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West Notts Adult Information and Guidance Open Event
Tuesday 28th November 4:30-6:30 – At the Derby Road Campus - Join them and embark on a fulfilling educational journey that empowers you to achieve your career aspirations. Book now to secure your spot!
It’s PANTO TIME at the Mansfield Palace Theatre
The Beauty and the Beast pantomime is now on and runs until Sunday 31 December 2023 at varying times. To book seats please visit website mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre/ or call the box office 463133.
The Jigsaw Support Scheme Recycle Café will now be held on the last Thursday of the month going forward. There is up-cycling, repairs, a jumble sale, tea bar and refreshments too. You can also get advice and talk to like minded people whilst you are there. It is now being held at 12 Blythe Close, off Westfield Lane NG19 6NP. The next one is on Thursday 30th November running from 10am – 12pm. For any further information please call Alison on 01623 232800
Mansfield Gig for local legend John Gill
'From Glastonbury to Blackpool Opera House to gigs with Jools Holland,the Clash and many more - he's done it all! ' John will be doing a rare gig in his home town on Thursday Nov 30th at the GARRISON on Leeming Street. His latest album 'STORIES LIKE MINE' is out now on Bandcamp, Spotify and all the other streaming sites.
Mansfield Woodhouse Christmas Lights Switch On
On Friday 1st December, Mansfield Woodhouse have their Christmas Lights Switch-On, with live entertainment, fairground rides, food, refreshments. From 4pm to 8pm
Team Oar Blimey – helping people live with dementia
Two local guys George Nelson and Russell Davis are rowing from Portugal on the 1st of December across the Atlantic to Sint Maarten in the Caribbean. A journey that will take around 90 days to complete. They hope to raise a quarter of a million pounds to help their chosen charities - Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure and Help at Hand in Mansfield. They are looking for donations and sponsorship. Head to oarblimey.co.uk.to find out more.
Mansfield Museum Christmas Market
Taking place on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd December, the Museum will be hosting its annual Christmas Market with local crafts, gifts and festive goodies.
Xmas Fair & Family Fun Day
At the Salvation Army Centre and charity shop on Victoria Street Mansfield. Saturday 2nd December from 10am til 1pm. There will be a bouncy castle, raffle, family games, tea, coffee and refreshments will be available plus all kinds of festive fun. The charity shop will be open for sales and to receive donations. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
Christmas Tree Festival
Taking place at St Michael’s Church in Pleasley open from 12noon til 3pm from Saturday 2nd of December to Tuesday 5th December. They’ll be hot drinks, mince pies and biscuits and a visit from Santa on the 2nd and crafts for all. On Friday 1st Dec from 7:30pm there is a Carol Concert featuring Pleasley Colliery Welfare Band. All the events are free.
Saturday 2nd December, Saint John’s with Saint Mary’s Christmas fair at Saint John’s Church Centre, Saint John street. 10 – 2 pm. Various stalls, for more information Please contact the church office on 01623 642338Or
Taking place at St Wilfrid's church hall in Kirkby on Saturday the 2nd of December from 10am till 2pm. On the day there will be Cake stalls, Raffles and Tombolas, home made jams, Chutneys and Honey, and Christmas gift stalls. Tea coffee and Bacon Butties and of course excellent company
Taking place at St Lawrence Church Hall, 152 Sandy Lane, Mansfield on Saturday 2nd December. £1 entry including a drink. A variety of stalls and entertainment featuring the Shirebrook Miners Welfare Brass Band. Meet Santa and receive a present for only £2.50. For more details contact the Parish Office on 01623 677846
Chapterhouse Theatre Company present A Christmas Carol
Christmas is fast approaching and Chapterhouse are returning to Southwell with their beloved production of A Christmas Carol. It’s taking place at the Minister on on the 2nd December at 7.30pm. For more information and tickets head to chapterhouse.org
Pie and Pea Supper and Quiz Night
The Nag's Head in Pleasley is hosting the event with prizes on Saturday 2nd December at 7pm to raise funds for the Pleasley Flood Appeal.
