Panto season opens in Glossop tomorrow

29th November til 5th December 2015. Partington Players present a traditional family pantomime by Barry Crossley, directed by Carole Wilson. Here we all are having a good time at Featherdown Farm – but who will save Mother Goose and her storybook friends from the wicked fox and his hapless henchmen? Could it be the goose that lays the golden eggs? (Please note that performance times are slightly earlier than usual. Shows begin at 2.15pm for matinees and 7.15pm for evenings.)
Tickets still available Price £8 (adults) and £6 (under 18 and over 60). Booking is available on line or through the box office

Glossop Car Show 16th May 2015

Music of Chet Baker - 30th January 2015

RSPCA coffee morning - 15th November 2014

Tintwistle Fun Quiz - 27 November 2015

Glossop North End Beer Festival 15-16th May 2015

Liberal Democrat candidate announced for May 2015 parliamentary election

Stephen Worrall from Charlesworth, currently working towards a PhD in Nanoscience, has been selected by High Peak Liberal Democrats to fight this year’s parliamentary election in May. Stephen was brought up in High Peak and went to Simmondley Primary School and Glossopdale Community College, before gaining a first class Masters degree in Chemistry from the University of Manchester in 2012. Four years ago he stood successfully for Charlesworth Parish Council as a Liberal Democrat and since has twice been elected Chair of the Council.

Steve Kenny at Last Orders - 29th November 2014

Eliza P and Lisa Marie Glover - 12 December 2015

Glossop & District Choral Society - Love, Laughter and Longing, 16 May 2015

Statement from Chris Webster on May 2015 election

Chris Webster, who has represented Old Glossop as an independent councillor on High Peak Borough Council since 2003, might not stand for re-election in May. He told the Glossop Gazette: "After some serious health issues and a long stay in hospital, I am still undecided as to whether I will be fit and strong enough to represent the residents to the best of my ability and to the level of support they have become accustomed to. I would dearly love to carry on, but again, my fate is in the hands of the residents of the Old Glossop Ward."

Glossop Record Club - Smiths on vinyl 13th November 2014

Winter Pop Up Shop - 28th November 2015

Rotary Club Nepal Earthquake Appeal

A Capella choir - 24th January 2014

Monday Mondays A Cappella Choir, in concert Saturday January 24th 7-30p.m St Andrews Church Hadfield. Tickets £6 at the door,refreshments in the interval. In aid of Church heating fund.

Love, Loss and Hope: a concert to commemorate the onset of WW 1, 8th November 2014

As the nation commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the onset of World War 1, Glossop and District Choral society have based their forthcoming concert around the themes of love, loss and hope.
Extracts from Howard Goodall’s ‘Eternal Light’, a modern take on the Requiem Mass, explore the love and loss of those caught up in the conflict whilst hope for greater peace in our world is expressed with a full performance of Karl Jenkin’s powerful and dramatic work, ‘The Armed Man’. Subtitled "A Mass for Peace" it was premiered in 2000 and dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis. Karl Jenkins based the work on the Catholic Mass but the piece also incorporates words from other religious and historical sources, including the 15th Century French Renaissance song The Armed Man, the Islamic Call to Prayer, and poetry by Alfred Lord Tennyson and Rudyard Kipling.

Return for heroes of the Globe

The Globe in Glossop has gained a reputation as one of the best venues for roots music on the national circuit, so the return of the band that was voted the best act through its doors in 2014 is about as strong an assurance of a quality night out as you are going to get! Next Thursday (November 12) sees the welcome return of the popular northern folk trio Harp and a Monkey, whose beautifully crafted tales of northern life, love and remembrance were deemed the highlight of a 2014 programme that had included acclaimed national and international artists.

Glossop Record Club presents Johnny Cash - 14 May 2015

Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 14th May for Johnny Cash Night, or to give it its full title: "The First And Last: Johnny Cash – The Man In Black On Vinyl", playing the first and last albums the country music legend released in his lifetime. Separated by 45 years, those albums are ‘Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar‘ from 1957 and ‘American IV: The Man Comes Around‘, released in 2002 and feature many of the songs he’s now best remembered for.

