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    OCTOBER 2017




Sunday  1st


Amber Valley CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival at the Strutts Centre, Belper

From Thu 28th September 2017 To Sun 1st October 2017

Beer & Cider festival with live music

Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1UU

70+ beers, ciders, perries and wines.

For full details of opening times, prices, entertainment etc visit www.ambervalleycamra.org.uk

On A6 just outside Belper town centre, opposite Babington Hospital.

Short walk from railway and bus stations.

Email: festivalchairman@ambervalley.camra.org.uk


Holistic Health & Pilates Open Day

Sunday  Oct 01 2017 starts at 10.00 am  

An amazing day of relaxation! Come and try our Holistic Health Therapies & various Pilates classes...

Belper Life-Fitness & Performance Physiotherapy - Belper Rehab, The Fit Pit Gym, East Mill, Bridge Foot, Belper


Monday  2nd


Milford & Makeney WI meeting Monday 2nd October - Starts 1.30pm – 3.30pm

at Milford Baptist Chapel, Chevin Road, Milford.

Speaker - Sally Mosley, `Potty about the Peak`

We meet the first Monday of each month

Contact is 01773 826923 / 01773825478 for info



Start Meditating at The Old School House, Belper

On Monday 2nd October 2017 – From 1.30pm To 2.45pm

Meditation enables us to improve our piece of mind, increase our happiness, improve our relationships and strengthen our resilience to stress. Learn these benefits in this series of classes These classes, ideal for beginners,include guided meditations, practical instructions and the opportunity to ask questions.

No need to be Buddhist to attend or benefit from these classes.

Everyone is welcome. – Join anytime. No need to book. – £5 per class.

The Old School House, Chapel Street, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1AR

For further information contact Heart Jewel Centre on 01629 581585

Or Email:- heartjewelcentre@gmail.comwww.heartjewel.org.uk


Belper Bicycle Club Night

At The Strutt Club, 5-6 Campbell Street, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1AP

On Monday 2nd October 2017 – From 7.00pm To 9.00pm

Belper Bicycle Club have their monthly club night next Monday. If you're into cycling and would like to join a local club then come on down. All are welcome, regardless of age or ability

Cycling Club Social Night - Strutt Club, Campbell Street, Belper, Derbyshire - Cheap bar and pool.

Club meets upstairs in the Conservative Club

Web site :- https://belperbc.wordpress.com/  – Facebook page:- http://www.facebook.com/BelperBC


Tuesday  3rd


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.


Belper WI meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Congregational Church, on Green Lane in the town, at 7.15pm. New members are always welcome. For more information contact secretary Diane Smiles  on 01773 828586.

TUESDAY AT TEN COFFEE MORNING at St Peter`s Church, Church Lane, Belper. – from 10.00 a.m. - 12 noon With Coffee/Tea - Cake/Biscuits - Chat/Bookswap - on the first Tuesday of each Month  


The Railway. King Street, Belper.  Open Mic Night. " The Fuze Box". Fuzing Musicians together.

Hosted by Markus Headroom. Starts at 8:30  Join a register of musicians for the Derwent valley that will enable like mind musician to chat and come together to form Bands. BECOME A FUZICIAN – Tuesday`s fortnightly


Wednesday  4th


BELPER TOWN FC  ACADEMY  v  WARRINGTON TOWN ACADEMY (H) KO 1.00 pm – League


Belper Historical Society Talk –  at St John's Heritage Centre, Belper

On Wed 6th September 2017 from 7.30pm To 9.30pm  – BHS first Wednesday in Month TALK.

With Doreen Buxton on Cromford and Willersley in the art of the late 18th century

St John's Heritage Centre, The Butts, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1HX

Contact is Pat Marjoram on 01332 880600 - Free car park off St John's Road.


Coffee Break at St. Swithun's Holbrook Road, Belper.

- 1st Wednesday of each month - 10:00 - 12:00 noon – All Welcome


Thursday  5th


Belper & District Organ  Keyboard Club SOCIAL NIGHT in St John`s Chapel, The Butts, Belper.

Starts 7.00 p.m. till 10.00 p.m. — The charge for social evening is £1, including Tea, Coffee & Biscuits.


COFFEE MORNING at Belper Baptist Church Bridge Street, Belper.

Thursday 5th October from 10.00am to 11.30am – All Welcome




Mediation and Metal Wellbeing Classes with the Heart Jewel Centre

Old School House, Chapel Street, Belper DE56 1AR – Thursdays 7.00 – 8.30 pm

Classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. Everyone is welcome. During the classes the teacher will explain how to meditate on various virtuous objects that will make the mind calm and peaceful; and how to use the insights gained to overcome our daily problems.

