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to the Summer/Autumn 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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Melbourne Festival of the Creative and Performing Arts 7 September – 4 October Cue the sunshine, cue the music, September in South Derbyshire means its Melbourne Festival! Now into its ninth year the Festival is eagerly awaited by local people and visitors from far afield. Melbourne Festival is the highlight of South Derbyshire’s cultural calendar. For four weeks people pour in to take advantage of the programme taking place in this gem of a town.

Festival highlights for 2013 include: Art & Architecture Trail 14 & 15 September See over 100 artists exhibit in more than 60 locations in Melbourne from historic private houses to beautiful churches.

Concerts and Performances 7 September - 4 October Enjoy a variety of music, drama, comedy and dance at venues around Melbourne – truly something for everyone.

Tea Trail 7 & 14 September

Visit the tea shops of Melbourne and meet poet Gregory Heath reciting poems about tea written with Debjani Chatterjee MBE.

For more information: Festival Office 07765 819 428 info@melbournefestival.co.uk www.melbournefestival.co.uk Art – Architecture – Performance

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Summer & Autumn highlights …. As the sunshine comes to South Derbyshire, enjoy a great line-up of hot Summer events and Autumn spectaculars … Celebrate 60 years of opera in Melbourne with special performances from the Melbourne Operatic Society and the Swansea City Opera Touring Company Learn new skills, with bushcraft at Rosliston Forestry Centre, orienteering at Swadlincote Woodlands, craft skills at Calke Abbey and woodland arts at Elvaston Castle Take a picnic and enjoy the atmosphere of a summer evening outdoor performance, with Last Night of the Proms at Rosliston’s The Glade or the Festival of Fireworks at Catton Hall Explore South Derbyshire’s picturesque villages at Summer carnivals and fetes including events at Hatton, Melbourne, Overseal, Repton, Walton upon Trent and Willington Take in an outdoor screening of the classic film ‘Psycho’ in the historic surroundings of Calke or grab some popcorn for the latest Summer blockbuster at Swadlincote’s state of the art cinema Try fun new activities with National Play Day at Maurice Lea Park, Zumbathon on The Delph in Swadlincote, the Breeze Cycle Ride at Rosliston, plus lots of school holiday activities Drift over to Mercia Marina, the area’s newest visitor destination, for their Anniversary Festival where the narrowboats will provide the backdrop to live music and children’s entertainment Indulge in local produce from fine food fairs at Calke, to farmers’ markets in Swadlincote, even wine tasting at Sealwood Cottage Vineyard With The National Forest on the doorstep, make the most of guided walks, open gardens and educational tours - from butterfly walks to minibeast safaris Enjoy a spooky outing to Rosliston Forestry Centre for Hansel & Gretel, hallowe’en clay fun at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum or the chance to decorate a pumpkin at Calke Abbey

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Monday 1st July (and all Mondays in the month), 10am - 12 noon Monday 1st July (and all Mondays in the month), 2.30pm - 4.30pm

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

free

Bird Study Course at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX One meeting per month at the Centre, the others are field meetings around the local area. A mix of indoor and outdoor sessions. Join in at any time throughout the year but please ring first as venue changes. Phone: 01543 472456 Email: kate.allies@south-derbys.gov.uk Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: 24 weeks - £30 fee, plus £1 for each indoor session

Aston on Trent Well Dressings The traditional art of decorating springs and wells with pictures using only what nature can provide. It’s 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. Come and join us as we prepare our well and see the complete works of art in all their glory. Monday 1st - Friday 5th July, 2pm - 4pm & 7pm - 9pm

See our stunning main well dressing being prepared by our volunteers using all natural materials. War Memorial Hall, DE72 2AA

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th July, 11.15am – 5pm

Fantastic family fun day out with nine well dressings, fairground rides, Peppa Pig, JD Magic, Pinxton Puppets, Rebel Rousers, Stargazy and the grand finale. Newhall Band, valuations, prize draw, craft and food stalls. The Green, DE72 2DD Tel: 01332 792046 Email: info@astonwelldressers.co.uk Web: www.aston-on-trent.co.uk Price: Entry is free but donations to our charities, DLRAA & 107th Scouts, are welcome.


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Thursday 4th July, 7.30pm

Wednesday 3rd July, 2pm

‘Halifax - A Yorkshire Odyssey’ Talk

Voices and Volumes Reflections of Cruising The Magic Attic, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Talk by John Wilton. Phone: 01283 819020 Web: www.magicattic.org.uk Price: £2 to include tea/coffee and biscuits

Thursday 4th July (and all Thursdays in the month), 2pm

Prize Bingo at The Old Post Centre High Street, Newhall, DE11 0HX Join us for prize bingo, raffle and refreshments. Phone: 01283 552263 for price and details Email: admin@oldpostcentre.co.uk Web: www.oldpostcentre.co.uk

Thursday 4th July, 7pm

Melbourne Woodlands Evening Walk Melbourne Assembly Rooms, DE73 8GF Visit several new National Forest woodlands around Melbourne on this four mile walk. Phone: 0770 8435469 Web: www.melbournefootpathsgroup.wordpress.com Price: £2 per person

Repton Village Hall, Askew Grove, Repton, DE65 6FH Talk by Rod Pearson. Phone: 01283 701838 Web: www.reptonvillage.org.uk Price: Members £2, visitors £3

Thursday 4th July, 7.30pm

‘Onwards and Upwards at Hilton School’ Talk Hilton Methodist Chapel, Main Street, DE65 5FW Join Hilton and Marston History Group for this talk with guest speaker Sue Gotch. Phone: 01283 733069 Email: hiltonhistory@gmail.com Web: www.hiltonmarstonhistory.org.uk Price: Non-members £2, membership £10, visitors welcome at all meetings

Friday 5th July (and every Friday in the month), 6pm

Half Price Friday Nights at Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre Sir Herbert Wragg Way, DE11 8LP Toboggan rides only £1 each (instead of £2) or 5 rides for only £4 (instead of £8)! Age restrictions apply. Ski and snowboard open practice from £6.75 adults and £5.25 juniors. Last entry 8.30pm. Phone: 01283 217200 Email: jnl-swadlincote@nikegroup.co.uk Web: www.jnlswadlincote.co.uk


Friday 5th July, 8.30pm

The Comedy Lodge Stand-up for Charity Oakland Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote, DE11 9ND The Comedy Lodge present Stand-up for Charity in aid of Reach care and support to vulnerable people in the community. Contact: The Comedy Lodge Phone: 07733 000204 Web: www.thecomedylodge.co.uk Price: Tickets £10 each, available from the Reach charity shop, High Street, Swadlincote

Ticknall Village Scarecrow Trail Weekend Starts at Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, DE73 7JU Follow the Scarecrow Trail around the wonderful village of Ticknall viewing some 70 home-made scarecrows and complete the fun quiz on the way around - one for adults, one for children. Refreshments are available. Phone: 01283 222848 Email: jakekay@tiscali.co.uk Web: www.ticknall.org.uk

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July, 9am

Elvaston Steam Rally Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Rd, DE72 3EP Sample the wonderful sound and smell of steam and support local charities. Historic exhibits on show include tractors, stationary engines, cars and motorcycles. Also main arena events, vintage fairground and catering facilities. Phone: 07504 045197 Web: www.elvastonsteam.co.uk Price: Adults £8, accompanied under 16yrs FREE, unaccompanied children £5, OAPs £6, after 4pm all classes £4

Saturday 6th July, 10am - 3pm

Crystals and Minerals at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG If you are interested in crystals and minerals, then this is the event to come to. Helen and Tony will have all their stock of crystals and new age gifts at the Freedom Therapy Room. Phone: 07985 421334 Email: annehuckerby@fsmail.net Web: www.freedomtherapyroom.co.uk

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Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July, 12 noon - 5pm

free

Saturday 6th July, 7.30pm

Gresley Male Voice Choir in Concert Newhall Methodist Church, Chapel Street, DE11 0JU Part of the 150th celebrations for the Church. Phone: 01283 215006 for price and details Web: www.gresleychoir.org

Sunday 7th July, 10am - 2pm

Melbourne Food Fair and Market Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF Fresh local produce, free entry and free parking. Many different types of food on sale including pickles, chillies, bakers, brewers, distillers, vineyards, tea, coffee, pies, cheeses, eggs and more. Phone: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Web: www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk

Sunday 7th July

NGS Open Gardens for Charity in Repton Village Woodend Cottage - 134 Main Street, DE65 6FB 22 Pinfold Close, DE65 6FR 10 Chestnut Way, DE65 6FQ See page 17 for garden details. Phone: 01283 702267 for further event information Email: rlittleq@gmail.com Web: www.ngs.org.uk Price: Admission to all three gardens £6, children free

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Wednesday 10th July, 9am - 4.30pm

Sunday 7th July, 10am - 5pm

NGS Open Garden - Bluebell Arboretum

Summer Open Day at Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre Sir Herbert Wragg Way, Swadlincote, DE11 8LP Half hour ski or snowboard taster sessions, tobogganing, sno-tubing, viper slides, slope demonstrations, bouncy castle and much more! A great family day out! Phone: 01283 217200 Email: jnl-swadlincote@nikegroup.co.uk Web: www.jnlswadlincote.co.uk Price: Ski/snowboard taster sessions 1/2 hour £5, tobogganing £1 ride, sno-tubing £4 per session, Viper Slides £1.50 per 2 slides, open practice £5 per hour

Monday 8th July - Saturday 7th September, 10am - 4pm

Phone: 01530 413700 Email: sales@bluebellnursery.com Web: www.ngs.org.uk Price: Adults £2.50, children free

Wednesday 10th July, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Tea and Sari Tales at Melbourne Library Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF Are you intrigued by the colours and patterns on sari’s? This is part of Melbourne Festival’s “Expanding Horizons” project with Surtal Arts come and see our sari display. Booking essential.

