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The Guide 9th - 15th December 2019


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.  


It’s Panto Time With The Fantastic Fairytale Of Cinderella!

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 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.


Christmas Fair

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. 


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.


Christmas Concert

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.


Sherwood Forest Brass Annual Christmas Concert – “A Brass Christmas”

On Sunday 15th December from 7pm – 9pm there is a Christmas concert happening at Clipstone Social Club on Mansfield Road in Clipstone. Sherwood Forest Brass are proud to present “A Brass Christmas”. It’s an evening of family festive fun with live music performed by the brass band along with the Acorns, there with be the opportunity for you to join in with some festive favourites too. There will also be a raffle, a Christmas quiz, a very special visit from Santa plus lots more. Admission is £5 per person, under 16’s are admitted for free but must be accompanied by a paying responsible adult. Everyone is welcome to go along and join in the fun.


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 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.   


Dementia Support Group

On Monday 16th December from 1.30pm – 3.30pm the Forget Me Not Dementia Support Group are holding one of their monthly meetings. The meeting is open to everyone who suffers with memory problems such as dementia as well as their family, friends and carers. This meeting is held on the 3rd Monday of each month at the Trinity Centre Point on Diamond Avenue in Kirkby in Ashfield. At the meeting you’ll find support, friendship and the chance to talk to others experiencing the same thing as you. There will only be one more meeting in 2019 following this one which will be held on 16th December. Everyone is invited to go along, whether it’s for the full 2 hours or just 10 minutes, simply call in. As well as the monthly meetings the group also organise day trips which could be of interest to you, why not go along to find out more?  


Volunteers Needed

The Children’s Bereavement Centre is looking for volunteers across our area. They are looking for volunteer bereavement support workers to offer one to one support, counselling and group activities in welcoming and safe venues throughout Nottinghamshire. The minimum age for applicants is 21. They are looking for people from various backgrounds with experience in social work, social care, healthcare or teaching. You must have knowledge of safeguarding children and young people. All they need is a few hours per week of your time to help many youngsters and families dealing with bereavement. You can apply or find out further details now by emailing or simply visit their website at  Your time could make all the difference.


Mansfield 103.2’s Christmas Carol Service

On Tuesday 17th December starting at 6.30pm Mansfield 103.2 and Mansfield District Council will be holding a joint carol service at St Peters Church in Mansfield. It promises to be a modern carol service with a few traditional features still in there too. There will be a gospel choir, various solo singers and two different children’s choirs. Everyone is invited to come along and join us for the return of our beautiful carol service. The service will also be broadcast live on Mansfield 103.2FM and on our streaming services so no matter where your family are in the world, they can also join you. Following the service there will be festive refreshments and entertainment in the church. A family friendly night not to be missed! Why not come along and say hello to the team?? 


Boxing Day Brunch – Open To All

On Boxing Day, Thursday 26th December, from 11am – 2pm there is a Boxing Day Brunch being held at the Queen Elizabeth’s Academy on Chesterfield Road South in Mansfield. Everyone is invited to go along and join in the celebrations with free food, great company and festive entertainment. Plus there’s a free gift for all the children. There’s no need to book, all you do is turn up on the day and enjoy yourself. What more could you ask for?? A Boxing Day treat for all!


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