The class runs for an hour and a half. The teacher for this class is Gen Kelsang Chodor, the resident teacher at Heart Jewel Centre. Classes include 2 guided meditations, short talk and discussion.

The classes are self-contained so you can drop in any week. There is also no need to book.

Please note the centre is a registered charity and class fees cover only the running costs. Neither the teacher nor assistant receive any payment. – £5 per class (full-time students free of charge).

For further information contact Heart Jewel Centre on 01629 581585

Or Email:- heartjewelcentre@gmail.comwww.heartjewel.org.uk


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.


 CAP LIFE SKILLS COURSE

Thursday Oct 05 2017 starts at 10.30 am   - VENUE Belper Early Years Fun, Alder Road, Belper

A free course, in a small friendly group where you can discover the life skills you need to survive on a low income. If you want to stay on top of household bills, see your money go further, eat well on a budget and grow in confidence then CAP Life SKills is for you!

You can come along to the first session as a "taster" before you commit to the whole thing BUT you do need to book onto the first session in advance. To do this you can ring or text Jenny Lesley (CAP Life Skills Manager) on 07753274737 or email jennylesley@caplifeskills.org

Life skills courses are run by Christians Against Poverty through St Peter's Church Belper and Hope for Belper. All our services are available to everyone regardless of religious beliefs.


Milford Social Club, 5 Chevin Road, Milford DE56 OQE. Open Mic Night. " The Fuze Box". Fuzing Musicians together.

Hosted by Markus Headroom. Starts at 8:30  Join a register of musicians for the Derwent valley that will enable like mind musician to chat and come together to form Bands. BECOME A FUZICIAN – Thursday fortnightly


Friday 6th


"A BIT OF AUTUMN CHEER" - a concert in aid of Christ Church, Belper, with laughter and song from renowned actress and performer Judith Hibbert, with supporting artistes on Friday, 6th October at 7.30pm at Christ Church.  Tickets £8 each, please ring 01773 825635 or 824974 to book your tickets.


U3A OPEN MEETING at Strutts Centre Derby Road, Belper. – 10.00am till 12.00noon - non members welcome – First Friday of the month


Reiki Share Group meet  at the Fleet Arts Centre The Fleet, Belper. – 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.

New members who have Reiki Level 1 and above welcome, come and join us on the first Friday of each month.

For further information please contact Judy Cauldwell on 07875 367 270


Saturday  7th


BELPER TOWN FC  v  ALVECHURCH FC (H) KO 3.00 pm – Buildbase FA Trophy


BELPER HOCKEY CLUB  Ladies 1st XI   v  University of Birmingham Women`s 2nd

 - H - Starts 11.30am – MRHAWL League


BELPER HOCKEY CLUB  MENS 1st   v   BOURNVILLE - H - Starts 2.30pm – MRHA League


WATER FOR DOGS Live George & Dragon, Bridge Street, Belper

Saturday, October 7th 2017



Our next Antique, Vintage & Collectors Fairs at Belper Leisure Centre is on Saturday 7th of October. 9am to 3pm.

Over 50 stalls. Buyer admission just £2.00 & concessions £1.50. Stalls still available. Bookings being taken now. For more information call 07973481578, email  john@blueskyantiquesfairs.com

or go to www.blueskyantiquesfairs.com – Location - John O'Gaunts Way, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0DA


Sunday  8th


Changing Channels - Heritage Walk

Sunday Oct 8 2017 – Starts at 2.00 pm  – Market Place, Belper.

Brian Deer continues an exploration of Belper’s hidden channels and footpaths, with a new route and additional channels. Includes steep climbs which may be slippery if wet. A chance to discover the town’s lesser-known off-road routes. £4 per person, Under 16s free.

Start point: Belper Market Place (DE56 1FZ). Leader: Brian Deer.


Indoor Car Boot at Belper Leisure Centre

On Sunday 8th October 2017 – from 8.00am To 12 Noon

Belper Leisure Centre, John O'Gaunts Way, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 ODA

The second Sunday of every month. Hosted by Belper Leisure Centre. For more information or to book a table please call 01773 825285

Disabled parking and disabled accessibility is on site. Toilets and the opportunity to purchase refreshments throughout the day. Adult entrance fee 75p, seniors 50p and under 16's are free.


Monday  9th


Transport in Belper Talk by Adrian Farmer  at No 28 The Market Place, Belper.

