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  • Art Share and ArtStand unite for Autumn Community Art Sharing, Exhibition and Art Sale

    10 October 2021 Art Share and ArtStand unite for Autumn Community Art Sharing, Exhibition and Art Sale

    The weekend of 16th & 17th October sees the welcome return of the Autumn Community Art Sharing presented by Art Share Crich at The Glebe Field Centre.

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  • Community Walk with foraging expert Brendan McDowell

    21 September 2021 Community Walk with foraging expert Brendan McDowell

    As part of the BBC's Country File Ramble campaign, Active Crich for Everyone have organised a Community Walk with foraging expert Brendon McDowell. 

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  • Crich Parish Council update

    11 September 2021 Crich Parish Council update

    Read the actions that came from the recent meeting of Crich Parish Council

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  • Helped needed to tidy up St Mary's Church Yard

    11 September 2021 Helped needed to tidy up St Mary's Church Yard

    There will be a work party day – open to all comers with their garden tools – on the morning of 30 October.

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  • Volunteers needed for Crich Youth Club

    09 September 2021 Volunteers needed for Crich Youth Club

    Would you like to help young people in our community? 

    In June, 23 young people attended a consultation event and gave an over whelming thumbs up to holding a weekly youth club at The Glebe. We will be kicking off the Youth Club in October and the club will be run by a mix of paid youth workers & volunteers. 

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  • Continued need for Crich Community Pantry

    09 September 2021 Continued need for Crich Community Pantry

    THANK YOU to all those who have topped up the Crich Community Pantry over the past weeks, it has sorely been needed by families and individuals.

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  • An Exhibition of The Royal Family Tree

    08 September 2021 An Exhibition of The Royal Family Tree

    An exhibition of the Royal Family Tree designed and complied by Grange Genealogy will be held at All Saints Church Hall, South Wingfield

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  • Autumn Community Art Share

    06 September 2021 Autumn Community Art Share

    The Autumn Community Art Sharing organised by Art Share Crich is just around the corner. The event is taking place on the weekend of 16th & 17th October at The Glebe Field Centre.

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  • Meal delivery service draws to a close

    02 September 2021 Meal delivery service draws to a close

    Dawn Harper, who has been providing cooked meals for older and more vulnerable people throughout the Covid pandemic has stopped the service as life returns to 'normal'.

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  • Crich Brass looking for new members!

    31 August 2021 Crich Brass looking for new members!

    Crich Brass are looking to recruit brass players of all ages and abilities. Whether you are an experienced brass player or simply have a desire to learn something new they provide a warm welcome and can even supply you with an instrument and tuition Free of Charge!

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Events news

Art Share and ArtStand unite for Autumn Community Art Sharing, Exhibition and Art Sale

by Linda Philo

Clare Limb holding up her painting of Crich Quarry

The weekend of 16th & 17th October sees the welcome return of the Autumn Community Art Sharing presented by Art Share Crich at The Glebe Field Centre.

Alongside this there will be for the second year running an Exhibition and Art sale by artists in the ArtStand collective.

The two groups were so pleased with the success of their joint event last October,  that they have decided to do it all over  again  this year but this time even bigger!

Art Share Crich will be sharing artwork from local schools, art and craft groups and members of the community along with work that was created by people who attended the Get Creative and Have Fun workshops held at The Crich Tramway Village this summer and were inspired by the beauty and character of Cliff Quarry. Prizes will also be awarded by international wildlife photographer Andy Parkinson, and artists Irene Brierton and Denise Cliffen, to the artworks which best capture the essence of The Cliff Quarry.

The event will celebrate everyday creativity of the people who live and work in the Crich Area and aims to inspire more people to take up arts and crafts as a way of improving their wellbeing, especially in relation to recovery from the pandemic.

Clare  Limb, who is part of Art Share Crich, took part in one of the summer workshops ran by artist Denise Cliffen. Clare found it to be an uplifting experience ‘the beauty of the quarry and the Stand on top of the cliff really awakened my creativity and  improved my general sense of happiness’

During the event there will be live music by local writer, poet and musician Martyn Offord, who will be sharing his songwriting art with attendees throughout the weekend.

