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Area: Derbyshire

Category Derby

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Derbyshire Grouping

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.' Normally held during July.

'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.'

'Celebrating the joy of books and reading ... The Festival plays a key role in supporting the economic, social, cultural and educational prosperity of our city. Arts and culture in Derby is flourishing and the Festival is now well established as the East Midlands’ most successful literary festival.' Spring Festival normally held Late May - Early June. Have also held an Autumn Edition in November.

Category Glossop

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Derbyshire Grouping

'The Multi-Faith Centre encourages and facilitates dialogue, co-operation, mutual respect and understanding between people from different faith communities and civil society, who by coming together aim to improve the wellbeing of vulnerable people living in Derbyshire.'

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 Local Heritage

'The Arkwright Society is 'an educational charity devoted to the rescue of industrial heritage buildings and helping to preserve the precious built and natural landscape in and around Cromford ... From family fun weekends to lectures, guided tours, off-site visits, exhibitions ... there is something for everyone'.

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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