Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE Follow the Easter trail at Calke that will lead you to your prize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: £3.50 for trail plus normal admission fees

visit www.south-derbys.gov.uk/swadlincotetic


6th National Forest Walking Festival 18th - 30th May 2013 The best way to see the Forest is on foot

100 walks for all ages and abilities in the gentle countryside of The National Forest, many free of charge To find out out more please contact Swadlincote TIC 01283 222848 or visit the website www.thenationalforestwalkingfestival.org.uk

Saturday 30th March, 10am – 4pm

Saturday 30th March, 7pm

Melbourne Arts and Crafts Market

South Derbyshire Music Centre Event ~ Canadian Choir on Tour

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, Melbourne, DE73 8GF Arts and Crafts Market with lots of stalls selling handcrafted products, plus cafe with tea/coffee and homemade cakes. Free parking.

free

Phone: 01283 760507 Web: www.southderbyshiremusic.org Price: Collections will be made

Saturday 30th March, 10am – 4pm

Spring Family Fun Day at Betty’s Farm The Castle Way, Willington, DE65 6BW Easter Egg hunts, bouncy castle, face painting, pony rides, craft and food stalls. Visit the resident farm animals! Free parking. Phone: 01283 499346 Email: info@bettysfarm.co.uk Web: www.bettysfarm.co.uk

St Helen’s Church, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, L65 1AA The Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Singers from Alberta on their UK tour. Organised by South Derbyshire Music Centre.

free

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Easter Monday 1st April, 2pm

Catton Hall House, Chapel & Gardens ~ Guided Tours Monday 1st and every Monday in April, 10am – 12 noon

Bird Study Course at Rosliston Forestry Centre

Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Weekly Monday morning class, one meeting per month at the Centre, others are field meetings around the local area, giving a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions. Join in at any time throughout the year but please ring first as venue changes. Phone: Brian George 01543 472456 for details and cost Email: kate.allies@south-derbys.gov.uk Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk

Easter Monday 1st April, 10am – 1pm

Catton Hall, Catton, Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN Enjoy a guided tour of the House, Chapel and Gardens. Phone: 01283 716311 Email: estateoffice@catton-hall.com Web: www.catton-hall.com Price: Adults £5.00, concessions £4.00, under 15’s free

Easter Monday 1st – Friday 5th April, 2pm – 4pm

Archery Drop In Session Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX No need to book, just drop in anytime between 2pm - 4pm and have a go! Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £2.50 for 9 arrows (per person)

Easter Egg Hunt Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Take part in the Easter Egg Hunt around the site. Each participant will receive a chocolate egg. Last entrants 1pm. No pre-booking required. Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £1.50 per person

Easter Monday 1st April, 11.30am – 2.30pm

Easter Monday 1st – Tuesday 30th April, 10am – 4pm

April Exhibitions Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Photography in Cafe Espresso by Martin Scrivens-Tudge and ceramics in the Museum by Lucianna Gallucci. Playzone will be open. Free parking. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Bank Holiday Children’s Workshop ~ Plasticine Play Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Create an Easter inspired plasticine object, have a photo taken and see your design on display later in the year! Outdoor Playzone & Cafe Espresso open. Free parking. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

free

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Tuesday 2nd April, 11am – 3pm

Wednesday 3rd April, 10am – 12 noon

Pop Up Farm Shop Betty’s Farm, The Castle Way, Willington, DE65 6BW See 5th March for more details. Phone: 01283 499346 Email: info@bettysfarm.co.uk Web: www.bettysfarm.co.uk

free

Tuesday 2nd April, 2pm – 3.45pm

Wildlife Watch ~ Nature Detective Walk Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Led by the Forest Education Rangers. Discover flora fauna and habitats. Spot signs of seasonal change and you could contribute to nature’s calender, the oldest wildlife survery in the UK. Phone: 01283 535039 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £2.00 per person (under 5’s free)

Kraftiz Drop In Session Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Join Julie for a craft activity including stamping and card making. Adults and children welcome. Phone: 01283 480272 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: Adults and Children £2.50

Wednesday 3rd April, 12.30pm – 4pm

Calke Alive 20th Century Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE Meet war time characters from 1940’s Calke. Help the war effort with some make do and mend. Tea dance in the Riding School at 2.30pm. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke

Wednesday 3rd April, 2pm

Voices and Volumes ~ The Air Cadets Talk The Magic Attic Archives, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Phone: 01283 819020 Web: www.magicattic.org.uk Price: £2.00. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits

Wednesday 3rd – Thursday 4th April, 2pm – 4pm

Woodland Laser Combat in the Woods Drop In Session Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Go wild in the woods. Play a 10 minute laser game in the combat wood. Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £2.50 for 10 minutes


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Wednesday 3rd April, 6.30pm

Weddings in The Glade Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX A great opportunity to view The Glade area; a beautiful and unique wedding venue. The Centre’s wedding co-ordinator along with other useful wedding contacts will be available. Phone: 01283 563483 free Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk

Thursday 4th April, 7.30pm

Hilton and Marston History Group ~ History of Slavery at Hilton Hilton Methodist Chapel, Main Street, Hilton, DE65 5FW By guest speaker John Cumpstone. Visitors welcome. Phone: Helena Coney 01283 733069 Email: hiltonhistory@gmail.com Web: www.hiltonmarstonhistorygroup.org.uk Price: Non Members £2.00

Family Activities in Squirt’s Stables at Calke Abbey Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE See 2nd and 3rd March for more details. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Activities are free with park admission

Monday 8th and every Monday in April, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Gardening Sessions at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX In the sensory and wildlife garden. Join in with the gardening activities. Tools provided, please bring your own gloves. Contact: Environmental Education Team Phone: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk

Friday 5th – Saturday 6th April, 10am – 4pm

free

Monday 8th - Friday 12th April, 9am – 5pm

Sharpe’s Pottery Spring Craft Fair Weekend Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Local artists and crafts people, demonstrations and unique gifts. Playzone & Cafe facilities. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th and every weekend in April, 11.30am – 3.30pm

free

Friday 5th April, 7.30pm

The Comedy Lodge ~ Live Stand-Up Comedy Night

Out and Active Holiday Club Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Fully supervised fun-packed days for children aged 8+. Fantastic range of outdoor activities which may include archery, laser games and climbing wall. Early booking essential. Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £20 per child per day.

Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre, Sir Herbert Wragg Way, DE11 8LP See 1st April for details. Phone: 01283 222848 Web: www.thecomedylodge.co.uk Price: £8.50 per person

visit www.south-derbys.gov.uk/swadlincotetic


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Monday 8th - Friday 12th April, 2pm – 4pm

Archery Drop In Session Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX No need to book, just drop in anytime between 2pm & 4pm and have a go! Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £2.50 for 9 arrows (per person)

Tuesday 9th April, 2pm – 3.30pm

Adult Clay Workshop at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

Tuesday 9th April, 2pm – 3.45pm

Wildlife Watch: Easter Woodland Craft Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Led by the Forest Education Rangers from the forest classroom at 2.15pm prompt whatever the weather! Contact: Environmental Education Team - Rosliston Phone: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £2.00 per person (under 5’s free)

West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG See 5th March for details. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: donations welcome

Images (c) Glyn Williams 2012

Well Dressing

The traditional art of decorating springs and wells with pictures using only what nature can provide. In South Derbyshire well dressing villages include Aston on Trent and Etwall. For more details about this traditional custom and the events around the district go online at www.astonwelldressers.co.uk and www.well-dressing.co.uk or refer to the event listings.

Its origins are a mystery and are thought to date back to the time of the Celts or even earlier. With dedication and skill in its execution, this ancient custom offers a fascinating insight into traditional Derbyshire heritage.


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Tuesday 9th April, 7pm – 9pm

South Derbyshire Wildlife Group ~ Introduction to Herbs Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, DE11 9DG Illustrated talk with plant specimens by guest speaker Lynne Tann-Watson. Refreshments available, all welcome. Phone: 01283 215191 Web: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk Price: £3.00

Tuesday 9th April, 7.30pm

Ticknall Garden Club ~ ‘A Tale of Two Gardens’ Ticknall, South Derbyshire, DE73 7JU By Matthew Wilson of Gardeners Question Time. Ex Harlow Carr and Hyde Hall Curator. R.H.S. V.I.P. Contact: Ticknall Garden Club Web: www.ticknall.org.uk Price: Visitors £3.00

Wednesday 10th – Monday 29th April, 10am – 5pm

At Calke Abbey Ticknall, DE73 7LE See advert on page 1 for more details. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke

Wednesday 10th April, 1pm

Bretby Bluebell Woods Walk Nr Burton upon Trent, DE15 0UA Meet at Burton Town Hall to share transport and costs. Wednesday walks less than 5 miles. Contact: Burton upon Trent Rambling Club Phone: 01283 545222 to arange to meet at walk area Web: www.burtonramblers.org.uk

Thursday 11th April, 10am Tuesday 9th – Saturday 13th April, 7.30pm

The Sound of Music in The 400 Hall, Repton School Repton, DE65 6FH By Ashbeian Musical Theatre Group. There is also a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday. Phone: 01283 224879 Email: ashbeian@hotmail.co.uk Price: Tickets from £9.00

Wednesday 10th – Thursday 11th April, 2pm – 4pm

Woodland Laser Combat in the Woods Drop In Session Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Go wild in the woods. Play a 10 minute laser game in the combat wood. Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £2.50 for 10 minutes

Bluebell 5 Mile Walk ~ Potter’s Wood Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes, Rosliston, DE12 8HZ The birds and bluebells of The National Forest Meet for coffee and to order lunch before setting off. Eight stiles. Phone: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk Price: £2.00 per person

Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th April, 9am – 5pm

Game Fair at Catton Hall Catton, Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN Demonstrations and activities for all the family. Kids zone features bush craft, low ropes, outdoor games and interactive learning for all ages. Also food hall and cooking demonstrations. Contact: BASC Game Keepers Fair Phone: 01889 565050 Web: www.bascgamekeepersfair.co.uk Price: Adults £10.00 (£8.00 in advance). Under 15’s free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets from Swadlincote TIC, Sharpes Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote


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Saturday 13th April, 10am

Wednesday 17th April, 7pm

Hartshorne and Woodville 7 Mile Walk

Demo & Dine Evenings ~ With a Masterchef Finalist

Hartshorne, Nr Swadlincote, DE117AE Meet outside the Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton-on-Trent. We use car sharing, if possible, to travel to the start of the walk.

Catton Hall, Catton, Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN Exquisite food and exciting flavour combinations with 2011 professional Masterchef finalist, Claire Hutchings. Enjoy a meal to remember! Booking is essential.

Contact: Burton Rambling Club Phone: 01283 545222 Web: www.burtonramblers.org.uk

free

Saturday 13th April, 10am – 12 noon

Phone: 01283 810275 Web: www.seasonedcourses.com Price: £49.00 per person

Wednesday 17th April, 7.30pm

Sharpe’s Saturday Morning Talks ~ Ashby Canal Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG With guest speaker Geoff. Light refreshments included. Booking advisable. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £5.00 per person ~ includes refreshments

The Ashby Workhouse Talk at The Magic Attic Archives The Magic Attic Archives, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG By Dr Wendy Freer. Ticket only event. Phone: 01283 819020 Web: www.magicattic.org.uk Price: £2.50. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits

Thursday 18th April, 7pm

Saturday 13th April, 12.30pm - 3:30pm

Children’s Workshop ~ Make a Maypole Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Celebrating the age old May Day tradition. Outdoor Playzone & Cafe Espresso open. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £1.50 per child, free parking

Tuesday 16th April, 7.30pm

Richard Stone ‘Painting With Light’ Repton, DE65 6FH An evening about the art of stained glass. Phone: 01283 702448 Email: austens@talktalk.net Web: www.reptonvillage.org.uk/history_group Price: £3.00 includes refreshments

Demo & Dine Evenings ~ 5 Course Taster Menu Catton Hall, Catton, Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN Enjoy a five course taster menu designed and cooked by 2011 professional Masterchef finalist, Claire Hutchings. Booking is essential! Phone: 01283 810275 Web: www.seasonedcourses.com Price: £65.00 per person

Saturday 20th April, 8.30am – 5pm

Elvaston Castle - Woodland Craft and Cooking Day Elvaston, Derby, DE72 3EP Basic knife skills, willow weaving, fire lighting, campfire cooking, pole lathe turning, woodland coppice techniques. Places limited. Not suitable for children under 16. Phone: 01629 533870 Price: £50 per person includes lunch and refreshments

visit www.south-derbys.gov.uk/swadlincotetic


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Eat Out in South Derbyshire

Saturday 20th April, 1pm

South Derbyshire Day at Pride Park Stadium

The Derbyshire Food & Drink Awards 2012 saw three finalists from South Derbyshire. Judging criteria included ...

Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8LX See advert on page 5 for more details.

• • •

Saturday 20th April, 2pm – 3.30pm

the quality of food and drink customer service, and use of County produce

Restaurant of the Year: Mileburne Restaurant Blanch Croft, Melbourne, 01332 864170 www.mileburne.co.uk

Adult Clay Workshop at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

Best Family Friendly Venue: Calke Abbey Restaurant Ticknall, 01332 863 822 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey

West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9DG Design and make an object from clay. Booking is recommended. Outdoor Playzone & Cafe Espresso will be open. Free parking.

Best Newcomer: The Dragon The Green, Willington, 01283 704795 www.thedragonatwillington.co.uk The businesses also score well in the Food Standards Agency’s Food Hygiene Rating scheme – ratings for all food outlets can be viewed at www.food.gov.uk/ratings

Saturday 20th April, 10am – 12 noon

Saturday Morning Talks ~ Women in the Civil War Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG By guest speaker Helen Chambers. Come along and enjoy these informal events. Booking is advisable. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £5.00 per person ~ includes refreshments

Saturday 20th April, 11am – 4pm

Science Discovery Day Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX Explore science and learn about the environment through fun experiments and activities. Suitable for all ages. Contact: Environmental Education Team Phone: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: Small charge for some activities

Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: donations welcome

Saturday 20th April, 7pm – 9.30pm

The Auricula Suite at Calke Abbey Ticknall, DE73 7LE Celebrating the only surviving auricula theatre in the country residing at Calke, enjoy a concert with the Auricula Gig Band. Gardens open 6pm - 7pm. Booking essential. Phone: 01332 863822 Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Tickets £12

Saturday 20th April, 7.15pm

Brasses and Voices ~ Gresley Colliery Band and Gresley Male Voice Choir Indoor Bowling Centre, Gresley Old Hall, Gresley Wood Road, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, DE11 9QW Come along and enjoy this musical evening. Contact: Phillip Bath Email: philip.bath1@btinternet.com or Gresley Male Voice Choir Phone: 01283 215006 Web: www.gresleychoir.org Price: Tickets £6.00


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Tuesday 23rd April, 3.30pm – 5.45pm

Tuesday 23rd April, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Swadlincote Cultural Partnership ~ Schools & Groups

Aston-on-Trent Local History Group Dark & Dirty Derby

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Find out more about cultural activities in Swadlincote. Visit Sharpe’s Pottery Museum 3.30pm - 5.30pm then move upstairs to The Magic Attic Archives 5.30pm - 5.45pm.

Village War Memorial Hall, Chellaston Lane, Aston-on-Trent. Talk by Derek Palmer.

Contact: DCC Environmental Studies Service Phone: 01629 533439 Email: environmentalstudies@derbyshire.gov.uk

free

Tuesday 23rd April, 7pm

Demo & Dine Evenings ~ Beef & Red Wine Catton Hall, Catton, Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN The evening starts with welcome drinks and canapes, followed by a chef demonstration and questions with the chef of the evening. Then enjoy a three course meal to remember! Phone: 01283 810275 Web: www.seasonedcourses.com Price: £49.00 per person

4th- 6th May

The 2013 Arts Festival will be held over the May Day bank holiday weekend and will include a wide range of events and activities including live music concerts around the village. Try out new arts and crafts on the Saturday and enjoy the Arts Trail and other activities on the Sunday and Monday. Look out for details on workshops, the Arts Trail, live music, competitions and more ...

Willington Arts Festival - something for everyone Phone: 01283 702762

www.willingtonartsfestival.co.uk

Web: contact via www.astonontrenthistory.org.uk Price: £1.50, under 18’s free

Wednesday 24th April

The Vision Theatre Show Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE An innovative talk and visual show performed by members of the 2020VISION photographer team. Featuring images, videos and AV sequences from the 2020VISION collection, this show provides an inspirational and entertaining insight into the making of 2020VISION and importantly, how everyone can carry its message forward. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Contact for booking information

Wednesday 24th April, 12.30pm

Guided Tour of Sharpe’s Pottery Museum West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Learn about the site and the exhibits, how we have progressed plus our aims for the future. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Wednesday 24th April, 1pm

Pits & Pots Walk ~ Swadlincote Derbyshire, DE11 9DG See 10th April for more details. Contact: Burton upon Trent Rambling Club Phone: 01283 545222 to meet at walk start point Web: www.burtonramblers.org.uk

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Thursday 25th April, 9am – 3pm

Friday 26th April, 3pm – 4.30pm

Swadlincote Farmers’ and Producers’ Market

Walking in Sir Vauncey’s Shoes

The Delph, Swadlincote, DE11 0AD Local produce ‘Grown, Raised, Made, Brewed, Pickled, Bottled, Baked or Caught within 35 miles of The National Forest. Free parking.

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE With National Trust’s nature and wildlife expert, Matthew Oates.

Phone: 01283 222848 Email: tic@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

free

Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: £3.00. Booking essential. Normal admission fees

Farmers’ & Producers’

Market

Bigger Healthier Fresher

fresh produce grown, raised, made, brewed, pickled, bottled, baked or caught within 35 miles of The National Forest.