William Allitt School Exhibition at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

Phone: 07765 819428 Email: info@melbournefestival.co.uk Web: www.melbournefestival.co.uk

West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Display of commended GCSE work by William Allitt pupils, using a variety of media. Phone: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Annwell Lane, Smisby, Nr Ticknall, LE65 2TA Visit this beautiful nine acre woodland garden, including rare trees and shrubs. Specialist tree & shrub nursery adjacent to gardens. Please wear warm clothes and sturdy waterproof footwear.

Friday 12th - Sunday 14th July free

Tuesday 9th July, 12 noon

Lunch Club at The Old Post Centre

Carriage Driving at Catton Hall Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN Watch carriage driving competitions set in this fantastic parkland and admire the skill of the driver as they negotiate the various obstacles with their team of horses.

High Street, Newhall, DE11 0HX Tuesday Lunch Club includes a three course meal followed by a guest speaker. Please contact for further details.

Phone: 01283 716311 for further details Web: www.catton-hall.com Price: £5 per car

Phone: 01283 552263 Email: admin@oldpostcentre.co.uk Web: www.oldpostcentre.co.uk

Friday 12th July, 7.30pm

Tuesday 9th July, 7.30pm

Ticknall Garden Club ‘Chillies and Lilies’ Talk Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, Ticknall, DE73 7JU By Richard Wood. Plant sales too! Web: www.ticknall.org.uk Price: Visitors £3

free

Joking Apart by Kean Productions at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Four couples, four parties, twelve years. An hilarious and touching look at domestic bliss – or lack of – as only Alan Ayckbourn can, this painfully funny play explores the unrelenting themes of ageing, jealousy and unrequited love. Phone: 01283 222848 Web: www.rostlistonforestrycentre.co.uk/theglade Price: Adult £12, concession £10, child £8


Hatton Village Carnival Live Music Night & Disco

free

Scropton Road Sports Ground, Hatton, DE65 5DS Enjoy this pre-Carnival warm-up night with ever popular local band Embers, playing a wide range of covers from up-to-date tunes to 60s party favourites. Includes family disco.

Saturday 13th July, starts 12 noon

Hatton Village Carnival Parade of Floats

free

Station Road, Hatton, DE65 5EL Musical-themed decorated floats, marching bands and street dancers parade through the village to the carnival field.

Melbourne Fete and Carnival Melbourne Junior School Playing Fields, Packhorse Road, DE73 8EG The theme for this year is ‘The Circus’. Enjoy a day out with entertainment, competitions, best dressed windows, stalls, floats and much, much more! A fantastic family fun day for all ages. Email: roseminifie@gmail.com Web: www.melbournecarnival.co.uk

Saturday 13th July, 1pm

The 53rd Overseal Parade and Gala Overseal Recreation Ground, Overseal, DE12 6NF Watch the parade of floats through Overseal Village, then to the Recreation Ground for an afternoon of fun for all the family with a wide range of activities, stalls and arena events - so come along and join in!

Saturday 13th July, 12.30pm

Hatton Village Carnival

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Saturday 13th July, 12.45pm

Friday 12th July, 7.30pm

free

Scropton Road Sports Ground, Hatton, DE65 5DS Includes ‘The Great Hatton Bake Off’ style craft competition, birds of prey, stunt teams, dog show, vintage vehicles, live bands, fun fair, bouncy castles, slides, hog roast, 80ft beer tent, live music and much more! Funds raised from all carnival activities are invested in a community fund for local projects.

Phone: 01283 761667 Price: Adults £1, children free

Saturday 13th July, 6pm

Creative Writing Workshop at Melbourne

Saturday 13th July, 10am - 5pm

Melbourne Senior Citizens Community Centre, Church Street. DE73 8EJ As part of Melbourne Festival’s “Expanding Horizons” project, writers Gregory Heath & Debjani Chatterjee are leading a workshop for writers.

NGS Open Garden - Calke Abbey

Phone: 07765 819428 for further details Email: info@melbournefestival.co.uk Web: www.melbournefestival.co.uk

Web: for all 3 events look online at www.hattoncarnival.com Price: Free entry to Carnival, craft competition - 30p per entry

Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE Late 18th Century walled gardens gradually repaired over the last 24 years showcasing a flower garden with summer bedding, herbaceous borders, unique auricular theatre, Georgian orangery, glasshouses, icehouse and vegetable garden. Something of interest for all gardeners. Phone: 01332 865587 Web: www.ngs.org.uk

Sunday 14th July, 1pm - 5pm

‘Our Big Gig’ The Bandstand, Maurice Lea Park, Church Gresley, DE11 9QG Live music and entertainment organised by The Parish Church of Gresley St. George and St. Mary. This local event is part of ‘Our Big Gig’ - a UKwide community music celebration. Phone: Culture & Community on 01283 595782 Email: rosefamily@hotmail.com Web: www.superact.org.uk/ourbiggig

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Sunday 14th July, 1pm - 5pm

NGS Open Garden 13 Westfield Road, Swadlincote, DE11 OBG A garden on two levels of some half an acre, developed over the last nine years, with packed herbaceous borders designed for colour plus roses and clematis scrambling over pergolas. Phone: 01283 221167 Email: valerie.booth@sky.com Web: www.ngs.org.uk Price: Adults £2.50, children free

Sunday 14th July, 1pm - 5pm

Walton on Trent’s Annual Fun Day Walton on Trent Cricket Club, DE12 8NA BBQ and bar, tombola, cake stall, bouncy castle and much more! There will also be a kwik cricket tournament, 6pm - 8pm. The entrance to the ground is set back behind the Church, close to the Bailey Bridge.

Sunday 14th July, 2pm

Tea and Cake Walk at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Come and enjoy a pleasant guided two mile walk around Rosliston Forestry Centre, followed by tea and cake in The Hub Cafe. Meet in the main foyer. Part of the Get Active in the Forest Programme. Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £3.50 per person

Sunday 14th July, 2pm - 6pm

Milton Village Open Gardens Nr Repton, Derby, DE65 6EF Ten gardens will be open this year including some new ones! A wide diversity of gardens from small to large, all lovingly cared for and open for viewing. Special attractions this year include the listed telephone box decorated as a garden. Refreshments available from the Swan Inn and Cygnet Tea Rooms. Phone: 07527 700308 Email: carvery67@yahoo.co.uk Web: www.miltonmatters.org.uk Price: £3 per adult, children under 16 years free Free parking

Sunday 14th July

Mercia Marina Classic Car Display Findern Lane, Willington, DE65 6DW Beautiful classic cars will be on display at the Marina against a backdrop of 24 acres of water. Come along and enjoy the day; Refreshments available. Phone: 01283 703332 Email: tony@merciamarina.co.uk Web: www.merciamarina.co.uk

free

Wednesday 17th July, 7.30pm

Hidden Histories in Landscapes Talk Magic Attic Archives, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Talk by Richard Stone. Please note this is a ticket only event due to popular demand. Phone: 01283 819020 Web: www.magicattic.org.uk Price: £2.50 to include tea/coffee and biscuits

Thursday 18th July, 9.45am

Foremark Reservoir Walk Cygnets Tea Rooms, Main Street, Milton, DE65 6EF A six mile circular route around the reservoir and surrounding woodlands led by Dot Morson. Phone: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk/education Price: £2 per person

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Saturday 20th July, 10am - 3pm

Sunday 21st July, 2.30pm

Zumbathon, Fun Day and Craft Fair on The Delph

Sealwood Cottage Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

Swadlincote Town Hall and The Delph, Market Street, DE11 9AD Great Saturday entertainment in aid of Reach Charity. Join in the entertainment, plus the open air market will be open. Take advantage of the free car parking in Swadlincote at all times!

