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  • Local arts group puts on second Community Art Sharing following encouraging people to write during lockdown

    12 May 2021 Local arts group puts on second Community Art Sharing following encouraging people to write during lockdown

    Following on from the huge success of the Autumn Community Art Sharing, held at The Glebe Centre in Crich last October, the group have created the Rhymes and Lines project to give people an outlet for writing about subjects that matter the them and in turn, sharing these with the local community.

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  • Crich Tramway Village Prepares to Open Exhibitions

    10 May 2021 Crich Tramway Village Prepares to Open Exhibitions

    Crich Tramway Village is to re-open its exhibition hall and workshop viewing gallery after the next easing of lockdown rules on 17th May.

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  • Derbyshire Mobile Library - visiting times in Crich and Fritchley

    28 April 2021 Derbyshire Mobile Library - visiting times in Crich and Fritchley

    An update of the dates and timetable for the Mobile Library in Crich and Fritchley.

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  • Funding available for litter picking

    16 April 2021 Funding available for litter picking

    Get access to funding for your community group to get involved in the Great British Spring Clean 2021. Crich Parish Council is looking for applications now!

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  • Amber Rock Development - New Residents' Group Formed

    08 April 2021 Amber Rock Development - New Residents' Group Formed

    A new group called Residents Opposed to Amber Rock (ROAR) has been formed to develop and coordinate points being made by people concerned about the development.

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  • Easter Journey

    01 April 2021 Easter Journey

    Take time this Holy Week to go round the Easter Journey trail with its 8 stopping places. It’s a creative way of seeing and reading the Easter Story.

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  • Local primary school help spread positivity in lockdown!

    29 March 2021 Local primary school help spread positivity in lockdown!

    Children at Fritchley Primary School have had a wonderful idea to help spread positivity and joy to those who may be feeling lonely and disconnected during these isolating times.

    Comments: 1

  • Crich Easter Journey

    22 March 2021 Crich Easter Journey

    Come and visit the Easter Story - in gardens and windows around Crich!

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  • Dawn's Meals

    15 March 2021 Dawn's Meals

    Many of you will have heard about Dawn Harper’s mammoth efforts to provide good, wholesome food for isolated people in our community throughout the pandemic.  This still continues.

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  • Crich Children Return to School

    13 March 2021 Crich Children Return to School

    A cheerful return to school for Crich children at Crich Junior School

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  • Easter Holiday Activities

    10 March 2021 Easter Holiday Activities

    Crich Medical Practice Patients Participation Group are excited to be able to offer activities for children again during the Easter holidays

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  • Amber Rock holiday resort

    09 March 2021 Amber Rock holiday resort

    Developers are asking the local community for their opinions on their proposed plan to turn Crich Quarry into Amber Rocks holiday resort.

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Welcome to Crich Standard

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Welcome to the definitive website for the news and goings on of the Crich Area which includes the villages of Crich, Fritchley, Whatstandwell and the hamlets of Crich Carr, Plaistow Green and Wheatcroft.

Every quarter, Crich Standard is published as a magazine and distributed free of charge to all households in Crich Parish. It is written, produced and distributed by volunteers and is supported by advertising from local businesses.

Here are some of the latest feature articles from the magazine.

  • Our green and pleasant (local) land

    Hay making in Crich

    Agriculture plays a major part in what makes our villages work as a thriving community. It provides food, employment and ample opportunity for recreation, particularly walking along the many miles of well-defined footpaths. Read more here.

  • Summertime fun

    Summertime fun

    Summer 2020 saw a host of activities arranged for children in the Parish. Ranging from physical, creative and social events, all the sessions aimed to encourage youngsters to have fun! Read more

  • Comrades Club – plans old and new

    Comrades Club receipt

    The Crich Comrades club turns 100 years old this year! Curious to know more about what it cost to get started? Find out here

  • What makes us tick : a community working together

    Crich Rec

    How, we as a community, transformed our old, but much loved recreation ground and developed a great facility for all. Paul Yorke tells us more

Upcoming events

Calendar

You can find a full calendar of events here.

Call Australia

Call Australia

Fri May 14 09:00:00 2021

Bush Gothic (AUS) in partnership with Crich Live and Live & Local present

Crich residents are invited to participate in an international music collaboration on the 14th and 15th of May that involves absolutely no zoom meetings and no internet connection. What will the people of Crich need?

A telephone.

And a story.

British organisation Live & Local invited Australian post-modern folk band Bush Gothic to imagine a collaborative art piece. Live and Local would then match them up with a suitable village. Crich was the lucky village and this is what Bush Gothic have dreamed up:

Call Australia

Got something to say?

Been keeping a secret?

or maybe you have some delicious gossip?

We are listening and recording. Your cousins over the seas at the Bush Telegraph in Australia have been comissioned to set up a phone line direct from Crich to Melbourne. This phoneline has a recording device attached. Bush Telegraph want you to call this telephone line and tell them stories from your village, stories from your heart. Your words will be recorded (and maybe reordered) then turned into a sound art piece. This will be posted back to Crich on a compact disc ready for you to play.

And what is a sound art piece? It’s just a fancy way of saying we put stories and music together.

What is the phone number?

01158 880611

When to call?

