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More details - Calke Abbey - Calke Alive
Travel through time and meet characters from Calke’s past, as they tell the tale of the years of grandeur, the gradual decline and the dramatic end. When you visit the house, you’ll meet characters from Calke’s past and learn more about the fascinating history of the ’un-stately home’.
Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby,
Tue 15 May

More details - Calke Abbey - Veteran trees of Calke
Join this guided walk to discover some of the amazing ancient trees in Calke Park. Learn the history of the parkland and its veteran trees, and look out for other wildlife on this fascinating walk. Booking Not Needed.
Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby,
Sat 19 May

More details - Calke Abbey - Limeyards and brickyards walk
Discover Calke’s industrial past with National Trust archaeologist Rachael Hall on this guided walk. The walk will take you on an exploration of Calke’s limeyards and brickyards, exploring how these industries were vital to both the local economy and that of the estate. Booking Not Needed.
Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby,
Mon 21 May

More details - Calke Abbey - Explore the wider Calke Estate
Join this refreshing six-mile taking you around the wider Calke Estate. Starting on the Tramway Trail, this walk will lead you to Pistern Hills to see stunning views over the Calke Estate. Passing through farmland and woodland, you’ll discover a variety of native trees and flowers on this long walk.
Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby,
Wed 23 May

More details - Push the Boat Out - Sample Sailing
Join us on Sunday 6th May and enjoy a trial sail! We’re inviting people to book up for a 30 min. sailing experience with an expert sailor for just £5 per person. Pre-registration is required via shsc.org.uk/trial-sail/ . Sailing kit will be provided - wet suit/ buoyancy aid.
Staunton Harold Sailing Club, Calke Road, Melbourne
Sun 6 May

More details - Jeremy Hardy
Jeremy Hardy. Artists performing: Jeremy Hardy.: Tickets avaiable.
Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton Upon Trent
Today

More details - Melbourne Hall Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
A 17 acre historic garden with an abundance of rare trees and shrubs. Woodland and waterside planting with extensive herbaceous borders. Meconopsis, candelabra primulas, various Styrax and Cornus kousa. Other garden features incl Bakewells wrought iron arbour, a yew tunnel and fine C18 statuary and water features.
Melbourne Hall Gardens, Derby
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May

More details - Etwall Well dressing Art Exhibition
Etwall Art Group will be holding its Annual Art Exhibition in the Frank Wickham Hall during the Well Dressing weekend, where there will be original framed and mounted pictures on display. Two framed watercolour paintings by popular Midlands artists will be raffled on the two days of the exhibition.
etwall Village Hall Etwall
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May

Etwall Well Dressing Festival More details - Etwall Well Dressing Festival
Well Dressing consists of large tableaux of clayed boards, some being 9’ high x 7’ wide, decorated with all natural materials, such as flower petals, greenery, seeds & beans, alder & fir cones & many other natural materials.
Etwall Village
Sat 19 May to Mon 21 May
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More details - Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery - Open Garden for NGS
Beautiful 9 acre woodland garden with a large collection of rare trees and shrubs. Interest throughout the yr with spring flowers, cool leafy areas in summer and sensational autumn colour. Many information posters describing the more obscure plants. Bring wellingtons in wet weather.
Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery, Ashby de la Zouch
Wed 16 May, Thu 14 Jun

More details - Midlands Model Rail Show & Reunion - French Railways Society
The French Railways Society is holding its first Midlands Model Rail Show and Reunion. The event will be a mixture of model railway layouts in various scales, sales and display stands, with trade participation plus a programme of talks and presentations including guest speaker the author and broadcaster Andrew...
The Aston Court Hotel (York & Hardwick suites), Midland Road, Derby
Sun 29 Apr

More details - The Moscow State Circus  GOSTINITSA
Special offer - 2 for 1 on any seat any day! Simply call the box office – 020 3375 3970 and quote ’Juggler’ to receive the deal.
Bass’s Recreation Ground
Today to Sun 29 Apr
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More details - How To Get An Agent
How To Get an Agent – With Alex Davis Thursday May 10th, 7pm-9pm Tickets £8 from QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606 or from www.derbyquad.co.uk/course/how-to-get-an-agent.aspx Getting an agent is a massive step towards publication for any author, but how do you go about landing representation?
Derby QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby
Thu 10 May

