Belper  Celebration

 “What`s on in Belper”

What`s on in Belper in February

Just a few of the things happening in and around Belper

  FEBRUARY 2018





Monday  19th


Strutt’s North Mill Museum. Belper.

Do you know Belper has its very own Museum in a Grade I listed building with World Heritage

status?

Based in Strutt’s North Mill, originally built in 1776 and re-built in 1804, the Museum tells

the story of the Strutt family, and how Jedediah Strutt introduced cotton spinning to the Derwent

Valley.

At Half Term we will be opening our doors to children, when they can drop in (with an

adult) and experience what it was like to be a child in Victorian times.

They will have the opportunity to take part in activities including dressing up as a Victorian child,

playing Victorian games, making a peg doll, constructing an osier (willow) bird feeder, having a go

at a simple form of spinning and becoming a young archivist.

Our “Half Term Happening”  will take place Monday - Wednesday Feb 19th, 20th and 21st

February.  Drop in anytime between 10.30 - 3pm.  £2.50 per child, accompanying adult free.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.  

Head North out of Belper to the Triangle, turn left at the lights and right into the second car

park nearest to the river bridge.

Strutts North Mill Museum Belper. – www.belpernorthmill.org – Tel 01773 880474


Rhiannon Rae at the King William IV, Milford

Monday  Feb at 9.00 pm

The King William IV, The Bridge, Milford, Belper.

An evening of singing and dancing to Rock 'n' Roll, '50's, '60's, '70's and Country music



Belper’s Wartime Secret Walk

This circular walk looks at Belper's little-known wartime secrets. During the Second World War, Belper played a key role in the Allied victory. However, as those "in the know" never really talked about what they were doing, many people today have no idea of just how important a place it was. Even many of those living in the town at the time have no idea of what was happening right under their noses. This walk tells the story of the secret wartime work that took place in Belper and visits the sites involved.

Distance: 3.5 miles. Duration: 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: Shortlands Car Park, Chesterfield Road (opposite St Peter's Church),

Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1FB. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_secret.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.

Fitness League meet  Mondays at the Whitemoor Centre, John O`Gaunts Way, Belper. –  7.15 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

 for ages 18 - 85 – For more information contact Pamela Dexter on 01332 513141 or Email pam@uptherams.co.uk


Learn KickBoxing at Belper Leisure Centre, Every Monday 8.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.  

Contact Neil Fletcher on 0781415737 or go to www.ambervalleykickboxing.co.uk


Mondays – PILATES WITH A TWIST - Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper  - 6.30 - 7.30pm

Please contact Becky on 07970 022101 if you're interested – www.movementwiththought.co.uk


Belper Town Ladies Coaching sessions for girls aged from 8 to12 take place from 6.15pm to 7.15pm whilst sessions for girls aged from 13 to16 operate from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. If you have any girls in your family circle or those of your friends who may be interested in playing football, they should contact Debbie Knox in the first instance on 07507 585134.


Rough Truffles Choir meet at the Queens Head, Chesterfield Road, Belper. From 8.15 – 10.00pm


Fleet Indoor Bowls at Belper Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper. — 7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

For more information ring Annette Carter on 01773 824945 – All Welcome


The Dalesmen Male Voice Choir practice at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper.

In the Conference  Suite – 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. All welcome please come and join us.


Mission Studios meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 108 – 6.30 p.m. / 9.00 p.m.


Shape Fitness meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 105  – 7.30pm – 8.30pm


Mindful Yoga meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 105  – 6.15pm – 7.15pm


Karate Ronin Budo meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Gym  – 7.00pm – 9.00pm


Yoshinkan Aikido Martial Arts at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 103 – 7.30 p.m. / 9.00 p.m.


Belper Players meet  at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 20 – 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.


St John Ambulance  meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 19 – 6.30pm – 8.00pm


Captive Audience Theatre Group meet  at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 17 – 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.


Twistin Tots music and movement for toddlers and pre-schoolers, and babys 0-4

in the Community Hall, Bridge Street, Belper. 9.45am - 11.45am and 2.00pm to 3.00pm -- ring 07977 578359 for price


Derwent JU- JITSU Academy at Belper Leisure Centre on Monday`s 5.30pm – 6.45pm

Juniors(7+) Seniors(16+) – For further information, contact John Boden on 01773 825562 / 07794 450 088

Email:- jb.derwentjujitsu@live.co.uk


Jog Belper  Intermediates  @ Belper Leisure Centre Cost: £1 per session – Every Monday from 19:00 until 20:00.  

Open to anyone who has been on a beginners course or with a good standard of jogging

Belper Leisure Centre John O'Gaunts Way Belper DE56 0DA

Contact : Matt Parr – Phone: 01773 825285 - Email: matt.parr@belperleisurecentre.co.uk - Website: View Website


Rhyme Time –  Every Monday at Belper Library – 2.00 - 2.30pm

Belper Library Bridge Street, Belper. DE56 1BA – ring 01629 533192 for info


Tuesday  20th


Ambergate WI Monthly Meeting at Ambergate Methodist Chapel

On Tue 20th  February 2018

Ambergate WI meet the third Tuesday of the month at the Methodist Chapel, Devonshire Street,

We start promptly at 7.30 and a friendly welcome is guaranteed.

