Social Events in Derby, UK This Week

Let’s explore social events in Derby, UK happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Derby where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Derby

Social Climbing Session

Social Climbing Session

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Nottingham Climbing Centre

We are doing some social climbing a mix of bouldering and roped climbing.

Join the event on CityBuddy: [https://citybuddy.co.uk/event/iNYIrhWTnOHTWCfnnK](https://citybuddy.co.uk/event/iNYIrhWTnOHTWCfnnK) Where we can chat beforehand, and figure out what people want to do. CityBuddy is a new app to help people meet others in Nottingham.

Or join the newly created climbing group: [https://citybuddy(…)

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Bake, Don’t Fry – Astro & The Content Delivery API

Bake, Don't Fry - Astro & The Content Delivery API

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Clock Warehouse

The Content Delivery API has opened a world of possibilities for headless applications, including allowing us to embrace swift, scalable pre-rendered sites.

In this session, we’ll dive into the concept of ‘Bake, Don’t Fry’ and the world of static site generation, spotlighting Astro as a leading framework.

We’ll explore how you can get up and running with Astro – transforming Umbraco Data into a (…)

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Speed Dating in Derby – Ages 30-45

Speed Dating in Derby - Ages 30-45

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Belong

**Please note this is a paid event. Visit [Original Dating](https://www.originaldating.com/derby/) for more information and bookings, or you can book your ticket [here](https://www.originaldating.com/derby/speed-dating-in-derby-23-may-2024/8626/).**

Speed dating in Derby is a fun and easy way to meet new people whilst having an awesome and sociable night out.

Join this event and you’ll meet arou(…)

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Reiki – Energy Healing Share

Reiki - Energy Healing Share

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: DE15 0PQ

This meetup is for REIKI PRACTITIONERS OR ENERGY HEALING PRACTITIONERS that would like to meet to give and receive healing.

It will be mainly focused on Reiki but other forms of energy healing are welcome as long as you can give as well as receive.

We usually start with a short meditation and intention setting and then move into healing practice.

I have a couple of massage beds and some cushion(…)

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Quiz night at Great Northern pub

Quiz night at Great Northern pub

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: The Great Northern

Join us for the general knowledge quiz night at the Great Northern pub on Derby Road in Langley Mill. Arrive around 8pm to get a table and drink and have a chat before the quiz starts at 8.30pm. £1 per person to enter. Drink vouchers and cash prizes to be won! Also a free buffet of sandwiches and chips during an interval plus optional game of “sticky 13s”.(…)

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Burton Board Games Evening

Burton Board Games Evening

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Books and Banter

Hi Everyone,

A quick housekeeping note: to make your £1 per attendee payment please follow this link: [https://www.paypal.me/aligib/1](https://www.paypal.me/aligib/1)

When paying for multiple attendees in one go you can change the value of 1 at the end of the URL to the number of people that you’re paying for.

If you are sending payment intended for multiple dates through the above link please (…)

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The Entrepreneur’s Marketing Playbook: Leveraging Digital for Startup Success

The Entrepreneur’s Marketing Playbook: Leveraging Digital for Startup Success

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Dryden Enterprise Centre

Having a robust online presence isn’t just nice to have for startup success—it’s essential. Entrepreneurs must navigate the complex digital landscape and craft marketing strategies that turn interest into growth. Join us for an enlightening session at **”The Entrepreneur’s Marketing Playbook: How to Leverage Digital for Your Startup Success?”**
📅 **Date:** May 21st, 2024
🕔 **Time:** 17:00 – 19:0(…)

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Women in Tech 23rd May – Put the ‘U’ in User Experience

Women in Tech 23rd May - Put the 'U' in User Experience

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Scale Space Nottingham

## Women in Tech May 2024

Thursday 23rd May at 6:30pm
At [Scale Space](https://www.scalespace.co.uk/nottingham) in town (used to be Accelerate Places for OG WiT attendees)
We’re back! Join us in May for a special Women in Tech Nottingham revival meetup. We’re joined by an awesome speaker, plus we’ll have pizza and plenty of opportunities to chat.
New to WiT? Read about what to expect [here](https(…)

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AWS Gen AI with Matheus Guimaraes (AWS Senior Developer Advocate)

AWS Gen AI with Matheus Guimaraes (AWS Senior Developer Advocate)

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: BJSS

Main Speaker will be Matheus Guimaraes (AWS Senior Developer Advocate):
Join us on a quick tour of generative AI where we discover more about the origins and core concepts behind this revolutionary step in technology which is shaping our future . Learn more about Foundation Models, Vector Embeddings, the power of fine-tuning, RAG customizations, and more, to set yourself up for success in your gen(…)

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Lets See The Code (May)

Lets See The Code (May)

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Canalhouse

**”Connect. Collaborate. Code”.**

Join us for our **in-person** meetup in at The Canal House in Nottingham. The event will also be live **streamed online** Twitch, making it truly a hybrid online and in-person event to suit the modern software developer.