Starts 7.00 pm  – Booking Essential ring 01629 533192 or at Belper Library

Exhibition of images in the No 28 Community Centre, celebrating the many modes of transport seen in Belper over the years.  Exhibition and information stalls also on Saturday, October 14th 2017 – 900am  & Sunday 15th from 11am to 4pm - with refreshments available.


My Happy Space – The wellbeing polestar for Belper

At No 28 The Market Place, Belper. – 6.00pm till 8.00pm

A space where you can gain support, advice, guidance and meet other like-minded people

who all make wellbeing a priority. Cost: The space is run on very welcome donations.

There is on obligation to give, but doing so keeps us open.

Email:- MissRainbow77@gmail.com – Facebook:- @MyHappySpace


Start Meditating at The Old School House, Belper

On Monday 9th October 2017 – From 1.30pm To 2.45pm

Meditation enables us to improve our piece of mind, increase our happiness, improve our relationships and strengthen our resilience to stress. Learn these benefits in this series of classes These classes, ideal for beginners,include guided meditations, practical instructions and the opportunity to ask questions.

No need to be Buddhist to attend or benefit from these classes.

Everyone is welcome. – Join anytime. No need to book. – £5 per class.

The Old School House, Chapel Street, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1AR

For further information contact Heart Jewel Centre on 01629 581585

Or Email:- heartjewelcentre@gmail.comwww.heartjewel.org.uk


COTTON-ON-CRAFT CLUB at Strutt`s North Mill

Monday 9th October – Starts 7.00 p.m.

For detail contact Ola on artsage@hotmail.co.uk


Ambergate Carnival AGM

The Spanker Inn , Spanker Lane, Nether Heage,, Belper.



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.


Tuesday  10th


Belper Town Council meeting Tuesday 10th October

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

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


Wednesday 11th


Belper Social Club for the Disabled meet at Belper Whitemoor Centre, John O`Gaunts Way, Belper.

Starts 7.30 p.m.  – meet every second Wednesday in the month


CIRCLE DANCING GROUP meet at the Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper

(2nd Wednesday`s each month) at 7.00pm – 9.00pm – Contact Jane Pointon on 01332 766766 for information


Cross Keys. Open Mic Night. " The Fuze Box". Fuzing Musicians together. Hosted by Markus Headroom.

Starts at 8:30  Join a register of musicians for the Derwent valley that will enable like mind musician to chat and come together to form Bands. BECOME A FUZICIAN – Wednesday`s fortnightly


Thursday  12th


Mediation and Metal Wellbeing Classes with the Heart Jewel Centre

Old School House, Chapel Street, Belper DE56 1AR – Thursdays 7.00 – 8.30 pm

Classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. Everyone is welcome. During the classes the teacher will explain how to meditate on various virtuous objects that will make the mind calm and peaceful; and how to use the insights gained to overcome our daily problems.

The class runs for an hour and a half. The teacher for this class is Gen Kelsang Chodor, the resident teacher at Heart Jewel Centre. Classes include 2 guided meditations, short talk and discussion.

The classes are self-contained so you can drop in any week. There is also no need to book.

Please note the centre is a registered charity and class fees cover only the running costs. Neither the teacher nor assistant receive any payment. – £5 per class (full-time students free of charge).

For further information contact Heart Jewel Centre on 01629 581585

Or Email:- heartjewelcentre@gmail.comwww.heartjewel.org.uk


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.


Friday 13th


Friday 13th October

6.00 p.m. Launch of one in a MILLion at Strutt`s North Mill

Continues on opening  days until December

Exhibition of art inspired by the mills

For detail contact Ola on artsage@hotmail.co.uk


The SteamPunk Records Roadshow at The George & Dragon, Belper

Friday, October 13th 2017 08:00pm

George and Dragon, 117 Bridge Street,  Belper

Hosted by Jezebel Steele

With Lightshow from ZenJen Lighting Experiment

BB BlackDog – Feline and strange  – Return to Chaos


Wheatabix Live At Belper RBL

Friday Oct 13 2017 at 8.00 pm  

VENUE Belper British Legion Club, 11 Strutt St, Belper.


Saturday 14th


BELPER RUGBY CLUB 1st XV  v  GRIMSBY - H  — Midlands 3 East (North)


BELPER HOCKEY CLUB  Ladies 2nd XI   v  Solihull Blossomfield Ladies 1st

 - H - Starts 11.30am – MRHAWL League


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


Belper Farmers Markets are held on the 2nd Saturday of every month on the Market Place

from 8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. There is free parking in the adjacent Coppice Car Park.

Café and crafts at No.28. Free entry.