Contact Wendy Hardy 07800 987 497

Ambergate Methodist Chapel, Devonshire Street, Ambergate, Derbyshire. DE56 2GJ


ACOUSTIC NIGHT at Arkwright`s Bar Campbell Street, Belper.

Tuesday`s from 8..30pm

Hosted by Joe Ash

All Welcome



Belper Folk Club  ( Singer Night ) at the Old King Head Days Lane, Belper.

From 8.30 p.m. till 11.00 p.m.  -- All Welcome

Chevin Singers meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 10 – 10.00 a.m. / 12.00 p.m.


Belper Boxfit meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Gym – 6.30 p.m. / 7.30 p.m.


Warriors within Martial Arts meet the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – 7.30 p.m. 8.30 p.m. Room 16


Mindful Yoga meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 105  – 11.00am – 12.00 noon


Kaths Dru Yoga meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 19  – 5.30pm – 7.30pm


Strutts Bridge Group meet the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 19 - 10.00 a.m. 12.00 noon


Belper Poetry Circle meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Headmasters Office  – 2.00pm – 4.00pm


Kim Hunt – DOG TRAINING at the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – 7.00 p.m. 9.00 p.m. Room 10


Eva Yoga meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 17  – 8.00pm – 9.00pm


Captive Audience Theatre Group meet  at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 20 – 6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.


Twistin Tots music and movement for toddlers and pre-schoolers, and babys 0-4

in the Community Hall, Bridge Street, Belper. 9.45am - 11.30am -- ring 07977 578359 for price

2- hour Music and Play Sessions, – no need to book, just turn up


Slimming World Group meet  at  the Belper Community Hall

Bridge Street,(rear of Library) Belper, DE56 1AX

Tuesdays 5:00pm and 7:00pm – Your Consultant's name is Jodie – Telephone 07854 908358


BelCanto Male Voice Chorus

We rehearse each Tuesday evening 7.45pm to 9.45pm

in Belper Baptist Church, Bridge Street, Belper [on the Derby to Ambergate (A6) Road]

Why not come and join us and give it a go ?


WEIGHTWATCHERS – Meet Tuesday morning 10.00am

Masonic Hall, Campbell Street, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1AP


WEIGHTWATCHERS – Meet Tuesday evening 5.30pm

Whitemoor Centre, 100 John O'Gaunts Way, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0DB


Makeney Morris – Young Mixed Group meet at Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper.

Tuesdays from 8.00pm – 10.00pm – Contact Oli Matthhews on 07970 704022 for information


Your local ROCK CHOIR – 7.30 till 9.00 pm – come and join us

Ecclesbourne School Wirksworth Road, Duffield, DE56 4GS



Wednesday 21st







Belper Musical Theatre`s next production is SISTER ACT

Belper Community Theatre Week: 21st - 24th Feb '18 - book online through www.belpermusicaltheatre.co.uk OR from Jan on the phone 01773 856190.

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/bmt








February Half Term Children's Art Workshop

Wednesday Feb 21st at 10.00 am

Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet,  Belper.

Unicorns, Centaurs and Griffins .... with Tan Draig

Come along and make your own fantasy/mythical beast . . . .

using simple sculpture techniques we will make a creature for you to take home . . . .

Fleet Arts is a Derbyshire based arts organisation, with charitable status, which can help

local groups and agencies to develop arts and music projects.

http://www.fleet-arts.org







Belper’s Lost Industries Walk

This circular walk around Belper looks at the various lost industries of the world's first cotton mill town. It begins with the cotton mills built by the Strutt family at the very beginning of the Industrial Revolution, with a slight diversion to include the picturesque weir on the river, followed by a look at the houses the family built for their workers. From there, the walk looks at the nail-making industry that pre-dated the arrival of the cotton mills, plus the other industries which once provided employment for the town, including hosiery, confectionery, chemicals and engineering.

Distance: 2.8 miles. Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: The Triangle (junction of A6 Bridge Street and A517 Bridgefoot),

Belper, Derbyshire. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_industries.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Social night for adults with additional needs at Hacketts, King Street Belper from 7pm, free admission. Bar, disco, karaoke, raffle, theme nights. These are on the third Wed of each month, For more info contact Elaine 07527364947.


CRAFT CLUB

Every Wednesday from 7.00pm till 9.00pm. £5 inc refreshments – no need to book,

just turn up – Bring your own projects, learn a new craft each week, come along with your friends,

Monthly Knit Night and visiting artist workshops?

