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August 2021

Sounds Local

Sat 7th August @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Silversax

Live music from local musicians including Silversax, Steve Bliss One Man Band and The Fossils. Have a go at dancing with Maypole Movers! 11.00am -1.00pm - Silversax 2.00pm - 4.00pm Steve Bliss and his One Man Band Maypole Dancing - on the hour workshops from 12pm - 3.30pm. Workshops last 15- 20 minutes.    

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Build It!

Mon 9th August @ 10:00 am - Tue 10th August @ 5:00 pm
Mosaic 2018

Following the success of the LEGO® Mosaic building by the Bandstand in 2018 and 2019, Fairy Bricks will be back with an all new design for you to help create an incredible LEGO® built picture. Thousands of bricks will be combined together to build something spectacular! (Photos are from previous years). Mosaic 2019

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Memories of the 1940s Homefront

Sat 14th August - Sun 15th August
Listening to radio

Take a step back to the 1940s Britain on the Homefront with this popular weekend event which runs from 10am - 5.30pm each day (last admissions 4pm).  Download our leaflet here: Memories of the 1940s Homefront Live 1940s entertainment from singers Jayne Darling, Marina Mae and Johnny Victory There will be two children's boot camps per day, for those brave enough to face Sergeant Major Marmite!  Our 'Winston Churchill' will make speeches at Town End and walk about meeting visitors.…

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Model Tram and Railway Exhibition

Sat 21st August @ 10:00 am - Sun 22nd August @ 5:00 pm
Reading Model Tram

Back by popular demand is our Model Tram and Railway Exhibition, which will include: Reading Corporation Tramways The layout portrays a short section of the Reading Corporation tram system, as it would have been soon after the system opened in 1903. There are two termini. A number of characteristics of the Reading system are incorporated, such as the characteristic design of the poles for the overhead power line. Another feature that has been reproduced is the fact that system was…

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Woodland Week

Mon 23rd August @ 11:30 am - Fri 27th August @ 3:30 pm
Willow Weaving

Embrace nature with us in this popular outdoor activity week for all the family. The event is aimed at families and has a woodland and environmental theme. Craft activities, stories and wildlife exhibitions will focus on learning new skills and increasing knowledge. Activities may be subject to change, depending on human resources and weather.   Monday 23rd - Friday 27th August Outdoor Play Area Woodland Walk Derwent View Octagon at Wakebridge Monday Willow weaving with Wayside Willow Stories with Sophie Wildlife…

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Sounds of the 1950s and 60s

Sun 29th August @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
1950s Dance

Come and enjoy the music from the 1950s and 60s from 11.45am featuring Kals Kats (Vintage swing band), vocalist Lula May (www.lulamay.co.uk), The Moonshiners and  vocalist Johnny Victory. Vintage trams running into the Derbyshire countryside from 10am to 5pm (every 10 -15 minutes). Time Bandstand Outside the Learning Centre 11:45 Johnny Victory   12:30 Lula May   13:00 - 15:00   The Moonshiners 13:15 Johnny Victory   14:00 Kal's Kats   14:45 Lula May   15:30 - 16:15 Kal's Kats…

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Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Mon 30th August @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mr Bear

Bring your teddy bear to get a Teddy Bears picnic badge (First 500 children to bring a teddy bear. One badge per child). Follow the 'Teddy Trail' on the woodland walk from Wakebridge to Derwent View, and look out for live teddy appearances. Bring your own picnic, watch children's entertainment and enjoy the amazing views over the Derwent Valley from Derwent View!  Children’s entertainment with Amy Zing is in the afternoon. Make teddy bear ears- 11am - 3pm. Visit the…

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September 2021

Crime at Crich Event

Sat 4th September @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Crime at Crich 2019

4th September 1952. The office of the Crich Tramway Company is burgled overnight. The monthly takings are stolen out of the safe along with the late Mr Crichley-Crich’s valuable stamp collection including the priceless stamp the Penny Purple Dot, but who could have done it? Question the suspects, find the clues and see if you can work out who did it? (Photographs are from previous Crime at Crich events)

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Steampunk Weekend

Sat 11th September - Sun 12th September
Lady with dog

Our ever popular Steampunk event, in conjunction with Steampunks Always Welcome- Lincoln, is set to return for two amazing days this year! Enjoy the alternative history combined with science fantasy and fun for all the family from 10am - 5.00pm each day. Ever tried 'Tea dunking'? Come along and learn from the experts! Entertainment will include Steampunk English electric Ceilidh band Lonely Mr Punch, fun with bubbles and Steampunk Hula Hoopers. If you are a Steampunk re-enactor, you can pre-book…

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TR Shropshire Group Visit

Thu 16th September @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
TR Shropshire Group

Members of the TR Shropshire Group will be displaying some of their superb TR sports cars today. Came along and view these classic cars and enjoy a vintage tram ride into the countryside! Row of cars

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