Belper  Celebration

 “What`s on in Belper”

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 “What`s on in Belper”


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Just a few of the things happening in and around Belper

SEPTEMBER 2019  






Monday  23rd


Belper Meadows Bowls Club - Over 55 B  v  Aston & Weston – H –  Starts 1.30pm


There will be no Belper Gardening Club meeting on Monday 23rd as the Club has arranged a Fruit and Vegetable show to be held on Sunday 22nd. Our Facebook shows when club members can view the entries after judging.


Live ACOUSTIC MUSIC NIGHT at The Railway, King Street, Belper.

FREE Drink & chip cob for any performers



BMCC Fashion Show

Monday Sept 23rd 2019 at 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm    

Belper Meadows CC, Christ Church Meadows, The Triangle, Belper,

Belper Meadows Cricket Club Fashion Show returns this September! ??

with the help of models from the local area, Blue Sky Fashion are providing amazing branded items for lower prices so come and grab yourself a bargain! ?

Please spread the word and invite your family, friends and partners to what will be a entertaining night ?

Tickets are £5 each person with a glass of bubbly thrown in with it ? contact Jess Ruston on 07702 829587 to put your name down on the invitation list!

















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 Strutts Community Centre, Derby Road, Belper.

Cost £3.50 (drinks available at a charge)

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

Facebook – CHATTERBOX  @chatterboxbelper


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


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


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


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.


Karries Pole + Aerrial Ltd meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 108  – 6.00pm – 8.00pm


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.


Peak Pilates  meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 109  – 7.00pm – 8.00pm


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


Belper Post Natal Fitness meet at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 10 – 7.00 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 - 11.45am and 2.00pm to 3.00pm -- ring 07977 578359 for price


Audience Community Theatre at the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 56 – 3.00pm - 7.00pm

Contact  Larry on 07970 113564 for more information or email captiveaudience@live.co.uk


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


Weekly Yoga Class

Monday`s  at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   

Sage Yoga Studio, 25 Derwent Street, Belper, DE56 1WN

All abilities yoga class, come along and strengthen, connect, breathe, revitalise and release tension. Set yourself up for a great week feeling refreshed and energised. To book either message me on facebook or email me at humblewarriory@gmail.com



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  24th


Golden Party And Macmillan Coffee Morning

Tuesday Sept 24th 2019 at 9:15 am    

Heage Village Hall, Heage, Nr Belper.

Come and join us for our 50th Birthday Party!! Everyone Welcome!!

We are going to host a Macmillan Coffee morning too at both sessions, 9.15am and 11.15am

Taster, games and a chance to win £50 (members only)

Heage Village Hall – Tuesdays @ 9.15am and 11.15am

Call Annette on 07490956807




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.


PIZZ NIGHT  at The Railway, King Street, Belper. – 2 for  £10


Belper Town Wind Band

We practice on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm at Zion Methodist Church Openwoodgate.  All wind instrument players welcome.  No auditions necessary.  Just turn up and blow!  More details at  www.belpertownwindband.co.uk


White Peak Writers  meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room  14 – 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 pm


Warriors within Martial Arts  meet at the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 26 – 7.30 p.m. 8.30 p.m.


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


Mindful Yoga meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 105 – 10.00 a.m. / 12.00 noon


Dan Dancing Devils  meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Main Hall  – 7.00pm – 9.30pm


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


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


Carol Tilley Yoga meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – 6.30 p.m. 8.00 p.m. Room 16


Peak Pilates  meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – 6.30 p.m. 8.30 p.m. Room 109


Strickly No Falling meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 15 – 10.30 a.m. / 11.30 am


Audience Community Theatre at the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 56 – 4.00pm - 7.00pm

Contact  Larry on 07970 113564 for more information or email captiveaudience@live.co.uk


Derby Area Sewing Group  meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room  106 – 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 pm


Tuesday 24 September

Autumn Footprints Walking Festival  Holbrook and Derwent Valley Walk

Length & Grading: 6 miles, Moderate.