CREARTII Art Studio 17 Green Lane, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1BY

Telephone: 07881 653117 or E-mail: enquiries@creartii.co.uk

See website www.creartii.co.uk for information


Belper Sub-Aqua Club meet every Wednesday evening at the Belper Leisure Centre

for swimming and diver training, and then afterwards in the Greyhound Pub on Whitemoor Lane.


Belper Walking for Health Group meet at Babington Hospital Clinic, Derby Road, Belper. – Every Wednesday outside the clinic at 10.00am – for free short walks – contact Sue Foster (PLC) 01773 525076


FOLK FRIENDZY DANCE GROUP meet at the Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper

Wednesday`s at 7.00pm – 9.00pm – Contact Steve Platt on 01773 743741 for information


Belper Over 50s Activity Morning

A Bowls and Table Tennis session designed especially for the over 50's in a relaxed and friendly environment.

A fun way to keep fit and meet new friends, No need to book, just come along

Every Wednesday Morning 10am - 11.30am at Belper Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper.


Strutts Stitchers meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 106 – 7.00 p.m. / 9.00 p.m.


Mission Studios meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 108 – 6.30 p.m. / 9.00 p.m.


Belper  Writers Group meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Headmasters Office  – 7.30pm – 9.30pm


Belper  Musical Theatre meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 107  – 7.30pm – 10.00pm


Belper Model Railway Group meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 103  – 7.00pm – 10.00pm


Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan Group meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 105 – 10.30am – 11.30am


Kim Hunt – DOG TRAINING at the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – 7.00 p.m. 9.00 p.m. Room 10


Krav Maga Derbyshire meet at the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 16 – 4.15pm – 5.15pm


Follk Friendzy meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 17 – 6.30pm – 9.30pm


St John Ambulance  meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 19 – 6.30pm – 8.30pm


A chair-based exercise class with standing balance work aimed at helping older people to remain steadier on their feet.  

The class is every Wednesday 1.30 – 2.30 in Room 10 at the Strutts Centre.

The cost is £3.30 per session. – For more information contact Emma on 07554 858161

Come and join Belper Woman`s Group on Wednesday mornings at the Belper Adult Community Education Centre

Holbrook Road, Belper. – Starts at 10.00 a.m. – New Member Welcome – Call Marie on 01773 824406 for information

Come for a chat and to meet some new people in your area! – with Talks, Demonstrations and Outings


Slimming World Group meet  at  the Whitemoor Centre

Whitemoor Centre, John O'Gaunts Way, Belper, DE56 0DB

Wednesdays  9.15 am / 5:30pm and 7:30pm – Your Consultant's name is Tracy – Telephone 07730 667218


Back to Netball for Belper ladies at Belper Leisure Centre on Wed  from 8.00pm To 9.00pm

Ladies in Belper and the surrounding area are being invited to take a trip down memory lane with 'Back to Netball' sessions at Belper Leisure Centre. John O'Gaunts Way, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 ODA

For more information, get in touch with Beth on 07584904519 or beth@villagegames.org.uk

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/VillageGamesAmberValley


Pilates at Belper Leisure Centre John O'Gaunts Way, Belper. DE56 0DA – Cost:£4.30

This all over body workout concentrates on strengthening the core postural muscles which keep the body balanced and provide essential support for the spine. The exercises will teach awareness of breathing, alignment of the spine and will strengthen the deep torso muscles. Every Wednesday from 8.00 until 9.00.pm – Belper Leisure Centre Phone:01773 825285 - Contact Email:- info@belperleisurecentre.co.uk


Spin Fit @ The Fit Pit - Fitness Class Cost: £4 per session or free to members

The Fit Pit, East Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 2UA

A calorie burning, heart pumping, leg pedalling class.

Every Wednesday from 18:00 until 18:45.

Contact John Stone on 01773 821676 or Email: fitpit@btconnect.com


Belper Leisure Centre Phone:01773 825285 - Contact Email:- info@belperleisurecentre.co.uk








Thursday  22nd


CAP Life Skills Course - Run by Hope for Belper

On Thursday Feb 22 2018 Starts at 10:30 am

The venue is the Early Years Fun Centre, Alder Road, Parks Estate, Belper DE56 1LP

CAP Life Skills Course

CAP (Christian's Against Poverty) Life Skills is a free course for people who are on a low income and who want to pick up some tips on how to live well on a budget. The course started on the 18th January and then runs every Thursday for 8 weeks. At the end of each session there is a free lunch. We finish at 1pm.

Run in a small, friendly group , we look at how to lift the pressures on spending, how to make a budget (and stick to it), how to cook healthy, cheap meals, how to live life to the full. This course is open to anyone of any faith or none. You do need to book and you can do this by ringing or texting Jenny Lesley on 07752074737 or by emailing jennylesley@caplifeskills.org.


CHAIR BINGO  Live at the Royal British Legion Club Strutt Street, Belper. – Starts 7.30pm


Thursday 22 & Friday 23 February 11am to 3.30pm Half Term Opening

and Tours at Strutt’s North Mill Admission: £5, under 16s free (no need to book).

Details at www.belpernorthmill.org.