Taking place at the Landmark, Chesterfield Road North, Pleasley on Sunday 3rd December. Visit Santa - every child receives a free gift. Visit the Christmas stalls and also there will be REAL REINDEERS! The festive event runs from 11am t0 3pm.
Pleasley CollIery Welfare Band Up Coming Concerts
They have a concert on Friday 8th December at St Peters Church Mansfield supporting the NSPCC - starting at 7.30 pm and their own local concert in Pleasley at St Barnabos Church Bagshaw Street on Tuesday 19th December starting at 7.30 pm (tickets £6.00) includes mince pie and a sherry.
The Mansfield Hospitals Theatre Troupe Presents The Adventures Of Robin Hood from 27th Jan to 3rd Feb 2024 at the Mansfield Palace Theatre. Creating magical pantomimes and helping raise over £150,000 for local charities for over 40 years. To keep up to date with ticket information and the latest news find the Mansfield Hospitals Theatre Group on facebook.
WEST NOTTS COLLEGE EVENTS
Construction and Building Services Open Event -Thursday 7th December 5:30-7: Engineering Innovation Centre NG17 5FA - Come and see why our facilities are the best in the region for qualifications in construction and building services courses and explore our purpose-built campus.
Engineering, Fabrication and Welding, and Motor Vehicle Open Event - Thursday 7th December 5:30-7:30pm Construction Centre NG17 7RB - A specialist event showcasing the opportunities available in engineering, fabrication and welding and motor vehicle.
A Level Open Event - Wednesday 24th January 2024 5:30-7:30pm Chesterfield Road Campus - Join us and take the first step towards a successful and fulfilling educational experience. Don't miss this chance to explore your options and shape your future with confidence!
British Heart Foundation Appeal
The British Heart Foundation in the Idlewells Shopping Centre in Sutton is in desperate need of all your pre loved items. Clothing, homewares and soft furnishings. Ladies and mens wear, shoes, books , handbags, toys, games, ornaments, pots and pans. You can drop your items in to the store or you can phone the shop for a free collection. Their number is 01623 556851.
Ashfield & Mansfield Friendship Group
The group is for those with life limiting conditions, carers and the recently bereaved. It takes place on Tuesdays 10am til 12pm at Healdswood Community Centre in Sutton. Entrance is a £1 donation. For more info call Kelly on 07784359419
Singing for the Brain Dates - November
Ellie is working with the Alzheimer’s Society to provide these fabulous sing along sessions aimed at anyone living with all aspects of dementia including the person themselves, their loved ones , friends, carers & for the more socially isolated people with the community. Anyone with dementia will need to be accompanied by a carer, friend or relative – admission is £4 For any further details call Ellie on 07813 148373 or email her at email@example.com.
Pinxton Village Hall every other Monday, 20th November 1.15 - 2.45
The Baptist Church in Sutton every 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month 16th November, 10.30 – 12
Junction 28 Church South Normanton every other Tuesday of every month 14th November Christmas Arts & Crafts, 28th. November – Singing For The Brain 11 – 12.30 The South Normanton Group is Singing For the Brain & an Arts & Craft group, see facebook or contact Ellie directly for more details.
Millside Radio Looks For New Volunteers
Your local hospital radio station are looking for people to join their team. The station is located at Kings Mill Hospital and if you’d like to try your hand at radio it’s a great place to do it. For more details phone 01623 737737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find out more about them by heading to their website millsideradio.co.uk
Charity Shop – Bargains For All
Jack Of All Hearts Brain Cancer fundraising shop at 10 Handley Arcade in Mansfield has lots of stock on offer from ladies and mens clothes, to Nemesis Now goods and bric-a-brac. They are open 10am - 3pm Monday – Saturday apart from Wednesdays when they close at 1pm. All profits go to helping people with brain cancer.