Sealwood Lane, Linton, DE12 6PA Come along to this vineyard tour and wine tasting in the heart of The National Forest. Over 18s only for the wine tasting.

Contact: Gina Phone: 07733 000204 Web: www.reachthecharity.org.uk Price: £5 to enter the Zumbathon

free

Tuesday 23rd July, 7.30pm

Aston-on-Trent History Group Grandma’s Picture Show

Saturday 20th July

Willington Carnival Twyford Road Playing Fields, Willington, DE65 6DG Procession starts at 11.30am, with official opening at 12 noon on Twyford Road Playing Fields. Craft stalls, children’s entertainment, licensed bar and hot food and mini Olympics fantastic family fun day out. free Email: kaybentley@sky.com

Young Gardener’s Club at Sharpe’s Pottery

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

Wednesday 24th July, 11am - 2pm

Borrowash Road, Elvaston, DE72 3EP If you go down to Elvaston Castle today, you’re sure of a big surprise! Bring your teddy bears and a picnic and join us for family fun as part of Love Parks Week. Activities include a Teddy Trail, games, crafts and much more.

West Street, DE11 9DG For all budding young gardeners. Outdoor Playzone and Cafe Espresso will be open. Free parking. free

Saturday 20th July, 7.30pm

Lord Chamberlain’s Men ‘As You Like It’ Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE This all male troupe of travelling players breathes new life into this summer comedy classic. ‘As You Like It’ tells the tale of pastoral romance, cross-dressing and love-notes, poetry, gentle satire and slapstick. Gates open 6.30pm. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Adult £14, child £8, family £45. Booking required

Village War Memorial Hall, Chellaston Lane, DE72 2DD Join the group for the talk ‘Magic Lantern’ by Brian Davis.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Elvaston Castle Country Park

Saturday 20th July, 1.30pm - 3pm

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

Phone: 01283 761371 Email: johngbotanybay@btinternet.com Web: www.sealwoodcottage.co.uk/the-vineyard Price: Adults: £5; Booking essential

Phone: 01629 533870 Web: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/countryside Price: Free but some activities may have a small cost; Parking charges apply

Wednesday 24th July

Fun Activity Days at Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre Sir Herbert Wragg Way, Swadlincote, DE11 8LP Ski Combos - 1 hour ski or snowboard lesson, four toboggan rides and 30 minutes sno-tubing. Ages 4yrs+. Great family fun! Phone: 01283 217200 Email: jnl-swadlincote@nikegroup.co.uk Web: www.jnlswadlincote.co.uk Price: £20 per person. Booking advised.


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Thursday 25th July, 9am - 3pm

Wednesday 24th July, 11am - 5pm

Swadlincote Farmers’ and Producers’ Market

Phone: 01283 217200 Email: jnl-swadlincote@nikegroup.co.uk Web: www.jnlswadlincote.co.uk Price: £26 per person

Contact: Swadlincote TIC Phone: 01283 222848 Email: simon.wardle@virgin.net

Swadlincote

Farmers’ & Producers’

Wednesday 24th July, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Market

Bigger Healthier Fresher

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

‘How to Make Gold in One Easy Lesson’ Talk St Michael with St Mary Church, Church Square, Melbourne, DE73 8JH By Rev. Mark Powell. Before training as a priest, Mark Powell studied chemistry and has a longstanding interest in alchemy. Phone: 07765 819428 Email: info@melbournefestival.co.uk Web: www.melbournefestival.co.uk Price: £5

9am - 3pm on the last Thursday of every month on The Delph Market Square - July 27th, August 22nd, September 26th, October 31st

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

Wednesday 24th July, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Mama’s Sari at Melbourne Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF A storytelling and craft session for children as part of Melbourne Festival’s ‘Expanding Horizons’ project with Surtal Arts. Booking is essential. Phone: 07765 819428 Email: info@melbournefestival.co.uk Web: www.melbournefestival.co.uk

free

free

Awarded Best Small Outdoor Market

Sir Herbert Wragg Way, Swadlincote, DE11 8LP Ski or snowboard lessons combined with ‘Cresta Run’ tobogganing and sno-tubing with Ski Level Card to record your progress. Hot lunch included. Great fun for all the family! Ski days - Mon, Wed, Fri (aged 8+), board days - Tues & Thurs (aged 9+).

The Delph Market Square, Swadlincote, DE11 0AG Award winning market; offering delicious, local fresh produce that’s been grown, raised, made, brewed, pickled, bottled, baked or caught within 35 miles of The National Forest. Entertainment includes bouncy castle, face painter, music and children’s competition.

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Kids Fun Activity Days at Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre

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

Friday 26th July, 12 noon - 5pm

Forest Frenzy at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Buy a wristband and choose as many activities as you want and as many goes as you like! Woodland laser combat, archery, climbing, hawk walk and crazy golf! Family discounts available! Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £10 per child


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Sunday 28th July, 1pm - 5pm

Friday 26th July, 7pm - 11pm

NGS Open Garden - Clovermead at Findern

Night World at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Night World with owls, bats and moths - spend a summer evening learning more about the night sky and our nocturnal creatures! Phone: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £2.50 per person

Toilet Story Gallery Opening and 10th Anniversary Celebrations at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Celebrate our 10th anniversary with the opening of our new Toilet Story gallery celebrating the industrial heritage of the local area and enjoy the family clay activity workshop in the kiln. free

Saturday 27th July, 7.30pm

Celebrating 60 Years with Melbourne Operatic Society Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF Celebrate 60 years since the Society was re-formed after the War with music written during that period. Phone: 01332 863030 Email: keith@melbourneoperaticsociety.com Web: www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Price: £7.50

Sunday 28th July, 10.30am - 4pm

NGS Open Garden - Bluebell Arboretum Annwell Lane, Smisby, Nr Ticknall, LE65 2TA See page 6 for further details.

Phone: 01283 702237 Email: daverose1221@btinternet.com Web: www.ngs.org.uk

Monday 29th July - Friday 2nd August, 9am - 5pm

Saturday 27th July, 10am - 4pm

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

Commonpiece Lane, Findern, DE65 6AF Superb cottage garden set in approximately one acre. View garden rooms packed full of perennial flowers including honeysuckle, roses, jasmine and clematis while sweet peas scent the air.

Out and Active Holiday Club at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Offering fully supervised fun-packed days for children, with a fantastic range of outdoor activities which may include archery, laser games and climbing wall. Suitable for children 8+. Phone: 01283 563483 to book Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £20 per child per day. Booking is essential

Tuesday 30th July, 2pm

Pond Dipping at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Discover what lies beneath the surface of the water and contribute to the OPAL water survey which will help scientists learn more about how polluted our lakes and ponds actually are something we know surprisingly little about. Phone: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £2 per person


Friday 2nd August

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The Adventures of Andy Kershaw Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF Spend an evening with the legendary broadcaster, Sony award winner and BBC foreign correspondent.

Thursday 1st August, 2pm (and all Thursdays in the month)

Prize Bingo at The Old Post Centre High Street, Newhall, Swadlincote, DE11 0HX Join us for prize bingo, raffle and refreshments. Phone: 01283 552263 for price and further details Email: admin@oldpostcentre.co.uk Web: www.oldpostcentre.co.uk

Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd August, 10.30am - 2.30pm

Clay Days at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

Thursday 1st - Friday 30th August

Fun Activity Days at Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre

West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Be inspired by our collection and make something out of clay!

Sir Herbert Wragg Way, DE11 8LP Ski-Combos - 1 hour ski or snowboard lesson, 4 toboggan rides and 1/2 hour sno-tubing. Ages 4+. Great family fun! Booking advised. Phone: 01283 217200 Email: jnl-swadlincote@nikegroup.co.uk Web: www.jnlswadlincote.co.uk Price: £20 per person

Phone: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

free

Friday 2nd August, (and every Friday in the month), 6pm

Half Price Friday Nights at Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre

Thursday 1st - Saturday 31st August, 10am - 4pm

See page 4 for details

August Exhibitions at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th August

West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Exhibits by Geoff Eyden of Pub Pictorials in Cafe Espresso and Kathy Spall of Glass and Ceramics in the Museum. The Children’s’ Playzone will be open. Free parking. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Phone: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Web: www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Price: Tickets £12

free

Capable Canines Dog Show at Catton Hall Catton, Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN Please visit the website or phone for further details of classes and entry information. Phone: 01283 716892 Web: www.capablecanines.co.uk

Saturday 3rd August, 10am - 3pm

Crystals and Minerals Event at Swadlincote free See page 5 for further details.