Glossop Creative Fusion Open Mic 15th January 2015

Bavarian night with Arnfield Brass - 25th October 2014

Hand Picked Events - 6 December 2015

Glossop Rotary Club car boot sale - 26th April 2015

Eliza P with & without the Disco Misfits - 28th December 2014

Eliza P making a return to Glossop to perform at Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, on 28 December at 8.30pm.  Check her out on   To  encourage a party atmosphere,  there will be a “Speakeasy” theme and  people are invited to dress appropriately;  even if it is just that hat they have always wanted to wear. Advance tickets (£7, £5 concessions.) are available from the Labour Club.

NCT Nearly New sale - 15th November 2014

DCC say Victoria Hall no longer viable as a library

This is an archived article which was subsequently edited for accuracy and updated. You can see the current version here

Local residents have been surprised to receive a letter from Derbyshire County Council telling them that Glossop Library will be moved out of Victoria Hall. A local posting on Facebook reported that the letter, which the Gazette has not seen yet "states that the renovations at the library could now cost the Council £3 million and that the building is no longer viable as a library in the 21st century...... The Council is proposing two options for a new library, the first is a new building on the Adult Education Centre car park and the second is an attachment to the existing Adult Education Centre building......Four public surgeries [are] being held on Monday [12 October 2015], three at the Adult Education Centre at 10:30, 12:30 and 15:30 and one at Bradbury House at 18:30".

Volunteer for the Fire & Rescue Service - 25th April 2015

Community Companions Christmas Tea Dance 17th December 2014

Community Companions Glossop are holding a Tea Dance at Glossopdale Community College on Wednesday 17th December 2pm-4pm. The college are very kindly providing the Swing Band and a singer and there will be dancing demonstrations courtesy some local ballroom dancers. Included in the ticket price of £3 afternoon tea/coffee and cake will be served. To buy your tickets please call in at the Volunteer Centre Glossop on High Street East (next to the Leisure Centre).

Tea & cake for the Rainbow Trust, 25th October 2014

Have a cuppa and cake at St Luke's Church, Fauvel Rd, Glossop on Sat 25th Oct from 1-4pm for the Rainbow Trust.

Victorian Market - 26th September 2015

Mosaic trail for Gamesley Woodlands - 24th April 2015

Glossopdale Community College Christmas Concert - 4th December 2014

Thursday 4th December - Glossopdale Community College Christmas Concert – featuring all of the college’s musical groups and a special appearance from Post 16 drama students. Hall 1. 7pm. Adults £4, concessions £2.

Glossop Bonfire 8th November 2014

Glossop Bonfire on the 8th of Nov, gates open at 4 and we have a kids fireworks display and a main display, kids entertainment, bands and fairground rides for all ages. Tickets on sale soon watch this space. All profit goes to local good causes so the more people who attend the more money we have to give to the Scouts, guides and other good causes.

Gamesley Art project workshops - 30th September 2015

Have your say on the Longdendale pylons - 29th April 2015

Members of the public can learn more about proposals to reduce the visual impact of power lines in the Peak District National Park at two drop-in events. Three sections of overhead transmission lines in the national park have been shortlisted for further study by National Grid as part of a £500m project funded by Ofgem. Two pass through the Londendale Valley and the third is close to the village of Dunford Bridge. The first public drop-in event is Tintwistle at the Parish Room, Christ Church, Church Street, SK13 1JR, on Wednesday 29 April (2pm to 8pm) and will look at the engineering  options which could be used to reduce the impact of the power lines.

Hadfield Lantern Parade and Christmas Mini-Market - 5th December 2014

Hadfield's Lantern Parade will start at 6pm on the 5th of December (Friday) at Hadfield Hall, an event organised by the Friends of Hadfield Hall and the Craft Barn. The parade will culminate in the switching on of the Christmas lights outside the community room. The Christmas Market will also be held from 5pm to 7pm inside the community room under the library.