The ArtStand exhibition and Art Sale will include work by locally based  artists there will be a chance to  purchase art by the artists as well.

Poster advertising Artstand and Artshare exhibition

A number of new local artists who have recently joined ArtStand.

Including professional artists Irene Brierton who produces beautifully detailed animal studies in watercolour. Frances Daunt; whose use of local maps as a background to her work is highly original. Jonathan Amos Landscape and Portrait photography at its finest - look out for his more abstract work though. Denise Cliffen: wonderfully atmospheric landscapes drawn in amazing detail using pastel crayons.

There will be work to see and buy from other locally based artists who love to create including

Margaret Sutton - our local Potter who produces both functional and highly decorative pieces that would look fantastic in any home. Sue Zmarzty  - Felt Artist - who is fascinated by big cats and loves to celebrate wild animals using wool and fabric. Cheryl Porter - a  Teaching Assistant in one of our local schools, who loves doing art with the children. Her work has an essence of fantasy and an expressive quality. Ian Whitehead, who besides being our local vicar, is a talented crafts person  who turns and makes wonderfully colourful fountain pens and pencils on his lathe. David Hunns, who creates expressive landscapes in watercolour, acrylics and oils and Helen Tomlinson who produces a range of crafts that may help solve that Christmas present problem.

All those participating are local and live within a few miles of Crich Stand. The work for sale is unique, as you have the chance to buy original artwork direct from the artist. This means you avoid the gallery commission’s!

We look forward to meeting you on 16 or 17th October. There will be a creative cafe available which we hope will be a great place to meet for a coffee and chat and possibly doodle!

Community Walk with foraging expert Brendan McDowell

by Linda Philo

poster describing Community Walk

As part of the BBC's CountryFile Ramble, Active Crich for Everyone have organised a Community Walk with foraging expert Brendon McDowell. 

Fusion forager AKA Brendan McDowell is a Forest School leader, community grower, creative facilitator, mushroom enthusiast and forager. As a nature lover Brendan's passion is to teach and inspire people to engage with the natural world. From learning to grow and cook vegetables and mushrooms, to searching out wild plants and fungi for food and craft.

Join the gathering on Sunday 10 October, 2.00 pm at the corner of Top Hagg Lane, Fritchley.

We will take a gentle stroll through Fritchley Meadows and into the woods and back and anticipate that the ramble will take around 2 hours.

The event is free of charge, however, donations to Children In Need are welcomed.

The ground is uneven and therefore unsuitable for wheelchairs and prams. Please wear suitable weather appropriate clothes and shoes.

If you have any questions please contact active.crich@gmail.com

Community Walk poster

Helped needed to tidy up St Mary's Church Yard

by Linda Philo

St Mary's Church

If you follow Crich Community Facebook chatter, then you will know that there has been quite a lot of comment on whether or not the grass is too long in St Mary’s churchyard. 

St Mary’s PCC are talking to Amber Valley Council about the matter of who is responsible for managing the churchyard. 

Meanwhile, there will be a work party day – open to all comers with their garden tools – on the morning of Satuday 30 October from 9.00 am and an afternoon session from 2.00 pm.  As it is Half Term on that day, children (supervised by their adults) are very welcome to join in!

An Exhibition of The Royal Family Tree

by Linda Philo

All Saints Church South Wingfield

An exhibition of the Royal Family Tree designed and complied by Grange Genealogy will be held at All Saints Church Hall, Holm Lane, South Wingfield, DE55 7NY on

Saturday 18th September from 10am – 4pm

Sunday 19th September from 12 noon – 4pm.

The exhibition will include the family tree, showing all the family connected to Queen Elizabeth II and Price Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, going back to Queen Victoria. The chart shows all descendants and stretches to just over 8 meters in length. 