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Monday 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th August, 2pm

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Saturday 3rd August, 10am - 4pm

Swadlincote Craft Market Swadlincote Town Hall, The Delph, DE11 9DG Lots of local crafters will have their work on display and for sale, lots for all ages, call in and have a look. Contact: april.clarke.393@facebook.com

Sunday 4th August, 11am - 4pm

Calke Fine Food Fair at Calke Abbey Ticknall, DE73 7LE Celebrate local food that’s grown, raised, baked or caught within a 30 mile radius. Lots of stalls with meat, bread, pies, chocolates, vegetables & local brews! Enjoy cooking demonstrations and tastings by the Calke chefs. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Parkland admission applies

Sunday 4th August, 2pm

Butterfly Walk at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Join our local enthusiast Peter Brewster on a 2 mile butterfly safari walk around the site. Meet in the main foyer. This event is part of the Get Active in the Forest programme. Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £1 per person

Catton, Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN Enjoy a guided tour of the House, Chapel and Gardens every Monday afternoon during August including Bank Holiday Monday, start at 2pm prompt. No prior booking is necessary. Phone: 01283 716311 Email: estateoffice@catton-hall.com Web: www.catton-hall.com Price: Adults £5, concessions £4, under 15’s free

Tuesday 6th August, 2pm

Wildflowers and Bees at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Explore the different plant habitats at Rosliston Forestry Centre, record what you find as you walk around and join in the ‘Bee Scene’ survey to look for ‘bumble-bee friendly’ plants! Phone: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £2 per person

Wednesday 7th August, 9am - 4.30pm

NGS Open Garden - Bluebell Arboretum See page 6 for further details.

Wednesday 7th August

Monday 5th August (and all Mondays in the month), 2.30pm - 4.30pm

National Play Day at Maurice Lea Memorial Park York Road, Church Gresley, DE11 9QG Lots of fun sports, games, bouncy castles and much, much more! Come along, bring your picnic and join in the fun!

Gardening Sessions at Rosliston Forestry Centre No sessions on Bank Holidays. See page 3 for further details. Phone: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk

Catton Hall House, Chapel and Gardens Guided Tour

Contact: SDDC Sport and Health Team Phone: 01283 228752

free

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Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th August

Tuesday 13th August, 11am - 4pm

Bloodstock Open Air ‘Heavy Metal’ Festival at Catton Hall

Wardens’ Craft Skills Day at Calke Abbey

Catton, Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN Four days of unadulterated heavy rock and metal headlined by ANTHRAX! A great taste for the best metal and heavy rock acts.

Ticknall, DE73 7LE Take part in hands on activities and demonstrations from trimming sheep’s feet to helping build a stone wall.

Web: www.bloodstock.uk.com Tickets: From Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre Phone: 01283 222848

Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th August, 10.30am - 2.30pm

The Big Paint at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Be inspired by the paintings in our exhibition by local students or paint the pottery you made last week at the Clay Days workshop. Phone: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

free

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Tuesday 13th and 27th August, 2pm

Minibeast Safari at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX A chance to discover and record the creepycrawlies you can find at Rosliston Forestry Centre. Depending on the weather, this might be a slug safari or a sweep-netting expedition! Contact: Environmental Education Team Phone: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £2 per person

Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August, 8.30pm

Tuesday 13th - Friday 30th August

QUAD Outdoor Cinema Screenings at Calke Abbey

The Garden of Imagination at Calke Abbey

Ticknall, DE73 7LE Two nights of film screenings in the spectacular grounds of Calke Abbey, arrive early and bring your own picnic and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Booking required.

Ticknall, DE73 7LE Seek out our Garden of Imagination and discover lots of family fun activities every day of the summer holidays in our large Kitchen Garden.

Phone: 01332 290606 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke

Monday 12th August, 10am - 5pm

NGS Open Garden - Calke Abbey Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE Explore the late C18 walled gardens gradually repaired over the last 24 years and enjoy the flower garden with summer bedding, herbaceous borders and unique auricular theatre. Visit the Georgian orangery, glasshouses, icehouse and vegetable garden. A great day out for all gardeners. Phone: 01332 865587 for prices Web: www.ngs.org.uk

Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Normal admission charges apply

Wednesday 14th August, 5.30pm - 9.30pm

Family Bushcraft Evening at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Come and learn how to survive in the wild at this family bushcraft evening at the Centre! Children must be accompanied by a paying adult, booking essential. Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: Adult £10, children £7.50


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Friday 16th & Saturday 17th August, 10.30am - 2.30pm

Decorate a Tile at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Be inspired by the collection’s patterns on tiles and design your own creation. Contact: Sharpe’s Pottery Museum Phone: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

free

Saturday 17th August, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Spoon Carving Workshop at Elvaston Castle Country Park Borrowash Road, Elvaston, DE72 3EP Learn how to use an axe and knife to carve wood, to safely produce a spoon for cooking. The workshop is not suitable for children under the age of 16. Old clothing and footwear advisable as you will get slightly dirty. Phone: 01629 533870 Web: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/countryside Price: £35 per person. Tools and equipment provided. Pre-payment and booking is essential.

Saturday 17th August, 10.30am

Derwent Valley Orienteers Event at Swadlincote Woodlands and Park Area Derby Road, Swadlincote, DE11 8BT ‘Come and Try It’ event, lots of help for beginners; this is a good area for beginners, families and youth groups. Level D Event. The light green level challenge course will give more experienced orienteers a testing run. Registration 10am -11.30am. Phone: 01283 733363 Web: www.dvo.org.uk Price: Entry on the day. Adults £3, Juniors/Students £1.50

Saturday 17th August, 12noon - 4pm

NGS Open Garden - Elvaston Castle Country Park Borrowash Road, Elvaston, DE72 3EP Discover the beauty of the old English walled garden. Take in the peaceful atmosphere and enjoy the scents and colours of all the varieties of trees, shrubs and plants. Phone: 01332 571342 Web: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/elvaston or www.ngs.org.uk Price: Adults £3.50, children free. Car parking charges apply


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Monday 19th - Friday 23rd August, 9am - 5pm

Out and Active Holiday Club at Rosliston Forestry Centre £6 for 3

NGS Open Gardens for Charity in Repton Village

Sunday 18th August, 11am - 6pm 10 Chestnut Way, DE65 6FH Featuring sweeping mixed borders, mature trees, a stunning butterfly bed, young arboretum, established prairie and annual meadow. Homemade teas and guided tour. Visitors also welcome by appointment April to September. Contact: Robert and Pauline Little Phone: 01283 702267 Email: rlittleq@gmail.com Web: www.littlegarden.org.uk Price: Adults £3, children free

1.30pm - 6pm

Woodend Cottage, 134 Main Street, DE65 6FH Glorious views on a sloping 2½-acre site developed organically for year-round interest. Informal herbaceous borders. Visitors also welcome by appointment June to August. Contact: Wendy and Stephen Longden Phone: 01283 703259 Email: wendylongden@btinternet.com Web: www.ngs.org.uk Price: Adults £3, children free

2pm - 5pm

22 Pinfold Close, DE65 6FH Featuring tropical plants, palms, gingers, tree ferns, cannas and bananas. Visitors also welcome by appointment June to August. Phone: 01283 701964 Email: owenjowett@btinternet.com Web: www.ngs.org.uk Price: Adults £2.50, children free

Sunday 18th August, 2.30pm

Sealwood Cottage Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting See page 9 for further details.

See page 12 for further details.