An evening with James Bond - 23rd October 2014

Woodhead Tunnel talk - 9th October 2015

Stephen Gay talking on Manchester to Woodhead tunnel, a talk with slides. Price £3 incl refreshments. Everyone welcome. Friday 9th October 7.30pm at St Andrews Church Hadfield.

Glossopdale Community College presents: We We Rock You 22-24th April 2015

Glossop Mountain Rescue's Santa schedule 2014

Full schedule for Santa's tour of Glossop for Glossop Mountain Rescue. 27th November til 20th December

Support Our Soldiers - 8th November 2014

Ceilidh for Reubens' Retreat - 10th October 2015

Craft Fair - 9th May 2015

Glossop Christmas market 29th November 2014

Frank's wild years at the Moon & Sixpence 11th October 2014

The Moon and Sixpence, Bernard Street, Glossop, SK13 7AA.
For 5 years, Franks Wild Years have been combining a transmissible selection of dynamic rock influences to formulate an ongoing archive of music ranging from moments of down-home blues to flailing punk bombasticism. An element of their industrial, northern roots can be heard through an unapologetic arsenal of driven blues-guitar riffs, fuzzy bass and trashy drums, rivaling the Manchester rock-music scene.

Inline hockey with music at St. Philip Howard

Hadfield Bowling Club open day - 19th April 2015

Christmas lights switch on - 3.30 til 6pm 29th November 2014

Autumn handmade craft & gift market - 1st November 2014

Glossop Fire Station open day -25 July 2015

World War 1 centenary music concert - 18th April 2015

Christmas in Glossop 2014

The Misty Show at The Surrey - 17th October 2014

Glossop Record Club presents Summer of '85 - 9th July 2015

Do you remember what music were you listening to in 1985? The records you bought? And where were you when it was Live Aid? On the eve of the legendary concert's 30th anniversary, Glossop Record Club celebrates 1985 with an evening of music on vinyl from that year, including records by the acts who played at Live Aid that summer.

Glossop - Projections of the Past -11th April 2015

5th Hadfield Guides Christmas Fair - 29th November 2014

This term 5th Hadfield Guides (based at Hadfield Methodist Church) have been raising money for Reuben's Retreat. They are holding a Christmas Fair at Hadfield Methodist Church on the 29th of November (9:30-1:00).

Hannah James & Maarja Nuut - 9th October 2014

Dinting Scouts coffee morning - 27 June 2015

This Saturday 1st Dinting Scouts will be holding a coffee morning at Bradbury House, Glossop from 10am. Lots of stalls with tombolas raffles cakes and books.  Join us and help support this scout group that helps 120 young people from our town each week

Charlesworth & Chisworth Coffee Morning and Craft Sale 28 March 2015

Laughing Cows Comedy at the Globe - 29th November 2014

The producers of Laughing Cows Comedy are celebrating 16 years of producing comedy nights with two solo shows from both Jo Enright and Kerry Leigh on the 29th of November. The show will be held upstairs at the Globe Inn on High Street West, from 7:00pm to 10:30pm.

Philippa Hannah & guests 17th October 2014

Charity night for Community Companions - 27 June 2015

A charity evening for community companions. Karaoke/disco, auction, raffle and free buffet. Live music by Dave Forward. All welcome!! Charlesworth Con Club 28 Marple road, SK13 5DA Glossop

Glossop Election Hustings - Wednesday April 8th 2015

Planned by Glossop Churches and Voluntary Organisations. Central Methodist Church Glossop,  Chapel Street, SK13 8AT,  Wednesday 8th April 2015. From 6.30pm there will be light refreshments and an opportunity to look at stalls set out by local community groups, including Amnesty International, Crossroads, Bare Necessities, Glossop Peace Group and Glossop Volunteer Centre. Then from 7.30-9.30pm, the five candidates for High Peak will share with us their vision for a flourishing Glossopdale within a fairer society, then answer questions from the audience.