A circular walk from Holbrook along Duffield Bank through Manor Quarry and down through the fringes of Little Eaton. Returning via Coxbench and the Dumble. Local history will be highlighted including Peckwash Mill and the railways. Beautiful views and pleasant footpaths through fields, some with cattle. Refreshments will be available at Spotted Calf Cafe and Spotted Cow Inn at beginning and end of walk. (6-10 stiles). Limited free parking at Spotted Cow by kind permission of Landlord or road parking.

Starting Point: Spotted Cow Inn, 12 Town Street, Holbrook DE56 0TA. Grid Ref: SK 365 449.

Start Time: 10am. Finish: 1.30pm.

Booking: Booking is recommended for all the walks and essential for some. We cannot guarantee being able to take you if you do not book in advance. –  Book now on 01629 533991


Tuesday 9.45 - 11.45, Twistin Tots. An hour of musical fun, followed by a further hour of free play, using our toys and ride-ons. Ages 0-5. Engaging musical activities for younger children. A variety of engaging songs, rhymes and activities using bubbles, parachutes, instruments and puppets. Guaranteed to keep your children entertained! No need to book, just turn up. PAYG. £4.50 first child, additional children £1. Under 1s £2. Must be accompanied by a parent/ carer/ guardian. - Visit www.twistintots.co.uk for information. –  Contact Jacqui Davis, 07977 578359

At  the Belper Community Hall Bridge Street,(rear of Library) Belper, DE56 1AX



Tuesday 1.30- 2.40pm, Twistin Tinies. Ages 0-18 months. A musical mix of sensory activities, light shows, puppets and songs to stimulate your baby and give them the best start. Learn activities to do at home, make new friends and help your baby develop essential skills. £5 per session when paying advance for the Term (join mid-term and book 10 for this discounted price). Or 4 sessions for £28. Trial price 3 sessions for £15. Booking essential. Must be accompanied by a parent/ carer/ guardian.

At  the Belper Community Hall Bridge Street,(rear of Library) Belper, DE56 1AX

 Visit www.twistintots.co.uk for information. –  Contact Jacqui Davis, 07977 578359



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 Strutts Centre, Derby Road,  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 25th


BELPER UNITED 1st Xl  v  HEANOR TOWN (H) –  K.O 7.45pm – League Cup

East Midlands Counties League – Primer Divison


BELPER TOWN F.C. Academy ( Yellow)  v  BRIGHOUSE TOWN Academy (H) -  K.O. 1.00 pm
































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


Wednesday 25 September

Autumn Footprints Walking Festival  Crich Mineral Railway Walk

Length & Grading: 4 miles, Moderate.

A walk following the Crich Mineral Railway from Quarry to limekiln returning by Cromford Canal. (1-5 stiles).

Starting Point: Crich Market Place bus stop, DE4 5DD. Grid Ref: SK 350 542.

Start Time: 10am. Finish: 12.30pm.

Booking: Booking is recommended for all the walks and essential for some. We cannot guarantee being able to take you if you do not book in advance –  Book now on 01629 533991


Wednesday 25 September

Autumn Footprints Walking Festival  –  Duffield, Turnditch & Windley Walk

Length & Grading: 7 miles, Strenuous.

Join Amber Valley Ramblers on a walk through the villages of Turnditch and Windley and including a stretch of the Ecclesbourne Way alongside the river. Mostly farmland towards the Amber Valley western boundary. (15 stiles). Children are welcome but please be aware of the distance and terrain of this walk. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times.

Starting Point: Layby near Puss in Boots, Wirksworth Road, Duffield DE56 4AQ. Grid Ref: SK 320 446.

Start Time: 10am. Finish: 2pm.

Booking: Booking is recommended for all the walks and essential for some. We cannot guarantee being able to take you if you do not book in advance  – Book now on 01629 533991


September Wedding Open Evening

Wednesday Sept  25th 2019 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm  

Makeney Hall Hotel, Makeney Road, Milford. DE56 0RS

Join us from 6pm until 8pm on Wednesday 25th September to discuss your wedding at Makeney Hall Hotel. Meet with the wedding team and take a tour of the hotel to see how it will make your wedding day as perfect as you deserve it to be as your choice of wedding venue in Derbyshire.