This Man - A Modern Oratorio at St Peter`s Church, Belper

Saturday, October 14th 2017 07:30pm

St Peter's Church, Church Lane  Belper

THIS MAN A modern oratorio. Prepare to be blown away!

The Easter story as you’ve never heard it before.

Written by Anne de Waal and directed by Dana de Waal.

Booking online: thismantickets.co.uk Box Office: 01332 832 537

“The oratorio written by Anne was transformative, moving, exciting, reflective, funny – utterly wonderful”









 World Heritage Site Discovery Days in Belper.

Exhibition of images in the No 28 Community Centre, celebrating the many modes of transport seen in Belper over the years. Also a community cafe and the monthly farmers’ market is just outside on the Market Place. Exhibition and information stalls Saturday, October 14th 2017 – 900am also on Sunday 15th from 11am to 4pm - with refreshments available.


Milford Hydro – How it Works – Time: 9.30am to 10.30am

Venue: The Hydro, next to the Mill House Pub, Milford, DE56 0QW

FREE – No need to book, just call in.

Learn about the hydro power currently being produced in Milford with Derwent Hydroelectric Power Ltd and Transition Belper.


Milford Village Walk –Time: 10am to 12 noon

Starts from: the Hydro, next to the Mill House Car Park, Milford, DE56 0QW

FREE walk – Pre-booking recommended on 01629 536831

Easy terrain, but steps in several places.

A guided walk of about 1.5 miles around this historic village, led by Heather Eaton and Adrian Farmer. Walk around the water management system that remains following the mill demolitions of 1964, then up to the exceptional millworkers’ terraced housing.


Open Day at Strutt’s Centre – Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Strutt’s Centre, Derby Road, Belper, DE56 1UU

FREE. No need to book, just call in.

Exhibitions and activities to celebrate the best of Derbyshire’s Heritage. Just call in to see what’s going on in this beautiful old school building, now a community centre run by volunteers. Food and drink will be served all day long.


Vital Valley – The Great Place Scheme Launch – Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Strutt’s Centre, Derby Road, Belper, DE56 1UU

FREE. No need to book, just call in.

Come and find out more about the World Heritage Site’s major new three-year project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, supported by Historic England.


Strutt’s North Mill – Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: Strutt’s North Mill, Belper, DE56 1YD

FREE, donations welcome. Free parking.

The main part of the museum is accessible and there is an accessible toilet.

Strutt’s North Mill Museum will be open for free entry. Donations are welcome.


Weir Watchers – Time: 11.15am to 12.45pm

Venue: Strutt’s North Mill, Belper, DE56 1YD

FREE, donations welcome. Free parking. – Pre-booking is essential on 01773 880474.

The main part of the museum is accessible and there is an accessible toilet. However the weir itself has limited accessibility.

Join Jeremy Benn to hear about the recent survey work that’s taken place at Belper’s Rock Weir and Milford’s Foundry Weir followed by a visit to the Rock Weir. Weirs are a key asset and central to the World Heritage Site.


On Old Cow Hill walk – Time: 11.30am to 12.30pm

Starts from: The Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper, DE56 1UU

FREE, donations welcome – Pre-booking recommended on 01629 536831 or just turn up.

A 1.5 mile short walk, looking at Belper beyond the Deer Park, and a six hundred year old boundary that still defines Belper localities.


Discovering the Deer Park walk – Time: 2pm to 3pm

Starts from: No 28 Market Place, Belper, DE56 1FZ

FREE, donations welcome. – Pre-booking recommended on 01629 536831, or just turn up!

Footpaths and slopes, but no stiles. Walking boots recommended.

A short one mile walk around Belper’s Deer Park, to hear about the local Manor House and to find out about later uses of the Park, now a Local Nature Reserve.


Sunday  15th


 World Heritage Site Discovery Days in Belper.

7 Long Row – Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: 7 Long Row, Belper. – FREE. No need to book, just call in.

Take a look inside one of the three-storey stone-built terraced cottages built by the Strutt family for their millworkers in the 1790s


The Cedars – Time: 10am to 4pm

The Cedars, up the drive to the rear of 55/57 Field Lane, Belper, DE56 1DD

FREE. No need to book, just drop in.

Take a look inside the former mansion home of a Belper Nailmaster, built in 1828. Learn about its history, stroll around its gardens and tour it from attics to cellars!


