Thursday 28 August 2008

Stargazers Drama Group - Aladdin auditions

Ray Rippingale, the chair of Stargazers Drama Group is appealing for residents of Kilburn, Denby and Horsley or anyone who has a strong connection with these villages (maybe through attending one of the schools) to attend auditions for the annual traditional pantomime - Aladdin.

The auditions will be from 7pm till 9pm on Monday 6th October in the Methodist Schoolroom on Chapel Street, Kilburn.

All age-groups are welcome but those under 11 must be accompanied throughout.

Stargazers needs actors, singers, dancers, acrobats, musicians and generally anyone who loves making an exhibition of themselves!

Ray comments: "It is helpful if those auditioning could bring a piece of performance with them that they have already prepared, for instance a song or series of jokes to tell or a dance, but I will provide something if they come empty handed."

Ray continues: "we welcome beginners and we always do our best to get everyone into the show, whatever their skills might be."

This is the start of a build-up to the performances of Aladdin during the half-term week in February 2009 at John Flamsteed Community School, Denby.

Anyone with queries can call Ray on 01332 882200.

(taken from page 73 of issue 8 - All Things Local)

Saturday 23 August 2008

Issue 8 now available online

Issue 8 is now available to read online at All Things

All 84 pages of issue 8 - August/September 2008 are available to read as pdf files.

Please click here to review all 84 pages in thumbnail format.

Tuesday 19 August 2008

Duffield & The Chevin - walk

Issue 8 of All Things Local features a delightful walk supplied by Angela Clarke of Belper.

Duffield & The Chevin - A walk that explores the countryside to the north of Duffield. The route runs along the top of the Chevin and has views of two contrasting valleys, before reaching the outskirts of Duffield.

The return route visits the River Ecclesbourne before climbing uphill to Hazelwood Hill.

Time this walk right and as long as you take a suitable container, you could return with a good supply of blackberries.

Start: Lay-by on Farnah Green Road opposite turning to Hazelwood (SK 3369 46311)

Route: Firestone - North Lane - Chevin End - Duffield - River Ecclesbourne - Hazelwood Hill - Firestone

Map: Explorer OL 259: Derby

Distance: 4.75 miles

Terrain: Good paths that can be overgrown in Summer

Refreshments: None on route but plenty available in Duffield

Toilets: None on route.

A full description can be found on pages 40 and 41 of Issue 8 - All Things Local

Thursday 7 August 2008

Some Issue 8 Updates you may have missed

Hi and welcome back to the All Things Local Blog - All Things Local:- the Community Magazine for the Kilburn and Belper areas in Derbyshire, UK.

We've been busy out and about distributing Issue 8 (August/September 2008 edition) whilst our web designer has been busy updating those regular features in the magazine that have their own slot on our website.

We're just waiting for the Issue 8 disc back from the printers to bring you Issue 8 in full, page by page, but in the meantime, why not enjoy these Issue 8 regulars now available online at

A Day in the Life - Issue 8 features Paul Winfield - the projectionist at the Ritz Cinema, Belper, who talks us through some of the films he's looking forward to seeing at The Ritz during August and September.

Recipe Page - Issue 8 recipe is Panacotta with Roasted Strawberries, Orange and Vanilla from the head chef at the Fox and Hounds, Coxbench.

Word on WIne - Issue 8 has a review of Marsannay 2004/2006 Louis Latour, Burgundy by Chair of Kilburn Wine Circle - Anne Kennedy.

Sam's Column - Sam, our school correspondent writes his last article for All Things Local as he prepares for sixth form. Here, he looks back over an eventful year.

Upbeat - Our new Police Community Support Officer - John Midgley, together with his colleague Paula Johnson report back for All Things Local readers.

and our fantastic new regular columns...

It's a Dogs Life - Scrambles the Cairn Terrier - possibly one of the most unusual correspondents we've ever had talks about that thing humans call agility training.

Life with V - New columnist Valerie Spencer Becks from Belper, takes time off from her wedding cakes to give her take on the latest mobile phones.... if only you could call someone on them!

Friendship Blooms - Pat Whetton - teaching assistant at Kilburn Junior School gets nominated by Nicola Wainwright.

plus... competition winners from Issue 7 updated, Community contacts and What's on all updated.

Sunday 3 August 2008

Issue 8 of All Things Local is now out

We just wanted to update you with the latest news from All Things Local - the community magazine for the Kilburn and Belper area, Derbyshire.

Issue 8 - (August / September 2008) is now being added to the website.

All the regular features and columns are now updated with previous issues archived for instant viewing.

We're just waiting for the issue disc from the Printers to add the whole of Issue 8 to the website.

In the meantime, check out the last Sam's column as Sam leaves school - we wish him well on his journey through life - and our people in the news features local Belper cinema - Ritz Cinema - projectionist with his news of the big summer films for the holidays as well as a locally filmed epic starring Keira Knightley.

Well we'll be back with other columns that don't have a regular column slot on the website soon.