~ Exclusive Use Weddings

~ Outdoor Ceremony Area

~ Bespoke Packages Available

~ A Choice of Rooms to Suite All Budgets and Size of Weddings

Free entry and loads of free parking! -  We hope to see you there!

**EXCLUSIVE 2019 OFFER**

Book your wedding to take place at Makeney Hall Hotel in 2019 and pay just £100 deposit!


Bridal Workshop at Shottle Hall

Wednesday Sept  25th 2019 at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm    

Shottle Hall, White Lane, DE56 2EB Shottle and Postern, nr Belper.

Calling all brides to be! This free workshop is the perfect night out for you and your bridal party.

Arrive at the beautiful Shottle Hall in Belper and receive a complimentary drink for you and your guests. Then sit back and relax as we take you through a valuable bridal workshop to give you plenty of ideas and inspiration for your big day.

Bridal make up demonstration by Make up by Sophie Downing

Wedding planning hints and tips by Merle at The Blackbird Company Honeymoon inspiration by Viva Vacations

If you haven't booked your venue yet, this event is also the perfect opportunity for a tour of Shottle Hall. Sip on a glass of wine as you enjoy the breathtaking views and get your wedding questions answered by the experts! For more information or if you have any queries about the event, please email Merle at theblackbirdco@outlook.com or call 07804 291 571.


HIIT FIT Complete

Wednesday  at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Belper Community Hall, Bridge Street, Belper.

The complete package...full body workout like no other

About Organizer:

High quality classes to suit all abilities and levels of fitness, friendly and supportive.

HIIT FIT, CardioSculpt and Bums and Tums #justgreattraining

http://www.impactdancefit.com


Village Games at the Strutt Centre

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.


Derbyshire Toy Libraries – Toy LibraryStay & Play sessions for parents, carers and grandparents and childminders

Family Toy Library Stay & Play Wednesday at Belper Community Hall Wednesday's 9.30-11.30 am adjacent to Belper Library DE561AB – email derbyshiretoylibraries@gmail.com

Visit our website www.derbyshiretoylibraries.org or find & like us on Facebook


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.


Quiz Night at the King William Pub, Derby Road, Milford


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


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

The classes are every Wednesday 1.30 – 2.30 & 2.45 – 3.45 in Room 19 at the Strutts Centre.

The cost is £4.00 per session. – For more information contact Emma on 07554 868161


FOLK FRIENDZY DANCE GROUP meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper.

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


Belper Model Railway Group meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 102  – 7.00pm – 10.00pm


Captive Audience Theatre meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 109  – 7.30pm – 9.00pm


Belper Community Choir meet at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 107 – 4.00 p.m. / 6.00 pm


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


Belper Junior Musical Theatre meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 105  – 5.00pm – 7.30pm


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


Rethink Mental Illness   meet at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 43 – 1.00 p.m. / 3.00 pm


Come and join Belper Woman`s Group on Wednesday mornings  at the Strutts Centre, Derby 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


Belper Portrait Group. at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. Sessions are in room 20 on the ground floor from 7 – 9 pm.   Please bring an easel or use the back of a chair.  Bring your own materials.  A portrait model is provided.  The cost is £4.00 each session to cover the cost of the room and the model.  There is no tutor for this group.  Please come along on Wednesday evening or Contact :Margaret 01773 826449 for any further information.!


Slimming World Group meet  at  the Whitemoor Centre

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

Wednesdays 5:30pm and 7:30pm – Your Consultant's name is Hollie – Telephone 07525 688585


Back to Netball for Belper ladies at Belper Leisure Centre on Wed  from 6.00pm To 7.00pm

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


Tae Kwon-Do at Belper Leisure Centre John O'Gaunts Way, Belper. DE56 0DA

Wednesday 17:15 - 21:30

Ran by Mr Karl Duro, 5th Degree Black Belt. Sessions are for ages 4+, including separate junior and adult classes.  

Tae Kwon-Do is great for increasing fitness, self-defence skills, confidence and flexibility. Call now on 07946593363


Derby Dodgeball at Belper Leisure Centre John O'Gaunts Way, Belper. DE56 0DA

Wednesday 18:00 - 19:00 - £3.50 per session or £21 for 7 week course (payable first week)

Derby Dodge ball Club are in their 3rd year in their quest to bring fantastic coaching and understanding to the game of dodge-ball. For boys and girls - school years 3, 4, 5, and 6. All abilities catered for and the coaching is structured around fun and confidence building. For more information contact 07813960299 / 07968563797.


