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Baslow is home to a diverse range of clubs and societies, a primary school and two churches.

Peak Music Society

The Peak Music Society is a flourishing music society based at the Cavendish Hall on the Chatsworth Estate.

Its members enjoy a series of high quality chamber concerts throughout the autumn and spring each year.

For more information visit Peak Music Society’s website.

Baslow Buy/Swap/Sell

Baslow Village News, Events and Buy/Sell/Swap/Donate has a page on Facebook, which is where anyone can add their own news, add events, put items up for sale, give away items for free or request items.

To join you just need to log in to your Facebook account and click on the JOIN GROUP link.

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Baslow WI

Baslow WI has a membership of over 80 women of varying ages and living in towns and villages in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, as well as Baslow.

An active group, they arrange regular visits to places of interest, including theatres, restaurants and pubs. For more information visit their website

Contact Ann McPhie, Secretary, Baslow WI, by email

Baslow Choir

Baslow Choir is one of the leading mixed choirs in North Derbyshire and is based in Baslow.

They are a friendly bunch, so why not go to one of their rehearsals held every Wednesday evening at the Baslow village hall.

For more information contact Membership Secretary, Gill Duckworth, by email; you can also contact Chairperson, Gill Donmall Hicks, by email or call: 01433 630952.

For more information visit the Baslow Choir’s website.

Baslow Players

Baslow Players is a small group of friendly like-minded people and they make new members very welcome.

Talent is not really an entrance requirement (although they do appreciate people who can sing), but the main aim is to work together and produce something magical for others to enjoy.

The cost to join the Baslow Players is just £2 per family. If you are interested in joining the happy crew, please send an email to Zoe Wareham or call: 07812 440530.

Bel Canto

Bel Canto, founded in 2014 as the Baslow Belles, is a vibrant ladies’ choir led by Claire De la Haye.

The choir rehearses every Wednesday evening (during term time) at 8.15pm in Baslow St. Anne’s Church and perform at the church and venues around the Derbyshire Dales.

New members with a passion for singing are very welcome. For details about joining the choir or booking a performance, please contact:
Claire De la Haye on her mobile: 07515 287222 or contact Claire by email

Baslow Garden Society

Established in 1976, the society holds monthly meetings or visits of interest to those with a love of gardening.

They meet on the third Thursday of the month (except December) at the Village Hall in Baslow and warmly welcome new members from Baslow and further afield.

On their website you will be able to see their full programme for the year ahead.

For more information about the group please contact David Dalrymple-Smith on: 01629 582199 or via email.

Baslow Jubilee Orchard

The idea for a Community Orchard in Baslow arose from a Parish Council meeting in March 2012 and was enthusiastically supported by a group of volunteers from the village.

The intention was to create an attractive area for use by people of all ages from across the village and, at the same time, produce a lasting memorial of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

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Baslow Sports Field

The Baslow Sports Field is home to a number of active and growing sports clubs, including tennis, bowls, football and cricket.

The all-weather games area, together with the football and cricket pitches are available for hire, when there are no matches or pre-arranged bookings.

The pavilion, which looks onto the main pitches, offers 4 changing and shower rooms (over 2 floors), a kitchen and licensed bar facilities. The main club room can also be hired for a variety of events.

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Baslow Senior Citizens’ Club

The Baslow Senior Citizens’ Club caters for the over-60s and meets fortnightly at the Baslow Village Hall on Friday afternoons.

They have interesting speakers and there is a varied entertainment programme, and they always finish with a very good tea.

Subscriptions are a modest £12 per year.

For more information call: June Powell on 01246 583375 or by email.

Baslow Methodist Church

Baslow Methodist Church is part of the Peak Methodist Circuit, which comprises 18 churches and chapels in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

Baslow Methodist Church offers worship and pastoral care to its members and those who attend church regularly; they also welcome visitors to their services and events.

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Baslow History Group

The Baslow History Group is a friendly group of amateur historians, interested in the history of the local area, which offers a diverse programme of winter talks and summer outings.
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Baslow Village Hall

The village hall comprises a large main hall and a smaller comittee or meeting room, and is suitable for a wide range of events and occasions. It is available for private and commercial hire, and is used on a regular basis by local groups and societies.

Facilities include free wireless internet, a public address (PA) system, projector and screen, a trolley and a flip chart stand. There is also a separate large, fully-equipped fitted kitchen.

The capacity of the hall is 125 seated (theatre style) or 80 seated at tables; there are dedicated car parking spaces for village hall users and a large pay-and-display car park adjacent.

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Baslow St Anne’s School

Baslow St Anne’s School takes children from 4 to 11 years. Its committed and dedicated team of staff and governors work hard, with parents and children, to create an education for all that is safe, fun, exciting and enriching.

The school places great importance on developing enquiring, independent, active learners, who always want to find out more.

Within a broad and balanced curriculum, the school engages in a wide range of stimulating activities to boost intellectual, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. These include: PSHE; RE; Enterprise; History; Geography; Music; Art and DT; Drama; PE and Sport. English and Maths are taught daily, and link naturally with everything they do.

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St Anne’s Church Baslow

St Anne’s Church Baslow is “a vibrant worshipping community that is Good News for Baslow – a church that is praying, loving, growing and connecting.”

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