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The Guide 2nd – 8th December 2019
The magical fairytale that is ‘Cinderella’ comes to the Mansfield Palace Theatre for this years’ festive pantomime. Starring Melanie Walters from the sitcom Gavin & Stacey, Olivia Birchenough from Channel 5’s Milkshake as well as everyone’s favourite funny man Adam Moss. Performances are daily (except Christmas Day) through until 5th January 2020. Tickets can be booked by calling the box office on 01623 633133 or you can call into see them on Leeming Street in Mansfield. Alternatively you can book online by visiting their website at www.mansfieldpalace.co.uk where you will also find show times and ticket prices.
Mansfield’s Christmas Market
Mansfield’s Christmas Market has returned for another year. The market is open daily with 20 fantastic festive chalets along West Gate selling everything from Christmas gifts and ornaments to clothing, footwear and more. Plus there’s plenty of food stands in the food court area where you could try delicious crepes, Caribbean food or maybe just a delicious hot drink! Everything you could wish for all on one street! Why not pay Mansfield’s Christmas Market a visit today?? Brought to you by the Mansfield BID in partnership with the town centre businesses.
Tapas & Talk
On Tuesday 3rd December from 6pm – 8pm a new initiative is being launched by the team behind One Walk and One Conversation who have teamed up with the Capo Lounge in Mansfield. It’s called ‘Tapas & Talk’, the evening involves people coming together at the Capo Lounge with a lovely friendly bunch of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for a conversation plus food and drink if you wish. The group of friendly activists (as they are known) will be in the bar waiting to chat to you and your friends. They are from all kinds of backgrounds with all kinds of abilities and all they want with you is a conversation. All food and drinks have to be paid for on the night individually but everyone is welcome to go along and get talking! Please go along and show your support. The event will be repeated on the first Tuesday of each month going forward which means the next one after this will be on Tuesday 7th January 2020. For any further details or information please contact 07713 498708 or email email@example.com.
Free Meal For Homeless People & Those Wanting Company
Every Thursday from 12pm – 1.30pm there is a free 3 course meal provided by the Seventh Day Advent Church in Mansfield Woodhouse. The meal is mainly aimed at local homeless people but other local lonely residents can go along too. All that is asked is that you make a small donation if you can afford to. For any further details you can call Sue on 07584 411262 or pop into the church on High Street in Mansfield Woodhouse, just near the corner of Albert Street.
Sherwood Observatory Open Night
On Saturday 7th December from 6.45pm onwards the Sherwood Observatory are opening their doors to the public to allow them to view the beautiful night sky (weather permitting) through their various powerful telescopes and enable them to learn more about astronomy. There will be talks throughout the evening in their lecture room and a range of meteorites to view and hold will be on display too. Space themed merchandise will be on sale, refreshments and mince pies will also be available. Admission is £6 for adults and £2 for under 16’s, please note that under 16’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. No pre-booking is required and there’s plenty of free onsite parking. Why not pay them a visit? They are on Coxmoor Road in Sutton in Ashfield. For any further details just visit their website at www.sherwood-observatory.org.uk.
Children’s Bereavement Services Available Locally Now
Although it is a natural part of life the loss of someone close can be a distressing time, especially for children and young people. The Children’s Bereavement Centre offers support for bereavement and pre-bereavement to those affected by the terminal illness of a loved one. Their services are provided free of charge and are open to children and youngsters aged from 3-18 years old and their close family members. They can offer one to one support and counselling, face to face and telephone advice, group therapy sessions and lots more. You can self refer or be referred by other healthcare professionals / organisations. For further advice and information on the services available and details of how to get help please visit the Children’s Bereavement Centre website at
www.childrensbereavementcentre.co.uk or call 01636 551739.
On Saturday 7th December starting at 11am there is a Christmas Fair happening at The Hub on Foresters Close, Centenary Road off of Chesterfield Road South in Mansfield. There will be all kinds of festive fun including a cake stall, tombola, craft stall, raffle, guess the weight of the cake competition and lots more. Everyone is welcome to go along and there will be fun for all ages. The event has been organised by the Poppyfields Residents Social Group.
On Saturday 7th December from 12pm – 3pm there is a Christmas Fair taking place at the Methodist Church on Chesterfield Road South in Mansfield (half way between the Civic Centre and the Rufford Arms). There will be various stalls, Hot and cold refreshments and a visit by Santa too! Everyone is welcome to go along!