Gym Kids at Belper Leisure Centre John O'Gaunts Way, Belper. DE56 0DA

Gymkids runs every Wednesday, and consists of pre-school Gymnastics for children aged 9 months to 5 years.

9.25 - 10.10am, 9 months - 3 years, £3 per session (with parent/gaurdian) drop in.

10.20 - 11.05am, 3-5 years, £4 per session (without parent/guardian) booking essential.

11.15 - 12 noon, 3-5 years, £4 per session (without parent/guardian) booking essential.

For further details please contact the course leader Helen on 07894987280

or contact via email on helens75@hotmail.co.uk


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


Chi Kung & Tai Chi Class for all ages, abilities and levels at Fleet Arts. Wed morning 8.30am to 10am. £6 per session.

Contact: Barry Clinton on 07801 430104 or email barry.clinton43@gmail.com


Sweaty Mama Belper Class

Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m..  

Venue Belper Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper.

Room  103





Thursday  26th


Amber Valley Beer Festival - Strutts Centre, Derby Road Belper

Thursday 26th - Saturday 28th September Open Noon - 11pm each day.

70+ Real Ales and Ciders. New this year Craft Keg and Gin Bars.

Quiz Night Thursday

Live Music Friday and Saturday

Hot and Cold Food all sessions



Thursday Before 6pm FREE, After 6pm £3

Friday Before - 6pm £3, After 6pm £6

Saturday Before 6pm £3, After 6pm £4

CAMRA Members Thursday FREE, Friday & Saturday Before 6pm FREE, after 6pm Half Price.

Website http://www.ambervalleycamra.org.uk


Belper & District Organ  Keyboard Club SOCIAL NIGHT at the Congregational Church, Green Lane, Belper.

Starts 7 p.m. till 10 p.m. — The charge for social evening is £1, including Tea, Coffee & Biscuits.


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.



Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thursday Sept 26 2019 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm   

White Hart Bargate, Sandbed Lane, Belper, DE56 0JA

Once again we are hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning.

The event will consist of eating cake, having a cuppa whilst raising money for for a worthy charity. There will also be a raffle. Your welcome to bring a cake or something yummy to share (homemade or bought)!


Belper  Memory Lane Cafe for people living with Dementia and their carers , organised by Belper and Duffield Rotary Club.It will be on July 26th but subsequent meetings will be the 4th Thursday of the month at The Baptist Church on Bridge Street , Belper from 2 - 4pm.It will offer a variety of activities ,coffee and tea with cakes , and music to sing along to .There is no charge but we would welcome a small donation.We look forward to meeting interested in coming to our cafe and sharing what we believe will be a pleasant social occasion.

Your contact is Hilary Surga so if you require any further information please get in touch

Hilary Surga  - email:- hilarymsurga@yahoo.co.uk



Date for your diary:

Thursday 26th September

Blue Box Belper AGM. 7:30pm

at Belper Early Years Centre on Alder Road.

All welcome!









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.



























Cuppa & Chat - Belper, Derbyshire

Thursday Sept 26th 2019 at 9:30 am to 11:30 am   

Nourish at No44, 44 King Street, Belper. DE56 1PL

An opportunity grab a cuppa and chat with likeminded parents and carers who understand...

FACEBOOK RSVP IS REQUIRED

Attendance is free, but please note if you'd like coffee/tea/soft drinks or any of the delicious homemade delights on offer then you will pay the venue directly. We have deliberately chosen a small business as our venue to ensure our efforts are benefitting the community directly.



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


Yoshinkan Aikido meet at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 103 – 7.15 p.m. / 9.15 pm


Krav  Maga Derbyshire meet at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 105 – 7.00 p.m. / 9.00 p.m.