Gift Fair to raise money for Rainbow Trust Children's Charity - 15th November 2014

There will be a craft and gift fair at the Glossop Cricket Club, North Road on the 15th of November from 9:30am to 2:30pm (Saturday). Proceeds will go to the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity. Free entry and car park.

Glossop Record Club’s John Peel Night - 9th October 2014

Glossop Record Club returns on Thursday 9th October for JOHN PEEL NIGHT, curated and hosted by record club regulars Gavin Hogg and Steve McNamee. We'll be playing two albums in full: Grotesque by perennial Peel favourites The Fall, and the winner of the poll (see below).

Great American Songbook - 26 June 2015

Help Glossop Cricket Club prepare for season 28-29th March 2015

Glossop Cricket Club’s Simon Megram is urging the local community to come down and help them get ready for the new season. The 14th annual NatWest CricketForce is promising to be another blockbuster event with more than 2,000 clubs registered to take part over the weekend of March 28-29th. Tens of thousands of club members and volunteers will come together to clean, tidy, repair and revitalise clubhouses and cricket grounds across the country ahead of the new season. "Because Natwest CricketForce is a national tournament all the clubs are talking about it. There's just a big drive to get everything sorted before the season kicks off".

Exhibition on Women's Emancipation - 15th November 2014

Glossop Labour Club invites all to the opening of an exhibition on Women's Emancipation on Saturday, the 15th of November on Chapel Street. The event starts at 5 PM, with Fair trade wine provided by the High Peak Cooperative Party.

Romeo and Juliet until 4th October 2014

England’s Elizabethan genius demonstrates the eternal truths of love and hate. Monday 29th September, 2014 to Saturday 4th October, 2014, 7:30 pm. The 350th production from the Partington Theatre. The classic drama by William Shakespeare. Directed by Kerry Morris. The besotted children of two warring families attempt to pursue a relationship with the help of a well-meaning priest. As arranged marriage, revenge and fate itself begin to conspire against them, stakes are raised, mistakes are made and young love must end or die grieving.

NCT Glossop nearly new sale and family fun day - 21 June 2015

Savvy parents and parents-to-be in Glossop can find top quality baby and toddlers’ clothes, toys and equipment at an upcoming NCT Nearly New Sale. NCT Glossop Branch Nearly New Sale is on Sunday 21st June at The Venue at Wimberry Hill, Woodhead Road, SK13 7QE. The sale will take place between 11am-12:30pm (early entry for NCT members and volunteers from 10:30am). Admission is £1.50 per adult; children are free.

Hadfield Carnival - Sunday June 7th 2015

Hadfield Carnival Committee has set the date for this year’s fabulous, fun-filled family event for everybody in Hadfield and further afield. The carnival will be on Sunday 7th June at Glossopdale Community College’s Newshaw Lane site starting at 12 noon.  This year the Romans are coming and the star attraction is The Vicus, a Roman Britain enactment group, who will bring all the excitement of Roman Britain to Hadfield. Other entertainment includes a funfair, craft stalls, and a pet show.  If you haven’t booked your craft stall yet, there are still some available - ring Carol on 07749 816679

Christmas Panto at the Partington: Robinson Crusoe from 29th November to 6th December 2014

The Partington presents Glossop's pantomine, which opened on the 29th of November and runs until the 6th of December.

Baby memorial service - 15th October 2014

Northern Chamber Orchestra & Glossop primary schools present Carnival of the Animals - 11 June 2015

New Mills Art Theatre, 11th June 2015 1.30-2.30

Glossop for Kids in Gaza: Fourth Benefit 21st March 2015

Glossop for Kids in Gaza: Fourth Benefit. Raising funds for the campaign against child malnourishment run by Medical Aid to Palestinians.  Saturday 21 March at 8.30 pm at Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Attila the Stockbroker (singer and poet with buckets of political satire), Darren Poyzer (Singer Songwrite) and a short talk from Norma Turner on the medical trauma being experienced by children in Gaza.

