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Jul 27
Birds of Peace October 2nd – November 11th 2017 Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, DE7 5JA
Birds of Peace
October 2nd – November 11th 2017
Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, DE7 5JA
Opening times: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10am – 4pm
Be part of this exhibition in the War Gallery at Erewash Museum, by bringing your wishes and reflections for remembrance and peace and adding them to the Erewash Peace Dove. The dove will be installed in the War Gallery, and your words will become the feathers that help it take flight.
You can also come and make a Japanese origami paper crane to add to our ‘senbazuru’ – a display of 1000 cranes – which we are creating to make a peace wish from Erewash for the world.
How to take part
·        Feathers for Peace Dove messages, and crane paper and instructions will be available at Erewash Museum.
·        The activity is self-led.
·        Everyone is welcome to take part when they visit Erewash Museum.
·        Group visits are very welcome, but please book your slot in advance to avoid overcrowding. Tel: 0115 907 1141
·        You are welcome to make your own cranes in advance and bring them to the museum to be added to the senbazuru.


For more information contact:
Arts Development
Tel: 0115 907 2244 ex 4604
Jul 04
Umbrella July 2017 Newsletter
Jun 06
Accessible activities at Lea Green Centre

Activ-ability day visits and residentials

Inclusive activities for children, young adults and adults with disabilities and additional needs – a great opportunity to make new friends and try something new!

With experienced, supportive staff and an exciting team environment, activities can include climbing, accessible buggies, archery and den building. 


Activ-ability dates 

Join us for a residential stay, 24 hours or just a day! You'll be staying in our state of the art on-site accommodation Meadow Lodge. 

  • Monday 24th to Friday 28th July (Children and young adults) 
  • Monday 31st July to Wednesday 2nd August (Adults)

Please call our team on 01629 534561 to check availability. Pre-booking is essential. A carer must accompany a child/young adult during their stay. 


Find out more about Activ-ability including prices online here. 

Find out more about Meadow Lodge accommodation online here. 


Soft play sessions for groups

We're offering dedicated sessions for groups with additional needs to explore our new on-site soft play facility. All sessions need to be pre-booked and are £3 per person. Please call the Centre on 01629 534561 if you are interested in any of the below dates:

  • Tuesday 20 June between 9.30am and 11.30am (children)
  • Monday 26th June between 9.30am and 11.30am (adults)
  • Thursday 20 July between 9.30am and 11.30am (children) between 1pm and 3pm (adults)

Find out more about these sessions online here.  


Book your stay at Meadow Lodge

Our 12 bed accommodation is ideal for families and groups of friends looking for anything from a short break up to a 2 week holiday. The accommodation includes 3 large bathrooms, electric profiling beds, ceiling tracked hoists and a sensory room. There's wi-fi throughout and home comforts like a comfortable lounge with entertainment system, a well equipped kitchen and dining room. Guests can choose to add outdoor activities to their booking or simply enjoy the 25 acre setting and local sights of Matlock Bath and Matlock. View a video of Meadow Lodge here.


Jun 06
Summer Fayre 22nd July - FREE entry!

Summer Fayre

Saturday 22nd July 2017


Victoria St Centre,

Victoria St, Chesterfield

S41 7LP

Summer Fayre.pdf

Jun 06
Exciting New Taekwon-Do Class for young people with Disablilities in Long Eaton
May 19
Birth to Five: Free information workshops in Derby

Welcoming and informative sessions for parents and

carers of children aged 0–5 who have additional needs.


5 June: Encouraging good behaviour

12 June: How to get what you need for your child

19 June: Money Matters

26 June: Support and Information

10am-12.00pm – Refreshments provided


Early years Derby flyer.pdf

Early Years booking form.pdf

Jun 06
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