Belper Players meet at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 14 – 7.30 p.m. / 9.30pm


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


Rethink Mental Illness   meet at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 18 – 12.45 p.m. / 2.45 pm


Fusion Fostering meet at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room  54 – 9.30 a.m. / 12.30pm


Belper Welsh Class  A friendly informal class for those wanting to start learning or already learning Welsh.

The class uses the course book Mynediad  Fluent speakers also welcome!

Meets evenings, term time 7.00-9.00pm Strutts Centre,Derby Road, Belper.  01773 270271


The Ignite Choir meet at  Belper Football Club, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1BA every Thursday at 7.30pm.

Our chorus is open to women and girls (minimum aged 16) and we are a

Women’s four-part harmony a cappella chorus

For more information or if you’d like to come along to one of our

rehearsals email us at igniteuk@yahoo.com or call Ellie Reynolds on 07713 730987.

Website IGNITE Choir


Chair-based exercise class at the Early Years Centre Alder Road, Park Estate, Belper

The class is every Thursday 3.00 – 3.45 p.m.

Please contact ELLE on 07736 094882 for  access help into the centre.


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


Adult Disability Football Programme  – Thursday 13:30- 14:30 – £2 per session - 3G Pitch

Lead by a Derby County Community Trust Qualified Coach our adult disability programme is an inclusive session for adults aged 16+. The sessions are delivered in a relaxed environment which encourages fun and enjoyment. The session is designed to be casual and fun providing adults with a disability the opportunity to come and play.

We currently have a fantastic partnership with Whitemoor Disability Centre who include the session as part of their programme, but we are actively looking for new members both individuals from the local community and also other local groups who wish to be involved. – At Belper Leisure Centre - Phone:01773 825285 - Contact Email:- info@belperleisurecentre.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


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  


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


Baby College

Fun development classes with your 0-3 year old

Thursday mornings at the Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper

9.30 am Toddler PLUS (9m-2 Years) – 10.30 am Infants (0-9m)

Contact: To book contact rebecca@babycollege.co.uk Tel: 07740 056830

www.babycollege.co.uk


Portrait Evening

Thursday Sept 26th 2019 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm  

Old Kings Head, 1 Days Lane, Belper DE56 1NP

This presentation is about Dean's Portrait Photography and use of Sony mirrorless cameras, NanGuang Lighting, along with lenses from Samyang, Examples of his work, how it's been achieved, also live tethered shooting with Professional Fashion Model Dani Clarke.

Dave Hardy from Samyang will be there with a selection of their lenses, also Professional Make Up and Body Paint Artist Clare Jane Garrett.

This special event is for Beaurepaire photography Club Members but limited spaces are available for non-members. Please contact Derby LCE for availability.

(Derby@lcegroup.co.uk)



Friday 27th


Amber Valley Beer Festival - Strutts Centre, Derby Road Belper

Thursday 26th - Saturday 28th September Open Noon - 11pm each day.

70+ Real Ales and Ciders. New this year Craft Keg and Gin Bars.

Quiz Night Thursday

Live Music Friday and Saturday

Hot and Cold Food all sessions



Macmillan Coffee Morning

The Bulls Head Pub, Belper Lane End, BELPER

Friday September 27 from 12.00 noon to 4.00pm

We are hosting our very own coffee morning next Friday from 12-4. There'll be lots of coffee and lots of cake, all in aid of an amazing charity. Come on down and grab yourself some amazing cake and have a browse at some local arts and crafts! ☕🍰



Derbyshire Historic Gardens  talk at Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper – Room 10 – 7.00 a.m. / 9.00 pm

Maureen Taylor will talk about  Madieval and Tudor Garden Style.


September 27th. John Emil (USA) Live at the Queens Head, Chesterfield Road, Belper.

£7– Doors open 8.00 p.m. Starts 9.00 p.m


Friday 27 September

Autumn Footprints Walking Festival  Lea, Dethick & Holloway Walk

Length & Grading: 7.5 miles, Strenuous.

Take a walk through picturesque countryside surrounding the quaint villages of Lea, Dethick and Holloway. Visit the home village of famous historical figures such as Florence Nightingale and Sir Anthony Babington. Enjoy stunning views across Derbyshire and the Derwent Valley. (15+ stiles).

