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Anne Duggan – live music at Cromford Mill

June 29, 2011

On Sunday 3rd July at Cromford Mill, near Matlock, you can see a live performance from Anne Duggan. Anne will be celebrating womens contribution to music over the years and will be singing a variety of songs from a range of female artists. The performance will take place between 1.00pm […]

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Local Food Produce Day at Cromford Mill

June 10, 2011

On the 11th June between 10:00 – 16:00 farmers, cheese-makers and honey producers will delight your tastebuds with the finest local products. The Local Food Produce Day takes place on the 2nd Saturday each month from June to October (except September when Cromford Mill has a special Apple Tasting event). The Local […]

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Family Safari Walk along the Cromford Canal

June 10, 2011

If you’re visiting the Matlock area on the 12th June why not take a stroll with the Arkwright Society in nearby Cromford. The walk takes place between 10:30 – 12:30 and takes in the Cromford Canal and surrounding area looking at the wildlife and doing some activities on the way. […]

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Lumsdale Valley Walk, Sunday 5th June

June 2, 2011

On the 5th June between 15:00 – 17:30 Julian Burgess will lead a walk through Lumsdale Valley, exploring the ruins of this unique industrial valley site. Lumsdale’s dramatic waterfalls provide a stunning backdrop for what ranks as one of the top five water powered industrial archaeological sites in the UK. […]

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Wild Orchid Theatre “A Yarnful of Tales” at Gothic Wharf, Cromford

May 31, 2011

If you’re looking for things to do in the Matlock area on the afternoon of Saturday 4th June join the Wild Orchid Theatre as it spins yarns woven to delight and entertain. Featuring plays written by regional writers, this afternoon of short plays will be performed script in hand. Performances […]

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Derbyshire Open Arts Festival 2011

May 23, 2011

This year, Spring Bank Holiday weekend is from 28th to 30th May, and for the  sixth year in succession, artists and craftspeople belonging to Derbyshire Open Arts will be showcasing their work across the County with a number of the artists exhibiting based in and around Matlock and Matlock Bath. […]

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Arkwright’s Spinsters at Cromford Mills and Gothic Wharf

May 13, 2011

On Sunday 15th May between 11:00 – 16:00 try your hand at spinning with a drop spindle. If you have your own wheel please bring it along and we will teach you to spin. Demonstrations will take place on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Suitable for all ages. FREE […]

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The Long and Short of Lumsdale Valley 6th May

May 4, 2011

Choose between; a short leisurely walk of 3 miles from 11.30 to 2.00pm including a visit to the Lumsdale Conservation Project, exploring the ruins of this unique industrial valley site or the longer walk of 6.5 miles starting at 10.00 til 2.00pm takes walkers into the Lumsdale Valley through the village of […]

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National Ceramics Week at Cromford Mill

April 28, 2011

A dramatic display of Raku fire earthenware in the Mill Yard at Cromford Mill near Matlock and an exhibition of 7 Artist Makers by ‘Earthworks’ will be on display during National Ceramics Week from 29th April until May 7th. The artists exhibiting are: Josie Walter, Alan Bichall, Carl Gray, sue […]

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Peak Climate Change Festival Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May

April 27, 2011

Hosted by The Arkwright Society at Cromford Mill, Mill Lane, Cromford this is the first launch of the Peak Climate Change Green Festival bringing local relevance to global climate issues. There are a wide range of exciting events to raise awareness of climate change.  Through workshops, talks, stalls, live music […]

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