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Poppies: Weeping Window at The Silk Mill

Date: 9th June - 23rd July 2017

Open: 7 days The Silk Mill is open 10am - 5pm (Thursdays 10am - 8pm)*

Location: The Silk Mill, Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF 01332 641901

Price: Free

Suitable for: Everyone

Website: www.derbymuseums.org/whats-on/poppies

Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below; Wave is a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks. These two sculptures, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, marking the centenary of the outbreak of war, are now brought to audiences at venues across the country by 14-18 NOW as part of the Poppies tour. As with all 14-18 NOW projects, the presentation of these sculptures to new audiences across the UK aims to prompt a new, nationwide dialogue around the legacy of the First World War.

The breath-taking sculptures were initially conceived as the key dramatic sculptural elements in the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London in the summer and autumn of 2014. Over the course of their time at the Tower, the two sculptures were gradually surrounded by a vast field of ceramic poppies, each one planted by a volunteer in memory of the life of a British and Colonial soldier lost during the First World War. In their original setting they captured the public imagination and were visited by over five million people.

Weeping Window is from the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ – poppies and original concept by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper – by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces, originally at HM Tower of London 2014.

Pictured: Artist Paul Cummins and Designer Tom Piper

Images credit: © DerbyDaysOut.co.uk

*Please note; the Silk Mill will be closed on 13th June, 1st and 15th July.


​Bustler Street Food Market June 2017

Friday 23rd June 5pm till 11pm AND Saturday 24th June 12pm till 11pm

Derby's Riverlights, Next to the River, Morledge, Derby DE1 2AY 

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE before 7pm and £2 thereafter

Showcasing a seriously tasty selection of the best street foods and craft drinks the Midlands has to offer!

More info and this months traders line up: www.facebook.com/bustlermarket

 (before 7pm)


Derby's World Cup Celebration Event

11am - 9pm

Derby Market Place, Derby DE1 3AH

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

Join us at the Market Place to celebrate the start of the ICC Women's World cup in Derby. There’s an opportunity to meet cricket stars and mascots, listen to live entertainment, try cricket themed activities and free face painting.

More info: www.visitderby.co.uk/whats-on


Tots Make and Do - Museum Zoo

10am - 11.30am

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for 2-5 year olds and their grown ups. This event is FREE!

Tots Make and Do is a weekly session with crafts, games and stories inspired by our fabulous collections.

More info: www.derbymuseums.org/whats-on


Kiddie Kingdom Children's Fun Park - Ripley

Fri: 5pm - 8pm. Sat and Sun: 12pm - 2.30pm / 2.30pm - 5pm / 5pm - 8pm

Nottingham Road, Ripley DE5 9RH

Suitable for all. The cost per session is £1.99 per adult and 5.99 per child (2 and over) under 2's free.

Children's fun park with rides, inflatables, food court, indoor play area and Paw Patrol character mascots. 

More info: www.facebook.com/KiddieKingdom



Poppies: Weeping Window

10am - 5pm

The Silk Mill, Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

The Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below.

More information: www.derbymuseums.org


Spondon Family Fun Day

11am - 4pm

Dale Road Park, off Dale Road, Spondon, DE21 7DN

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE! (Disabled parking only)

Try out the parks new Trim Trail Equipment and enjoy activities and refreshments from local community groups.  The day will include a fancy dress competition, Teddy Bears Picnic, stalls and much much more.

More info:  www.facebook.com/events


Literary Themed Family Festival at Derby High School

11am - 3pm

Derby High School, Hillsway, Littleover, Derby DE23 3DT

Suitable for all. Entry is £1 for the festival or £3 per ticket for the teen author panel. Call for tickets 01332 514267

Our Literary Themed Family Festival promises to be a brilliant event for all the family. Activities will include: how to play Quidditch, craft workshops, a bookswapping and stories around a campfire. We have authors, face painting, lots of games and refreshments.

