What’s Happening…


∅ 15th September 2015:

There will be a book signing event, held at Waterstones Bookshop, Derby, 16.00 hrs. 

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Sheila Rowbotham


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Chloë Mason






Sheila Rowbotham (above), will be present to sign copies of her book:


“The Friends of Alice Wheeldon” 


As will Chloë Mason, great-granddaughter of Alice Wheeldon who is visiting the UK, from Australia.

Other titles by Sheila will also be available.

Later that evening evening at 19.00 hrs, at The Old Bell Inn, Sadler Gate, Derby, Sheila and Chloë will give a talk covering various contemporary issues, including an update on the “Clear the names” campaign, which is gathering momentum.

The Old Bell Inn – reopens after refurb’

∅Another “Alice Walk…”

This is a unique opportunity, to get to know a little of “Alice’s Derby” due to the presence and involvement of one of the experts on the life of Alice Wheeldon: Chloë Mason…

The walk, on 23rd September, takes approximately 2 hours, and is not strenuous. A degree of fitness is required, however, as there will also be time standing/listening.

The walk will commence at 17.00, from outside the Guildhall, Derby Market Place, and end at the Blue Plaque (in Normanton) dedicated to Alice, in May 2013.

For details of this unique occasion…please see our events page: thank you

Pentrich Update:

Wednesday 9th September, 6 – 8pm,  part of the fringe events for the exhibition, Clarion Choir and friends lead an evening of song and word, telling the story of the struggle for justice of the people, against e.g the Dukes of Devonshire who monopolised power as well as culture.

Thursday 24th September, 10am, walk from South Wingfield (5 miles) following in the footsteps of the Pentrich rebels (part of the Erewash and Amber valley walking festival).

September/October 2015:

  • The performance event “In a Right State” is coming to Belper and Derby: at The   Guildhall…we will keep you up to date on ticket sales and availability – another “show” not to be missed
  • Brassed Off: comes to Derby Theatre:
    Adapted by Paul Allen, based on the screenplay by Mark Herman from the smash-hit film.
    Friday 18 September 2015 – Saturday 10 October 2015

    Main Theatre


See “Future Campaigns” tab: for brief details about another Daughter of Derby: Freda Bedi…

An event is being planned for February 2016 sharing details of her intriguing story…



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See the link below (click on it) to read Matt Burnett-Stuart’s report of the recent “Arming All Sides” event in Derby, in July.