9am - 3pm on the last Thursday of every month on The Delph Market Square - March 28th, April 25th, May 30th, June 27th.

Swadlincote’s growing traditional town centre market on High Street Every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Awarded Best Small Outdoor Market

Swadlincote

2013

also apply

Assistance available to those starting up a new business - contact the Market Manager 07879 276243

Friday 26th April, 11am – 1.30pm

Obsessions of an English Gentleman Walk Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE The National Trust’s nature and wildlife expert Matthew Oates explores how Sir Vauncey captured his natural history obsession. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: £7.50 (Light lunch included). Normal admission fees also apply. Booking essential

Friday 26th April, 7.30pm

Rosliston Astronomy Group Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX See March 29th for more details. Phone: 07766 520331 Email: info@roslistonastronomygroup.org.uk Web: www.roslistonastronomygroup.org.uk Price: £2.00

free

Saturday 27th April, 10am – 4pm

Sewage, Sanitation and Swadlincote! Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG View our plans for the new exhibition ‘Toilet Story’, tour the Museum, give us your memories of Swadlincote’s sanitation industry, book onto a talk by toilet expert Munroe Blair (10am-2pm) ~ give us your feedback. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

free

Saturday 27th April, 11am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 3.30pm

The Butterfly Man Walk Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE Go ‘butterflying’ with Sir Vauncey and find out how he would capture his natural history memories in the parkland. Guided walk with the National Trust’s nature and wildlife expert Matthew Oates. Walks at 11am and 2pm. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Normal admission fees apply


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Saturday 27th April, 7pm

Monday 29th April, 6.30pm

Leaside Singers Annual Concert at Swadlincote

Findern 4 Mile Evening Walk

Pingle School, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG With special guests The Derwent Brass Ensemble.

Derbyshire, DE65 6AG See 13th April for meeting and transport details.

Phone: 01283 221882 Email: jwiltn276@btinternet.com Price: £6.00

Contact: Burton upon Trent Rambling Club Phone: 01283 545222 Web: www.burtonramblers.org.uk

Sunday 28th April, 11am – 4pm

Monday 29th April, 7.30pm

Calke Fine Food Fair

Melbourne Civic Society ~ ‘Origin of Sayings’

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE Local food grown, raised, baked or caught within a 30 mile radius; meat, bread, pies, chocolates, vegetables and local brews! Demonstrations and tastings by Calke chefs. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, Melbourne, DE73 8GF By guest speaker Ian Hingley. Phone: 01332 865760 Web: www.melbournecivicsociety.org.uk Visitors: £2.00

South Derbyshire

Festival of Leisure

FREE

Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th June, 1pm – 5pm Maurice Lea Memorial Park, York Road, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9QG South Derbyshire’s Festival of Leisure is a fun filled weekend for all the family. Enjoy Main Arena entertainment together with brass bands, fairground rides, cultural events, side shows, displays and much more! Lots to see and do for all ages.

Phone: 01283 595782 Web: www.south-derbys.gov.uk


A fabulous day out for all the family Sunday 23rd June, 8am-5.30pm, Elvaston Castle & Country Park

TICKETS ON SALE AT SWADLINCOTE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE - phone

01283 222848 for details

O Over one h hundred d d and d fift fifty stalls t ll will showcase the best local produce from Derbyshire and the Peak District region, as well as unique and exotic foods from further afield. TV chef Valentine Warner will be the celebrity demonstrator in the cookery theatre on Saturday 18th May. Renowned Derbyshire chefs will be demonstrating their signature dishes throughout the weekend. The popular arts and crafts section will house over 40 local artists and crafts people, they will display their wares, which will range from contemporary art to traditional craftworks. Crafts demonstrators will also be at work over the weekend. Free shuttle bus from Derby City Centre and free parking on site.

• Saturday 18th May, 10am - 5pm • Sunday 19th May, 10am - 4pm

• Entry Fee: Adults £5, Concessions £4 • Children under 16 - free Find out more online:

www.derbyshirefoodfestival.co.uk phone: 01629 538464

There’s something for everyone at this annual event. The marquees will house food producers, floral art and rural crafts, with demonstrations and the chance to shop. Outside there will be vintage cars, motorcycles and tractors, plus children’s entertainment, rides and amusements. The Main Ring and Event Ring will provide entertainment throughout the day, including show jumping and a premier dog show licensed by the Kennel Club. And of course there will be animals of every size and shape on show, from rabbits and pigeons to sheep and cattle. Advanced tickets

Adults £8, OAPs/Children £6 (Under 5’s free - over 16’s adult price) Group Ticket £25 (2 Adults & 2 Concessions)

On the day tickets

Adults £11, OAPs/Children £7 (Under 5’s free - over 16’s adult price) Group Ticket £30 (2 Adults & 2 Concessions)

Find out more

online: www.derbyshirecountyshow.org.uk phone: 01332 793068 email: info@derbyshirecountyshow.org.uk

Elvaston Castle and Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derby, DE72 3EP


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Thursday 2nd May, 7.30pm

Hilton and Marston History Group ~ Queen Adelaide

Wednesday 1st – Thursday 30th May, 10am – 4pm

Hilton Methodist Chapel, Main Street, Hilton, DE65 5FW By guest speaker Frances Toye.

May Exhibitions at Sharpe’s Pottery Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Applique and hand embroidery by Hannah Louise Wheeler in Cafe Espresso. Ceramics, wheel thrown, slip decorated earthen ware by Mary Johnson in the Museum. Playzone open. Free parking. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

free

Wednesday 1st May, 2pm

Voices and Volumes Talk ~ The Paralympics The Magic Attic Archives, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG By Nick Reid. Phone: 01283 819020 Web: www.magicattic.org.uk Price: £2.00. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits.