More details - Plot and Story Structure - Day Workshop
Plot and Story Structure – With Heide Goody and Iain Grant Saturday 19th May, 10am-4pm Tickets £35 from QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606 or from www.derbyquad.co.uk/course/plot-and-story-structure.aspx Explore the conventions of storytelling and plot structure and discover how they are present in all stories.
Derby QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby
Sat 19 May

More details - Derby Ceilidh and Contra
Contra dancing is an evening of fun, energetic dancing in the same style as English Ceilidh. A caller first explains the movements and then prompts you during the dance. Contra dance is an American version of English Ceilidh dancing but features lively flowing movements.
The Polish Club, 18 Kedleston Road, Derby
Fri 18 May

The Central Bernese Mountain Dog club Open SHOW & All BREEDS COMPANION SHOW More details - The Central Bernese Mountain Dog club Open SHOW & All BREEDS COMPANION SHOW
This is our Main Central Bernese Mountain dog Club 16 Class Open Show of the year.In between the Bitch & Dog classes to be judged we also have a Class for all Champion Bernese Mountain Dogs.
Oversael Village Hall Grounds. Woodville Rd. Overseal.
Sun 20 May
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More details - Craft Fair
Craft fair, lots of choice, tea and cake! Open to all.
Mackworth All Saints Church, Lower Road, Mackworth Village, Derby
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Quiz Night!
Music Academy for Schools is hosting a fun quiz night. Live music included.
Rosliston Village Hall, Main Street, Rosliston, Swadlincote.
Sat 28 Apr

More details - May Day event
An annual May Day event in Church Broughton raising money for the local school. This year we have dance displays and the choir ’Young Voices’ performing. There are lots of games organized by the children and local craft stalls. There is a delicious barbeque and tea and cakes stall.
Main Street, Church Broughton
Mon 7 May

More details - Kedleston Hall - Henro 2018 - An exhibition by Takumasa Ono
Japanese artist Takumasa Ono, returns to Kedleston Hall, to exhibit his artwork which is inspired by National Trust properties. Japanese artist Takumasa Ono, developed his ’HENRO (pilgrimage)’ exhibition, working as an artist in residence with the National Trust.
Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby
Today, Thu 26 Apr, Sat 28 Apr to Thu 3 May, Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Great British Dog Walk at Kedleston Hall
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People are bringing the Great British Dog Walk to Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire. This is a family and dog friendly event and everyone is welcome. Join us for our massive group walk in the beautiful surroundings of the National Trust’s Kedleston Hall.
Kedleston Hall, Kedleston Road, Derby
Sat 12 May

More details - Kedleston Hall - Family Forest Fun (5-9 years)
Join our regular woodland club and enjoy different outdoor activities each month. Booking essential as places are limited. Come along for a mix of craft, games, stories and woodland skills aimed at children aged from 5-9 years old. Children should be accompanied by adults and dressed for the outdoors.
Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby
Sat 12 May

More details - Kedleston Hall - Family Forest Fun  (10-13 years)
Join our regular Forest School Club in the woodland at Kedleston and enjoy different outdoor activities each month. Come along for a mix of craft, games, stories and woodland skills aimed at children aged from 10-13 years old.
Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby
Sat 12 May

More details - Kedleston Hall - Hands on for Home Educators
Join us on the first Monday of the month for a practical outdoor work session aimed at families who home educate. Sessions will be suitable for a mix of ages, but children should be over 5 years old. Please get in contact if your child has any additional needs.
Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby
Mon 14 May

More details - Kedleston Hall - Preschool Play Days
Join us for our monthly outdoor play aimed at messy little adventurers. Expect crafts, games and stories, and dress for the weather! Bring along your little ones to a day of outdoor play! We get up to all sorts, it’s all about trying new things, playing together and most important of all having fun.
Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby
Tue 15 May

