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  • Nothing Rhymes with Crich

    11 December 2019 Nothing Rhymes with Crich

    Read a review of Martyn Offord's Nothing Rhymes with Crich

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  • Fundraising Christmas Lights

    10 December 2019

    Christmas Lights seen from The Common in aide of children's charity BIG APPEAL at Nottingham Children's Hospital

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  • Stocking Fillers

    10 December 2019 Stocking Fillers

    Stuck for gift ideas? Some fantastic local gifts supporting good causes in Crich.

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  • Latest news from Crich Parish Council

    09 December 2019 Latest news from Crich Parish Council

    The latest news from Crich Parish Council including an update on planning, defibrillators, the Burial Ground extension and green initiatives.

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  • Art Exhibition at the Drinking Trough

    02 December 2019 Art Exhibition at the Drinking Trough

    Free exhibition of local art work at the Black Swan's Drinking Trough on 7th and 8th December.

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  • Crich Brass Need You!

    01 December 2019

    Join Crich Brass to learn new skills or develop existing talent.

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  • Ron Spencer 1943-2019

    30 November 2019

    It was with great sadness that we learnt of Ron Spencer’s death after his recent illness.

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  • Community Film Success

    30 November 2019 Community Film Success

    A fantastic community collaboration between Crich Scouts and the Dementia Friends group produced an engaging, poignant and humorous film which was enjoyed by many on Saturday 19th October.

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  • Rickshaw Challenge 2019 in Crich

    13 November 2019 Rickshaw Challenge 2019 in Crich

    The BBC Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge passed through Crich just after 8.00am today (Wednesday 13th November)

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  • Illuminations for Half Term at Crich Tramway Village

    25 October 2019 Illuminations for Half Term at Crich Tramway Village

    The ever-popular Starlight Event at Crich Tramway Village, with illuminations and trams running into the early evening, runs from Monday 28th October to Saturday 2nd November 2019. Children can enter a draw on the Monday between 2pm and 4pm for a chance to win the opportunity to officially switch on the illuminations at around 5.15pm. There’s a packed programme of activities each day, with fun for all the family, which includes musical outdoor shows, craft making and look-a-like characters from popular children’s films.

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  • Polling Place review by Amber Valley Borough Council

    16 October 2019 Polling Place review by Amber Valley Borough Council

    Review of local polling places. Take part in the consultation online or download a form to send in.

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  • JKB Productions (still) needs you!

    15 October 2019 JKB Productions (still) needs you!

    Fancy treading the boards in a new comical stage production which will take place at the Glebe in March 2020. Get in touch!

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Welcome to Crich Standard

View from Chadwick Nick

Welcome to the definitive website for the news and goings on of the Crich Area which includes the villages of Crich, Fritchley, Whatstandwell and the hamlets of Crich Carr, Plaistow Green and Wheatcroft.

Every quarter, Crich Standard is published as a magazine and distributed free of charge to all households in Crich Parish. It is written, produced and distributed by volunteers and is supported by advertising from local businesses.

Here are some of the latest feature articles from the magazine.

  • Running tips

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    To run, or not to run?

    Thought about taking up running but don't know how to get going? Lacking the motivation to keep at it? Don't worry, Ian Travers of Jog Crich has all the information you need to get started in this article: To run, or not to run?

  • Seated yoga

    Seated yoga by Paul Yorke

    With Crich Area Dementia Friends’

    Gentle yoga sessions with Bev Lomax to support people living with dementia. Read more here.

  • Wild garlic

    Wild Garlic close up: credit Getty

    Holding us to Ramson in spring

    Prolific in our woods through the spring, this plant has culinary and folklore uses which you can read all about in this article.

    There is also a walk described here with wild garlic growing in abundance.

  • Andrea Kemp

    Andrea Kemp

    Crich resident and founder of Shift

    Shift is a community interest company founded by Andrea Kemp. We interviewed her about her company and her thoughts about activity. Read what she had to say.

  • Tour de Crich

    Cycling through Derbyshire

    Getting out on the cycle trails

    A cycle ride for the family taking in some iconic Derbyshire trails and villages. Follow the route and plan your day out here.

  • Villages United

    Whatstandwell Football team 1946

    Football through the ages

    The Crich area has a long history of active sporting teams, particularly when it comes to football. Read about it here.

  • Running the Monument Race

    Running shoes

    From Cromford Canal to Crich Stand

    The annual Monument race takes place on Crich Village Fête Saturday and is a tough 11km course right down to Cromford Canal and back up to the Crich Stand monument. Read about the challenge and how to enter the race.

  • Activity for younger people

    Play area at recreation ground

    Ways the children and young people of the parish get active

    With activity such an important part of staying healthy, this article looks at all the opportunities the children and young people of the parish have both at their schools and at home.

  • Active Crich for Everyone

    Yoga at the Glebe Field Centre

    The organisation helping us to get active

    ACE was born out of the 2018 Fitness Fortnight and is the brainchild of Trish and Rachel. Read all about what they have planned and come along to activity taster sessions.

Upcoming events

Calendar

You can find a full calendar of events here.

Whatstandwell WI

Whatstandwell WI

Wed Dec 11 14:00:00 2019

Meeting at St Margaret’s Hall, Alderwasley, the Whatstandwell WI welcomes new members for talks, outings, demonstrations, walks and meals. Contact Marilyn on 01773 857255.

