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Whitwell Forward is a non-profit-making group of volunteers whose aim is to make life here in one of north east Derbyshire's best villages even better.

We love to promote and support community activity in our village. We want to involve everyone; to look at all aspects of village life; to facilitate community events and to enhance communication and co-operation between village groups.

Our music and theatre events have a growing reputation throughout the county and beyond, and through these we have raised thousands of pounds to support local groups in the area.

Please visit and like our Facebook page to get regular updates on what we are doing.

Whitwell Forward Community Group was established in 2009 by a group of local residents who felt it important that the community had a voice and the opportunity to improve the quality of village life.

To this end the members aim to represent the community in consultation with the council and other bodies, to organise quality activities and events that the whole community can be proud of and to access funding which can help bring community projects to life.

Mainly, we have concentrated on the provision of high quality music, theatre, comedy and film, including the annual Whitwell Festival of Music. As this fantastic, charitable event nears its ninth year and proves more and more popular, we have provided it with its very own website so everyone can keep up to date and thousands of pounds have been donated to local good causes from the proceeds. We promote professional theatre and music through our Live and Local programme, regular gigs by top bands of proven quality and we were instrumental in the provision of state of the art cinema and graphic equipment to Whitwell Centre, where regular film nights have been enjoyed by youngsters and adults alike since 2011.

A bit about Whitwell Forward...

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