The Other Half. Belper

Thursday Feb 22 2018 at 8:00 pm

Venue Belper Rugby Club, Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire

THE OTHER HALF by Mark Billingham and My Darling Clementine

An original story, inspired and soundtracked by the music of My Darling Clementine.

Pain, loss, violence. The lifeblood of crime fiction, but also the dark seam that runs through the very best country music. In this unique collaboration between bestselling crime-writer Mark Billingham and acclaimed country artists My Darling Clementine (Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish), song and story come together in a powerful and moving show exploring the everyday tragedies of ordinary people falling in and out of love. In a Memphis diner, three couples tell their very different stories. The bliss and the heartbreak; desire, death and domestic horror. That long and difficult search for the other half… Box Office: 07743 957 017


OPEN MIC NIGHT at the Queens Head Chesterfield Road, Belper.

Starts 8.30pm – Free Entrance - Anything Goes. – On the last Thursday of each month


Royal British Legion Women`s Section – COFFEE MORNING & Raffle / Stall -- Starts 10.00 a.m.


Psychic Supper – Thursday Feb 22 2018 at 6.30 pm

Makeney Hall Hotel, Makeney Road, Milford, Belper.

Enjoy a set two course meal and readings from the wonderful Eileen Proctor. Located in our stunning Lavinia's Suite.

Arrival at 18.30, dinner served at 19.00, finishing around 10.30pm.

£23.00 Per Person - Call 0330 390 0492 or email events.makeney@shlhotels.com to book your tickets today!


Rethink Mental Illness – For mental health drop-in sessions

at the Community Cottage, 16 Chapel Street, Belper,

Derbyshire DE56 1AR - The sessions are 1pm until 3pm on a Thursday For information or to book an appointment ring Claire Penny Group Development Worker (South Derbyshire) on 07484 901522


Thursday Bridge meet at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 19 – 10.00 a.m. / 12.00 noon


Belper Boxfit meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Gym – 6.30 p.m. / 7.30 p.m.


Yoshinkan Aikido Martial Arts at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 103 – 7.30 p.m. / 9.00 p.m.


Oakwood Yoga meet at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 105 – 10.00 a.m. / 11.30 a.m.


Belper Players meet  at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 20 – 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.


Belper Art Group meet  at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 109 – 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.


Krav Maga Derbyshire meet  at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 105 – 7.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.


Jorvik Vikings meet  at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 107 – 7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.


Captive Audience Theatre Group meet  at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 17 – 8.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.


Jelly Roles Pre-school drama at Belper Rugby Club on Thursday`s from 1.30 pm To 2..15pm

– For Age: 18mth to 4 – from: £4.00

Are you looking for a fun and creative new activity for you and your child? Then look no further!

Jelly Roles is a drama-based story-telling adventure class designed to inspire imagination and allow confidence to blossom! Throughout the 45 minute sessions we role-play, sing songs, dance, play drama games all around a story theme - and have lots of fun! Pre-school Drama class at Belper Rugby Club - loads of free parking! Strutts Playing Field, Derby Road, Belper. Derbyshire. DE56 1UU

Contact Suzy Hill on 01773 880479 or Email: info@jellyroles.co.uk – website :- www.jellyroles.co.uk

BOOTICAMP BABES FITNESS CLASS at the Whitemoor Centre 100 John O`Gaunts Way, Belper.

At 6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. — Contact Sarah on 07816869626 for info – see www.booticampbabes.co.uk


Belper TOY LIBRARY The Bungalow, Brooksite Bungalow, Off John O'Gaunts Way, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1RZ  – The Toy Library runs weekly Play Session" suitable for babies - Pre-Schoolers here people can chat and have a coffee. Opening Weekly 1.30pm - 4.00pm on Thursdays – Contact Ann-Marie McMillan (belper@toylibraries.org)Telephone: 07528-165120  /  0845 0093019 for information


STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP & CRAFT STUDIO – Classes held every Thursday / Friday

Introduction to Stained Glass Making at the Craft Studio 8 Market Place, The Courtyard Belper Derbyshire. DE56 1FZ

Treat yourself to a relaxed & rewarding experience in making real Stained Glass light catchers using copper foil technique. No experience necessary. Classes are a maximum of 6 people. Booking essential. Parties Welcome

Ring Jo Cuffley on 07714 125849 or email jcstainedglass2@gmail.com for information  


 Art Group at  St. Swithun's Thursday mornings 10:00 - 12:00 noon


The Ignite Choir meet at the Fleet Arts The Fleet, Belper.

Women’s four-part harmony a cappella chorus

Thursdays 7.30 – 10.00pm

Contact is Ellie Reynolds on 07713 730987


Volleyball Belper — Every Thursday from 19:00 until 20:00.  – Next Session at 19:00. at Belper Leisure Centre

A senior/adult volleyball session in the main sports hall. It will be a mix of a little coaching/practising then a few games.If you fancying joining feel free to head down.