Tuesday 20th August, 2pm

Tree Safari at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Explore our Tree Trail, identify trees and discover some fascinating facts about them. Find out how to carry out a tree survey, and who else might be interested in the information you gather. Phone: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £2 per person

Wednesday 21st August

Wild Wednesdays - 21st Century Treasure Hunt Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Rd, DE72 3EP Learn about geo-caching by having a go at treasure hunting, 21st Century style! Map read or use a hand-held GPS to navigate our treasure trail to find the clues which reveal the hidden treasure! Phone: 01629 533870 Web: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/countryside Price: Adults £3, children £1.50, Under 5’s free, concessions £1.50, family/group £7.50. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult; booking is essential

Wednesday 21st August, 7.30pm

I Caught the Alligator Talk at The Magic Attic Archives West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG By Barbara Daykin. Tea/coffee and biscuits included. Please note this is a ticket only event due to popular demand. Phone: 01283 819020 Web: www.magicattic.org.uk Price: Admission: £2.50


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Thursday 22nd August, 7pm

Thursday 22nd August, 2pm

Hartshorne and Sharps Bottom 4 Mile History Walk

Mercia Marina Circular Guided Walk Meet on Findern Village Green, DE65 6AD The Findern-Mercia Marina Circular Walk. Enjoy this guided circular walk along the Trent and Mersey Canal before visiting Mercia Marina. free Web: www.findernfootpathsgroup.org

Dethick Hall car park, Manchester Lane, DE11 7ET Ancient woodland and medieval landscape walk with Dot Morson. Meet in Hartshorne. Phone: 01283 535039 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk/education Price: £2 per person

Heading to Swadlincote’s Award Winning Outdoor Market Friday 23rd August, 10am - 4pm This is the National Market Traders Federation show which supports local retail markets. In its seventh year, but for the first time in Swadlincote the event demonstrates everything markets offer from great, fresh food to a central community and social scene. The event is completely free and includes competitions, face painting, giveaways and games including the Voucher Vault. An event to entertain the whole family. Phone: 01226 352812 or 01226 352806 www.makingmarketsmatter.org For more local details please contact Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre Phone: 01283 222848

Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th August, 10.30am - 2.30pm

Friday 23rd August, 7.30pm

Clay Days at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

Newhall Social Club, 97 High Street, Newhall, DE11 0HT Enjoy an evening of live music with disco, auction and raffle. Food provided.

REACH Charity Night

West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Be inspired by our collection and make something out of clay! Phone: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Phone: 07733 000204 Web: www.reachthecharity.org.uk Price: Adults £5, children £2.50

free

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Saturday 24th August, 11am

Sunday 25th August, 1pm - 5pm

Hilton’s Habitats Walk

NGS Open Garden

Hilton Gravel Pits Nature Reserve, Willowpit Lane, Hilton, DE65 5FN. Meet at entrance SK249315 Open water pools and grasslands form a wonderful nature reserve in the old gravel pits. Join Derbyshire Wildlife Trust for an introduction to this varied site on this 2 mile walk. No dogs.

13 Westfield Road, Swadlincote, DE11 0BG Half an acre over two levels that has been developed over the last nine years. Packed herbaceous borders designed for colour, with roses and clematis scrambling over pergolas.

Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: Cost: £1 per person

Saturday 24th August, 1.30pm - 3pm

Young Gardener’s Club at Sharpe’s Pottery See page 9 for further details.

free

Sunday 25th August, 10.30am - 4pm

NGS Open Garden - Bluebell Arboretum See page 6 for further details.

Phone: 01283 221167 Email: valerie.booth@sky.com Web: www.ngs.org.uk Price: Adults £2.50, children free

Monday 26th August, 10am - 5pm

Bank Holiday Bonanza at Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre Sir Herbert Wragg Way, DE11 8LP Ski/snowboard taster sessions - 1/2 hour £5. Toboggan ride £1, Sno-tubing session £4, two Viper Slides £1.50. Open practice £5 per hour. Food available in the ‘Alpine Lodge’. Phone: 01283 217200 Email: jnl-swadlincote@nikegroup.co.uk Web: www.jnlswadlincote.co.uk


Monday 26th August, 11am - 4pm

Catton Hall Garden Party Catton, Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN Come and enjoy a traditional Garden Party and support St. Giles Hospice, as well as our local church communities. There will be stalls for arts and crafts, home-made cakes, plants and books, bouncy castle, rides, games. Food and refreshments available. Phone: 01283 712222 Web: www.catton-garden-party.com Price: £3, family ticket £10, under 5’s free. Catton Hall will be open for an additional entrance fee £2

Wednesday 28th August, 10am - 4pm

Junior Bushcraft Day at Rosliston Forestry Centre

Terrific Toilets Workshop at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Learn about the toilets that were made here at Sharpe’s and decorate your own! Phone: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £20

Friday 30th August, 12noon - 5pm

Forest Frenzy at Rosliston Forestry Centre Saturday 31st August, 9am - 4.30pm

Summer Family Fun Day at Betty’s Farm The Castle Way, Willington, DE65 6BW Fun for all ages with themed activities! Craft and food stalls, bouncy castle, face painting, pony rides plus visit the resident farm animals!

Wednesday 28th August, 12.30pm

Guided Tour of Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

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

West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Learn about the site and the exhibits, how we have progressed and our aims for the future.

Saturday 31st August, 2pm free

free

Gladefest at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Following on from the first Gladefest which featured acoustic and folk acts, this year the festival will focus on bringing together the best of local bands.

Thursday 29th August, 9am - 3pm

Swadlincote Farmers’ and Producers’ Market The Delph Market Square, Swadlincote, DE11 0AG Award winning market; offering delicious, local fresh produce that’s been grown, raised, made, brewed, pickled, bottled, baked or caught within 35 miles of The National Forest. Entertainment includes bouncy castle, face painter, music and children’s competition. Contact: Swadlincote TIC Phone: 01283 222848 Email: simon.wardle@virgin.net

free

See page 10 for further details.

Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Come and learn how to survive in the wild at this Junior Bushcraft Day! Suitable for children 8yrs+. Booking is essential.

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

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Friday 30th and Saturday 31st August, 10.30am - 2.30pm

free

Phone: 01283 222848 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk/theglade Price: Adult £10, child £5, family £25, under 4’s free.

Saturday 31st August, 6pm - 10pm

‘Walk Ten’ Marie Curie Charity Walk at Catton Hall Catton, Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN Join us for a twilight 10K and walk, light up the night in support of Marie Curie Nurses in your area. Supported by HomeServe. Phone: 0845 052 4184 Web: www.mariecurie.org.uk/walkten


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Thursday 5th September, 7pm

Rolleston Tour - Hilton and Marston History Group Sunday 1st September, 10am - 2pm

Melbourne Food Fair and Market See page 5 for further details.

free

Sunday 1st September, 2.30pm

Sealwood Cottage Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting See page 9 for further details.

Monday 2nd September

REACH Charity Fashion Show Oakland Village Hall, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote, DE11 8LH Fashion Show in aid of REACH Charity. Phone: 07733 000204 Web: www.reachthecharity.org.uk Price: £3

Tuesday 3rd September, 2pm

Pond Dipping at Rosliston Forestry Centre See page 12 for further details.

Thursday 5th September, 10am

Around the Reservoir Walk Meet at Staunton Harold Reservoir car park, Calke Road, Melbourne, DE73 1DL Six and a half mile walk with Melbourne Footpaths Group from Calke to the outskirts of Melbourne. Return by the Intake, Pool, Melbourne Common, The Coppice, Spring Wood and Calke Village. Phone: 0770 8435469

Meet at Rolleston-on-Dove Church, Church Road, DE13 9BE By Arnold Burston. Phone: 01283 733069 Email: hiltonhistory@gmail.com Web: www.hiltonmarstonhistory.org.uk Price: Non members £2, membership £10, visitors welcome at all meetings

Thursday 5th September, 7.30pm

Reminiscences of an Army Bandsman Talk at Repton Repton Village Hall, Askew Grove, DE65 6FH Join Repton Village Society for this talk by speaker Alan G Hopkin. Phone: 01283 701838 Web: www.reptonvillage.org.uk Price: Members £2, visitors £3

Friday 6th September (and every Friday in the month), 6pm

Half Price Friday Nights at Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre See page 4 for details.

Friday 6th September, 7pm - 9.30pm

Bangers and Bats at Elvaston Castle Country Park Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Rd, DE72 3EP Find our night time inhabitants as we go hunting for the seven species of bat which live here at the park. Batty barbeque and hot drinks afterwards (additional cost). Booking essential. Phone: 01629 533870 Web: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/countryside Price: Adults £3, children £1.50, under 5’s free, concessions £1.50, family/group - 2 adults, 3 children - £7.50. Children must be accompanied by an adult

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Saturday 7th September - Friday 4th October

Melbourne Festival of the Creative and Performing Arts Melbourne, DE73 8EJ Each year we aim to include something for everyone with a selection of genres of music, drama, comedy and dance. See page 3 for further details.

Saturday 7th September, 10am - 3pm

Crystals and Minerals Event See page 5 for further details.

free

Saturday 7th September, 10.30am

How to Make Gold in One Easy Lesson Talk

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Saturday 7th September

23rd Repton Village Show Repton Village Hall, Askew Grove, Repton, DE65 6FH The show features vegetables, fruit, flowers, local produce, handicrafts and photography. Price: 50p, children with adults free

Saturday 7th September, 7.30pm

A Choir’d Taste in Concert at Melbourne Assembly Rooms High Street, Melbourne, DE73 8GF ‘A Night at the Opera’- gala opening concert of Melbourne Festival. Melbourne’s amazing mixed choir led by Paul Marshall, their new Musical Director. Phone: 07765 819428 Email: info@melbournefestival.co.uk Web: www.melbournefestival.co.uk Tickets: £8 available from tickets@achoirdtaste.co.uk

See page 10 for further details.