More info: www.derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk


Bustler Street Food Market June 2017

Friday 23rd June 5pm till 11pm AND Saturday 24th June 12pm till 11pm

Derby's Riverlights, Next to the River, Morledge, Derby DE1 2AY

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE before 7pm and £2 thereafter

Showcasing a seriously tasty selection of the best street foods and craft drinks the Midlands has to offer!

More info and this months traders line up: www.facebook.com/bustlermarket

 (before 7pm)


​Whistlewood Music Festival

3pm - 11pm

Whistlewood Common, Melbourne Common, Melbourne, Derby DE73 8DH

Suitable for all. The cost is £5 in advance from Forteys. £6 in advance online . £10 on the door. Under 11s FREE. Camping £5

Local and not so local bands perform at their best, children are entertained, lots of activities and plenty of local food on offer, so please don’t bring your own food or drink.

More info: www.shop.whistlewoodcommon.org


CQ Saturdays Street Theatre

11am – 3pm

Walkaround entertainment in the Cathedral Quarter

Suitable for all ages. This event is FREE!

Be entertained by the performances of our Edwardian Street Theatre as they wander around the historic streets of the Cathedral Quarter. Every 4th Saturday of each month between May - September.

More information: www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk/CQSaturdays-StreetTheatre


Michael House School Summer Spectacular

11am - 4pm

Michael House a Steiner Waldorf School, The Field, Shipley DE75 7JH

Everyone welcome. Admission: Adults £2 Children (under 12) FREE!

Come and join in the fun for all the family! With; Food Hall, Fairground Rides, BBQ, Teddy Tombola, Crepes & Ice cream, Fairground Games and much much more......

More info: www.facebook.com/events


CineKids: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (12A)

10:25 and 15:30

QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS 01332 290606

Suitable for families with children under 16. All tickets are £3.50 for Cine Kids Club members (which includes the whole family and their guests). Membership is FREE!

Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.

More info: www.derbyquad.co.uk/cine-kids



Kiddie Kingdom Children's Fun Park - Ripley

Sat and Sun: 12pm - 2.30pm / 2.30pm - 5pm / 5pm - 8pm

Nottingham Road, Ripley DE5 9RH

Suitable for all. The cost per session is £1.99 per adult and 5.99 per child (2 and over) under 2's free.

Children's fun park with rides, inflatables, food court, indoor play area and Paw Patrol character mascots.

More info: www.facebook.com/KiddieKingdom


South Derbyshire Festival of Leisure

12.30pm - 5pm

Maurice Lea Memorial Park, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9QG

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

We have a packed programme of entertainment for a fun filled weekend for all the family!

More info: www.south-derbys.gov.uk/fol


Bakewell Dance Festival 2017

11am - 4.30pm

Streets of Bakewell. Bakewell Town Hall, 1 The Square, Bakewell DE45 1BT

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!  Workshops are £3 each.

30 dance groups will be bringing the streets of Bakewell alive with music and dance. Watch, enjoy and then have a go. Something for all abilities.

More info: www.bakewellcarnival.co.uk


Derby Comic Con

Early bird entry 9am | General entry 10am

The Roundhouse - Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE

Prices: Early Bird (9am Entry) - £15.00. Adult (10 am Entry) - £10.00. Student (With union card) - £7.00. OAP/Disabled(carers free) - £7.00. Child 5+ (11 am Entry) - £7.00. Family Ticket (11 am Entry - 2 adults/2 children)- £28.00. Children under 5 are FREE!

Suitable for all. Under 16's must be accompanied by a paying adult. 

A bigger venue, with lots more to see and do including exhibits, guests, traders, cosplay, panels and lots more!

More info: derbycomicfestival.com


Poppies: Weeping Window

10am - 5pm

The Silk Mill, Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

The Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below.

More information: www.derbymuseums.org


Alvaston Pirates Boat Regatta

10am - 4pm

Alvaston Park, Alvaston, Derby DE24 8QQ

Suitable for all ages. This event is FREE!

Join us for our annual regatta. Let out your inner pirate and have a go with one of the clubs two fun boat. 