Yoga @ The Fit Pit – The Fit Pit, East Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire

£4 per session or free to members, Relax, unwind and lossen tight muscles.

Every Thursday from 10.00 until 11.00am. – Contact John Stone on 01773 821676 - email:- fitpit@btconnect.com


Zumba @ The Fit Pit – The Fit Pit, East Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire

£4 per session or free to members, Relax, unwind and lossen tight muscles.

Every Thursday from 7.00 until 7.45pm. – Contact John Stone on 01773 821676 - email:- fitpit@btconnect.com


Friday 23rd


Belper’s Wartime Secret Walk

This circular walk looks at Belper's little-known wartime secrets. During the Second World War, Belper played a key role in the Allied victory. However, as those "in the know" never really talked about what they were doing, many people today have no idea of just how important a place it was. Even many of those living in the town at the time have no idea of what was happening right under their noses. This walk tells the story of the secret wartime work that took place in Belper and visits the sites involved.

Distance: 3.5 miles. Duration: 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: Shortlands Car Park, Chesterfield Road (opposite St Peter's Church),

Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1FB. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_secret.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Coffee Morning in the Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, Belper. -- 10.00 a.m. -- 12 noon


Slimming World Group meet  at Belper Town Football Club

Belper Town Football Club, Christchurch Meadow, Belper, DE56 1BA

Fridays 9:15am and 11:15am

Your Consultant's name is Hollie – Telephone 07525 688585


Pilates every Friday 12.45pm – 1.45pm at Belper Leisure Centre

This all over body workout concentrates on strengthening the core postural muscles which keep the body balanced and provide essential support for the spine.

Phone:01773 825285 - Contact Email:- info@belperleisurecentre.co.uk


STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP & CRAFT STUDIO – Classes held every Thursday / Friday

Introduction to Stained Glass Making at the Craft Studio 8 Market Place, The Courtyard Belper Derbyshire. DE56 1FZ

Treat yourself to a relaxed & rewarding experience in making real Stained Glass light catchers using copper foil technique. No experience necessary. Classes are a maximum of 6 people. Booking essential. Parties Welcome

Ring Jo Cuffley on 07714 125849 or email jcstainedglass2@gmail.com for information  


Mission Studios meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 108 – 6.30 p.m. / 7.30 p.m.


Saturday 24th


BELPER HOCKEY CLUB  Ladies 2nd XI   v  Stone Ladies 1st - H - Starts 11.30am – MRHAWL League


BELPER HOCKEY CLUB  MENS 2nd   v   LITCHFIELD - H - Starts 1.00pm – MRHA League


Baby and Children's Market - Belper

Saturday Feb 24 2018 at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm – At Belper Leisure Centre, Belper.

Baby and Children's Market - Belper

35 stalls of excellent quality nearly new and new baby & children's items from birth to six years all under one roof! Great brands selling at bargain prices! On sale? Mums & Dads selling lots of excellent quality TOYS, books, clothes, pushchairs, kids DVD's, walkers, stair gates, play mats, nursery furniture, bed linen, outdoor toys, high chairs, car seats and so much more!

SHOP WITH US AND SAVE A FORTUNE!

Preloved stalls £12 – Handmade stalls 20 – Business £25

Have loads of unwanted gently used children's items taking up space in your house? If so, well why not BOOK A STALL and make some cash to put toward your other family needs. Stall holder make 100% profit on the day and selling is simple!

Entry Adults £1 kids free

Contact Ruth on ruth@babyandchildrensmarket.co.uk


Saturday 24 February 10am to 1pm Green Exchange & Transition Belper Café at No.28 Market Place Café

with a chance to find out more about Transition Belper. Free entry.


 Live music act at the Royal British Legion Club Strutt Street, Belper.


DJ 'Johnny Too Bad': All-Vinyl 'SOUL NIGHT' at The RAILWAY

Saturday Feb 24 at 8.00 pm

The Railway Hotel Belper, 25 King Street, Belper.

A night of Northern Soul, Motown, R&B, Philly, Soul Classics and Rare Grooves to make you move!


The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican

Saturday Feb 24 2018 at 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

George and Dragon, Bridge Street, Belper.

Yorkshire's hardest-working, award-winning, tanktop-wearing, comedy band are coming to perform at the George.

"The best thing to come out of Barnsley since the A61 to Sheffield" Jarvis Cocker, Pulp

Hailing from Barnsley Rock City in t'North The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican are on a mission! Determined to follow in their father’s immortal footsteps and keep his legacy alive, they have a talent for Bar-Stewardizing other famous people’s songs with new comedy lyrics, on acoustic geetar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, accordion, keyboards and ukulele.

"Loved The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican. Great fun"

Jason Manford, comedian


Shining cliff Woods & Family Tree

Saturday Feb 24 2018 at 10:00 am  – Venue Holly Lane, Ambergate, Derbyshire.,

Join us for a 5.5 approx mile walk around the woods, with muddy paths,

and slight inclines at various points..