Tea and Crumpets Tuesdays
There is a tea and crumpets event every Tuesday morning 10am until 12pm £1.00 Everyone welcome at Stacey Road Community Centre. NG19 7JJ. Also they have Christmas Market on the 25th of November 11am – 4pm
New Exhibition at the Harley Gallery in Welbeck.
John Burningham’s Bedtime Stories is a chance for families to snuggle up this Autumn, with an exhibition showing the work of the celebrated children’s author and illustrator.
This name may be familiar from childhood classics like Borka: The Adventures of a Goose With No Feathers, Avocado Baby and as the illustrator of Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Original sketches, tufted rugs, hand-made models and more will reveal John Burningham’s creative journey. The exhibition is on show at the Harley Foundation’s contemporary art space, until the 7 January. The gallery is open 6 days a week and is free to enter.
2020 Vision Weekly Events
2020 Vision hold senior groups every Tuesday and Thursday 1pm until 4pm at The Olde School House, Diamond Avenue in Kirkby in Ashfield. If you are feeling isolated pop down go and join the friendly group. If you want more details call 0800 292 2888 and press option 2.
Rock On Rollers at Clipstone Welfare
A new event to Clipstone Welfare, twice monthly, falling on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month,
7-10.30pm. A social gathering for all you Rock on Rollers. £3 cash to pay on the door
Sutton Rambling Club
Find out more about their upcoming walks on their website at suttonramblingclub.com or call Alan on 07973 378962.
Little Glow Sensory Room
Little Glow is a sensory room for you to enjoy with your little one. (From birth to pre walking). They lovingly set up the room before you arrive to bring the magic to you, either at Hucknall or Sutton In Ashfield! Stimulate your baby's senses with equipment that will develop their sight, hearing, smell and touch. We have a wide variety of colour changing sensory toys in a darkened room and with our lavender essential oil diffuser and relaxing music, it’s something a little bit different for you to spend quality time bonding with your little one. It’s a one hour parent led, non-structured session, you don’t have to perform, just come to relax, chat or explore. We set the room up for you to do whatever feels right for you and your little one. Look forward to seeing you at a session soon! Sessions are every Thursday. For more details head to facebook.com/littleglowashfield
Nottinghamshire Mining Museum
Their new Banners and Bands Exhibition is now open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10am – 2pm. The museum which is free to the public and focuses on our areas mining heritage is based at Mansfield Train Station on Station Road. Find out more about the museum on their website nottsminingmuseum.org.uk
If you want to get a little fitter in 2023 then why not join a local Parkrun? Just visit parkrun.org.uk to register. Some of the local runs take place at the Manor Recreation Ground in Mansfield Woodhouse, Brierley Forest Park in Huthwaite, Clumber Park and Sherwood Pines Forest Park
The Cara McDonald Foundation offers one to one support and an online support group for parents whose child/children have died. The group is every Monday except Bank Holidays 8pm - 9pm on TEAMS, people can email me for the link email@example.com or call Sue on 07903409138.
Local stargazers are reminded that the observatory has regular opening evenings. For more details head to sherwood-observatory.org.uk/
Donations Needed For Local Charity Shop
The PDS charity shop on Low Street in Sutton in Ashfield are desperately looking for donations to help them support sick and injured animals throughout our area. They are looking for everything from women’s to men’s clothing, to handbags, books and bric-a-brac. For any further detail contact Julie or Denise on 01623 554244. Every donation will make a world of difference to a sick or injured animal.
Local Monthly Writing Club
Do you love books and think you could write one yourself? A great place to get help and support is at the local writing club. The sessions, that also sometimes include guest speakers, are open to all adults and take place on the second Tuesday of each month; the next session is on the 12th December. It takes place at the Ladybrook Community Centre on Ladybrook Lane in Mansfield from 7pm – 8.30pm and costs £5 per session. For more details and to book your place email Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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