Friday 14th & Saturday 15th May 9am - 12 noon

Download broadcast ready music from Bush Gothic

https://www.bushgothic.com/epk2020.html

www.bushgothic.com

Read more...

Categories

Live and Local, Music, Crich Live

Lines and Rhymes

Lines and Rhymes

Fri May 14 09:00:00 2021

Art Share Crich, formed in 2020 to encourage everyday creativity for people who live and work in the Crich Area, has been encouraging people to turn their hand to writing this spring.

Following on from the huge success of the Autumn Community Art Sharing, held at The Glebe Centre in Crich last October, the group have created the Rhymes and Lines project to give people an outlet for writing about subjects that matter to them and in turn, sharing these with the local community.

Clare Limb from Art Share Crich has been collating the poems throughout the Spring says ‘it has been truly inspiring to read all the poems and stories sent to me from a wide range of contributors from the Crich Area. These include children from Crich Junior School and members and volunteers from the Crich Luncheon Club, who have had inspirational poetry readings online from Martyn Offord as well as reading their own poems to each other’.

Submissions include a poem about a pig that flies, an introduction to a gothic story and a poem about the effects of coronavirus on the community.

The sharing will take place between 14  -  16 May In the windows of The Old Black Swan pub on Bowns Hill, Crich.

Art Share Crich would like to express their thanks to everyone who has supported the project in the Crich Area, and a special thank you goes to Rachel and Steve Palin from The Old Black Swan, who kindly agreed to host the sharing prior to the pub opening on 20th May.

Read more...

Categories

Event

Call Australia

Call Australia

Sat May 15 09:00:00 2021

Bush Gothic (AUS) in partnership with Crich Live and Live & Local present

Crich residents are invited to participate in an international music collaboration on the 14th and 15th of May that involves absolutely no zoom meetings and no internet connection. What will the people of Crich need?

A telephone.

And a story.

British organisation Live & Local invited Australian post-modern folk band Bush Gothic to imagine a collaborative art piece. Live and Local would then match them up with a suitable village. Crich was the lucky village and this is what Bush Gothic have dreamed up:

Call Australia

Got something to say?

Been keeping a secret?

or maybe you have some delicious gossip?

We are listening and recording. Your cousins over the seas at the Bush Telegraph in Australia have been comissioned to set up a phone line direct from Crich to Melbourne. This phoneline has a recording device attached. Bush Telegraph want you to call this telephone line and tell them stories from your village, stories from your heart. Your words will be recorded (and maybe reordered) then turned into a sound art piece. This will be posted back to Crich on a compact disc ready for you to play.

And what is a sound art piece? It’s just a fancy way of saying we put stories and music together.

What is the phone number?

01158 880611

When to call?

Friday 14th & Saturday 15th May 9am - 12 noon

Download broadcast ready music from Bush Gothic

https://www.bushgothic.com/epk2020.html

www.bushgothic.com

Read more...

Categories

Live and Local, Music, Crich Live

Willow Weaving Workshop with Margaret Bazely

Willow Weaving Workshop with Margaret Bazely

Fri Jun 11 14:00:00 2021

The Tramway Village is opening its doors free of charge in June and July to all Crich residents. Proof of address will be needed on entry.

There will be a series of workshops during the weekends in June and July for anyone who wishes to create a piece of art work or learn new art techniques.

The theme is capturingthe character and beauty of Cliff Quarry and the Tramway environment.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

All workshops will take place in a quiet grassy area above the Bandstand opposite the quarry face.

Margaret Bazely, Willow sculptor.

Sunday 11 June &  Saturday 17 July - 2.00pm- 4.00pm.

This will involve sculpting with natural willow where participants can make items such as a small animal, a sphere, plant support, a wreath or tension trays .

Price is £20 including materials and printed instructions. 6 places are available.

To book please contact: margaretbazely@aol.com

 

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Event

Art Drop In Session with David Hunns

Art Drop In Session with David Hunns

Sat Jun 26 10:00:00 2021

The Tramway Village is opening its doors free of charge in June and July to all Crich residents. Proof of address will be needed on entry.

There will be a series of workshops during the weekends in June and July for anyone who wishes to create a piece of art work or learn new art techniques.

The theme is capturingthe character and beauty of Cliff Quarry and the Tramway environment.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

All workshops will take place in a quiet grassy area above the Bandstand opposite the quarry face.

David Hunns, Artist

Saturdays June 26th, July 17th and July 24th from 10.00am – 12.00pm and 1.00pm – 3.00pm.

Price: £3 per person or £10 per family.

Drop in Sessions where individuals have the freedom to explore and create their own art work under guidance. Materials provided.

Booking not necessary, just turn up during the available time.

Read more...

Categories

Event

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  • Directory

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    A-Z of who is who and what is where including community organisations and local business listings and useful telephone numbers. You'll find the directory here.

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    Read the feature articles from the latest edition of the magazine. Here you can also browse the archive of features we have published in the past.

  • Latest news

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    Read all the latest from the Crich area including updates from local organisations, events, Parish Council news and much more. Keep up to date right here!

  • Local events

    Calendar

    View a calendar of all the local events. From dance classes to folk evenings, meetings to heritage talks, you won't miss a local event here!

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