Meet: Holly Lane just off the A6 Ambergate.

Park: Holly Lane, immediately on your left after crossing over the bridge over the River Derwent. Starting the walk at 'the Birches' (on the map)

Aim to get there for 09.45am – Snack: Family Tree-Vegan options available


Disability Football Sessions by Belper Town Football Club

Do you know someone with a disability who would like to take part in our disability football coaching sessions?

If they aged between 6 and 16, just ask them to pop along to our Saturday morning coaching sessions at Belper Leisure Centre.The first four sessions are free, then it is just £3.00 per session.

Sessions take place every Saturday between 9.00 am and 10.00 am and are run by our fully qualified disability football coaches. – For more information ring David Laughlin on 07768 010604 or just turn up


‘Folk Friendzy Dance Group for young people aged 4 -19years. Practices every Saturday morning 9.00-12.30

At Belper Community Hall (behind the Library)Bridge St, Belper. `New Dancers always welcome.’


Heage Windmillers meet at the Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper Saturday`s at 9.00am – 12.00noon

– Contact is Steve Woodward on 07908 199231 - Email steve@woodwardmail.co.uk


Pilates every Saturday 9.30am – 10.30am at Belper Leisure Centre

This all over body workout concentrates on strengthening the core postural muscles which keep the body balanced and provide essential support for the spine.

Phone:01773 825285 - Contact Email:- info@belperleisurecentre.co.uk


Sunday  25th


Easy Thomas@The Lion Hotel | Belper

Sunday, February 25th 2018 –  7.00pm

The Lion Hotel 24 Bridge Street, Belper. DE56 1AX



Plus Minus +- at theSunshine club,

Milford Social club 25th Feb 4pm

Sunday Feb 25 2018 at 4.00 pm

Milford Social Club, 5 Chevin Road, Milford.


Walking Football – Sundays 11:00am - 12:00pm – £3 per session at Belper Leisure Centre

Walking football has developed at a fast pace throughout 2014 following the Barclays advert and there are now a number of sessions across the UK – Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn for comfortable play. Refreshments will be available after a session, but please bring a drink with you for the game.  

Phone:01773 825285 - Contact Email:- info@belperleisurecentre.co.uk


Family friendly open mic evening in the Arkwright Suite at The Lion Hotel every Sunday from 6 - 9pm with a special guest host each session. Enjoy the last few hours of the weekend in the company of open minds through open mic.

Play 3 songs and get a delicious freshly baked pizza FREE!

Once Michael the stage light is switched on the mic is then open for original live music, classic acoustic covers, poetry, spoken word and stories. All talent welcome.

If you have something to share please come along and join our Sunday Late Club - a thriving community open mic night with a warm welcoming atmosphere.


EVERY SUNDAY  – LIVE MUSIC 4 - 7pm –  Arkwright's Bar on Campbell Street, Belper,

Every Sunday will bring something different. The first and third Sunday's is Campbell Street Sunday Session

with a variety of Belper's best talent handpicked especially for Arkwright's. The second and forth Sunday will bring a different act each week to add even MORE variety to your Sunday afternoons.  


Monday  26th


Meditation Classes –  called "Creating Your Own Inner peace"

Mondays 1:30 pm -2:45 pm – Cost £6 per class

Everyone is welcome including beginners to meditation. – No need to book

Venue : Old School House, Chapel Street, Belper DE56 1AR

For further information contact Heart Jewel Centre on 01629 581585 or heartjewelcentre@gmail.com // www.heartjewel.org.uk


Chatterbox Club

A fun and exciting social group for adults with a learning disability

The club is held every Monday 10am-12 (except bank holidays)

Address The Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. Derbyshire. DE56 1UU

Cost £3.50 (drinks available at a charge)

Email address- debbie.parker@positivehorizons.co.uk Phone 07898984636

Facebook – CHATTERBOX  @chatterboxbelper


Fitness League meet  Mondays at the Whitemoor Centre, John O`Gaunts Way, Belper. –  7.15 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

 for ages 18 - 85 – For more information contact Pamela Dexter on 01332 513141 or Email pam@uptherams.co.uk


Learn KickBoxing at Belper Leisure Centre, Every Monday 8.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.  

Contact Neil Fletcher on 0781415737 or go to www.ambervalleykickboxing.co.uk


Mondays – PILATES WITH A TWIST - Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper  - 6.30 - 7.30pm

Please contact Becky on 07970 022101 if you're interested – www.movementwiththought.co.uk


Belper Town Ladies Coaching sessions for girls aged from 8 to12 take place from 6.15pm to 7.15pm whilst sessions for girls aged from 13 to16 operate from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. If you have any girls in your family circle or those of your friends who may be interested in playing football, they should contact Debbie Knox in the first instance on 07507 585134.


Rough Truffles Choir meet at the Queens Head, Chesterfield Road, Belper. From 8.15 – 10.00pm


Fleet Indoor Bowls at Belper Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper. — 7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

For more information ring Annette Carter on 01773 824945 – All Welcome


The Dalesmen Male Voice Choir practice at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper.