Berkin’s Court Open Day – Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: just off Bridge Street, Belper, DE56 1AY

FREE. No need to book, just drop in (including tours – on the hour from 11am to 3pm)

Visit some of the earliest housing built around 1790 by the Strutts family for their millworkers. Designed around courtyard for community living, with privies, wash houses and a well on site as well as allotments and workshops for the men. Guided tours around Berkin’s Court on the hour from 11am to 3pm (spaces limited). There’s an exhibition of the history of the site, its buildings and the people who lived here which you can see in Stones Garage. Hot and cold drinks, cakes and home-made produce will be on sale in Number 2, where you can not only buy something and contribute to our charities in support of refugees and the local food bank, but also see inside what was once two back-to-back houses.


The History of The Lion Hotel in Photographs – Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: The Lion Hotel, Belper, DE56 1AX

FREE entry. No need to book, just drop in. This year the display will be run in conjunction with the starting and finishing point of the Tantivy Stage Coach as it travels between Belper and Cromford.

A display of information, photographs and maps outlining the role of The Lion Hotel, Belper as a local hostelry and in relation to its coaching and railway links and also its use as a coroners court and meeting hub during the 18th and 19th century up to current times.


Exhibition and Community Cafe at No 28 – Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: No 28 Community Hall, Market Place, Belper, DE56 1FZ

FREE entry. No need to book.

Exhibition of images celebrating the many modes of transport seen in Belper over the years, with the community cafe open for drinks and snacks.


Strutt’s North Mill – Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: Strutt’s North Mill, Belper, DE56 1YD

FREE, donations welcome. Free parking.

The main part of the museum is wheelchair accessible and there is an accessible toilet.

Strutt’s North Mill Museum will be open for free entry. Donations are welcome


Stockings, Schools and the Workhouse – Time: 11.30am to 12.30pm

Starts from: Strutt’s Centre, Belper, DE56 1UU

FREE, donations welcome. – Pre-booking recommended on 01629 536831 or email Gwen

A short walk around the south end of the town centre – discovering old schools and hosiery companies, before exploring the old workhouse exercise yard and learning about what the inmates ate and did


Craft Activity – Time: 12 noon to 3pm

Venue: Strutt’s North Mill, Belper, DE56 1YD

FREE, but donations welcome. Free parking. – No need to book, just call in.

The main part of the museum is accessible, with accessible toilets.

Are you creative and interested in local heritage? Come along and see how history and crafting can be combined.


Belper Hydro: How it Works – Time: 2pm to 3.30pm

Venue: East Mill car park, Belper, DE56 1DH

FREE. No need to book, just call in!

Learn about the hydro power currently being produced in Belper, with Derwent Hydroelectric Power Ltd and Transition Belper. Includes a look inside the turbine house, the last surviving part of the South Mill


Water Power in Belper, Past and Present – Time: 2pm to 4pm

Starts from: The Old Swiss Tea Rooms, Belper River Gardens, Belper, DE56 1BE

FREE, but donations welcome.

Pre-booking recommended on 01629 536831 or email gwen.wilson@derbyshire.gov.uk

A short walk around the waterways of the Belper Mill complex, seeing how the Strutts used water from the River Derwent to power their cotton mills. Also discussing the Hydro Power currently being produced on site and along the Derwent Valley.


Monday  16th


Start Meditating at The Old School House, Belper

On Monday 16th October 2017 – From 1.30pm To 2.45pm

Meditation enables us to improve our piece of mind, increase our happiness, improve our relationships and strengthen our resilience to stress. Learn these benefits in this series of classes These classes, ideal for beginners,include guided meditations, practical instructions and the opportunity to ask questions.

No need to be Buddhist to attend or benefit from these classes.

Everyone is welcome. – Join anytime. No need to book. – £5 per class.

The Old School House, Chapel Street, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1AR

For further information contact Heart Jewel Centre on 01629 581585

Or Email:- heartjewelcentre@gmail.comwww.heartjewel.org.uk


Tuesday  17th


BELPER TOWN FC  v  BASFORD UNITED (H) KO 7.45 pm – Integro League Cup


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.


The Railway. King Street, Belper.  Open Mic Night. " The Fuze Box". Fuzing Musicians together.

Hosted by Markus Headroom. Starts at 8:30  Join a register of musicians for the Derwent valley that will enable like mind musician to chat and come together to form Bands. BECOME A FUZICIAN – Tuesday`s fortnightly


Wednesday 18th


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.


 World Heritage Site Discovery Days in Belper.

Ask the Archivist – Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Belper Library, Bridge Street, Belper, DE56 1BA – FREE. No need to book, just call in.

Want to find out more about Belper Local Studies Library? Need some help with a piece of local research? Come and see the resources we have in the library about life in past and present Belper and Derbyshire. Help will be on hand to answer your queries, and point you in the right direction.