More info: www.facebook.com/alvastonpiratesmodelboats


East Midlands Aeropark Open Day

10.30am - 5pm

East Midlands Aeropark, Hill Top, Castle Donington, DE74 2PS

Suitable for all. Admission: Adults £6, Children 5 to 16 £3, under 5's free. This includes entrance to some of the aircraft. Please note height restrictions are in place on some aircraft for safety reasons. 

Most of the aircraft will be open to the public for viewing, including the Vulcan, Nimrod and VC10 plus other attractions on the day. A great family day out.

More info: www.facebook.com/events


CineKids: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (12A)

11:15

QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS 01332 290606

Suitable for families with children under 16. All tickets are £3.50 for Cine Kids Club members (which includes the whole family and their guests). Membership is FREE!

Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.

More info: www.derbyquad.co.uk/cine-kids


Brass on the Grass at Denby Pottery

10am - 5pm

Denby Pottery, Denby Road, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Brass band festival and charity day. Mini concert, BBQ and refreshments available all day. Bring a picnic and chairs and enjoy the fun. 

More info: www.denby.co.uk/denby-pottery-village


Kiddie Kingdom Children's Fun Park - Ripley

Sat and Sun: 12pm - 2.30pm / 2.30pm - 5pm / 5pm - 8pm

Nottingham Road, Ripley DE5 9RH

Suitable for all. The cost per session is £1.99 per adult and 5.99 per child (2 and over) under 2's free.

Children's fun park with rides, inflatables, food court, indoor play area and Paw Patrol character mascots.

More info: www.facebook.com/KiddieKingdom


South Derbyshire Festival of Leisure

12.30pm - 5pm

Maurice Lea Memorial Park, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9QG

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

We have a packed programme of entertainment for a fun filled weekend for all the family!

More info: www.south-derbys.gov.uk/fol


Derbyshire County Show

8am - 6pm

Locko Park, Near Spondon, Derby DE72 3RY

Suitable for all. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £7 for children. Under 5's FREE Book online.

Bring the whole family to enjoy a great day out with dancing diggers, scurry driving, vintage cars, dog show. Animals, livestock, shire horses, food and drink from Derbyshire's best producers - and much more!

More info: derbyshirecountyshow.org.uk


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Poppies: Weeping Window

10am - 5pm

The Silk Mill, Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

The Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below.

More information: www.derbymuseums.org


Poppies: Weeping Window

10am - 5pm

The Silk Mill, Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

The Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below.

More information: www.derbymuseums.org


Poppies: Weeping Window

10am - 5pm

The Silk Mill, Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

The Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below.

More information: www.derbymuseums.org


Poppies: Weeping Window

10am - 8pm

The Silk Mill, Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

The Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below.

More information: www.derbymuseums.org


Babe, The Sheep Pig

1.30pm 

Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter's Quarter, Derby, DE1 2NF

Suitable for families. Tickets from £18

Join us for an enchanting family favourite, as the classic novel which inspired the Oscar-winning film, is brought to life by a cast of West End performers in a show brimming with laughter, thrills, stunning puppetry and original live music.

More information: www.derbytheatre.co.uk/babe-sheep-pig


Derby Night Market

5pm -10pm

Market Place, Derby DE1 3AH

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

The historic buildings and streets of Derby's cathedral quarter are transformed into a food-craft-arts focused party for one night.

More info: www.facebook.com/events


Poppies: Weeping Window

10am - 5pm

The Silk Mill, Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

The Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below.

More information: www.derbymuseums.org


Babe, The Sheep Pig

10.30am, 1.30pm, 7pm

Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter's Quarter, Derby, DE1 2NF

Suitable for families. Tickets from £18

Join us for an enchanting family favourite, as the classic novel which inspired the Oscar-winning film, is brought to life by a cast of West End performers in a show brimming with laughter, thrills, stunning puppetry and original live music.

More information: www.derbytheatre.co.uk/babe-sheep-pig


Tots make and do - Jurassic Discovery

10am - 11.30am

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for 2-5 year olds and their grown ups. This event is FREE!

Tots Make and Do is a weekly session with crafts, games and stories inspired by our fabulous collections.

More info: www.derbymuseums.org/whats-on


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