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Work has started on the new medical centre behind the Glebe, should be open in the summer.

News from local organisations

Read news from organisations in and around Crich.

Crich Junior School ¦ St Mary's Church ¦ Baptist Chapel ¦ Medical Practice ¦ Parish Council ¦ Crich Pre School ¦ CHIKS ¦

Crich artists on show

Crich Art Group exhibit their talents at the Glebe

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CACN Community Award

Ken Heywood receives the 2010 Community Award

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Crich and Whatstandwell Gardening Shows

Fruit, vegetables, flowers and cakes compete for prizes

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Crich has champion athlete

Luke Sayles wins medals galore

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The Village Games Project

Rural villages urged to be more active.

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Crich Tramway Village

Santa is coming

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Latest events

Crich Monument Race 2011

Saturday 16th July starting and finishing at the village fête on the recreation ground.

For more information and to download an application form, go to this page.

If you have any questions about the race or would like to volunteer to help out, please contact Richard on:

CACN Photographic Competition

“Images of Crich Parish: Its life and landscape”

Cash prizes £100, £50 & £25
Juniors £25, £15 & £10
Closing date 23rd September 2011
Entry Fee: £2 per photo (juniors, under 12 years, free)

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What's on

Below you will find links to some of the cinemas, theatres and so on local to Crich:

Holloway Film Club

Ritz Cinema, Belper

Cineworld, Chesterfield

Showcase, Cinema de lux, Derby

Odeon Cinema, Derby

Broadway Cinema, Nottingham

Derby Playhouse

Derby Dance

The Quad, Derby - Cinema, gallery, café bar and workshop

Assembly Rooms, Derby

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield

Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Nottingham Playhouse

Buxton Opera House

Belper Players

Educational "What's on"

U3A for Ripley and District.

U3As, what are they?
The initials stand for University of the Third Age. U3As are self –help groups formed for those no longer in full-time employment who would like to keep their minds active and meet socially with others who wish to do the same.

Any qualifications needed?
No, you do not need to have a degree or any qualifications at all to join– only enthusiasm.

What is involved?
Interests groups are formed and run by the members. It offers the opportunity to share your knowledge, experience and talents with others and learn from them in a friendly way. You do not need to be an ‘expert’ just a willingness to share your interests and discover new ones.

How often do the groups meet?
This will be entirely a group decision. Usually the interests groups meet fortnightly with a monthly general meeting where all groups get together but this could vary depending on the subject. You may not want to continue with your walking group in the depths of winter for instance. However you can join as many groups as you like.

How much will it cost?
There is an annual subscription of no more than £15. This pays for hiring halls, paying speakers and general running costs. If the groups meet in each others homes a small donation for tea and coffee is usual. If larger venues are needed then members normally make a small donation towards costs. It also brings other benefits like insurance for trips, access to U3A resources, competitive computer hardware deals and much more.

Want to know more?
Please contact Rosie Burt on 01773 743523 or email
Keep an eye on the local press for details of meetings and events.