Winding Wheel 30th Anniversary Celebrations

The year 2017 marks 30 years since the birth of the Winding Wheel as the highly successful and popular multi-purpose venue we know today. Join us in celebration from Mon 15 – Fri 26 May, with a series of events including a specially commissioned exhibition, guided tours, films and concerts.

Come along to our brand new, specially commissioned exhibition which traces the history and development of the Winding Wheel building, which was originally built as the Picture House cinema in 1923 and later became the Odeon in 1938. In the 1960s the Odeon was acquired by Rank Organisation, the Ballroom was painted red and became a nightclub. The building closed as a cinema in 1981. Apart from the nightclub in the Ballroom and café area, the building lay unused for 5 years, but in 1987, Chesterfield Borough Council purchased and completely refurbished the building, taking away the fixed seating and constructing a dance floor above the stalls whilst keeping the internal décor intact. The building reopened in 1987 as the Winding Wheel Exhibition, Entertainment and Conference Centre. In 2000 the Winding Wheel was made a Grade II Listed Building.

The History & Development of the Winding Wheel:
A Specially Commissioned New Exhibition
Mon 15 - Fri 26 May
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Film: Grease (PG)
Monday 15 May 2017, 7.30pm
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Film: Mamma Mia! The Movie (PG)
Tuesday 16 May 2017, 7.30pm
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Film: The Sound of Music (U)
Wednesday 17 May 2017, 7.30pm
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Film: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (15)
Thursday 18 May 2017, 7.30pm
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Blake: Songs from Stage & Screen
Friday 19 May 2017, 7.30pm
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Winding Wheel Guided Tours
Free guided tours running at dedicated dates and times between Tue 16 and Fri 26 May. 
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Ashby Little Big Band Birthday Celebration
Saturday 20 May 2017, 8pm
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The Magic of Motown
Saturday 20 May 2017, 7.30pm
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The Northern Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 21 May 2017, 7.30pm
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Buddy Holly & The Cricketers
Tuesday 23 May 2017, 7.30pm
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Spotlight Comedy Club May
Thursday 25 May 2017, 8pm
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Winding Wheel 30th Anniversary Celebrations

The year 2017 marks 30 years since the birth of the Winding Wheel as the highly successful and popular multi-purpose venue we know today. Join us in celebration from Mon 15 – Fri 26 May, with a series of events including a specially commissioned exhibition, guided tours, films and concerts.

Come along to our brand new, specially commissioned exhibition which traces the history and development of the Winding Wheel building, which was originally built as the Picture House cinema in 1923 and later became the Odeon in 1938. In the 1960s the Odeon was acquired by Rank Organisation, the Ballroom was painted red and became a nightclub. The building closed as a cinema in 1981. Apart from the nightclub in the Ballroom and café area, the building lay unused for 5 years, but in 1987, Chesterfield Borough Council purchased and completely refurbished the building, taking away the fixed seating and constructing a dance floor above the stalls whilst keeping the internal décor intact. The building reopened in 1987 as the Winding Wheel Exhibition, Entertainment and Conference Centre. In 2000 the Winding Wheel was made a Grade II Listed Building.

The History & Development of the Winding Wheel:
A Specially Commissioned New Exhibition
Mon 15 - Fri 26 May
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Film: Grease (PG)
Monday 15 May 2017, 7.30pm
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Film: Mamma Mia! The Movie (PG)
Tuesday 16 May 2017, 7.30pm
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Film: The Sound of Music (U)
Wednesday 17 May 2017, 7.30pm
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Film: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (15)
Thursday 18 May 2017, 7.30pm
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Blake: Songs from Stage & Screen
Friday 19 May 2017, 7.30pm
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Winding Wheel Guided Tours
Free guided tours running at dedicated dates and times between Tue 16 and Fri 26 May. 
Buy Tickets Button

 
Ashby Little Big Band Birthday Celebration
Saturday 20 May 2017, 8pm
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The Magic of Motown
Saturday 20 May 2017, 7.30pm
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The Northern Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 21 May 2017, 7.30pm
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Buddy Holly & The Cricketers
Tuesday 23 May 2017, 7.30pm
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Spotlight Comedy Club May
Thursday 25 May 2017, 8pm
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