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  • Crich Parish Council Grants for community organisations - last chance for applications

    23 October 2020

    Last chance to apply to Crich Parish Council for a grant for 2020-2021.

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  • People's Voice Survey - Covid19

    23 October 2020 People's Voice Survey - Covid19

    Derbyshire County Council wants to find out what the pandemic has meant for you and your community so far. Your views and experiences are important. Take part in the People's Voice Survey.

    Comments: 0

  • New restrictions for parts of Derbyshire - update from DCC

    15 October 2020 New restrictions for parts of Derbyshire - update from DCC

    Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Erewash will enter the ‘High’ covid local alert level after a surge in coronavirus cases

    Comments: 0

  • Extra Hours at Crich Tramway Village

    12 October 2020 Extra Hours at Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village is to open for an extra hour (until 6.30pm) from October 28th to 30th to provide an opportunity to see and ride on the trams in darkness during the half-term week. The venue is also opening over the weekend of 6th - 7th November.

    Comments: 0

  • Crich Area Community Art Sharing success

    12 October 2020 Crich Area Community Art Sharing success

    The weekend of 10th-11th October saw the culmination several months of artistic activity with the Crich Area Community Art Sharing exhibition at the Glebe Field Centre. This was the first event of its kind, borne from the recognition that many people engaged their creative talents as one way to occupy their time during the Covid-19 restrictions.

     

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  • October Half-term Holiday Activties

    07 October 2020 October Half-term Holiday Activties

    Following the success of our summer programme of activities which saw almost 90 children attending play, sport, art and nature sessions we are pleased to be able to offer another programme for the autumn half term holiday.

    Comments: 1

  • The community art sharing weekend is finally here!

    05 October 2020 The community art sharing weekend is finally here!

    On Saturday 10th October (12 - 5pm) and Sunday 11th October (10.30 - 5.00) there will be the first ever Community Art Sharing at the Glebe Field Centre.

    Comments: 0

  • FREE admission to Crich Tramway

    02 October 2020 FREE admission to Crich Tramway

    Community Day on Sunday 11th October 2020. FREE admission to anyone living within 5 miles of Crich.

    Comments: 2

  • Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

    23 September 2020 Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

    We are sorry to tell you that we have given up hope of any further Crich Heritage Meetings this year.

    Comments: 0

  • Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    09 September 2020 Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    Unfortunately organisers of the Autumn Footprints Walking Festival have confirmed that the usual event will not take place this year, however, they have collected some of the previously produced walk leaflets and posted them on line for the public to enjoy.

    Comments: 0

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Events news

Extra Hours at Crich Tramway Village

by Geoff Brown

Illuminated tram at Crich Tramway Village

Text and photos supplied by Crich Tramway Village.

Crich Tramway Village will open for an hour longer from Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th October and is opening for an additional weekend on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November 2020.

The venue will stay open until 6.30pm (last admissions 5pm) with trams running up to 6pm on the three days in October, to enable visitors to have the unique experience of riding trams in the dark.

On the additional weekend in November, the Village will be open from 10am – 5.30pm. (last admissions 4pm).

Marketing & Business Development Manager, Amanda Blair, said:

“Unfortunately we can’t run our Starlight event, which would normally include illuminations and activities, this year, but we want to give visitors the unique experience to ride on the trams in the dark, which is why we have selected 3 days in October during most schools’ half term. We recommend visitors bringing torches if they wish to take the Woodland Walk.

We would normally end the season on Sunday 1st November this year, but we have decided to offer an additional weekend, as we were closed for over three months due to Covid-19.
We’re hoping that the weather is kind, and that people will make the most of the last weekend before the winter shut down for essential maintenance.”

Illuminated tram at Crich Tramway Village

Covid-19 guidance measures are in place and pre-booking admissions tickets is not required, although visitors will need to book a timed ticket for tram rides on arrival. There are no tram stops on the tram journey, to help ensure social distancing and the safety of passengers, volunteers, and staff.

A Covid-19 Crich Tramway Village guidance sheet, which describes what visitors can expect, can be downloaded from the website: www.tramway.co.uk

In line with other venues, the indoor soft play area will remain closed and the numbers in indoor areas such as the shops and on the trams will be limited. Card and Contactless payments are preferred, and full-priced tickets can be purchased online at least 24 hours in advance.

For those who prefer not to take tram rides, special day rates without tram rides are available, and these are payable on arrival. For further information please visit www.tramway.co.uk or if you have a query, please email: enquiry@tramway.co.uk

Crich Area Community Art Sharing success

by Geoff Brown

Clare Limb with some of the Community Art Sharing event at the Glebe Field Centre.

Clare Limb with some of the Art Sharing exhibits.