A Christmas Carol at the Partington - 7th December 2014

Crowd of 2 Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens' well-renowned "A Christmas Carol" as adapted by Russell Kennedy, on the 7th of December at 7:00pm at the Partington Theatre. 

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership-potential risks, 2 October 2014

Glossop Heritage Trust walk - 23 June 2015

Tuesday 23 June 2015, 7.30pm, meet at the entrance to the Parish Church. This walk is a resumption of last year's walk. It will take in the Eastern part of Old Glossop. It will last about an hour and will be confined to the Eastern part of Old Glossop so should not be more than a mile. We are going to look particularly at Old Glossop's industrial past .

Free advice for prospective parliamentary election candidates

Anyone thinking of standing as a candidate in this year’s Parliamentary, borough or parish elections is invited to attend a pre-nomination event to find out more about what’s involved. High Peak Borough Council is organising events this month where prospective MPs and councillors can ask any questions they may have and collect their nomination papers if they decide to go ahead and stand for election.

Christmas at St Andrews Hadfield - 21st December 2014

There will be a carol service on the 21st of December at 6:30pm (Sunday).

The following events are also lined up for December:

1. Crib service at 3:30pm on the 24th of December, suitable for younger children (Wednesday)

2. Carols around the brazier at 6:30 pm on the 24th of December (Wednesday)

3. Family Christmas celebration with communion at 9:30am on the 25th of December (Thursday)

Haywill Animal Rescue event - 12th October 2014

Glossop Heritage Trust walk - 30 June 2015

Tuesday 30 June 2015, 7.30pm, meet at Glossop Train Station
This walk is around the town centre and is looking particularly at the buildings designed by Matthew Ellison Hadfield (see below) . This walk should not last more than one hour and will be confined to the area of the town centre.
Both walks are entirely free - pass the message around please. We might pass the hat round.


A revised version of this letter was received

I write regarding the local election campaign in the High Peak and the opinions of local Conservative candidates, Jamie Douglas and Paul Hardy in their latest leaflet delivered to the residents of Old Glossop ward.
As a voter and local resident I am appalled by the mostly fictional content of the leaflet that claims the reason for the approval in May 2012 of 44 homes at Shepley Street, Old Glossop was due to High Peak Borough Council (HPBC) not having their Local Plan finalised, thus allowing the applicant to force the council to approve the development under the Coalition government’s new rule requiring local authorities to have an approved supply of land for housing for the next five years plus an extra 20%. This is blatantly untrue because:

Broadbottom Indoor Carboot Sale change of date to 23rd November 2014

The Broadbottom Indoor Car Boot Sale will now be held on the 23rd of November instead of the original date, the 30th of November.  

The venue is still the Etherow Centre in Broadbottom, from 8:00am to 12:00 noon.

Open Day at The Craft Barn, Hadfield, Saturday 27th September

Time to let loose your creative side? Your local community arts and crafts venue is opening its doors on Saturday 27th September to welcome anyone interested in pursuing a new hobby or interest; sharing their skills with like-minded enthusiasts or wanting to teach others. 
The Barn, situated just off Station Road, is a hub of creativity for folk aged 18 months to eighty plus.  Already offering daily craft sessions for pre-schoolers, art classes for children aged 5-11 and activities for adults, lots has been happening since the Barn opened in April this year. 

Glossop Heritage Trust Blue Plaque unveiling 6 September 2015

6 September 2015, Blue Plaque unveiling - Matthew Ellison Hadfield

Glossop Record Club - Thursday 12th March

On Thursday 12th March it'll be a 'record club exchange visit' – The Cat Club (Classic Album Tuesdays) join us from Pontefract and count writer and broadcaster Ian Clayton among their number. Ian will be leading the session playing a few 78s, sharing a couple of stories from his books and treating to us to a full album by a vocalist he considers to be “the greatest jazz singer who ever lived”, Billie Holiday.