There is an accompanying guide book which includes indexes to everyone listed and gives some further details of each person and their immediate family. There will be copies for sale on the day and an opportunity to find out more about exploring your own family tree.

Admission £3 on the door.

All admission fees will be donated to All Saints Church.

Go to: https://www.grangegenealogy.co.uk/all-saints-exhibition/ for more information

Poster advertising the Royal Family Tree Exhibition

Autumn Community Art Share

by Linda Philo

display of artworks at the Community Art Share 2020

The Autumn Community Art Sharing organised by Art Share Crich is just around the corner. The event is taking place on the weekend of 16th & 17th October at The Glebe Field Centre.

It promises to be an event for the whole community to enjoy, with art works made by members of the community, displayed alongside professional artwork by local artist collective ArtStand, who are holding an exhibition and art sale at the same time.

The event is free of charge, suitable for the whole family and refreshments will be available.

Saturday, 16 October from 11.00 am to 5pm

Sunday, 17 October from 10:30 am to  5pm

If you would like to share your art at the event please send a photo or description of your work to Clare Limb clarelimb68@gmail.com with a brief explanation of how it made you think or feel when you made it.

All artforms welcome, including craft work. 

Please ensure that your work is suitable for a family audience.

  • Art Share and ArtStand unite for Autumn Community Art Sharing, Exhibition and Art Sale

    10 October 2021 Art Share and ArtStand unite for Autumn Community Art Sharing, Exhibition and Art Sale

    The weekend of 16th & 17th October sees the welcome return of the Autumn Community Art Sharing presented by Art Share Crich at The Glebe Field Centre.

    Comments: 0

  • Community Walk with foraging expert Brendan McDowell

    21 September 2021 Community Walk with foraging expert Brendan McDowell

    As part of the BBC's Country File Ramble campaign, Active Crich for Everyone have organised a Community Walk with foraging expert Brendon McDowell. 

    Comments: 0

  • Crich Parish Council update

    11 September 2021 Crich Parish Council update

    Read the actions that came from the recent meeting of Crich Parish Council

    Comments: 0

  • Helped needed to tidy up St Mary's Church Yard

    11 September 2021 Helped needed to tidy up St Mary's Church Yard

    There will be a work party day – open to all comers with their garden tools – on the morning of 30 October.

    Comments: 0

  • Volunteers needed for Crich Youth Club

    09 September 2021 Volunteers needed for Crich Youth Club

    Would you like to help young people in our community? 

    In June, 23 young people attended a consultation event and gave an over whelming thumbs up to holding a weekly youth club at The Glebe. We will be kicking off the Youth Club in October and the club will be run by a mix of paid youth workers & volunteers. 

    Comments: 0

  • Continued need for Crich Community Pantry

    09 September 2021 Continued need for Crich Community Pantry

    THANK YOU to all those who have topped up the Crich Community Pantry over the past weeks, it has sorely been needed by families and individuals.

    Comments: 0

  • An Exhibition of The Royal Family Tree

    08 September 2021 An Exhibition of The Royal Family Tree

    An exhibition of the Royal Family Tree designed and complied by Grange Genealogy will be held at All Saints Church Hall, South Wingfield

    Comments: 0

  • Autumn Community Art Share

    06 September 2021 Autumn Community Art Share

    The Autumn Community Art Sharing organised by Art Share Crich is just around the corner. The event is taking place on the weekend of 16th & 17th October at The Glebe Field Centre.

    Comments: 0

  • Meal delivery service draws to a close

    02 September 2021 Meal delivery service draws to a close

    Dawn Harper, who has been providing cooked meals for older and more vulnerable people throughout the Covid pandemic has stopped the service as life returns to 'normal'.

    Comments: 0

  • Crich Brass looking for new members!

    31 August 2021 Crich Brass looking for new members!

    Crich Brass are looking to recruit brass players of all ages and abilities. Whether you are an experienced brass player or simply have a desire to learn something new they provide a warm welcome and can even supply you with an instrument and tuition Free of Charge!

    Comments: 0

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