Christmas Coffee Morning
On Saturday 7th December from 10am – 12pm there is a Christmas Coffee Morning happening at the Bethel Methodist Church on Nottingham Road in Mansfield. There will be lots of Christmas beautiful lights and decorations, plenty of Christmas trees, festive refreshments, a variety of stalls and a raffle too. Everyone is welcome to go along and join in the festive fun.
Table Top Sale & Dementia Support Awareness Day
On Saturday 7th December from 9am – 5.30pm the Forget Me Not Dementia Support Group are holding a fundraising table top sale and awareness event at The Hive in The Four Seasons Shopping Centre in Mansfield. They will be there throughout the day fundraising to continue with their support and activities that they provide for local people living with dementia as well as their carers and families. You can go along to find out more about their monthly meetings, get togethers and days out. Just turn up on the day and the team of volunteers will answer any questions or concerns that you may have or you can simply pop in to show your support.
On Tuesday 10th December from 3pm – 5pm Queen Elizabeth’s School on Chesterfield Road South in Mansfield are holding their Christmas Fair. Everyone is invited to go along, there will be various stalls, crafts, a tombola, hot drinks & refreshments, a cake sale, candy floss, popcorn and lots more. Why not go along for some festive fun??
Shirebrook Academy Winter Wonderland & Christmas concert
On Wednesday 11th December from 5pm – 7pm Shirebrook Academy are holding their annual Winter Wonderland followed by their Christmas Concert from 7.30pm. The Winter Wonderland will feature various stalls, festive fun and activities for all ages, food and refreshments will be available plus you can see Santa in his grotto! The wonderland will be followed by their fabulous Christmas Concert featuring performances from Shirebrook Academy and Primary students. Shirebrook Academy is on Common Lane in Shirebrook. Everyone is welcome to go along!
Ashfield Floral Arts Club – Christmas Demonstration
On Thursday 12th December starting at 6.45pm it is the Ashfield Floral Arts Club Christmas demonstration. It is being held at the Hosiery Mills Sports & Social Club at The Fieldings just off of Huthwaite Road in Sutton in Ashfield (NG17 2TF). Paula Routledge from Floral Media is the demonstrator and her theme is ‘By The Fireside’. Her arrangements will be raffled off at the end of the evening. There will also be a tombola and festive refreshments. Everyone is welcome to go along, admission is £5 for members or £8 for visitors. For further details call Joy on 01623 454780.
On Saturday 14th December at 4pm there is a Christmas Concert happening at St Lawrence’s Church on Skerry Hill in Mansfield. The concert is being performed by the fabulous Forest Singers, admission is free to all. There will be a retiring collection and a raffle as well as light refreshments. It’s sure to be a great afternoon of entertainment. For further details call Audrey on 01623 408270.
Sutton Rambling Club – Why Not Join Them For A Christmas Ramble??
On Sunday 15th December the Sutton Rambling Club will be taking a festive walk around Cromford in Derbyshire. There is also an optional festive buffet as part of this walk. Booking for the buffet is essential and payment in advance is required. To book or to find out further details please either call David on 01623 758806 or Alan on 01773 710242 or visit their website at www.suttonramblingclub.com. As always there will be a coach available to take walkers to and from the walk, it picks up at The Staff of Life public house in Sutton in Ashfield at 9.15am followed by a pick up on Stockwell Gate in Mansfield at 9.30am. Everyone is welcome to go and join them.
Fundraising Christmas Fair
On Sunday 15th December from 12pm – 5pm there is a fundraising Christmas Fair happening at The Rufford on Chesterfield Road South in Mansfield. There will be lots of festive fun for everyone to enjoy including over 20 Christmas stalls with some great gift ideas and Santa will be in his grotto to greet all of the children and hand out presents too. All funds raised are being donated to the children’s ward at Kings Mill Hospital to support the children who sadly have to spend Christmas in hospital. Everyone is welcome to go along and admission is completely free of charge.
Food Donations Needed
The only hot meal some children get each day is their school dinner! You can now help change this and support local families. Due to this disturbing fact many local children will not get a hot meal over the school Christmas holidays so following the success of the ‘Schools Out’ summer campaign earlier this year they have now launched the same again but for the Christmas holidays. They are now looking for donations of non-perishable food items that can be given to local families to help them over the school holidays. You can drop donations off at St Peters Parish Church in Mansfield between 9.30am – 3.30pm Tuesday – Friday. If you would like any further details please call the lady who puts all of this together, it’s Janet and her number is 07595 474947.
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