The weekend of 10th-11th October saw the culmination several months of artistic activity with the Crich Area Community Art Sharing at the Glebe Field Centre. This was the first event of its kind, borne from the recognition that many local people engaged their artistic talents as one way to occupy their time during the Covid-19 restrictions.

Organised by Clare Limb and a team of local volunteers, the event celebrated the creativity of local people of all ages. Several had been inspired by Grayson’s Art Club, screened on Channel 4 during the lockdown by the artist Grayson Perry. The event was supported by funding from the Derbyshire County Council’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund, with the involvement of a number of Crich organisations including the Crich Area Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group, the Patient Participation Group (PPG) and Active Crich for Everyone (ACE). With the Saturday being World Mental Health Day, it was particularly pertinent as getting involved in art had been a way of coping with the negative effects of the lockdown by several of the exhibitors.

Image of sea turtle made with discarded plastic bottle tops by children from Crich CoE Infants School School

Works were contributed by well over thirty individuals and groups plus an estimated twenty children from the two Crich schools. Exhibits included willow sculptures (from a group of women whose work can be seen in the planter at the Bulling Lane / Coasthill junction and the Black Swan Garden), a project by Crich Church of England Infant School to highlight the problem of plastic waste, and the work of the local group affiliated to the ‘For the Love of Scrubs’ organisation featured in Crich Standard earlier in the year. There were many paintings, photographs other artworks and even a song inspired by and about the lockdown.

The art works at the Glebe were complemented by a separate exhibition at the Tramway Museum over the same weekend. This consisted of works (or photos of them) created by staff and volunteers at the museum during the lockdown period. The museum has been hit hard by the coronavirus restrictions, effectively losing its summer season. Local residents were able to access the museum (and the exhibition) free of charge on the Sunday during its annual Community Day.

Display of willow-weaving at the Crich Area Community Art Sharing.

Display of willow-weaving at the Art Sharing 

The Art Sharing event was run in partnership with an exhibition and sale of works co-ordinated by Art Stand, a collective of local artists based in the parish. Again, this showcased many types of work including paintings, felting, sculptures (including paper people!), wood turning, pottery and more.

The Art Sharing was viewed by nearly 250 people at the Glebe, with a further 150-200 people estimated to have visited the Tramway display.

It was amazing to see the artistic talent that we have in our villages and the way in which, once again, the local community came together to create an inspiring and uplifting event. It is hoped that similar exhibitions will be held in the future, so watch this space and other community websites! 

Photos by Geoff Brown

October Half-term Holiday Activties

by Linda Philo

Poster advertising half term holiday activities

Following the success of our summer programme of activities which saw almost 90 children attending play, sport, art and nature sessions we are pleased to be able to offer another programme for the autumn half term holiday. These activities are for children who are registered with Crich Medical Centre and includes those who go to South Wingfield and Holloway surgeries.

Holiday club – Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 October

Premier Education will again be running a 3-day holiday club on Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th and Friday 30th October. This time it will be at The Briars.

The days will be filled with games, art and craft activities.

If you are interested in attending please register your interest with James at jjennison@premier-education.com  for further details.

The cost for each child will be £5 per day. Please note, this is slightly more than in the summer when the price was per family.
 

child with blackberry stained hands

Online Family Nature Challenge – Monday 26 October 2020

In addition, to the Holiday Club, we are absolutely delighted that Claire Teeling, from Grow Outside, is arranging an exciting opportunity for families.

Please see this message from Claire: 

"We were looking forward to seeing you in person for our half-term workshop, however to keep us all safe we've decided to come to you!

We're going online so we can come together to offer a day of interactive fun. We'll start off by sending you a secret link to a surprise challenge which you can complete throughout the day, and we'll invite you to visit the dedicated Facebook page to show us how your beautiful creations are looking and see how everyone else is getting on.

You'll have the chance to meet everyone else at the end of the day when we all come together through Zoom to show off our masterpieces!

We can't say too much or we'll ruin the surprise but we can tell you that the more people we get to join us the lovelier your community will look and the more fun we'll all have!

Register by Friday 23rd October through claire@growoutside.co.uk.

 

Please register your interest for both activities quickly as places are very limited.

 

Crich Patient Participation Group (6th October 2020)

The community art sharing weekend is finally here!

by Linda Philo

poster for Crich Community Art Sharing

On Saturday 10th October (12 - 5pm) and Sunday 11th October (10.30 - 5.00) there will be the first ever Community Art Sharing at the Glebe Field Centre.

The Art Sharing features pieces of work from 26 children, young people and adults from the Crich Area community. The art work is is a range of art-forms and genres from willow sculpture to felting and from acrylic paint on canvas to photography. There is even a song as part of the sharing, Kindly submitted by Martyn Offord who wrote poetry, song and blog during lockdown.

