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Expansions Unlimited

Singer, Poet and Storyteller, Christine Michael, is taking bookings for December 2011 and all of 2012 for performances or workshops of either poems, songs or stories or a mixture of all three for your events. Fees can be negotiable for tight budgets.

For the type of programmes that Christine runs please go to:- http://www.contactanauthor.co.uk/authorpage.php?id=313

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Free Walks Around and Talks About Historic Laxton

Laxton in north Notts, is unique in being the last remaining three field strip farming system in the country which is still working in the same way as in Mediaeval times and managed by it’s Court Leet and Jury system. The Court Leet is the last manorial court in the country to retain the powers to determine legal proceedings and levy fines. The farmers, who are tenants of the Crown Estate grow their crops in the open fields in the traditional rotation used before chemicals became available to reduce weeds and pests.

Laxton is recorded as a place of importance in the Domesday Book; was once the centre for the Forest Courts, being visited by King John, and has the best preserved motte and bailey castle in the county.

Guided walks are available to private parties and organised groups by arrangement. The guide, Stuart Rose, is Laxton born and farms one of the fourteen small farms with strips in each of the open fields. He is also a member of the Court and Jury, holding the ancient office of Clerk to the Gaits and Commons.

Walks can be of any duration and can be tailored to the interests and abilities of the group. For enthusiastic and able walkers who are happy to go off road, walks can last several hours and cover around 6 miles. For the less energetic, but still happy to walk off road, a visit to the castle, a tour of the village, a talk and a visit to the Visitor Centre to see the introductory film takes around two hours. For those with limited ability to walk arrangements can be made for a driven tour if booked in advance so that mixed walking abilities can share parts of the visit and each see what they can manage to enjoy. Catering can be provided if booked with the visit.

Many groups book a talk about Laxton at their own premises first and follow up with a walk. There is no charge for walks and talks incur only travel expenses. Farming takes precedence between June and September, so if you are interested, please consider a date between October and May. Further details are available on www.laxtonnotts.org.uk or telephone 07939 228353.

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Poppy Folk Club

The club meets once a month, usually on the third Sunday of the month. We want to encourage more local people to come along and have a go, so if you think you might have a song or two in you, or if you play an instrument, please come along to one of our regular singaround / session nights. Please see our web site www.poppyfolkclub.co.uk for details of our concerts and singaround sessions.

Just a reminder about our singaround / session night on 19th June. That's this Sunday coming. It would be great to see lots of you there. We'll make sure everyone who wants to will get a chance to sing or play, but you're also more than welcome if you just want to come along and listen.

We have also decided that it is too long to wait until October for our next concert night, so we have booked the fantastic Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer for our following meeting on Sunday 17th July. Jonny is an award winning guitarist, accordionist and fine singer and writer of songs in the traditional style. Vicki is a renowned player of the Scottish smallpipes, and also plays the Swedish nyckelharpa (you've got to come along just to find out what that is). She also plays flute and is a lovely singer too.

Both nights start at 7:30pm, in the upstairs room at The Poppy and Pint pub on Pierrepont Road in Lady Bay. Tickets for the concert night are £7.50 and will be available at the singaround on Sunday, or directly from Dave or from Julie and I. See the website or call on 01509 9812861 (Julie and Phil) or 07790 943893 (Dave mobile) for more details.

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East Leake Bead Group

Meets as a social group with a special interest in working with beads. Members work on their own bead projects but also learn new techniques and designs from each other. Guests and teachers also occasionally visit the group.

Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided.
Meetings are held every Monday from 1.00pm – 3.00pm (check on Summer holidays) at the Methodist Church on Main Street.

A small charge is made to cover the cost of the hire of the hall etc.

For more information, please contact Brenda on 01509 853585 or
Pam on 01509 820460.

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East Leake Banner Group

The group makes banners for the local churches in the East Leake area and is attended by both church-goers and non church-goers.

The group welcomes members of all ages, although it is mainly ladies in their 50s to 70s who attend. Membership is free.

Meetings are held twice a month on alternate Tuesdays from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at the  Catholic Parish Room.

For more information, please ring.

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Lace Classes

Lace Classes are held on a Monday from 1.00 to 3.00 pm at the New Street Leisure Centre. The cost is 80p and anyone with an interest in learning can attend.  The group is a 'self-help' group but tuition is available to anyone who is in need.

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Lady Bay

A website for people living in West Bridgford and surrounding areas providing information on topics such as:

  • Art
  • Crime
  • Drama
  • Events
  • Tradespeople
  • Local groups and classes
  • Music
  • News and more
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Trent Discovery Award Group /The Discovery Award

The Award is open to anyone over 50 years of age, regardless of status, state of health and level of ability. It is non-competitive, flexible and achievable.

The challenge is to discover new strengths and hidden talents; new interests or new life in old ones; new and interesting people; the satisfaction of helping others and the joy of unexpected achievement.

Activities :

1)  Service in the community
2)  Hobby or interest
3)  Recreational pursuit
4)  Journey of discovery

For more information please write to the address below or contact
Valerie Lampard via e-mail on valerie.lampard@hotmail.co.uk

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Mantle Arts

Mantle Arts is a participatory community arts organisation based in Coalville, Leicestershire. The nature of our non profit making organisation is to create community arts projects, festivals and mange public Art commissions.