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September

Saturday 7th September, 5pm

Mercia Marina Festival and 5th Anniversary Open Day

Festival of Fireworks at Catton Hall Catton, Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN For fireworks enthusiasts and families in superb parkland in the Trent Valley. Displays commence at dusk. Bring a picnic or use on-site catering. Enjoy an evening of thrilling pyrotechnics.

Findern Lane, Willington, DE65 6DW Family fun event with a local food producers market, craft fair, live music and children’s rides. Phone: 01283 703332 Email: tony@merciamarina.co.uk Web: www.merciamarina.co.uk

free

Phone: 01384 402266 Web: www.festivaloffireworks.co.uk

Sunday 8th September, 10am - 12 noon

Saturday 7th September, 7pm

Breeze Cycle Ride for Women from Rosliston Forestry Centre

Last Night of the Proms at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX This ever-popular annual treat sees the Newhall Band present a wide range of stirring music and flag waving favourites. Come and hear the band play their hearts out whilst you tuck into your picnics. Tickets from Swadlincote TIC. Phone: 01283 222848 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk/theglade Price: Adults £5, concession/child £2.50, family (2+2) £12, under 4’s free

Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX 13 mile ride around country lanes for over 16’s. Good level of fitness and confidence required to ride on open roads. Return to buy tea and cake. Mountain or hybrid bikes only! Part of the Peak District Cycling Festival. Phone: 018273 30558 Email: breeze_warwickshire@hotmail.co.uk Web: www.breezebikerides.com


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Thursday 12th - 28th September, 10am - 4.30pm

Tuesday 10th September, 12 noon

Sharpe’s Secrets at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

Lunch Club at The Old Post Centre High Street, Newhall, DE11 0HX Three course meal followed by a guest speaker. Phone: 01283 552263 Email: admin@oldpostcentre.co.uk Web: www.oldpostcentre.co.uk

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

free

Thursday 12th September

Tuesday 10th September, 7.30pm

Furniture Designer Nicholas Hobbs Illustrated Talk

Ticknall Garden Club Wildlife Gardening Talk Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, Ticknall, DE73 7JU With Phillip Knight from Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and the Group’s AGM. Web: www.ticknall.org.uk Price: Visitors £3

St. Michael with St. Mary, Church Square, Melbourne, DE73 8JH Features work at Beeston, Slough and Melbourne and future work at Lincoln Cathedral. Phone: 07765 819428 Email: info@melbournefestival.co.uk Web: www.melbournefestival.co.uk Price: £5

Wednesday 11th September, 9am - 4.30pm

NGS Open Garden - Bluebell Arboretum See page 6 for further details.

Thursday 12th September, 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Hidden Estate at Calke Abbey Ticknall, DE73 7LE Hop on a bus tour with our wardens to discover hidden parts of Calke Park. Booking required. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke

Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September, 11am - 3pm

Heritage Open Day Celebrations at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Display of unseen items from our collection and tours of the Museum on Friday. Find out about ‘Kids Take Over the Museum’ day. Clay Day for all on Saturday - learn different techniques and be inspired by our collection. Phone: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

free

Friday 13th September, 7.30pm

Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th September

Heritage Open Days in South Derbyshire Various properties located around South Derbyshire will be open including Sharpe’s Pottery Museum in Swadlincote. Contact: Swadlincote TIC Phone: 01283 222848 Email: tic@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Web: www.heritageopendays.org.uk

West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Discover unseen items specially selected from our collections. Part of Heritage Open Days.

free

Melbourne Festival Comedy Club Melbourne Royal British Legion, Derby Road, DE73 1FL Now in its 5th year, the Comedy Club continues to be a popular blend of high quality acts and a fun night out. Phone: 07765 819428 Email: info@melbournefestival.co.uk Web: www.melbournefestival.co.uk Price: £7.50 Tickets: phone 07887 627660


Saturday 14th September, 10am - 3pm

Sunday 15th September, 10.30am

Craft Fair at Emmanuel Church

Melbourne Festival Church Service

Church Street, Swadlincote, DE11 8LF Various craft and food stalls, something for everyone. Free car parking adjacent to the main hall.

St. Michael with St. Mary, Church Square, DE73 8JH The Bishop of Derby preaches at a church service to celebrate art and creativity during the Melbourne Festival; all welcome.

free

Saturday 14th September, 11am

Walk and Warm at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX Get out in the Autumn sunshine for a two mile walk, stopping off for a bacon butty at a local pub. Meet in the main foyer. Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £3.50 includes bacon butty

Saturday 14th September, 2pm - 5pm

Melbourne Festival Tea Trail Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF Come and meet Gregory Heath and Debjani Chatterjee MBE reciting poems which they have written together in Melbourne this summer to celebrate the similarities between the British and Indian culture over a nice cup of tea! Phone: 07765 819428 Email: info@melbournefestival.co.uk Web: www.melbournefestival.co.uk Price: Free entry with Art & Architecture Guide

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September, 10am - 5pm

Melbourne Festival Art and Architecture Trail

Melbourne Village, DE73 8EJ Don’t miss this opportunity to see 100 of the Midlands most talented artists in over 60 locations in the heart of this gem of a village! Phone: 07765 819428 Email: info@melbournefestival.co.uk Web: www.melbournefestival.co.uk Price: £5 entry to venues by Trail Guide available on the day

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Phone: 07765 819428 Email: info@melbournefestival.co.uk Web: www.melbournefestival.co.uk

Sunday 15th - Sunday 29th September, Weds - Fri 10am to 4pm, Sat and Sun, noon - 5pm

Sue Riley ‘Bronze Sculptures’ Exhibition at Ingleby Gallery Ingleby, DE73 7HW Phone: 01332 865995 Email: gillwatson@ingleby-gallery.co.uk Web: www.ingleby-gallery.co.uk

Sunday 15th September, 2pm - 6pm

NGS Open Garden - Askew Cottage, Repton Milton Road, Repton, DE65 6FZ Box-edged herb garden, small wildlife pool, bog garden, kitchen garden, apples trained as a ‘Belgian Fence’ and more! Phone: 01283 701608 Email: louise.hardwick@hotmail.co.uk Web: www.ngs.org.uk Price: Adults £3, children free

Tuesday 17th September, 6.30pm

Rosliston Bat Talk and Walk at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX A fantastic opportunity for children to find out about bats with the Derbyshire Bat Group - where they live, what they eat and how they find their way in the dark. Phone: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk Price: £2.50 per person


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Saturday 21st September

Tuesday 17th September, 7.30pm

Swansea City Opera Touring Company ‘ The History of Opera’ (VERY abridged!)

Rowena Lovatt - Leek Embroidery Guild Talk Repton Village Hall, Askew Grove, Repton, DE65 6FH Join Repton Village History Group for this talk, which includes light refreshments. Phone: 01283 702448 Email: austens@talktalk.net Web: www.reptonvillage.org.uk/history_group Price: £3

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF Live music from Monteverdi to Mozart via over 20 arias, duets and trios! Featuring answers to key questions like... How did opera start? What is a castrato? And much more. Phone: 07765 819428 Email: info@melbournefestival.co.uk Web: www.melbournefestival.co.uk Price: £10

Wednesday 18th September, 7.30pm

‘Repton, The Early Years’ Talk The Magic Attic Archives, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG By Keith Blood. Tea/coffee and biscuits included. Please note this is a ticket only event due to popular demand. Phone: 01283 819020 Web: www.magicattic.org.uk Price: £2.50

Thursday 19th September, 1.15pm

Repton and Newton Solney Walk Meet at Repton Market Cross, DE65 6FH. SK303271. Enjoy views of the Trent Valley and Newton Solney’s older buildings, before returning to Repton along the River Trent. Phone: 01283 535039 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk/education Price: £2

Friday 20th September, 7.30pm

Contemporary Folk The Open Road Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF An eclectic and unique collective of East Midlands singers, songwriters, friends and acoustic musicians including Melbourne’s Cathy Worrall. Phone: 07765 819428 to book Email: info@melbournefestival.co.uk Web: www.melbournefestival.co.uk Price: £10

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September, 10am - 5pm

Elvaston Castle Woodland Festival Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Rd, DE72 3EP A celebration of traditional and contemporary woodland crafts for everyone of all ages to enjoy with lots to see, do and experience. Phone: 01629 533870 Web: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/countryside Price: free entry, car parking charges apply Charges may apply for some activities on offer

Saturday 21st September, 1.30pm - 3pm

Young Gardener’s Club Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, DE11 9DG For all budding young gardeners. Outdoor Playzone and Cafe Espresso will be open. Free parking. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

free

Sunday 22nd September, 10.30am 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Bushcraft Skills Day at Calke Abbey Ticknall, DE73 7LE Learn essential outdoor skills like den building, knot work, making camp fires with the warden. Booking essential. Suitable for children 6yrs+. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Normal admission charges apply


Sunday 22nd September, 2.30pm

Friday 27th September, 7.30pm

Sealwood Cottage Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

Ticknall Preservation and Historical Society Talk

See page 9 for further details.

Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, DE73 7JU

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Tuesday 24th September, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Phone: 01530 810266 Email: hillcoleorton@yahoo.co.uk Web: www.ticknall.org.uk Price: Non members £2, members £1 includes refreshments

Aston History Group Swadlincote Public Health

Saturday 28th September, 7.30pm

Aston Village War Memorial Hall, Chellaston Lane, DE72 2DD Talk on sewage, sanitary ware and public health by Tony Hurrell. Web: www.astonontrenthistory.org.uk Price: £1.50, under 18’s free

Wednesday 25th September, 1.30pm

Mercia Marina Circular Walk See page 18 for further details.

Phone: 07765 819428 Email: info@melbournefestival.co.uk Web: www.melbournefestival.co.uk Price: £10

Willington’s Wetlands Wonders Walk

Swadlincote Farmers’ and Producers’ Market The Delph Market Square, Swadlincote, DE11 0AG Award winning market; offering delicious, local fresh produce that’s been grown, raised, made, brewed, pickled, bottled, baked or caught within 35 miles of The National Forest. Entertainment includes bouncy castle, face painter, music and children’s competition. free

Friday 27th September, 7.30pm

‘End to End’ by The Gramophones Theatre Co. Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF The tale of three women who made a daring and unusual 18 day, 874 mile journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Phone: 07765 819428 Email: info@melbournefestival.co.uk Web: www.melbournefestival.co.uk Price: £10

Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF Finalists from the BBC Young Folk Awards 2011 play a mixture of original and re-worked traditional folk material.

Sunday 29th September, 2pm

Thursday 26th September, 9am - 3pm

Contact: Swadlincote TIC Phone: 01283 222848 Email: simon.wardle@virgin.net

Acoustic Folk - David Lucas and Elly Smith

Meet in lay-by next to the River Trent Bridge, Repton Road, Willington Join Derbyshire Wildlife Trust for a two mile walk to Willington Gravel Pits Nature Reserve. Wonderful views. Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £1

Monday 30th September, 7.30pm

Ghost Stories of Derbyshire Findern Parish Rooms, Lower Green, Findern DE65 6AD Join South Derbyshire Badger Group for this talk by Keith Blood. Phone: 07754 094177 Email: info@southderbyshirebadgergroup.co.uk Web: www.southderbyshirebadgergroup.co.uk Price: Visitors £2 includes refreshments


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Thursday 3rd October, 10.30am and 2.30pm

Caring for Calke’s Collections Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE Explore the conservator’s workshop and talk to our experts. Find out how they care for the vast collection. Includes a drink and a cookie. Booking required.

Tuesday 1st October, 2pm

Voices and Volumes ‘Coaldust Cabaret’ The Magic Attic Archives, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Join the Voices and Volumes Club in association with The Magic Attic for this talk on Coaldust Cabaret by Graham Nutt from The Magic Attic. Tea/coffee and biscuits provided. Phone: 01283 819020 Web: www.magicattic.org.uk Price: £2. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits

Thursday 3rd October, 7.30pm

‘The Buildings of Burton’ Talk Village Hall, Askew Grove, Repton, DE65 6FH Join Repton Village Society for this talk by speaker Richard Stone. Phone: 01283 701838 Web: www.reptonvillage.org.uk Price: Members £2, visitors £3

Tuesday 1st - Thursday 31st October, 10am - 4pm

Friday 4th October, 7pm

October Exhibitions Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG October will see exhibits by Felicity Jackson of wildlife and local landscapes in Cafe Espresso, and Doris and Martyn Jenkins, ceramic makers and designers in the Museum. The Playzone will be open. Free parking. Phone: 01283 222600 Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke

free

Tuesday 1st October - Saturday 2nd November, 10am - 4pm

The Earth Our Wealth ‘NOW’ Exhibition

Musica Donum Dei perform ‘Jenny Plucks Pears’ Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE Musica Donum Dei perform ‘Jenny Plucks Pears’ and other autumnal delights at The Riding School. Also includes the Dance of the Haymakers and the ‘Masque of the Seasons’ from The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell and more! Phone: 07765 819428 Email: info@melbournefestival.co.uk Web: www.melbournefestival.co.uk Price: Adults £15, children £8 (includes interval refreshments). Tickets available from Melbourne Festival Office

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Sharpe’s will be hosting a series of exhibitions with the theme ‘The Earth Our Wealth’ by Burton and South Derbyshire College students. This is the third installment entitled ‘NOW’. Phone: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

free

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


Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th, and every weekend in October, 11.30am - 3.30pm

Sunday 6th October, 2.30pm

Family Activities in Squirt’s Stables at Calke Abbey Ticknall, DE73 7LE Fun for children every weekend with lots to make and do in squirt the stallion’s stable. Explore the stableyards 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. Normal admission charges apply

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Sealwood Cottage Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting Sealwood Lane, Linton, DE12 6PA See page 9 for further details.

Tuesday 8th October, 2pm and 6pm

Fashion for Occasions Swadlincote Town Hall, The Delph, DE11 9DG Presented by The Rotary Club of Swadlincote and St. Giles. Includes special day, Prom and wedding party wear. Price: Tickets available from St Giles Shop and Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre

Saturday 5th October, 10am

‘Sir Walter Raleigh and Derbyshire’ Talk

Tuesday 8th October, 7.30pm

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Sir Walter Raleigh and his connections with Derbyshire talk by Maureen Taylor. One in a series of talks in Sharpe’s Autumn programme. Booking advisable. Phone: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £5, includes refreshments

Web: www.ticknall.org.uk Price: Visitors £3

NGS Open Garden - Bluebell Arboretum

Crystals and Minerals Event See page 5 for further details. free

Saturday 5th October, 10am - 4pm

Melbourne Arts and Crafts Market Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF Lots of stalls selling hand crafted products. Cafe with tea/coffee and home made cakes. Free parking. Phone: 07912 059071 Web: www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk

Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, DE73 7JU 1996 - present day talk by Nick Hamilton, Barnsdale. Plant sales too!

Wednesday 9th October, 9am - 4.30pm

Saturday 5th October, 10am - 3pm

Phone: 07985 421334 Email: annehuckerby@fsmail.net Web: www.freedomtherapyroom.co.uk

Ticknall Garden Club ‘After Geoff’ Talk

free

See page 6 for further details.

Saturday 12th October, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Fungal Foray Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE Join us on this fun walk around Calke Park looking at different types of fungi. Afterwards enjoy a delicious soup and roll followed by a home made cookie and hot drink in our restaurant. Booking required. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Adult £10.50, children £6


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Tuesday 15th October, 7.30pm

Sunday 13th October, 11am - 4pm

‘Carrying Coals’ Talk by Wendy Freer

Apple Day Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE Celebrate the English apple and orchards in our beautiful gardens. There will be juicings, tastings, puzzles and apple advice - something for all the family. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Normal admission charges apply

Sunday 13th October, 11am

Ride to Remembrance Motorbike Spectacular Swadlincote Bus Station, Civic Way, DE11 0AH Join the Remembrance Ride to Matlock or come along to see the huge variety bikes taking part, before they leave at 11am. Fantastic two and three wheeled bikes take part in this Royal British Legion Charity event. Phone: Pat Murray 07701 071149 Entry: £5 per wristband. Proceeds to Royal British Legion

Sunday 13th October, 11am

Sealwood Cottage Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting Sealwood Lane, Linton, DE12 6PA See page 9 for further details.