NHS Panel in Crich Kiosk

Central to the art sharing is the work of Alan and Kate Richmond, whose stained-glass panels in the village’s former phone box and now defibrillator were the initial inspiration for the art sharing.

The art sharing also includes artwork from local schools, Crich Infants and Crich Juniors. The infant school have submitted a giant mixed media collage of a sea turtle made from recycled materials such as bottle tops and leather offcuts.

Crich Tramway has also been involved in the Art Sharing and will host art work made during lockdown by members of their staff team. These pieces will be on show at The Crich Tramway Museum in the Learning Room on both days. On Sunday 11th October they will be hosting their annual community day so local residents will be able to see the artwork alongside free entrance to the museum for the day (proof of address required).

The art sharing is in partnership with ARTstand, a collective of local artists who are holding an exhibition and art sale on the same weekend in an adjacent room at The Glebe Field Centre. The idea is that visitors to the art sharing will be able to move through to the art exhibition and art sale easily in a one way system created to take both events in on one single visit. The Art Sharing has been put together by a fantastic team of volunteers, many of whom will be on hand during the weekend to run the event.

Clare Limb, who has produced the Art Sharing said

‘making this event happen has helped me feel I have made a contribution to helping the people where I live get through this crisis. I have met some amazing people through doing it, many of who I didn’t know before as I have been commuting out of the village to work for many years’.

Both events have been carefully risk assessed in relation to the Government Guidelines for Covid-19. We kindly request that when you visit you attend in a household group or a group no larger than six people. Wearing of face coverings is mandatory inside The Glebe, unless you are are exempt from doing so.

Both events are free of charge.

FREE admission to Crich Tramway

by Linda Philo

Glasgow Tram

Community Day on Sunday 11th October 2020

FREE admission to anyone living within 5 miles of Crich.

Open 10am – 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm). Visitors need proof of residency via utility bill, driving licence etc. The tickets can be for up to 2 adults and 3 children from the same household.

We are also operating an extra weekend (normal payment applies) this year on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November 2020 open 10am – 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm)

Girl and ticket inspector on a Tram
  • Crich Parish Council Grants for community organisations - last chance for applications

    23 October 2020

    Last chance to apply to Crich Parish Council for a grant for 2020-2021.

    Comments: 0

  • People's Voice Survey - Covid19

    23 October 2020 People's Voice Survey - Covid19

    Derbyshire County Council wants to find out what the pandemic has meant for you and your community so far. Your views and experiences are important. Take part in the People's Voice Survey.

    Comments: 0

  • New restrictions for parts of Derbyshire - update from DCC

    15 October 2020 New restrictions for parts of Derbyshire - update from DCC

    Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Erewash will enter the ‘High’ covid local alert level after a surge in coronavirus cases

    Comments: 0

  • Extra Hours at Crich Tramway Village

    12 October 2020 Extra Hours at Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village is to open for an extra hour (until 6.30pm) from October 28th to 30th to provide an opportunity to see and ride on the trams in darkness during the half-term week. The venue is also opening over the weekend of 6th - 7th November.

    Comments: 0

  • Crich Area Community Art Sharing success

    12 October 2020 Crich Area Community Art Sharing success

    The weekend of 10th-11th October saw the culmination several months of artistic activity with the Crich Area Community Art Sharing exhibition at the Glebe Field Centre. This was the first event of its kind, borne from the recognition that many people engaged their creative talents as one way to occupy their time during the Covid-19 restrictions.

     

    Comments: 0

  • October Half-term Holiday Activties

    07 October 2020 October Half-term Holiday Activties

    Following the success of our summer programme of activities which saw almost 90 children attending play, sport, art and nature sessions we are pleased to be able to offer another programme for the autumn half term holiday.

    Comments: 1

  • The community art sharing weekend is finally here!

    05 October 2020 The community art sharing weekend is finally here!

    On Saturday 10th October (12 - 5pm) and Sunday 11th October (10.30 - 5.00) there will be the first ever Community Art Sharing at the Glebe Field Centre.

    Comments: 0

  • FREE admission to Crich Tramway

    02 October 2020 FREE admission to Crich Tramway

    Community Day on Sunday 11th October 2020. FREE admission to anyone living within 5 miles of Crich.

    Comments: 2

  • Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

    23 September 2020 Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

    We are sorry to tell you that we have given up hope of any further Crich Heritage Meetings this year.

    Comments: 0

  • Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    09 September 2020 Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    Unfortunately organisers of the Autumn Footprints Walking Festival have confirmed that the usual event will not take place this year, however, they have collected some of the previously produced walk leaflets and posted them on line for the public to enjoy.

    Comments: 0

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