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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

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  • 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.

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  • 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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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

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 Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

by Linda Philo

Crich Heritage Partnership logo

We are sorry to tell you that we have given up hope of any further Crich Heritage Meetings this year. This includes cancelling the AGM in November, fortunately the officers and committee are willing to carry on. The accounts will roll over to next AGM, which we hope will be November 2021. 

Corinne has been working behind the scenes cancelling the speakers for this year, and mostly booking them in for next year so we have a full programme planned. We look forward to meeting you all back at the Glebe when it is safe to do so.

 

Roger Phipp

Chair and Committee Crich Heritage.’

Final week for submissions to the Crich Area Community Art Sharing

by Linda Philo

poster for Crich Community Art Sharing

There is one more week for you to send in your favourite art work or craft piece to Clare Limb for display in the Community Art Sharing on 10th & 11th October at The Glebe.

We would like you to send in your favourite piece of art or craft that you made during lockdown. It can be in any genre or form (including digital art, photography, sculpture, needlework, pottery, poem, a dance, a song, whatever you like!). If you could email me a picture of what it is then that would be great clarelimb68@gmail.com.

Please accompany your entry with a few lines about what the piece means to you that you would be happy to share with other people who may view it.

If you would like to arrange for your artwork to be collected, or just want to chat through what you are thinking of submitting, then give me a call on 07813 049556.

All ages welcome!

 Clare 

Popalong Outdoors to continue during September

by Claire Ganthony

popalong volunteers

Following the success of Outdoor Popalong, which took place as part of the children's summer activities arranged by some members of the Crich Patient Participation Group, Popalong Outdoors will continue during September. Some popalong families and volunteers had been meeting each Friday online for a virtual singalong, but the first in person sessions were held at the end of August. These were such a success, that it is planned that they will continue throughout September and ways to support families as the weather changes and outdoor meetings become more difficult are being explored. More details will be shared here as plans are finalised. 

Popalong meets in the garden of the Weslayan Chapel, on Chapel Lane, Crich each Friday during September. Sessions run from 9.30-11.30 and are for children up to 3 years old.

Sessions are held safely, with limited group sizes, social distancing amongst adults and hygiene measures in place. 

PLACES MUST BE BOOKED.

Please contact Lynda Gray to reserve your place by emailing jimlynday.gray@btopenworld.com 

  • 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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