Sunday 13th October, 2pm - 3.30pm

Earls and Trees Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, DE72 3EP A gentle stroll around the grounds of Elvaston Castle taking a look at its exotic trees in Autumn colour and delving into the historical past of the estate - includes a glimpse in the Gothic Hall. Phone: 01629 533870 Web: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/countryside

Repton Village Hall, Askew Grove, Repton, DE65 6FH Includes light refreshment. Phone: 01283 702448 Email: austens@talktalk.net Web: www.reptonvillage.org.uk/history_group Price: £3

Wednesday 16th October, 7.30pm

‘What Local Architecture Can Tell Us’ Talk The Magic Attic Archives, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Join The Magic Attic for this talk on ‘What local architecture can tell us’ by BBC Presenter Richard Gill. Tea/coffee and biscuits included. Ticket only event due to popular demand. Phone: 01283 819020 Web: www.magicattic.org.uk Price: £2.50. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits

Saturday 19th October, 10am

‘Richard III’ Saturday Talk Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG By Sally Henshaw. One in a series of talks in Sharpe’s Autumn programme. Booking advisable. Phone: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: £5, includes refreshments

Saturday 19th October, 11.30am - 2.30pm

The Big Draw Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Come and take part in our colossal picture with a toilet theme! Phone: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Price: Suggested donation £1

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

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Saturday 19th October, 1.30pm - 3pm

Thursday 24th October, 1.15pm

Young Gardener’s Club at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

Bretby Village and Parkland Walk

See page 9 for further details.

free

Saturday 19th October, 2pm - 4pm

Deer Park Walk Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE Join one of our wardens and enter the Deer Pen at Calke which is usually not accessible to the public. Enjoy a drink and a cookie after this fascinating walk. Booking required. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Adults £7.50, children £3.50

Sunday 20th October, 11am - 3pm

An Exceedingly Eerie Adventure Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Rd, DE72 3EP Join us in our potion parlour, create your own pumpkin or make a magic wand. It will be SPOOKTACULAR. We promise plenty of fun for all the family. Fancy dress competition judged at 2pm. Phone: 01629 533870 Web: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/countryside Price: Children £3, adult FREE accompanying a child. Parking charges apply

Tuesday 22nd October, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Florence Nightingale Talk Memorial Hall, Chellaston Lane, Aston-on-Trent, DE72 2DD Join Aston on Trent Local History Group for a talk on Florence Nightingale by Danny Wells. Web: www.astonontrenthistory.org.uk Price: £1.50, under 18’s free

Meet at Planters Garden Centre, Bretby, DE15 0UA A four mile walk of natural history interest visiting Bretby Village, Bretby Hall and Hoofies Wood. Lunch and afternoon tea can be purchased at the garden centre if you wish. Contact: Environmental Education Department Phone: 01283 535039 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk/education Price: £2 per person

Friday 25th October, 7.30pm

Ticknall Preservation and Historical Society Talk Ticknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, Ticknall, DE73 7JU Includes refreshments. Phone: 01530 810266 Email: hillcoleorton@yahoo.co.uk Web: www.ticknall.org.uk Price: Non members £2, members £1. Includes refreshments

Saturday 26th October, 11am

Pumpkin Walk at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX Enjoy a family afternoon two mile walk around Rosliston Forestry Centre, followed by a bowl of hearty soup in a local village pub. Fancy dress welcome! Meet in the main foyer. Part of the Get Active in the Forest programme. Contact: Get Active in the Forest Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £3.50 per person

Saturday 26th October, 11.30am - 2.30pm

Halloween Clay Fun Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Make your own scary pumpkin then come back next week to paint it on 30th October! Phone: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

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Sunday 27th October - Sunday 10th November

Saturday 26th October, 7.30pm

‘Ultimate Elton’ Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street, DE73 8GF Elt-Fest, featuring the greatest hits of Sir Elton John. Some tributes look like their idol, some sound like them. Paul Bacon as Elton does both. Licensed bar until midnight. Phone: 01332 863522 Email: info@melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Web: www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk Price: £6

‘Bright and Breezy Flowers’ Exhibition Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby, DE73 7HW By Kay Elliott. Phone: 01332 865995 Email: gillwatson@ingleby-gallery.co.uk Web: www.ingleby-gallery.co.uk

Monday 28th October, 7.30pm

Saturday 26th October, 8pm ‘til late

Halloween Ghost Hunt Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG With Ian Griffiths and Sam Somers. Organised by Freedom Therapy Room. Please book early as space is limited. Phone: 07985 421334 Email: annehuckerby@fsmail.net Web: www.freedomtherapyroom.co.uk Price: £20 per person

‘Flying the City of Bass’ Talk Findern Parish Rooms, Lower Green, Findern, DE65 6AD Join South Derbyshire Badger Group for a terrific display of heritage photographs and a talk by Richard Farman on Flying at the City Bass (c1910). Includes refreshments. Contact: Stephen Grimley Phone: 07754 094177 Email: info@southderbyshirebadgergroup.co.uk Web: www.southderbyshirebadgergroup.co.uk Price: Visitors £2

free

Tuesday 29th October, 2pm Sunday 27th October, 11am - 4pm

Calke Fine Food Fair Calke Abbey, Ticknall, DE73 7LE Celebrate local food that’s grown, raised, baked or caught within a 30 mile radius. Lots of stalls with meat, bread, pies, chocolates, vegetables and local brews! Enjoy cooking demonstrations and tastings by the Calke chefs. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke Price: Admission charges apply

Nature’s Harvest Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, DE12 8JX Take a walk around the Centre looking out for fruit, nuts and berries. Another chance to look for signs of seasonal change and contribute to nature’s calendar. Contact: Environmental Education Team Phone: 01283 535039 Email: rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Price: £2

Wednesday 30th October, 9am - 4.30pm

NGS Open Garden - Bluebell Arboretum See page 6 for further details.

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


Wednesday 30th October, 11.30am - 2.30pm

Thursday 31st October, 11am - 3.30pm

Junk Monster’s

Pumpkin Party at Calke Abbey

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG Make your own scary monster from recycled materials! Come back and decorate your clay pumpkin from last week’s activity! Phone: 01283 222600 Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Web: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

free

Wednesday 30th October, 12.30pm

Guided Tour of Sharpe’s Pottery Museum See page 21 for further details.

free

Wednesday 30th October, 1pm - 3pm

Fun on the Green Findern Village Green, DE65 6AD Join members of Findern Footpaths Group and Derbyshire County Council’s Countryside Service for seasonal family activities on the Green. Phone: 01773 719961 Web: www.findernfootpathsgroup.org Price: Small charges may apply for certain activities

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Ticknall, DE73 7LE Buy a pumpkin or bring your own. Decorate it in your own style and add it to our fabulous display. Normal admission charges apply. Phone: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke

Thursday 31st October, 6pm, 7.15pm, 8.30pm and 9.45pm

The Halloween Hansel and Gretel Walk at Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX Join Ting Tang Theatre as they tell this famously spooky story around the forestry centre. Children will be perfectly safe … so long as they stick to the path. Beware of bread eating birds .. oh and old witches too! Themed activities and games. Contact: Swadlincote TIC Phone: 01283 222848 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk/theglade Price: Adult £6, child £4.

Thursday 31st October, 9am - 3pm

Swadlincote Farmers’ and Producers’ Market The Delph Market Square, Swadlincote, DE11 0AG Award winning market; offering delicious, local fresh produce that’s been grown, raised, made, brewed, pickled, bottled, baked or caught within 35 miles of The National Forest. Entertainment includes bouncy castle, face painter, music and children’s competition. Contact: Swadlincote TIC Phone: 01283 222848 Email: simon.wardle@virgin.net

free

If you would like your event included in What’s On Winter 2013 - November, December, January, February 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 Aston on Trent Well Dressers, Christopher Beech, Chris Brown, Louise Galdes, Ian Hey, Charlie James, Rachel White, Kevin Mason, Melbourne Festival, Mercia Marina, National Market Traders Federation - Making Markets Matter, James Woodcock/ National Trust-Calke Abbey Compiled and published by Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre June 2013. Obtaining alternative versions of this document lf you would like this document in another language,or if you require the services of an interpreter, please contact us. This information is also available in large print, Braille or audio format upon request. Phone 01283 595795 E-mail: customer.services@south-derbys. gov.uk


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Wednesday 12th July, 7.30pm

JOKING APART

Ayckbourn’s hilarious and touching look at domestic bliss – or lack of – in this painfully funny play.

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

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

Saturday 31st August, 2pm

GLADEFEST

This second festival has an acoustic and main stage to bring together the best of local bands.

Saturday 7th September, 7pm

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

Thursday 31st October, 6pm, 7.15pm, 8.30pm and 9.45pm

THE HANSEL AND GRETEL HALLOWEEN WALK

Join TingTang Theatre as they tell this famously spooky story around the forestry centre.

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

Part P art o off T The he N National ational Fo Forest

Tickets available from Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre

Tel: 01283 222848


Whats on summer 2013