Starting Point: Whatstandwell Rail Station, Derby Road DE4 5EE. Grid Ref: SK 333 541.

Start Time: 10.30am. Finish: 3.30pm.

Booking: Booking is recommended for all the walks and essential for some. We cannot guarantee being able to take you if you do not book in advance. – Book now on 01629 533991

































The Official Monster Raving Loony Party Conference in Belper

Friday Sept 27th 2019 at 8:00 pm to 11:45 pm    

George and Dragon, 117 Bridge Street, Belper. DE56 1BA

The Official Monster Raving Loony Party Conference Comes to Belper,

2 Evenings of Monster Raving Loony music,

and a Saturday afternoon of pubs crawls and Loony activities.

With not One but two sides of Morris Dancers to

create Fun and Loon-icy in Belper.

Current Lineup, Subject To Change

FRIDAY AT THE GEORGE FROM 8 PM

Featuring :- Gareth Ike – Gripper and The Gurnards,

The Loony All Stars featuring Joe Jammer — Badaxe

SATURDAY AT THE GEORGE FROM 7PM

Featuring :-The Big Fibbers, – BB BlackDog, — Dr Diablo and The Rodent Show


Come and play willow workshop

 Hosted by Emma Parkins- willow and natural art

Friday, 27 September 2019 from 10:30-15:30

Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, DE56 1NU Belper

A day where you can just come and play with the willow. I shall soak it and prepare and you just turn up and twist, turn, weave, cut and do what ever you want with the willow. I shall give each person a certain amount to use and then off you go and create. I will be there to give advise and ideas but the idea is it a chance for you to be creative.

cost - £40 pp limited spaces, booking essentia,

lo book email, message or call 07597233709

drinks and snacks available


Live Music at The Railway, King Street, Belper.


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


PILATES  at the Community Hall, Belper.

Friday at  9.00 am to 12.00 noon

Belper Community Hall, Bridge Street, Belper.


KARATE Sessions at the Community Hall, Belper.

Friday at  6.00 pm to 8.15 pm

Belper Community Hall, Bridge Street, Belper.


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  


Saturday 28th


BELPER TOWN FC  v  STOCKBRIDGE PARK STEEL  (H) -  K.O. 3.00pm – League


BELPER RUGBY CLUB 1st XI  v  Sileby Town - (H - Starts 3.00pm

Midlands 3 East (North) League


DAMIAN BALTHAZAR  Live at the Royal British Legion Club Strutt Street, Belper. – 8.30pm



Amber Valley Beer Festival - Strutts Centre, Derby Road Belper

Thursday 26th - Saturday 28th September Open Noon - 11pm each day.

70+ Real Ales and Ciders. New this year Craft Keg and Gin Bars.

Live Music Friday and Saturday

Hot and Cold Food all sessions





Blacktop Sliders Live at the Nags Head Belper

Saturday Sept 28th 2019 at 9:30 pm to Sun Sep 29 2019 at 12:30 am    

Nags Head Belper, 5 High Pavement, Belper. DE56 1GD

Live classic and contemporary rock covers




Transition Belper  Green Exchange and Repair Café

Saturday, 28th of September at No28, 28 Market Place, Belper, 10.00am - 1.00pm.







































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


Back to Netball for Belper ladies at Belper Leisure Centre 
On Saturday`s from 11.00am To 12 Noon – £3.50 per session

Belper Netball Club. Netball is a fantastic sport for ladies who would like to be fitter and healthier whilst meeting new friends or spending time with old ones. Everyone is welcome (16+) regardless of whether you are returning to the game or just want to try something new.

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

Contact is Beth (Village Games) on 07584 904519 or email:  beth@villagegames.org.uk


FOLK FRIENDZY DANCE GROUP meet at the Belper Community Hall, Bridge Street, Belper.

Saturday`s at 8.00am – 1.00pm – Contact Steve Platt on 01773 743741 for information


Slimming World at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room  10 – 8.00 a.m. – 9.30 am



Sunday  29th


BELPER HOCKEY MENS 1st XI  V  PRESTON - (H) Starts 2.00pm

Mens Hockey League Conference North


Sunday 29th (2pm) Belper 200 years ago Walk

Start: Belper Market Place, Belper (DE56 1FZ).