Thursday 2nd May, 7pm

Demo & Dine Evenings ~ A Taste of Staffordshire & Derbyshire Catton Hall, Catton, Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN Learn about local producers and taste their excellent products, then enjoy a meal to remember! Booking is essential. Phone: 01283 810275 Web: www.seasonedcourses.com Price: £49.00 per person

Phone: 01283 733069 Email: hiltonhistory@gmail.com Web: www.hiltonmarstonhistory.org.uk Price: Non Members £2.00, Membership £10.00 Visitors welcome at all meetings

Friday 3rd May, 7.30pm

The Comedy Lodge ~ Live Stand-Up Comedy Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre, Sir Herbert Wragg Way, Swadlincote, DE11 8LP See 1st March for more details. Phone: 01283 222848 Web: www.thecomedylodge.co.uk Price: Tickets: £8.50 per person available from Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre

Friday 3rd May, 7pm – 10pm

Astonbury Music ‘Friday’ Festival All Saints’ Church, Shardlow Road, Aston on Trent, DE72 2AZ Local musical talent featuring classical, folk and blues. Proceeds to Church funds and Aston Well Dressers. Phone: 01332 799595 for price & ticket information Email: Facebook: Aston on Trent Well Dressing Web: www.astonwelldressers.co.uk


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Saturday 4th May, 7pm – 11.30pm

Astonbury Music ‘Saturday’ Festival War Memorial Hall, Chellaston Lane, Aston on Trent, DE72 2AX Saturday is party night in Aston! Local musicians rocking out the Memorial Hall. Licensed bar. Proceeds to Aston Well Dressers.

Saturday 4th – Monday 6th May, 10am – 5pm

Calke Abbey Bank Holiday Craft Fair Ticknall, DE73 7LE Fine crafts, quality goods, demonstrations and free children’s entertainment. Bring a picnic, relax and enjoy the superb parkland.

Phone: 01332 799595 Web: www.astonwelldressers.co.uk Price: TBC. Tickets sell out fast phone or visit one of the village pubs or shops

Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Admittance to Fair: Adult £3.50, Child £1.00. Normal park admission fee also applies

Saturday 4th – Monday 6th May, 10am – 5pm

Saturday 4th May, 10am – 2pm

Willington Arts Festival See advert on page 19 for more details.

Saturday 4th May, 10am – 4pm

Melbourne Arts and Crafts Market Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF Lots of stalls selling handcrafted unique products. Cafe with tea/coffee and homemade cakes, there is also ample adjacent free free parking.

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th May, 11.30am – 3.30pm

Family Activities in Squirt’s Stables at Calke Abbey Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE With lots to make and do. Children can explore the stable yards and afterwards go wild in our children’s play area. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Activities are free with park admission

Wildlife Talk & Activities ~ Family Event at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG By Jerry. Wildlife in The National Forest. Playzone & Cafe Espresso open. Free parking. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £3.00 per person

Sunday 5th May, 10am – 2pm

Melbourne Food Fair & Market Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF Pickles, chillis, bakers, brewers, distillers, vineyards, tea, coffee, pies, cheeses, eggs and more. Adjacent free parking. Phone: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Web: www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk

Monday 6th – Tuesday 28th May, 10am – 4pm

‘The Earth Our Wealth’ Photography Exhibition Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG The second of a series of four exhibitions at the Museum by art and photography students from Burton & South Derbyshire College reflecting the theme of ‘The Earth Our Wealth’. This exhibition focuses on ‘Transformation’, exploring how South Derbyshire and The National Forest have changed over time. Phone: 01283 222 600

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Bank Holiday Monday 6th May, 11am – 5pm

Saturday 11th May, 10.30am – 1.30pm

Shardlow Family History Day

Needle Felt Crafting Workshop at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

Shardlow Heritage Centre, Canalside, London Road, Shardlow, DE72 2GA With Sheila Cooke, local historian, and access to archives. Phone: 01332 792489 Web: http://homepages.which.net/~shardlow.heritage/ Price: Adults 75p, accompanied children free

Bank Holiday Monday 6th May, 2pm

Catton Hall House, Chapel & Gardens ~ Guided Tours Catton, Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN No prior booking necessary. Phone: 01283 716311 Email: estateoffice@catton-hall.com Web: www.catton-hall.com Price: Adults £5.00; Concessions £4.00; Under 15’s free

Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: Cost: £15.00 per person ~ includes refreshments

Monday 13th May, 10am – 12 noon

Bird Study Course at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX See page 12 for further details. Phone: 01543 472456 for details and prices Email: kate.allies@south-derbys.gov.uk Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk

free

Monday 13th May, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Tuesday 7th May, 11am – 3pm

Pop Up Shop at Betty’s Farm

Gardening Sessions at Rosliston Forestry Centre

The Castle Way, Willington, DE65 6BW See 5th March for more details. Phone: 01283 499346 Email: info@bettysfarm.co.uk Web: www.bettysfarm.co.uk

West Street, DE11 9DG Learn new techniques with Jill Tivey. Booking essential.

Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX See 8th April for more details. free

Friday 10th May, 11am – 4pm

A Day in the Life of a Warden at Calke Abbey Ticknall, DE73 7LE Hop on a bus tour with the Calke wardens and experience a day in the life of their work. Tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Normal admission charges apply. Booking essential

Contact: Environmental Education Dept - Rosliston Phone: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk free Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk

Monday 13th - Friday 17th May

Etwall Well Dressing Under Construction Etwall, Derby, DE65 6LU Why not have a go with the help of villagers. Phone: 01283 734233 for details Email: cliffndes@btinternet.com Web: www.well-dressing.co.uk Price: Donations gratefully accepted

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Tuesday 14th May, 7.30pm

Friday 17th May, 1pm – 3.30pm

Ticknall Garden Club ~ ‘Gardening Walls & Fences’

Bluebell Arboretum ‘Spring in a Woodland Garden’

Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane A talk by guest speaker Janette Merilion, garden historian and broadcaster.

Annwell Lane, Smisby, LE65 2TA Join award-winning nurseryman Robert Vernon for a guided tour of unusual trees, shrubs, climbers, spring flowers and foliage. Specialist tree and shrub nursery next door.

Contact: Ticknall Garden Club Web: www.ticknall.org.uk Price: Visitors £3.00

Wednesday 15th May, 11am – 4pm

Bonhams Valuation Day at Calke Abbey Ticknall, DE73 7LE Bring your silver, jewellery, pictures, ceramics, furniture, clocks and works of art for valuation by experts.