More details - Kedleston Hall - Wild Food Wander - Spring Foraging
Take a guided walk and learn about some of the edible plants growing around Kedleston’s parkland. Nowadays most of us get the majority of our food from the supermarket and it’s easy to forget about the edible plant we have growing around us.
Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby
Sat 19 May

More details - Swinging Bass Band in concert
The Swinging Bass Band will sing & play their mix of Swing Classics, Frank Sinatra & Jazz at The Charles Booth Centre, formerly Thingstone Community Centre, Thringstone, Leicestershire. Vocals from the amazing Roy Forbes! Saturday 28th April 2018 at 8.
Charles Booth Centre, The Green, Thringstone, Leicestershire
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Ravenstone Hall - Open Garden for NGS
The garden was transformed in 2009 when the new owners moved to the house and planting and development has been on-going since that time. Azaleas and rhododendrons are planted on the bank of the drive. Beech trees and a beech hedge line the main front lawn. There is a woodland walk planted with bluebells.
Ravenstone Hall, Coalville
Sun 20 May

More details - Locko Park - Open Garden for NGS
An original 1927 open garden for the NGS. Large garden; pleasure gardens; rose gardens designed by William Eames. House (not open) by Smith of Warwick with Victorian additions. Chapel (open) Charles II, with original ceiling.
Locko Park, Derby
Sun 13 May

More details - Broomfield Hall - Open Garden for NGS
25 acres of constantly developing educational Victorian gardens/woodlands maintained by students and volunteers.
Broomfield Hall, Derbyshire
Sun 20 May

More details - 1 The Dairy, Hurst Court - Open Garden for NGS
Developed over the last 10 years from a muddy ¼ acre patch attached to a barn conversion, the garden now contains a large Japanese Koi Carp pond and goldfish pond with planting having a Japanese connection viewed from winding paths.
1 The Dairy, Hurst Court, Swadlincote
Sat 19 May

More details - Derwent Valley Donkey Sanctuary:  May Fun and Fund-Raising Fayre
Please come along and help this local Independent Charity - All monies raised are spent on our animals. We have extended our Cafe Area and have lovely goods for sale, including Plants and Jewelry, as well as fun Games for all ages.
Little Eaton Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton, Derby
Sun 13 May

More details - Whitwick Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Fair
Join us at our well established ’fast-paced buyers and sellers delight’ Our 4th year hosting this popular event. With up to 65 antique, vintage and collectable traders you really will be spoilt for choice! Free on site parking Dogs Welcome Wheelchair friendly Refreshments served by the venue
Hermitage Leisure Centre, Silver Street
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Dawn Chorus Walk
Are you an early bird!? Join the Woodland Trust for a pleasant early morning ramble through Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood and listen out for the voices of the dawn chorus.
Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood
Sun 6 May

More details - Car Boot
A Giant Car boots with over 100 cars selling goods old and new on the grounds of Treetops Hospice Care in Risley Derbyshire.
Treetops Hospice Care Derby Road Risley Derby
Mon 7 May

More details - Royal Spring Fair & Open Day
Join us at our Royal Spring Fair (to celebrate the Royal Wedding) in the grounds of Treetops Hospice Care and take the opportunity to have afternoon tea and listen to the music. Take a tour of the hospice facilities and hear about the services we provide to the local people of Nottingham and Derbyshire.
Treetops Hospice Care Derby Road Risley Derby
Sun 20 May

More details - Plant Hunters' Fair at Donington Le Heath 1620's House and Garden Saturday 5th May 2018
Plant Hunters’ Fair at Donington Le Heath 1620’s House and Garden with entry of only £1.00 for the Plant Fair and Gardens. The plant fair features highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, alpines, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties.
Donington Le Heath Manor House, Donington Le Heath, Coalville
Sat 5 May

More details - Whatton Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Often described by visitors as a hidden gem, this 15 acre C19 Country House garden is a relaxing experience for all the family. Listen to the birds, and enjoy walking through the many fine trees, spring bulbs and shrubs, large herbaceous border, traditional rose garden, ornamental ponds and lawns.
Whatton Gardens, Loughborough
Sun 20 May