Rosie Arnfield & Paul Higham at the Globe - 11th December 2014

Rosie Arnfield and Paul Higham, with support from Garron Frith, are performing at the Globe on Thursday, 11th of December 2014 at 8:00pm.

Acoustic night at the Friendship 24th September 2014

Wednesday 24th September Acoustic Night at The Friendship

Winter Wilson at the Globe - Thursday 11th June 2015

Known across the UK acoustic music scene for their fine original songs, stunning harmonies and spontaneous, off-the-wall humour, Lincolnshire-based Winter Wilson are rapidly building a loyal following. Their music covers a range of styles, mainly with a folk-blues feel, but it's their live performances that have really set this pair apart, bringing passion, intelligence, humour and "refreshing undertones of dry rebellion" to every gig.

Back Seat Drivers For Comic Relief - 14th March 2015

The Back Seat Drivers have recently recorded a cd featuring some of the songs regularly played at these jam nights and this is going to be launched at  a night of live music and comedy at The Queen’s Arms on Saturday March 14th.  The cd will also be available at various retail outlets in Glossop after that date.  All profit gained from the sale of the cd will be donated to Comic Relief.

Bunting & Frolics at the Partington - 15th November 2014

Entertainment from local folk duo Bunting & Frolics at the Partington Theatre's clubroom, Henry Street on Saturday, 15th November 2014.

Charity Race Night at The Friendship 20th September 2014

Saturday 20th September we are having a Charity Race Night to raise funds for Breast Cancer Campaign, first Race starts at 8 pm and there are cash and prizes to be won

Car boot sale - 24th May 2015

Health and Wellbeing event at Gamesley library, Thurs 5 March

Gamesley library is the venue this week for a free event organised by Derbyshire County Council all about living healthier and happier lives. On Thursday 5 March the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ event runs from 2pm to 5pm. There will be activities and information stalls to promote healthy lifestyles including aromatherapy hand massage, sports massage, craft activities using recycled materials, a chair based exercise session and stories and crafts for children.  ‘Book Doctor’ sessions will help people find books to lift their mood. The library is based at Gamesley Primary School in Grindleford Grove so parents and carers can easily drop in at the event after collecting their children from school. Everyone is welcome. 01457 860041 or to find out more.

Event for Glossop Mountain Rescue - 16th November 2014

Doc & Hank at the Friendship, 18th September 2014

Thursday 18th September Live Music from Doc n Hank, 8.30 pm until 11 pm,  at the The Friendship, free entry

Dance auditions at The Lowry - 7th June 2015

The possibility of a year’s free dance schooling, including training in ballet and choreography skills, for young people from Glossop is being offered in return for attending at an open audition and meeting friendly tutors from the Centre for Advanced Training in Dance (CAT) at The Lowry, Salford on Sunday 7 June 2015. Sara Fogarty from Glossop is one dancer that The Lowry hopes will be bidding for a career on stage, by attending auditions for the Centre for Advanced Training in Dance. This is her first step towards joining one of the world’s most illustrious dance companies.

Romans invade Hadfield again – 14th March 2015

Local Heritage and Archaeological groups are joining forces on Saturday 14th March to bring a FREE and exciting fun family day to Hadfield's St. Andrew's Church from 10am to 4pm. The theme is 'Romans, Reservoirs & Railways – everything you want to know about the Romans at Melandra Roman Fort to the building of the world' first purpose built water storage facility and the construction of the Woodhead Tunnel and railways of the valley, so come along and meet the experts.

Glossop Ukulele Group - 11th January 2015

May 2015 elections in Glossop - updates

With parliamentary and borough council elections just four months away, Glossop's voters still have little idea what to expect. Conservative councillors John Hacken and Julie McCabe (Simmondley) have announced that they will be standing for re-election, Labour councillor Colin Waude (Howardtown) has told us he will not be standing again, and independent councillor Chris Webster (Old Glossop) who has represented the area since 2003 might not contest the election because of health issues. There have been no announcements from parties about their candidates for the borough council elections, but three parties have announced their parliamentary candidates