Ancestry One to One Help Sessions – Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Belper Library, Bridge Street, Belper, DE56 1BA

FREE. Pre-book your one to one session on 01629 533919.

Ancestry is free in Derbyshire Libraries –  want to know more. Book in for a one to one session and take a look


Early Industry in Holbrook Walk

Time: 1pm or 2pm! 1pm from Belper Market Place, DE56 1FZ or 2pm from Pond Road, Holbrook, DE56 0TX

£4 per person. Pre-booking recommended on 01629 536831. Trent’s Sevens buses from Belper arrive at Pond Road at 1.39pm where there is a bus shelter and benches on the green. Check the Trent Buses website for details. Please wear stout shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.

A six mile circular walk, three mile linear walk, or one mile village walk – take your pick! A look at this attractive village, learning about its industrial past. The circular walk from Belper Market Place includes a countryside walk to Holbrook, or start at the village. Also includes a visit to the Spotted Cow for a refreshment/toilet break, and the Holbrook local community exhibition. Afterwards there’s an option to walk back to Belper via Bargate, Pinchom Hill and Mill Lane..


Thursday  19th


BELPER TOWN FC  Under 21s  v  Kimberley Miners Welfare (H) KO 7.45 pm – League


Belper & District Organ  Keyboard Club SOCIAL NIGHT in St John`s Chapel, The Butts, Belper.

Starts 7.00 p.m. till 10.00 p.m. — The charge for social evening is £1, including Tea, Coffee & Biscuits.


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.


Milford Social Club, 5 Chevin Road, Milford DE56 OQE. Open Mic Night. " The Fuze Box". Fuzing Musicians together.

Hosted by Markus Headroom. Starts at 8:30  Join a register of musicians for the Derwent valley that will enable like mind musician to chat and come together to form Bands. BECOME A FUZICIAN – Thursday fortnightly


Friday 20th


 World Heritage Site Discovery Days in Belper.

Friday 20th October – Starts 2.0pm

Belper Walk – St John`s Chapel and Around

Join Mary Smedley on a tour of Belper`s oldest building.

Starts at the chapel entrance on the Butts. – £4 per person

Book on 01629 536831


Saturday 21st


BELPER TOWN FC  v  ALVECHURCH (H) KO 3.00 pm – League


BELPER HOCKEY CLUB  Ladies 1st XI   v  North Notts Ladies - H - Starts 11.30am – MRHAWL League


BELPER HOCKEY CLUB  MENS 1st   v   LEEK - H - Starts 2.30pm – MRHA League


Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club present in concert  JANET DOWSETT

at the Congregational Church, Green Lane, Belper. Doors open 6.45 starts 7.30 p.m.

Tickets £5 Members  – £7 Non-Members  inc refreshments  - Contact 01773 827204 for info


D.J. MICK MOONSHINE at Arkwright`s Bar Campbell Street, Belper.


Evening of Mediumship

Evening of Mediumship: with Warren Bailey – Saturday 21 Oct 2017

Doors open at 6.15pm to start at 7pm. Price is £5 for memebers, £6 non members

Belper Spiritualist Church, Jubillee Hall, New Road, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1US

Contact telephone: 07817821845 – Call to check latest times or cancellations.


Sunday  22nd


Megaslam Wrestling - Live & Loaded 2017 - Belper

Sun 22 Oct – Performance times – 3.30 pm

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

Tickets – £10–£45 / 01773 825 285

MegaslamLive is the all-action family entertainment spectacular! –  www.megaslam.co.uk


Monday  23rd


Pete Castle has a new event for you.

Story Walk: To Belper via the Dark Lane

Mon Oct 23 2017 at 02:00 pm

Holly Bush Inn Makeney, Holly Bush Lane, Belper, United Kingdom


Belper Gardening Club – at No. 28, Market Place, Belper. – 7.30pm / 9.30pm

Belper Gardening Club has been running since Jan 2014. It is a friendly group that is open to those who have only just started gardening to those with more experience.  We now meet at No. 28, Market Place, Belper DE56 1FZ on the fourth Monday of every month from 19.30-21.30 (Aug and Dec date may change). Our regular activities include monthly guest speakers on a whole range of topics including, flower and vegetable gardening, woodlands, gardening for wildlife etc. There are plant, seed and produce swaps at our meetings and during the year there will be workshops, garden visits and a number of walks.  To find out more, come along to a meeting, telephone 07966 307000/01773 821288, email infobelpergardeningclub@gmail.com or find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/belpergardeningclub/?fref=ts


Start Meditating at The Old School House, Belper

On Monday 23rd October 2017 – From 1.30pm To 2.45pm

Meditation enables us to improve our piece of mind, increase our happiness, improve our relationships and strengthen our resilience to stress. Learn these benefits in this series of classes These classes, ideal for beginners,include guided meditations, practical instructions and the opportunity to ask questions.