More details - Wild Thyme Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
The garden surrounds a self built timber frame house now 20 years old and extends to acre. There is a collection of over 120 Japanese Maples with other rare semi mature White bark Birch trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials. Newly developed large beds of Ornamental grasses with taller perennials.
Wild Thyme Cottage, Burton-On-Trent
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Free lambing open day at Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire
Free to visit, the event is an opportunity for families to pop into the lambing sheds and see some of the scores of lambs that have been born at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, near Duffield, this season. The first lambs arrived on the farm on 9th April and around 130 are expected over the next three weeks.
Farnah House Farm Wirksworth Road Duffield Derbyshire
Sun 29 Apr

More details - White Wood Lodge - Open Garden for NGS
With panoramic views of stunning Staffordshire countryside, this garden offers a collection of various mature shrubs and flowers.
White Wood Lodge, Burton-On-Trent
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May

More details - Video Tape Machine
Video Tape Machine Plus NANA + Caroline McLavy. Artists performing: Video Tape Machine.: Tickets avaiable.
The Lord Roberts Understudy, Nottingham
Sat 5 May

More details - A Spotlight On: The Importance of the mosquito and its crew
This talk will cover the history and importance of the Mosquito to UK aviation heritage, and the project to restore this aircraft for the UK people. It will also cover progress of the fundraising and technical details of the restoration of Mosquito RL249.
The National Memorial Arboretum. The Millenium Chapel
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Plant Hunters' Fair at The National Memorial Arboretum on Saturday 12th May 2018
FREE ENTRY to this Plant Fair featuring many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species, old heritage varieties and specialities to delight plant lovers of every level of experience and the nurseries will be more than happy to give you the benefit of their
National Memorial Arboretum Croxall Road Alrewas Staffordshire
Sat 12 May

More details - Funny Money by Ray Cooney
Henry A. Perkins, a mild mannered C.P.A, accidently picks up the wrong briefcase one full of money. Henry assumes it is illicit cash and he decides to keep it. Knowing that the former owner must have his briefcase, he rushes home to book one way fares to Barcelona.
The Duchess Theatre The Chatsworth Centre, West Gate, Long Eaton
Today to Sat 28 Apr

More details - Jekyll & Hyde
Beeston Musical Theatre Group proudly presents Jekyll & Hyde the Musical. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry, set to a powerful pop-rock score by Frank Wildhorn with book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse.
Duchess Theatre, West Gate, Long Eaton
Tue 22 May, Wed 23 May, Fri 25 May, Sat 26 May

More details - Smalley Art Group Exhibition & Sale of Paintings
An exhibition and sale of beautifully hand crafted paintings. Whether you want an original painting for your own home or a unique gift for a loved one, come along and view our members’ work. You’re sure to find something to suit your taste, all at reasonable prices.
The Smalley Institute, 79 Main Road, Smalley, Ilkeston, Derbyshire
Fri 18 May to Sun 27 May

More details - Worship with a Classical Flavour
The church of St Mary in Charnwood Nanpantan invites you to a short service including music for reflection followed by refreshments and a short recital. Rev’d Noel Colley will preach and lead the service.
Church of St Mary in Charnwood, Nanpantan Road, Nanpantan, Loughborough
Sun 29 Apr

Statfold Barn Railway - "The Giant Miniature Weekend" More details - Statfold Barn Railway - "The Giant Miniature Weekend"
Join us at the award winning Statfold Barn Railway for a steam-filled family day out! Enjoy the sights and sounds of steam in miniature, ride on the steam trains of the Statfold Barn Railway, see working demonstrations, steam models, trade stands and much more.
Statfold Barn Railway, Ashby Road, Tamworth
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May
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More details - Belper & Matlock District Volunteers Group for The Air Ambulance Service
Become a volunteer and support your local Air Ambulance join the Belper & Matlock District Air Ambulance Volunteers Group We meet at 12.00 a.m. at The Railway Tea Rooms 3 Midland View, Belper DE56 1QB at 12.00 it will be upstairs in a private room.
The Railway Tea Rooms 3 Midland View, Belper
Tue 1 May