In the Conference  Suite – 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. All welcome please come and join us.


Chatterbox meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 10  – 9.30am – 12.30pm


Dynamic Yoga meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 15  – 6.00pm – 8.30pm


Mission Studios meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 108 – 6.30 p.m. / 9.00 p.m.


Shape Fitness meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 105  – 7.30pm – 8.30pm


Mindful Yoga meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 105  – 6.15pm – 7.15pm


Karate Ronin Budo meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Gym  – 7.00pm – 9.00pm


Yoshinkan Aikido Martial Arts at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 103 – 7.30 p.m. / 9.00 p.m.


Belper Players meet  at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 20 – 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.


St John Ambulance  meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 19 – 6.30pm – 8.00pm


Captive Audience Theatre Group meet  at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 17 – 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.


Twistin Tots music and movement for toddlers and pre-schoolers, and babys 0-4

in the Community Hall, Bridge Street, Belper. 9.45am - 11.45am and 2.00pm to 3.00pm -- ring 07977 578359 for price


Derwent JU- JITSU Academy at Belper Leisure Centre on Monday`s 5.30pm – 6.45pm

Juniors(7+) Seniors(16+) – For further information, contact John Boden on 01773 825562 / 07794 450 088

Email:- jb.derwentjujitsu@live.co.uk


Jog Belper  Intermediates  @ Belper Leisure Centre Cost: £1 per session – Every Monday from 19:00 until 20:00.  

Open to anyone who has been on a beginners course or with a good standard of jogging

Belper Leisure Centre John O'Gaunts Way Belper DE56 0DA

Contact : Matt Parr – Phone: 01773 825285 - Email: matt.parr@belperleisurecentre.co.uk - Website: View Website


Rhyme Time –  Every Monday at Belper Library – 2.00 - 2.30pm

Belper Library Bridge Street, Belper. DE56 1BA – ring 01629 533192 for info


Tuesday  27th


Belper Town Council meeting Tuesday 27th February

In St John`s Chapel, The Butts, Belper.

Starts 7.00pm – members of the public welcome to attend.


Belper’s Wartime Secret Walk

This circular walk looks at Belper's little-known wartime secrets. During the Second World War, Belper played a key role in the Allied victory. However, as those "in the know" never really talked about what they were doing, many people today have no idea of just how important a place it was. Even many of those living in the town at the time have no idea of what was happening right under their noses. This walk tells the story of the secret wartime work that took place in Belper and visits the sites involved.

Distance: 3.5 miles. Duration: 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: Shortlands Car Park, Chesterfield Road (opposite St Peter's Church),

Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1FB. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_secret.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


ACOUSTIC NIGHT at Arkwright`s Bar Campbell Street, Belper.

Tuesday`s from 8..30pm

Hosted by Joe Ash

All Welcome



Belper Folk Club  ( Singer Night ) at the Old King Head Days Lane, Belper.

From 8.30 p.m. till 11.00 p.m.  -- All Welcome

Chevin Singers meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 10 – 10.00 a.m. / 12.00 p.m.


Belper Boxfit meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Gym – 6.30 p.m. / 7.30 p.m.


Warriors within Martial Arts meet the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – 7.30 p.m. 8.30 p.m. Room 16


Mindful Yoga meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 105  – 11.00am – 12.00 noon


Kaths Dru Yoga meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 19  – 5.30pm – 7.30pm


Strutts Bridge Group meet the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 19 - 10.00 a.m. 12.00 noon


Belper Poetry Circle meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Headmasters Office  – 2.00pm – 4.00pm


Kim Hunt – DOG TRAINING at the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – 7.00 p.m. 9.00 p.m. Room 10


Eva Yoga meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 17  – 8.00pm – 9.00pm


Captive Audience Theatre Group meet  at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 20 – 6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.


Twistin Tots music and movement for toddlers and pre-schoolers, and babys 0-4

in the Community Hall, Bridge Street, Belper. 9.45am - 11.30am -- ring 07977 578359 for price

2- hour Music and Play Sessions, – no need to book, just turn up


Slimming World Group meet  at  the Belper Community Hall

Bridge Street,(rear of Library) Belper, DE56 1AX

Tuesdays 5:00pm and 7:00pm – Your Consultant's name is Jodie – Telephone 07854 908358


BelCanto Male Voice Chorus

We rehearse each Tuesday evening 7.45pm to 9.45pm

in Belper Baptist Church, Bridge Street, Belper [on the Derby to Ambergate (A6) Road]

Why not come and join us and give it a go ?


WEIGHTWATCHERS – Meet Tuesday morning 10.00am

Masonic Hall, Campbell Street, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1AP


WEIGHTWATCHERS – Meet Tuesday evening 5.30pm

Whitemoor Centre, 100 John O'Gaunts Way, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0DB


Makeney Morris – Young Mixed Group meet at Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper.

