Enjoy a touch of brass for good cause

Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills Band,
Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills Band,

Lovers of brass band music are in for a real treat on Saturday, September 28.

The award-winning Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills Band, based in Matlock Bath, is to feature in a charity concert to be held in the Assembly Rooms, at Bakewell Town Hall.

They will be ably supported by Bakewell’s Appalachian dancers Well Heeled to provide a great evening’s entertainment.

The concert is being held to support a Bakewell-based charity The Goboka Rwanda Trust, started by Heather Thomas in 2009, which supports self-sustaining community projects in Rwanda.

The band has a strong tradition of supporting fundraising for Derbyshire-based charities and other good causes.

Included in their busy schedule this year is a Christmas Concert at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield with Tideswell Male Voice Choir, on Sunday, December 8.

Well Heeled too have had a busy year and are looking forward to showcasing their talents on home ground once again.

Heather Thomas said: “I am delighted that such excellent local entertainers have offered their services to boost our fundraising efforts – and I know we will be in for a very special evening – so do come along to support us if you are able.”

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets - priced at £7.50 – are available from Heather Thomas on 07974 133091 or Tony Brennan on 07778 754480.

Alternatively, they can be purchased on the door.

A bar will be available for interval drinks and light refreshments.

n Do you have a budding wildlife photographer in the family? Join Derbyshire Wildlife Trust for a fun workshop with a distinctly autumnal feel.

Expert wildlife photographer Paul Shaw will be giving tips on how to take the best wild photos at the Turning Leaves workshop at the Whistlestop Centre in Matlock Bath on Sunday, October 13.

Capture some great autumn wildlife images around the centre, and have a go at making a Scary Apple Head to photograph. Don’t forget your camera!

The workshop runs from 10.30am-12.30pm and costs £2.50 per person. It is suitable for families with children aged four to teens. Booking is essential.

For more information and to book contact Derbyshire Wildlife Trust on 01773 881188 or visit www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, a Registered Charity, is the only organisation working to protect all wildlife across the county. We are one of 47 in The Wildlife Trusts Partnership, a nationwide network of local trusts. We manage 42 nature reserves throughout Derbyshire, advise local authorities and landowners on nature conservation issues and run a range of conservation and education projects.