We’ll be looking at all sorts of interesting pieces of work, and continuing our work on the 3 collaborative projects that attendees can work on(…)

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Arcade Games and Social

Arcade Games and Social

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Penny Lane

Link to our chat: https://chat.whatsapp.com/EZxUwXIkgzd99kfeUcOcFa

A bar that has a range of games to choose from such as: Air Hockey, Table Football, Skee Ball, Basketball, Grabber Machines, our Super Chexx ice hockey machine or Nottingham’s very own ‘Donkey Derby’.

Games are token operated. £1.25 per token. You can pay be cash or card.

Sometimes I can’t get signal on my phone inside. If strug(…)

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Moorgreen/Brinsley – 4 mile circular

Moorgreen/Brinsley - 4 mile circular

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Colliers Wood Nature Reserve

We’ll park at Colliers Wood car park (plenty of roadside parking if the cark park is full) then cut through Moorgreen Industrial Estate into fields and farm tracks which will take us all the way over to Brinsley Headstocks nature reserve

We’ll follow the path through the nature reserve, then after a very short roadside section, we’ll get back into fields and tracks to take us back to the start po(…)

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Thursday pub meet-up – The Bell (new regular venue)

Thursday pub meet-up - The Bell (new regular venue)

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Bell Inn

Given the positive reviews, we’re moving the Thursday pub-meet ups to The Bell Inn (as we have for Tuesdays).

With some of our usual ground-floor areas restricted at the moment, we are currently meeting upstairs in the restaurant area. The stairs are on the right side as you go in – about half way along the corridor.

As always, we welcome all language levels – from beginners to native Italian sp(…)

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Austin Badminton Squad

Austin Badminton Squad

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Rykneld Sports Centre

If you are a badminton enthusiast who just wants to enjoy the game without the fuss, then this is the group for you!

The Badminton Squad offers an opportunity for like-minded players to practise or improve your badminton skills, socialise and have some fun together.

Players will be in a loosely structured format, mainly to ensure everyone has a chance to play with each other. Players do not have(…)

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Tapas Tuesday

Tapas Tuesday

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Centro Lounge

3 tapas and a glass of wine for £12.50 .. a good deal!

good food , good company and a great way to break up the week.(…)

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Critical Mass Cycle Ride

Critical Mass Cycle Ride

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Bell Inn

**Critical Mass Cycle Ride**
Critical Mass is a modest little group ride around the Inner circuit of Nottingham city centre. Starting from the paving in front of the BELL INN in Market Square, we do a circuit down Maid Marian Way, along the new Cycle superhighway of Canal St, and back up into the city, Hockley, Upper Parliament St and the Brian Clough statue, and back to Market Square
Convening at(…)

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Grace Dieu Evening WAMMble – 5 miles

Grace Dieu Evening WAMMble - 5 miles

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Thringstone

Distance: 5 miles

Terrain: Woodland paths

Join WAMM on a 5 mile evening WAMMble through Grace Dieu Woods and Cademan Woods. Heading first to the ruins of Grace Dieu Priory and under the Grace Dieu Viaduct.

We will start walking promptly at 6.30pm. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to locate us. The walk starts at the corner of Springfield and Heathfield in the village of Thringstone. Pa(…)

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Bouldering at Depot Nottingham

Bouldering at Depot Nottingham

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Depot Climbing Nottingham

A chill bouldering session.

We’ll meet at the Depot at 7:00pm, climb until 9:00pm, then go for a drink after.

* 🧗🏻 All skill levels welcome, including if it’s your first time. You can take things at your own pace and do as much as you feel like.
* 👟 Just wear something comfortable to move around in, you can rent climbing shoes there
* ☕️ Tea and snacks available
* 💰 View the [Depot Pricing p(…)

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Caminata por el cumpleaños de Carla, picnic y reunión en Bestwood Lodge

Caminata por el cumpleaños de Carla, picnic y reunión en Bestwood Lodge

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Bestwood Lodge

Por favor confirmar para que Carla pueda reservar mesas.
La caminata y el picnic no son obligatorios. Puedes venir solo a tomar una copa en el hermoso Bestwood Lodge victoriano. Los caminantes pretenden regresar entre las 6 y las 7 de la tarde. Con suerte, hará buen tiempo para poder sentarnos afuera en los jardines. Es posible aparcar cerca del hotel.
También estarán presentes miembros de los gru(…)

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Drinks at The Devonshire, Belper, DE56 1BA

Drinks at The Devonshire, Belper, DE56 1BA

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: George and Dragon

Join me for Saturday night drinks & chat.

Postcode is coming up as George & Dragon, please ignore that we’re heading to The Devonshire.

See you there 😊(…)

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Philosophy at the Playwright.

Philosophy at the Playwright.

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: The Playwright

Let’s get together , on…. Saturday the 25th May 2024.

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**If you can no-longer attend, then please remove yourself from the attendees list. Helps the venue plan accordingly.**
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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Derby, you can try out Derbytourism.com.au, Inderby.org.uk, or Lovederby.com.

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