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  • Wirksworth at War Exhibition
  • WW1 at Chatsworth exhibition

Events, Exhibitions & Talks to Mark the Great War Centenary

From 2014 to 2018, across the Peak District & Derbyshire, communities and attractions are staging events, exhibitions and talks to commemorate and remember the lives of those who lived, fought and died in the First World War and the Second World War.

Wartime at Chatsworth

Chatsworth during the WarThis exhibition marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War.

Buxton Before the War

Buxton before the War ExhibitionAs the commemorations of the centenary of the First World War continue, this exhibition presents a variety of photographs taken in Buxton between 1900 and 1914.

More Centenary Events

12 Days of Christmas Trail

Derby

Thu 1 - Sat 31 Dec 2016

Pull on your boots and enjoy bracing walks around the park A variety of bookable walks are planned or you can enjoy the ’12 Days of Christmas’ trail.

Chesterfield Market

Chesterfield

Fri 2 Dec 2016

Chesterfield Market is one of the largest open air markets in England and has been trading for over 800 years. It boasts fresh seasonal produce, friendly market traders and value for money goods in a bustling market atmosphere.

Pleasley Colliery Welfare Band

Christmas Band Concert

Bolsover

Fri 2 Dec 2016

A concert of Christmas music from Pleasley Colliery Welfare Band. Venue St Michael's Church, Pleasley (NG19 7TD)

Free Friday Walks

Manifold Valley

Fri 2 Dec 2016

Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Friday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11:00am and choose from a 2hr or 3hr walk Dogs are welcome too.

Guided Walks 2016

Buxton

Tue 7 Jun - Sat 31 Dec 2016

Tours last around 60 minutes and cost £ 5. Meet at the TIC desk . Phone 07773 381824 to book your place.

Low - A Christmas Performance

Buxton

Fri 2 Dec 2016

Low - A Christmas Performance Formed in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1993, Low were perhaps the slowest of the so -called 'slowcore' bands

Outdoor & Indoor Market

Leek

Sun 3 Jan - Sat 31 Dec 2016

Outdoor Market - Wednesday Indoor Market - Wednesday, Friday & Saturday Antique & Collectors Market - Saturday Fine Food Market - 3rd Saturday of the month Totally Locally Market - 1st Sunday of the month

"Box of Tricks" Christmas Concert

Swadlincote

Sat 3 Dec 2016

Join us in the Kiln for an evening of festive fun and Christmas music, performed by "Box of Tricks". Licensed bar available and booking is essential.

A Christmas Spectacular of Brass and Comedy

Buxton

Sat 3 Dec 2016

Come and enjoy a programme of Christmas music by the world famous Brighouse and Rastrick Band to get you singing and laughing towards Christmas.

A Victorian Conversation with Tea & Crumpets

Buxton

Sat 3 Dec 2016

beginning at No. The Square

A Victorian Conversation with Tea & Crumpets

Buxton

Sat 3 Dec 2016

Enjoy Tea and Crumpets whilst listening in on a Victorian Conversation between Robert Rippon Duke and Mr. Edward Milner as they debate their ambitions for the town. A delightful way to be served a piece of Buxton history.

Collections store room

Behind the Scenes Tour

Chesterfield

Sat 3 Dec 2016

Explore the museum's onsite store room and find out how a museum preserves its collections for future generations. Places are limited to 8 per tour, Tickets can be ooked in advance from Chesterfield Museum (Tel: 01246 345727)

Chesterfield Market

Chesterfield

Sat 3 Dec 2016

Chesterfield Market is one of the largest open air markets in England and has been trading for over 800 years. It boasts fresh seasonal produce, friendly market traders and value for money goods in a bustling market atmosphere.

Christmas Treasure Hunt

Derby

Sat 3 Dec 2016 - Mon 2 Jan 2017

Look out for the Christmas treasure hunt pictures as you make your way around the farm and answer the questions correctly at the end, then receive a Christmas treat!

Christmas Tree Festival, Pleasley

Christmas Tree Festival

Bolsover

Sat 3 - Tue 6 Dec 2016

Up to 50 decorated Christmas trees on display. Venue St Michael's Church, Pleasley (NG19 7TD)

Christmas Tree Sales

Manifold Valley

Sat 3 - Sun 4 Dec 2016

Buy a British sustainably grown tree from the National Trust to help support conservation work in the Peak District. A range of varieties, sizes, cut and potted available.

Remi Harris Project

Concert - Remi Harris Project

Bolsover

Sat 3 Dec 2016

Remi Harris is a young guitarist whose unique style blends elements from Gypsy swing, jazz, blues, rock, hip hop and world music. He's joined by A C Wood on guitar and Mike Green on double bass. Venue – Verney Institute, Pleasley (NG19 7PL)

The Staffordshire Artists and Designers Fair

Leek

Sat 3 - Sun 4 Dec 2016

Staffordshire Contemporary Artist & Designer Fair.

Umpah Nights

Swadlincote

Sat 3 Dec 2016

Umpah Night with a 3 Course Festive Meal included. 7pm onwards

Wonder of the Peak Festive Tram Tour

Buxton

Sat 3 Dec 2016

Back by popular demand - snuggle under rugs with hot water bottles and enjoy Buxton's history and Heritage whilst indulging in an authentic decadent hot chocolate and hand-made Truffle from Charlotte's Chocolatier.

The Swadlincote Messiah Choral Society Concert

Swadlincote

Sun 4 Dec 2016

Come along to Hill Street Baptist Church, Swadlincote and enjoy this 113th performance of Handel's Messiah by The Swadlincote Messiah Choral Society with professional soloists, choir and orchestra of approximately 85 people.

The Totally Locally Leek Sunday Supplement

Leek

Sun 4 Dec 2016

The first Sunday of every month, Leek Town Centre from 10am Choose homemade & handmade; love where you live. Eat, drink and shop locally! Back again for 2016, Leek Fest with live music in Derby Street from 11am through to 5pm.

Umpah Nights

Swadlincote

Sun 4 Dec 2016

Umpah Night with a 3 Course Festive Meal included. 7pm onwards

Wonder of the Peak Festive Tram Tour

Buxton

Sun 4 Dec 2016

Back by popular demand - snuggle under rugs with hot water bottles and enjoy Buxton's history and Heritage whilst indulging in an authentic decadent hot chocolate and hand-made Truffle from Charlotte's Chocolatier.