We are currently managing an arts commission for East Midlands Airport and are looking for groups local to the area to take part. The project will consist of Mantle and an independent artist conducting workshops were participants will create Mosaic panels which will later be installed as a sculpture at the airport.

All workshops will be conducted free of charge and based at your regular meeting place. Project work is due to commence spring 2011. We would like to invite your group to take part in this project. This is a great opportunity to learn skills, have fun, do something different and be part of a lasting community project.

If you think you would like to take part, please contact me on 01530830811 or reply to this email. You can find out more about Mantle arts, at www.mantlearts.org.uk.

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Men in Sheds

This is an exciting and innovative new project.

The project is based on the hugely successful Australian Mensheds scheme. The project will bring local older men together in a workshop setting to undertake a variety of woodworking and DIY activities. The men will have the opportunity to put their skills to good use, share their knowledge, learn new skills and generally put the world to rights over a cup of tea.

Initial activities will include making bird tables and restoring furniture which will then be sold through our Mansfield shop to support the work of Age Concern locally. In this way the men will also be supporting their local community.

The project is aimed at men aged 60 plus and will be based in a purpose built workshop in Blidworth.

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Radcliffe on Trent Male Voice Choir

Radcliffe on Trent Male Voice Choir is a charity whose objectives are the study and practice of choral music. We give public performances to increase public knowledge and appreciation or choral music and to support charitable institutions and purposes.

The group meets every Thursday evening (except in August) from 7.15pm to 9.30pm at the Methodist Church, Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent.

For more information, please contact the Hon Secretary Dr A Barlow

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Radford Care Group

We don't stop playing because we grow old ? we grow old because we stop playing!

Radford Care Group is a purpose built centre and registered charity that offers daytime activities for older people in Nottingham, with extended facilities for the more frail elderly, to support older people and help them to remain independent and in their own homes. Transport is available for those in the NG7/NG8 area.

We are open 5 days per week and organise activities such as arts and crafts, movement to music, quizzes, outings and getting together with others from the local area. We also offer services such as refreshments, a hot lunch, our own on-site hair salon, a small shop, regular visits from a local chiropodist, an aromatherapy massage service 3 days per week, bathing facilities and internet training.

The day care we provide is for those who are more frail and may have dementia, Alzheimer's or need help through a physical disability. This service is open 4 days per week, Tuesday to Friday, and offers all the services listed above and is also a valuable source of respite to carers. We accept referrals through adult services (formally social services), or privately. This service is run by professional carers.

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Sareen Arts

Sue Sareen is a professional artist who runs watercolour painting classes, workshops and painting holidays for anyone interested in learning or improving skills in watercolour painting.

The group is affiliated to the Society of Amateur Artists and meets for classes on a weekly basis in West Bridgford.

If you are interested in joining the group then please contact Sue on 0115 9141145.

Please be aware that Sue does charge an hourly rate for these classes and tuition.

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Bingham Choral Society

The Bingham and District Choral Society was formed in 1972 from a choral class at Toot Hill School, Bingham, Notts., U.K. The original membership of forty has now increased to around 100, with its membership coming from a wide area of South Nottinghamshire, north Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

Under the direction of Neville Ward, musical director from its inception, the society has taken part in many major concerts with orchestras such as the Orchestra of St John?s, Smith Square, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English Sinfonia and East of England Orchestra. The choir has performed by invitation with the Halle Orchestra under James Loughran at Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall and with the Cory Band for its centenary concert in St David's Hall, Cardiff, which was recorded for radio and television by BBC Wales.

TRY IT OUT: If you think you?d like to sing with us but you're not sure, come along to rehearsals between 7.15pm and 9.30pm on WEDNESDAYS during school term time, at CARNARVON PRIMARY SCHOOL. Sing with us for a couple of weeks then make up your mind whether you want to join. We start our next rehearsals on 2nd September 2009 and will be preparing for a performance of John Rutter's Requiem and Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man.

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Arts and Crafts - Jacksdale

This is a social Arts and Crafts Group where people get together and enjoy being creative.

The Group sessions are held at Jacksdale Community Centre on a Wednesday morning from 10.00am until 12 noon. There isn't a tutor, people just pay £1.50 per morning towards the room hire and refreshments.

Anyone interested is welcome - either call Susan Upchurch for further information or just turn up on the morning.

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Bassetlaw Astronomical Society

Fortnightly Wednesday 8pm-10pm.

Membership £12 pa, £6 pa for the usual concessions

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Bassetlaw Dukeries Decorative and Fine Arts Society

The promotion of the appreciation, employment and care of the arts both for its own members and members of the public.  Periodic visits to locations associated with historic artefacts and buildings.

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Nottinghamshire Community Cinema

Nottinghamshire Community Cinema uses portable cinema equipment to show films in areas where a cinema might not otherwise be available.

The scheme offers the opportunity for local venues to turn themselves into temporary cinemas so that communities across the county can enjoy films old and new at a friendly nearby venue.

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Dunham Millennium Village Hall - Art Class

Thursday 10am-12pm

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Gringley on the Hill Village Hall - Antiques Class

Wednesday 1.30pm-3.30pm

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