Phone: 01530 413700 Email: sales@bluebellnursery.com Web: www.bluebellnursery.com Price: RHS Members £8.95 Non Members £10.95 Includes refreshments

Saturday 18th May, 10am

7 Mile Walk at Carvers Rocks Nature Reserve

Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: £2 per item or £5 for 3 items. Parkland admission charges apply

Foremark Reservoir, Ticknall, DE73 See 13th April for meeting and transport details.

Wednesday 15th May, 7.30pm

Saturday 18th May, 11.30am – 2.30pm

Magic Attic Archives Talk The 1916 Irish Rebellion West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Cliff Housley, Sherwood Foresters Historian, on the 1916 Irish Rebellion, including four battalions of local men. Ticket only event. Phone: 01283 819020 Web: www.magicattic.org.uk Price: £2.50 to include tea/coffee and biscuits

Thursday 16th May, 6pm – 8pm

Calke by Candlelight Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE The house will be lit beautifully to remember its pre-electric past. Experience what it would have been like in times gone by; enjoy locally sourced wine and nibbles. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: £20 per person,booking essential

Phone: 01283 545222 to meet at walk start Web: www.burtonramblers.org.uk

free

Young Gardeners Club at Sharpe’s Pottery West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG For all budding young gardeners. Outdoor Playzone & Cafe Espresso open. Free parking. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

free

Saturday 18th – Monday 20th May

Etwall Well Dressing Derby, DE65 6LU 10 decorated wells, floral church displays, large craft fair, entertainment, fairground rides. Blessing Service on 18th May, 12 noon on The Village Green. Refreshments available. Phone: 01283 734233 Email: swadmon@yahoo.co.uk Web: www.well-dressing.co.uk Price: Donations gratefully accepted

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Sunday 19th May, 9am – 4pm

Saturday 25th May, 11.30am – 2.30pm

Swadlincote Festival of Transport The Delph Town Square, Swadlincote, DE11 0AD Fantastic festival of classic vehicles. Motorcycles, cars, scooters, buses, lorries, tractors and VW campers. Fun fair and refreshments. Organised by Swadlincote Rotary Club and the Box Motor Club. Free parking. Phone: 01283 216569 Web: www.boxmotorclub.co.uk

Melbourne Civic Society ~ Talk with Kate Newton Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, Melbourne, DE73 8GF You are invited to join this fascinating talk entitled “History & Ghosts of Sinai Park House”. An ancient house on the outskirts of Burton now undergoing restoration with an interesting history and many reputed ghosts! Phone: 01332 865760 Web: www.melbournecivicsociety.org.uk Price: Visitors: £2.00

free

Monday 27th May, 2pm

Catton Hall House, Chapel & Gardens ~ Guided Tour Catton, Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN No prior booking is necessary. Phone: 01283 716311 Email: estateoffice@catton-hall.com Web: www.catton-hall.com Price: Adults £5.00, concessions £4.00, under 15’s free

Monday 27th May, 2pm – 4pm

Archery Drop In Session at Rosliston Forestry Centre

Monday 20th May, 6.30pm

Repton 4 Mile Evening Walk

Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Archery Drop in session. No need to book, just drop in and have a go, see if you can hit the target!

Repton, South Derbyshire, DE65 6FH See 13th April for details. free

Tuesday 21st May, 7.30pm

Repton Village History Group AGM and ‘Tram Ride to Ashby’ Talk Repton Village Hall, Askew Grove, DE65 With guest speaker Richard Farman. Followed by the AGM. Phone: 01283 702448 Email: austens@talktalk.net Web: www.reptonvillage.org.uk/history_group Price: £3.00 to include refreshments

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Design and make a spring collage to celebrate the landmarks and beauty of The National Forest area using recycled materials. Outdoor Playzone & Cafe Espresso open. Free parking. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: donations welcome

Monday 20th May, 7.30pm

Phone: 01283 545893 Web: www.burtonramblers.org.uk

Children’s Workshop ~ Swadlincote in Collage

Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £2.50 for 9 arrows

Tuesday 28th May, 2pm – 4pm

Wildlife Watch Drop In Session at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Look for wildlife, try out nest making or pond dipping. Meet in the Forest Classroom (in the Café block) whatever the weather. Phone: Environmental Education Team 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk Web:www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £2.00 per person


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Tuesday 28th May, 11am – 4pm

Craft Skills Day at Calke Abbey Ticknall, DE73 7LE Bricklaying, stone carving, joinery and lead work with demonstrations throughout the day, lots of activities for adults and children. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Normal admission charges apply

Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Drop In Session, go wild in the woods, play a 10 minute laser game in the Centre’s combat wood, located at the site entrance.

Thursday 30th May, 9am – 3pm

Aston-on-Trent History Group ~ Picture the Past War Memorial Hall, Chellaston Lane, Join the group for a talk, ‘Picture the Past’ with guest speaker Nick Tomlinson, visitors welcome. Web: www.astonontrenthistory.org.uk Price: £1.50, under 18yrs free

Swadlincote Award Winning Farmers’ & Producers’ Market See 25th April for more details. Phone: 01283 222848 Email: tic@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Thursday 30th May, 6.30pm

Netherseal & River Mease 4 Mile Evening Walk

Wednesday 29th May, 12.30pm

Guided Tour of Sharpe’s Pottery Museum Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Learn about the site and the exhibits, how we have progressed plus our aims for the future. free

Wednesday 29th May, 12.30pm – 4pm

Calke Alive 19th Century Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE Meet scullery maids to squires, boot boys to baronets - they all have a tale to tell. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Normal admission prices apply

Woodland Laser Combat at Rosliston Forestry Centre

Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £2.50 for 10 minutes

Tuesday 28th May, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th May, 2pm – 4pm

Netherseal Village Hall, DE12 8DB History of Netherseal and special conservation of the River Mease. Two stiles. Phone: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk Price: £2.00 per person