No need to be Buddhist to attend or benefit from these classes.

Everyone is welcome. – Join anytime. No need to book. – £5 per class.

The Old School House, Chapel Street, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1AR

For further information contact Heart Jewel Centre on 01629 581585

Or Email:- heartjewelcentre@gmail.comwww.heartjewel.org.uk


 World Heritage Site Discovery Days in Belper.

Pentrich Revolution – Time: 2pm to 4pm

Venue: Unitarian Chapel, Field Row, Belper, DE56 1DH

FREE, donations welcome. No need to book, just turn up.

Exhibition telling the story of the Pentrich Revolution remembered this year on its 200th anniversary.

There’ll be experts to answer questions and talk about the commemorations being held this year.


To Belper via the Dark Lane – Time: 2pm to 4pm

Starts outside the Hollybush Pub, Makeney, DE56 0RX, ends Market Place, Belper. 3.5 miles, easy walking but not suitable for anyone with mobility problems, wheelchairs or pushchairs. Best for children over 8 at parents’ discretion. (must be able to walk that far and all children must be accompanied).

FREE. Pre-booking recommended on 01629 536831.

A story walk for families. Along the old (pre-1817 route) from Milford to Belper using the atmospheric nature to inspire stories. They will be stories not history but relevant to this linear walk.


Tuesday  24th


 World Heritage Site Discovery Days in Belper.

New Discoveries – Time: 7pm to 7.30pm

Venue: No 28 Community Hall, Market Place, Belper, DE56 1FZ

FREE, donations welcome. Pre-booking essential on 01629 536831. Wheelchair accessible, but no disabled toilet.

Join Adrian Farmer from the World Heritage Site team as he talks through some of the new images and documents discovered and donated in the past year, and how they help us to better understand the Derwent Valley Mills and their history.


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.


Wednesday 25th


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


Cross Keys. Open Mic Night. " The Fuze Box". Fuzing Musicians together. Hosted by Markus Headroom.

Starts at 8:30  Join a register of musicians for the Derwent valley that will enable like mind musician to chat and come together to form Bands. BECOME A FUZICIAN – Wednesday`s fortnightly


 World Heritage Site Discovery Days in Belper.

Bridge Hill – Ice House and Observatory – Time: 2pm to 4pm

Starts from Strutt’s North Mill, Belper, DE56 1YD

Cost: £4 per person. Pre-booking recommended on 01629 536831. No dogs allowed.

A steep walk up Bridge Hill, to look inside the Ice House, the only substantial surviving structure belonging to the Strutt’s remarkable Belper mansion. Then a chance to discover what else has survived, hidden away, including the recently rediscovered remains of the Strutt Observatory


Thursday  26th


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.


 World Heritage Site Discovery Days in Belper.

Jewel in the Crown Belper River Gardens walk – Time: 2pm to 4pm

Starts from Strutt’s North Mill, Belper, DE56 1YD

Cost: £4 per person. Pre-booking recommended on 01629 536831. Fully accessible to wheelchair users.

Christine Smith looks at the history of Belper’s beautiful River Gardens, the people who shaped it and the changes it has seen.


Betty Kenny Walk – Time: 10am to 1pm

Starts from the corner of Holly Lane and The Birches Wood, just over the Halfpenny Bridge, Ambergate.

FREE (funded by DerwentWISE project), but booking is essential on 01629 533038 (there is an enrolment form to fill in).

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear as the walk covers steep slopes and rough terrain. Use Ambergate Station Pay and Display car park (DE56 2EN) if driving to event. Unsuitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and tramper scooters.

Join Debbie Alston on a guided walk in Shining Cliff Woods, near Ambergate. See the wildlife of this ancient woodland and hear the story of Betty Kenny and her family who were local charcoal makers. We will visit the Betty Kenny Yew, which is believed to be the inspiration for the Rock-A-Bye Baby lullaby.


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.


Friday 27th


AGAINST the GRAIN + support . Live at the Queens Head, Chesterfield Road, Belper.

Tickets. £6 – Doors open 8.00 p.m. Starts 9.00 p.m.


