Talks Programme

Locally interesting talks…

Kate Fenton

Kate Fenton – novelist

Derwent Valley BRIDGE Community Library is expanding and widening what it can offer to the local community in addition to being a place to borrow books. Even in our early days as a volunteer-run library, we hosted the occasional talk and, in 2015, a talks group was formed to plan an annual programme.

Naturally, as a community-based facility, we are keen to include as many local contributors as possible on topics that cover not just fiction or literary subjects but also history, heritage, the environment and other local-interest subjects. We have limited resources and are not able to offer fees or hefty travel expenses and are extremely encouraged by the number of talented local people who have offered their support.

Fred Normandale

Fred Normandale – local fisherman

Steve Race- wildlife photographer

We are now embarking on our third season, buoyed by the success of the first sets of talks. A few events sold out in advance, with the rest almost full, and the feedback received from the audiences was very positive. Information about speakers and purchase of tickets is available from the library and on the website/Facebook. All the talks are held at the library from 7 – 9pm, on the second Thursday of the month from October to April (ex December) and the ticket price includes refreshments.  It is advisable to book in advance!


*****  Tickets for the 2017-18 series are on sale now********


Click here for the full programme and further details


Next Talk.  Martin Dove.  “Images of Sherlock Holmes”. Thursday 8th February 7pm.

Where does the image of Sherlock Holmes come from?  Martin’s intriguing presentation will give you all the answers and unearth trivia that only the most die-hard Sherlockians will be aware of.

Tickets available from DVB Library. £4 per person including tea and coffee.


Coming soon:-

Graham Bilton. Wildlife Crime. 8th March

Michael Cooper. Flanders and Swann. 12th April

Lynne Watson. Adventures of a Librarian. 10th May