Friday 31st May, 7.30pm

Rosliston Astronomy Group at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX See March 29th for more details. Phone: 07766 520331 Email: info@roslistonastronomygroup.org.uk Web: www.roslistonastronomygroup.org.uk Price: £2.00 per person


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Saturday 1st June

Calke Activities & Overnight Camping Event Saturday 1st June – Saturday 29th June, 10am – 4pm

g8 Artists Exhibition at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Three year project of textiles, paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and DVD’s showing the significant changes in The National Forest. On Saturday meet the artists with any questions you may have. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

free

Saturday 1st June – Saturday 29th June, 10am – 4pm

June Exhibitions at Sharpe’s Pottery West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Exhibits by Jo Allsopp of Sable Studios Gallery in Cafe Espresso and wheel thrown, slip decorated earthen ware ceramics in the museum by Mary Johnson. Playzone open. Free parking. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

free

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June, 11.30am - 3.30pm

Family Activities in Squirt’s Stables Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE See 4th and 5th May. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Activities are free with Parkland admission

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE Afternoon of nature activities, then camp overnight in the park. Night walk and campfire stories. Tea, supper and breakfast sourced from the Calke estate and local suppliers. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Cost: Adult £35, Child £25, Family £100. Normal parkland admission charges also apply. Booking essential

Saturday 1st June, 11am

Vineyard Tour & Wine Tasting ~ English Wine Week Sealwood Cottage Vineyard, Sealwood Lane, Linton, DE12 6PA In the heart of The National Forest. Guided tour and wine tasting. Over 18’s only for the wine tasting. Phone: 01283 761371 Email: johngbotanybay@btinternet.com Web: www.sealwoodcottage.co.uk/the-vineyard Price: Adults: £5.00; Booking is essential

Sunday 2nd June, 11am – 2.30pm

Fantastic Forest Fun Elvaston Castle & Country Park For all the family during National Family Week. Discover Elfish surprises in the woods! Phone: 01629 533870 Price: Special event and car parking charges apply

Monday 3rd June, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Gardening Sessions at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX See 8th April for more details. Contact: Environmental Education Team Phone: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk

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Monday 3rd June, 10am – 12 noon

Saturday 8th June, 12 noon – 5pm

Bird Study Course at Rosliston Forestry Centre

Netherseal Fete at Newlands House

Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX See 4th March for more details.

Main Street, Netherseal, DE12 8DA Large traditional Fete in the grounds of the Leonard Cheshire Disability home. Stalls, food, live music and entertainment, displays, exhibits and fun dog show!

Phone: 01543 472456 for details Email: kate.allies@south-derbys.gov.uk Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk

Tuesday 4th June, 11am – 3pm

Pop Up Shop at Betty’s Farm The Castle Way, Willington, DE65 6BW See 5th March for more details. Phone: 01283 499346 Email: info@bettysfarm.co.uk Web: www.bettysfarm.co.uk

Friday 7th June, 7.30pm

The Comedy Lodge ~ Live Stand-Up Comedy Night Swadlincote Ski & Snowboard Centre, Sir Herbert Wragg Way, DE11 8LP See 1st March for more details. Phone: 01283 222848 Web: www.thecomedylodge.co.uk Price: Tickets £8.50 from Swadlincote TIC

Phone: 01283 763014 Email: lorraine.ray@lcdisability.org Web: www.lcdisability.org Price: £1.50, under 12’s free

Saturday 8th June, 1.30pm – 3pm

g8 Artists Drop In Workshop ~ Family Fun! Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG See 1st June for more details. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Saturday 8th June, 10am

Burton Ramblers ~ Ingleby 7 Mile Walk Ingleby, Nr Melbourne, DE73 7HW See 13th April for meeting and transport details.

Saturday 8th June, 2pm – 6pm

Phone: 01283 545893

Repton Open Gardens & Scarecrow Trail

Web: www.burtonramblers.org.uk

Repton Village, South Derbyshire, DE65 6FH Explore several gardens including four “Yellow Book Gardens”, follow the Scarecrow Trail and Children’s Church Trail. Plants, produce and book stalls, tombola and afternoon tea. Phone: 01283 703259 Price: Adults £4.00, children free

free

Sunday 9th June, 10am – 4pm

Open Farm Sunday ~ National Event at Betty’s Farm The Castle Way, Willington, DE65 6BW See how things work, feed the animals, have a tractor ride, enjoy a nature trail plus lots more! Come along and join the family fun! Phone: 01283 499346 Email: info@bettysfarm.co.uk Web: www.bettysfarm.co.uk


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Sunday 9th June, 11am & 3pm

Thursday 13th June, 7pm

Vineyard Tour & Wine Tasting - English Wine Week

Ingleby & Anchor Church 4.5 Mile Evening Walk

Sealwood Cottage Vineyard, Sealwood Lane, Linton, DE12 6PA See 1st June for more details. Phone: 01283 761371 Email: johngbotanybay@btinternet.com Web: www.sealwoodcottage.co.uk/the-vineyard Price: Adults £5.00, booking is essential

Monday 10th June, 6.30pm

Smisby 5 Mile Evening Walk Nr Ticknall, LE65 2TY See 13th April for meeting and transport details. Contact: Burton Ramblers Phone: 01283 545893 Web: www.burtonramblers.org.uk

Tuesday 11th June, 7.30pm

Ticknall Garden Club ~ ‘Kew Gardens Arboretum’ Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, DE73 7JQ With guest speaker Tony Kirkham, Head of Arboretum Kew Gardens. Web: www.ticknall.org.uk Price: Visitors £3.00

Wednesday 12th June, 6.30pm

‘Eyes Down’ Bingo Night at Sharpe’s West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG See 13th March for more details. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpes.org.uk

The John Thompson Inn, Ingleby, DE73 7HW Geological and historical interest on the edge of the River Trent flood plain and at the romantic folly of the Burdetts. Return via Heath Wood and Robin Wood. Phone: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk