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Categories

Social group

Christmas Tree Celebration on the Village Green

Christmas Tree Celebration on the Village Green

Thu Dec 12 19:00:00 2019

The traditional lighting of the Fritchley village Christmas tree. Community carols with Crich Brass and seasonal songs from Fritchley Community Choir. A special visit from Santa Claus followed by refreshments in the Village Hall. Everyone welcome!

Fritchley Village Green - 7.00 pm

Polite reminder: please don’t park on the village green after 6.00 pm

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Categories

Music, Fritchley Congregational Church, Fritchley Village Hall

Rotary Amber Valley Santa visit to Crich and Fritchley

Rotary Amber Valley Santa visit to Crich and Fritchley

Fri Dec 20 18:30:00 2019

Keep your eyes peeled, as the Rotary Amber Valley Santa will be ‘sleighing’ around Crich and Fritchley on the evenging of Friday 20 December. It could be a street near you!

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Categories

Charity, Event

Kiriki Club in Concert

Kiriki Club in Concert

Sat Jan 25 19:30:00 2020

“We loved Kiriki Club! They were brilliant fun & got everyone on the dance floor!” – BE FESTIVAL 

Kiriki Club combine musical flair and a raw, energetic performance style with the dizzy intimacy of a late-night lock-in. Expect songs in different languages, some re-imagined classics, vocal acrobatics and luscious harmonies. Bringing together a stellar line up of multi-instrumentalists, Kiriki Club make the party happen. Rooted in vintage sounds and styles, Kiriki Club mix 40’s/50’s jumpin’ RnB with exotic sounds from around the world, and some surprising versions of pop classics.

Expect songs in different languages, some re-imagined classics, vocal acrobatics and luscious harmonies. The show is a live music event in two halves: the first half offers a more intimate concert style performance with individual or smaller ensemble musical items culminating in a full 5-piece band extravaganza in the second half!

Kiriki Club have taken their quirky, fun and fabulous sounds to venues and festivals across the country, and they never fail to thoroughly entertain.

Line up:

Sam Frankie Fox: Vocals, harp, Piano, Uke-Bass

Marti Gillespie: Double Bass, Guitar

Ricardo Santos Rocha: Guitar, Melodeon

Katie Stevens: Clarinet, Flute, Sax, Vocals

Joelle Barker: Percussion

Suitable for those aged 6 and over

Kiriki Club website 

Listen to, and watch:
Simple Song here
Tenho-me Persuadido here
Appetite here
Sweet Dreams here

This is a Live & Local show. Click here to find out what else is on nearby.

Please support our “And One” scheme. Your donation will allow someone socially disadvantaged or isolated to enjoy live performances at the Glebe. Please add your donation when you check out.

There will be a licensed bar, serving a range of wines, beers, lager, cider, and soft drinks, together with some light refreshments. Please don’t bring your own.

Tickets in advance (not including booking fee)

Aged 17 and over  £11.00

Aged 16 and under £7.50

Box Office

t: 01773 853 260

e: david@joylane.org.uk

w: online 

in person at The Glebe (from 1st December)

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Categories

Glebe, Charity, Live and Local, Dance, Event

Sergei Podobedov - Piano Recital

Sergei Podobedov - Piano Recital

Sat Feb 22 19:30:00 2020

Sergei is a Russian concert pianist who has performed all over the world, and has been described by conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky as: “a magnificent pianist who possesses outstanding virtuosic skills, combined with true musicality and a refined sense of style.”

Sergei has toured throughout the world performing the major concert repertoire, new works and also fully improvised recitals. He played at the Queen Mother’s 90th birthday party, and has performed at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, and many other world famous venues.The programme isn’t finalised yet, but is likely to include piano music by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, and Scarlatti.

This is a unique opportunity to hear a world renowned concert pianist in Crich, playing on a grand piano, specially brought in for the occasion.

short video clip of Sergei playing Chopin Prelude in B flat Minor Op. 28 No. 16

Suitable for those aged 14 and over

Please support our “And One” scheme. Your donation will allow someone socially disadvantaged or isolated to enjoy live performances at the Glebe. Please add your donation when you check out.

There will be a licensed bar, serving a range of wines, beers, lager, cider, and soft drinks, together with some light refreshments. Please don’t bring your own.

Tickets in advance (not including booking fee)

Aged 17 and over  £15.00

Aged 16 and under £7.50

Box Office

t: 01773 853 260

e: david@joylane.org.uk

w: online

in person at The Glebe (from 4th January)

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Categories

Glebe, Charity, Music, Event

What else is on this site...

  • Directory

    Directory

    A-Z of who is who and what is where including community organisations and local business listings and useful telephone numbers. You'll find the directory here.

  • Magazine features

    Magazines

    Read the feature articles from the latest edition of the magazine. Here you can also browse the archive of features we have published in the past.

  • Latest news

    Newsprint

    Read all the latest from the Crich area including updates from local organisations, events, Parish Council news and much more. Keep up to date right here!

  • Local events

    Calendar

    View a calendar of all the local events. From dance classes to folk evenings, meetings to heritage talks, you won't miss a local event here!

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