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What’s On At Cromford Mills NOVEMBER 2017


For further details and ticket bookings please visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk or phone 01629 823256.
Wednesday 8th November

10am-12noon

KNIT AND NATTER

Location: Arkwright’s Café

FREE ENTRY

Join us for a morning of knitting and nattering. This drop in session is suitable for anyone who wants to knit, learn to knit or just fancies a chat!

For further details please visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk or phone 01629 823256.

 

Thursday 9th November

7pm (includes cheese and wine 7pm-7:30pm)

ARKWRIGHT SOCIETY LECTURE SERIES: THE LESSER KNOWN HOUSES OF DERBYSHIRE – SUTTON SCARSDALE HALL AND THE ARKWRIGHTS

Location: Gothic Warehouse (ground floor)

Cost: £7.50 (Limited places, advance booking recommended. Priority booking for members, public booking opens on 26th October)

 Sutton Scarsdale estate was bought by the younger Richard Arkwright of Willersley Castle in 1824 for his son Robert, who had married Frances Crawford Kemble of the famous Newcastle acting family. Frances became the centre of a social circle which included the 6th Duke of Devonshire. Paul Halksworth discusses the social life of Robert and Frances, as well as successive inheritors of the estate. The last owner of the Sutton Scarsdale estate, William Arkwright sold it in 1919, the Hall being reduced to a roofless shell. The Hall, saved from total destruction by Sir Osbert Sitwell, is now owned by English Heritage.

For further details and ticket bookings please visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk or phone 01629 823256.

 

Friday 17th November

9am-11am or 11am-1pm or 1pm-3pm or 3pm-5pm

GLASSBLOWING AT LUMSDALE GLASS STUDIO

Location: Meet at Unit 18, Lower Lumsdale Mills, Matlock, DE4 5EX

£30 (includes tea and coffee). Priority booking for Arkwright Society members. Public booking opens on Wednesday 15th March.

A rare opportunity to discover the art of glass blowing at the Lumsdale Glass Studio. You’ll be able to watch a demonstration of the fascinating and skilled craft of hand blown glass that has changed little in hundreds of years. You’ll then have the chance to make your very own whisky tumbler. This small working studio also houses an exhibition and shop.

For further details and ticket bookings please visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk or phone 01629 823256.

 

Sunday 19th November

11am-4pm

ARKWRIGHT SPINSTERS

Location: Gothic Warehouse

FREE ENTRY

The Arkwright Spinsters will be demonstrating spinning and fibre crafting and sharing their skills. Bring your own spinning wheel and learn to spin, or learn with group equipment by prior arrangement. Please contact arkwrightspinsters@yahoo.co.uk if you would like to arrange a lesson.

For further details please visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk or phone 01629 823256.

 

Thursday 30th November

8am-8pm

CHRISTMAS IN YORK

Location: Meet at Cromford Mills for coach travel to York

Cost: £28

Discover what York has to offer with its must see attractions including York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, the Railway Museum, the Castle Museum, as well as some of its hidden gems. Visit St Nicholas’ Fair with its snug wooden chalets and twinkling lights lining the streets and wander along The Shambles as you experience Christmas in York. A perfect day out whether sightseeing or Christmas shopping.

For further details and ticket bookings please visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk or phone 01629 823256.

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