Friday 14th June, 10am – 4pm

Sharpe’s Pottery 2nd Hand Fair! Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Second Hand Fair and Rummage event - lots of books or grab a bargain with a collectable piece from the T.G. Green factory. The Playzone & Cafe Espresso will be open. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June, 10am – 5.30pm

NGS at The Dower House, Melbourne Melbourne Hall and Gardens, Church Square, Melbourne, DE73 8EN Explore the gardens of this superb location, teas & coffees will be available on the lawn; part of the NGS open gardens for charity scheme. Web: www.ngs.org.uk Price: £3.50

Sunday 16th June, 11am – 3.30pm

Father’s Day Forage at Calke Abbey Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE Find beer in the brewhouses, take the chilli challenge in the gardens and sample some of dad’s favourite treats. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Normal admission charges apply


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Sunday 16th June, 2.30pm

Wednesday 19th June, 7.30pm

Aston Well Dressers Family Treasure Hunt

Music Hall to Variety Talk at The Magic Attic Archives

The Heritage Centre, Shardlow Road, Aston on Trent, DE72 2AZ Father’s Day discovery of this beautiful village. Suitable for all ages with a variety of prizes. Refreshments will be available. Phone: 01332 792046 Facebook: Aston on Trent Well Dressing Web: www.astonwelldressers.co.uk

West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Join The Magic Attic for this talk on Music Hall to Variety by Chris Knight, tea/coffee and biscuits included. Ticket only event due to popular demand. Phone: 01283 819020 Web: www.magicattic.org.uk Price: £2.50

Monday 17th June, 6.30pm

Ticknall 5 Mile Evening Walk Ticknall Village, South Derbyshire, DE73 7JU See 13th April for meeting and transport details. Email: programme@burtonramblers.org.uk Web: www.burtonramblers.org.uk

Tuesday 18th June, 7.30pm

Repton History Group~Archive’s Evening Repton Village Hall, Askew Grove, Repton. DE65 6FH Phone: 01283 702448 Email: austens@talktalk.net Web: www.reptonvillage.org.uk/history_group Price: £3.00

Tuesday 18th June, 2pm – 3.30pm

Adult Clay Workshop at Sharpe’s Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG See 5th March for more details. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: donations welcome

Saturday 22nd June, 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Elvaston Castle ~ Bug Bonanza Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, DE72 3EP Join the rangers at Elvaston Castle to help us discover which beasties crawl along the ground, swim through water and fly through the air in our local nature reserve. Booking is essential, no dogs allowed. Phone: 01629 533870 Price: Special event and car parking charges

Saturday 22nd June, 10am

Melbourne 7.5 Mile Walk Derbyshire, DE73 8EJ See 13th April for meeting and transport details. Contact: Burton upon Trent Rambling Club Phone: 01283 545893 Web: www.burtonramblers.org.uk

Sunday 23rd June, 8am – 5.30pm

The Derbyshire County Show Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derby, DE72 3EP See advert on page 22 for details.


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Monday 24th June, 6.30pm

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June, 1pm – 5pm

Weston on Trent 4 Mile Evening Walk

The Festival of Leisure Weekend at Maurice Lea Memorial Park

Weston on Trent, Derbyshire, DE72 2BT See 13th April for more details. Phone: 01283 545893 Web: www.burtonramblers.org.uk

free

Tuesday 25th June, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Aston-on-Trent History Group ~ The Derby Canal Aston on Trent War Memorial Hall, Chellaston Lane, DE72 2DD Talk by Chris Madge. Web: www.astonontrenthistory.org.uk Price: £1.50. Under 18yrs free

Thursday 27th June, 9am – 3pm

Swadlincote Award Winning Farmers’ & Producers’ Market

Maurice Lea Memorial Park, York Road, Church Gresley, DE11 9QQ free See advert on page 21 for more details.

Sunday 30th June, 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Bushcraft Skills Day at Calke Abbey Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE Enjoy a Sunday bush craft session where you will learn essential outdoor skills like den building, knot work & making a camp fire with the warden; these courses are suitable for children aged 6+. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Normal admission charges apply, booking essential

The Delph Market Square Swadlincote, DE11 0AD See 25th April for more details. Phone: 01283 222848 Email: gail.archer@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

free

Friday 28th June, 7.30pm

Rosliston Astronomy Group at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX See 29th March for more details. Phone: 07766 520331 Email: info@roslistonastronomygroup.org.uk Web: www.roslistonastronomygroup.org.uk Price: £2.00

If you would like your event included in What’s On Summer & Autumn 2013 - July, August, September, October or if you are interested in advertising in the South Derbyshire What’s On Guide please phone Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre on 01283 222848. Photography by South Derbyshire District Council, 2020VISION, Mercia Marina, Graham Lucas Commons, Glyn Williams, Kevin Mason, J. Rock, Tony Summers, Burton and South Derbyshire College. Compiled and published by Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre February 2013.

Saturday 29th June, 10am – 3pm

Summer Craft Fair at Emmanuel Church Church Street, Swadlincote, DE11 8LN Craft and food stalls, something for everyone! Free parking adjacent to the main hall.

free

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Wed Wednesday dnesday 26th June June, 6.30pm

DANCE IN THE FOREST The Glade provides the local community and the people of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire with an outdoor stage in the natural surroundings of The National Forest. The Glade hosts an open grassed area and an impressive under cover staged area with specialist sound and lighting equipment, ready for both professional and amateur performances and concerts.

A dance extravaganza showcasing local school and community dance groups.

Saturday 7th September, 7pm

LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS An evening celebrating classical music with rousing, flag waving favourites.

This beautiful outdoor arena is available for hire for both community and corporate events. Special rates are available for community and charity use.

Please see listings for more information about these performances. Unless stated, all performances are outdoors so bring suitable clothing, chair/rug. Picnics welcome.

For more information or to hire The Glade, phone Rosliston Forestry Centre on 01283 563483

Tickets available from Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre

Partt o off T The he National Forest

Tel: 01283 222848

More exciting events currently being confirmed. Look out for the new Summer 2013 Programme – out soon!

What's On Spring 2013  

A guide to local events, walks and talks taking place in South Derbyshire during Spring 2013

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