Leader: Adrian Farmer.In 1819, a huge map of the Strutt Estate was created. 200 years later, we take a look at what has survived and what the map tells us of Belper’s development.

Book at www.belpernorthmill.org


Sunday 29 September

Autumn Footprints Walking Festival  A walk through parishes along the Derwent Valley

Length & Grading: 10.5 miles, Strenuous.

Join Amber Valley Ramblers for a 10.5 mile walk from Lea to Riber for views over Matlock. Then walk through the woods down to Lea Bridge. We will continue down the Derwent Valley towards Whatstandwell. Finally go up to Crich and back to Lea via Shuckstones. (10+ stiles). Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times. Street parking on lane outside Lea Gardens.

Starting Point: Lea Gardens, Long Lane, Lea DE4 5GH. Grid Ref: SK 324 575.

Start Time: 10am. Finish: 4pm.

Booking: Booking is recommended for all the walks and essential for some. We cannot guarantee being able to take you if you do not book in advance. Book now on 01629 533991



Open Lounge@The Lion Hotel

Sunday at 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

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

This an acoustic open mic night for anyone to come along to! Hosted by Tom Martin from the Easy Thomas Blues Band.

Everyone is welcome at this great venue in Belper. So bring along your instruments and plug yourself in! 3 songs will get you a very nice restaurant pizza! Come along and showcase your talent as The Lion Hotel are always looking out for that next artist to become a resident performer at the Hotel. PA and sound engineer is provided at all their open lounge sessions! Come and join us for a friendly evening of entertainment, It wouldn't be the same without you!  



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.  



Soccersixes

Soccersixes bring 6 a side football to Belper Leisure Centre on Sunday evenings. Does your team have what it takes to become champions of Belper?

- Every Sunday between 5-7pm -- Held at The Belper Leisure Centre

- 6 a side (up to 3 subs) -- 40 minute matches with FA qualified referees

- Fixtures, results and tables updated weekly online

- Trophies and prizes for league winners and top goalscorers -- NO entry fee!

If you are interested in entering a team, contact James on 07496383645

or Sign up online @



TAE KWON DO Sessions at the Community Hall, Belper.

Thursday at  9.30 am to 11.30 am

Belper Community Hall, Bridge Street, Belper.


Hall's September Wedding Fair!

Sunday Sept 29th 2019 at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm  

Shottle Hall, White Lane, Shottle nr Belper. DE56 2EB

OUR NEXT WEDDING FAIR IS FINALLY APPROACHING.. eep!

Do you need some inspiration for your big day? Are you yet to choose the perfect wedding venue for you?

Why not come and have a look at our beautiful venue dressed to impress!!

All of our recommended suppliers will be attending and look forward to chatting to you about the big day. Our suppliers are here to give ideas and tips on what makes a wedding day special.

Our experienced wedding coordinators will also be on hand to give advice and talk you through any questions you may have .. So why not come and say Hello!


Monday  30th


Belper Meadows Bowls Club - SD Vets  v  Cellaston 1 – H –  Starts 1.30pm


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 Strutts Community Centre, Derby Road, Belper.

Cost £3.50 (drinks available at a charge)

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

Facebook – CHATTERBOX  @chatterboxbelper


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


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


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


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.


Karries Pole + Aerrial Ltd meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 108  – 6.00pm – 8.00pm


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.


Peak Pilates  meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 109  – 7.00pm – 8.00pm


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


Belper Post Natal Fitness  meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 10 – 7.00pm – 8.00pm


Captive Audience Theatre meet at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper. -- Room 56  – 3.00pm – 7.00pm


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


Audience Community Theatre at the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper. – Room 56 – 3.00pm - 7.00pm

Contact  Larry on 07970 113564 for more information or email captiveaudience@live.co.uk


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


Weekly Yoga Class

Monday`s at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   

Sage Yoga Studio, 25 Derwent Street, Belper, DE56 1WN

All abilities yoga class, come along and strengthen, connect, breathe, revitalise and release tension. Set yourself up for a great week feeling refreshed and energised. To book either message me on facebook or email me at humblewarriory@gmail.com



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



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