Saturday 28th


BELPER RUGBY CLUB 1st XV  v  LONG EATON - H  — Midlands 3 East (North)- Starts 3.00pm


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


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


 World Heritage Site Discovery Days in Belper.

Go Green Cafe – Time: 10am to 1pm

Venue: No 28 Market Place, Belper, DE56 1FZ

Free entry. No need to book, just turn up.

Transition Belper Cafe and another chance to see the Belper Transport Exhibition.


St John’s Chapel Open – Time: 10am to 12 noon

Venue: St John’s Chapel, The Butts, Belper, DE56 1HX

FREE. No need to book, just drop in.

Take a look inside Belper’s oldest building, now a Heritage Centre. Information panels and folders to look at, packed with details about Belper’s history and heritage.


Sunday  29th


Blood Donation Session at The Whitemoor Centre on Sun 29th October 2017 from 9.35am To 3.30pm

Giving blood is something that we hear a lot about but how many of us actually take the step to roll up our sleeves and donate? The Whitemoor Centre, 100 John O'Gaunts Way, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 0DB

There are two sessions, 9.35 – 12.35 and 13.50 – 15.30

Giving blood is something that we hear a lot about but how many of us actually take the step to roll up our sleeves and donate? Everyday, blood enables doctors to save the lives of patients in emergencies; to help mothers and premature babies survive childbirth; to help patients beat certain cancers; and to make planned operations possible.  But blood is only there if people give it...  People like you! NHS Blood & Transplant needs to collect 7,000 donations of blood a day to ensure patients get the lifesaving treatments that they need. Giving blood is much easier than most people think.  Simply call to book your appointment or drop in on the day; the donation itself only takes around 10 minutes and in this time you can help save or improve the lives of up to 3 people! Where else can you save a life and get a cup of tea as well?

Most people can be donors as long as they are between their 17th and 65th birthday, weigh more than 50kg (7 stone 12 lbs) and are in general good health. For more information or to register, Call 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk to register


 World Heritage Site Discovery Days in Belper.

Fungal Foray – Time: 1pm to 4pm

Starts from Ambergate Railway Station Car Park, DE56 2EN (pay and display, approx £2.50 per day).

FREE. Booking essential on 01773 881188.

Spend an afternoon exploring the bizarre and beautiful world of fungi at Crich Chase Meadows, one of the top fungi sites in the country. We will wander around the old meadows and ancient woodland learning about the wealth of diverse and rare species hiding under our feet. No prior knowledge or experience needed.


Giant Cobweb at Heage Windmill – Time: 11am to 4pm – Cobweb making at 12 noon.

Heage Windmill, Heage, DE56 2BH

Adults: £4, Concessions: £3.40, Children (5-16): £2 – second child in group and under-5s free. No need to book. Visitor Centre and first floor of the mill are accessible by wheelchair and there is an accessible toilet.

See the six sails in operation, and discover the mill’s history.

Windmill volunteers need your help to make a Giant Cobweb, hopefully even bigger than last year’s, involving everyone one site at the time – 12 noon. This will be made from elastic and by the same principle of ‘knitting a stocking’. Each hand will be equal to one stitch and made in a circle. The more people, the bigger the cobweb.


Monday  30th


Start Meditating at The Old School House, Belper

On Monday 30th October 2017 – From 1.30pm To 2.45pm

Meditation enables us to improve our piece of mind, increase our happiness, improve our relationships and strengthen our resilience to stress. Learn these benefits in this series of classes These classes, ideal for beginners,include guided meditations, practical instructions and the opportunity to ask questions.

No need to be Buddhist to attend or benefit from these classes.

Everyone is welcome. – Join anytime. No need to book. – £5 per class.

The Old School House, Chapel Street, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1AR

For further information contact Heart Jewel Centre on 01629 581585

Or Email:- heartjewelcentre@gmail.comwww.heartjewel.org.uk


Tuesday  31st


John & Jenny May Halloween Spookdracular

Halloween Spookdracular Fun for all the Family & Fiends Tuesday 31st October 2017 17.00-20.00

17.00-20.00 All proceeds to the Air Ambulance Service

15 Gregory Way, Belper, Derbyshire, Derbyshire DE56 0HS

Contact telephone: 03003 045 999

Belper Town Council meeting Tuesday 31st October

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

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

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.

The Railway. King Street, Belper.  Open Mic Night. " The Fuze Box". Fuzing Musicians together.

Hosted by Markus Headroom. Starts at 8:30  Join a register of musicians for the Derwent valley that will enable like mind musician to chat and come together to form Bands. BECOME A FUZICIAN – Tuesday`s fortnightly

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