Tuesdays from 8.00pm – 10.00pm – Contact Oli Matthhews on 07970 704022 for information


Your local ROCK CHOIR – 7.30 till 9.00 pm – come and join us

Ecclesbourne School Wirksworth Road, Duffield, DE56 4GS


Wednesday 28th


Royal British Legion Women`s Section meeting at the Club, Strutt Street, Belper.

Starts at 1.00 p.m. – with speakers – ring 01773 826691 for details


Wedding Open Evening

Wednesday Feb 28 2018 at 6:00 pm

Venue Makeney Hall Hotel, Makeney Road, Milford, Belper.

Join us from 6pm until 8pm on every last Wednesday of each month! Meet with various local wedding suppliers and the wedding team here at Makeney Hall.


CRAFT CLUB

Every Wednesday from 7.00pm till 9.00pm. £5 inc refreshments – no need to book,

just turn up – Bring your own projects, learn a new craft each week, come along with your friends,

Monthly Knit Night and visiting artist workshops?

CREARTII Art Studio 17 Green Lane, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1BY

Telephone: 07881 653117 or E-mail: enquiries@creartii.co.uk

See website www.creartii.co.uk for information


Belper Sub-Aqua Club meet every Wednesday evening at the Belper Leisure Centre

for swimming and diver training, and then afterwards in the Greyhound Pub on Whitemoor Lane.


Belper Walking for Health Group meet at Babington Hospital Clinic, Derby Road, Belper. – Every Wednesday outside the clinic at 10.00am – for free short walks – contact Sue Foster (PLC) 01773 525076


FOLK FRIENDZY DANCE GROUP meet at the Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper

Wednesday`s at 7.00pm – 9.00pm – Contact Steve Platt on 01773 743741 for information


Belper Over 50s Activity Morning

A Bowls and Table Tennis session designed especially for the over 50's in a relaxed and friendly environment.

A fun way to keep fit and meet new friends, No need to book, just come along

Every Wednesday Morning 10am - 11.30am at Belper Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper.


Strutts Stitchers meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 106 – 7.00 p.m. / 9.00 p.m.


Mission Studios meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 108 – 6.30 p.m. / 9.00 p.m.


Belper  Writers Group meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Headmasters Office  – 7.30pm – 9.30pm


Belper  Musical Theatre meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 107  – 7.30pm – 10.00pm


Belper Model Railway Group meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 103  – 7.00pm – 10.00pm


Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan Group meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 105 – 10.30am – 11.30am


Kim Hunt – DOG TRAINING at the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – 7.00 p.m. 9.00 p.m. Room 10


Krav Maga Derbyshire meet at the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 16 – 4.15pm – 5.15pm


Follk Friendzy meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 17 – 6.30pm – 9.30pm


St John Ambulance  meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 19 – 6.30pm – 8.30pm


A chair-based exercise class with standing balance work aimed at helping older people to remain steadier on their feet.  

The class is every Wednesday 1.30 – 2.30 in Room 10 at the Strutts Centre.

The cost is £3.30 per session. – For more information contact Emma on 07554 858161


Come and join Belper Woman`s Group on Wednesday mornings at the Belper Adult Community Education Centre

Holbrook Road, Belper. – Starts at 10.00 a.m. – New Member Welcome – Call Marie on 01773 824406 for information

Come for a chat and to meet some new people in your area! – with Talks, Demonstrations and Outings


Slimming World Group meet  at  the Whitemoor Centre

Whitemoor Centre, John O'Gaunts Way, Belper, DE56 0DB

Wednesdays  9.15 am / 5:30pm and 7:30pm – Your Consultant's name is Tracy – Telephone 07730 667218


Back to Netball for Belper ladies at Belper Leisure Centre on Wed  from 8.00pm To 9.00pm

Ladies in Belper and the surrounding area are being invited to take a trip down memory lane with 'Back to Netball' sessions at Belper Leisure Centre. John O'Gaunts Way, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 ODA

For more information, get in touch with Beth on 07584904519 or beth@villagegames.org.uk

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/VillageGamesAmberValley


Pilates at Belper Leisure Centre John O'Gaunts Way, Belper. DE56 0DA – Cost:£4.30

This all over body workout concentrates on strengthening the core postural muscles which keep the body balanced and provide essential support for the spine. The exercises will teach awareness of breathing, alignment of the spine and will strengthen the deep torso muscles. Every Wednesday from 8.00 until 9.00.pm – Belper Leisure Centre Phone:01773 825285 - Contact Email:- info@belperleisurecentre.co.uk


Spin Fit @ The Fit Pit - Fitness Class Cost: £4 per session or free to members

The Fit Pit, East Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 2UA

A calorie burning, heart pumping, leg pedalling class.

Every Wednesday from 18:00 until 18:45.

Contact John Stone on 01773 821676 or Email: fitpit@btconnect.com


 Belper Leisure Centre Phone:01773 825285 - Contact Email:- info@belperleisurecentre.co.uk





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