A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Derbyshire

Category Arts Festivals

'Entertaining local residents and visitors to the town. We attract big names from the world or art, science, literature, music, drama and comedy.'  Normally held June.

Category Rail Transport

'Barrow Hill Roundhouse is the last surviving railway roundhouse in the United Kingdom with an operational turntable. Built in 1870, it was threatened with demolition in 1991 when the site was closed by British Rail.  It was saved by a group of dedicated volunteers who have transformed it into a unique railway museum and events venue ... The Roundhouse has an exciting calendar of events throughout the year including regular favourites such as the Rail Ale Beer & Music Festival and a series of weekend themed activities for all the family.'

Category Arts Festivals

'We have a reputation for offering often once-in-a-life-time opportunities to hear sublime but rarely performed operas; and internationally acclaimed singers, musicians and literary speakers are all attracted to our beautiful spa town.'

'Originally founded in 1922 with the grand title of The Buxton Archaeological, Local and Natural History Society. Despite the recent shortening of the title, the aims of the Society are unchanged and remain to engage in activities that explore and explain all aspects of the history of the market town of Buxton, the Peak District and its surrounding areas. Regular meetings are held to hear talks and presentations by members and other speakers with a knowledge and interest in the area ... Visitors are most welcome.'

'An active and progressive photography club offering a wide range of speakers, training and events.'

'Our Group's aim is to collect the history of Chaddesden and its surrounding area for the benefit of future generations as well as for today's historians ... We hold monthly meetings ... With a guest speaker, refreshments and lively company available a good time is assured.'

'Confidence comes with knowledge, knowledge leads to freedom and choice. If you have the knowledge you have the freedom and choice to take better images. The camera is only the instrument, without you, it is nothing ... Chapel Camera Club is located in Chapel-en-le-Frith and draws members from the High Peak area of Derbyshire and East Cheshire. We meet every Wednesday, September to May, for talks, competitions and practical sessions.'

'Studying paranormal phenomena such as: auras, dowsing, ghosts, hypnosis, mediumship, poltergeists, reincarnation, Spiritualism, telepathy and UFOs, since 1982 ... CPSG runs a monthly programme of talks, demonstrations and videos relating to the paranormal. The group's secretary arranges for a different speaker to join us at each meeting, in order to give a talk on, or to demonstrate, a particular aspect of the subject.'

'The Society holds three types of meetings each month and you don't have to be a member to attend any of them, although of course we encourage people to join: * Our Main Meetings usually involve a popular level talk by an outside speaker, typically from a university, on some aspect of astronomy or space science; * Between September and June we hold monthly Introduction to Astronomy Meetings; * Weather permitting we hold Monthly Observing Sessions on the Saturday following the Saturday immediately after our Main Meetings.'

'Derby LIVE is part of Derby City Council. We present and produce an excellent and diverse programme of live performances, events and festivals. We are innovative, inclusive, sustainable and vital to the regeneration of Derby. Our venues include the Assembly Rooms, Derby Arena and Guildhall Theatre as well as outdoor spaces in and around Derby City Centre.'

Category Derbyshire

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

Founded 1878: 'The Society funds archaeological and historical research, conservation and publication with grants to volunteer groups, schools, museums and academic/professional researchers. It supports local historical societies in studying the historical environment, holds study days, lectures and visits ... The Society has four active sections – Archaeological Research Group (ARG), Architectural Section (AS), Local History Section (LHS) and Industrial Archaeology Section (IAS). Each group is responsible its own programme of lectures during the winter months and visits during the summer months'.

Category Rail Transport

'Explore the role of the Association in supporting Peak Rail Plc in their ambition to reopen the former Midland Railway line from Matlock to Buxton. The primary functions of the Association are to recruit the volunteer workforce for the railway from our members and raise finances for carefully selected projects on the railway ... Peak Rail currently operates a Heritage Railway nearly 4 miles from Matlock to Rowsley in Derbyshire. Negotiations are currently underway to seek a significant extension northward towards Buxton.'

Category Buxton

Member of The Arts Society - 1 East Midlands Grouping

Category Derby

Member of The Arts Society - 1 East Midlands Grouping

'Based in the town centre of Chesterfield is the Winding Wheel Theatre, a Grade II-listed theatre, originally built in 1923 as a cinema ... It has a diverse programme of events including West End musicals, stand-up comedy, music concerts, talks and a wide range of community events.'

Category Arts Festivals

'A leading contemporary arts festival with art for all passions – all happening in our historic market town, right in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales.' Normally held Mid September.

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